Labour in Brazil

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados assists major domestic and foreign companies, financial institutions and insurance brokers in a variety of employment mandates. The group is well versed in both contentious and non-contentious matters, with areas of particular strength including collective labour disputes, union negotiations, due diligence for M&A transactions, employment contracts and settlement agreements. Leila Azevedo Sette, who has extensive experience in labour, social security and corporate matters, co-heads the department; alongside her, Luanna Vieira de Lima Costa and Gustavo Magalhães Assis excel in transactions involving labour relations and social security issues.

Practice head(s):

Leila Azevedo Sette; Luanna Vieira de Lima Costa; Gustavo Magalhães Assis

Key clients



Brembo do Brasil


VF Worldwide Holdings

Gerdau Group

Vilas Boas, Lopes e Frattari Advogados

Vilas Boas, Lopes e Frattari Advogados, lauded for the close involvement of its partners, is a strong choice for clients seeking advice on both contentious and non-contentious labour law matters. The team is routinely turned to by medium-sized to large companies in the mining, steel and technology sectors for its expertise in individual and collective actions, due diligence for M&A transactions and risk assessment work to reduce labour liability. Practice head Daniel Ribeiro Martins is adept at representing clients before regional and federal courts. Associate Lorena De Carvalho Lara undertakes labour advisory and contentious work.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Ribeiro S. Martins


‘Personal involvement of the partners; the firm is also committed to diversity and other social projects.’

Azevedo Geraldes Advogados

The ‘dedicated’ labour team at Azevedo Geraldes Advogados provides assistance to clients from the logistics, retail, telecoms and steel sectors. Covering both contentious and non-contentious matters, the group’s expertise encompasses union negotiations, collective bargaining agreements and claims involving allegations of discrimination and harassment. Founding partner Pedro Geraldes heads up the practice and has over 15 years of experience in labour law. Other names to note include associate Ana Laura Tomaz and Ricardo Pereira Araújo, who offer support on litigation and advisory matters.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Geraldes


‘The team is dedicated and operates to an excellent standard.’

‘Intelligence, monitoring, planning, security, access and availability.’

Key clients

Super Nosso Group

VGX Contact Center

Mart Minas Distribuição

Farid Group

Beer or Coffee

MFA – Mineração Floresta Do Araguaia

DPG Sinalização Digital

Fundisider Fundição E Siderurgica

Sidepar Siderurgica Do Para

Otimiza Group

SD Siderúrgica Divinópolis Eireli

Simar Siderúrgica Maravilhas

VGX Energy


Aspen Investimen

Grupo Zelo

Grupo Vetline

Mississippe Group

Premium Representações

VGX Mineração

Work highlights

  • Advised Multi Formato Distribuidora on the labour contracts of drivers.
  • Assisted Comercial Dahana in overtime claims filed by former employees.
  • Assisted VGX Contact Certer Norte in a R$12m collective bargaining agreement with the telecoms union of Minas Gerais (SINTTEL-MG).

Corrêa Ferreira Advogados

The ‘prepared, attentive and up-to-date’ lawyers of Corrêa Ferreira Advogados‘ labour department regularly act for clients in the mining, steel, healthcare and finance sectors in an array of labour matters. Negotiations with trade unions, collective actions, audits, and labour litigation are all core areas of activity for the firm. Founding partner Marco Antônio Corrêa Ferreira co-leads the team along with the ‘extremely technically qualified and commercially-minded’ Helda Carla Andrade, who excels in high-stakes labour claims. Associate Júlia Gabriele Chaves Ruela, ‘an extremely competent lawyer, capable of solving complex cases’, provides assistance in strategic litigation.

Practice head(s):

Marco Antonio Corrêa Ferreira; Helda Carla Andrade


‘The firm has trained professionals capable of advising a company on virtually any area.’

‘Prepared, attentive and up-to-date with current legislation.’

‘Helda Carla Andrade is an extremely technically qualified and commercially-minded professional.’

‘The team stands out for the quality of its professionals and its client-focus.’

‘Marco Antonio shows competence and professionalism.’

‘It serves its clients in an efficient and organised manner, offering comfort and security in their legal proceedings.’

‘It is a technical team that is qualified in strategic labour.’

‘Helda Carla Andrade is extremely skilled at solving complex cases. Júlia Gabriele Chaves Ruela is an extremely competent lawyer, capable of solving complex cases.’

Key clients

Equinox Gold Group

Jaguar Mining

Metso Outotec Group

Martin Brower

Tractebel Engie

Kock do Brasil

Yamana Gold

AEBMG Hospital Evangélico

Ask do Brasil

Trauminas Distribuidora


Sicoob Coopjus


Laboratório Geraldo Lustosa



Horizonte Energias Renováveis



Krug Bier

Pilar Gold

Work highlights

  • Represented Jaguar Mining in a union lawsuit involving overtime work.
  • Represented Koch do Brasil in proceedings regarding the dismissal of an employee for improper conduct.
  • Assisted Pilar Gold in a claim filed by a contractor seeking recognition of employment ties and benefits.

Veríssimo, Moreira & Simas Advogados

Veríssimo, Moreira & Simas Advogados is routinely sought out by companies working in the construction, real estate, steel and logistics sectors for its advisory offering, which spans internal audits, compliance matters, salary and benefit plans, corporate reorganisations and employment contracts. In the contentious sphere, the group is well versed in wrongful termination, discrimination and overtime payment claims. Practice head Glaucus Simas specialises in judicial and administrative litigation, showcasing an impressive track record in the construction sector.

Practice head(s):

Glaucus Simas

Key clients

Araújo Distribuidora

LTS – Incorporadora e Construtora Eireli

Empreendimentos Rodeiro

Cooperativa de Poupança e Crédito do Vale do Rio Doce

Santana Produtos Siderurgicos

Sinalmig Sinais e Sistemas

Lyon Engenharia Eireli

Bauer Fundaciones America Latina

Serc Manutenção E Caldeiraria

Sindicato da Arquitetura e da Engenharia de Minas Gerais (Sinaenco/MG)

Work highlights

  • Assisted Bauer Fundaciones America Latina in a technical report.
  • Assisted Santana Produtos Siderúrgicos in the drafting of internal documents regarding workplace behaviour.
  • Represented VB Alimentos Indústria e Comércio in a wrongful termination claim filed by a former employee.