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Firms To Watch: Leading firms

Lollato Lopes Rangel Ribeiro Advogados stands out for its insolvency and restructuring practice, which is a popular destination for debtors and creditors involved in high-profile and cross-border cases. Aguinaldo Ribeiro Junior and Amauri de Oliveira Melo Junior are the main points of contact.

Leading firms in Brazil

Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini Advogados

Housing lawyers with extensive experience in litigation at all levels of the judiciary, Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini Advogados is best known in the market for its premier public law practice. Prominent in the infrastructure, telecoms, energy and agribusiness segments, the firm is one of the first ports of call in Curitiba for commercial matters, public procurement and government contracts. Another area of strength for the group is regulatory matters pertaining to the rail and bus transportation segment. Experienced litigator and arbitrator Eduardo Talamini is often sought out by foreign and domestic clients in relation to disputes involving major infrastructure projects. He co-heads the group with Andre Guskow Cardoso, who handles contentious matters related to M&A, public procurement and anti-corruption legislation. Other key names in the team include Felipe Scripes Wladeck and Paulo Osternack Amaral.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Talamini; André Guskow Cardoso


‘A firm specialising in strategic litigation and public law.’

Key clients

Ecorodovias Infraestrutura e Logística

Concessionária Ecovia Caminho do Mar

Rumo Malha Sul

Rumo Intermodal

Autoviação Catarinense

Transporte Coletivo Pérola do Oeste

Federação das Empresas de Transporte de Passageiros dos Estados do Paraná e Santa Catarina (FEPASC)

Elera Renováveis (Brookfield Energia)

Friem Latam

Thá Real State Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Sympla Internet Soluções

Work highlights

  • Advised EcoRodovias Infraestrutura e Logística on federal and state road concessions in the states of São Paulo, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Espírito Santo.
  • Advised Concessionária Ecovia Caminho on toll road concessions and related contentious matters.
  • Acted for Rumo Malha Sul and Rumo Intermodal in a claim filed by a tax advisory firm.

Vernalha Pereira Advogados

Dispute resolution is a key pillar of Vernalha Pereira Advogados, which is adept at representing clients before administrative bodies and judicial courts, such as the Supreme Federal Court and Supreme Court of Justice. In addition to its strong capabilities in contentious matters, the group is also well positioned to advise on public law, corporate and commercial agreements, criminal investigations and anti-corruption issues. Practice leader Bruno Marzullo Zaroni specialises in civil and commercial disputes. Litigation is also a specialism for founding partner Luiz Fernando Casagrande Pereira, who has a wealth of experience in proceedings involving public law, real estate and anti-corruption issues. Dante D’Aquino, who focuses on criminal cases, is another name to note in Curitiba.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Marzullo Zaroni


‘Team specialised in infrastructure, with expertise in administrative law. Its positive difference lies in practical experiences with companies in this area, which allows for extensive knowledge of the market. It is worth highlighting the speed of meeting demands.’

Key clients

Ábaco Construções

Brementur Agência de Turismo

Cima Engenharia

Fresnomaq Indústria de Máquinas – WAP

Hi Technologies

Velsis Sistemas e Tecnologia

Fiscaltech Tecnologia e Automação

Itaipu Binacional

Philus Engenharia

Oros Engenharia e Construção

Positivo Tecnologia

Sinduscon PR – Sindicato da Indústria da Construção Civil no Estado do Paraná

Cattalini BioEnergia

Consilux Consultoria e Construções Elétrica

Compasa do Brasil Distribuidora de Derivados de Petróleo

Gaissler Moreira Engenharia Civil

Sanetran Saneamento Ambiental

Dataprom – Sistema de Bilhetagem e Controlador Semafórico

Pattac Empreendimentos e Participacoes

Tucumann Engenharia e Empreendimentos

Unimed Curitiba

Hexion Química do Brasil


Work highlights

  • Acted for Unigloves Brasil Importadora in a claim regarding financial losses caused by fraudulent investment practices.
  • Represented Serrana Engenharia in litigation regarding a corruption scheme among the company’s shareholders.
  • Acted for Cervejaria Petrópolis in a dispute against Importação, Exportação e Indústria Óleos involving a lease agreement.

Araúz Advogados

Araúz Advogados handles a host of corporate, commercial, tax and environmental compliance matters on behalf of a diverse client base, with a particular focus on the agribusiness and real estate sectors. Dispute resolution is a core area of focus for the firm, which stands out for its impressive track record in tax and labour disputes. With notable strength in M&A and tax law, Carlos Araúz Filho is a key contact for agribusiness clients. Other noteworthy individuals include Rafaela Aiex Parra and Fernando Breda.

Braz, Coelho, Campos, Veras, Lessa e Bueno Advogados

In June 2022, Braz, Coelho, Campos, Veras, Lessa e Bueno Advogados was created following the merger of Braz Campos Advogados and LL Advogados. The firm stands out for its infrastructure and public law expertise, with typical mandates including public tenders, concessions, PPPs, and project financing, as well as judicial and administrative proceedings. Led by founding partner Felipe Henrique Braz, who has extensive experience in private investment transactions and arbitration cases in regulated sectors, the Curitiba office is prominent in the energy, oil and gas, transport and sanitation segments. Infrastructure and regulatory specialist Bruno Guimarães Bianchi and litigation and arbitration expert Daniel Borda are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Felipe Henrique Braz

Key clients

OHL – Obrascon Huarte Lain

EDF (Électricité de France)




GPA (Grupo Pão de Açúcar)

Grupo JMalucelli



Traçado Construção

MSE Engenharia

Helisul Aviação

Grupo Tecnoset

Hotéis Mabu

Grupo InterAli

Work highlights

  • Assisted Tereos in a public tender for the lease of an area located in the Port of Paranaguá in the State of Pará.
  • Advised Fram Capital on the legal issues pertaining to a capital raising project.
  • Assisted Hidrelétrica Santa Branca in a project involving the implementation of a hydroelectric power plant on the Tibagi River, with installed capacity of 62MW.

Dotti Advogados

Praise for its ‘in-depth knowledge of the Southern region’, Dotti Advogados is a popular choice for major companies and private clients engaged in sensitive contentious matters. The group is prominent in a wide range of sectors, including financial services, agribusiness, manufacturing, and energy. White-collar crime cases, criminal investigations, commercial litigation and real estate transactions are all core areas of focus for the department. ‘A go-to adviser in the South of Brazil’, Rogéria Dotti is a key contact for procedural and family law matters. André Meerholz is noted for his expertise in environmental law, mining regulation and electoral issues. Francisco Zardo is recommended for public law matters, while Alexandre Knopfholz and Gustavo Scandelari are noted for their expertise in criminal law. Since publication, Julio Brotto has left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Rogéria Dotti


‘The firm and the partners have specific knowledge in the southern region of the country. They know the profile of the judges and help with the outcome of the case.’

‘Rogéria Dotti is a great reference in the southern region of the country. She acts with quality and seniority in the conduction of cases.’

Key clients

Banco Bradesco

Rodobens Administradora de Consórcios

Work highlights

  • Represented Rodobens Administradora de Consórcios in a claim for the reintegration of a property sold to the company.

Gaia Silva Gaede Advogados

Singled out for its strong credentials in tax planning and contentious matters, Gaia Silva Gaede Advogados is also well equipped to assist with contractual issues and mediation proceedings. Active in a broad range of sectors, covering agribusiness, energy, retail and infrastructure, the firm advises on data protection, regulatory compliance, M&A, and succession planning. Founding partner Henrique Gaede focuses on tax and corporate matters, while Antônio Carlos Pacheco Júnior is recommended for M&A, estate planning and cross-border transactions. Flávio Augusto Dumont Prado leads on tax matters and civil litigation at all levels of the judiciary. Ana Paula Faria da Silva is skilled in litigation and administrative proceedings, with a focus on tax disputes. Tax specialist Ivan Alberto Hasse is a popular choice for investment funds. Juliana Joppert Lopes is also noted for her expertise in corporate transactions, wealth planning and data protection.

Practice head(s):

Henrique Gaede; Flávio Augusto Dumont Prado; Antonio Carlos Pacheco; Ana Paula Faria da Silva; Ivan Alberto Hasse


‘The firm is very well qualified and specialised, takes initiative in actions and opportunities, and has high quality professionals.’

‘We are served in several areas by this firm and one of the most important points for us is the relationship of trust.’

‘The team in general is very specialised and provides excellent service. As a highlight, partner Antonio Carlos Pacheco Jr has been serving us for decades and always seeks to understand the business as a whole and what our expectations are.’

Key clients



Engie Brasil Energia

Lojas Renner


Positivo Tecnologia

Paraná Equipamentos

Roca Sanitários Brasil

Ouro Verde Locação e Serviço

JJGC Indústria e Comércio de Materiais Dentários – NEODENT (Straumann Group)

Unidas Locadora

Ebanx Instituição de Pagamentos

Castrolanda – Cooperativa Agroindustrial

Electrolux do Brasil

Renault do Brasil

Ligga Telecomunicações

Aker Solutions do Brasil

Contabilizei Tecnologia

Denso do Brasil

JTEKT Brasil

Valmet Celulose Papel e Energia

Senior Sistemas

KYB Manufacturing do Brasil Fabricante de Autopeças

BBM Logística

Work highlights

  • Assisted Engie Brasil Energia in filing a tax consultation with the revenue service, defending the right of the company to appropriate credits of the PIS and COFINS paid over R&D costs.
  • Acted for Rumo Malha Sul in an annulment proceeding, requiring the appropriation of ICMS credits.
  • Advised Renault on a writ of mandamus to protect the client’s right to avoid the taxation of ICMS.

Szazi, Bechara, Storto, Reicher e Figueirêdo Lopes Advogados

Known for its focus on ESG and human rights matters, Szazi, Bechara, Storto, Reicher e Figueirêdo Lopes Advogados is the first port of call in Curitiba for domestic and foreign NGOs, charitable foundations, and social impact companies. Prominent in the fields of environment, education, healthcare, technology and social care, the group often assists clients with tax litigation, administrative disputes, corporate law and labour issues. Specialised in corporate social responsibility, Eduardo Szazi is a key contact for advocacy matters. Administrative and judicial proceedings areas of expertise for Paula Raccanello Storto. Laís de Figueirêdo Lopes leads on anti-corruption compliance and regulatory matters. Aline Gonçalves Videira de Souza is the go-to adviser for science and technology institutions. Other key names include Erika Bechara and Stella Camlot Reicher.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Szazi; Erika Bechara; Paula Raccanello Storto; Stella Camlot Reicher; Lais de Figueirêdo Lopes; Aline Gonçalves de Souza


‘The service provided by SBSA is the best legal service I have ever known. There are several teams in the firm that meet the most diverse demands we have, from environmental licenses to corporate issues, contracts with investors, labour and tax.’

‘Aline stands out for her argumentative and rational capacity and for always seeking a solution to the most difficult and innovative challenges that we propose. Our reality is very different from others and she is always open to understanding, studying and proposing solutions, which makes all the difference.’

‘The team is committed, competent and agile, anticipating our demands and acting with the necessary speed to meet our needs.’

‘Laís Figueiredo Lopes’ knowledge of the third sector is rare in the market. She is available, fast, and brings the security we need to move forward.’

‘The members are exceptionally qualified and helpful. The professional team and their expertise in the third sector is what makes this firm special.’

‘Paula Storto, Laís Figueiredo and Stella are incredible lawyers, with a lot of technical knowledge and professional experience in the third sector and in the field of people with disabilities.’

Key clients

Instituto de Pesquisa Ambiental da Amazônia

Instituto Alana

Amazônia Agroflorestal


Good Energies



Instituto Jô Clemente


Fundo Brasil de Direitos Humanos

Confederação Brasileira de Voo Livre

Work highlights

  • Assisted Good Energies in a project to promote a business-friendly partnership and social and environmental development.
  • Advised Instituto Jô Clemente on an alternative report concerning the situation of black people with disabilities in Brazil.
  • Acted for Instituto Ekloos in the legal matters in connection with its Guia AI platform.

Carneiro Sampaio Advogados

Carneiro Sampaio Advogados is noted for its strong litigation and arbitration practice. Active in the agribusiness, education, IT, transportation and logistics sectors, the group also offers assistance with commercial contracts, corporate and M&A, and dispute resolution. The group is led by litigator and arbitrator Rui Carneiro Sampaio, who possesses extensive experience handling domestic and cross-border corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Rui Carneiro Sampaio


‘Excellent services, knowledge and professionalism. Rui Carneiro Sampaio is recommended.’

Key clients

Selva Participacoes Societarias

Ibema – Companhia Brasileira de Papel

Almeida Guimarães Participações

Conquer Holding Educacional

Belago Technologies Informatica

Transmun Transporte de Cargas

Brazilian Trading Importadora Eireli

Green Grow Petrochemical Trading

CHD Agrochemicals Sociedade Anonima Industrial Y Comercial

Job Fertilizantes

Work highlights

  • Advised Belago Technologies Informática on corporate and contractual matters.
  • Assisted Conquer Holding Educacional in the purchase of the company’s shares from one of its shareholders.
  • Represented Selva Participações in an annulment action arbitration.

CMT – Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados

CMT – Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados‘ Curitiba office assists household names with a wide range of matters, most notably labour claims, corporate transactions and dispute resolution. The group is also noted for its private client offering, which spans succession planning, probate matters and family disputes. The team is led by George Oliveira, whose practice covers commercial contracts, dispute resolution and real estate transactions. Wealth management and family law are areas of expertise for Marcelo Bürger, who works closely with the firm’s tax and corporate departments. Eduardo Bach Bitencourt is the key contact for employment mandates.

Practice head(s):

George Oliveira

Key clients

Amcor Do Brasil

Denso Do Brasil

Philip Morris






Arco Educação


Hilab Technologies

Prudential Do Brasil

Ambipar (Sucessora Da Ecológica)






José Lupion Neto

Luciana Stein

Sironi Cavagnoli


Work highlights

  • Advised Denso on a wide range of matters, including labour disputes and administrative defences.
  • Acted for Philip Morris in a claim filed by the insolvent estate of ERIL, seeking the annulment of a real estate sale.
  • Represented Amcor do Brasil in judicial proceedings, seeking to challenge a decision from the 6th Labour Court of Londrina.

Hilú & Caron Baptista Advogados

Noted for its strong tax law capabilities, Hilú & Caron Baptista Advogados is geared to handle a wide range of matters, including administrative proceedings, anti-corruption compliance, and corporate matters.  Founding partner Miguel Hilu Neto, who possesses a wealth of experience in tax matters, jointly heads the group with co-founder Marcelo Caron Baptista.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Hilú Neto; Marcelo Caron Baptista


‘Partners with strong tax knowledge.’

‘The technical rigour of opinions and analyses is excellent and allows safe decision-making.’

‘Miguel Hilú – ability to understand a broad range of matters, considering not only legal issues, but economic, operational and commercial ones.’

Key clients

Philip Morris

Acome do Brasil

Grupo Pelanda

Tesa Brasil

Centro Educacional das Américas

Racks Refrigeração

Plotter Engenharia

Fundação Copel de Previdência e Assistência Social

Sunset Comercial, Industrial Y de Servicios

Protege Proteção e Transporte De Valores

Lesaffre do Brasil

CGN Brazil Energy

Herbarium Laboratório Botânico

Banco PAN

Martinelli Advogados

Martinelli Advogados is noted for its broad sectoral expertise, which covers agribusiness, automotive, construction, retail, life sciences, and manufacturing. Its service offering is equally as broad and includes tax law, data protection, dispute resolution, and corporate and M&A. Bárbara Fracaro Lombardi leads on complex commercial disputes and IP matters, while Cintia Eliane Meyer handles corporate transactions and tax matters. Ricardo Costa Bruno is recommend for litigation and dispute resolution. Other key practitioners include Eduardo Bertolla and Carolina Pimentel Scopel.

Practice head(s):

Bárbara Fracaro Lombardi; Carolina Pimentel Scopel; Cintia Eliane Meyer; Eduardo Vianna Bertola; Ricardo Costa Bruno

Key clients

Fazenda Cerrado Do Campo

Poncho Verde Armazéns Gerais

Pluma Agroavícola Do Brasil

Cocari Cooperativa Agropecuária e Industrial

Cia Petro Distribuidora De Combustíveis – CIAPETRO

Castilho Engenharia e Empreendimentos

Araguaia Agrícola

SILIMED Indústria De Implantes

Special Dog Company

Anaconda Industrial e Agricola De Cereais

Lojas MM (Mercado Móveis)

Ogochi (RQ Indústria e Comércio De Confecções)

MONJUÁ (Lojas Três Passos)

Battistella Administração e Participações

Capal Cooperativa Agroindustrial

Adama Brasil

Work highlights

  • Advised Poncho Verde Armazéns Gerais on the sale of 100% of its share capital to Superfrio Armazéns Gerais.
  • Acted for Gazin Group in the acquistion of the Radisco Magazine network.
  • Assisted OGOCHI in structuring the finance of its entire value chain and strategies for tax efficiency.

Medaglia Roxo Advogados

'Made up of lawyers with a solid academic background and outstanding professional experience', Medaglia Roxo Advogados is known in the market for its proven track record in dispute resolution, with a focus on labour and real estate matters. Construction, retail, agribusiness, real estate and infrastructure are key sectoral strengths for the firm, which is praised for its 'personalised service' and 'technical quality'. Showcasing extensive experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation proceedings, Ivo De Paula Medaglia jointly lead the group with Gustavo Henrique Sperandio Roxo, a key contact for cases involving government contracts and administrative improbity issues.

Practice head(s):

Ivo de Paula Medaglia; Gustavo Henrique Sperandio Roxo


‘Medaglia Roxo’s team is made up of lawyers with a solid academic background and outstanding professional experience. One of the main merits of the team is being able to offer a wide range of services, with high technical quality, while serving its clients in a personalised, attentive and close manner.’

‘Gustavo Roxo is an excellent public law lawyer. Attentive, serious and diligent, Gustavo is one of the great Paraná lawyers of his generation. Ivo Medaglia provides a close and human service, while conceiving sophisticated strategies to defend the interests of his clients.’

‘Super personalised service. Technical quality. Impeccable procedural manifestations.’

Key clients

Ideal Guapo

Rede Guapo de Postos de Combustível

Auto Posto Padrão

Kaliski Comércio de Combustíveis

Moro Koltun

Thorus Taxi Aéreo

Isogama Indústria Química

Thoth Administração


PGC Engenharia de Obras

LTR Acabamentos na Construção Civil

Detzel Consultores Associados

Nato Construções e Participações

Ultech Assessoria e Consultoria Empresaria

Tycoon Technology

Tefway Tecnologia

Energy Logística

Work highlights

  • Advised Nato Construções e Participações on several issues arising from a public contract for sanitation works in the city of Joinville in the State of Santa Catarina.
  • Assisted Sankol Participações in obtaining a series of favourable judicial orders.
  • Advised Imobcon on a real estate partnership agreement for the construction of the Bio Residencial Real Estate Development in the city of Curitiba.