Firm Profile > CGM Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil
CGM Advogados Offices
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1663 - 5º andar
CGM Advogados > The Legal 500 Rankings
CGM Advogados has a popular, multidisciplinary team handling a balanced mix of strategic litigation and advisory work, often for clients with cross-border interests. The team's expertise in workforce restructurings came to the fore during the Covid-19 pandemic, with lawyers advising on a number of collective negotiations and terminations, health and safety issues, and any resultant disputes. The firm's large portfolio of clients in the healthcare, retail and industrial manufacturing sectors meant it represented many employers impacted heavily by the crisis. Founding partner Patricia Barboza leads the team, which includes up-and-coming partner Maury Lobo de Athayde and key senior associate Poliana César.
‘Quality service, available, business friendly.’
‘In addition to the easy and quick access, they are always ready to understand the challenges faced and propose the best possible solutions/alternatives. It is distinguished by creating closeness with us, which demonstrates the real interest in supporting us in growth and evolution.’
‘All lawyers have the same profile: dedicated, focused, attentive and constantly share the details of each strategy of each legal process, whether between them and also with the respective companies involved in the same process.’
‘Patricia Barboza is recommended for her clarity and practicality.’
‘Poliana Caparros, extremely engaged and accessible lawyer. Always serving the client with education and promptness.’
‘Under the leadership of Maury Lobo and the support of Poliana Caparros, who serve us with enormous empathy, we have achieved excellent support for our decision making. Both stand out for efficient communication and enormous technical knowledge.’
'Constantly updated on the trends in the area', CGM Advogados stands out for its track record in cartel investigations before CADE, including investigations involving dawn raids and leniency agreements. The firm's largely international client base includes key names in the healthcare, life sciences, technology and transport sectors, among others. The 'experienced, technical and extremely objective' André Gilberto leads the firm's competition and public law practice groups. Senior associate Natali Santos is another key contact.
‘I have been working with CGM Advogados for five years and I would like to highlight the extremely technical performance, with cutting-edge professionals and constantly updated on the trends in the area. The CGM team has low turnover, which facilitates the establishment of a lasting relationship. The professionals really know about our business and are interested in business aspects, which allows us to achieve more assertive results.’
‘André Gilberto – experienced, technical, extremely objective and capable of deepening, if necessary. On a daily basis, he supported us in times of crisis, having been instrumental in dealing with episodes.‘
Johnson & Johnson do Brasil
Abbott Laboratórios do Brasil
Dr. Ing. Porsche
DHL Logistics do Brasil
Perfin Apollo Energia Fundo de Participações
Brazil > Corporate and M&A Tier 5
With 'quality, clarity, precision, timeliness and availability', CGM Advogados has established a solid corporate and M&A practice which continues to see growth. Its recent work spans M&A, corporate reorganisations and corporate governance projects, where it works for a portfolio of well-known companies operating in a broad range of sectors. The firm also works with a number of non-profit organisations, and provides assistance on a pro bono basis to an organisation that supports microentrepreneurs. The highly regarded Adriano Chaves often works with e-commerce and fintech companies, and complements his corporate and M&A practice with extensive knowledge of data protection and privacy. He jointly leads the practice with co-founding partner René Gelman, whose broad corporate practice sees him working a diverse range of deals. Associates Marcia Mandelbaum and Camila Magami Cardinale are also noted.
Adriano Chaves; René Gelman
‘The office has a unique ability to meet demands immediately, without losing the technical quality of its work. The professionals understand the Group’s businesses, which enables a deep and comprehensive analysis.’
‘CGM is a medium-sized office that provides first-rate legal services, at a lower price than the large Brazilian offices. In conducting the work, the partners actively participate in calls and in the review of documents, which consistently guarantees the highest quality of services. CGM is known for its attention to detail. The team is very cohesive and (really) fluent in English.’
‘Adriano Chaves and Marcia Issler Mandelbaum are excellent.’
‘Quality, clarity, precision, timeliness and availability. They are able to understand the operation well and to transform, with a lot of technique and precision, the needs pointed out in good legal content, in addition to, by the quality of their professionals, diagnose, point and shield risks of the operation that had not been initially identified.’
‘Adriano Chaves – dynamism, technical depth and emotional intelligence in the face of conflicts. Camila Cardinale – technical knowledge, flexibility and proactivity. Matheus Sucupira – technical domain, flexibility and didactics. Angélica Santos – technical knowledge, availability.’
ITW – Illinois Tool Works
K B Foods
Brazil > Public law Tier 5
CGM Advogados fields a group that is devoted to public law and antitrust matters. The practice has been particularly active assisting multinational clients in a variety of sectors, including technology, healthcare, transport and financial services, in administrative and judicial disputes, as well as internal investigations involving public law issues. André Marques Gilberto oversees the department; he is well versed in bid processes and litigation.
André Marques Gilberto
‘This is a medium-sized firm with great knowledge in the field of public law.’
‘André Gilberto is an extremely attentive partner, who is personally involved in the cases and demonstrates great knowledge in the area.’
Johnson & Johnson
Abbott Laboratórios do Brasil
Ouro Fino Saúde Animal
Centronave – Centro Nacional de Navegação Transatlântica
Thermo Fischer Scientific
Tax > Tax advisory Tier 7
CGM Advogados has an experienced tax team with good credentials for litigation and advisory matters. The litigation side of the practice is particularly active in ICMS-related cases, which remained busy throughout 2020. The team's tax consultancy work includes providing advice on transfer pricing, international corporate transactions and indirect tax. The firm also has experience of customs law and social security contributions. Founding partner José Antonio Martho jointly leads the team with the highly rated Angélica Santos.
José Antonio Martho; Angélica Santos
‘Good in-depth knowledge of the topics discussed, and clarity in the meetings held.’
‘José Antonio Martho and Angélica Santos both act with depth and ownership of the discussion, as well as in the implementation of the necessary actions.’
‘Angélica Santos and Adriano Chaves provide technical knowledge of the issues dealt with and quick responses.‘
‘The service is mainly provided by the partners, dealing with the themes with great depth and propriety.’
Grupo Saint Marché
St. Jude Medical
CGM Advogados > Firm Profile
CGM was founded by an experienced group of partners who have been working together for more than two decades, and were joined by other partners coming from reputable law firms.
CGM enjoys strong client and market recognition as acknowledged in important international publications and rankings. The firm’s service model focuses on solving its clients’ issues in a responsive, efficient and business-oriented manner, combining technical expertise and creativity.
With a team of professionals graduated from reputable Brazilian law schools, many of the firm’s lawyers have also obtained Master’s degrees and other qualifications abroad, and have worked outside of Brazil.
CGM has a tight-knit network of partnerships, which allows it to provide services throughout Brazil and coordinate multijurisdictional projects in Latin America. The team works at a very fast pace and has in-depth knowledge of the law and business environment of the region.
CGM positions itself as a “client-service firm”, which means it is prepared to assist its clients from the most sophisticated transactions to the management of their daily legal routine. CGM is keen on spotting issues but equally committed to addressing them. The firm’s team eagerly pursues solutions to help clients do business and achieve their goals. In addition, the firm’s professionals’ long-term experience working with international clients results in the ability to explain the Brazilian legal system to foreigners in a very practical way and in being sensitive to the cultural differences of doing business in Brazil and elsewhere.
CGM assists domestic and foreign clients from various industries, with strong expertise in agribusiness, automotive, banking, chemicals, construction, defence, e-commerce, energy, healthcare, heavy industry, hospitality and leisure, information technology, infrastructure, real estate, insurance, logistics, pharmaceutical, medical, professional and regulated services, retail, wholesale and transportation.
Main areas of practice
Corporate and M&A: CGM provides full assistance to clients’ business in Brazil, handling all the work involved both in their day-to-day needs as well as in complex transactions, such as cross-border joint-ventures, mergers and acquisitions. The firm’s professionals have been involved in several M&A deals for high-profile clients in the last years, thus earning domestic and international recognition in this area.
Labour and employment: CGM represents clients in all aspects of labour and employment laws in Brazil. The services include, among others, advice and planning on the hiring of employees (including foreigners who will work in Brazil and Brazilians who will work abroad), incentive plans (such as stock options, restricted stock units and phantom shares), diversity at work, drafting and negotiation of labour and services agreements, preparation and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, assistance in union reclassification matters and negotiations with unions in general, and representation of companies in labour litigation of various levels of complexity.
Tax: The firm’s services involve tax and estate planning, tax structuring for corporate and M&A operations, tax consultancy (covering the several Brazilian taxes, double taxation treaties, transfer pricing, ancillary obligations, special customs regimes), obtaining and management of tax benefits and special tax regimes, and assistance in tax assessments and administrative and judicial litigation.
Antitrust: CGM assists clients vis-à-vis the Brazilian antitrust authorities, including merger filings before the Brazilian Competition Commission (CADE), representing companies and individuals in investigations on anticompetitive conducts, and structuring and negotiation of leniency agreements with CADE, general consultancy on competition laws and assistance to clients as interested parties in notices to third parties (challenges and other interventions).
Administrative and regulatory: The administrative and regulatory group has been assisting clients from various highly regulated industries, including healthcare, banking, insurance, defence, chemicals, telecom, ports and logistics in connection with regulatory matters in Brazil. The firm represents clients in public bids carried in all spheres of government and agencies using all procurement methods (competition, invitation, price taking and reverse auctions), and also provides assistance in bidding procedures involving public-private partnerships (PPPs), administrative concessions and differential government procurement regime (RDCs).
Litigation and arbitration: The firm’s litigation and arbitration practice accumulates successful cases in judicial proceedings in state and federal courts, in arbitration and mediation involving clients from a wide variety of sectors. CGM’s professionals are experienced in the enforcement of foreign decisions in Brazil, and in restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings.
Real estate: The real estate team provides full assistance to clients in the area, including structuring and development of real estate ventures, such as shopping malls, hotels, commercial and residential buildings and distribution centres, drafting and negotiation of lease agreements (commercial, residential, shopping malls), built to suit agreements, deeds of purchase and sale of real estate properties, construction, turn-key and other agreements, and structuring of rem guarantees (fiduciary transfers, mortgages).
Intellectual property: The firm’s intellectual property practice provides assistance with respect to the protection of IP rights, including software, trademarks, copyrights, licensing agreements, trade secrets, transfer of technology and specialised services, including due diligence of IP rights.
Life sciences: CGM has developed a solid client portfolio in the life sciences industry. Companies’ sectors cover pharmaceutical, medical devices, food, health services and software, cosmetics and animal health. The firm handles complex transactions, strategic and operational matters with an interdisciplinary approach, considering all legal and business perspectives in services such as contracts, regulatory, corporate and compliance matters.
Privacy and data protection: The firm provides advice on Brazilian privacy and data protection regulations, and assists clients with respect to the preparation and review of privacy policies, data protection agreements and statements, and consent forms.
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|Corporate and M&A||René Gelmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+55 11 2394 8980|
|Corporate and M&A||Martim Machadoemail@example.com||+55 11 2394 8960|
|Corporate and M&A||Bernadete Diasfirstname.lastname@example.org||+55 11 2394 8930|
|Corporate and M&A||Fernando Fabrettiemail@example.com||+55 16 3602 8496|
|Labour and Employment||Patricia Barbozafirstname.lastname@example.org||+55 11 2394 8970|
|Labour and Employment||Maury Loboemail@example.com||+55 11 2394 8971|
|Tax||José Antonio Marthofirstname.lastname@example.org||+55 11 2394 8950|
|Tax||Angélica Santosemail@example.com||+55 11 2394 8946|
|Antitrust||André Gilbertofirstname.lastname@example.org||+55 11 2394 8920|
|Administrative and Regulatory||André Gilbertoemail@example.com||+55 11 2394 8920|
|Litigation and Arbitration||João Guilherme Petronifirstname.lastname@example.org||+55 11 2394 8940|
|Real Estate||Carolina Galvãoemail@example.com||+55 11 2394 8990|
|Intellectual Property||René Gelmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+55 11 2394 8980|
|Life Sciences||Bernadete Diasemail@example.com||+55 11 2394 8930|
|Privacy and Data Protection||Adriano Chavesfirstname.lastname@example.org||+55 11 2394 8910|
|Mrs Patricia Barboza||Partner. Specialized in Labour and Employment Consulting and Litigation, including cross-border issues.…||View Profile|
|Mrs Paula Chaccur de Cresci||Partner. Specialized in Environmental Law and Sustainability.||View Profile|
|Mr Adriano Chaves||Partner. Specialized in M&A, Corporate Law, Foreign Investments, Technology, Data Protection and…||View Profile|
|Mrs Bernadete Dias||Partner. Specialized in Corporate Law, Commercial Contracts, Corporate Leases and Acquisitons, M&A,…||View Profile|
|Mr Fernando Fabretti||Partner. Specialized in Corporate Law, Commercial Contracts, M&A, Foreign Investments and Corporate…||View Profile|
|Carolina Galvão||Partner. Specialized in Real Estate Matters (Real Estate law, Land Use and…||View Profile|
|René Gelman||Partner. Specialized in Corporate Law, M&A, Contracts and Foreign Investments.||View Profile|
|André Gilberto||Partner. Specialized in Competition, Public Law, Administrative Law and Government Agencies.||View Profile|
|Maury Lobo||Partner. Specialized in Human Resources, Labour Law, Employment Law, Immigration Law and…||View Profile|
|Mr Martim Machado||Partner. Specialized in Corporate Law, Commercial Contracts, Foreign Direct Investments, Corporate Finance…||View Profile|
|Mrs Marcia Mandelbaum||Counsel. Specialized in M&A, Corporate Law, Foreign Investments, Technology, Data Protection and Contractual…||View Profile|
|José Antonio Martho||Partner. Specialized in Tax Litigation, M&A, Tax and Customs Market and Cross…||View Profile|
|João Guilherme Petroni||Partner. Specialized in Litigation and Arbitration, with special emphasis in civil, commercial…||View Profile|
|Ms Eliana Rozenkwit||Counsel. Specialized in Brazilian Civil and Intellectual Property Law, with emphasis in…||View Profile|
|Angélica Santos||Partner. Specialized in Tax Consultancy and Tax Litigation, with emphasis in corporate…||View Profile|
|Valéria Schramm||Counsel. Specialized in Corporate and Contractual Matters, Corporate Transactions and Governance, M&A,…||View Profile|