BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão > RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil > Firm Profile

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão
RJ. 22271-070

Brazil > Competition and antitrust Tier 1

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão stands out for its ‘experience, quality, academic training of the lawyers, strategy and excellence in the services‘. The firm’s traditional strength in corporate and M&A ensures a steady flow of merger control instructions for the competition practice, with cases involving digital and media sectors being particularly prominent on its recent workload, though the standalone practice also generates a large proportion of merger work independently. It is also able to work in collaboration with other departments at the full-service firm, including compliance and data protection. The team can regularly be found assisting clients in cartel investigations, as well as unilateral conduct cases. The group is under the leadership of Barbara Rosenberg, an experienced competition law expert whose track record includes advising on the merger approval of numerous high-profile M&A deals. Also of note are Marcos Exposto, who advises companies in the financial services, healthcare and food industries, among others; Camilla Paoletti, who counts domestic and international life sciences, chemicals and consumer goods companies among her clients; José Inácio Almeida Prado Filho, whose practice also encompasses disputes involving competition issues; and Luís Bernardo Cascão, who specialises in antitrust matters in the digital sector. At the associate level, Vivian TerngLea Jenner de Faria and Bruna Anklam are also noted. Since publication, Guilherme Morgulis was promoted to partner at the end of 2022.

Practice head(s):

Barbara Rosenberg


‘In my opinion, BMA has the best competition law team in Brazil.’

‘The experience, quality, academic training of the lawyers, strategy and excellence in the services provided are a differential in the antitrust area.’

‘All of BMA’s antitrust lawyers are committed and give us support in matters of great relevance to our business. The firm is very well equipped in terms of technology, billing, etc. It stands out for its professionals and level of excellence.’

‘Barbara Rosenberg, José Inácio Almeida Prado Filho, Vivian Terng and Bruna Anklam are people with a very high level of knowledge of competition/antitrust law, extremely meticulous, ethical and with a great power of negotiation and strategy. Excellence in the services provided.’

Key clients

Advent International

Banco Safra

BR Distribuidora

Carrefour Group




Veolia Environnement


Total Energies

Work highlights

  • Represented in the submission to CADE of the acquisition of MGM Holdings.
  • Acted for Veolia on the merger review of its acquisition of Suez for approximately €13bn.
  • Represents Claro in the antitrust merger control filing of the joint acquisition of the mobile operations of Oi.

Brazil > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

The multidisciplinary team at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is regularly turned to by an impressive roster of leading domestic and international companies across an array of industries, including retail, mining, agribusiness, energy, oil and gas and telecoms, on high-profile mandates. Comprised of ‘highly qualified, well-trained, up-to-date‘ professionals, the team stands out for its track record in M&A deals involving publicly traded companies. Beyond this area of strength, the group’s cross-sector focus ensures that it is also sought out by clients in the context of public offerings, transactions for sale of control, transfers of minority holdings, structuring of joint ventures, and corporate reorganisations. In diversity and inclusion, the firm’s commitment to gender diversity is demonstrated by its significant proportion of women partners who have an active role in strategic decision-making, and its initiative to support the professional development of women lawyers through its gender equality programme, BMAWomen. Also noteworthy is the firm’s participation in Projeto Incluir Direito to foster educational and training opportunities for black students in order to enhance their competitiveness in the job market. Luís Loria Flaks and Roberto Dias Carneiro, both of whom have played an instrumental part in many of the most high-profile corporate matters and transactions handled by the team in recent decades, jointly chair the department. Paulo Cezar Aragão, who specialises in cross-border transactions and commercial arbitration, is a reference in the market, given his involvement in market-shaping M&A transactions across Latin America. Active in both sell and buy-side deals and private equity investments, Monique Mavignier is also part of the core team. Other key individuals include Luiz Antonio Campos, a counsel of choice for listed companies; joint ventures and foreign investment specialist Amir Bocayuva Cunha; senior associate Thiago Pinho; recently promoted Ana Paula Reis; and Ellen Juste Nuñez, a key contact for clients from the health sector. Luciana Magalhães Costa is a name to note for commercial contracts. Founding partners Plínio Barbosa and Francisco Müssnich have a wealth of experience in complex M&A and corporate matters. Since publication, Felipe Bon and Rodrigo Mariani were welcomed to the partnership at the end of 2022.

Practice head(s):

Luís Loria Flaks; Roberto Dias Carneiro


‘Availability to address any issue that arises. We have direct access to the main partners, who help us analyse various corporate and capital market markets, which are not always trivial.’

‘Monique Mavignier and Paulo Aragão are our points of contact and with whom we discuss the most complex issues we face. They are always ready to talk and address our emergencies.’

‘The services provided by BMA stand out for their excellence. Its professionals are highly qualified, well-trained, up-to-date and have not only a technical view, but also a deep understanding of how the market and business work.’

‘I especially recommend the professionals Paulo Cezar Aragão and Roberto Dias Carneiro.’

‘Roberto Dias Carneiro and Thiago Baptista Ferreira de Pinho are excellent lawyers who always seek to serve the client in the best possible way.’

Key clients



Eleva Educacao

XP Investimentos Corretora de Câmbio, Títulos e Valores Mobiliários

Eletrobrás – Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras

IRB Brasil Resseguros

Ultrapar Participações

Jereissati Participações



BTG Pactual

Rede D’Or São Luiz


Peninsula Participacoes



Aliansce Sonae Shopping Centers


CSN Mineração

Cimento Tupi

Work highlights

  • Assisted XP in the acquisition of a strategic minority stake in Grupo Suno.
  • Acted as counsel to fintech company Olivia AI and its shareholders in the Brazilian law aspects applicable to the company’s sale to NuBank.
  • Assisted Passei Direto and its founding shareholders in the sale of all the shares issued by the company to UOL Edtech Tecnologia Educacional.

Tax > Customs Tier 1

Brazil > Banking and finance Tier 2

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is a popular destination for major corporate borrowers seeking support on their most complex financings. Recently, this has included advice on high-value cross-border restructurings and DIP financings, as well as asset-backed securitisations, acquisition financings and project finance mandates. The firm has also developed strong relationships with several leading banks, including BTG Pactual. The versatile practice head Camila Goldberg is experienced in structured financings and capital markets work, while partner Rafael D’Avila Dutra has notable project finance credentials. Anna Carolina Malta maintains an active practice advising investment funds and fund managers on related matters.

Practice head(s):

Camila Goldberg

Key clients

BTG Pactual

XP Investimentos

Oi Group

BHP Billiton Group

Agence Française de Dévéloppement

BHG S.A. – Brazil Hospitality Group

GTIS Partners

Creditas Soluções Financeiras

G5 Investimentos

Alter Domus (US)

Delta Sucroenergia

Leste Global Investments

Enforce Gestão de Ativos

Quadra Capital

Urca Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Brasil Telecom Comunicação Multimídia, an indirect subsidiary of Oi, on a convertible R$2.5bn debenture issue.
  • Advising BHP Billiton as a shareholder on the restructuring of Samarco Mineração’s banking and capital markets debt and the negotiation of a debtor-in-possession (DIP) facility from the shareholders to Samarco.
  • Acted as deal counsel to Creditas Soluções Financeiras in several high-value home equity loan securitisations.

Brazil > Capital markets Tier 2

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is praised for its ‘agility and ability to find creative alternatives and solutions, especially in atypical situations‘. The ‘extremely competent, pro-business, fast and available‘ team handles a wide range of debt and equity products, and has a good track record in cross-border offerings and regulatory issues. Highly rated practice head Camila Goldberg is backed by a versatile team of partners and associates, including Conrado de Castro Stievani, who brings ‘extensive knowledge in capital markets, contracts and public companies‘, and Felipe Prado (a ‘great legal reference‘). Jane Goldman and associate Alexandre Lindenberg offer ‘great availability in client service‘ and ‘ease in presenting alternative solutions for non-standard situations‘. Clients also single out the ‘very attentive and assertive’ senior associate Júlia Rodrigues.

Practice head(s):

Camila Goldberg


‘BMA has always been and continues to be a firm endowed with professionals with high technical capacity and a lot of creativity.’

‘Julia Rodrigues stood out in 2021 – always very attentive and assertive.’

‘Quality of work delivered, offering security to the client. Agility and ability to find creative alternatives/solutions especially in atypical situations.’

‘Jane Goldman and Alexandre Roscoe Lindenberg: Great availability in client service; ease in presenting alternatives/solutions for non-standard situations; agility in service.’

‘Extremely competent, pro-business, fast and available. They have a deep understanding of the client’s business and are capable of proposing tailor-made solutions.’

‘Conrado Stievani – a partner with the ability to move through different areas of business law. Extensive knowledge in capital markets, contracts and public companies. Extremely available, fast and accurate in opinions with a broad view.’

‘The BMA team is made up of highly competent lawyers in terms of in-depth legal knowledge of the topics. The discussions are always very rich and allow structures to be made feasible, always with a lot of support and exploring to the maximum what the norm allows. The BMA team is also very helpful in explaining to the different service providers the legal forms that enable concepts and structures. They are also very agile in the preparation and review of documents, and combine this agility with complete and excellent content.’

‘Felipe Prado: I have him as a legal reference given his degree of knowledge of the subjects I discuss with him. The discussions are always very rich in the sense of exploring the legal possibilities to the maximum and using every detail of the law to strengthen theses. He has become a great legal reference for our management team.’

Key clients

Banco BTG Pactual

XP Investimentos Corretora de Câmbio, Títulos e Valores Mobiliários

Banco Safra

Bank of America Merril Lynch Banco Múltiplo

Lojas Americanas

B2W – Companhia Digital

CSN – Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional

Santos Brasil Participações

Rio Bravo Investimentos DTVM



Bemobi Mobile Tech



Core Real Estate Gestão de Investimentos

SPX Gestão de Recursos

Positivo Tecnologia

G2D Investments

AES Brasil Energia

Grupo Soma

Vinci Partners Investments


Iochpe Maxion

Grupo Fleury

Suno Gestora de Recursos

Gazit Brasil

Work highlights

  • Advised G2D Investments on its IPO, which was the first IPO of Brazilian Depositary Receipts (BDR) Level III registered with the CVM since 2017.
  • Represented Vinci Partners Investments in the initial offering of Vinci’s Class A Common Shares in the US.
  • Advised Grupo Fleury in its first issue of sustainability-linked bonds, worth R$1bn.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Tier 2

The sizeable arbitration practice at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has an impressive track record in complex and high-profile matters before arbitration tribunals in Brazil and abroad. Its strong performance in cross-border matters is noteworthy, as is its ability to handle a myriad of arbitration cases involving commercial, post-M&A and investment-related disputes. The department’s sector-specific expertise is also highly varied, spanning energy, construction, financial services, mining, healthcare, insurance and real estate, among others. Clients rely on co-head André Abbud‘s ‘extensive experience in arbitration‘ arising from corporate, capital markets, infrastructure and contractual disputes. Fellow co-leader Pedro Oliveira Da Costa focuses on litigation and arbitration, most notably contentious issues resulting from contracts and commercial agreements. Agribusiness, mining, construction and pharmaceutical companies often seek Luiz Fernando Fraga‘s assistance in arbitration at the domestic and international levels. Mario Gelli and Gustavo Santos Kulesza, the latter of whom is noted for international proceedings, are other key individuals. Luciana Celidonio recently joined from Tauil & Chequer Advogados, while Iara Santos Conrado Costa Ferreira and Renan Frediani Torres Peres were promoted to partner in late 2021.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Oliveira da Costa; André Abbud


‘They are very diligent and careful in all matters. They have a very talented multidisciplinary team and are always available. In addition, professionals convey a lot of confidence in everything they do.’

‘Pedro Oliveira Costa is a very competent professional, endowed with great intelligence.’

‘Creativity. Conciseness. Persuasion.’

‘André Abbud and Gustavo Kulesza are both very creative and have extensive experience in arbitration.’

Key clients

Lex Finance

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 2

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has a notable track record in advising market-leading clients from a range of industries, most notably financial services, energy, retail, construction and technology, in a range of contentious matters spanning the corporate, administrative and pre-litigation spheres. With in-depth knowledge of both judicial and out-of-court proceedings, the team is particularly noted for its significant experience in cross-border cases, where it often collaborates with renowned international firms. Leading the practice, Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea in São Paulo is a solid performer in collective actions and litigation involving investment funds and multinationals doing business in key economic sectors in Brazil, while Rio de Janeiro-based Pedro Costa specialises in strategic lawsuits arising from corporate, contractual and commercial disputes. With an impressive caseload in both litigation and arbitration, André Abbud is another noteworthy practitioner in São Paulo, who is regularly instructed in corporate, capital markets and infrastructure cases. Mario Gelli in Rio is recommended for succession matters. Iara Santos Conrado Costa Ferreira, whose areas of focus include litigation involving bankruptcies and business recovery, was promoted to partner in December 2021.

Practice head(s):

Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea; Pedro Costa

Key clients

Netflix Entretenimento do Brasil

Galvão Engenharia

Sega Corporation

Sempre Sementes EIRELI

Usiminas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais – USIMINAS


BHP Billiton Brasil


Carrefour Comércio e Indústria

Airbnb Serviços Digitais

HBO Brasil

Work highlights

  • Represents Netflix in a series of disputes arising from alleged infringement of DivX’s technological patent on the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Codec) standard.
  • Representing BHP Brasil in several lawsuits related to the collapse of the Fundão Dam, in the city of Mariana, in 2015.
  • Advising Braskem on a class action filed in the Netherlands by a group of Brazilian nationals concerning indemnification for alleged damages caused by mining activities in Brazil.

Brazil > Intellectual property Tier 2

'Excellent professionals’ make up the IP practice at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão. Multinational and domestic consumer products, retail and luxury goods, agritech and health care companies, as well as media and entertainment groups rely on the team’s expertise across a wide range of IP issues, including trade mark matters, copyright and image rights disputes, infringement claims and rights enforcement. The team also has a strong trade mark prosecution practice, regularly representing high-profile companies and individuals in the state and federal courts. Recent highlights for the team include representing Netflix in a novel right to be forgotten and image rights claim. Antonella Carminatti co-leads the department and maintains a broad practice, but particularly excels in portfolio management and transactional IP matters. Pedro Frankovzky Barroso leads the litigation arm of the IP practice, advising on complex mandates involving all IP types. Ana Cristina Müller is the key partner for patents and designs, leading the department’s global protection strategies for clients.

Practice head(s):

Antonella Carminatti; Ana Cristina Müller; Pedro Frankovsky Barroso


‘A full-service office with excellent professionals.’

‘Pedro Barroso stands out. He demonstrates a lot of technical knowledge but at the same time understands the needs of companies, presenting viable solutions. We rely on him to help us with strategic issues; he is a business lawyer, not just intellectual property.’

Key clients

Netflix Entretenimento Brasi

Sega Games



American Airlines

Warner Music Brasil

Under Armour

Eleva Educação

Harvard University



Work highlights

  • Represented Netflix in an image rights and right to be forgotten case.
  • Represented Lar Participações in a copyright case involving an architectural project.
  • Acting for Bionexo in a software infringement case brought by Gtplan Prestação de Serviço De Informática.

Brazil > Real estate Tier 2

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão fields a team of ‘proactive, very accessible and easy to communicate with’ partners and associates. The lawyers regularly assist in complex real estate transactions and development projects involving significant elements of corporate, M&A, tax and capital markets law. Working across offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the practice has a good track record in the key asset classes, including shopping centres, industrial, logistics and office developments. Key partners include Cristiana Moreira  , Cristiane Mamprin  and the recently promoted Gustavo Maia do Nascimento , who represent a broad range of domestic and international developers. Guilherme Zoghbi Ayala  is also praised for being ‘a different lawyer because he does not focus on the problem, but only on the resolution‘.

Practice head(s):

Cristiana Moreira; Guilherme Ayala; Gustavo Maia do Nascimento; Cristiane Mamprin


‘I had the opportunity to work with the BMA real estate team on a large real estate project and I was extremely pleased with the performance of the team led by partner Guilherme Ayala. They were absolutely business partners, proactive, very accessible and easy to communicate with.’

‘It is worth mentioning the work of Guilherme Ayala, who dedicated himself entirely to the project and was always available for any situation, with objective and practical ideas for solving problems. He is a different lawyer because he does not focus on the problem, but only on the resolution.’

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 for developing training centres in 12 Brazilian cities.
  • Advised BR Properties on its acquisition of land for the construction of a logistics complex in the city of Cajamar.
  • Assisted BTG on the sale of a portfolio of logistics centres in Rio de Janeiro, Vinhedo and São Paulo.

Brazil > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

The team at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has ‘remarkable knowledge in the area’, and its multidisciplinary approach enables ‘solutions and analysis of the highest level’. The firm has extremely good credentials for judicial and extra-judicial proceedings, DIP financings and distressed M&A. High-profile debtor-led work has been a major theme for the practice in recent years, with the team taking significant roles in the debt restructurings of Oi and Cimento Tupi. The ‘vast knowledge’ of practice head Sérgio Savi   ‘transmits security for the client and for the other stakeholders’. Eduardo Guimarães Wanderley  is ‘extremely creative and with a very high analytical capacity’, while senior associate Natalia Yazbek  is noted for her ‘pragmatism and assertiveness’. The team was further strengthened by the hire of partner Luciana Celidonio  from Tauil & Chequer Advogados, who is also highly regarded.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Savi


‘Quality in the provision of services and concern to meet client demands.’

‘They have remarkable knowledge in the area, having participated in several other relevant cases in Brazil. Something that stands out is, because insolvency cases are also strongly related to other areas of law, BMA is also able to offer solutions and analysis of the highest level in matters related to the light of restructuring (e.g. tax impacts, corporate analysis).’

‘Eduardo Wanderley: extremely creative and with a very high analytical capacity. Very important qualities in highly complex projects. Natália Yazbek: her pragmatism and assertiveness are essential tools for a busy day in a long-term project. It’s certainly a raw talent that will only get better as time goes on. Luciana Celidônio: high combativeness and attention to detail are very welcome characteristics in a project whose litigiousness is very high. Sérgio Savi: transmits security for the client and for the other stakeholders involved in the project, but obviously this security is supported by vast knowledge in the matter.’

Key clients

BHP Billiton

Cimento Tupi


Jive Asset Gestão de Recursos

Lex Finance

Grupo Leste

CCP Cerrado Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Credit Suisse

Sucden do Brasil

Redzero Participações

Sul América Capitalização

Work highlights

  • Provided assistance to BHP Billiton and its subsidiary BHP Billiton Brasil in Samarco Mineração’s judicial reorganisation proceedings.
  • Advising Cimento Tupi on its debt restructuring and judicial reorganisation.
  • Acted for Oi on its debt restructuring, involving more than 55,000 creditors.

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 2

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão fields a ‘very competent and dynamic‘ team of tax lawyers, who are ‘always available to personally attend with all the attention and urgency that each matter deserves‘. The ‘exceptional quality‘ practice has a versatile offering covering high-value and complex contentious and non-contentious tax matters. This extends to direct and indirect tax, and market-leading expertise in customs matters. The litigation side of the practice handles disputes at the federal, state and municipal levels, with practice head Lígia Regini Da Silveira and Maurício Faro (noted for his ‘in-depth legal knowledge and great ability to understand the problems raised‘) particularly well regarded on this front. Versatile partner Hermano Notaroberto Barbosa and senior associate Matheus Bertholo Piconez are also commended for performing ‘quality services in exceptional time‘. Practice co-head José Otavio Faloppa is a lead contact for transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Jose Otavio Faloppa; Lígia Regini da Silveira


‘Highly qualified, partners and lawyers are specialised and are always at the forefront of issues that impact business and the market in general, transmitting knowledge and giving confidence in the work carried out. Ethical and transparent in the conduct with the client.’

‘BMA is an excellent example of a partner firm, attending in a very personal way all matters brought to its evaluation, always working with highly qualified professionals, and its partners are always available to personally attend with all the attention and urgency that each matter deserves.’

‘In addition to Luis Flaks and his team, Debora Bacelar, Bernardo Cascão and Luis Marcelo Gois are very attentive and carry specific knowledge that is always necessary for the day-to-day.’

‘The firm is of exceptional quality. The tax team professionals are very competent and dynamic. At every opportunity, I was always served by helpful and efficient lawyers, who managed to meet all expectations in the provision of highly complex services. I emphasise that, despite the high technical level of the inquiries made to the firm, I always got a satisfactory response to my queries, as well as promptness and efficiency in the several times we worked together.’

‘Hermano Notaroberto Barbosa and Matheus Bertholo Piconez: Hermano is an excellent lawyer, committed and dedicated to quality and well-executed work. In the opportunities we worked together, I noticed that his speed and extensive legal knowledge make his professional performance extremely relevant and ethical. Matheus, like Hermano, is a very competent and proactive professional and has always performed quality services in exceptional time. I also notice that, in addition to vast technical knowledge, Matheus is always accessible and committed to excellent work.’

‘BMA is an established law firm in the Brazilian legal market, particularly in the tax area. We hired BMA and Maurício Faro for some of our disputes in the administrative sphere. The firm’s service stands out for the great technical quality of this partner, but also for the team that supports him. The physical structure of the firm is equipped with all the most modern technologies and thus provides dynamism to the meetings and consultations held.’

‘Maurício Faro and associate Matheus Bertholo Piconez stand out. Both have in-depth legal knowledge and great ability to understand the problems raised, always offering precise technical approaches in the best interest of the client.’

Key clients


AB Foods Brasil


BR Properties

BTG Pactual





Endeavor Brasil



Grupo Globo

JCI – Johnson Controls




Pré-sal Petróleo PPSA



Sul America

Tereos Açúcar e Álcool


XP Investimentos

Alper – Brasalpla

AES Tietê Energia



Cyrela Brazil Realty

EDP Energy


IRB Brasil Resseguros








Covid Vaccine Alliance

SPX Capital

Vinci Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised Banco BTG Pactual on the sale of his R$1.4bn stake in Credpago Serviços de Cobrança to LOFT Brasil Tecnologia.
  • Advised Eleva Education, a major Latin American educational group, on a $267m acquisition of 18 schools with 31,000 students across Brazil.
  • Advised Via on the implications of a major state VAT (ICMS) case in the Supreme Federal Court related to the ICMS on the transfer of assets between branches of the same taxpayer.

Tax > Tax litigation Tier 2

Brazil > Wealth and succession planning Tier 2

Full-service firm BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão‘s private wealth practice is praised for its ‘technical expertise aligned with soft skills to serve families and their heritage complexities’. Assisting clients such as international and domestic banks, financial services providers and HNWIs and families, the team regularly advises on tax and estate planning, corporate and family governance, as well as litigation and disputes. The team also advises on debt restructuring, offshore philanthropy work and commercial reorganisations. Private wealth and tax specialists Hermano Notaroberto Barbosa and Débora Bacellar De Almeida jointly lead the practice. Barbosa is well regarded by a number of major family offices, hedge funds and banks, and Almeida stands out for her ‘precision, reliability, commitment and attention’, particularly in relation to asset reorganisation, estate planning and foreign investment.

Practice head(s):

Debora Bacellar de Almeida; Hermano Notaroberto Barbosa


‘Technical expertise aligned with soft skills to serve families and their heritage complexities, especially business families.’

‘Up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of legislation in general, the interpretations of tax authorities and the judiciary, as well as the considerations and practices of the market and other law firms. Their opinions and arguments capable of influencing the decisions and interpretations of the parties. The quality and reliability of the team of partners and lawyers stand out. They pay attention to technology issues, knowledge sharing and diversity.’

‘Debora Bacellar de Almeida has depth of knowledge, substantiation and argumentation in legal opinions. Good communication with the client. Precision, reliability, commitment and attention.’

‘The office has a highly qualified team, with intelligent and always up-to-date professionals, in addition to being available. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best-prepared offices to resolve issues of asset management and succession, especially as it has solid teams in various areas of law (tax, corporate, civil and real estate).’

‘Hermano Notaroberto Barbosa and Debora Bacellar de Almeida are the partners of the tax consultancy that stand out the most for impressing with brilliant and effective solutions. The staff is very approachable and available to clients. They have impeccable technical knowledge and are always up to date on important topics; bring trust and credibility to the client.’

Key clients

Turim Investimentos

Banco Santander

Morgan Stanley

JP Morgan

Itaú Unibanco

BTG Pactual

Banco Opportunity

Vinci Partners

JGP Investimentos

Gávea Investimentos

XP Multi Family Offices

UBS Bank

Julius Bär Bank

Monte Bravo Investimentos

BBMBocom Bank

Genial Investimentos

Credit Suisse

City focus - Brasilia > Litigation Tier 3

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is well recognised for its expertise in judicial review cases related to the legality of the enforcement of decisions made by government bodies. Under the leadership of André Macedo De Oliveira, the team is often retained to handle cases in the Supreme Federal Court, the Supreme Court of Justice and the Superior Labour Appeals Court. Key support is provided by associates Sarah Roriz De Freitas, who focuses on litigation before the superior courts, and Giovani Menicucci, who often represents companies from the construction, energy and telecoms sectors in disputes involving administrative misconduct and competition law.

Practice head(s):

André Macedo de Oliveira


‘The office has implemented a very effective process of mapping court cases. Very efficient data analysis, making it possible to understand changes in the jurisprudence of the courts, therefore, facilitating strategic decision-making by our team.’

‘The firm provides a truly excellent service. The service is personalised and the lawyers have unique expertise.’

‘BMA is always addressing current issues from different perspectives and areas, placing the firm at the forefront of innovation.’

‘André Macedo de Oliveira and Giovani Menicucci are unparalleled. Giovani is always available and very attentive, in addition to having a differentiated technical knowledge.’

One of the elements that distinguishes the office is the quality of the service. Despite being a full service office, the relationship with the client is similar to that of a boutique office, that is, in a more personal way, with great availability.’

‘André Macedo de Oliveira stands out for his technical capacity as well as his relationship with the client and his ability to lead the team and dialogue with other partners. He builds the appropriate strategy for the case and is always available to listen and exchange ideas. He explains the existing possibilities and options to the client, keeping the channels of communication always open.’

‘Andre Macedo is extremely technical and well regarded by all judges, especially in higher courts.’

‘Rafael Castilho is the partner who takes care of us. With Rafael, you feel that your case will be protected and that every effort will be made for a successful outcome.’

Key clients

Airbnb Ireland


Hewlett-Packard Brasil

Peróxidos do Brasil

Associação Brasileira de Mobilidade e Tecnologia (Amobitec)

TAM Linhas Aéreas (Latam)


Abengoa Construção Brasil


Delta Engenharia, Indústria e Comércio


Nova SB

Sega Corporation

Rhodia Poliamida eEspecialidades

Work highlights

  • Advising Airbnb on appeals before the Superior Court of Justice regarding the legality of its business model in Brazil.
  • Acted for Carrefour in a dispute before the Brazilian National Secretary of Consumer Defense related to a tool available for consumers on the company’s app that ranks industrialised food according to certain criteria based on their nutrients.
  • Represented Amobitec in a claim seeking to invalidate a decision from the Federal District to oblige certain transport and food delivery companies to provide installations every three kilometres to attend drivers.

Brazil > Compliance Tier 3

Combining the firm’s expertise in compliance, public law, finance and capital markets, infrastructure and regulation, BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão assists clients in anti-corruption and compliance risk assessments, integrity due diligence and background checks. Internal investigations, including into allegations of harassment, are also prominent in the firm’s recent workload. Anna Carolina Malta Spilborghs brings her finance expertise to assist financial institutions, investment funds and fund managers on corporate investigations and risk management; José Guilherme Berman‘s broad public law knowledge makes him a key contact for administrative misconduct, anti-corruption and compliance matters; and André Macedo De Oliveira has extensive experience in litigation before the superior courts, government relations and compliance. João Rodrigues da Costa Bonvicino is also noted.

Practice head(s):

José Guilherme Berman; Anna Carolina Malta Spilborghs; André Macedo de Oliveira


‘BMA treats compliance with excellence, in an interdisciplinary perspective, which is necessary for the effectiveness of the problems addressed.’

‘João Rodrigues da Costa Bonvicino is a professional with experience in other working bodies, helping to provide a comprehensive and complementary view of the subject.’

‘The firm has competent professionals and proves to be a strategic partner, seeking to work together with its clients and partners.’

‘I’d highlight Anna Carolina Malta Spilborghs and João Rodrigues da Costa Bonvicino.’

Key clients

Globo Comunicação e Participações

Launch Pad Tecnologia e Serviços (Hotmart)

DOF Subsea Brasil Serviços

Work highlights

  • Conducted a compliance, ethics and anti-corruption risk assessment for Globo Comunicação e Participações.
  • Assisted Launch Pad Tecnologia e Serviços on the review of its compliance programme, restructuring of its procedures, and revision of its code of conduct and related internal policies.
  • Assists DOF Subsea Brasil Serviços in various compliance matters, including integrity due diligence and background checks.

Brazil > Environment Tier 3

Offering both litigation and advisory services, BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão's environmental and climate change group is equipped to assist a varied corporate client base in the spectrum of environmental matters, with a special emphasis on environmental licensing, enforcement proceedings, contaminated sites, ESG compliance and carbon market regulations. Its close collaboration with the firm's transactional practices makes it a safe choice for multinational and domestic companies engaged in corporate and M&A deals with considerable environmental risks. Marcio Pereira focuses on natural resources regulations and sustainability issues, and handles both non-contentious work and litigation. He receives support from a strong team of associates: Beatriz Paulo De Frontin ‘is very technically competent' in the fields of environmental licensing, administrative and judicial proceedings; and Marina Maciel is a key contact for infrastructure, waste, power and manufacturing clients involved in M&A transactions and environmental litigation.

Practice head(s):

Márcio Pereira; Beatriz Paulo de Frontin; Marina Maciel


‘The BMA’s environmental law team is excellent. What differentiates them from others is the assertiveness with which they understand matters and the direct and executive way in which they respond. Straight to the point. Speed is also a differentiator.’

‘Marina da Silva Pinto Maciel is amazing. She proposes innovative solutions to complex challenges.’

‘Technical competence of its lawyers; in-depth knowledge of the factual issues involved in the cases/processes; commitment to the client’s needs, always proposing strategies to make the claims viable; absolute availability for service.’

‘Beatriz De Frontin is very technically competent, committed to good service, has a deep knowledge of the factual issues involved in the cases/processes and is always available for assistance.’

‘BMA has a state-of-the-art environmental law team, attentive to industry news and new topics. BMA was able to build a solid environmental practice strengthening its position as a full service firm.’

‘Marcio Pereira has extensive experience and is a very competent professional. Beatriz de Frontin is an impeccable senior associate, who will certainly reach an even more prominent position in the environmental area. Marina Maciel is also building a solid career.’

‘I particularly recommend Márcio Pereira, Beatriz Paulo de Frontin and Marina Maciel, who are technically excellent and stand out in their areas, not only for their legal knowledge, but also for their unique ability to communicate properly in discussions.’

‘The environmental team led by Marcio and Marina is very efficient. They know a lot about specific environmental issues by region of Brazil and the environmental agency. They discuss various options and strategies and personally lead the work.’

Key clients

Ventos de Santo Artur Energias Renováveis

Lactalis do Brasil – Comércio, Importação e Exportação de Laticínios

BW Offshore do Brasil

PQ Silicas Brasil

BRK Ambiental Participações


Estaleiro Brasfels

Ciclus Ambiental do Brasil

Gás Verde

Work highlights

  • Advising Vale in several environmental procedures related to the Brumadinho dam collapse.
  • Represents Ventos de Santo Artur Energias Renováveis in a lawsuit against IDEMA seeking authorisation to establish a legal reserve outside of a wind farm and transmission line project in Rio Grande do Norte.
  • Advised BWO to successfully revert Technical Opinions 275/2021 and 48/2021 issued by IBAMA.

Brazil > Labour and employment Tier 3

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has ‘a high performance team‘, which brings ‘out of the box insights’, coupled with ‘solid technical knowledge’. The consultancy side of the practice provides strong transactional support, in addition to advice on standalone strategic employment matters, including compliance procedures and collective bargaining negotiations. The lawyers are also well versed in class actions and individual labour claims filed by executives. Lead partners Luiz Marcelo Góis  (‘a brilliant lawyer, extremely up to date and practical’) and Cibelle Linero   handle contentious and non-contentious issues. Senior associate Fernanda Rochael Nasciutti  is also highlighted as ‘an excellent professional’.

Practice head(s):

Cibelle Linero; Luiz Marcelo Góis


‘The firm offers, in addition to impeccable technique, personalized service, a high-performance team, and total transparency in the collection of fees.’

‘Luiz Marcelo Gois is a technically differentiated professional and  stands out for his availability at any time and the extreme attention and dedication to the client.’

‘The agility in the response and the “out of the box” insights, bringing innovative alternatives, but balanced with the risk scenario of the literature and Brazilian precedents. The vast technical knowledge, depth in the reality of the evaluated company and systemic vision provide a favorable environment to make the decisions we need.’

‘Luiz Marcelo Gois and Fernanda Rochael, excellent professionals in all aspects.’

‘BMA is extremely up-to-date and attentive to changes in society and client needs. The pandemic was a great challenge for the labour area, but we felt supported by BMA at all times. The firm has solid technical knowledge and great ability to observe the needs of our business.’

‘Luiz Marcelo Gois – He is a brilliant lawyer, extremely up to date and practical. He manages to get back to us precisely and quickly.’

Key clients


Companhia Mineira de Açúcar e Álcool

Wayne Indústria e Comércio (Dover Fueling Soultions Group)

Supergasbras Energia

Tivit Terceirização de Processos, Serviços e Tecnologia

Seadrill Serviços de Petróleo


Energia Sustentável do Brasil

Hughes Telecomunicações do Brasil

Biomarin Brasil Farmaceutica

Expedia do Brasil Agência de Viagens e Turismo

GDM Seeds

SBF Comércio de Produtos Esportivos

Captalys Companhia de Crédito


ON Brazil

Datacard Group do Brasil

V-Analytics Consultoria em Gestão

Credit Suisse Brazil

Instituto Alana


GLP Brasil Gestão de Recursos e Administração Imobiliária

MessageBird Serviços Digitais

Work highlights

  • Assisted Energisa Mato Grosso – Distribuidora de Energia in avoiding two strikes that would affect the distribution of energy in the state of Mato Grosso.
  • Assisted Companhia Mineira de Açúcar e Álcool to structure and apply a response plan after public authorities found slavery-like work on a client’s production chain.
  • Defending a client in proceedings filed by a former officer fired in relation to a potential fraud.

Brazil > Public law Tier 3

Praised for its ‘specialisation in public law matters’, BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão brings together a multidisciplinary team with credentials in regulated sectors, competitive government contracting procedures, concessions and PPPs. Additionally, the team is well versed in public law-related litigation, a space in which it assists clients in all types of governmental disputes, ranging from administrative procedures to actions involving the judicial review of administrative acts and public contracts. Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho in São Paulo is recognised in the market for her experience in advising state-owned and mixed economy companies and handling administrative proceedings before public agencies and regulatory bodies. Carvalho chairs the practice alongside José Guilherme Berman in Rio de Janeiro, who is active in public tenders and regulatory enforcement. At the associate level, Mayna Dias Melo and Débora Signorelli Carvalho stand out for their experience in public service concessions, PPPs and government bidding procedures.

Practice head(s):

José Guilherme Berman; Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho


‘Notable specialisation in public law matters; multidisciplinary team always willing to listen to us and guide us in the best possible way.’

‘Ana Cândida Carvalho is recommended.’

Key clients


MC Brazil

Technip Energies






Carioca Engenharia

Santos Brasil Participações

Egis Projects

VR Benefícios

Banco do Estado do Sergipe – Banese

Work highlights

  • Advised former executives from BR Distribuidora in the context of an administrative proceeding before the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) involving the alleged misconduct of a state-owned company.
  • Assisted Magnamed in the negotiation and execution of an administrative contract with the Ministry of Health involving the sale of ventilators during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Assisted Vale in relation to the privatisation of CODESA, including Vale’s response to the public hearing held by the Brazilian National Agency of Waterway Transportation.

Brazil > TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy Tier 3

The cybersecurity and data protection offering at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is broad based, covering security breaches such as ransomware, LGPD compliance projects, and data transfers. Clients ranging in size from multinationals to start-ups in the financial services and digital media industries turn to the team, which offers a 24/7 hotline available in instances of critical events. Felipe Palhares heads up the practice, advising on personal data processing in cross-border and domestic transactions, data breaches, and new product and service development. Bárbara de Oliveira Iszlaji is another name to note in the team.

Practice head(s):

Felipe Palhares


‘BMA provides very practical and business-oriented advice. Always very concise and to the point.’

‘I regularly work with Felipe Palhares, who is very responsive, very practical and extremely helpful.’

‘Team assertiveness and quick response time.’

‘Felipe Palhares distinguishes himself from other professionals in the market. Brillant.’

Key clients

Launch Pad Tecnologia, Serviços e Pagamentos (Hotmart)

SITA Inc. do Brasil

Biofourmis Singapore

Comuto Sa (BlaBlaCar)

Seadrill Serviços de Petróleo

Curupira  (Take)


Black & Decker do Brasil



Work highlights

  • Advised Hotmart in developing its intracompany data transfer agreement, which will be used by all subsidiaries of the company around the world.
  • Advised Eletromidia in structuring its privacy programme in order to comply with the LGPD, and in training its staff regarding the policies and procedures developed.
  • Advised ABIOVE in structuring a groundbreaking new project to protect its associates against fraud through creating a database of its clients that was managed by Serasa.

Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy)

Drawing on its strong know-how in the fields of M&A, public law and regulatory law, BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão builds on its expertise acquired in complex transactions involving power assets, concessions, negotiations of regulated contracts and bids. The practice is well versed in all matters before regulatory agencies, including ANEEL and CCEE, and in assisting large consumers in the acquisition of electricity in the free market. Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho heads up the infrastructure, regulatory and government affairs department, and steers the team in bidding procedures, public contracts and administrative proceedings. Corporate partner Carlos Frederico Lucchetti Bingemer in Rio de Janeiro takes the lead on M&A transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

Practice head(s):

Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho; Carlos Frederico Lucchetti Bingemer

Key clients

Petrobras Biocombustíveis

AES Brasil Energia

Evolution Power Partners

Goiás Geradora de Energia Renovável  and Gameleira Geradora de Energia Renovável

Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras – ELETROBRAS

CPFL Energia

Gás Verde


ENGIE Brasil Energia


Work highlights

  • Assisted Petrobras Biocombustível in the sale of shares representing 50% of the share capital of BSBIOS Indústria E Comércio De Biodiesel Sul Brasil.
  • Advised Evolution Power Partners, OAK Participações and BEP Brazilian Energy Participações on the sale of a 50% equity interest in CELBA – Centrais Eletricas Barcarena and CELBA 2 to Hygo Energy Transition.
  • Acted as legal counsel to Goias Geradora de Energia Renovável and Gameleira Geradora de Energia Renovável in the project financing for the construction of power transmission lines.

Brazil > Insurance Tier 4

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão's well-regarded insurance team is particularly experienced in sector-related corporate acquisitions and restructurings. Noted for its ‘professional competence and total commitment to the client', as well as its ‘fast and timely service', the team has recently assisted buyers and sellers in several high-profile transactions. Rio de Janeiro-based practice head Henrique Vargas Gama Beloch has significant expertise on the corporate and regulatory side. Other key partners include Maurício Pereira Faro for tax and Pedro Costa for litigation. Versatile senior associate Adriano Carneiro  handles contentious and non-contentious issues.

Practice head(s):

Henrique Vargas Gama Beloch


‘Professional competence and total commitment to the client. Fast and timely service.’

Key clients


Bradesco Seguros

IRB Brasil Resseguros


BB Seguros

Capemisa Seguradora


Too Seguros

BTG Pactual Seguros

Newe Seguros

Minuto Seguros



Kovr Seguros

Work highlights

  • Provides assistance to Spice Private Equity (an affiliate of GP Investments) in the acquisition of 100% of Argo Seguros, the Brazilian operation of the Argo Group.
  • Acted as counsel to Minuto Seguros and its controlling shareholder and founder in the sale of 100% of the company to Creditas, marking Creditas’ first acquisition in the insurance industry in Brazil.
  • Advised Banco BTG Pactual and its insurance subsidiary BTG Pactual Seguros on the sale of Credpago, a provider of guarantees for owners and tenants in real estate rentals, to Loft.

Brazil > TMT: Media Tier 4

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão’s ‘modern’ media and entertainment group draws from its wider corporate, tax, regulatory, and IP practices to advise clients in the cinema, music, video game, and online media industries. The multidisciplinary approach sees the team advise on a broad spectrum of matters, including image rights and IP transfers, accessibility rights in media, and licensing agreements. IP specialist Antonella Carminatti heads up the practice alongside IP litigation lead Pedro Frankovsky Barroso and dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency expert Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea.

Practice head(s):

Antonella Carminatti; Pedro Frankovsky Barroso; Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea


‘Team of highly qualified lawyers. With modern, easily accessible offices and up-to-date technology.’

‘The team is collaborative and understanding of new intellectual property matters at the highest level.’

Key clients

Warner Bros

Universal Pictures International Brazil

Fox Film do Brasil

Netflix Entretenimento Brasil

Warner Bros. Entertainment

Sega Corporation

Aventura Entretenimento

Institute of Contemporary Art – IAC

Warner Music Brasil Emporium Productions

LAMF Los Angeles Media Fund

Work highlights

    Brazil > Projects and infrastructure Tier 5

    At BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão, the infrastructure, regulatory and government affairs team attracts instructions from domestic and international clients in competitive bidding processes, PPPs and concessions, but is perhaps best known for its transactional capabilities in the infrastructure space. Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho has considerable experience in regulated sectors and public law matters, and has advised on numerous infrastructure projects in the sanitation, public lighting and transport segments. She oversees the department with Rafael D’Avila Dutra and Camila Goldberg, the latter of whom is recommended for project finance transactions.

    Practice head(s):

    Rafael Dutra; Ana Cândida De Mello Carvalho; Camila Goldberg


    ‘BMA brought great experience in financing airport projects, with great dedication.’

    ‘Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho is skilled at anticipating risks and always proposing innovative solutions.’

    Key clients

    Abengoa Concessões Brasil Holding

    ADP International

    Global Logistic Properties (GLP)

    EGIS Projects

    Porto de Cima Concessões


    Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional

    K+S Aktiengesellschaft

    Salina Diamante Branco

    Santos Brasil Participações


    BRK Ambiental

    Work highlights

    • Represents Abengoa Concessões Brasil Holding in administrative proceedings pending with the National Electric Power Agency (ANEEL) in which the company’s power transmission subsidiaries are parties.
    • Advised Vitol with the legal analysis of Public Consultation No. 1/2020 launched by ANP with the purpose of obtaining contributions to review ANP Ordinance No. 251/2000.
    • Provided legal assistance to Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional in the analysis of the limits and extent of the benefits to which the self-producer of electric power is entitled, based on federal laws and regulation.

    The firm: Founded in the 1990s, when Brazil was undergoing structural changes, BMA – Barbosa Müssnich Aragão was inspired by a mission to find innovative solutions that are legally viable and sustainable in an environment of rapid development, new regulatory frameworks and new business models in almost all sectors of the economy. Inspired to be a pioneering law firm, ready — and more than able — to take on the big projects and big problems that require sophisticated solutions. An active participant in the privatisations that took place in the 1990s, BMA had achieved a solid reputation and both national and international recognition even before becoming one of the leading firms in Brazil in the mid-2000s, when the Brazilian market experienced a wave of IPOs and mergers and acquisitions. BMA has been present in most of the major M&A transactions in Brazil over the last two decades, participating in the creation of corporate groups that do business around the world. BMA has acquired an impressive stock of know-how in infrastructure projects, especially in the areas of ports, railroads, highways, oil and gas, energy, and telecommunications. The firm also had a major part to play in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, negotiating the contracts that gave Brazil the right to host the event and acting as legal counsel to the local organising committee. BMA’s experienced professionals know that a thorough understanding of the firm’s clients’ business objectives is essential. BMA works to achieve creative, effective solutions by integrating its specialist teams to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to legal problems.

    BMA Inspiração – Inspire to Action: BMA InspirAção is the new model for BMA’s pro bono work. BMA believes that education, socially-aware entrepreneurship and culture are the paths that will lead to profound and lasting change in society. BMA InspirAção focuses on these three vectors for change. BMA wants to generate effective returns for society as a whole, like it does for its clients, and believes it can.

    BMA Educação – Becoming a BMA Lawyer: BMA EducAção is a school that helps attorneys acquire the skills that every ‘BMA Lawyer’ needs. The program focuses on excellence, quality, and providing valuable learning experiences to the firm’s professionals. The project is intended to work with BMA’s lawyers and help them develop into professionals whose qualifications, analytical skills and curiosity never stop growing, who have a multidisciplinary vision and who are eager to apply the theoretic knowledge they have acquired to creating efficient solutions to real problems. The objective is to become a true seal of excellence: BMA quality.

    BMA Woman: Following the worldwide movement toward women’s empowerment and a more balanced corporate environment, the project’s objective is to support women’s professional growth within the firm and provide even more opportunities for internal talent to develop. The project kicked off its activities with events for BMA’s women lawyers and clients, fostering new professional relationships and debate on critical issues that affect the daily life of women in business.

    BMA Diversity: BMA’s committed to plurality, equality of race, gender, and sexual orientation, respect for all religions, and inclusion of persons with disabilities. BMA believes in diversity as an instrument for social transformation, enriching the work environment and promoting valuable exchanges from different points of view.

    Main areas of practice:

    • Agribusiness
    • Business crime
    • Competition law
    • Compliance, investigation, and regulatory enforcement
    • Corporate and M&A
    • Data privacy and cybersecurity
    • Dispute resolution
    • Due diligence
    • Energy
    • Environmental and climate change
    • Finance and capital markets
    • Government relations
    • Industry
    • Infrastructure and regulatory and government affairs
    • Insurance
    • Intellectual property
    • Labor and employment
    • Oil & gas
    • Private equity
    • Privatizations and concession
    • Real estate transactions
    • Restructuring and insolvency
    • Superior courts
    • Tax
    • Technology and digital businesses
    • Telecommunications
    • Wealth and succession planning

    Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

    Managing partner: Amir Bocayuva Cunha

    Senior partners: Paulo Cezar Aragão, Francisco Müssnich, Plínio Barbosa and Luiz Antonio Campos

    Partners: Adriana Fuzinato, Ana Müller, Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho, Ana Paula Reis, André Abbud, André Macedo, Anna Carolina Malta, Antonella Carminatti, Barbara Rosenberg, Bernardo Cascão, Camila Chouzal, Camila Goldberg, Camilla Paoletti, Carlo Sivieri de Assis Rocha, Carlos Frederico Bingemer, Cibele Linero, Conrado de Castro Stievani, Cristiana Moreira, Cristiane Mamprin, Daniella Fragoso, Debora Bacellar, Eduardo G. Wanderley, Ellen Juste Nuñez, Fábio Florentino, Felipe Galea, Felipe Palhares, Felipe Paschoalini, Felipe Prado, Fernanda Carneiro, Franciny de Barros, Gisela Sampaio, Guilherme Zoghbi Ayala, Gustavo Kulesza, Gustavo Maia, Hélio Alvarez, Henrique Beloch, Hermano Barbosa, Ian Bussinger, Iara Ferreira, Igor Silva de Lima, Jane Goldman, José Guilherme Berman, José Inácio Ferraz, José Otavio Faloppa, Leandro Bittencourt, Letícia Ramires Pelisson, Lígia Regini, Luciana Celidonio, Luciana Magalhães Costa, Luciana Marsal, Luis Flaks, Luís Henrique Costa, Luiz Fernando Fraga, Luiz Marcelo Góis, Luiza Lacerda, Márcio Pereira, Marcos Exposto, Maria da Paz Tierno Lopes, Mario Gelli, Maurício Faro, Miguel Ramos, Monique Mavignier, Patrícia Sabino, Pedro Costa, Pedro Frankovsky Barroso, Rafael Calábria, Rafael Castilho, Rafael Dutra, Raquel Mansanaro, Renan Frediani, Roberto Dias Carneiro, Sergio Fagundes, Sérgio Savi, Tatiana Amorim, Thais Meira, Vitor Butruce, Vivian Casanova.

    Number of lawyers: 300

    Managing Partner Amir 21 3824-5871
    Hermano A. C. Notaroberto Barbosa photo Hermano A. C. Notaroberto BarbosaPartner
    André Abbud photo André AbbudPartner
    José Inácio Almeida Prado Filho photo José Inácio Almeida Prado FilhoPartner
    Hélio Alvarez photo Hélio AlvarezPartner
    ​Tatiana Amorim photo ​Tatiana AmorimPartner
    Paulo Cezar Aragão photo Paulo Cezar AragãoPartner
    Debora Bacellar photo Debora BacellarPartner
    Plínio Barbosa photo Plínio BarbosaPartner
    José Guilherme Berman photo José Guilherme BermanPartner
    ​Leandro Bittencourt Marcondes photo ​Leandro Bittencourt MarcondesPartner
    Amir Bocayuva photo Amir BocayuvaManaging Partner
    ​Ian Bussinger photo ​Ian BussingerPartner
    Vitor Butruce photo Vitor ButrucePartner
    Rafael Calabria photo Rafael CalabriaPartner
    Antonella Carminatti photo Antonella CarminattiPartner
    Fernanda Carneiro photo Fernanda CarneiroPartner
    Ana Cândida de Mello Carvalho photo Ana Cândida de Mello CarvalhoPartner
    Vivian Casanova photo Vivian CasanovaPartner
    Luís Bernardo Cascão photo Luís Bernardo CascãoPartner
    Rafael da Rocha Castilho photo Rafael da Rocha CastilhoPartner
    Camila Chouzal photo Camila ChouzalPartner
    Rafael D'Avila Dutra photo Rafael D'Avila DutraPartner
    Roberto Dias Carneiro photo Roberto Dias CarneiroPartner
    ​Adriana Dib Fuzinato photo ​Adriana Dib FuzinatoPartner
    Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea photo Felipe Evaristo dos Santos GaleaPartner
    Marcos Antonio Exposto photo Marcos Antonio ExpostoPartner
    José Otavio Faloppa photo José Otavio FaloppaPartner
    Luiz Marcelo Figueiras de Góis photo Luiz Marcelo Figueiras de GóisPartner
    Luiz Fernando Fraga photo Luiz Fernando FragaPartner
    Pedro Frankovsky Barroso photo Pedro Frankovsky BarrosoPartner
    Mario Gelli photo Mario GelliPartner
    Camila Goldberg photo Camila GoldbergPartner
    Jane Goldman photo Jane GoldmanPartner
    Eduardo Guimarães Wanderley photo Eduardo Guimarães WanderleyPartner
    ​Luis Henrique Costa photo ​Luis Henrique CostaPartner
    Sergio Kehdi Fagundes photo Sergio Kehdi FagundesPartner
    Luiza Lacerda photo Luiza LacerdaPartner
    Cibelle Linero photo Cibelle LineroPartner
    Luís Loria Flaks photo Luís Loria FlaksPartner
    Carlos Frederico Lucchetti Bingemer photo Carlos Frederico Lucchetti BingemerPartner
    André Macedo photo André MacedoPartner
    Luciana Magalhães Costa photo Luciana Magalhães CostaPartner
    Cristiane Mamprin de Castro Guerra photo Cristiane Mamprin de Castro GuerraPartner
    Raquel Mansanaro photo Raquel MansanaroPartner
    Luciana Marsal photo Luciana MarsalPartner
    Monique Mavignier photo Monique MavignierPartner
    Cristiana Moreira photo Cristiana MoreiraPartner
    Ana Cristina Müller photo Ana Cristina MüllerPartner
    Francisco Müssnich photo Francisco MüssnichPartner
    ​​Camilla Paoletti photo ​​Camilla PaolettiPartner
    Marcio Pereira photo Marcio PereiraPartner
    Maurício Pereira Faro photo Maurício Pereira FaroPartner
    Miguel Ramos photo Miguel RamosPartner
    Daniella Realli Fragoso photo Daniella Realli FragosoPartner
    Ligia Regini photo Ligia ReginiPartner
    Barbara Rosenberg photo Barbara RosenbergPartner
    Patrícia Sabino photo Patrícia SabinoPartner
    Gisela Sampaio photo Gisela SampaioPartner
    Sérgio Savi photo Sérgio SaviPartner
    Henrique Vargas Gama Beloch photo Henrique Vargas Gama BelochPartner
    Bernardo Weaver photo Bernardo WeaverPartner
    Guilherme Zoghbi Ayala photo Guilherme Zoghbi AyalaPartner
    Maria da Paz Tierno Lopes photo Maria da Paz Tierno LopesPartner
    Franciny de Barros photo Franciny de BarrosPartner
    Thais de Barros Meira photo Thais de Barros MeiraPartner

    Inclusion and respect for plurality. For us, these are the motors of social wellbeing, and we created BMA Diversity to apply these ideas in everyday life at our firm.

    The program is under constant construction to keep pace with the world around us. Its foundations are authenticity and respect, promoting a welcoming, representative space where everyone at BMA feels at ease and free to be who they are, both at work and in their life outside the firm.

    We embrace plurality, equality of race, gender and sexual orientation, we respect all religious beliefs, and we strive to include people with disabilities. We believe in diversity as an instrument for social transformation that enriches our work environment and enables valuable exchanges of points of view.

    We have created internal discussion groups to foster knowledge and work on actions to promote diversity. These groups are called “Diversity Champions” (Propagadores da Diversidade) and those who are interested in participating can choose which area they will focus on: racial equity, gender equity, LGBTI +, PWD, or all of them.

    Through BMA Diversity, we seek to listen to all groups represented in today’s society and promote opportunities to share experiences with other law firms. By working together toward a shared goal, we can plan actions that will help eliminate prejudice in day-to-day interactions and build a more egalitarian and inclusive world for us to live in.

    To give back to society as a whole, through actions that lead to deep and long-lasting change, is the mission we have taken on in BMA Inspiration. The program supports education, culture, and entrepreneurship that has social impact in three ways: pro bono work, offering free legal services to those in need; volunteer work, in campaigns where our people contribute to a variety of social causes; and BMA Solidarity, a new project that focuses on opportunities for our people to lend a helping hand to colleagues within the BMA firms. We believe these are tools that have true impact in the effort to make the world a better place.

    BMA Inspiration goes beyond a legal contribution and also encompasses volunteering in the same social cause, involving not only lawyers but all of the firm’s employees.

    Our volunteers invest their time and end up transforming their own lives, while helping to transform the lives of other people and communities.

    In 2021 we joined the Global Compact, the largest business sustainability initiative in existence. Our firm is committed to making the Global Compact and its 10 universal principles a fundamental pillar of our strategy, culture and practices, favouring, not only business, but especially society and our planet.

    Check out more about BMA’s initiatives on our website.