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Mundie e Advogados
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima
3400 - 15° Andar
São Paulo - SP

Brazil > TMT: Telecoms Tier 1

Trusted advisors to many of Brazil’s top telecoms companies, Mundie e Advogados provides a full-service TMT offering. Praised as ‘creative and efficient’ in finding solutions for its clients, the team advises on regulatory and transactional mandates for both domestic and foreign companies in the digital, technology and financial services sectors, assisting them navigate the ‘extremely complex’ regulatory framework. Elinor Cotait is particularly known for her telecoms regulatory expertise. Ana Claudia Beppu is adept at ‘precisely assessing the interdependencies between themes and trends’ in the market. Also of note in is Beatriz Faustino França, a recently promoted partner who specialises in IT and communications law, with strength in matters involving the satellite industry. Associate Francisco Sampaio is also a key member of the team, particularly in relation to telecoms infrastructure and regulation. Tomás Schoeller Paiva is no longer at the firm. Since publication, the whole telecoms team joined Veirano Advogados – effective as of January 2023.

Key clients





Work highlights

  • Representing TIM in the ongoing merger review procedure regarding the acquisition of Oi’s mobile business.
  • Assisted TIM in Brazil’s 5G auction.
  • Advised TIM on regulatory and antitrust matters regarding the sale of its infrastructure company (named FiberCo, now I-Systems).

Brazil > International trade Tier 2

Mundie e Advogados' trade practice adds value through its ‘quality of service and availability‘. The firm represents domestic manufacturers, importers, multinational companies and trade associations from across a wide range of industries. The team has been involved in a number of high-profile anti-dumping cases and sunset reviews, with clients coming from key Brazilian trading partners, including China, South Africa, Mexico, USA and Taiwan. The firm’s lead partners, Carol Monteiro de Carvalho and Andrea Weiss Balassiano, are fully plugged into the market and considered ‘top Brazilian trade practitioners who know what they are doing and get good results‘.

Practice head(s):

Carol Monteiro de Carvalho; Andréa Weiss Balassiano


‘Carol Monteiro de Carvalho is an expert lawyer in the area, who has worked with me and with several partners of mine in the International Trade area.’

‘Quality of service and availability to help the client and add value.’

‘Andrea Weiss Balassiano and Carol Monteiro de Carvalho lead a trade practice that stands out in Brazil because of their knowledge about Brazilian trade remedies law and practice.’

‘Andrea Weiss Balassiano and Carolina Monteiro are top Brazilian trade practitioners who know what they are doing and get good results.’

Key clients

Sasol Limited Company

Oswaldo Cruz Química

Chembro Química

Jinan Shengquan Group

Exxon Mobile Química


Apsen Farmacêutica

COFCO Corporation


adidas do Brasil

Daffodil Pharmachem

Pou Chen Group / Apache Group / Dean Shoes and Tae Kwang Group

Abióptica – Associação Brasileiras das Indústrias Ópticas


Nitriflex Indústria e Comercio


Work highlights

  • Representing Ápice (Associação pela Indústria e Comércio Esportivo) in the anti-dumping review and in the Public Interest Assessment (PIC) concerning the anti-dumping measures applied against imports of footwear from China.
  • Representing Oswaldo Cruz Química in the anti-dumping investigation against the Brazilian imports of acrylate butyl from Russia.
  • Assisting Viasat in building an effective customs structure to import foreign equipment necessary to promote the Brazilian government’s goal of universal access to broadband internet.

Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy) Tier 3

With deep regulatory knowledge of the Brazilian power sector, Mundie e Advogados advises across the full spectrum of electricity mandates, with a special emphasis on the generation segment. The team’s strength lies in contentious work, particularly administrative proceedings, and in regulatory issues, but its practitioners are also skilled in power purchase agreements and legislative and contractual matters. Department leader Rafael Fabbri D’Avila, who has more than two decades’ experience in power regulation, excels in administrative and regulatory disputes. Nathalya François is also recommended for complex regulatory issues in the electricity segment.

Practice head(s):

Rafael Fabbri D’Avila


‘Mundie Advogados provides excellent advice with a high level of legal and market knowledge. The firm is always available to answer questions, participate in meetings and whatever else is necessary, functioning almost as an internal legal department for the company.’

‘Rafael D’avila and Nathalya François are two individuals with high knowledge and availability to assist in the most diverse issues, always with objective propositions that solve problems.’

Key clients

Renova Energia

Raízen Energia

Origem Energia

Petro Rio Energia

Costa Verde Energias Renováveis

Rio Amazonas Energia – Raesa

Get Energia


BTG Pactual

Termelétrica Viana

Linhares Geração

Equatorial Transmissão

CPFL Distribuidora


BEP Comercializadora de Energia Elétrica


Junhe LLP

Gera Amazonas

Gera Maranhão

Máxima Energia

Tropicália Transmissão

Pequena Central Hidrelétrica Rio do Braço

Nova Energia

Esfera Energia

Work highlights

  • Assisted Renova Energia in the drafting, review and negotiation of several agreements related to the implementation of Wind Farms Complex Alto Sertão III.
  • Assisted Origem Energia in regulatory and contractual matters regarding the implementation of a new gas-fired power plant in the state of Alagoas.
  • Assistance in regulatory and contractual matters regarding Raízen Energia’s participation in electricity auctions.

Brazil > TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy Tier 3

The data protection and cybersecurity offering at Mundie e Advogados sits within the firm’s wider regulatory and competition group. The team has extensive expertise in advising telecoms providers, FTA broadcasters, pay-TV providers, satellite operators and major international media conglomerates on issues related to LGPD compliance and data breaches. In addition, the team draws on expertise from the firm’s corporate and M&A, private equity and labour practices when advising clients. Elinor Cotait, Beatriz Faustino França, Enrico Romanielo and Ana Claudia Beppu jointly lead the department. Since publication, the entire team left to Veirano Advogados – effective as of January 2023.

Work highlights

  • Advised a global pay-TV company on its data protection compliance programme.
  • Advised a Brazilian streaming service on the implementation of a data protection compliance programme.

Brazil > Labour and employment Tier 5

The employment group at Mundie e Advogados has several ‘highly technically prepared lawyers who are always available to assist‘. The firm has a strong following in the technology sector, where it represents several major multinationals on the full range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Other key industries for the practice include agribusiness, energy, fashion, telecoms and business process outsourcing. Practice head Nadia Lacerda has led the team for over ten years.

Practice head(s):

Nadia Lacerda


‘The firm has a team of highly technically prepared lawyers who are always available to assist us, presenting the best results.’

‘The team is very technically prepared and is always available to assist us with high quality and in the shortest possible time and with the results we expect.’

Key clients


Danaher Corporation

Sea Group

Asics Brazil

Adidas Brazil

ECA Italia

Atento Brasil

Luxottica Brasil

Ferragamo Brasil

Ranpak Brasil

Glencore Brasil

Bracco Imaging do Brasil

Cervejaria Kaiser Brasil

King & Spalding

Planet Payment

Seyfarth Shaw

Smith & Nephew

Altra Industrial Motors

Fidelity Processador





VF do Brasil

Octante Recursos Humanos

Work highlights

  • Advising Neoenergia on drafting its Covid-19 sanitary protocol for employees to present their vaccination status.

Brazil > Corporate and M&A Tier 6

Mundie e Advogados‘ transactional team is noted for its strength in highly regulated sectors. Its in-depth knowledge of administrative law and regulatory issues positions it as a go-to firm for telecoms, media, technology, energy and infrastructure clients seeking assistance in corporate transactions and private equity deals. Recommended for his ‘extensive legal knowledge, understanding of the business world, great articulation and negotiation skills’, co-head Rodolpho Protasio leads on high-value M&A and private equity deals. Fellow co-chair Eduardo Zobaran complements his M&A practice with additional expertise in finance and civil law. Associates Leonardo Burlamaqui and Danusa Pereira Fernandes are also active in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Rodolpho Protasio; Eduardo Zobaran


‘The M&A team knows a lot about our business and helps us in the development of activities related to corporate matters.’

‘Rodolpho Protásio is recommended.’

‘The team stands out for its negotiation skills.’

‘Rodolpho Protásio: Extensive legal knowledge, understanding of the business world, great articulation and negotiation skills.’

‘Well-structured team, with a high degree of commitment and knowledge of topics.’

‘Eduardo Zobaran is a leader respected by the team and everyone around him.’

Key clients

Glencore Group

Fleetcor Technologies

Fidelity National Services


Banco BTG Pactual

Cervejarias Kaiser Brasil

Heineken International

AEGEA Saneamento e Participações


Tim Participações


MCAM Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Plásticos

Kinea Private Equity Investimentos

Altra Motion

Sky Serviços de Banda Larga

Tredegar Corporation and Terphane

Gávea Investimentos

Salvatore Ferragamo



Inmarsat Brasil

KVH Industries

Iridium Satellite

ABS Global

Bracco Imaging

Desktop-Sigmanet Comunicação Multimídia

Molex Electronic Solutions

O3b Networks

OneWeb Satellites



Work highlights

  • Acted for Equipav and Aegea Saneamento in the sale of 8.32% of Aegea’s voting capital.
  • Advised Equipav and Aegea Saneamento on an association agreement for participating in the public bidding for the water and sewage concessions formerly held by CEDAE.
  • Assisted Vulcan Fundo de Investimentos em Participações Multiestratégia in the agreement to acquire the 25% stake held by Equatorial Energia.

Mundie is a go-to destination for national and international companies seeking cutting-edge legal assistance in Brazil. Their very agile, dynamic and creative approaches, the client-oriented philosophy, and the integration among the practice groups and lawyers are appraised by clients and enable Mundie to deliver the highest quality legal services. They have offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, and can provide services nationally throughout a network of correspondents.

Mundie is recognised by clients and peers as leader in a number of areas including TMT, corporate transactions, M&A, private equity, regulation and competition, electric energy, tax, international trade and customs, litigation and labour. Their clientele is diversified and covers different sectors of the economy, such as telecommunications, technology, the Big Data ecosystem, computer hardware and software, e-business, media vehicles and content providers, social media, entertainment companies, credit, financial and banking services, institutional investors, commodity traders, contractors, service providers, private equity funds, hedge funds, investment banks, infrastructure companies, etc.

Mundie has long been a front-runner in Brazil in promoting diversity in the legal profession. They have been deeply committed to diversity and inclusion since 1996, when Mundie was founded by three men and two women. This culture has been promoted and practised over the years and currently seven of Mundie’s 14 partners are women, which represents one of the highest levels of women presence in law-firm partnerships in Brazil. Their diversity and inclusion culture are also reflected in all levels of professionals of the firm, from lawyers and law clerks to employees of the administrative team.

Infrastructure; Regulatory; Media & Technology Elinor 3040-2919
Infrastructure; Regulatory; Media & Technology Ana Claudia 3040-2919
Infrastructure; Regulatory Rafael Fabbri D' 3040-2923
Competiton Enrico Spini 3040-2945
M&A/Corporate & Private Equity Rodolpho 3040-2923
Capital Markets & Finance Eduardo 3040-2933
Tax Antenori Trevisan 3040-2933
Litigation & Arbitration João Carlos 3040-2991
Labor Nadia 3040-2924
International Trade Carol Monteiro de 3040-2946
International Trade Andrea Weiss
Infrastructure; Regulatory; Media & Technology Beatriz França
Tax Andrea da Rocha