Next Generation Partners

Government relations in Brazil

MJ Alves Burle e Viana Advogados

With sectoral expertise in tax, energy, transport, games and e-commerce, the government relations team at MJ Alves Burle e Viana Advogados boasts a strong reputation in the market for its wealth of experience in securing legislative amendments and policy changes. Regular mandates include representing the interests of clients in trial and appeal proceedings, with an emphasis on appellate litigation before the superior courts, and interactions with National Congress and the executive branch, including regulatory agencies and ministries. Founding partners Marcos Joaquim Gonçalves Alves, a tax and administrative law specialist, and Fernanda Burle, a corporate and international trade lawyer with experience in Switzerland, Chile, Portugal and Washington DC, lead the team alongside Alan Flores Viana, who fields expertise in negotiating settlement agreements before public agencies. The practice was reinforced by the February 2023 addition of Adriana Cordeiro da Rocha Abrão, who joined from the federal Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Practice head(s):

Marcos Joaquim Gonçalves Alves; Fernanda Burle; Alan Flores Viana

Cescon Barrieu

The Brasília-based government relations team at Cescon Barrieu provides public policy and legislative advice to NGOs, charities and international clients seeking the establishment of communication channels with government departments and regulatory agencies. Bringing together expertise in antitrust, regulatory, compliance and litigation, the team is frequently present in topical discussions before the federal government and the National Congress, including policies serving minority groups and the public interest. With interdisciplinary knowledge of anti-corruption, compliance and government relations, Luciano Inácio de Souza is recommended for his experience in mandates involving interactions between the public and private sectors.

Practice head(s):

Luciano Inácio de Souza

Key clients

Globalstar do Brasil


Movimento Down


World Wildlife Fund – WWF

National Association of Industrial Hemp – Brazil

Work highlights

  • Advised Movimento Down on a request before the Brazilian Foreign Trade Board (Camex) to reduce tariffs on imported products used by people with disabilities.
  • Assisted Associação Nacional do Canhamo in regulatory issues before the Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) in order to improve the Brazilian regulatory environment of substances subject to special control, especially the medicinal and industrial use of cannabis sativa L.
  • Represented Movimento Down in a proceeding before the federal government to request an adjustment of the rules related to retirement under Brazilian Law on the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Mattos Filho

Benefitting from the firm's full-service structure, Mattos Filho is equipped to act for a diverse client base, including non-profit organisations and major corporations, in a variety of legislative processes and negotiations with public bodies. In addition to its recent engagement in discussions involving the tax reforms under debate in the National Congress, the team is also frequently instructed in matters concerning tax benefits for charities, income and consumption taxation, and telemedicine regulations. The group is led by Flavio Pereira Lima in São Paulo, who focuses on civil litigation and commercial arbitration, and Ariane Guimarães in Brasília, a tax litigation expert. Associate Alberto Frederico Teixeira Soares Carbonar assists with institutional and government affairs matters.

Practice head(s):

Flavio Pereira Lima; Ariane Gosta Guimarães


‘The team acts with technical knowledge and focus in higher courts. Ariane Costa Guimarães is recommended.’

Key clients

Ternium Brasil

IDV – Instituto para Desenvolvimento do Varejo

Panvel Farmácias – DIMED

Instituto GEOC

Positivo Tecnologia

Grupo Ultra

ABRADEE – Associação Brasileira de Distribuidores de Energia Elétrica

ANBIMA – Associação Brasileira das Entidades dos Mercados Financeiro e de Capitais

Prosegur Transporte de Valores

Work highlights

  • Advised IDV on technical improvements in the tax reform proposals discussed by the National Congress.
  • Assisted DIMED with an advocacy plan, shareholder mapping, and preparing amendments to bills concerning telemedicine and the possibilities of medical consultations in pharmacies.
  • Assisted ANBIMA in the preparation of amendments to a bill establishing the legal framework for loan guarantees and addressing new investment solutions for relevant and emerging sectors in Brazil.

XVV Advogados

XVV Advogados provides assistance to major corporations across the telecoms, fintech and life sciences sectors, among others, in a range of matters that require interface with public authorities. The firm is typically engaged in public consultations, legislative amendments, and regulatory approvals from agencies and ministries. Leadership is split between three practitioners: Ivo Corrêa, who is knowledgeable of tech, internet, privacy, and data protection issues; Felipe de Paula, who has sound experience in public law and policy issues; and Beto Vasconcelos, a veteran of the federal government with longstanding public policy and regulatory experience.

Practice head(s):

Ivo Corrêa; Felipe de Paula; Beto Vasconcelos


‘In addition to being technically excellent, they manage to navigate the public environment with mastery and understand the challenges and complexities of technology companies.’

‘Would recommend to any startup that wants/needs to tackle regulatory challenges.’

‘Ivo Corrêa has many years of experience working in government and startups/technology companies and navigates these worlds with tremendous ease.’

Key clients


National Association of Railway Carriers (ANTF)

99 Tecnologia

Loft Brasil

Mevo Saúde

The Brazilian Association of Internet Companies (ABRANET)





Alice Saúde



Work highlights

  • Assisted Bitso and Coinbase in the drafting of suggestions of amendments to the Brazilian Crypto Bill.
  • Advised Instituto Arapyaú on issues of public and regulatory law relating to the Amazon Concertation initiative.
  • Assisted 99/DiDi in matters arising from the Special Inquiry Committee created by the São Paulo City Council to investigate tax and labour issues related to transportation and delivery apps.

CQS/FV – Cesnik, Quintino, Salinas, Fittipaldi e Valerio Advogados

Highly specialised in the media and entertainment industry, CQS/FV – Cesnik, Quintino, Salinas, Fittipaldi e Valerio Advogados represents clients seeking the approval of relevant bills of law, sponsorship and project finance before government bodies and regulatory agencies. A multidisciplinary approach to public policy relevant to the entertainment sector is supplemented by a strong portfolio in content protection and antipiracy matters. The group is jointly led by four practitioners: Aline Akemi Freitas, a specialist in public-private relationships in the media and entertainment sector; Felipe Senna, who focuses on e-commerce, telecoms, IP, and technology; Ygor Valerio, who is dedicated to technology, IP and government relations; and José Maurício Fittipaldi, a media and regulatory expert.

Practice head(s):

Aline Akemi Freitas; Felipe Senna; Ygor Valerio; José Maurício Fittipaldi

Key clients

Amigos da Arte – APAA

Instituto Baccarelli

Oak View Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Oak View Group on an extensive study about municipal, state and federal law applicable to the exploration and management of public venues and on government stakeholders that might impact operations within the country.

DPJ Law – Drago Pelosi Juca Advocacia

Boutique firm DPJ Law – Drago Pelosi Juca Advocacia offers government relations and strategic regulatory assistance to clients in the fields of telecoms, media, entertainment, and technology. Founding partner Roberto Drago Pelosi Jucá possesses extensive experience in proceedings before the National Congress and the executive branch related to media regulation. He oversees the practice alongside Luizio Gomes Rocha, a technology expert and former political consultant.

Practice head(s):

Roberto Drago Pelosi Jucá; Luizio Felipe Gomes Rocha

Work highlights

Queiroz Monteiro Advocacia

Focused entirely on government relations, Queiroz Monteiro Advocacia boasts strong credentials in the pharmaceutical, retail, education and insurance sectors. Advising on regulatory affairs, public-private relationships, compliance and interactions with governmental bodies are all core areas of activity for the department. Founding partner Armando Monteiro Bisneto draws on over a decade of experience in institutional and government relations, and is supported by associates Renata Montenegro and Nathalia Vidigal, both of whom are skilled in representing companies and associations at the federal level.

Practice head(s):

Armando Monteiro Bisneto

Key clients


Work highlights

  • Assisted ABRABOR with raising the government’s awareness of deforestation.