Firms To Watch: Labour and employment

FAS Advogados, in cooperation with CMS has a popular employment team led by founding partner Luiz Eduardo Amaral, which provides ‘excellent service and results’ coupled with ‘strategic thinking’ and a ‘broad in-depth view of the client’s business’.
Founded in June 2021, Franco Leutewiler Henriques Advogados (FLH Advogados) acts for financial services, agribusiness and technology clients in a range of labour matters, including class actions filed by the Public Prosecutor Officer and unions. Aldo Augusto Martinez Neto leads on employment work.
GT Lawyers has an ‘experienced and available’ labour team noted for its ‘clarity and ethics’, including partner Eduardo Junqueira de Oliveira Martins, who has a good track record representing employers in the mining sector.
Established in February 2022, HRSA Sociedade de Advogados is home to a labour and employment team that is well placed to handle the full range of matters on behalf of employers and employees, including compliance, c-level executives expatriation, hires, dismissals and litigation. The latter is a notable area of practice for department head Maria Fernanda de Medeiros Redi.
Founded in 2023 by a group of former Peixoto e Cury Advogados partners, multidisciplinary firm Martins Villac Advogados fields strong credentials in non-contentious and litigation employment matters; labour specialists André Villac Polinesio and Carlos Eduardo Dantas da Costa are the key names to note.

Labour and employment in Brazil

Demarest Advogados

Praised for its ‘technical skill‘ and ‘up-to-date knowledge’,  Demarest Advogados‘ labour practice acts for an impressive roster of domestic and multinational clients operating in a range of sectors, including energy, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and agribusiness. With strong credentials in both non-contentious and litigation matters, the practice is highly regarded for its work in collective bargaining, mass terminations, labour investigations and strategic lawsuits, including cases before the Labour Public Prosecution Office and public civil actions. Widely recommended by clients and peers alike, Cássia Fernanda Pizzotti is a strong performer in individual and collective labour matters. Pizzotti oversees the team with Renato Canizares, a key contact for start-ups. Other noteworthy individuals include Eduardo Alcantara, who assists companies from the retail, energy, consumer goods and technology segments in labour lawsuits, Maurício Levy, who also focuses on employment litigation, and Stella Castro, who joined from Pessoa Advogados in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

Cássia Pizzotti

Renato Canizares


‘I strongly recommend hiring Demarest to provide legal services. Lawyers are approachable, humble, don’t mind explaining strategies and clarifying doubts. In addition, the technical driving is impeccable. All deadlines were met and legal tools well used.’

‘The firm has a strong name in the market and renowned professionals.’

‘Cássia Pizzotti is recognised for her competence.’

‘Amidst the pandemic scenario, the Demarest team was extremely assertive in its labour recommendations, managing to anticipate movements by the 3 powers (executive, legislative and judicial), without failing to quickly respond to its clients in the face of emergencies. Thanks to the recommendations, we did not have any negative feedback from authorities, unions or the employees themselves.’

‘In particular, I recommend Cássia Pizzotti. She is fast, available, has a broad view of the market, experience and is always up to date.’

‘Excellence in quality; technical and practical approach at the same time; direct and constant contact with its partners certainly set them apart.’

‘Technical skill, up-to-date knowledge, ability to put themselves in the clients’ shoes.’

Key clients

ADP Brasil

Roche Pharmaceuticals


Harley Davidson




Eli Lilly

Banco Pan






Maha Energy



Work highlights

  • Advised Benteler on a mass termination matter.
  • Advising ADP on the issuance of Ordinance 671 by the Labour Ministry in November 2021, which deeply changed the requirements for systems that control working hours, taking many payroll companies by surprise.
  • Representing AEC in a civil public action filed by the Labour Prosecutor’s Office, discussing the working hours of more than 2,000 employees and the payment of overtime.

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, the labour group is noted for its 'strategic business vision' and 'ability to understand sensitive issues and propose practical solutions’ in the context of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Domestic and multinational companies from the worlds of retail, consumer goods, banking, life sciences, technology, energy, construction and education regularly seek assistance in crisis management, employment contracts, union negotiations and collective bargaining. On the litigation front, the team is active in administrative and judicial proceedings, including cases concerning modern slavery, health and safety in the workplace, and class actions. Caroline Marchi takes the lead on the structuring of defence strategies in lawsuits and trade union matters. Litigation involving senior executives and compensation structures is a key area of expertise for Andrea Giamondo Massei Rossi. Rodrigo Seizo Takano and Daniel Alves dos Santos are active in negotiations with labour unions and Brazilian authorities, while Daniel Dias is often engaged in contentious matters involving executives, expatriates and trade unions. Key names to note at the associate level include Murilo Caldeira Germiniani, who focuses on hiring and termination mandates, litigation specialists Claudio Pieroni and Luiz Antonio Franco, and Marcella Cruz, who stands out for her experience in internal investigations and compliance.

Practice head(s):

Caroline Marchi


‘A full-service firm that has the ability to provide personalised services in the labour area as if it were a boutique, adapting to the client’s needs and maintaining the quality standard of a specialist in the subject.’

‘The team understands how our business works, our internal challenges and manages to deliver the best solutions.’

‘Trained and with all the technique and knowledge to provide the necessary support. Bring security and solutions to the problem presented.’

‘Aligned with the needs of the client; strategic business vision; ability to understand sensitive issues and propose practical solutions.’

‘Daniel Dias easy access partner, with spectacular service, always thinking about mitigating the risks.’

‘Murilo Germiniani- focused on minimising risks, always willing to think about possibilities.’

‘Andrea Massei provides friendly service and exposes all the risks involved in a very technical way.’

Key clients

Plugify Tecnologia

Certisign Certificadora Digital

Banco Bradesco

GG Educacional


Caixa Economica Federal

Chep do Brasil

Banco Inter



Accenture do Brasil

Cognizant Serviços de Tecnologia e Software

Yahoo Brasil


Bank of America Merill Lynch

Magazine Luiza

COFCO International Brasil

Aqua Capital Private Equity Funds

Work highlights

  • Assisted CEMIG throughout the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement and defended its interest in the collective lawsuit filed by the Intermunicipal Union of Workers from the energy industry in Minas Gerais.
  • Representing AB Concessoes in an appeal filed before the Federal Supreme Court to prevent the client from becoming a defendant in labour claims that could potentially violate the right to a fair hearing.
  • Advising Azul on the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with local unions to limit the effects of a class action filed against the client.

Mattos Filho

The ‘exceptional‘ labour and employment team at Mattos Filho is seen with great regularity handling high-profile contentious work, including public civil actions filed by the Labour Prosecution Office, collective actions brought by unions, and proceedings before the Superior Labour Court. On the consultancy front, it boasts particular expertise in collective negotiations and dismissals, and specialist knowledge of investigations and compensation matters. The ‘excellentCleber Venditti da Silva is noted for his ‘great negotiation skills‘ in executive-level mandates. Domingos Antonio Fortunato Netto showcases particular strength in individual and collective lawsuits, while Sólon Cunha specialises in non-contentious and preventative matters. Rafael de Filippis handles both advisory and litigation issues and Rafael Caetano stands out for his track record before the superior courts. Vilma Kutomi retired in May 2023.


‘Mattos Filho’s labour team is exceptional. They go beyond what is asked, they have a strategic and commercially oriented vision.’

‘Cleber Venditti is an exceptional partner, he is always available, his language is accessible to the business and he has a deep knowledge of the topics.’

‘I understand that the characteristics that distinguish the team from peers in the market are: above average experience and expertise, availability of both the partner and lawyers, theoretical depth combined with practicality in the language of the work they deliver, innovative ideas and a present concern to deliver extremely feasible solution.’

‘The entire team that assists us deserves special mention. Cleber Venditti stands out for his involvement, responsibility and dedication, whether in advisory matters or litigation.’

‘I highlight the performance of Cleber Venditti da Silva as an excellent lawyer in the labour area and, specifically, in the area of negotiating contracts/arrangements with executives. He has great negotiation skills and a lot of knowledge of market practices.’

‘The service provided by Rafael de Filippis is in fact very good; he has a very solid knowledge of labour law trends.’

Key clients











Work highlights

  • Representing IDV, which is acting as an amicus curiae in the constitutional appeal filed with the Federal Supreme Court.
  • Represented XP Investimentos in a dispute filed by a former employee who became a top-mind digital influencer in Brazil and was bound to a non-competition agreement.
  • Representing Uber in cases at the Superior Labour Court involving employment classification and related matters, such as protection of intellectual property and data privacy.

TozziniFreire Advogados

Described by clients as ‘one of the most qualified labour teams in the country’, TozziniFreire Advogados  is regarded for its expertise in both contentious and non-contentious labour matters. The team frequently acts in sensitive dismissals involving C-level executives, strategic lawsuits and in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with unions. The group is also well placed to assist mandates concerning outsourcing and internal labour audits. Its diverse client portfolio features domestic and international heavyweights from a variety of industries, namely consumer goods, retail, manufacturing, financial services and IT. Leading the department, Alexandre de Almeida Cardoso has vast experience in acting for employers in disputes involving wrongful termination, executives' employment contracts and labour unions. Andre Fittipaldi offers expertise in social security issues, while Gabriela Lima specialises in non-contentious mandates, including hiring and compensation structures, which is also an area of focus for Mihoko Kimura. Fernanda Bianco Pimentel is recommended for litigation and negotiations with unions. Leonardo Augusto Padilha Bertanha is also a key name for collective bargaining, legal audits and due diligence.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre de Almeida Cardoso


‘They are very responsive and client-friendly, and are good at risk assessment–they don’t just give you what the book says. They are cost-effective as well.’

‘Gabriela Lima and Mihoko Kimura are outstanding in their advice and counsel. Alexandre Cardoso and his team are excellent in litigation.’

‘Certainly one of the most qualified labour teams in the country. The ability to combine the treatment of ordinary demands with extraordinary issues, and the multidisciplinary structure of the law firm allows it to have a leading position in this sphere. In addition to dealing with individual demands, Tozzini is also able to support collective, pension and executive-related matters.’

‘Fernanda Bianco Pimentel certainly stands out at Tozzini. She has an extraordinary ability to understand the details and individual demands of the client. More than that, she is able to play a role that goes beyond what is expected of a lawyer, her great availability and experience allow her to deal with highly complex issues with an ease and unusual clarity for the type of situation. Her resolution mentality sets her apart from her peers at other law firms. She is very clear about the limits that the law itself places on clients, and knows how to allocate risk.’

‘TozziniFreire Advogados is a firm with excellent service for companies. Its diverse teams make it a complete firm prepared to support all the needs of a large company.’ 

‘Alexandre de Almeida Cardoso has a strategic business vision that provides all the information, analyses and risk indications to prepare clients for their most relevant decisions.’

‘The firm provides an excellent service in labour litigation, such as public civil actions, collective actions and matters involving unions and the Public Ministry of Labour. The qualified team transmits security and presents excellent results.’

‘Alexandre Almeida Cardoso and Fernanda Bianco Pimentel stand out for the quality of their services, availability and excellent results, with a high number of favourable decisions for the company, due to their excellent work in conducting litigation.’

Key clients

Ford Motor Company

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil

Volkswagen do Brasil



Banco BMG

Bridgestone do Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição – Grupo Pão de Açúcar

Transportadora Associada de Gás  (TAG)

Torrent Pharma

Prometeon Tyre Group Indústria Brasil


Siemens Group



MicroStrategy Brasil

Standard Chartered Bank

McCain Brasil

Cochlear Brasil




White Martins

Work highlights

Veirano Advogados

Veirano Advogados fields a market-leading labour practice praised for its 'excellent legal knowledge' of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. With a strong profile in individual and collective labour claims, the practice is also well positioned to advise on collective bargaining agreements, M&A transactions and the restructuring of compensation schemes. Compliance and investigations are other regular engagements for the group, which often works in close collaboration with the firm's corporate and tax experts. National practice leader Luiz Antonio dos Santos Junior is noted for his ‘proactive and strategic approach to dealing with legal challenges’ faced by domestic and international clients; his areas of expertise cover consulting and litigation matters. Cristian Divan Baldani frequently handles individual and collective labour claims, investigations and public civil actions. Jose Carlos Wahle brings over 20 years of experience in litigation, employee transfers, compensation and benefits policies, while senior partner Luiz Guilherme Migliora excels in complex contentious matters. Flavia Azevedo is a key contact for oil and gas clients. Recently promoted partner Bruno Leandro Palhares Perez focuses on lawsuits brought by executives and class actions.

Practice head(s):

Luiz Antonio dos Santos Junior; Cristian Divan Baldani


‘We were successful in 90% of the labour lawsuits filed by Veirano, which is a very positive and satisfactory result. The lawyers have legal knowledge and good prioritisation skills, keeping in touch by various means (email, WhatsApp, phone calls) in order to address urgent matters.’

‘Excellent legal knowledge, and familiar with judges’ profiles, which contributes to the elaboration of defence strategies.’

‘The service is carried out in a very personal and unique way by the partners who are always available, as well as the team. The services provided are of excellent quality.’

‘Luiz Antonio is an experienced and highly qualified lawyer. He is known for his proactive and strategic approach to dealing with legal challenges, always looking for innovative and effective solutions.’

‘Luiz Antonio dos Santos Junior and Bruno Perez stand out for their excellent technical expertise and availability.’

‘Veirano’s strategic and multidisciplinary vision is a differentiator.’

Key clients

99 Tecnologia (DiDi Chuxing Group)

Toyota Boshoku do Brasil

Bristow Group

MRS Logística

Vigor Alimentos

Banco Mercantil do Brasil

Lalamove Tecnologia Brasil

Renaissance do Brasil Hotelaria

Real e Benemérita Associação Portuguesa de Beneficência

Fundação Petros de Seguridade Social

Work highlights

  • Advised Lalamove Tecnologica Brasil on a public civil class action requesting the court to declare that drivers must be classified as employees and the award of collective moral damages.
  • Advised 99 Tecnologia on approximately 1,500 individual labour claims.
  • Advised Banco Mercantil do Brasil on a public civil action requesting the court to review possible structural harassment against employees of one of the bank’s branches.

Granadeiro Guimarães Advogados

The ‘extremely qualified team‘ at boutique law firm Granadeiro Guimarães Advogados is a popular choice for Brazilian and international clients seeking advice on sophisticated labour matters. Singled out for its capabilities in labour litigation, the group is adept at representing companies in individual claims and in collective proceedings with the Labour Prosecution Office, trade unions and the Federal Government. Managing partner Gustavo Granadeiro Guimarães, who possesses a strong track record in cases before the superior courts, and Mauricio Granadeiro Guimaraes jointly oversee the department. Carlos Evandro Righetti steers the team in high-profile litigation, while Roberto Baronian takes the lead on non-contentious work. Aparecida Tokumi Hashimoto, Adriana Pinton and Rodrigo Chagas Soares  are other notable mentions.

Practice head(s):

Maurício Granadeiro Guimarães; Gustavo Granadeiro Guimarães; Filipe Gustavo Potzmann Pereira; Roberto Baronian; Carlos Evandro Righetti


‘Granadeiro Guimarães has an extremely qualified team willing to serve the client in the best way possible.’

‘I value the high qualification of all members and their willingness to always assist us on time.’

‘Clear communication with the client.’

Key clients

Claro (América Móvil)

Hyundai Motor Brasil

Notre Dame Intermédica Saúde


Air Liquide Brasil

L´oréal Brasil

Hershey do Brasil

Boehringer Ingelheim do Brasil

LEAR do Brasil


Aptiv Brasil

Maersk Brasil

Termomecânica São Paulo

Delphi Power Train

Companhia de Gas de Sao Paulo


Banco Mizuho do Brasil

Instituto de Pesquisas Eldorado

American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil

Fargon Brasil

Group One Automotive

Omni Crédito, financiamento e investimento

Wella Brasil

Vigor Alimentos

Conselho Regional de Contabilidade do Estado de São Paulo

M. Dias Branco

Conselho Federal de Contabilidade

Kaspersky Lab Soluções Seguras Brasil

Work highlights

Mallet Advogados Associados

The well-regarded boutique law firm Mallet Advogados Associados has maintained a strong market presence in the Brazilian labour market for over 20 years. The firm is retained by major employers in complex labour litigation. Non-contentious matters are also part of its service offering. Founding partner Estêvão Mallet is a reference in this space.

Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados

Demonstrating strength in the entire spectrum of labour matters, Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados is equipped to represent domestic and international companies in sensitive and high-value labour litigation, including public civil actions and individual claims. Negotiations with labour unions and collective bargaining agreements are other notable areas of practice for the firm, whose diverse client roster operates in a broad range of sectors, including health, insurance, retail, media and manufacturing. Nelson Mannrich stands out for his experience in trade unions-related matters, while Celso Goulart Mannrich takes the lead in labour litigation. Fábio Tadeu de Lima focuses on individual and collective labour disputes, and the ‘always available and knowledgeableRoberto Aguirre Rossetti is well versed in labour consultancy mandates. Other key individuals include Alessandra Barichello Boskovic, Carolina de Santana Neves and Maria Fernanda Tannus Astolphi, all of whom are skilled in judicial and administrative proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Nelson Mannrich; Celso Goulart Mannrich; Fabio Tadeu de Lima; Roberto Aguirre Rossetti


‘Attentive, prepared and well-trained lawyers.’

‘Carolina de Santana Neves is a great lawyer; she is always willing to help us.’

‘Broad availability and knowledge of the subject.’

‘Roberto Rossetti is a professional who is always available and knowledgeable of the issues we face.’

‘The firm has a technical quality and client service incomparable to others.’

Work highlights

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

The employment practice at Pinheiro Neto Advogados balances a busy non-contentious and contentious workload, where restructurings feature alongside negotiations with unions and executive-level compensation matters. The firm’s full-service structure allows the labour practice to work collaboratively with corporate specialists in the context of M&A and capital market transactions. Covering both individual and collective claims, the group is frequently engaged by major companies in administrative and judicial proceedings. Labour litigation is an area of particular focus for Luís Antônio Ferraz Mendes, who often advises on bet-the-company cases and collective bargaining. Multinational companies from the financial and technology sectors regularly seek Mauricio Froes Guidi‘s support in employment matters. Thais Galo maintains a broad practice covering hiring strategies, individual and collective lay-offs and reorganisations. Manuela Mendes Prata coordinates a number of individual suits and class actions, including cases initiated by the Labour Prosecutor’s Office.


‘Thais Galo and Manuela Mendes Prata are excellent professionals with high credibility. They always seek to understand and connect with the client. They are close to their clients and understand the urgency of their requests.’ 

‘I highlight the services of Mauricio Guidi; he is extremely available, and understands our concerns.’

‘The labour area provides a very high quality service.’

Key clients


Indaial Papel

Suno United Advisors

MRV Engenharia

São Martinho



Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional

Ale Combustíveis





S.A.F. Botafogo

American Tower Corporation


Verde Asset Management


Farmer Business Network

Work highlights

  • Advising Bradesco Leasing on a class action brought by the Metalworkers Union against Transud.
  • Assisted Bristow Group in a public civil action.
  • Assisted Frooty Comercio e Industria de Alimentos in an investigation regarding the working conditions related to the Acai industry in Amapa and north of Para.

Robortella e Peres Sociedade de Advogados

Entirely devoted to labour and employment matters, Robortella e Peres Sociedade de Advogados is comprised of ‘extremely renowned professionals’, who are praised for their ‘solid and in-depth knowledge'. With over four decades' experience in consulting and litigation mandates, the group has a strong track record in proceedings before the Superior Labour Court and the Supreme Federal Court. Collective claims feature heavily on the team's caseload, which is populated by instructions from clients active in the infrastructure, energy, transport, pharmaceutical, financial and consumer goods sectors. Founding partner Luiz Carlos Amorim Robortella, a reference in the market, jointly leads the practice with managing partner Antonio Galvão Peres and Juliana Scalissi Martins Gaspar. Thalles Henrique Garcia Sales Feliciano is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Luiz Carlos Amorim Robortella; Antonio Galvão Peres; Juliana Scalissi Martins Gaspar


‘Specialised firm in the labour area with extremely renowned professionals.’

‘The firm has a solid and in-depth knowledge of labour matters and, consequently, of the legal services provided. They have a lot of efficiency in the services provided. The professionals are very collaborative, always looking for innovation in theses and mechanisms so that the client can achieve success.’

‘Antônio Galvão Peres is always at the client’s disposal. He conducts processes with great excellence.’

Work highlights

Trench Rossi Watanabe

The ‘excellent team’ at Trench Rossi Watanabe assists clients from the worlds of technology, pharmaceuticals, retail, energy, agribusiness, infrastructure and aviation in the full array of consulting matters, from restructurings to immigration issues. Strategic litigation is also at the core of the department, which is well versed in negotiations with trade unions and class actions. Practice head Leticia Ribeiro handles both labour litigation and non-contentious work, including multijurisdictional matters. Tricia Maria Sá De Oliveira specialises in judicial and administrative proceedings, namely cases related to health and safety, and occupational diseases. Priscila Novis Kirchhoff has notable experience in individual and collective claims, including public civil actions, while Clarissa Lehmen focuses on non-contentious work. Carlos Morais, Carlos Henrique Terranova, Leonardo Kaufman and Julia Michele Pereira stand out at the associate level.

Practice head(s):

Leticia Ribeiro


‘The firms assists us with  consultancy labour matters and strategic litigation, that is, matters that have a high impact for us. They have the ability to propose complete strategies, and not just follow the easiest/obvious path.’

‘Priscila Kirchhoff stands out for proposing alternatives and assessing the impact of each one, making the decision-making process more effective.’

‘Excellent team!’

Key clients

American Airlines

GlaxoSmithKline – Haleon


Shell Brasil Petróleo

Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo

Takeda Group

FedEx Group

Work highlights

  • Assisting GSK in the spin-off of GSK and Pfizer’s consumer healthcare business, Haleon by executing a strategic cooperation agreement for consulting on foreign law.
  • Assisted Coats in the sale of Coats Correntes to a Brazilian private equity.
  • Assisting Shell in a public civil action filed by the Labor Prosecutor’s Office.

BMA Advogados

BMA Advogados is well equipped to handle various contentions and non-contentious labour matters, ranging from employment contracts to collective bargaining agreements, class actions, and individual claims filed by senior executives. The group, which draws on the firm’s strong transactional capabilities, is also often called upon to advise on the employment aspects of large-scale corporate deals. Cibelle Linero acts for both domestic and international companies in litigation and consultancy matters. Senior associate Fernanda Rochael Nasciutti is also active in employment matters, including judicial and administrative proceedings, transactions, pension and social security matters. Since publication, Luiz Marcelo Figueiras de Góis has left the firm, effective as of July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Cibelle Linero


‘Very experienced partners; prepared and available team.’

Key clients

Dover Fueling Solutions


Tivit Terceirização de Processos, Serviços e Tecnologia

Energisa Group

Engie Group

BioMarin Brasil Farmacêutica

Brookfield Energia Renovável (Elera Renováveis)

Expedia do Brasil Agência de Viagens e Turismo

Ceiba Group


CVC do Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens

Fundo Garantidor de Crédito – FGC


Work highlights

  • Represented Energisa in a class action filed by labour unions concerning the privatisation of companies acquired by the client.
  • Assisting BioMarin in the negotiation of an expatriation process, a special severance package, and the respective judicial ratification procedure.
  • Assisted Ambev in the implementation of home/hybrid working, through policies and amendments of employment agreements.

Cescon Barrieu

Matters concerning the hiring of high-level executives, termination processes, stock option plans and collective bargaining agreements are all core areas of activity for Cescon Barrieu‘s labour and employment practice. On the non-contentious front, the team works collaboratively with M&A and capital markets experts to advise on the labour issues arising in the context of transactions. The group’s litigation capabilities are also noteworthy; it regularly acts for major companies in individual and collective claims, including public civil actions filed by trade unions and the Labour Prosecutor’s Office. Practice head Dario Rabay 'is excellent at solving complex and unusual disputes‘, corporate investigations and executive compensation matters. Viviane de Azevedo Rodrigues, who was promoted to partner in 2023, handles both contentious and advisory mandates. Former co-head Gisela da Silva Freire  left the firm in June 2023.

Practice head(s):

Dario Rabay; Viviane de Azevedo Rodrigues


‘I have worked with several firms in Brazil over a number of years, and these attorneys are the best for labour matters. Dario Rabay is very knowledgeable, but also a creative thinker who is excellent at solving complex and unusual disputes. I was very glad to see Viviane elevated to partner, as she is incredibly smart. Both are very responsive and pleasant to work with, in addition to being excellent in their fields.’

‘Many attorneys can master the substance of the law. But Dario Rabay is an excellent strategic thinker and comes up with creative ways to solve problems. I have high confidence and trust him and his team. Dario has fantastic instincts and also achieves the perfect balance of knowing when to be involved as a partner and when to let his associates handle an element of the case.’

Key clients

Amazon Serviços de Varejo do Brasil

Akamai Tecnologias e Serviços do Brasil


Adler Pelzer Group


Kangu Transportes

Singulare Corretora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários


Bomtrato Fundo de Investimento em

Direitos Creditórios – Não Padronizados

GE Renewable Energy

Penske Logistics do Brasil

Spotify Technology

Ardagh Group Brasil


Squire Patton Boggs (US)

U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ)


Klingele Paper

Companhia de Bebidas da América – Ambev

Bank of America

Work highlights

  • Advised TF4 Entretenimento on the constitutional action filed before the Brazilian Supreme Court regarding a decision that prevented T4F from contracting services provided by cooperatives.
  • Advised Adler Pelzer Group on the forced closure of its operations in Bahia.
  • Advised Amazon Brazil in union-related matters to widen its operations in Brazil.

Custodio e Bissetti Advogados Associados

The well-regarded boutique firm Custodio e Bissetti Advogados Associados is home to ‘highly trained professionals who demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the labour legal world’.  In the post-pandemic climate, the firm has been particularly busy assisting clients with the necessary reorganisation of their corporate structures. Typical mandates for the team include individual and collective claims, negotiations with unions and transactional employment issues. At the helm of the department, Renato Antonio Villa Custodio is a key name for legal support in HR practices, benefit schemes and profit-sharing agreements; Marcio Alexandre de Melo e Bissetti offers expertise in the implementation of people management processes and corporate governance; and Takahiro Nakano handles contentious work. Gabriel Rebouças Bressane KC, Charles Fraccarolo KC and Heidy Cardoso are other key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Renato Antonio Villa Custodio; Marcio Alexandre de Melo e Bissetti; Takahiro Nakano


‘In my opinion, what makes this firm unique is the way it works. It has highly trained professionals who demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the labour legal world. It adopts a unique way of working with personalised service, meeting the demands of clients in a very effective way. Another important point is direct access to the team’s most experienced partners and lawyers. They are always willing to collaborate and assist clients in the best possible way. We have reaped many positive results from the union between legal knowledge and the exchange of important information for clarifying the procedural truth.’

‘Renato Antonio Villa Custodio – In-depth knowledge of the legislation and excellent writing in both Portuguese and English. Issues opinions that bring a lot of security in the content.’

‘Marcio Alexandre de Melo e Bissetti – Excellent professional who serves us in a very respectful way and understands the needs of the company. Knows how to negotiate uniquely and without ceasing to serve with the same quality as always.’

Key clients

Worley Brasil Engenharia

Keiper/Recaro Brazil

Cushman & Wakefield

Transpiratininga Logistics

Sysmap Solutions

GAC – Gulf Agency Company

Trefilação União de Metais


Rojek Embalagens



CMP – Companhia Metalgraphica |Paulista

Ivoclair Vivadent

Formula Ativa

Quatroefe Participações

14th Registro de imóveis de São Paulo

Advocacia Salzano

Libercon Engenharia


Work highlights

  • Representing Worley Engenharia in union negotiations enabling over 500 employees to work from home.
  • Assisting UK company Transperfect in its implementation of GDPR and a code of ethics and conduct for its new operation in Brazil.
  • Representing Libercon in a labour claim concerning an employee’s alleged occupational disease.

Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados

The labour and employment practice at Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados is a popular destination for power and construction clients looking for guidance in the full array of employment matters, notably negotiations with labour unions. Highlighted for its 'in-depth knowledge of labour issues', the group is also well versed in litigation cases brought by the Public Attorney's Office and claims involving C-level executives. Leading the practice, Ricardo Christophe Da Rocha Freire is engaged in preventive matters, high-profile litigation, and due diligence proceedings. Associate Paula Boschesi Barros handles both consulting and contentious mandates. André Rodrigues Schioser is no longer at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire


‘The labour team at Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados is extremely committed, with high technical and organisational capacity. In addition to being excellent lawyers and acting with a high level of responsibility, they have excellent interpersonal skills. The team is highly effective, differentiated and qualified, always honouring procedural deadlines.’

‘I recommend Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire and Paula Boschesi Barros. The most valued qualities of both are their technical quality, professionalism and organisation.’

‘The team led by Ricardo gives us great comfort and peace of mind. The team is extremely qualified, and has extensive experience and understanding of all types of complex matters. They have a very good and adequate sense of what is needed, and provide objective advice. Ricardo is able to understand the company’s business and provide legal advice in an objective and adequate manner.’

‘Ricardo Freire is a qualified lawyer, with broad/deep knowledge and experience in complex labour issues. A professional who is prepared to deal with any issue of a labour nature. Ricardo is very well known in the energy industry, with a lot of experience in several subjects.’

‘The firm has in-depth knowledge of labour issues, as well as the latest judgments on strategic issues for our company. The team does not have a passive attitude towards claims and problems that are presented to it. They are extremely proactive.’

‘Paula Boschesi Barros is an outstanding professional with great knowledge, excellent relationship with everyone, easy to deal with and who brings several important inputs to the strategic themes that are presented to her.’

Key clients

Enel Group

Localiza Hertz

General Motors do Brasil


Transmissora Aliança de Energia Elétrica

Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletricidade de São Paulo

Quantum Participações (Brookfield Infrastructure)

Argo Energia

Casa dos Ventos

Verzani Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Camargo Correa in a lawsuit filed against the Employees’ Union concerning a strike.
  • Represented Enel Green Power Paranapanema and Quatiara Energia in an investigation.
  • Acted for Camargo Correa Infra in a claim filed by a former employee involving benefits and compensation.

Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados offers a range of labour and employment law services with ‘excellent technical level’. Typical engagements for the team, which often works in collaboration with the dispute resolution and corporate and M&A practices, include due diligence, health and safety issues, and collective claims. The firm has recently been busy assisting clients with the knock-on effects of the pandemic, including contract suspensions, remote working policies and union negotiations, and continues to be an attractive avenue for advice on C-level executives’ expatriation, hires and dismissals. Praised for her ‘incredible technical knowledge, commitment and dedication’, Célia Mara Peres spearheads the team which is often sought out by clients from the insurance, transport, finance and technology sectors. Isabella Mara Bodo focuses on non-contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Celia Mara Peres


‘Excellent technical level and service.’

‘Celia Mara Peres – incredible technical knowledge, commitment and dedication to the client.’

Key clients

Associação “Barão de Souza Queiroz” de Proteção à Infância e à Juventude – Instituto D. Ana Rosa

Porto Seguro Cia de Seguros Gerais

Porto Seguro Saúde

ASSUPERO Ensino Superior

Porto Seguro Renova – Serviços e Comércio

Porto Seguro Atendimento


ASBZ Advogados

The labour practice at ASBZ Advogados has ‘great professionals’ who are ‘prepared and always available to assist’ clients in non-contentious matters and litigation, including judicial and administrative claims, public civil actions, and collective bargaining. Clients from the pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, aviation and construction industries also retain the team in relation to internal investigations, social security issues and compensation matters. Rodrigo Shiromoto has significant experience of advising domestic and international clients on employment agreements, settlements with administrative authorities and litigation. Contentious matters are a core focus for Bráulio Dias Lopes De Almeida, who is skilled in collective and individual claims, while Poliana César concentrates on consultancy mandates, including hires and terminations, compliance investigations and compensation issues.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Luis Shiromoto; Bráulio Dias Lopes de Almeida


‘The law firm has great professionals, prepared and always available to assist the client.’

‘Braulio Almeida is an exceptional professional who is always available, updated with the legislation and best practices of the market and promptly suggests creative solutions.’

Key clients

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Accenture do Brasil

Chiesi Farmacêutica

United Airlines

Emirates Airlines

Stone Pagamentos

Heineken Indústria de Bebidas

Takeda Distribuidora

Air France

AGI Brasil Industria e Comércio (AGI)

Grupo Pão de Açúcar

Work highlights

  • Assisted Topico Locacoes de Galpoes e Equipamentos para Industria in the negotiation of a fine arising from a public civil action.
  • Assisted HNK BR Industria de Bebidas in the execution of a collective agreement following an investigation by the Labour Public Prosecutor’s Office.
  • Acted for Accenture do Brasil during the discovery phase of a complex labour claim.

Bichara Advogados

Clients from an array of sectors, including retail, IT, education and agribusiness, rely on Bichara Advogados for assistance in complex non-contentious labour matters and litigation. Christiana Fontenelle MacDowell showcases strength in labour audits, collective bargaining and senior executive-related issues. João Pedro Eyler Povoa excels in labour claims involving hazardous working conditions, overtime pay and the termination of employment contracts. Jorge Gonzaga Matsumoto is a ‘distinguished professional‘ with more than 20 years of experience in this space. Associates Rodrigo Loureiro Coutinho, who often works with construction, technology and retail companies, and Paulo Antônio Gomes Patrício are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Christiana Fontenelle; João Pedro Eyler Póvoa; Jorge Gonzaga Matsumoto


‘Professionals with a high technical and academic level in areas related to labour. The firm’s actions take into account the legal opinions of other specialists who have outstanding performance in other areas that are correlated.’

‘Jorge Matsumoto guides us in the construction of strategies to avoid, mitigate and control risks.’

‘Christiana Fontenelle: high-level advisory work focused on structuring new work relationships and all employer-employee communications. Stands out for her agility in presenting consultations and legal opinions.’

Key clients


Brookfield Brasil

Mineração Taboca

Grupo Soma







Work highlights

  • Acted for BSM Serviços Técnicos de Engenharia e Locação in a lawsuit involving a work accident.
  • Assisted Concessionária A Hora de São Paulo in a labour claim filed by an employee concerning a work accident.

Cahen & Mingrone Advogados

The 'very well-trained, detail-oriented team' at Cahen & Mingrone Advogados handles a mix of non-contentious labour matters, strategic litigation, investigations and trade union negotiations. The latter is a key area of strength for co-head Arthur Cahen, counsel of choice for several companies from the industrial sector. Fellow co-leader Marcus Vinicius Mingrone is skilled at defending clients in cases brought by the Labour Prosecution Office and the Ministry of Labour.

Practice head(s):

Arthur Cahen; Marcus Vinícius Mingrone


‘Cahen & Mingrone offers differentiated services and an effective partnership in the development of projects. They are able to respond to challenges not foreseen in labour regulation. Partners Arthur and Marcus are exceptional in this art.’

‘Availability and legal advice that provide security to clients.’

‘Dedication, very well-trained and detail-oriented team,  and agility in client service.’

Key clients

GD Solar


Distribuidora Santa Cruz


Nucleo Engenharia



BNP Paribas

Citycon Engenharia


Solví / Essencis


Meng Engenharia

Construtora Fraiha


Knewin – News and Social Monitoring

Hugches Comunicações

FGC – Fundo Garantidor de Crédito



Work highlights

CGM Advogados

With a strong following from healthcare, retail and industrial sector players, CGM Advogados is well versed in labour consultancy and cross-border litigation. Matters involving C-level executives, whistleblowers, and data protection are some of the team's core specialisms, which also include stock option and restrictive covenants. Patricia Barboza maintains a broad practice, handling contentious and non-contentious labour matters, from hiring procedures to harassment and discrimination cases. Maury Lobo specialises in administrative litigation, showcasing particular strength in matters pertaining to the life sciences, education and consumer goods sectors.

Practice head(s):

Patricia Barboza


‘Patricia Barbosa and Maury Lobo are recommended.’

‘Very accessible professionals with enviable technical skills.’

‘Maury Lobo is excellent. He is always ready to assist clients.’

Work highlights

Chiode Minicucci Law Firm

Praised for its ‘extreme technical quality’, Chiode Minicucci Law Firm is a boutique firm ‘focused on Brazilian labour law‘, which understands the challenges faced by international clients, including start-ups, in the country. In the wake of the recent labour reform in Brazil, the team has been busy advising on extrajudicial agreements, mass dismissals and the adjustment of clients’ internal practices. Highlighted for his ‘experience and knowledge‘, namely in negotiations with labour unions, Daniel Domingues Chiode heads the practice alongside Marília Nascimento Minicucci, who takes the lead on consultancy matters.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Domingues Chiode; Marília Nascimento Minicucci


‘The service provided by Chiode Advogados is of extreme technical quality. In addition to this aspect, it stands out for the direct and personal involvement of the partner Daniel Chiode, who conveys security and the certainty that we are not just “just another client”.’

‘Chiode Minicucci is a law firm focused on Brazilian labour law but which understands, with excellence, the implications related to global companies, especially startups.’

‘Special attention should be given to partner Marília Minicucci.’

Key clients

Merck Sharp & Dohme Farmacêutica

Merck Sharp & Dohme Saúde Animal

Sanofi-Medley Farmacêutica

Apsen Farmacêutica

Libbs Farmacêutica

Yusen Logistics do Brasil

Laboratórios Pierre Fabre do Brasil

Hugo Boss do Brasil

Enterprise Services Brasil Serviços de Tecnologia

Lincoln Electric do Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Coloplast do Brasil

Harman do Brasil Indústria Eletrônica e Participações

Oceanair Linhas Aéreas – Avianca

Expeditors International do Brasil

Globalization Partners Prestação de Serviços Administrativos

Omnipresent HR Consulting Services Brazil

Gartner do Brasil Serviços De Pesquisas

Unitedlex do Brasil Servicos em Tecnologia

SHPS Tecnologia e Serviços / Garena Agenciamento de Negócios

Torrent do Brasil

Emeritus Institute of Management do Brasil

Graphic Packaging International do Brasil – embalagens

Telefônica brasil


Banco Pine

NYK Group Americas

SGF Global Brasil Recrutamento e Seleção

Biolab Sanus Farmacêutica

Daiichi Sankyo Brasil Farmacêutica

Viação Santa Cruz

Work highlights

  • Represented Libbs Farmacêutica in a lawsuit filed by a former employee, who was elected a union leader, which would, allegedly, entitle him to provisional job tenure.
  • Acting for Sanofi-Medley Farmacêutica in a lawsuit in which an employee claims to be entitled to provisional job tenure, due to being a union leader, and seeks the annulment of his termination.
  • Assisted Hugo Boss with issues regarding Brazilian workers working from abroad with no authorisation from the employer.

FCAR Advogados

FCAR Advogados‘s labour practice is ‘diligent and prepared to deal with extremely complex scenarios and processes.’ It is particularly known for its support in collective bargaining, internal compliance training, and preparation of administrative and judicial defences. Luiz Fernando Alouche boasts extensive experience in employment litigation and investigations, where he acts for both Brazilian and multinational companies. Tamira Fioravante and Marianne Calil Jorge, both of whom are noted for being ‘extremely committed to quickly solving clients’ problems’, stand out at the associate level.

Practice head(s):

Luiz Fernando Alouche


‘A competent team who is capable of making a clear assessment of the risks and possibilities of each action.’

‘The team is cordial and available for the client. They possess interest in the cases, punctuality, innovation, transparency and clear and objective writing.’

‘An excellent and highly technical service, customised to the needs of the internal legal department and company.’

Key clients

Prosegur Brasil – Transportadora de Valores e Segurança

Padtec Holding

Titan Pneus do Brasil

Akzo Nobel

Nutrien Soluções Agrícolas

Eli Lilly do Brasil


Stericycle Gestão Ambiental

Veros Hospital Veterinário

Ligas de Alumínio –Liasa

Work highlights

  • Represented Prosegur Brasil in a lawsuit filed by the Public Ministry of Labour regarding the implementation of the Normative Rule no. 9.
  • Assisted Nutrien in the negotiation of 33 profit sharing plans on behalf of six different companies in the Nutrien group.
  • Acted for Eli Lilly in a collective claim brought by The Workers Union regarding their right to apply a collective rule to the employees based in Rio De Janerio.

L.O. Baptista Advogados

Rated for the 'technical capacity' of its members, L.O. Baptista Advogados is a popular choice for both domestic and international clients seeking assistance in labour litigation and consulting matters, such as recruitment procedures, senior executive-related issues and dismissal claims. Clients from a broad range of sectors - including technology and energy - regularly turn to the team, which is under the leadership of Fabio Chong De Lima. Widely recommended by clients, Lima often advises on compensation plans, outsourcing processes, hiring strategies, and dismissals.

Practice head(s):

Fabio Chong de Lima


‘LO Baptista is my trusted office when it comes to labour matters. The technical capacity of the lawyers, as well as the humanised service of the entire team, make a lot of difference in my choice.’

‘My experience with L.O. Baptista has been excellent.’

‘My experience with Fabio Chong de Lima has been excellent. He is a problem solver, incredibly responsive, practical regarding the needs of the business, strategic, and helps spot important issues. He is adept at working with international clients and has been an excellent adviser.’

Key clients


Agile Thought

Emerson Process Management



Saipem do Brasil

Inductotherm do Brasil

Bombardier Recreational Products

Olympus Optical

Alstom Brasil Energia e Transporte




Work highlights

Lefosse Advogados

Praised for its ‘technically prepared and very responsive team’, Lefosse Advogados attracts instructions from domestic and international companies seeking assistance in strategic labour law matters, including claims brought by C-level executives and union negotiations. Besides individual and collective claims, the team’s broad service offering also covers employment contracts, incentive plans and benefits issues. Practice head Aloizio Lima is skilled in administrative and judicial proceedings. Counsel Paulo Antonio Peressin stands out for his experience in alternative dispute resolution methods.

Practice head(s):

Aloizio Lima


‘Highly specialised and available team.’

‘Aloizio Lima and Paulo Peressin are available and business-oriented.’

‘Its multidisciplinary view is certainly one of the strengths of the area and the firm.’

‘Lefosse has a very technically prepared and responsive team.’

‘Aloizio Ribeiro is a great professional; manages to navigate well in all relationship forums.’

‘Paulo Peressin is an excellent labour litigation lawyer; he is able to give good advice to clients and think about the process in a very strategic way.’

‘Paulo Peressin is excellent. Dedicated, studious and attentive to the details in the provision of services.’

Key clients

Westwing Comércio Varejista

CISS Consultoria em Informática, Serviços e Software

IBS Comercializadora (IBS Energy)

Stone Instituição de Pagamento


MSG Global Solutions do Brasil

Turner & Townsend Consultoria

Modern Logistics

IRB Brasil Resseguros


Elfa Medicamentos

Ingram Micro Brasil

Work highlights

  • Advised MSX International do Brasil on a collective action filed by a labour union after having negotiated with the Union’s representatives.
  • Provided assistance to Mann+Hummel Brasil for the defence of a labour lawsuit filed by the former CEO of the company in Brazil and VP in America.
  • Assisted Bracell SP Celulose in a study related to the types of working hours schedule, which could be adopted in its factories around the country.

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

A strong choice for major employers from a variety of key industries, Lobo de Rizzo Advogados is active in contentious and consulting labour matters. Fabio Medeiros showcases specialist expertise in the structuring of defences and settlement of complex employment claims, including collective and individual cases. Maurício Reis is skilled in executive compensation plans and expatriates-related issues. Other names to note in the team include Andre Blotta Laza and Marina Camargo Aranha.

Practice head(s):

Fabio Medeiros; Maurício Reis


‘The office provides a differentiated service, with solutions based on high technical quality, multidisciplinary vision and directed to the needs and specificities of the business.’

‘Fabio Medeiros – partner with high technical capacity and commitment to excellence in delivery.’

‘Maurício Reis – partner with notable technical capacity and experience, with high engagement in relation to the client’s needs.’

Key clients



Águas do Rio – Distribuidora de Água

Associação Brasileira do Alumínio – ABAL

Bird & Bird

Companhia das Letras

Dia Brasil




Faro Technologies

Fleetcor/Sem Parar

Alvarez & Marsal








Oyster HR


Primetals Technologies


Stora Enso

United Medical




Work highlights

  • Assisted DHL Logistics in a labour lawsuit to enforce collective rights.

Peixoto e Cury Advogados

Labour law is at the core of Peixoto e Cury Advogados, which fields an ‘extremely innovative‘ team that handles collective and individual claims, occupational health and safety issues, risk assessments and internal training. Luiz Vicente De Carvalho boasts almost 50 years of experience in this space, and is singled out for his strong track record in complex litigation, while Antonio Carlos Aguiar oversees consulting matters. Marcel Tadeu Alves Da Silva is another key contact for non-contentious issues, including executive compensation and collective bargaining. Poliana Banqueri da Silva Guimarães handles a variety of labour mandates, including crisis management and investigations. Gisela da Silva Freire, the former co-head of Cescon Barrieu's labour practice, joined the firm in June 2023. Carlos Eduardo Dantas da Costa and André Villac Polinesio are no longer at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Luiz Vicente de Carvalho; Antonio Carlos Aguiar


‘The team provides an extraordinary service, with good results, always generating value and savings for the client. It is extremely innovative in terms of technology, managing it with modern and easy-to-manage reports.’

‘Marcel Alves is a spectacular professional; he is competent, generates results and is always there for the client.’

‘Technical quality, business skills and use of data to support strategic decision-making.’

‘The firm has the capacity to serve clients in various areas of law and this is important in building a long-term partnership. The firm’s team is highly technical and has the flexibility to adapt to the client’s needs in terms of time and cost in relation to the legal services provided. It is able to serve multinational clients with their own dynamics when doing business in Brazil.’

‘Poliana Banqueri acts with agility, availability and a sense of urgency. The lawyer understands the client and adds value in the discussions of complex cases.’

Key clients

China Three Gorges Corp (‎CTG Brasil)



Souza Cruz



Owens Illinois do Brasil


Syngenta Proteção de Cultivos

Lojas Americanas

ADM do Brasil

Avon Cosméticos

Dell Computadores

Mahle Metal Leve

Rádio e TV Bandeirantes

Bridgestone do Brasil


Energisa Mato Grosso do Sul – Distribuidora de Energia

Knauf do Brasil

Grupo TV1

Robert Bosch

Taurus Armas

Banco Santander (Brasil)

Companhia Energética de São Paulo

SPIC | Pacific Hydro Brasil

British American Tobacco (BAT)

BP Bunge Bioenergia

Work highlights

  • Represents Associação Portuguesa de Desportos in all of its labour disputes.
  • Defending BP Bunge in two collective lawsuits filed by the Labour Prosecution Office.
  • Assisting Granol Industria, Comercio e Exportacao in an appeal before the Regional Labour Court (TRT).

Rayes & Fagundes Advogados Associados

The ‘highly trained professionals’ at Rayes & Fagundes Advogados Associados attract regular instructions from the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors, and stand out for their extensive experience in union negotiations, collective dismissals and executive-level matters. The team’s broad service offering also covers labour consultancy mandates, including outsourcing, immigration issues and transactions. Practice head Paula Corina Santone handles the entire spectrum of employment law matters, and often acts for companies from the telecoms, pharmaceutical and automotive sectors. Roberto Ferreira Ferlis left the firm in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Paula Corina Santone



‘Paula Corina Santone – a specialist in labour relations, with solid experience in litigation and labour consultancy. Paula has extensive experience in the structuring and implementation of variable compensation policies, profit sharing plans, benefit policies, issues related to health and work safety, employment contracts and service contracts.’

‘The team has highly trained professionals.’

‘The main characteristic of Rayes & Fagundes is partnership and great flexibility. Very dedicated and with high performance, they bring positive results and security.’

‘At Rayes e Fagundes, I would like to highlight the performance of partner Paula Santone for her dedication, professionalism, flexibility and readiness to always assist us. I see it as a differentiator.’

‘We understand that the work provided by the firm under analysis is different from other providers, due to the diligence with which our cases are monitored, each process is handled in a unique and non-automated way, with the elaboration of tailor-made defences.’

Key clients


Torrent do Brasil

Zambon Laboratórios Farmacêuticos


Supplier Administradora de Cartões de Crédito

Casamax Comercial

American Express Travel Related Services Company

Nokia Solutions and Networks do Brasil Telecomunicações

Cinemark Brasil

Chiesi Farmacêutica

Alvenius Equipamentos Tubulares

Arvek Técnica e Construção

Hendrix Genetics

Douglas Administração e Participações

Guide Investimentos

Atento Brasil

Leão Alimentos e Bebidas

Banco Voiter

Amplacon Impermeabilização e Comércio

Proxxi Tecnologia

Fisia Comércio de Produtos Esportivos (SBF)

Foxconn Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Atvos Agroindustrial Participações

FBS Construção Civil e Pavimentação

Goop Distribuidora Automotiva

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil

Banco Master

Masterfoods Brasil

BBCE Balcão Brasileiro de Comercialização de Energia

Kyndryl Brasil Serviços

Work highlights

  • Assisted Cryovac do Brasil in a lawsuit filed by a former employee claiming excessive overtime, psychological pressure, and an unsafe work environment that led him to be hospitalised and dependent on medication.
  • Acted for União Química Farmacêutica Nacional in a lawsuit filed by a former sales agent seeking the recognition of the employment relationship.
  • Representing IBM Brasil Industria Maquinas e Servicos in a lawsuit filed against it and Stefanini (an outsourced company), seeking recognition of an employment relationship directly with IBM and its resulting benefits.

Soto Frugis Advogados

Soto Frugis Advogados is equipped to handle complex and sensitive labour issues for clients across a broad range of sectors, including energy, telecoms, agribusiness and pharmaceuticals. The firm brings together expertise in advisory and litigation matters, and is also well placed to assist with compliance investigations and union negotiations. At the helm of the practice, Eduardo Soto and Antonio Carlos Frugis possess a wealth of experience in non-contentious and contentious labour matters involving major companies, unions, employees and executives, while Leonardo Aurelio Pardini is singled out for his knowledge of human resources issues, and Graziela Vicari Mellis is often engaged in internal audits, risk assessments and due diligence in the context of transactions.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Soto; Antonio Carlos Frugis; Leonardo Aurelio Pardini; Graziela Mellis


‘Highly qualified team; very helpful; constantly improving their services, with very fast and assertive feedback.’

‘Information provided with promptness, agility and assertiveness.’

Key clients

Indra do Brasil


ASG Software

Sindicato Nacional das Empresas Aeroviarias


CAE South America Flight Training



Crane Worldwide Logistics Brasil

Work highlights

  • Assisted Crane Worldwide Logistics with the design of a preventative plan for its employees’ home office activities.
  • Assisted Assurant with the review of its labour contracts and drafting of a manual for labour health and safety protection.
  • Advising Solarig Brasil Servicos em Energia on the transfer of its high executives and adaptation of its international policies to local law.

Souto Correa Advogados

The ‘competent lawyers' at Souto Correa Advogados are 'prepared to resolve all labour issues’ for national and multinational companies. The team, which is split between São Paulo and Porto Alegre, routinely handles class actions, union negotiation, and individual claims for companies from the worlds of technology, media, retail and manufacturing, among others. The practice is under the joint leadership of four practitioners: Paulo Roberto Souto is skilled in collective bargaining, and matters arising from strikes and mass dismissals; Joel Heinrich Gallo is well-versed in administrative civil actions filed by the Labour Prosecutor’s Office; the 'sharp, strategic and responsive' Patricia Alves often acts in partnership with the corporate practice in due diligence exercises; and Manoela Pascal Martins is singled out for her experience in collective actions and administrative proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Paulo Souto; Joel Gallo; Patricia Mota Alves; Manoela Pascal


‘Practical and efficient. Comfortable working with multinational companies.’

‘Patricia Alves is sharp, strategic and responsive.’

‘Souto Correa is an extremely innovative law firm, which is always adapting to market innovations, especially technological ones, offering dynamic and up-to-date support. The consultations and opinions requested always arrive in a customised way according to the needs and particularities of the client. Partnership, treatment and innovation are undoubtedly the fundamental pillars that make Souto Correa stand out compared to other law firms.’

‘In addition to her excellent technical skills, Patricia Alves is extremely creative and a pioneer in bringing innovative solutions, even in situations where there seems to be no way out.’

‘Joel Gallo has the ability to charm us with his logical reasoning, no matter how sensitive the subject is. His treatment and concern for clients is impeccable. Excellent for strategic and highly complex situations.’

‘Competent lawyers prepared to resolve all labour issues.’

‘Excellent legal knowledge, combined with timely service and the ability to meet 100% of the requested demands.’

Key clients

Santo Antonio Energia

Abbott Laboratórios do Brasil

Santos Brasil Participações



Nelogica Sistemas de Software

Vitesco Tecnologia Brasil Automotiva

Object Edge

Habitasul Florestal

Wildlife Studios (AVL Aplicativos)

WMB Supermercados do Brasil

Vogel Soluções em Telecomunicações e Informática

Rede Duque

Grupo CCRR – Colacril (Beontag)

Airbnb Serviços Digitais

Aeromot – Aeronaves e Motores

Associação Escola Panamericana de Porto Alegre

Irmandade Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre

Solví Participações

Dell Computadores do Brasil

Lenovo Tecnologia

Honeywell do Brasil

Celulose Irani

Hotmart (Launch Pad Tecnologia e Serviços)

Work highlights

  • Assisting Lenovo in a labour complaint filed by a former senior lawyer employee.
  • Assisted Vitesco Tecnologia Brasil Automotiva by analysing the legal feasibility of a former employee’s dismissal, which was surrounded by several possible judicial implications and uncertainties.
  • Assisted Johnson & Johnson in the restructuring of its labour health and safety department (SESSMT).

Tauil & Chequer Advogados

Tauil & Chequer Advogados possesses ‘impeccable legal technique’ and ‘a deep knowledge of labour legislation‘. The labour department offers advice on the entire spectrum of contentious and advisory matters, ranging from claims filed by the Public Labour Prosecutor’s Office, labour unions, and senior executives, to the implementation of stock option and profit-sharing plans and the review of compensation schemes. Practice head Aline Fidelis is a ‘fantastic lawyer’ whose skills in labour disputes, non-contentious work and union-related matters are rated by clients. She receives support from a team of ‘exceptional associates’, Isabela do Val and Thiago Garcia, who handle a mix of judicial lawsuits, administrative proceedings, due diligence and risk assessments.

Practice head(s):

Aline Fidelis


‘Tauil & Chequer Advogados has been extremely knowledgeable and on point with their advice regarding all labour and employment matters that we have requested of the firm. The team was efficient and business-minded.’

‘The team was always prompt, polite, and patient with their interactions with my company. They were always willing to go the extra mile to address any questions or areas that were difficult for our company to understand and work through. The team also effectively handled delivering hard advice and difficult news in a manner that was once again done in a delicate and professional manner that allowed the news or advice to be well received.’

‘Aline Fidelis is a fantastic lawyer and was wonderful in spearheading the superb labour and employment work that the team delivered to meet our company’s needs in Brazil. Additionally, associates Thiago Garcia and Isabela do Val were instrumental in many aspects of the great work delivered to our company.’

‘Impeccable legal technique. The team understands the company’s demands, proposing solutions that meet our needs. What distinguishes them is the seniority and vast experience and availability of professionals.’

‘Aline’s high availability is unique. The team was extremely well prepared in terms of service and technical quality.’

‘Aline Fidelis: an out-of-the-curve partner, with a lot of technical knowledge and total availability to assist us. The results achieved by her defending us in Court brought savings of millions for the company. She is also skilled in advisory matters in addition to being an excellent negotiator with unions. Thiago Garcia is an excellent associate, who assisted us very well in advisory matters.’

‘Overall, the firm has advised us very well and in a timely manner. There are many challenges in the market but they have all the answers and recommended steps.’

‘Aline Fidelis – Extremely competent, she acts both in the prevention and resolution of matters.’

Key clients

APR Energy

Austral Seguradora


Banco Genial

Banco Original


BP Bunge

BCP Securities

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)

Cidade Matarazzo (Rosewood Hotel)


CM Capital Markets

Cubico Investments

Enterprise Singapore

Genial Investimentos


Lavvi Paris Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Maersk Drilling

Pecom Servicios Energia


Pro Solutti

Sal Empreendimentos

Skystone Group


Superior Energy

The Global Edge


White & Case

Agrícola Xingu

Neon Pagamentos

Stam Metalúrgica

Reservoir Group

Vereda Educação


Usina Colorado


Arco Educação

Boart & Wire

FS Agrosolutions


Queiroz Galvão

Hub Pagamentos

NES Global


Work highlights

  • Advised Karpowership on the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement.
  • Assisted BASF in day-to-day labour matters.
  • Advised Petronas on compliance labour matters.

Tortoro, Madureira & Ragazzi Advogados

Praised by clients for its ‘agility in service, technical knowledge, [ and] dynamism', Tortoro, Madureira & Ragazzi Advogados possesses strong credentials in labour litigation, where it acts for a broad range of corporate clients from the financial, retail, food and beverage, energy and insurance sectors. Typical mandates for the team include representing companies in lawsuits filed by former senior employees, and claims concerning moral and sexual harassment. Caio Medici Madureira is a key contact for financial institutions seeking assistance in complex contentious labour matters. Madureira jointly oversees the practice with Nestor Saragiotto and Rodrigo Souza Macedo, the latter of whom is active in individual claims and collective bargaining agreements.

Practice head(s):

Caio Medici Madureira; Rodrigo Souza Macedo; Nestor Saragiotto


‘Agility in service, technical knowledge, dynamism.’

‘Caio Medice Madureira stands out for his high technical knowledge and cordiality.’

‘The firm provides personalised legal services. The follow-up of labour claims is carried out from receipt of notification to filing with great dedication. In addition to the monthly report prepared on all cases, weekly meetings are held to address relevant complaints, as well as to deliberate on the measures to be taken.’

‘Nestor Saragiotto is the partner responsible for the Campinas office. He is an excellent professional. He constantly provides us with excellent opinions.’

‘Maximum attention to all client requests; good at meeting deadlines; extremely attentive lawyers; immediate response to all requests; flexibility in requests; commitment to clients.’

Key clients

Banco Santander

Carrefour Comércio e Indústria

Banco CSF

LBR Lacteos Brasil

Camil Alimentos

Magazine Luiza

MCI Brasil

Skysites Americas


Indústria Brasileira de Gases

Arcor do Brasil

Louis Dreyfus Company


Alper Consultoria e Corretora de Seguros

Banco PSA Finance Brasil

Banco Sofisa

Work highlights

  • Represented Banco Santander in a lawsuit initiated by a union involving the collective dismissal of more than 600 employees of an outsourced private security company.
  • Represented Banco CSF in a labour lawsuit filed by a former employee seeking recognition of employment.
  • Assisted LBR Lacteos Brasil in the filing of a recession lawsuit.

Abe Advogados

The ‘available, competent, and focused' labour practice at Abe Advogados is adept at handling administrative and judicial proceedings before the Labour Prosecutor's Office, including civil class actions, on behalf of clients from the logistics, financial services, IT and education sectors, to name a few. Practice head Fernanda Garcez Lopes Cunha, who is widely recommended by clients, is active in investigations, litigation and preventive matters. Senior associate Priscila Soeiro Moreira is noted for her experience in lawsuits filed by unions and consultancy work, including due diligence on M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Fernanda Garcez Lopes Cunha


‘The labour team is great, available, competent, and focused on the client. Partner Fernanda and lawyer Priscila are the highlight of the area.’

‘Fernanda Garcez Lopes Cunha stands out for her availability, knowledge, and client focus, and Priscila Soeiro Moreira is proactive.’

‘The service provided has been very satisfactory. Fernanda Garcez Lopes Cunha and Priscila Soares Moreira are very attentive and always ready to answer any questions and suggest alternatives to help with the process.’

‘Abe Advogados has expertise in labour matters, prompt service, fair prices, in addition to the friendliness and empathy of its partners and associates.’

‘Fernanda Garcez handles our labour matters with mastery, speed and simplicity. She is an incredible professional who I am always happy to recommend.’

‘Attention, agility and quality of advice.’

‘The firm is always “tuned in” to the market, guiding us in the best possible way and according to our needs and objectives. The team is responsive to our questions and is always available.’

‘Partner Fernanda Garcez is always very attentive and responsive to our questions.’

Key clients

Marisa Lojas

Ceva Logistics

Pepperl + Fuchs

International School Serviços de Ensino, Treinamento e Editoração, Franqueadora

I2 – Instituto em Tecnologia e Pesquisa Aplicada

Galápagos Capital e Investimentos em Participações

Omegha Clínica Médica

XCL – Consultoria em Tecnologia da Informação

Vetor Editora

Fast One Sistemas Tecnológicos Eireli

Work highlights

  • Advised Instituto em Tecnologia e Pesquisa Aplicada on  a labour claim regarding the death of an employee.
  • Advising Marisa Lojas on lawsuits related to claims of an economic group.
  • Advising SMC Pneumaticos do Brasil on a matter related to alleged discriminatory dismissal.

Araújo e Policastro Advogados

Araújo e Policastro Advogados provides assistance to domestic and multinational clients in all stages of judicial and administrative labour claims and class actions. On the advisory front, the practice is well versed in remuneration matters, profit sharing plans and union negotiations. Department leader Ana Lúcia Pinke Ribeiro de Paiva has been advising and defending domestic and international companies from the manufacturing, IT, education, logistics, retail and energy industries, among others, in employment law mandates for over two decades. Since publication, Alexandre Pessoa has joined from KLA Advogados, effective as of January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Ana Lúcia Pinke Ribeiro de Paiva


‘Commitment, transparency and understanding of the matters.’

‘I highlight Ana Lucia Pinke.’

Balera, Berbel & Mitne Advogados

Boutique firm Balera, Berbel & Mitne Advogados is noted for its ‘theoretical and practical knowledge‘ of employment law and social security matters. The team handles a varied workload featuring collective bargaining agreements, risk analyses and litigation. Social security and employment specialist Fábio Lopes Vilela Berbel and Wagner Balera jointly head up the team, where Gisele Martins is a name to note for contentious and consulting work.

Practice head(s):

Fábio Berbel; Wagner Balera


‘The firm has a structure to serve Brazil like few others. The team always brings new ways of looking at data and our processes, in addition to always anticipating demands that are connected and putting together defensive theses.’

‘They demonstrate good theoretical and practical knowledge, in addition to always being willing to go further, to look at the cases and demands of the client beyond what is asked.’

‘The level of service is exceptional. We always receive feedback directly from the partners, who are willing to explain the impacts of the cases, and the theses.’

Key clients

Banco Da Amazônia


Work highlights

  • Representing Banco da Amazônia in a public civil action filed by the union.
  • Assisting Assaí with a public civil action brought by the Union of Employees.
  • Assisting TIM Brasil with a prepatory procedure which deals with the national strategic project for the individualisation of the FGTS.

Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper

Covering both contentious and non-contentious mandates, the labour department at Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper is frequently sought out by domestic and international clients operating in a range of industries, including TMT, energy, retail, aviation, and real estate. Leading the practice, Mauricio Tanabe specialises in collective dismissals, industrial actions and class actions, while litigation specialist Marcio Meira de Vasconcellos regularly handles pensions, benefits and expatriation-related matters, with a particular focus on the infrastructure, oil and gas, and real estate sectors. Widely recommended by clients, associate Flavio Luduvice is experienced in litigation before labour courts, due diligence procedures, and employment agreements. The team was strengthened by the arrival of Ana Cristina Valentim in November 2022 from Felsberg Advogados.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Tanabe; Marcio Meira


‘We often use the firm’s labour department in administrative proceedings before the MPT, as well as in negotiations with trade unions. What differentiates the firm’s performance is the experience they have in these specific issues, which contributes significantly to the positive outcome.’

‘Flavio Luduvice is a quick thinker and, due to his experience, has proven to be very useful in meetings with public authorities, representing the company’s interests.’

‘The team has brought excellent results in labour trials and has proved to know how to structure litigation strategies, not only pursuant to the law, but also according to local court practices.’

‘Flavio Luduvice and Maurício Tanabe not only get us great results, but they are always available for urgencies and also very clear in their explanations.’

Key clients

Technip Brasil-Engenharia, Instalações e Apoio Marítimo

Starboard Restructuring Partners Consultoria em Negócios

British Airways

Pricewaterhousecoopers Auditores Independentes

Eastman Chemical do Brasil

Martinrea Honsel Brasil Fundição e Comércio de Peças em Alumínio

Cyrela Commercial Properties

Ntt Data do Brasil Serviços de Tecnologia da Informação

London Stock Exchange Group

Avanos Medical Brasil Consultoria

Helix do Brasil Serviços de Petróleo

Santo Antonio Energia

Davita Brasil Participações e Serviços de Gestão

Benteler Componentes Automotivos

Perenco Petróleo e Gás do Brasil

Carlton Hotelaria e Turismo

Modec Serviços de Petróleo do Brasil

Bacardi Martini do Brasil Industria e Comércio

Wpp Group

SAS Institute Brasil

Dot Lib Informação Profissional

Cobra Brasil Serviços Comunicações e Energia

DGS Brasil

TSP Participações

Work highlights

  • Defending Technip Brasil in four class actions filed by the Maritime Employees Union (FNTTAA) seeking compensation resulting from alleged unpaid overtime and on-call compensation.
  • Representing DaVita do Brasil in an investigation and a class action initiated by the Labour Oversight Agency (MPT) regarding the alleged violation of occupational health and safety rules in the workplace.
  • Representing Martinrea in several labour claims filed by former and existing employees seeking protection from termination up to retirement as compensation due to employment-related disease.

Chalfin, Goldberg & Vainboim Advogados

The labour law department at Chalfin, Goldberg & Vainboim Advogados 'offers high quality services' to a varied client base, which predominantly features players from the banking, technology, and energy sectors. With experience in both mass and strategic litigation, the firm undertakes an array of contentious work, including individual suits, class actions and public civil actions. Due diligence, human resources policies and compensation matters are other areas of activity for the group, which is led by the 'exceptional' Priscila Mathias De Morais Fichtner. She receives support from a strong team of associates, which includes Roberta Dantas Ribeiro, Barbara Silveira and Pamella Abreu.

Practice head(s):

Priscila Mathias De Morais Fichtner


‘Excellent firm, with differentiated performance and indications of strategies to reduce high convictions.’

‘The work is of extreme quality and attention to detail. All queries are promptly and thoroughly answered. The firm presents, whenever possible, innovative solutions.’

‘Priscila Fichtner is exceptional and has complete mastery of labour law matters.’

Key clients

Seal Telecom

Tecto Engenharia

Wellness Services


Acteon Group

Murta & Goyanes

Coelho De Souza

Santuu Bike Ecosystem Serviços

OLX Atividades de Internet

Bodytech Participações


IBDD – Instituto brasileiro dos direitos da pessoa com deficiência

Banco Original

C6 Bank

Work highlights

  • Represented Bodytech Participacoes in a civil investigation to determine if quotas for people with disabilities were met.
  • Represented Lenne Interligaco Eletrica Norte e Nordeste in a labour claim filed by a former company director.
  • Advised OLX Atividades de Internet on overtime payments due to working with flexible hours.

Dias Carneiro Advogados

Dias Carneiro Advogados is especially active in handling the employment aspects of the acquisition of greenfield projects, restructurings and cross-border deals. Clients from the technology, pharmaceutical, financial services, construction, telecoms and retail sectors, among others, regularly turn to the practice for advice on non-contentious labour matters and litigation. André De Melo Ribeiro has extensive expertise in judicial and administrative proceedings, while Cynthia Fernandes Guidotti regularly handles collective actions. Maurício Pepe De Lion, who draws on more than 20 years of experience in contentious labour matters, with a particular focus on claims involving executives and expatriates, joined from Felsberg Advogados in October 2023.

Practice head(s):

André de Melo Ribeiro; Cynthia Fernandes Guidotti

Key clients

Gate Gourmet

Teva Pharmaceutics

AAK do Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Óleos Vegetais


Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) / International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Cellera Pharmaceutics

Riot Games

Sykué Bioenergia

Dental Cremer/Henry Schein


Siemens Healthineers

Hunstman Chemical





Cristalia Pharma

Biochimico Pharma


Vinci Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Riot Games on the process of migrating its Brazilian National Championship to a franchise-based model.
  • Assisted SPS Capital in the review and risk assessment of opportunities of investments in credits arising from claims.
  • Assisted Siemens Healthineer in the review and alteration of its commission plan for sales employees.

KLA Advogados

The ‘competent and helpful professionals‘ at KLA Advogados bring together expertise in labour litigation, due diligence, internal training and compliance. The firm is adept at handling collective and individual claims, and also showcases strength in collective bargaining. Paulo Chubba and Bruna De Cesare are both well versed in restructuring projects and collective bargaining agreements. Since publication, former practice head Alexandre Pessoa has left the firm, effective as of January 2024.


‘Very competent and helpful professionals.’

‘Agility in the answers and the guidelines are complete and clear. Each subject is quickly directed to the specialist on the subject and even if the subject depends on the elaboration of a document by them, the return is brief.’

‘Bruna De Cesare is singled out for her knowledge, clear and objective information.’

‘Services are provided with excellence. The professionals are always up to date and the response is always quick and efficient.’

‘Professionals with high-level technical capacity, personalised and agile service, willingness and openness to define the best strategies for each situation. They seek to meet and understand the needs of the client, overcoming challenges to achieve the proposed objectives.’

Key clients


DXC Technologies

Boston Scientific

Grupo ABC


Bain & Company

Polyone (Avient)




Newell Brands



Open English


Kuka Systems


Ecogen (Grupo Mitsui)

Japan House

Fast Key Agency

Kobre & Kim






Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados Associados

Demonstrating particular strength in labour litigation, Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados Associados is skilled in class actions filed by unions and public civil actions initiated by the Labour Public Prosecutor’s Office. With over two decades of experience in employment law, Luciana Arduin Fonseca often handles contentious matters filed by senior executives, with a special focus on the banking and construction sectors. Priscila Mara Peresi excels in labour litigation, while Renata Araújo and Luís Fernando Riskalla are proficient in contentious and non-contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Luciana Arduin Fonseca; Luis Fernando Riskalla; Renata Christina Silveira Araújo; Priscila Mara Peresi


‘The firm has a highly qualified team who can competently handle process management and labour risks.’

‘Renata Araújo, Luciana Arduin Fonseca, and Luis Fernando Riskalla make up a highly qualified team who are capable of solving problems involving all aspects of labour law.’

‘Excellence in the technique and administration of labour lawsuits.  All highly technically trained lawyers I trust with my eyes closed. A reference in quality.’

Key clients

Bureau Veritas

Brasil Ventos




Grupo Alupar


Transmissoras Brasileiras de Energia


EDP – Energia

Mundie e Advogados

Mundie e Advogados is a popular destination for domestic and multinational companies operating in regulated sectors (including energy, telecoms and technology) and seeking assistance in collective bargaining agreements, internal training and senior executive-related matters. The group, which is skilled in both contentious and consulting matters, is led by the ‘proactive, responsive and passionateNadia Lacerda, who has in-depth knowledge of global workforce and HR compliance issues, including international transfers of executives to Latin America and the US. Erika Scudeler Paulino, who specialises in labour union negotiations, judicial and administrative proceedings, and Carolina Sampaio are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Nadia Lacerda


‘We have been working with Nadia Lacerda and she has always been very proactive, responsive and passionate.’

‘Without a doubt, what has made Mundie Advogados stand out a lot in relation to other law firms or advisory services is the closeness they have with the client’s reality, the interest in knowing the business we operate, and the proactivity in relation to the problems presented versus solutions. Professionals are highly qualified, friendly, and empathetic.’

‘Nádia Lacerda is an example of a professional. Dedicated, studious and always very up-to-date with all national and international legislation, in addition to doing very strong institutional work.’

Key clients


Danaher Corporation

Sea Group

Asics Brazil

Adidas Brazil

ECA Italia

Atento Brasil

Luxottica Brasil

Ferragamo Brasil

Ranpak Brasil

Glencore Brasil

Bracco Imaging do Brasil

Cervejaria Kaiser Brasil

King & Spalding

Planet Payment

Seyfarth Shaw

Smith & Nephew

Altra Industrial Motors

Fidelity Processador





VF do Brasil

Octante Recursos Humanos

Outback Steakhouse Restaurantes Brasil

BDP South America

Work highlights

  • Defended Atento Brasil in a lawsuit brought by a former employee.
  • Assisted Atento Brasil in a lawsuit filed by a former employee.
  • Assisted Smith & Nephew in a lawsuit filed a former outsourced employee concerning work-related disease.

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Commended for its ‘personal approach’ , Siqueira Castro – Advogados fields a team of labour law specialists who are active in strategic lawsuits, mass litigation and non-contentious matters, namely internal training and compliance. Standing out for its geographical footprint across Brazil, the group is under the joint leadership of André de Souza Santos and Otavio Pinto e Silva, both of whom are based in São Paulo. Fabricio Zipperer is a name to note for both consulting and contentious matters in Rio de Janeiro. Focused on social security and labour law, Fabiana Galdino Cotias is a key contact in Salvador.

Practice head(s):

Otavio Pinto e Silva; André de Souza Santos


‘Siqueira’s labour team has a unique side to its services, I notice that deliveries are always made with a personal approach to the client.’


Key clients


Cerâmicas Ceusa

Construções e Comércio Camargo Corrêa

Fundação Petrobras de Seguridade Social – Petros

Statkraft Brasil

Grupo Legrand

Fundação de Seguridade Social Braslight

Sociedade Michelin de Participações Indústria e Comércio


TIM Celular

White Martins Gases Industriais do Nordeste


Cagliari Participações – Vero Internet

Ajinomoto do Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Alimentos

Dexco Group

Saint-Gobain Distribuição do Brasil

Sigdo Kippers Ingenieria y Construcción

Jacuzzi do Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Cotação Distribuidora de Título e Valores Mobiliários

Work highlights

  • Advised BASF on Covid-19 matters.
  • Assisted Ceramica Ceusa in the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement.
  • Advised Starkraft on the hiring of employees under a teleworking regime.

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados

At Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados, the labour law team is equipped to act for a variety of clients, including players from the energy, manufacturing, construction, food and beverage, retail, and education sectors, in administrative and judicial proceedings. A popular choice for employers dealing with collective and individual dismissal claims, the department is often instructed in class actions before the Labour Prosecutor’s Office. Marcos Renato Gelsi Dos Santos, who brings considerable experience in sensitive labour lawsuits, spearheads the group. Senior associate Carolina Vassilas Grigorini excels in consultancy matters, and is also recognised for her skills in navigating complex labour disputes.

Practice head(s):

Marcos Renato Gelsi dos Santos


‘The VPBG team has been absolutely excellent. They are super responsive, focused on commercial solutions, practical yet creative in their approach. They deliver cost-effective solutions and are able to see the big picture for the client. Carolina Vassilas Grigorini has managed our projects, and she has delivered excellent expertise, and helped us navigate a complex labour law dispute effectively and successfully.’

‘Carolina Vassilas Grigorini — the best employment lawyer we have been dealt with.’


Key clients

Acílio Breda Indústria e Comércio

Allonda Ambiental

Arcos Dourados Comercio de Alimentos



Capital Markets Company

CM Indústria e Comércio de Roupas EIRELI


Dacalda Açúcar e Álcool

Fibra Experts

GTM Chemicals (quantiQ)

Horiens Consultoria e Corretora de Seguros

Instituto Magno de Educação

Intelsat Brasil Serviços de Telecomunicações

Matthews International Corporation

Medartis Importação e Exportação

Mercado Bitcoin

Odebrecht Corretora De Seguros

OR Empreendimentos Imobiliários e Participações

Qintess Tecnologia e Participações

Quanta Geração

QuantiQ Distribuidora



Tatra Trucks

Usina Açucareira Furlan

Zebra Technologies

Work highlights

  • Assisted Allonda Ambiental with filing a motion for relief from the judgment issued by the Labour Court of Appeals in a class action filed by a labour union.
  • Represented Arcos Dourados in a class action filed by the Labour Prosecutor’s Office.
  • Advised Braskem on a labour matter involving occupational disease.