GC Powerlist > GC Powerlist: Brazil Teams


For 29 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world. The GC Powerlist is the latest publication from The Legal 500, turning its attention to the in-house function, and recognising those corporate counsel who are driving the legal business forward. The latest edition is the GC Powerlist: Brazil Teams, which identifies an array of the most influential and innovative in-house teams working in Brazil....read more


(listed in alphabetical order; click on a team to view an expanded biography)


José Augusto Leal
Senior Partner
Castro Barros Sobral Gomes Advogados

Here we are, again. During the past 12 months, Brazil has been rocked on an almost daily basis by a number of interrelated political scandals. Notwithstanding, our institutions remain fairly solid and, best of all, the economy is finally showing some signs of recovery. It will be a long way until the country’s economy reaches the levels of the past decade, but it seems that the worst (at least from the economic standpoint) has passed. The challenges remain though: Brazil is far from being an investor’s heaven and doing business here is not for amateurs. In this scenario, sound legal advice is of paramount importance. Hence, the role played by general counsels and legal departments continue to be instrumental and crucial to a company’s success. Legal departments have to be in constant standby condition, being pro active rather than reactive, ready to guide management in strategic decision-making processes, while raising awareness and providing the necessary training for the company’s employees in order to meet the constantly evolving compliance requirements. The general counsels and members of the legal departments nominated in the GC Powerlist Brazil Teams 2017 do have the necessary qualities and skills to handle those difficult tasks.

We from Castro Barros Sobral Gomes Advogados are proud and delighted by the invitation to again sponsor this extremely important initiative, dedicated to pay a just and absolutely necessary homage to in-house legal teams that really strive to make a difference and achieved such a goal with flying colours.

Congratulations to you all.



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