Firm Profile > Mundie e Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mundie e Advogados
RIO DE JANEIRO, 20011-020

Electricity Tier 2

Regulatory powerhouse Mundie e Advogados packs a punch in complex consultancy, commercial and contentious matters. Department lead Rafael Fabbri D’Avila is a sought-after name in the market and recently represented Tropicália Transmissora (a company owned by private equity funds managed by BTG Pactual) in a dispute with ANEELrelated to the latter's 2017 transmission auction. The group also remains a top choice for major local and multinational clients such as Goldman Sachs, Ecom Energia and Máxima Energia.

International trade and customs Tier 2

The busy and buoyant international trade practice at Mundie e Advogados is led by experienced partners Carol Monteiro de Carvalho and Andrea Weiss Balassiano. In recent work, the pair advised Viasat on the customs structure to import equipment for a project to provide high-speed communications services across the country. On the investigations side, the team advised Nitriflex on the antidumping investigation on imports of nitrile rubber from France and South Korea.

Competition and antitrust Tier 4

At Mundie e Advogados, Enrico Spini Romanielo was promoted to partner in 2018 and now heads the competition department. The 'extremely specialised' and 'very commercial' team demonstrates 'dedication and attention'. The practice encompasses a range of merger cases, cartel investigations and compliance training. Romanielo collaborates with partners from other departments at the firm, and the competition team also counts several experienced associates.

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Mundie e Advogados' impressive reputation for administrative law and regulatory matters makes it a popular choice for companies in highly regulated sectors, and the firm also has a noted antitrust practice. It handles a range of non-transactional corporate matters in addition to its M&A workload. Highlights on the M&A side included acting as local counsel to Altra Industrial Motion in its global asset acquisition from Fortive; Rodolpho Protasio led the team. Protasio also took a lead role in representing logistics company Multilog in its acquisition of Elog from Ecorodovias. Also in the team are Ana Cristina Moraes and Eduardo Zobaran.

Labour and employment Tier 5

Nadia Lacerda heads the labour practice at Mundie e Advogados and has substantial experience in immigration, harassment at work, compensation and work-related accidents, among other areas.

Tax Tier 6

Antenori Trevisan Neto heads the department at Mundie e Advogados. He recently worked alongside corporate partners to advise Glencore on its acquisition of 78% of ALE Combustíveis. Tax litigator Andrea da Rocha Salviatti was promoted to partner.


Mundie e Advogados ‘works tirelessly’ to provide telecoms and media advice. The team recently assisted mobile operators with infrastructure sharing agreements, and handled applications and administrative procedures before telecoms agency ANATEL. Data privacy work included data processing, monetisation matters and the establishment of privacy policies, as well as handling data breach incidents and related investigations. Elinor Cotaitspeaks a corporate language’ and co-leads the team with Ana Claudia BeppuBeatriz Faustino França made partner and associate Tomás Schoeller Paiva is a rising star.


Established in 1996, the firm was founded with the aim of providing distinct and high quality legal services. It is a full-service corporate law firm that focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, private equity, finance, securities, regulatory, concessions, public bids and governmental contracts, competition, tax and litigation. The firm has extensive experience and specialises in corporate and finance transactions and in regulatory and infrastructure, especially telecommunications, energy, ports and transportation, including dispute resolution matters. Many partners and associates of the firm have had professional experience in leading Brazilian, US and European law firms. Several attorneys hold postgraduate and master degrees from foreign and Brazilian universities.

Practice areas

Regulatory & Infrastructure: The firm advises on matters covering all aspects of regulated industries, including telecommunications, electric energy, oil & gas, air, maritime and land transportation, ports, airports, mining, financial services, means of payment, banking and insurance. In relation to telecommunications, it has been involved in almost every relevant project in Brazil and has contributed to proposed rule-making for the regulation of telecommunication services. With regard to energy, the firm handles all types of contractual and regulatory matters in the area, including the structuring and implementation of generation and transmission projects, the granting of concessions and authorisations, and the preparation and negotiation of power purchase, gas supply and other agreements. The firm specialises in public bids and governmental contracts. It has participated in numerous public bids and privatisations.

M&A/Corporate & Private Equity: The firm has a very strong M&A and corporate practice, routinely representing clients (sector players, investors, including PE and VC investors, and owners) in transactions in virtually all areas and industries. The firm advises on every aspect of corporate activity, including the drafting and negotiation of all types of agreements, structuring of foreign and local investments, organisation of companies, funds and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, real estate, as well as technology transfer and technical assistance arrangements. Given the regulatory capabilities of the firm, the M&A/corporate group of the firm has extensive experience in M&A/corporate transactions in regulated sectors.

Capital Markets & Finance: The firm has extensive experience in capital market and finance, having participated in the structuring of several financings involving foreign lenders, the local capital market and international and Brazilian credit agencies (including BNDES), as well as debt and equity securities issuances and offers and trade financing  facilities. The firm has handled a number of financings, including debt securities issuance, vendor financing and project finance, particularly in infrastructure areas.

Competition: The firm is very active in antitrust matters, mainly cartel and unilateral conducts investigations. The firm also has a very strong practice in merger control, having assisted clients in numerous and complex cases. Finally, the competition team also advises clients in antitrust compliance matters, including the preparation of tailor-made programs and training.

Tax: The firm advises on all aspects of Brazilian tax legislation, including in connection with transaction tax planning and tax litigation.

Litigation & Arbitration: The firm has a very active litigation practice group,
qualified to represent clients in any administrative, civil and commercial litigation and arbitration.

Labour: The labour practice continues to flourish, working collaboratively
with the other practice groups of the firm, giving tailored advice in restructuring and acquisitions, global mobility, collective bargaining issues, profit sharing agreements, strategic labour planning and complex labour litigation.

International Trade: The firm assists Brazilian and foreign clients in matters related to international trade and customs, in Brazil and abroad, including antidumping, subsidies and countervailing measures, safeguards and other proceedings conducted by foreign trade authorities.

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

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate, M&A, private equity Rodolpho Protasio
Infrastructure, regulatory, Elinor Cotait
Infrastructure, regulatory, public law Ana Claudia Beppu
Infrastructure, regulatory Rafael D'Avila
Competition Enrico Romanielo
Tax Antenori Trevisan
Litigation, arbitration João Carlos Zanon
Labor Nadia Lacerda
International trade Andrea Weiss Balassiano
International trade Carol Monteiro de Carvalho
Partners : 16
Other fee-earners : 106
Total staff : 122
Contacts : 16