Labour in Brazil

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Drawing on the firm's national footprint, Azevedo Sette Advogados acts for leading domestic and multinational clients in the entire spectrum of labour matters. In addition to providing legal advice on HR practices and employment contracts, the practice is also equipped to assist with labour-related due diligence in the context of M&A transactions and represent companies in contentious matters, including individual and collective claims. Social security and labour law specialist Leila Azevedo Sette oversees the Belo Horizonte team alongside Luanna Vieira de Lima Costa and Gustavo Magalhães Assis, both of whom have substantial experience in transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

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

Key clients

Volkswagen Do Brasil Industria De Veiculos Automotores




Epiroc Brasil


Carmeuse Brasil Soluções Químicas

Johsons Controls Group

Novo Nordisk Produção Farmacêutica Do Brasil


Gerdau Açominas

Brembo Do Brasil

White Martins Gases Industriais

Petronas Lubrificantes Brasil

Nexa Resources

Companhia Brasileira De Metalurgia E Mineração – CBMM

Torrent Do Brasil

Isdin Produtos Farmaceuticos

Work highlights

  • Represents Volkswagen do Brasil and subsidiary companies in an indemnity action on the grounds of occupational disease.
  • Acts for Gerdau Açominas in a collective bargaining agreement.
  • Represents Nokia in labour litigation matters, having recently assisted the company in a public civil action involving Covid-19.

Vilas Boas, Lopes e Frattari Advogados

Vilas Boas, Lopes e Frattari Advogados is regularly retained by mining companies in strategic employment disputes, where the firm demonstrates strength in both individual and collective lawsuits. Conducting labour due diligence in the context of M&A transactions is another core area of activity for the department, which is led by Daniel Ribeiro Martins. Lorena de Carvalho Lara is noted for her experience in labour law; she is proficient in non-contentious matters and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Ribeiro Martins

Cescon Barrieu

The labour and employment team at Cescon Barrieu handles a broad range of non-contentious matters, including hiring and termination processes, and works in close collaboration with the firm's M&A and capital markets departments on due diligence procedures. Typical mandates also include collective bargaining and class actions involving labour disputes. Lucas Caldas is a key practitioner in the Belo Horizonte office.

Manucci Advogados

Companies from the energy, IT, mining, construction and steel industries turn to Manucci Advogados for assistance with labour lawsuits, employment contracts, due diligence and compliance matters. Ariela Ribera Duarte - whose experience covers contractual issues, negotiation of collective agreements, and labour litigation - is the main point of contact in the employment department. She jointly leads the team with Daniel Manucci.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Manucci; Ariela Ribera Duarte

Key clients

VMI Security

Aliança Energia


Banco Inter

Boart Longyear

Oxis Energy

Direcional Engenharia

Cast Group

Grupo Elfa

Capital Ges

Xmobots Aeroespacial

Hospital Vila da Serra


Work highlights

  • Acted for Cast Informática in a lawsuit against the Labour Union.

Veríssimo, Moreira & Simas Advogados

Fielding a team of 'great strategists who are skilled in labour disputes', Veríssimo, Moreira & Simas Advogados is often engaged by companies from the banking, construction, steel and retail sectors on a variety of non-contentious issues and litigation. The team's broad service offering includes advice on corporate reorganisations, benefit plans, transactional due diligence and administrative proceedings. Department head Glaucus Simas specialises in judicial and administrative litigation.

Practice head(s):

Glaucus Simas


‘Reliability, competence and a sense of urgency.’

‘The team is very available and competent.’

‘Proactivity, technical preparation and strategy for dealing with the issues.’

‘The technical knowledge of the team is compatible with other firms of the same size. It is worth highlighting the team’s availability.’

‘Great strategists who are skilled in labour disputes.’

Key clients

Araújo Distribuidora

LTS – incorporadora e construtora eireli

Cappe Brasil Engenheira

Cooperativa de Poupança e Crédito do Vale do Rio Doce

Santana Produtos Siderurgicos

Master Drilling Brasil

VB Alimentos Indústria e Comércio

Agromig Soluções e Recuperações

Labtest Diagnostico

CEI Energética

Work highlights

  • Advising VB Alimentos Indústria e Comércio on compliance with the Brazilian General Data Protection Law from a labour and employment perspective.
  • Acting for Editora DRP-EPP e Colégio Bernoulli in a labour claim regarding the dismissal of an employee.
  • Represented Santana Produtos Siderúrgicos in a labour lawsuit filed by a former employee claiming illegal dismissal.