Firm Profile > Mundie e Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mundie e Advogados
SÃO PAULO, 04543-000

TMT: Telecoms and media Tier 1

Mundie e Advogados is a go-to destination for domestic and international clients seeking assistance in cutting-edge TMT issues. The team is well equipped to advise media conglomerates, social networks, telecom providers, satellite operators and broadcasters. The department's workload is balanced between transactional and regulatory matters, and benefits from the senior experience of Elinor Cotait, who co-heads the practice group alongside Ana Claudia Beppu, Beatriz Faustino França and recently promoted partner Tomás Schoeller Paiva.


‘Compared to other law firms, Mundie is one of a kind regarding telecom regulations. The team is committed to achieving the best results on behalf of the client, guiding the company in order to build a solid operation in compliance with the law and regulations The group brings together different expertise to advise on satellite regulation and administrative proceedings.’

‘Elinor Cotait, Beatriz França and Ana Claudia Beppu are some of the most brilliant lawyers for telecom issues I’ve worked with. Beatriz França stands out for her great knowledge regarding the satellite sector, ANATEL’s regulations, providing a strategic eye on each case she leads.’

‘The Telecom & Media team at Mundie is unique in the sense that it has a very broad and plural understanding of the media and entertainment landscape, which covers infrastructure providers, traditional players and newcomers. While a lot of law firms are acquainted with the more traditional players such as Pay TV companies/Theatrical studios and are also quickly learning about new OTT players, Mundie has a very in-depth knowledge about the telecom infrastructure industry and its regulation and history. This really makes them stand out when dealing with TMT matters.’

‘As far as individuals go, Tomás Schoeller Paiva is definitely worthy of a mention. He was recently made partner at the firm. We feel that this is a reflection of the outstanding work that he has been providing us with throughout the last year. Tomás is highly engaged and knowledgeable on all high profile matters currently being discussed in connection with the entertainment industry. He’s also very available, dynamic and forthcoming, being able to interact with business executives with great objectivity and showing a deep understanding of the business’ interests.’

‘Elinor Cotait is also worthy of a mention. Her availability and engagement in specific matters is a welcomed surprise, considering her status as a founding partner. The historical knowledge about the telecom industry and its regulation is second-to-none in Brazil, something that grants her a lot of respect throughout the whole market. She is probably one of the sharpest and most strategically creative minds in the TMT field in Brazil. Her work in creating and leading a world-class TMT team (including Tomás Paiva and Ana Claudia Beppu) needs to be acknowledged.’

International trade and customs Tier 2

The active international trade team at Mundie e Advogados is jointly led by experienced partners Andrea Weiss Balassiano and Carol Monteiro de Carvalho. Both have distinguished track records in representing domestic and international clients on a range of trade-related issues, including anti-dumping investigations in Brazil and abroad. The firm represents several major Asian manufacturers from key jurisdictions, including China, Taiwan and Vietnam. The firm also provides strong advice on related compliance and regulatory issues, as well as support on customs and tariff classifications.


‘Transparency, objectivity of information and speed of response are fundamental to the team’s way of acting.’

Key clients

Sasol Limited Company

Jinan Shengquan Group Share Holding Co. and Jinan Shengquan Double Surplus Ceramic Filter Co (SQ Group)

Zhejiang Pengsheng Stationery Co.

Shanxi Taigang Stainless Steel co. e TISCO Stainless Steel Limited

Nitriflex Indústria e Comércio


Adidas do Brasil


Electricity Tier 3

Mundie e Advogados has longstanding experience assisting energy clients operating in the electricity field. The team has particular strength in the power generation segment, and is also adept at advising regulators on legislative issues. Rafael Fabbri D’Avila oversees the department, leading on matters pertaining to regulatory and contractual issues, as well as energy projects. M&A transactions involving the power sector are co-ordinated by Rodolpho Protasio, while João Carlos Zanon and Diego Herrera Alves de Moraes focus on litigation. The practice further support clients from the power sector in tax-related matters, for which Antenori Trevisan is responsible.


‘Mundie team has a superior capability to accomplish the work, fulfilling clients’ needs in time with high standards. The team is well organised and responds in time to all the requests. They are very objective and focused on the client’s requirements.’

‘Rafael Fabbri D’Avila stands out due to his profound knowledge of the sector. Rafael has provided prompt responses to our requests diligently. His ability to explain sector issues clearly has been very helpful while making decisions.’

Key clients



Tamanduá Energia

Vectis Capital

Electra Comercializadora

Equatorial Transmissão


CPFL Distribuidora

Máxima Energia

BTG Pactual

Termelétrica Viana

Tropicália Transmissão

Linhares Geração

Piedade Usina Geradora de Energia

Nova Energia

Esfera Energia

Gera Amazonas

Gera Maranhão

ECOM Energia


FIP Brasil Energia

Intesa – Integração Transmissora de Energia

Pequena Central Hidrelétrica Rio do Braço

Jurumirim Energética

Lautis Empreendimentos e Participações

TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy Tier 3

Covering the full range of issues involving technology, internet and data protection, Mundie e Advogados offers advice to a diverse client base, which includes leading telecoms and media conglomerates, social media platforms, data controllers and over-the-top (OTT) media providers. The key points of contact for data privacy and cybersecurity include Ana Claudia Beppu, Elinor Cotait, Beatriz Faustino França and the recently promoted Tomás Paiva.

Competition and antitrust Tier 4

The competition practice group at Mundie e Advogados sits within the firm's broader regulation and competition department, and is particularly adept in antitrust conduct investigations, where it acts for companies and individuals. Merger control and compliance training also feature in the team's workload. Highly regarded partner Enrico Spini Romanielo heads the department.

Practice head(s):


The competition team at Mundie is a longstanding team with great expertise and high-end clients. They are active in mergers and antitrust investigations on cartels. The approach is flexible and client-oriented.

Enrico Spini Romanielo is the go-to-guy: he has a deep technical understanding of the law and provides a practical support to clients. He is rounded up by other valuable colleagues.

They are proactive and updated.

Enrico is super quick and knows his stuff.

Great team and responsive.’

Key clients


Banco Indusval


Brazilian Salt Association – ABERSAL








TIM/Telecom Italia



Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Mundie e Advogados stands out for its corporate expertise in highly regulated sectors, drawing on the firm's well-known strength in administrative law and regulatory matters. Eduardo Zobaran and Rodolpho Protasio co-head the practice, which includes Ana Cristina Moraes and Patricia Nakahara, whose expertise spans corporate, civil and IP law.

Key clients


Fleetcor Technologies and affiliates (including CTF Technologies do Brasil)

Fidelity National Services


Kinea Private Equity Investimentos

Cervejarias Kaiser Brasil (Heineken)

Altra Motion



Tim Celular

BTG Pactual


Tradegar Corporation

Gávea Investimentos

Aegea Saneamento e Participações

Vibra Agroindustrial

Labour and employment Tier 5

Mundie e Advogados' solid labour law team is led by Nadia Lacerda, who has almost 30 years of experience in the market. The practice has a good track record in unfair dismissal claims, collective bargaining agreements and class actions. Clients come from a wide variety of sectors, including business process outsourcing, telecoms, energy, technology and fashion.

Practice head(s):

Key clients








VF do Brasil

Riot Games

Saxo Bank


Tax Tier 7

Mundie e Advogados provides strong support on corporate tax and is also experienced in tax litigation. The firm is particularly active in the telecoms, internet and advertising sectors. Practice head Antenori Trevisan Neto typically handles the consultancy side, while Andrea da Rocha Salviatti is the main litigation contact.

Practice head(s):


‘They really multi-task with brilliant capacity to transform legal knowledge into the world of business.’

‘Antenori Trevisan Neto is an extremely qualified tax lawyer. He stands out with his work, always strict to the point and finding solutions that can be applicable to the business with legal compliance. Also, he helps the client to organize ideas to find the best solutions on each case.’

Key clients

FleetCor Technologies / Sem Parar

FIS Global / FIS Brasil

Alesat Combustíveis

Asics do Brasil

Novelis do Brasil (Aditya Birla)

Terphane Ltda

TNT do Brasil

Viasat do Brasil

Salvatore Ferragamo

Bracco Imaging do Brasil

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