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Jose Carlos Wahle

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Veirano Advogados

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Labor & Employment, Dispute Resolution, Product Liability and White-Collar Crimes




José Carlos Wahle is the national Practice Group Leader for the Firm’s Labor Group. His practice also includes Commercial Litigation. He brings significant industry knowledge to his clients in the pharmaceutical, medical technologies, technology of software, and consumer products and services industries.

In the field of labor law, Mr. Wahle routinely advises clients on a myriad of human resources issues and the challenges associated with the employment of staff.  He provides clients creative and business-oriented solutions, identifying potential risks and advantages.  Mr. Wahle also handles litigation for clients and counsels them on compensation and benefits policies, terminations, employee relocation and transfer, and special employment conditions.  He is also adept at handling confidentiality and non-compete issues, electronic and e-mail controversies, and internal investigations.

Clients welcome Mr. Wahle’s unparalleled commitment to involve them in the decision-making process, enabling them to implement policies and practices that are consistent with their business goals.  He has been recognized by his peers for his deep industry knowledge, subject matter expertise and unparallel professionalism, and is repeatedly ranked by Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal.

Mr. Wahle’s consumer litigation and consulting clients value his deep experience in handling statutory liability cases, negotiation and termination of contracts, specializing in software licensing and agency and distribution contracts.  Mr. Wahle regularly advises top international consumer products, manufacturing and retail companies on issues surrounding product recalls, prevention of and solutions related to unfair competition practices.  He has represented software, pharmaceutical and medical companies in some of Brazil’s most high profile product liability cases.   Committed to mentoring and the growth of entrepreneurship in Brazil, Mr. Wahle is a mentor and member of Instituto Empreender Endeavor Brasil, a non-profit organization that fosters new national ventures in Brazil.  He actively provides guidance to start-up businesses and their shareholders.  Mr. Wahle is also an active member of Ius Laboris, representing Veirano Advogados in this international alliance of leading Human Resources law practitioners.  He is a frequent speaker at Ius Laboris client conferences.


Portuguese, English and French


British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil (BRITCHAM)
Ius Laboris
World Services Group (WSG)


LL.B, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), 1990


Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)

Within: Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)

Providing a 'world-class service', Veirano Advogados 'offers a high-performance team capable of handling any kind of complex dispute'. The litigation and arbitration lawyers are 'talented, knowledgeable, and take a very common sense approach'. Luiz Guilherme Migliora is 'one of the brightest commercial legal minds in the market'. Jose Carlos Wahle and Renata Cristina Rabelo Gomes are highlighted for their 'deep knowledge in commercial and civil litigation' and 'strategic thinking'. Lívia Miné specialises in tort, product liability and environmental litigation, and Priscila Sansone has vast knowledge of consumer litigation.

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Labour and employment

Within: Leading individuals

José Carlos Wahle - Veirano Advogados

Within: Labour and employment

The sizeable, standalone labour practice at Veirano Advogados maintains a focus on high-level disputes. Areas of strength include dismissals, compensation plans and class actions, and the team counts Philip Morris, Microsoft and Merck among its clients. LATAM is another of its household name clients; in recent work,  Luiz Antonio dos Santos Junior represented the company in a class action involving harassment and discrimination claims. Flåvia Azevedo is well versed in labour law issues in the oil-and-gas sector and Jose Carlos Wahle has broad experience in employment litigation and internal investigations. Luiz Guilherme Migliora is another active member of the team.

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