Firm Profile > Mundie e Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mundie e Advogados
SÃO PAULO, 04543-000

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. Mundie 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, media and technology tax, labor and litigation. The firm has extensive experience and specializes in corporate and finance transactions, including dispute resolution matters, in regulated sectors (telecommunications; energy, transportation etc.). Many partners and associates of the firm have had professional experience in leading Brazilian, US and European law firms. Several attorneys hold post-graduate and masters’ degrees from foreign and Brazilian universities.

Infrastructure (Telecoms, Energy etc.); Regulatory:

The firm has a very strong regulatory practice, with in-depth knowledge of administrative law and related matters. It advises on all aspects (transactional, contractual, regulatory and project implementation) of regulated industries, including telecommunications, electric energy, oil & gas, transportation (air, maritime, highway, railway), ports, airports, mining, water, sanitation, insurance and means of payment. The firm is very active in numerous projects and transactions in these aeras. Specifically, regarding telecommunications, the firm has been involved in almost every relevant project in Brazil and has contributed to proposed rulemakings for the regulation of telecom services. In electric energy, the firm represents clients across the industry and is routinely involved with a wide variety of projects and other matters.

Media & Technology:

The firm offers comprehensive legal services in the areas of Internet, media and technology, providing detailed legal support in all aspects of the so-called digital economy, such as IoT, marketplaces, social medias and data protection, among others. The firm has extensive experience in the area and has been involved in the most relevant media projects in Brazil, including assisting with the offer of audiovisual content by traditional and disruptive platforms.


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.

M&A/Corporate & Private Equity:

The firm has a very strong M&A and corporate practice, periodically 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, organization of companies, funds and joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, real estate, as well as technology transfer and technical assistance arrangements. Given the enhanced 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 trade financing facilities. The firm has handled several financings, including debt securities issuance, vendor financing and project finance, particularly in infrastructure areas, as well as debt and equity securities issuances and offers.


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

Litigation & Arbitration:

Mundie’s dispute resolution practice group serves Brazilian and multinational companies in a variety of matter. The group is often involved in high-profile cases, in different areas across the gamut of civil and commercial law. The practice includes the handling of large class action defenses, complex Internet and technology-related cases and antitrust litigation. The firm is recognized for its leading expertise in representing clients in regulated industries.


The labor 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 labor planning and complex labor litigation.

International Trade:

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

Department Name Email Telephone
Infrastructure; Regulatory; Media & Technology Elinor Cotait (55-11) 3040-2919
Infrastructure; Regulatory; Media & Technology Ana Claudia Beppu (55-11) 3040-2919
Infrastructure; Regulatory Rafael Fabbri D'Avila (55-11) 3040-2923
Competiton Enrico Spini Romanielo (55-11) 3040-2945
M&A/Corporate & Private Equity Rodolpho Protasio (55-11) 3040-2923
Capital Markets & Finance Eduardo Zobaran (55-11) 3040-2933
Tax Antenori Trevisan Neto (55-11) 3040-2933
Litigation & Arbitration João Carlos Zanon (55-11) 3040-2991
Labor Nadia Lacerda (55-11) 3040-2924
International Trade Carol Monteiro de Carvalho (55-11) 3040-2946
International Trade Andrea Weiss Balassiano (55-11)3040-2921
Photo Name Position Profile
 Ana Claudia Beppu  photo Ana Claudia Beppu Partner
 Elinor Cotait  photo Elinor Cotait Managing Partner
 Rafael Fabbri D’Avila  photo Rafael Fabbri D’Avila Partner
 Beatriz Faustino França Mori  photo Beatriz Faustino França Mori Partner
 Nadia Lacerda  photo Nadia Lacerda Partner
 Carol Monteiro de Carvalho  photo Carol Monteiro de Carvalho Partner
 Tomás Paiva  photo Tomás Paiva Partner
 Rodolpho Protasio  photo Rodolpho Protasio Partner
 Enrico Spini Romanielo  photo Enrico Spini Romanielo Partner
 Antenori Trevisan  photo Antenori Trevisan Tax Partner
 Andrea Weiss Balassiano  photo Andrea Weiss Balassiano Partner
 João Carlos Zanon  photo João Carlos Zanon Partner
 Eduardo Zobaran  photo Eduardo Zobaran Partner
 Andrea da Rocha Salviatti  photo Andrea da Rocha Salviatti Partner
 Ana Cristina de Moraes  photo Ana Cristina de Moraes Partner