Particularly active in the energy, infrastructure and logistics sectors, Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini Advogados stands out for its capabilities in public law, making the firm a port of call for clients seeking assistance with complex and high-profile matters related to government contracts, PPPs, concessions and public procurement. Another area of particular strength for the group is dispute resolution, with the firm regularly handling commercial, tax, civil law and public law disputes as well as administrative proceedings before regulatory agencies such as the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU). Eduardo Talamini, whose expertise spans litigation, arbitration, infrastructure projects and constitutional law, leads the group alongside Andre Guskow Cardoso, a key contact for PPPs, M&A deals and government contracts.
Leading firms in Brazil
Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini Advogados
Eduardo Talamini; André Guskow Cardoso
Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá (TCP)
Concessionária Ecovia Caminho e o Mar
Ecorodovias Infraestrutura e Logística
J. Malucelli Construtora de Obras
Transportes Coletivos Pérola do Oeste
Rumo Malha Sul
White Martins Gases Industriais
Federação das Empresas de Transporte de Passageiros dos Estados do Paraná e Santa Catarina (FEPASC)
Empresa Sul Americana de Transportes em Ônibus
Princesa dos Campos
Vernalha Pereira Advogados
Vernalha Pereira Advogados is particularly known for its strong track record in dispute resolution. The group is retained by clients from an array of sectors such as real estate, sports, telecoms and financial services to handle complex judicial and administrative disputes, including cases in the Supreme Federal Court and Supreme Court of Justice and proceedings before regulatory bodies such as the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA). In addition to its expertise in public law and corporate and commercial matters, the firm is also well versed in criminal investigations, anti-corruption matters and white-collar criminal law. Civil and commercial litigation expert Bruno Marzullo Zaroni leads the practice. Other key names in the firm include founding partner Luiz Fernando Casagrande Pereira, who has more than 30 years of experience in high-profile litigation involving public law, real estate and anti-corruption matters, and criminal litigator Dante D’Aquino.
Bruno Marzullo Zaroni
‘Attention and availability, combined with technicality and pursuit of innovative solutions.’
Credpago Serviços de Cobranca
Construtora Queiroz Galvão
Associação dos Terminais de Exportacao do Porto Paranaguá
Associação Brasileira de Bancos ABBC
Oros Engenharia e Construção
Brementur Agência de Turismo
Caminhos do Paraná
LS Mtron Indústria de Maquinas Agrículas
- Acted for Integrartis Soluções de Teleinformática in a claim against Claro seeking damages for the irregular termination of a commercial agency agreement.
- Represented Legu in a debt collection claim worth $13m against FM Logistic do Brasil.
- Acted for LS Mtron Indústria de Maquinas Agrículas in a debt collection claim against Terranew Comércio de Equipamentos.
Arauz & Advogados Associados
Clients operating in the agribusiness and real estate sectors turn to Araúz & Advogados Associados for assistance with corporate and commercial matters involving joint ventures, M&A deals and corporate reorganisations, as well as tax planning and environmental compliance issues. With strong capabilities in dispute resolution and complex litigation, the firm is frequently sought out to handle contentious matters related to tax and labour law. The group is led by agribusiness specialist Carlos Araúz Filho, whose expertise spans M&A transactions, tax and corporate law. Other key practitioners in the firm include environmental law expert Rafaela Aiex Parra and Fernando Breda, who focuses on arbitration, international contracts for sales and services, and tax litigation.
Carlos Arauz Filho
C Vale Cooperativa Agroindustrial
Ascensus Gestão e Participações
Fazenda Recanto do Guaporé
- Assisted Agropecuária Scheffer with legal opinions and environmental matters.
- Advised Averama Group on its corporate reorganisation and matters related to its financial recovery.
- Assisted Ascensus Gestão e Participações with environmental matters in connection with its successful bidding for leasing a public terminal located inside the port of Paranaguá.
Braz, Coelho, Campos, Veras, Lessa e Bueno Advogados
Highlighted for its ‘qualified team‘, which ‘provides differentiated service, with professional competence and technical capacity’, Braz, Coelho, Campos, Veras, Lessa e Bueno Advogados stands out for its expertise in infrastructure projects, which attracts a strong following from clients operating in the energy, oil and gas, telecoms, mining and logistics segments. In addition to its notable strength in public law and regulation, the group houses a strong litigation and arbitration practice. Leading the group is founding partner Felipe Henrique Braz, who is highly regarded as a ‘great strategist and creator of solutions to complex issues’. Other key contacts for matters related to concessions, public contracts, PPPs and infrastructure litigation include Bruno Bianchi, Vanessa Bona, Pedro Schelbauer and Pedro Ferreira da Silva. Also noted is Daniel Borda, who has extensive experience in administrative, judicial and arbitration proceedings.
Felipe Henrique Braz
‘Qualified team that provides differentiated service, with professional competence and technical capacity. Agility and quality of the services provided.’
‘Bruno Bianchi and Vanessa Bona stand out. Committed and qualified professionals who deliver excellent outcomes.’
‘Excellent professionals dedicated to projects.’
‘Felipe Braz, Bruno Bianchi and Pedro Schelbauer are dedicated and attentive to clients’ demands.’
‘The firm combines dynamic and complete service with personality. Demands are answered quickly and completely. The certainty that the solutions to the problems presented will come up quickly and with commitment generate great peace of mind for clients.’
‘Felipe Braz is a great strategist and creator of solutions to complex issues. Diego Campos has a unique performance in contentious matters. Pedro Schelbauer has high technical knowledge and is very dedicated. Bruno Bianchi, Daniel Borda and Pedro Ferreira da Silva are highly intelligent and knowledgable.’
‘Felipe Braz has the ability to communicate didactically with clients in an extremely objective way. He manages to effectively communicate ideas, deadlines and work strategies so that everyone involved (clients and colleagues) is always on the same page. Whenever he is faced with a problem, he manages to design a simple way to solve it. Bruno Bianchi has close involvement with clients and is always very dedicated.’
‘I’ve been working with the firm for a few years, and I’ve always been served on time and with adequate promptness. The discreet and objective way in which I have been treated gives me the necessary security to continue choosing the firm.’
OHL – Obrascon Huarte Lain
EDF (Électricité de France)
GPA (Grupo Pão de Açúcar)
- Assisted Hidrelétrica Santa Branca with the project management of the UHE Santa Branca, the implementation of a hydroelectric power plant on the Tibagi River.
- Advised Tucumann Engenharia, Goetze Lobato Engenharia and Dalba Engenharia on the contract for the supply and installation of a turbine and generator.
- Assisted Grupo InterAli with the legal structure of the UFV Marangatu project, a complex of photovoltaic plans, and the sale of the project to Canadian Solar.
Gaia Silva Gaede Advogados
Gaia Silva Gaede Advogados acts for a varied client list of companies from the logistics, agribusiness, manufacturing, energy and real estate sectors, and handles a busy workload of corporate, contractual, data protection and civil law matters. The group is also noted for its strong capabilities in tax, offering clients assistance with tax planning, infraction notices and administrative disputes. Founding partner Henrique Gaede focuses on tax and corporate law matters. Corporate governance, succession planning and cross-border transactions are areas of expertise for Antônio Carlos Pacheco Júnior and Ivan Alberto Hasse. Also recommended are Juliana Joppert Lopes, Flávio Augusto Dumont Prado and Ana Paula Faria da Silva, who oversees the firm’s initiatives related to diversity and inclusion.
Henrique Gaede; Flávio Augusto Dumont Prado; Antônio Carlos Pacheco Júnior; Ana Paula Faria da Silva; Ivan Alberto Hasse
‘Agility in response, availability, responsiveness during the pandemic, use of communication tools for service.’
‘Highly skilled professionals in their specialties, bringing legal and accounting solutions for the company. There is always a proximity in communication and they always develop theses and solutions for tax burden reduction without risks or future problems’.
‘Ivan Alberto Hasse has developed a very important partnership with us and helped us in important steps.’
‘Juliana Joppert Lopes is always very helpful and accessible to our questions and needs.’
‘The firm enjoys an excellent reputation in the business environment, as a result of a trajectory of excellence in meeting the demands of its clients. The office is more than a service provider, having become a business partner. The partnership with the firm has been of fundamental importance in the execution of our tax strategy.’
‘Ivan Hasse, Juliana Lopes and Antônio Pacheco have a highly technical approach to solving problems, always highlighting the risks and opportunities involved in the issues presented to them.’
‘Ivan Hasse and Juliana Lopes: What distinguishes these partners is promptness and concern about the agreed deadlines and the quality of the work delivered.’
Denso do Brasil
Engie Brasil Energia
Valmet Celulose Papel e Energia
Roca Sanitarios Brasil
Outro Verde Locação e Serviços
JJGC Indústria e Comércio de Materias Dentários
Negresco Administração e Participação
Manulife Investment Management em Florestas e Agricultura
Nossa Serviços Temporário e Gestão de Pessoas
Swedish Match do Brasil
Incepa Revestimentos Ceramicos
Electrolux do Brasil
Parati Indústria e Comércio de Alimentos
Allnex Química Brasil
Schreiber Foods do Brasil Industria Alimentícia
Aker Solutions do Brasil
Fresnomaq Indústria de Maquinas
Berry do Brasil
- Assisted Engie Brasil Energia with administrative proceedings related to a tax infraction notice.
- Acted for SASCAR – Tecnologia e Segurança Automotiva in administrative proceedings seeking to annul a tax infraction notice.
- Advised Nossa Serviços Temporario e Gestão de Pessoas on compliance matters related to the Brazilian General Data Protection Law.
Siqueira Castro – Advogados
Praised for ‘its technical competence, combined with a personalised, committed and attentive service’, Siqueira Castro – Advogados has a notable track record in dispute resolution, which makes the firm a popular choice for clients seeking assistance with corporate, labour and civil law disputes. A key name in the firm is Fábio Korenblum, whose expertise spans arbitration and litigation, consumer relations and debt collection matters.
‘It stands out for its technical competence, combined with a personalised, committed and attentive service, in addition to its presence across Brazil.’
Szazi, Bechara, Storto, Reicher e Figueirêdo Lopes Advogados
Specialised in corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability and human rights, Szazi, Bechara, Storto, Reicher e Figueirêdo Lopes Advogados attracts large domestic and international organisations, charities and NGOs operating in a number of industries such as education, culture, healthcare and sports, among others. In addition to its strong track record advocating for the enactment of laws related to human rights, the firm has increasingly handled tax litigation, administrative disputes and compliance programmes. Eduardo Szazi is a key contact for matters related to tax and CSR, and Paula Raccanello Storto focuses on public law. Other key names include Erika Bechara, Aline Gonçalves Videira de Souza, Lais De Figueirêdo Lopes and Stella Camlot Reicher, who together combine extensive expertise in ESG matters and human rights.
Eduardo Szazi; Erika Bechara; Paula Raccanello Storto; Stella Camlot Reicher; Lais de Figueirêdo Lopes; Aline Gonçalves de Souza
‘The firm has great differentials, always presenting innovative solutions to challenges and opportunities, especially in the fields of entrepreneurship, governance, investment and legal solutions for integration between the third sector, investors and businesses.’
‘The professionals who work at the firm are highly qualified and with multidisciplinary expertise.’
‘They are always up to date in regard to guidelines and laws on socially responsible investments in Brazil.’
‘One of the main reasons this firm is considered unique to us is empathy. They understand the problems of the parties involved and commit to solve them clearly, safely and firmly.’
‘Erika Bechara is a specialist in environmental and civil law matters. Eduardo Szazi is a tax specialist and always provides clear and safe guidance.’
‘The professionals are committed, very well prepared and are always available to meet the client’s demands.’
‘Specialised legal advice for third-sector organisations. They have professionals specialised in all areas of law, who present solutions to the problems from various legal fields.’
‘Erika Bechara and her associates are specialised in all matters related to the third sector and sustainability. They always listen to our needs and perspectives, delivering enhanced results. A transparent and direct relationship also plays a key role in maintaining our long-standing and reliable partnership with the firm.’
IDESAM – Instituto de Conservação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável da Amazônia
Associação Hospitalar de Proteção à Infância Dr. Raul Carneiro – Hospital Pequeno Príncipe
Abong – Associação Brasileira Organizações não Governamentais
Volkswagen do Brasil Indústria de Veículos Automotores
Hospital Infantil Sabará
Fundação José Luiz Egydio Setubal
GIFE – Grupo de Institutos Fundações e Empresas
Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia (IPAM)
Ipê – Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas
- Advised IDESAM on tax, corporate and environmental matters in connection with the creation of AMAZ Startup Accelerator.
- Assisted Caritas Brazil in advocating for adequate regulation for civil society organisations.
- Advised World Resources Institute Brazil on compliance matters related to data protection.
CMT – Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados
The Curitiba office of CMT – Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados frequently assists companies from the retail, automotive, insurance and food and beverage segments with commercial contracts, labour law and corporate matters. In addition to its notable capabilities in dispute resolution, the group is also well versed in family law and succession planning, making it a popular choice for high-net-worth individuals. George Oliveira, who has extensive experience in litigation and real estate matters, leads the team. Marcelo Bürger is a key contact for family law and succession matters.
‘Very collaborative, always willing to help, excellent labour consulting service.’
‘George Oliveira is an excellent leader, manager and lawyer.’
‘The softness and the empathy of the professionals at CMT caught my attention. They expanded my understanding of the issues, bringing new possibilities.’
‘Understanding and dedication that combines professionalism, great sensitivity and great technical knowledge.’
Amcor Do Brasil
Denso Do Brasil
Prudential Do Brasil
Ambipar (Sucessora Da Ecológica)
Clients from the media, healthcare, banking, automotive and agribusiness sectors turn to Dotti Advogados for assistance with civil law and commercial litigation. As part of its broad expertise, the group is well versed in matters related to succession planning and criminal, administrative and environmental law. Rogéria Fagundes Dotti Advogados has a notable background in civil procedural law, and Julio Brotto focuses on mining, commercial and civil law matters. Criminal law is the main focus area for Alexandre Knopfholz and Gustavo Scandelari. Also noted are public law expert Francisco Zardo and Fernanda Pederneiras, who is specialised in family law and succession.
Rogéria Dotti; Julio Brotto; Alexandre Knopfholz; Gustavo Scandelari; Francisco Zardo; Fernanda Pederneiras
‘Team with high technical knowledge. Direct participation of the main partners in all matters. Commitment to clients’ needs.’
- Assisted a bank with a contract review action worth approximately R$19m.
- Acted for a client in a land dispute involving the restitution of property sold in trust to the client.
Hilú, Costódio & Caron Baptista Sociedade de Advogados
With a wide breadth of expertise, which spans tax, corporate, consumer, public and administrative law as well as compliance matters, Hilú, Costódio & Caron Baptista Sociedade de Advogados is highly rated for ‘its practical knowledge combined with an understanding of the letter of the law’. Key practitioners in the group include Miguel Hilu Neto, who ‘knows the nuances of foreign trade practices and regulations’, Ubirajara Costódio Filho, who is specialised in compliance and anti-corruption matters, and tax expert Ubirajara Costódio Filho.
Miguel Hilú Neto; Ubirajara Costódio Filho; Marcelo Caron Baptista
‘High-performance business law firm.’
‘The differential of this firm is its practical knowledge combined with an understanding of the letter of the law. The negotiations were led with great quality.’
‘Miguel Hilú – his clear distinction is to know deeply the documents and dealings related to foreign trade matters. It is easy to discuss these topics with him because he knows the nuances of foreign trade practices and regulations in this space.’
Philip Morris Brasil Ind. E Com
Acome Do Brasil
Centro Educacional Das Américas
Gsn Brasil Comércio De Produtos De Segurança
Random Administradora De Consórcios
Sunset Comercial, Industrial Y De Servicios
Fundação Copel De Previdência E Assistência Social
Pneu Free Do Brasil Comercio Eletrônico
Protege Proteção E Transporte De Valores
Levapan Do Brasil
Marins Bertoldi Advogados
Marins Bertoldi Advogados receives instructions from energy, agribusiness, education, logistics and technology companies, which frequently turn to the team for assistance in corporate disputes and governance matters. In addition to its capabilities in dispute resolution, the firm is regularly sought for assistance with succession planning, M&A transactions, partnership agreements and environmental matters. Tax law is another core practice of the group, which is also well versed in tax litigation before administrative, municipal, state and federal courts. Marcelo Bertoldi is a key contact for complex contractual and corporate matters, and Carmela Manfroi Tissiani focuses on complex litigation cases. Also noted are tax expert Hugo José Sellmer and Loraine Bender, who stands out for her expertise in environmental and regulatory matters.
Marcelo Bertoldi; Carmela Manfroi Tissiani; Hugo José Sellmer; Maurício Ribeiro Maciel; Stefanie Daltoé; Graziela Loh; Gustavo Juruena Eidt; Loraine Bender
‘The firm and its team are very agile and proactive. They have a team that is always up to date with the market and current legislation.‘
‘I’d highlight Carmela Tissiani for her agility, commitment and competence.’
‘Extensive experience in the state legislation and lawyers fluent in English. The expertise in the area of mergers and acquisitions impresses and conveys total confidence.’
‘The services provided were within the stipulated deadline and with communication channels constantly open.’
Vale Fértil Indústrias Alimentícias
Companhia Paranaense de Energia Copel
American Glass Products do Brasil
Electrolux do Brasil
Castrolanda Cooperativa Agroindustrial
HIGI Serv Limpeza e Conservação
Grupo Educacional Bom Jesus
- Assisted Cesbe Participações with disputes between its majority and minority shareholders.
- Advised Mondelēz Brasil on the creation of a strategy for the recovery of taxes unduly paid to the public treasury.
- Assisted Irmãos Muffato with a strategy to prevent administrative fees for undue tax assessments.
Martinelli Advogados is a popular choice for companies from a wide range of sectors, most notably agribusiness, construction, food and beverage, retail and technology. Its legal offering is equally broad, with the firm often handling litigation and arbitration proceedings, family law matters, M&A transactions and data compliance issues. Cintia Eliane Meyer, a key name for corporate restructurings, tax planning and corporate matters, leads the group alongside dispute resolution expert Ricardo Costa Bruno.
Cintia Eliane Meyer; Ricardo Costa Bruno
‘Multidisciplinary team with specialist professionals in all areas.
‘Very close client service aiming at success and the best results to the business.’
‘Competitive price. Excellent service, fast, assertive and effective.’
Fazenda Cerrado do Campo
Softplan Planejamento e Sistemas
Capal Cooperativa Agroindustrial
Conta Azul Software
Castilho Engenharia e Empreendimentos
Coamo Agroindustrial Cooperativa
Special Dog Company
Anaconda Industrial e Agricola de Cereais
Cooperativa Agrícola dos Produtores de Cana do Vale do Ivaí
Volvo do Brasil
Battistella Administração e Participações
Capal Cooperativa Agroindustrial
- Represented Fazenda Cerrado do Campo in an arbitration concerning a commercial dispute.
- Advised Cerealista Nardo on the contracts used for the purchase and sale of grains.
- Assisted Capal Cooperativa Agroindustrial with matters related to contractual adjustments.
Medaglia Roxo Advogados
With notable expertise in matters involving the construction and real estate sectors, the dispute resolution team at Medaglia Roxo Advogados is regularly engaged in complex commercial litigation. The group is also well versed in contentious matters related to public law, in particular disputes between public authorities and construction companies. Another pillar of the firm is family law and succession planning, with the team often representing high-net-worth individuals in divorce cases and family disputes. Ivo De Paula Medaglia, who focuses on litigation, mediation and arbitration, leads the group alongside Gustavo Henrique Sperandio Roxo, a key contact for disputes related to government contracts.
Ivo de Paula Medaglia; Gustavo Henrique Sperandio Roxo
‘The firm provides differentiated service in Curitiba, with direct action of its partners.’
‘The partners at Medaglia Roxo Advogados are lawyers with more than 10 years of experience as well as academics and teachers. As a result of these qualities, the service is always agile and efficient, with the presentation of solutions in a didactic way.’
‘Ivo Medaglia is a partner focused on civil procedure and complex litigation. He knows how to combine its practical knowledge with theoretical expertise, always seeking to analyse the problem from the perspective of the clients, transmitting to the judge the most relevant aspects of the case.’
‘Engaged team, with direct involvement in negotiations with clients and partners.’
‘Personalised service with direct involvement of partners in all key matters. The partners and the entire team are dedicated to the work being carried out with the maximum possible agility.’
‘Quality service provided by the partners themselves. Dedication and commitment are the main differentials.’
‘Ivo Medaglia offers technical and personalised service, always with great commitment and availability.’
‘Ivo Medaglia is the lawyer I trust to solve complex matters. He provides great advice on contracts and knows every detail of my business.’
Rede Guapo de Postos de Combustível
Auto Posto Padrão
Thorus Taxi Aéreo
Isogama Indústria Química
PGC Engenharia de Obras
Implanta Construções, Incorporações e Serviços de Engenharia
LTR Engenharia e Construção
B&C Representações Comerciais
DFG Construtora Eireli
Kupersul Bombas e Motores
K2 Investimentos e Participações
K2 Real State Assessoria
Espaço Baltoro – Bar e Tabacaria
F2 Brothers Participações Societárias Eireli
Nelore Participações Eireli
Clube Atlético Tubarão
Clube Atlético Tubarão SP