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A long-established S?o Paulo-based boutique law firm, Granadeiro Guimar?es Advogados is highly specialized and exclusively dedicated to the study, interpretation and application of law in labor and employment relations.

The firm

Granadeiro Guimar?es Advogados is a law firm which dates back to the 19th century and whose history has been associated, since the beginning, with the Granadeiro Guimar?es family tradition of involvement in advocacy, which today amounts to five consecutive generations dedicated to law. The firm occupies a position of great prestige in the Brazilian market, with commentators widely respecting its competent, efficient and ethical approach.

Representing corporate entities since Brazil's labor code was first drafted, the team - approximately 30 attorneys - covers all labor-related matters and draws on the extensive experience of both advisory work and litigation. Advisory services include consulting, auditing, compliance with employment contracts, and following up government inspections and administrative proceedings. The litigation practice covers every state in Brazil and acts in labor courts or tribunals at all levels.

The firm's client base includes both Brazilian and foreign companies from all economic sectors: banks, food, cosmetic, technology, pharmaceutical, steel, gas and paper, among others.

Areas of practice

Preventive arrangements: labor-related legal opinions and consultations; contracts for special labor engagements; corporate labor memos and policies; due diligence for mergers and acquisitions; labor-contingency risk estimates; and courses and workshops for employees.

Administrative proceedings: negotiations with unions; advisory services for Ministry of Labor inspections or assessments; guidance for federal public prosecutor investigations; and defense/appeal against notices of infraction issued by Ministry of Labor inspectors and/or the public prosecutor for labor issues in investigative procedures and adjustment of conduct orders.

Judicial litigation: active or passive defense of ordinary labor claims and special litigation (motions for annulment or termination, reviews, injunctions, third-party embargoes); defense in public civil actions; and oral pleading before labor courts.

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  • Other fee-earners: 14
  • Total staff: 55

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