Labour in Brazil

Vilas Boas, Lopes e Frattari Advogados

In labour law, Vilas Boas, Lopes e Frattari Advogados is particularly strong in individual and collective labour matters. The practice regularly acts on behalf of companies operating in a broad range of industries, with a special emphasis on the mining sector. Department head Daniel Ribeiro Martins is proficient in administrative and judicial proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Ribeiro Martins


‘VLF’s team is very hardworking and attentive to our needs.’

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Domestic and foreign companies seek Azevedo Sette Advogados' advice in relation to labour and social security matters. The practice is adept in both advisory and contentious matters, demonstrating experience in collective labour disputes, class actions and strikes. The key practitioners in the Belo Horizonte team are Leila Azevedo Sette and Gustavo Magalhães Assis.

Cescon Barrieu

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados' Belo Horizonte office advises on hiring and termination processes, collective bargaining agreements and compensation plans. The practice is also engaged in class actions and labour claims, acting for clients from a range of sectors, including construction, entertainment, investment funds, pharmaceutical and telecoms. São Paulo-based Gisela da Silva Freire heads the national labour and employment group. Lucas Caldas is a name to note in Belo Horizonte; he excels in labour litigation.

Practice head(s):

Gisela da Silva Freire

Manucci Advogados

The labour litigation and risk management team at Manucci Advogados receives instructions from a diverse client portfolio of companies active in sectors ranging from energy, mining, steel production and construction to healthcare, IT and financial services. The practice offers representation in labour class actions and public civil actions, while also assisting clients with domestic and international employment contracts. Daniel Manucci leads the team with Ariela Ribera Duarte, who is skilled at handling labour contracts, collective bargaining, due diligence and compliance issues. Bruna Luiza Oliveira is another name to note.

Key clients

VMI Security

Oxis Energy


Banco Inter

Boart Longyear

Aliança Energia Tenda

Direcional Engenharia

Cast Group

Grupo Elfa