Firms To Watch: Real estate

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has a versatile real estate team that is praised for assisting clients with ‘great attention and depth’; lead partner Fernanda Rosa is noted for her ‘excellent technical and market knowledge’.
Praised for its ‘extensive experience and knowledge of real estate law’, Martens & Dornaus Advogados‘ practice is under the joint leadership of the ‘extremely technical and dedicatedGeorges Louis Martens Filho and Victor Dornaus, who has ‘great negotiation skills and legal technique’.
OMSD - Ostronoff, Malagó, Simão e Dimbarre Advogados fields an experienced real estate team, which handles a broad range of developments and acquisitions for a variety of clients; Daniel Ostronoff and Fábio Machado Malagó are all very active in the sector.
Commended for its ‘fast and assertive responses, detailed monitoring of each case, and up-to-date technical knowledge', S2GDC Advogados handles a mix of transactional, development and contentious matters and fields a selection of highly experienced partners, including Daniel Cardoso Gomes and Pedro Ricardo e Serpa.

Real estate in Brazil

Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper

Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper has extensive expertise across all areas of real estate law, which is a core area of focus for the firm. Drawing on the firm’s cross-border cooperation with DLA Piper and strong network of offices across Brazil, the team offers comprehensive guidance to both domestic and international investors, construction companies and developers engaged in mandates involving the retail, residential, hospitality, offices, agriculture, industrial, and logistics segments. With nearly five decades of experience in the real estate space, co-founder Bernardo Buarque Schiller is a recognised authority in the market who maintains an active practice covering non-contentious and contentious issues. Partner Ivandro Trevelim, who handles a mix of contractual, transactional and development matters, and managing partner Fabio Perrone Campos Mello are praised for their ‘fantastic technical knowledge‘. Rafael Jordão Bussière, who has previously worked at the Secretariat of Coordination and Governance of the federal government’s real estate assets, has recently acted for prominent clients in strategic shopping centre acquisitions. Maria Eduarda Bérgamo undertakes a variety of transactional work, most notably the purchase and sale of logistic and commercial real estate properties.

Practice head(s):

Bernardo Buarque Schiller; Ivandro Trevelim; Fabio Perrone Campos Mello; Rafael Jordão Bussière


‘Ivandro and Fábio have fantastic technical knowledge, with an easy methodology for sharing ideas, suggestions and recommendations for clients.’

‘The firm has longstanding tradition in the sector and senior partners with a lot of experience, such as Rafael Bussière.’

Key clients

Orpea Group

Brio Investimentos

Bait Incorporadora

Kempinski Hotels

The Walt Disney Company

Sony Corporation of America

Hyatt International

Tegra Incorporadora

Vinci Real Estate

Hard Rock Café International (USA)



RB Capital


GB Armazéns

Bay Properties

Work highlights

  • Assisting Kempinski Hotels in the development of a mixed-use luxury complex to be structured in fractional ownership located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
  • Advised Rimo Holding on the purchase of the triple A commercial building Icon Faria Lima in São Paulo.
  • Advising Flow City on the development of a multi-use project (a luxury ecovillage) in the Northeast region of Brazil.

Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto e Terra Advogados

Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto e Terra Advogados fields a top-notch real estate practice that is well positioned to advise on an array of contentious and non-contentious issues, ‘from the simplest to the most complex’ transaction. Its broad service offering spans all sectors, encompassing investments and development projects in the residential, industrial, commercial, and rural segments. The practice, which benefits from the firm’s strong grounding in corporate law, finance, capital markets, litigation, and environmental issues, is jointly led by founding partner Marcelo Terra and Guilherme Caffaro Terra, the latter of whom is praised for his ‘negotiation skills and deep understanding of the real estate market’. Clients also rate the ‘quick, thoughtful and competentNatalie Collet Feitosa Lange, who frequently advises on the the structuring of transactions and real estate developments. José Carlos Baptista Puoli possesses extensive experience in litigation and arbitration, while versatile partner Natália Japur handles contentious and advisory matters.

Practice head(s):

Marcelo Terra; Guilherme Caffaro Terra


‘Duarte Garcia is my biggest partner when carrying out real estate transactions, from the simplest to the most complex. I highlight the team’s sensitivity to business issues, and the ability to carry out several and relevant transactions in parallel.’

‘Guilherme Terra is one of the most talented lawyers I have ever come across in my professional life. His negotiation skills, deep understanding of the real estate market and stakeholders make him stand out. He also stands out for his knowledge of capital markets and the financial logic behind deals.’

‘A firm with several competent lawyers and flexibility.’

Key clients

Brookfield: Tegra, Brookfield Asset Management and Others

Construtora Andrade Gutierrez

Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo

Cury Construtora

Cyrela Brazil Realty Empreendimentos e Participações



Gtis Partners


Work highlights

  • Representing Tegra in a construction-related dispute before the Court of Justice.
  • Advising Tecnisa on a R$165m lawsuit.
  • Defending Setin and Cyrela in a R$180m commercial real estate dispute.

Gustavo Padilha Advogados Associados

Singled out for its ‘professionalism, prompt service and comprehensive knowledge‘, Gustavo Padilha Advogados Associados earns widespread recognition for its strong real estate offering. The team advises on the entire spectrum of real estate matters, including transactions, construction and development contracts, tax considerations, environmental law, and related litigation. Founding partner Gustavo Pinheiro Guimarães Padilha is the trusted adviser to a number of investment funds, developers and hospitality companies, and maintains a broad contentious and non-contentious practice. Celio dos Santos Kelab handles transactional and regulatory mandates, while Luciana Henriques Ismael is noted for her experience in acting for construction companies in property acquisitions and developments. Also recommended, Luciana Campos Palermo possesses a strong track record in the shopping centre segment. The ‘exceptionalMichelle Ramos is also highlighted by clients for her involvement in complex real estate and construction matters.

Practice head(s):

Gustavo Pinheiro Guimarães Padilha


‘The flexibility to serve the client is indescribable.’

‘Gustavo Padilha and Celio Kelab are recommended.’

‘Professionalism, prompt service, comprehensive knowledge of the real estate sector, very high performance in resolving impasses, and highly trained professionals. Michelle Ramos has been working with us for over 10 years and everyone, from the chairman of the board to the operational area, has nothing but praise for her work.’

Key clients



Prisma Capital



Grupo JCPM

Club Mediterranée

Queiroz Galvão



Camil Alimentos

Oceanpact Serviços Marítimos

BHG – Brazil Hospitality Group

Shopping Center Recife


Work highlights

  • Advised Partage Empreendimentos on the acquisition of the Jaraguá do Sul Garden shopping and Arapiraca Garden shopping projects.

Mattos Filho

Mattos Filho fields a ‘multidisciplinary and integrated team’ of lawyers with ‘enormous experience‘ in the real estate sector. Praised for its ‘pro-business attitude’, the firm is regularly involved in some of the most novel transactions and development projects to hit the country’s commercial real estate market. This includes providing support to major investment funds, corporate investors, sovereign funds and developers in high-end urban and rural real estate deals. Portfolio transactions with a heavy corporate element also feature prominently on the workload. Standing out for her in-depth knowledge of real estate financing transactions, Rossana Fernandes Duarte is well versed in the gamut of real estate matters, including leasing agreements, land use, real estate investment funds and build-to-suit transactions. In addition to being a key adviser to investment funds, developers and institutional investors, Janaína Vargas is also the name to note for the forestry and agribusiness segments. M&A involving real estate assets is a core area of activity for Fernando Amendola, while Mariana Spoto Cobra has recently advised on data centre projects, construction agreements, financings, and acquisitions.


‘Multidisciplinary and integrated team. Lawyers with enormous experience in the real estate area. The firm has a strong commitment to diversity (gender, race, sexual, education) which adds to the work as a whole.’

‘Rossana Duarte and Janaina Vargas are two big names in real estate law in Brazil. Their analytical skills, broad knowledge of real estate, and ability to understand the business as a whole is quite unique. Both have a sense of priority and attention to detail that is astonishing.’

‘Mattos Filho’s team advised us on the evaluation and elaboration of rural partnership contracts that made our investment in Brazil viable. The pro-business attitude with legal security endorsed our decision.’

‘Janaina Vargas has a high knowledge of the forestry business and, working with her team, she is able to act precisely and quickly. The result is always positive and the guidelines seek clarity and simplicity.’

Key clients





Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo

CAOA (Real Estate)



Autonomy Investimentos

BR Properties




Capital Brasileiro (CB)



Fram Capital



Advent International

Work highlights

  • Advised Grupo Muffato on the acquisition of 16 stores, 11 gas stations and other assets from Makro Atacadista.
  • Advised Brookfield Properties Brazil Group on three distinct deals that resulted in the acquisition of 12 assets located in high standard corporate towers in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.
  • Assisted Advent International in the sale of Grupo BIG (formerly Walmart Brazil) to Carrefour Brasil.

PMK Advogados

The ‘very integrated and easily accessible’ team at PMK Advogados particularly excels in transactional and development mandates, where it advises on high-profile projects and high-value M&A involving real estate assets. Clients, which come from a broad cross-section of the domestic and international markets, range from institutional investors to banks, asset managers, and developers. Founding partner Fernando Maximiano remains a key market player and a point of contact for large residential and commercial property developers. Fellow co-founder Sergio Kawasaki is the name to note for corporate and tax issues. Rafael Gomes Gobbi, who is regularly sought out by private equity firms, real estate investment funds and developers, is praised for his ‘extensive knowledge of the real estate area’. Other noteworthy practitioners include: disputes partner Rafael Magalhães FlorenceFernanda Landgraf, who focuses on the structuring of purchases and sales of real estate, project finance and lease agreements; Patricia de Godoy Monteiro, who brings together expertise in real estate investment funds and corporate law; and Rafael Zanini França, who has a wealth of experience in real estate deals and tax-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Rafael Gomes Gobbi; Fernando Maximiano; Sergio Kawasaki; Rafael Florence


‘Very integrated and easily accessible team with a lot of experience in the real estate sector. Very safe and precise in the contributions, discussions and arguments.’

‘I feel always very well-attended by PMK. The contribution of Fernanda Landgraf amd Fernando Maximiano in a recent project were essential for the success of the operation.’

‘The PMK team has in-depth technical knowledge of the real estate sector.’

Key clients

Kinea Investimentos

Banco Genial

HBR Realty


Helbor Empreendimentos

RB Capital Investimentos

Vinci Real Estate Gestora de Recursos (Vinci Partners)

Jive Asset Gestão de Recursos

Barzel Properties

Whg Real Estate Fundo De Investimento Imobiliário – FII

Alianza Gestora de Recursos

Valora Gestão de Investimentos

Cyrela Brazil Realty Empreendimentos e Participações

Brookfield Property Group (Brazil)

Canuma Capital Multiestratégia Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário

Autonomy Investimentos

Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social – BNDES

Haras La Estancia Empreendimento Imobiliário SPE

SP Augusta Ltda (Itaú)

Valora Gestão de Investimentos

TPA – Desenvolvimento Imobiliário

Work highlights

  • Advising Brookfield on the acquisition of 11 corporate buildings from BR Properties for R$5.9bn.
  • Assisted BNDES in structuring of the privatisation of the state-owned food company Ceasaminas, which plans to auction off its shares and assets for R$423m.
  • Advising Kinea Investimentos on the exchange of commercials offices located in São Paulo.

Veirano Advogados

With ‘in-depth technical knowledge’ across a wide range of urban and rural asset classes, Veirano Advogados  is ‘undoubtedly one of the best law firms in the country for real estate projects’. The ‘approachable and extremely attentive’ lawyers regularly assist both private and public sector clients, including investment funds and companies, in an array of contentious and non-contentious mandates involving the commercial, offices, logistics, hospitality, healthcare, and residential segments. Practice co-head Rodrigo de Castro, whose ‘ability to resolve legal issues‘ is praised by clients, handles a variety of transactional, development and contentious matters. The ‘very pro-businessRaphael Moreira Espírito Santo is skilled at advising on construction contracts, build-to-suit agreements and litigation. Gisela Miranda is experienced in development projects, while the ‘extremely technical and attentive’ counsel Bruno Aronne is recommended for litigation, lease agreements and land use issues. Erika Marinho is noted for her ‘great knowledge of municipal laws’.

Practice head(s):

Raphael Moreira Espirito Santo; Rodrigo de Castro


‘Veirano Advogados is undoubtedly one of the best law firms in the country for real estate projects. The team’s lawyers have in-depth technical knowledge of the most diverse real estate issues, from urban real estate development to the exploration of rural properties for energy projects.’

‘In addition to their technical qualifications, the real estate lawyers are highly prepared to serve the client. Raphael Moreira is very pro-business, and always seeks creative solutions to overcome the obstacles encountered, without, however, failing to observe all the legal aspects and details to bring all the necessary legal comfort to his client.’

‘Veirano Advogados has great real estate lawyers, who stand out for their technical knowledge and excellent interpersonal relationships. They are approachable and extremely attentive, and always offer the best solution for the client.’

‘Bruno Aronne is extremely technical and attentive. Rodrigo Castro has great knowledge of the positions of notary offices and property registration. He is the lawyer I trust the most for opinions and guidance regarding registration doubts. Erika Marinho has great knowledge of  municipal laws.’

‘Rodrigo de Castro’s dedication and ability to resolve legal issues is impressive. I would go so far as to say that he is the best and most dedicated lawyer I have ever worked with. The team is always available with a responsiveness and quality of service delivered far above average.’

‘Rodrigo de Castro is a born leader. In addition to being super knowledgeable, he is very practical and has the ability to lead negotiations and make deals feasible, something difficult to find in professionals with a lot of theoretical knowledge. He is supported by two excellent seniors, Erika Marinho and the super qualified Bruno Aronne.’

Key clients

Cerberus South America


Multiplan Empreendimentos

Brookfield Properties

Jive Asset Management

Blue Macaw

Brazil Hospitality Group – BHG Hotels


Porto do Açu Operações (Grupo Prumo Logística / Anglo American)

The World Bank Group

Soho House

Caixa Econômica Federal

Malls Brasil Plural FII

AngloGold Ashanti

Amil Saúde (UnitedHealth Group – UHG)

Voltalia Energia do Brasil

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ylumak, a joint venture between the  local developers Lucio, AMY and Omar Maksoud, in the acquisition of the Infinity building.
  • Advised Brookfield Properties, through a Brazilian real estate investment fund PDC II Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário, administrated by Banco Genial, on the acquisition of Sucupira Tower, a commercial tower in the City of São Paulo.
  • Assisting Voltalia with the implementation of a new agreement model (Surface Rights Acquisition) for the occupation of all rural real properties used by Voltalia to develop energy projects in several states in Brazil.

Bicalho Navarro Advogados

Noted for its high-end real estate work, Bicalho Navarro Advogados enjoys a strong reputation in the Brazilian legal market. The firm offers advice on the entire spectrum of real estate matters, and fields solid credentials in corporate-structured real estate transactions, litigation, environmental issues, capital markets and litigation. Founding partner Rodrigo Bicalho is a key market figure.

Work highlights

BMA Advogados

BMA Advogados has a strong bench of partners and associates with good credentials across all areas of real estate. Operating from offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the practice has established a good reputation in key asset classes, including shopping centres, industrial facilities, logistics, and office developments. Practitioners regularly handle complex real estate transactions and development projects that involve various aspects of corporate, M&A, tax, and capital markets law. Clients include major domestic and international developers, corporate leaseholders and investment funds. Cristiana Moreira, a key contact for major real estate developers in Brazil, predominantly advises on the structuring of development projects, transactions and construction contracts. Guilherme Zoghbi Ayala handles contractual and transactional matters in this space, while Gustavo Maia do Nascimento is the go-to lawyer for many domestic and international clients in sophisticated real estate deals, including financings, acquisitions of land and implementation of large-scale projects.

Practice head(s):

Cristiana Moreira; Guilherme Ayala; Gustavo Maia do Nascimento

Key clients


BR Properties

RB Capital




Core Real Estate

São Carlos / Best Center




XP Asset

Vinci Partners


Rede D’Or



Work highlights

  • Advised Confederação Brasileira de Futebol on the acquisition of land and execution of construction agreements for the development of training centres in 12 Brazilian cities.
  • Assisted an investment fund managed by Jive Asset Management in the acquisition of 45 real estate assets.
  • Advised Iguatemi on the acquisition of an additional 36% stake in Shopping JK Iguatemi, through the purchase, by its subsidiary Mutuall Soluções Financeiras, of all the shares in Adeoti Empreendimentos Imobiliários.

Demarest Advogados

Demarest Advogados has a ‘very good practice in all areas’ of real estate, providing investors, developers, banks and investment funds with comprehensive support in related transactional, regulatory, litigation, insurance, tax and environmental issues. This expertise extends to a wide selection of urban and rural asset classes, including offices, residential, agribusiness, forestry, mining, logistics and retail. Key partners include Marc Stalder, an ‘excellent lawyer’ who excels in the structuring of real estate developments, consortium transactions and acquisitions of land. Practice co-heads Lucas Tavares Bueno, who has over two decades’ experience in real estate deals, timberland investments and agribusiness, and Thiago Giantomassi, who leads on financing transactions involving real estate assets, are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Lucas Tavares Bueno; Thiago Giantomassi; Marc Stalder


‘Very good practice in all areas. Serves me very well in real estate law.’

‘Marc Stalderis an excellent lawyer in real estate law.’

‘Demarest offers sound legal support.’

‘Marc Stalder is our go-to partner in terms of real estate matters. He truly partners with us on any challenge there is, always showing proactivity to find solutions.’

‘Proximity to the client. The team proposes alternatives that comply with the law and also meet client expectations.’

‘Marc Stalder is extremely dedicated, approachable and pro-business.’

‘Demarest Advogados team has very useful knowledge of the real estate segment.’

Key clients

Cidade Matarazzo

Banco Nacional do Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social

Ldc Louis Dreyfus Commodities

Yamaha Motor

Log Commercial Properties




Sylvamo Do Brasil

Lucio Engenharia

UNICO Gestão De Investimentos

CBIC – Camara Brasileira da Indústria da Construção

C&A Modas

GTIS Partners


Emusa do Brasil


Santa Genebra

JMX Conciva








Greenwood Resources

7 Bridges Brazil

Jive Investments

Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo

Companhia Melhoramentos

Procter & Gamble

Consciente Construtora

Itaú BBA

Santander Asset

XP Investimentos


Fundo de Investimentos em Direitos Creditórios Complementar Auto-Ford

3R Petróleo

Fiven Brasil

X-Elio Energy

Eliane Produtos Cerâmicos

Sinagro Produtos Agropecuários

Work highlights

  • Advised Mohawk Industries on the acquisition of the Elizabeth Group.
  • Advised Yamaha on a complex acquisition linked to an old industrial unit in Guarulhos.
  • Advised P&G on the sale of its industrial plant located in the city of Rio de Janeiro to Cury, a large Brazilian real estate developer.

KLA Advogados

The ‘cohesive and integrated‘ real estate team at KLA Advogados is particularly active in high-profile rural and urban development and acquisition projects, acting for a mix of investment funds, hospitality companies, corporate leaseholders and investors. A reference in the market, Pedro Cortez brings more than 45 years of experience in the real estate space to the table. The ‘extremely detail-orientedTomaz Matheus advises on the structuring of several real estate projects, including logistic parks and hotels, and on the negotiation of lease agreements. Rodrigo Pontes handles a variety of non-contentious matters, such as property title regularisation, and acquisition of rural and urban properties, and the ‘extremely competentMariana Cortez provides ‘innovative solutions’ in the context of real estate transactions. Clients also consider senior associate Carla Fernandes a ‘mature professional with a lot of technical knowledge’.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Cortez; Tomaz Matheus; Mariana Cortez; Rodrigo Pontes


‘The firm has a full-service structure, which helps a lot in real estate negotiations that often require opinions other than real estate. The partners demonstrate immediate availability to help and have excellent technical and practical knowledge of the issues presented. The fact that they work with several clients brings an innovative view of the topics covered.’

‘Mariana Cortez, an extremely competent lawyer committed to the deal, has a broad vision of the business, an excellent posture in negotiations and innovative solutions to the impasses presented.’

‘KLA is a firm that values the quality of its professionals and the depth of its work. It is formed by a cohesive and integrated team. This rapport and ability to coordinate several teams in a given subject is a highlight in the market.’

‘Tomaz Matheus is extremely detail-oriented professional, with a broad view of matters, technically impeccable and always ready to think of creative solutions.’

‘Carla Fernandes is a mature professional, with a lot of technical knowledge. Her professional growth in recent years has been remarkable.’

‘Rodrigo Pontes – clear and effective communication; strategic thinking; problem-solving skills.’

Key clients

Cia. Brasileira de Distribuição (Pão de Açúcar e Extra)


Nuveen Natural Capital (Westchester)

BTG Pactual

Vila 11


Sendas Distribuidora (Assaí Atacadista)

CSHG – Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo

Hotelaria Accor

Management Peninsula

Supernova Capital

Fundação Itaipú Brasil – FIBRA


BKO Incorporadora

Ânima Educação

Paes & Gregori

General Mills


Enforce Gestão de Ativos

Halna Comércio e Empreendimentos

F. Reis Administração de Imóveis

General Mills

QMC Telecom

Luan Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Work highlights

  • Advised GPA (Pão de Açúcar and Assaí) on negotiation of sale and leaseback transaction with GIC Investment Singapore regarding the sale of 17 Pão de Açúcar properties and their leaseback to Assaí.
  • Assisting Sendas Distribuidora in the acquisition of 10 properties.
  • Assisting Cia. Brasileira de Distribuição in the negotiation and due diligence for the leases of several properties for the opening of a new store.

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados has established a strong foothold in the real estate market, with overlapping expertise in key areas such as tax, finance, M&A, litigation and infrastructure. The firm advises on the full range of domestic and cross-border deals involving urban and rural property assets. Typical mandates include acquisitions, leasing issues, sale and leasebacks, and built-to-suit agreements involving the industrial, logistics, commercial, and energy segments. The calibre of the team is reflected by its impressive client base, which includes major institutional investors, corporates and banks. Practice head Maria Flavia Seabra regularly handles real estate M&A, developments and financings. Fatima Tadea Rombola Fonseca is particularly active in the agribusiness, energy and mining sectors, while Bruno Costa is singled out for his expertise in real estate investment funds, due diligence processes and construction contracts. Ivana Bomfim left the firm in October 2023.

Practice head(s):

Maria Flavia Seabra

Key clients

EBES Sistema de Energia (Órigo)

Banco Votorantim



Banco C6

Norton Rose Fulbright



Rhodia Brasil


BNDES – Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento e Econômico Social

GS1 Brasil – Associação Brasileira de Automação

Hines do Brasil Empreendimentos Imobiliários

BR Malls Participações

Work highlights

  • Advising BrMalls, a Brazilian shopping centre management company, on the sale of notional fractions of real estate properties to Vitacon, an up-and-coming real estate developer.
  • Assisted GPA in coordinating the sale of 17 properties, where their Extra Hiper hypermarkets are located, to Barzel Retail.
  • Advised Iguasport, the Brazilian arm of Decathlon, on a sale and leaseback of a property located in the city of Campinas.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados is a popular ‘one-stop service’ for clients who appreciate instructing ‘a very experienced and creative team capable of working with different types of issues’. The firm’s scale guarantees a broad selection of ‘dedicated, [and] experienced professionals’ who can ‘meet the needs of sophisticated clients involved in large transactions’. This includes strong support in overlapping areas such as finance, corporate, regulatory, litigation and capital markets. Luciano Garcia Rossi, ‘a top real estate lawyer‘ who often handles large real estate transactions, including acquisitions, build-to-suit leases, and financings, Fabio Rocha Pinto e Silva (‘a star of Brazilian real estate and financial law, with extensive technical knowledge and experience’), construction law specialist Júlio César Bueno and Franco Musetti Grotti, who boasts a wealth of experience in urban and rural acquisitions are key names to note in the team. Recently promoted counsel Marianna Morselli and senior associate Gustavo Freitas excel in complex real estate transactions.


‘We believe PN is one of the best firms in Brazil. They offer a one-stop service.’

‘Gustavo Freitas understands the client’s needs clearly and executes them.’

‘They have a very experienced and creative team capable of working with different types of issues.’

‘Luciano Rossi is a top real estate lawyer, with a great background.’

‘Pinheiro Neto is a complete firm, fully prepared to meet the needs of sophisticated clients involved in large transactions.’

‘Fábio is a star of Brazilian real estate and financial law, with extensive technical knowledge and experience. His support is fundamental for the viability of complex real estate transactions and structures.’

‘Dedicated, experienced professionals available at all times. Always extremely proactive and with relevant suggestions.’

Key clients

Coelho da Fonseca



Mirae Asset (Korea)


GTIS Partners

Credit Suisse

BTG Pactual



Work highlights

  • Advised Marahú on the structuring of a triple-A real estate development in the municipality of Bragança Paulista.
  • Advised GTIS Partners on the sale of its 60% interest in the Infinity Building.
  • Advised Radar Propriedades Agrícolas on its divestment of the “Bananal” farm, a rural property located in the municipality of Luis Eduardo Magalhães, through a direct sale to two different purchasers, Cia Seeds and Schmidt Agrícola.

Tauil & Chequer Advogados

The real estate practice at Tauil & Chequer Advogados is commended for its ‘impeccable legal technique’ and the ‘seniority, vast experience and availability’ of its lawyers. The well-regarded group is adept at handling a wide range of development projects and transactional matters, including sales and acquisitions, built-to-suit agreements and sale and leasebacks. The team’s experience covers all asset classes, from agribusiness and forestry to mixed-use developments, urban retail, industrial, and hospitality. The ‘extremely availableJosé Paulo Marzagão acts for a broad range of domestic and international companies and investment funds in the structuring and development of large-scale real estate ventures and transactions. He oversees the team that also features Ludmila Braga, a key contact for institutional investors in relation to real estate joint ventures, funds and financing, and counsel Jessica Queiroz, who marries in-depth knowledge of banking and finance law with extensive experience in the real estate sector. International investors seeking integrated support in cross-border matters also benefit from the firm’s association with Mayer Brown.

Practice head(s):

José Paulo Marzagão


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

‘The firm and staff are intimately familiar with my company’s business and operations. The lawyers involved, regardless of their seniority, are extremely well-trained from a technical point of view. The relationship partner is present in all projects and demands. Different options/structures are constantly presented, always with the objective of making it possible to carry out my company’s operations in a safe way.’

‘José Paulo Marzagão and Jessica Queiroz – extremely available, participatory, and with deep technical knowledge of  my company’s business.’

Key clients


Brookfield Participações

Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social – BNDES and FURNAS

Barzel Properties


Paladin Realty Partners

Autonomy Investimentos

Planta Consultoria Imobiliária

Basílica Partners Private Equity

Yara International


Agrícola Xingu

CVC Corp

Opea Securitizadora


Tishman Speyer Properties

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB)

SPX Gestão de Recursos

VBI Real Estate Gestão de Carteiras

Work highlights

  • Advised GIC and Barzel Properties on the formation of a real estate investment fund for the acquisition of up to 17 supermarkets from Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição.
  • Assisted Karpowership in the negotiations and contracts related to the development of a floating power plant in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Advised Furnas on the sale of the group of properties located in the city of Rio de Janeiro-RJ.

Cescon Barrieu

Cescon Barrieu fields a versatile real estate practice with an impressive track record in complex transactions. This includes advice with a heavy corporate angle, such as deals involving joint ventures and special purpose vehicles, as well as investment funds and capital markets-related matters. Major domestic and international investors and developers turn to the group for assistance in mandates concerning key urban and rural asset classes, including residential, retail, commercial offices, and logistics sites. With extensive experience in real estate transactions and the development of residential and commercial projects, São Paulo-based Marcos Lopes Prado leads the team with Daniel Ribeiro Pettersen in Belo Horizonte. Recently promoted partner Vinicius Martins advises on the purchase and sale of real estate assets, leasing agreements, land use issues and zoning compliance. Ivana Bomfim, who was previously at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, joined in October 2023 to co-head the real estate team.

Practice head(s):

Marcos Lopes Prado; Daniel Pettersen; Ivana Bomfim


‘Marcos Prado is a professional with a lot of expertise in the real estate market; he is objective and an excellent negotiator.’

Key clients

Hemisfério Sul Investimentos

Bresco Investimentos

Parque Torino Imóveis

General Shopping e Outlets do Brasil

Celulose Nipo-brasileira – Cenibra

Nova Bahia Empreendimentos

Hotelaria Accor Brasil

Work highlights

  • Advised Hemisério Sul Investimento on the acquisition of a property located in Manaus from Abunã Participações, and a subsequent lease to Bemol.
  • Advised Bresco Investimentos on the acquisition of a deactivated industrial plant owned by Procter & Gamble for the construction of a new logistic warehouse.
  • Advised General Shopping e Outlets do Brasil on the acquisition of real estate for the expansion of the parking lot at the Outlet Premium São Paulo complex.

Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Singled out for its experience in rural real estate deals, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados operates at a ‘very high level’ and serves its real estate clients with ‘great efficiency, competence and agility’. The urban side of the practice is also busy; sales, acquisitions, development projects, and build-to-suit agreements are core areas of activity for the team, which is routinely engaged by major investment funds and corporate investors. The highly experienced Estela Maria Lemos Monteiro Soares de Camargo heads the team, which also includes Thalita Duarte Henriques Pinto and Paulo Vitor Paula Santos Zampieri, the latter of whom is the name to note for environmental matters. Amanda Salis Guazzelli has a strong focus on the agribusiness sector.

Practice head(s):

Estela Maria Lemos Monteiro Soares de Camargo


‘Fully trained team, of a very high level, always serving us with great efficiency, competence and agility.’

‘I highlight the teamwork, commitment and responsibility of the entire team. In the spotlight, Thalita Duarte, Amanda Guazzelli and Estela Camargo.’

‘Legal knowledge, ability to solve problems, empathy, clear and concise communication, and commitment.’

Lacaz Martins, Pereira Neto, Gurevich & Schoueri Advogados

Lacaz Martins, Pereira Neto, Gurevich & Schoueri Advogados has a multifaceted real estate team covering acquisitions, construction, lease agreements, corporate structuring, structured finance, litigation, and tax. The firm regularly handles transactions and development projects involving residential, commercial and industrial properties on behalf of a wide range of prominent investment funds, corporates and banks. The team is jointly led by real estate finance specialists Erica Fernandes Campos Verissimo and Livia Maria Siviero Bittencourt Huh. At the associate level, Roberta Capozzoli Diniz stands out for her involvement in the structuring and implementation of real estate projects, acquisitions, sales and leasing agreements.

Practice head(s):

Erica Fernandes Campos Verissimo; Livia Maria Siviero Bittencourt Huh


‘The Lacaz Martins team has very specific knowledge of the Brazilian real estate market.’

‘Promptness and speed in meeting demands. Livia Huh has always been our partner in transactions.’

Key clients

VBI Real Estate

TRX Gestora de Recursos


Votorantim Asset Management

Mint Capital


Interprime Empreendimentos e Participações

Credit Suisse, Hedging-Griffo

Hedge DTVM

Itajuí Gestora

Hectare Gestira de Recursos

ViewCO Construtora


Banco Pátria

Jofpar Participações

UV Gestora

Jera Capital Gestão De Recursos

CO.W. Coworking Space Gestão De Espaços


Acquisition Group

Itajuí Gestão De Investimentos

Agrícola Formosa

Paladin Investors

Sobloco Incorporadora

Xate Energia

Maximus Incorporadora

Pedra Dourada


More Invest

Kawamax Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Work highlights

  • Advising Ylumak on the R$800m acquisition of the real estate development Edifício Infinity.
  • Assisted TRX Gestora in the acquisition of seven properties across Brazil and their lease to retail companies such as Leroy Merlin, Obramax, Mateus Supermercados, Assaí Supermercados.
  • Advised Banco Patria on the expansion of its supermarkets strategy in São Paulo, including assisting Boa Supermercado in the acquisition and lease agreement for seven properties in the state of São Paulo.

Lefosse Advogados

Lefosse Advogados has a specialised real estate team that assists major corporates, investment funds and banks with ‘great competence’. Clients instruct the team on deals involving a range of asset classes, including commercial, residential, industrial, energy and agribusiness properties. Practice head Andrea Caliento is an ‘excellent lawyer’ who has over two decades’ experience in transactions involving direct and indirect rural and urban property acquisitions. She receives key support from a strong team of associates: Henrique Miguel and Mariana Rodrigues, who handle a variety of real estate transactional matters, and Beatriz Martins, who focuses on the development and implementation of real estate projects.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Caliento


‘The real estate team at Lefosse Advogados always assists us with great competence. We feel that the firm has a genuine interest in establishing a long-term partnership.’

‘Partner Andréa Caliento combines all the multidisciplinary characteristics we look for in a business partner. Always present in the day-to-day of our cases, she is an excellent lawyer.’

‘Very technically qualified. Accessible language and availability; personalised advice. Andrea Caliento is recommended.’

Key clients

Alianza Investimentos Imobiliários

Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário Brasil Varejo – FII


Riza Capital Asset Management



XP Asset Management




Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel to Emergent Cold LLC, through its Brazilian subsidiary Martini Meat – Armazéns Gerais, in the acquisition of properties located at a logistics condominium in the city of Recife.
  • Advised Cerberus Global Investments on the acquisition of two portfolios with a total of 103 residential and non-residential units in the City of São Paulo from SEQ08 Empreendimento Imobiliário SPE and Idea Empreendimentos 29.
  • Advised Trelleborg in connection with the sale of an industrial plant located in the City of Guarulhos, São Paulo state, to a mall administrator.

Romani Advogados

Noted for its ‘professionalism, prompt service, and knowledge of the real estate space‘, Romani Advogados blends contentious and non-contentious expertise to provide a balanced offering to clients who praise the ‘availability and business knowledge of the partners’. The boutique firm advises on a range of matters, including development projects, joint ventures, sales and acquisitions and land subdivisions. Lead partners include Carolina Kok, a specialist in real estate development projects and contractual negotiations, and Tarso Romani, who is commended for ‘his deep knowledge and constant search for solutions’.

Practice head(s):

Tarso Romani; Carolina Kok


‘Availability and business knowledge of the partners’

‘Tarso Romani – his deep knowledge and constant search for solutions make him a business facilitator.’

‘What stands out in this firm is the team’s personal dedication to understanding the entire context of the negotiation and advise on the safest way to build it.’

Key clients

Cyrela Brazil Realty

AMY Incorporadora e Construtora

Gamboa Construtora

JJLF Empreend. Imob.

Maiz Empreendimentos

Vivenda Nobre

Miele Participações

Five Engenharia

EDP Renováveis

Plano & Plano Desenvolvimento Imobiliário

Magik LZ

Brio Investimentos

GMG Empreendimentos

Panorama Capital

Athié Wonrath

Sinco Engenharia



Risel Combustíveis


Casa Viva Incorporadora e Construtora

Viação Cometa

Magik JC

Work highlights

  • Advised Plano e Plano on six strategic real estate transactions linked to development projects in the city of São Paulo.
  • Assisted Cyrela Brazil Realty in the negotiation of 50 different real estate transactions to form two large areas in a strategic location in São Paulo.
  • Advised Four-T, Cedro Rosa and Gamboa on the development of a large residential project in the city of São Paulo.

Silveiro Advogados

Silveiro Advogados fields an 'organised, reliable' and multidisciplinary team with ‘deep knowledge’ of real estate matters. Covering all areas of urban and rural real estate, including retail, residential, office space and logistics, the team is particularly skilled in telecoms and agribusiness-related matters, and has become increasingly popular with investment funds. 'Highlighted for their dedication, service and deep theoretical knowledge', Rodrigo Mutti and Nicolas Paiva are the main points of contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Mutti


‘Best firm I’ve ever worked with. They send me monthly reports with summaries of work in all areas in which we operate. They are very organised, reliable and with great knowledge.’

‘Highly qualified team and lawyers.’

‘Fantastic team, with deep knowledge in the area. Availability, quick responses and tailormade service.’

Key clients

Telefonica Brasil

Terra Santa Propriedades Agrícolas

Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Rio Bravo Investimentos


CMPC Celulose

Grupo Zaffari

Hotel Casa da Montanha

Warren Brasil


Fibrasil Infraestrutura e Fibra Ótica

American Tower

Rossi Residencial


Prisma Capital

LaPlace Finanças

Esatas Viracopos

Zavit Capital

Work highlights

  • Advises Shopee on the expansion of its logistics chain in Brazil.
  • Advised FII Rio Bravo Renda Varejo on a sale and leaseback agreement with Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF).
  • Assists Multiplan in the development of Golden Lake, the largest real estate project in progress in Porto Alegre.

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados has a highly skilled team that advises across a broad spectrum of real estate investment and development projects. The firm’s multidisciplinary offering draws on related expertise in tax, corporate, finance, environmental law, and litigation. This enables the experienced team to act in a wide range of transactions and developments in the residential, hospitality, retail, logistics and industrial sectors, including build-to-suit agreements, mixed-use developments, and both rural and urban acquisitions. Among the partners, Vilmar Lima Carreiro Filho brings a wealth of experience in rural and agribusiness-related matters, while the versatile Alexandre Clápis shines in transactional matters, including the structuring of real estate-linked joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Clápis; Vilmar Lima Carreiro Filho

Key clients

GTIS Partners

BTG Pactual Serviços Financeiros

XP Asset Management

Carrefour Comércio e Indústria

Construtora São José

Superfrio Armazéns Gerais

GLP – Global Logistics Properties

Hemisfério Sul Investimentos

Brasilagro – Companhia Brasileira De Propriedades Agrícolas

Cyrela Brazil Realty Empreendimentos e Participações

BR Properties

Agrícola Xingu

Santander Asset Management


Longping High-Tech Sementes & Biotecnologia

Kinea Investimentos

Can-Pack Brasil Indústria de Embalagens


Brookfield Asset Management

Tishman Speyer

Jive Investments Consultoria

XP Exeter Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário

Grupo Sonnervig

Altre Empreendimentos e Investimentos Imobiliários

Alianza Gestão de Recursos

YDUQS Participações

Plaenge Empreendimentos

Goodman Group

XP Exeter


Perfin Investimentos

SPX Gestão de Recursos

Tower Capital Consultoria e Investimentos


Scala Data Centers

Grupo Sonnervig

Oak View Group

Hypera Pharma

ICH Administração de Hotéis

Praias Incorporadora e Construtora

Vinci Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised GRU V Airport Empreendimentos e Participações, a Brookfield Asset Management Group SPV, on its participation in the tender process for the construction and operation of logistics warehouses in concession areas at the Guarulhos International Airport.
  • Advised an affiliate of BrasilAgro – Companhia Brasileira de Propriedades Agrícolas on the acquisition of Fazenda Panamby, a rural  property located in Querência, State of Mato Grosso.
  • Assisted Alianza Trust Renda Imobiliária – Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário in the sale of the location for the Edifício Clariant office building in São Paulo.

TozziniFreire Advogados

Rated for its ‘agility, availability, technical knowledge’ and ‘up-to-date professionals’, TozziniFreire Advogados' real estate team is a popular choice for investors and asset managers seeking advice on multi-use developments, as well as hotel, infrastructure and student accommodation acquisitions and projects. Major corporate clients also instruct the firm on leasing and supply agreements for industrial facilities. Practice head Vladimir Miranda Abreu has a strong track record in transactions involving rural properties. Pablo Meira Queiroz frequently advises on the issuance of real estate receivables-backed securities. Julian Junqueira Rill and Gabriela Nunes stand out at the associate level for their involvement in real estate transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Miranda Abreu


‘Agility, availability, technical knowledge, market vision, up-to-date professionals, and practical language .’

‘Pablo, Julian and Gabriela are responsive, flexible, and always available; they stand out for their negotiation skills, ability to understand client needs and thinking outside the box.’

‘Tozzini’s real estate team has been assisting us in various matters with great competence, quality and speed, bringing solutions that always add to the business.’

Key clients

Korolea Farming

Cyrela Brazil Realty

Mitre Realty



SBA Communications

RB Capital

Sea Group

Ford Motor Company



Share Student Living



Imbassaí Beach

Agro Serra


FS Agrisolutions


Cadillac Fairview / OTTP


Construtora Fonseca & Mercadante

Work highlights

  • Advised Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário – FII Vila Olímpia Corporate on the sale of all of its assets to Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário – VBI Prime Properties.
  • Advised FEMSA/SPAL on the acquisition of a distribution centre previously leased by the client in Osasco/SP.
  • Advised RB Capital on the sale of its 80% share of a SPV that holds a property in São José dos Pinhais/PR, leased to Volvo under a built-to-suit transaction.

VBD Advogados

VBD Advogados has a multifaceted real estate team that ‘provides an extremely high quality service’ to a variety of clients, including major retailers, corporates, and investment funds, who instruct the firm on the full range of transactional, development and contentious real estate issues. The team’s offering is backed by a strong grounding in related areas such as corporate, regulatory, environmental and tax law. Founding partner Olivar Vitale is well regarded for his litigation and transactional expertise. Rodrigo Antonio Dias has a strong focus on the tax side, while Daniele Brandão Gazel De Araújo is the name to note for finance and capital markets-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Olivar Lorena Vitale Junior; Rodrigo Dias; Daniele Brandão Gazel de Araújo


‘ Attention, agility, and search for business solutions.’

‘The firm provides an extremely high quality service, with easy access to its members. They are always attentive to innovations, changes and constant evolutions in the market. Daniele Gazel is recommended.’

Key clients

Even Construtora E Incorporadora

Alfa Group

Mpd Investimentos Imobiliários

Tegra Incorporações

Jive Investments Consultoria

Julio e Kalil Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Cyrela Brazil Realty Empreendimentos E Participações

Jacarandá Capital

Bmb Material De Construção (Obramax)

Cencosud Brasil Comercial

Carrefour (Atacadão)

Yuny Incorporadora

Aliansce Sonae + Br Malls

Gamaro Propriedades

Perplan Empreendimentos e Urbanização

Brf Brasil Foods

Construtora Tenda

Syn Prop & Tech

EBM Incorporações

Construtora Canopus São Paulo

Fulwood Investimentos e Participações

Arqos Urbanismo Consciente

Lote 5 Desenvolvimento Imobiliáro

Work highlights

  • Advising Alfa Group on the concession for surface usage rights to the Transamerica hotel in São Paulo city, and the related development of a major hotel resort.
  • Advising Gamaro Propriedades on various real estate projects and regularisations.
  • Advising Cencosud Brasil on the expansion of its store network in the country’s southeast region.

Amaral e Nicolau Advogados

Amaral e Nicolau Advogados is praised for its ‘very personalised service’ and ‘fast and very qualified team’. The lawyers support major developers, investment funds and corporates with ‘agility, proactivity and reliability’. Recently, the team has been especially active in rural and urban land acquisitions, joint venture agreements, and residential development projects. Name partner Jose Vincente Amaral and his team are ‘always available’ and praised for their ‘technical experience’. Fellow founder Julio Nicolau Filho leads on contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

José Vicente Amaral Filho; Julio Nicolau Filho


‘Very personalised service, fast and very qualified team.’

‘Amaral e Nicolau Advogados has always provided services with agility, proactivity and reliability. The team has always been very helpful and flexible in adapting to the developer’s needs.’

‘Partner José Vicente Amaral Filho and his team are extremely reliable. They are always available, have technical experience and availability to assist us whenever we need it.’

Key clients

Tegra Incorporadora

Even Construtora

Helbor Empreendimentos


Nortis Incorporadora e Construtora

Tibério Construtora

Munir Abbud Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Toledo Ferrari

Grupo Lar


Alinc – Casas Pernambucanas

Skr Incorporadora e Construtora



Wds Construtora e Incorporadora

Jive Investiments

Focal Incorporadora

Work highlights

  • Advivising Tegra on the acquisition of a village of houses by means of extrajudicial usucaption.
  • Advising Norris on a residential development.

Andrade, Foz, Hypolito e Medicis Advogados

With a strong grounding in real estate and construction law, Andrade, Foz, Hypolito e Medicis Advogados acts for a wide range of entities, including major manufacturers and automotive groups, specialised real estate investment firms and funds. Rated for its ‘in-depth knowledge of the sector and excellent problem-solving skills’, the team is experienced in residential, commercial and rural real estate issues, and regularly handles development projects, build-to-suit agreements and related corporate structures and deals. Founders Carolina Moura Foz and Fátima Regina Andrade are the main partner-level contacts.

Practice head(s):

Carolina Moura Foz; Fátima Regina M.C. Andrade


‘There is an ease of access and objectivity that are intangible deliverables, but of important value to the client. I recommend.’

‘In-depth knowledge of the sector and excellent problem-solving skills. Unlike other firms, the team is made up mostly of women!’

‘Highly specialised team in real estate law matters. Fair price and fast service.’

Key clients

Tishman Speyer Group

Autonomy Investments

GTIS Partners

Avenues: The World School

Colégio Bandeirantes

Ericsson Group

Volkswagen Group

3M do Brasil

Brazil Senior Living


HM Engenharia E Construções

TELLUS Properties Fundo de InvestimentoImobiliário

Uniq Incorporações

Brenv Investimentos Imobiliários


Related Group

Agropecuária Vale do Rio Jordão

Solvi Essencis Ambiental

ASBZ Advogados

ASBZ Advogados has an active real estate team that ‘provides a quality service’ to a variety of clients, who appreciate the firm’s ‘hands-on’ approach. Showcasing extensive experience in multiple asset classes, including offices, retail, industrial and logistics sites, the versatile practice handles transactional and development work, including financing, leasehold and zoning issues. A solid performer in real estate financing, development and property management matters, Raquel De Moraes Laudanna Marinelli leads a strong team of associates, including Thiago Augusto Lopes and Isadora Silveira Santos who ‘stand out for their proactivity, technical knowledge, availability and assistance’.

Practice head(s):

Raquel de Moraes Laudanna Marinelli


‘Firm provides a quality service associated with fair prices.’

‘Thiago Augusto Lopes and Isadora Silveira Santos stand out for their proactivity, technical knowledge, availability and assistance in the company’s decision-making.’

‘Constant attention, goes deep into the topics, and hands-on.’

Key clients

Hines do Brasil Empreendimentos

Prologis Logística

Prime Sistemas de Atendimento ao Consumidor

BTG Pactual (Real Estate Practice)


Louis Dreyfus Group


AGI Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica (CTEEP)

Grupo Nós (Oxxo)

Planner Serviços Corporativos

Unacorp Realizações e Construções

Patrimônio Construções e Empreendimentos Imobiliários


Hire Capital

United Airlines


Turkish Airlines


Edgar Gleich

Work highlights

  • Advised Prologis Logística on the management of nine multi-use logistic centres in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
  • Advised Hines do Brasil Empreendimentos on the sale of Fashion Vale Outlet shares to Credit Suisse Bank, involving a R$100m securitisation tranche .
  • Advised United Airlines on its real estate contracts in GRU Airport and Galeão Airport.

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados has a ‘great reputation and credibility’ in real estate work, with active teams in São Paulo and Belo Horizonte. Singled out for its strong track record in real estate litigation, the team also advises domestic and international investors and developers on acquisitions and development projects. The practice’s experience covers many key areas, including industrial, residential and commercial properties, as well as the logistics, retail, hospitality, agribusiness and forestry sectors. Alessandra Ganz in São Paulo jointly leads the group with Belo Horizonte-based Henrique Antonelli, who is commended for his responsive approach.

Practice head(s):

Alessandra Ganz; Henrique Antonelli


‘Firm with great reputation and credibility.’

‘Henrique Antonelli – prompt responses and security in the advice provided.’

Key clients

A&B Engenharia

Hugo Boss

Hausbau Participações E Incorporações (Grupo Hausbau)

Via Engenharia

Lógica Engenharia

Havells Sylvania Brasil Iluminação

Realiza Assessoria E Intermediação Financeira

Cienge Engenharia E Comércio

Intercement Brasil

Urba Desenvolvimento Urbano

RHI Magnesita

Mater Dei

Patrimar Engenharia

GMT Holding Farm

Gramado Parks

LOG Commercial Properties


PSP Investments Fund

Tishman Speyer

Veloso Coffee

Grupo Prohidro

Turksih Airlines



Vetorial Siderurgia

Construtora Caparaó

Dib, Almeida, Laguna e Manssur - Sociedade de Advogados

Dib, Almeida, Laguna e Manssur - Sociedade de Advogados is praised for its ‘excellent performance’ in the real estate space. The active transactional practice advised on R$1.2bn worth of land acquisitions in the 2021-2022 period, with several high-profile deals and development projects in the residential sector. The firm’s diverse client roster is comprised of investment funds, family offices, developers and construction companies. The practice is under the leadership of four practitioners: real estate litigation specialist William Adib Dib Junior; Luis Rodrigo Almeida, who brings together experience in real estate disputes and financing transactions; Thiago Laguna and Luiz Henrique Manssur.

Practice head(s):

William Adib Dib Junior; Luis Rodrigo Almeida; Thiago Laguna; Luiz Henrique Manssur


‘An excellent performance in general with attention to detail and when necessary knowing how to use appropriate technologies and partnerships.’

‘The big difference is exercised by Luis Rodrigo de Almeida, with his generalised vision of the action and detailed application of specific solutions and procedures.

Key clients

Cyrela Brazil Realty Empreendimentos e Participações

Toledo Ferrari Construtora e Incorporadora

Helbor Desenvolvimento Imobiliário

Huma Desenvolvimento Imobiliário


Jiral Empreendimentos

Viewco Construtora

FIDC – Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Del Monte

Epson Construtora

Prisma Capital

Benx Incorporadora

CCDI – Camarago Corrêa Desenvolvimento Imobiliário

Red4 Incorporadora

Companhia Melhoramentos

OR Realizações Imobiliárias

Work highlights

  • Advising Cyrela on the drafting and analysis of its contracts and public/notarial real estate deeds.
  • Advising BEG Participações on a residential and office development located in the city of Indaiatuba.
  • Assisting Toledo Ferrari in a joint venture with One-DI for the acquisition of 17 properties in São Paulo.

Goulart & Colepicolo Advogados

Goulart & Colepicolo Advogados is a Belo Horizonte-based firm with an active, multidisciplinary real estate team. Clients praise the firm ‘not only for the attention and availability of its partners and lawyers, but also for the diversified and technical knowledge of the matters dealt with in each project’. Residential, commercial, hospitality and mixed-use developments and acquisitions feature prominently in the firm’s workload, which is backed by a solid grounding in regulatory matters and environmental laws. João Gilberto Freire Goulart is commended for his ‘in-depth knowledge of civil law matters’ and singled out for his experience in the shopping centre segment. Cristiano Silva Colepicolo, who specialises in real estate, corporate and tax law, and Camila Henriques Garcia Rodrigues, who focuses on real estate and environmental matters, also play key roles in the team.

Practice head(s):

João Gilberto Freire Goulart


‘The Goulart & Colepicolo firm has a differentiated client service; it stands out not only for the attention and availability of its partners and lawyers, but also for the diversified and technical knowledge of the matters dealt with in each project.’

‘Partner João Gilberto Goulart is one of the best lawyers we have ever worked with. The lawyer has in-depth knowledge of civil law matters, in particular commercial and real estate, and has an excellent approach in reconciling interested parties. He is a true business partner, but always very attentive to details in order to guarantee the security of the legal business and the best interests of his client.’

The team is close to the client and available. They are collaborative and proactive.’

Key clients

R31 Investimentos

Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Ceva Saúde Animal

Chlorum Solutions Brasil

Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário Quintas – FII Quintas

Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário Vereda – FII

MGPX Empreendimentos e Participações

Perfil7 Imobiliária e Participações

SPE Parauapebas Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Bahia Mall Empreendimentos

Domingos Costa Indústrias Alimentícias

Inter Participações Empreendimentos

FIDO Administradora de Negócios e Participações

Casper – Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário

Casa de Saúde Santa Maria

REAG Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Advising Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários on the acquisition of 24.95% of Shopping Diamond Mall.
  • Assisting R31 Investimentos in the development of a real estate project, Shopping Sinop.
  • Assisted Chlorum Solutions Brasil in the installation of chemical plants in the states of Santa Catarina, Bahia, Maranhão, Goiás and Rio Grande do Sul for the production of chlorine gas, caustic soda, hypochlorite acid and hydrochloric acids.

i2a Advogados

i2a Advogados has made a strong impression on the market in a relatively short period of time. The firm has an excellent track record in real estate finance and related securitisations, but its expertise also extends to sales, acquisitions and development projects. Major real estate funds, investors and corporates regularly turn to the practice for advice on transactions and projects involving logistics, shopping centres, office buildings, hospitals and rural land. Luis Peyser, who has a strong following in the investment funds space, jointly heads up the team with Ronaldo Ishikawa, who focuses on real estate-related capital markets transactions, and Vanessa Oliveira, a name to note for acquisitions, exchanges, leasing agreements and construction contracts.

Practice head(s):

Luis Peyser; Ronaldo Ishikawa; Vanessa Oliveira


‘The attention, courtesy and knowledge of the team makes it stand out.’

Key clients

XP Investment Banking

Vinci Partners

Pátria Investimentos


Vórtx DTVM

Copa Investimentos

Tellus Investimentos

GSA Investimentos de Patrimônio

Alianza Gestão de Recursos

LP Administradora de Bens

NorthWest HealthCare


Barzel Properties


Group 1 Automotive

Mauá Capital

Sower Partners

BR Partners

Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário Guardian Logística

Jera Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Vinci Partners on the R$522m acquisition of Globo’s headquarters in São Paulo.
  • Advised HSI Malls FII fund, managed by HSI, on the financing and acquisition of Rec 2017 Empreendimentos e Participações.
  • Advised Guardian Gestora on the acquisition of six properties owned by Grupo Mateus, a major supermarket chain in the North and Northeast regions of Brazil.

Madrona Fialho Advogados

Combining the forces of Madrona Advogados and Fialho Salles, which merged in early 2023, Madrona Fialho Advogados is noted for its ‘multidisciplinary approach’ and provides clients with a ‘fast and personalised service’. The team routinely assists real estate developers and investment funds with land acquisitions for residential, commercial and retail projects. Build-to-suit deals, sale and leasebacks and corporate joint ventures are core areas of activity for the firm, which is led by the ‘dynamic, creative, intelligent and helpfulEduardo Tristão. Tristão is especially well regarded for his ‘in-depth knowledge of the real estate market' and focuses on real estate transactions, including the purchase and sale of urban and rural properties.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Tristão


‘We used the firm on several occasions to structure credit and financing transactions for the real estate market. The great difference is the seniority, speed and objectivity of the team and its ability to finding solutions for innovative investment structures.’

‘Eduardo Tristão is always accessible to assist us and always meets the promised deadlines’

‘The firm has a multidisciplinary approach and is able to serve the client under any legal aspect. The team is distinguished by the quality of service, a specialised team, close to the customer with fast and personalised service’

‘I am assisted by Eduardo Tristão, a specialist, dynamic, creative, intelligent and helpful lawyer. Tristão’s great differential is the lightness in the service; he is a versatile and pleasant negotiator and efficient professional.’

‘Eduardo Tristão has an in-depth knowledge of the real estate market and deals with corporate and tax matters with an ease that very few real estate lawyers can. He is a complete and loyal lawyer. Very good negotiator. Unrivalled by other real estate attorneys in the market.’

Key clients

RBR Asset Management

GLP Properties

Rio Bravo Investimentos

BTG Pactual

FL2 Partners Consultoria

BENX Incorporadora

Mogno Capital Investimentos


V.tal Rede Neutra de Telecomunicações

Zavit Capital

Brookfield Asset Management


UV Gestora de Ativos Financeiros

Work highlights

  • Advised V.tal Rede Neutra de Telecomunicações on the purchase of a commercial building located in Porto Alegre.
  • Advised UV Gestora de Ativos Financeiros on the purchase of 100% of the stocks held by BTS IV Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestrategia and UV RE I Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestrategia in Owens 19 Empreendimentos Imobiliários, which owns a property in Camaçari.
  • Advised RBR Asset Management on a corporate joint venture with Cyrela Brazil Realty Empreendimentos e Participações for a real estate development in São Paulo.

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Siqueira Castro – Advogados is commended for the ‘efficiency and availability’ of its lawyers, who have a strong grounding in the Brazilian real estate market. The practice is especially skilled in contentious matters, handling a breadth of administrative and civil disputes on behalf of developers and investors. This ties in with its expertise in related regulatory areas, including environmental and zoning law. The transactional side also remains busy with several significant acquisitions and developments in the retail, residential, agribusiness and office spaces. Ana Luiza Taques oversees the department alongside Carlos Fernando Siqueira Castro. Disputes partner Daniela Soares Domingues is also engaged in real estate-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Ana Luiza Taques; Carlos Fernando Siqueira Castro


‘I really like the efficiency with which the firm handles my affairs; the availability of the partners is another important differentiator as well.’

‘Efficiency and availability.’

Key clients

Almaviva do Brasil Telemarketing e Informática

Enaxx Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers e Icatu Holding

Banco Opportunity

CONCAL – Construtora Conde Caldas

Lwart Lubrificantes

Enel Distribuição São Paulo

OR Realizações Imobiliárias

BANIF – Banco Internacional do Funchal (Brasil)

Radar Propriedades Agrícolas

Bartira Agropecuária

Work highlights

  • Representing Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers and Icatu Holding in a lawsuit that requires the repurchase by the defendants of the land where the Shopping Center Iguatemi Rio is located.
  • Representing Bartira Agropecuária in an action to review the terms of a real estate purchase agreement, in which the buyer failed to fulfil its contractual obligations.
  • Assisting Concal Construtora Conde Caldas in a civil action filed by the Public Attorneys’s Office of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

Souto Correa Advogados

Souto Correa Advogados fields an ‘extremely competent team of lawyers’, who are praised for their ‘technical knowledge’, and ‘collaborative’ and ‘proactive’ approach. The multifaceted practice handles all areas of contentious and non-contentious real estate law, but showcases particular strength in urban and rural acquisitions and developments. On the construction front, the group, which is skilled in all asset classes (including residential, commercial and logistics), has been increasingly busy in more niche areas such as football stadium developments. Porto Alegre-based Fabio Machado Baldissera is ‘an incredible professional’ who is trusted by both domestic and international companies engaged in complex real estate transactions; he heads up the department with Gilberto Deon Corrêa Júnior and Mauricio Paschoal. Clients also rate litigation partner Diogo Fries and associate Felipe Tremarin, who is experienced in real estate development and land division matters.

Practice head(s):

Fábio Machado Baldissera; Gilberto Deon Corrêa Junior; Mauricio Paschoal


‘Souto Correa has an extremely competent team of lawyers. The real estate team is very good, participatory and collaborative. They are proactive in showing directions and recommending courses of action.’

‘Diogo Fries and Felipe Tremarin stand out.’

‘Souto Correa has a highly qualified team, which stands out for its technical knowledge, availability.’

‘Fábio Baldissera is an incredible professional, who is knowledgeable and very available. A great business partner.’

‘Souto Correa team demonstrates exceptional collaboration and possesses a thorough understanding of client needs. They consistently strive to align their deliverables with the specific requirements and requests of the client. Their commitment to ensuring client satisfaction is commendable, as they actively work towards delivering outcomes that are in accordance with the expectations expressed by the client.’

‘The team’s profound knowledge and proficiency in their field enable them to provide comprehensive and effective solutions, ultimately ensuring client satisfaction.’

Key clients

GLP Participações

LOG Commercial Properties e Participações

GDPAR – Geração Distribuída Participações


Rincão Energia

Cury Construtora e Incorporadora

MRV Engenharia e Participações

Banco Votorantim

BTG Pactual Serviços Financeiros and BTRA – Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário BTG Pactual Terras Agrícolas

EBTE – Empresa Brasileira de Transmissão de Energia

DASA – Diagnóstico das Américas

Cereais Célia LTDA

Dell Computadores do Brasil

Laghetto Hoteis

Medabil Soluções Construtivas


Grupo RBS

Lojas Colombo

Rio Energy

Oncoclinicas do Brasil Servicos Médicos

Joal Teitelbaum Escritório de Engenharia

Work highlights

  • Advised Log Commercial Properties on the sale and divestment of two logistics assets to a real estate fund managed by Credit Suisse.
  • Assisted BTG Pactual in the acquisition of some rural estate areas located in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul.
  • Advised GDPAR – Geração Distribuída Participações and its subsidiary companies focused on renewable energy on the implementation of more than 60 solar energy plants.