Firm Profile > KLA Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

KLA Advogados
AV. BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA 1355
18º ANDAR
CEP 01452-002 SÃO PAULO, SP
Brazil

Brazil > Real estate Tier 2

KLA Advogados is a popular choice for complex real estate transactions and high-value development projects. The firm fields a sizeable team, including Pedro Cortez, who has over 45 years of experience in the market, Mariana Cortez, who brings plenty of corporate experience on related transactions, and Tomaz Matheus, whose varied practice includes high-end rural and agribusiness investments. The firm was involved in several high-profile built-to-suit and sale and leaseback transactions during 2020. The practice also has a strong finance offering.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Cortez; Tomaz Matheus; Mariana Cortez; Rodrigo Pontes

Testimonials

‘The partners are exceptional and always get involved in transactions. The litigation team deserves to be highlighted.’

I would highlight Tomaz Matheus and Carla Fernandes.

Legal knowledge and experience in the field and related topics.’

Tiago Machado Cortez, Mariana Cortez, Taisa Oliveira and Mario Fioratti are recommended.’

Team leadership, major real estate projects, full service team, quality service and return.’

Key clients

SDI Desenvolvimento Imobiliário

Supernova Capital

UNACORP

BTG Pactual

Fundação Itaipú Brasil – FIBRA

Cia. Brasileira de Distribuição

Sendas Distribuidora

Credit Suisse

Hotelaria Accor

Península Investments

Suzano

Vila 11

Radar Propriedades Agrícolas

Goodstorage

BKO Incorporadora

Ânima Educação

Paes & Gregori

Paula Eduardo Incorporadora

Jive Asset Managment

Brazil > Wealth and succession planning Tier 2

With ‘very skilled professionals and a high level of service‘, KLA Advogados has notable experience in wealth management and family law. Name partner Fernando Koury Lopes is a trusted counsel to several well-known Brazilian families, assisting with the management, protection and international and domestic planning of their estates. Partners such as Carolina Ducci also offer strong support in family law matters and contentious divorce and inheritance issues. The firm also advises several international banks and financial services providers on related issues. Vera Helena Cardoso - who was promoted to partner in October 2021 - is also highly rated.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Koury Lopes

Testimonials

‘KLA is  a very complete law firm specializing in corporate, taxation, succession and various other aspects of law. It has very skilled professionals and a high level of service and satisfaction of customers. It has an exceptional quality to fully treat all customer needs in a very professional and complete way. They are always available and are fast and efficient in delivery.’

Fernando Koury Lopes and Vera Helena Cardoso are recommended.’

I would highlight Carolina Ducci.’

‘The team led by Fernando Koury  has been going for more than 20 years. They analyze all the important points and from there make an initial plan to discuss with the client about the alternatives (reorganization, succession, taxation, jurisdictions etc). The service is very fast and effective.’

Brazil > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

KLA Advogados is equally adept in M&A, corporate restructurings and non-transactional corporate matters, and the broad scope of its expertise ensures a constant flow of work. Recently, the firm has been particularly active in significant deals in the technology, telecoms, healthcare, food and beverage, retail and education sectors, where it acts for a large portfolio of clients, many of which have been working with the firm for more than a decade. With a strong commitment to pro bono work, the firm has had pro bono initiatives since its founding in 2002; this practice is coordinated by compliance expert Catarina Rattes. The firm’s focus on gender diversity is apparent through the strong representation of women partners in its corporate and M&A department, with female staff comprising over 50% of the firm’s total. Corporate and M&A specialist Karin Alvo has notable experience in the technology, telecoms and life sciences sectors; Melissa Kanô leads the firm’s Asia desk and has a particularly strong following in the advertising, food and clean energy sectors; Luiz Filipe Aranha‘s broad practice takes in M&A, private equity and venture capital investments and commercial contracts; and Mariana Cortez is particularly prominent in real estate and education-sector deals. Other names to note include Alessandra Höhne and Fernanda Levy. In significant developments in October 2021, key practitioners Patrícia Braga, Mário Fioratti and Laura Cossi were promoted to partner, while Tania Liberman left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Karin Alvo; Mariana Cortez; Melissa Kanô; Alessandra Hohne; Fernanda Levy; Luiz Filipe Aranha

Testimonials

Responsive, reachable, understand our business and great cost benefit ratio.’

Both Mario Fioratti and Karin Alvo are outstanding professionals, understand our business, always accessible and amazing negotiators.’

Key clients

Suzano

Boston Scientific Corporation

QMC Towers Infrastructure

General Mills

Yoplait

Hughes

EchoStar satellite

Lear Corporation

Ecogen Brasil Soluções Energéticas

Bain Company

Omnicom Group

Mars

Publicis Group

Deutsche Bahn

GPA

Ânima Educação

Bresco

Nordic Power Partners

Kaszek Ventures

Monashees Investments

Orange Business Telecom

Brink’s

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 3

KLA Advogados defends the interests of clients from across a broad range of sectors, including leading companies within the telecoms, healthcare, life sciences and auto parts industries. Strategic consulting advice – particularly involving transactional matters such as M&A, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations – features prominently. The firm also has a good track record advising on domestic and international supply chains. Co-founder Henrique Lopes leads the practice and handles contentious and non-contentious issues. Victor Polizelli is a key contact on the advisory side, while José Flávio Pacheco is the main contact for customs and indirect taxes. Álvaro Lucasechi is highly experienced in indirect tax and litigation. In October 2021, the firm illustrated its continued investment in this practice through the promotions of Juliana Nunes and Felipe Omori to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Henrique Lopes

Testimonials

‘High technical knowledge combined with strategic vision and personalised service.’

The company’s distinguishing point is the high technical quality and the team’s commitment to providing support in the matters worked on.’

Luis Flávio Neto – Highly specialised in tax litigation, he knows the most relevant discussions in the market. Alvaro Lucasechi – Highly specialised in indirect taxes. He obtains excellent results in the proposed works.

The KLA tax team is very technical, agile and assertive. I have been using the tributary team for almost 10 years and I am very satisfied with the services offered. The works that demand have quality and direct language, and they approach the questioned points from different angles, helping in my decision making.’

In terms of innovation, I have noticed investments in legislation monitoring systems, receiving updates of my interest.’

Among the team members, the partner Álvaro Lucasechi stands out, who in addition to being very technical, fast and attuned to our company’s business, is available at any time to assist us. Over these years, we have had Álvaro practically as a member of the company, who is always by our side in decisions for new businesses and in the defense of our rights.’

Key clients

Lear Corp.

Abbott

General Mills

Freudenberg Group

DirectTV Group

Sky

AbbVie Farmacêutica

Avaya

Mercado Livre

Boston Scientific

Blooming Brands

Cinemark

The Kraft Heinz Company

Dentsu Aegis Group

Aliança Navegação e Logística

Cia. Brasileira de Distribuição

Newell Brands

Flint Group

Brazil > TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy Tier 3

KLA Advogados offers ‘partner-led advice’ to domestic and international clients across a range of data protection matters, demonstrating notable strength in the implementation LGPD compliance programmes. Response to data incidents, assistance with the review of privacy policies, risk assessment of new products and regulatory issues involving the processing of personal data are other key areas of activity for the team. Vanessa Pirró coordinates the department, which also includes Ana Carolina Cesar, who often acts for clients in the energy, banking, entertainment and technology sectors in transactional cybersecurity matters and regulatory issues. October 2021 saw the departure of former co-head Tania Liberman.

Practice head(s):

Vanessa Pirró

Testimonials

‘Very attentive and committed lawyers. Partner-led advice. Very competent, available and dedicated team. ‘

‘Ana Carolina Cesar is excellent.’

Key clients

Lumiar Educações e Participações

Casa Hacker

Cinemark

Eventbrite Brasil Gestão Online de Eventos

Associação Japan House

Boston Scientific do Brasil

Agrosmart

Duracell

Reclame Aqui

Grant Thornton Brasil

Mars

Grupo Shiseido

Instituto Unibanco

EDP

Fundação Itaú

Corbion Produtos Renováveis

Vopak Brasil

Honigman

TBWA

Brazil > TMT: Media Tier 3

Showcasing a strong track record in transactional work involving the media and entertainment sector, KLA Advogados is also active in regulatory compliance and proceedings before regulatory agencies including ANCINE, CENP and CONAR. The practice places particular emphasis on the advertising segment; Melissa Kanô is the key contact in this space. Tania Liberman left the firm in October 2021.

Practice head(s):

Melissa Kanô

Testimonials

‘Attentive, dedicated, competent and committed team.’

‘KLA Advogados has always been very supportive. The firm has the ability to quickly form multidisciplinary teams when necessary to advise us on complex issues.’

Key clients

Cinemark Brasil

Radio e Televisão Bandeirantes

Newco Programadora e Produtora de Comunicação

Duracell

Procter & Gamble do Brasil

Newell Rubbermaid

Eventbrite

Monster Energy

AKQA

Univer

Druid Games

Brazil > TMT: Telecoms Tier 3

KLA Advogados offers a wide range of services pertaining to the telecoms sector, including representation before regulatory agencies and compliance matters involving telecoms, broadcasting and satellites. The team - which has been particularly active in transactional matters - is jointly led by Karin Alvo and Guilherme Ieno. Ieno is sought by satellite and broadcasting clients in relation to the negotiation of regulated agreements and other regulatory issues, and Alvo has a solid background in corporate matters and M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Guilherme Ieno; Karin Alvo

Key clients

EchoStar

Hughes

Seabras 1 Brasil

CenturyLink

QMC Torres

Pointer Telocation

IPG

ICEYE

Brazil > White-collar crime and investigations Tier 3

Clients appreciate the 'customised solutions' and 'close and meticulous monitoring of ongoing cases' by the white-collar crime team at KLA AdvogadosFilipe Magliarelli has established a strong reputation in the market; he leads the department, which is able to field multi-disciplinary teams to assist clients operating across a diverse mix of sectors, from aviation to education. The team has also seen an uptick in mandates from financial services sector clients involving fraud and cybercrimes. Juliane Mendonça and Victor Fanti often play key roles in the department's major cases and are names to note at the associate level.

Practice head(s):

Filipe Magliarelli

Testimonials

Agile response, a lot of dedication and knowledge applied to the case, even if it isn’t the biggest case in the office. Special attention from partner Filipe.

Filipe Magliarelli deserves to be highlighted. Attention and dedication, combined with a fierce fight until the end for the client’s interest. Legal knowledge combined with dedication and professionalism.’

The team, led by partner Filipe Magliarelli, is always up to date and frequently produces content on laws and decisions directly related to corporate criminal law. In addition, there is close and meticulous monitoring of ongoing cases.’

Filipe Magliarelli stands out for the speed, availability and updating of themes related to corporate criminal law.’

Super proactive with customised solutions.’

Among the innovations that can be mentioned are KLA Drops and KLA Conversa.’

Brazil > Capital markets Tier 4

KLA Advogados has a solid capital markets practice, which predominantly acts for issuers, including private equity and real estate funds. The team is increasingly active on the real estate side, advising on securitisations and real estate receivables certificates. As well as the issuance of securities, the practice provides strong support on related regulatory and tax issues. Fernanda Levy is a key contact. Since research concluded, in a major development, former practice head Ricardo Stuber left the firm, in October 2021.

Testimonials

‘The capital markets team is skilled. They align technical knowledge with business practice, which makes it possible to provide a differentiated service.’

Key clients

Habitasec Securitizadora

Banco BTG Pactual

Banco BS2

Rio Bravo Investimentos DTVM

Upcon Incorporadora

Rádio E Televisão Bandeirantes

Embraed

Nordic Power Partners

Quasar

QMC

Vector Investimentos

Scopel Empreendimentos

Vórtx DTVM

Isec Securitizadora

Canions

Plancorp

Mogno Capital

BRL Trust

Brazil > Compliance Tier 4

KLA Advogados' compliance team is 'formed by professionals who have experience in both the legal and consultancy fields', which 'brings customers a unique and very complete experience'. Its broad service offering in this field covers investigations, risk assessments, compliance training, due diligence and general consultancy in anti-corruption matters. Co-practice head Filipe Magliarelli combines his experience in police investigations, criminal proceedings and administrative procedures with his additional specialism in compliance. Catarina Rattes receives strong praise; she co-leads the department with Magliarelli and also coordinates the firm's pro bono practice.

Practice head(s):

Filipe Magliarelli; Catarina Rattes

Testimonials

KLA demonstrates a lot of flexibility in customer service, they are always willing to roll up their sleeves and work as much as is necessary for the customer to be satisfied, the team has a lot of energy and good spirits.

The compliance team is formed by professionals who have experience in both the legal and consultancy fields and this brings customers a unique and very complete experience.

Catarina Rattes leads the team like no one else, always friendly and willing to support the client in the most difficult moments.’

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 4

KLA Advogados has extensive experience in assisting pharmaceutical, insurance, consumer products, automotive and media-sector clients in an array of judicial and administrative litigation. The team – whose main strengths include corporate and commercial disputes – often acts alongside international law firms in cross-border mandates. Department head Tiago Cortez is seasoned in antitrust and competition cases. Taisa Oliveira is highly regarded for her impressive track record in disputes concerning real estate and contractual matters, the latter of which is also an area of focus for Flávia Cristina Alterio Falavigna; both were promoted to partner in October 2021.

Practice head(s):

Tiago Cortez

Testimonials

‘Technical and procedural knowledge, accessibility and personality of the partners, excellent writing and reasoning.’

‘Flavia Alterio provides a personalised service focused on customer needs. She is helpful and available to debate theses, lines of defence and arguments.’

‘Up-to-date, technical and creative professionals who find the perfect solution to the problems presented by clients.’

‘Taisa Oliveira is an excellent professional, who is technical, eloquent, available, up-to-date and quick to understand the client’s needs.’ 

Key clients

Cia Brasileira de Distribuição

DXC Technology

Caterpillar

Lear do Brasil

SaeDong Brasil

General Mills Brasil

GE Healthcare do Brasil

Tegra Incorporadora

Iguá Saneamento

Procter & Gamble

Brazil > Intellectual property Tier 4

KLA Advogados‘ IP group is headed up by Vanessa Pirró and acts for companies operating in the technology, internet and entertainment industries seeking advice on the management of IP rights. The firm is perhaps best known for its focus on transactional work involving the acquisition of IP assets, but it is also equipped to handle licensing matters, franchising agreements and unfair competition cases. In a significant development, former co-practice head Tania Liberman left the firm in October 2021.

Practice head(s):

Vanessa Pirró

Testimonials

‘Very committed, excellent work. The team is very attentive, dedicated and available.’

Key clients

JK Group

Delaware Capital Formation

Editora Melhoramentos

Banco Digimais

Irwin

Newell Brands

Cipa Fiera Milano Publicações e Eventos

Elo 7 Serviços de Informática

Wieden + Kennedy

CADAM

TBWA Group

Duracell

Cinemark Brasil

Gut

Grin Inc.

Wieden+Kennedy

Lionbridge

Record Entretenimento

Rádio e Televisão Bandeirantes

Newco Programadora de Comunicação

Fasken

Brazil > TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business Tier 4

KLA Advogados is a popular destination for investment funds, start-ups and other clients from the technology sector looking for assistance with digital law, energy technologies and regulatory issues. Practice head Karin Alvo is the main point of contact for clients in the private equity and venture capital sectors. Alvo has experience handling corporate and M&A deals, as well as technology-related mandates. October 2021 saw the departure of former co-head Tania Liberman.

Practice head(s):

Karin Alvo

Testimonials

‘Committed, competent and caring professionals.’

Key clients

Lumiar Educações e Participações

Casa Hacker

Cinemark

Eventbrite Brasil Gestão Online de Evento

Associação Japan House

Boston Scientific do Brasil

Agrosmart

Duracell

Reclame Aqui

Banco Renner

Grant Thornton Brasil

Mars

Grupo Shiseido

Instituto Unibanco

Brazil > Banking and finance Tier 5

KLA Advogados represents a varied mix of domestic and international banks and financial services companies, and has developed strong relationships with emerging companies in the fintech space. Debtor clients also regularly use the firm in debt renegotiations, trade finance deals and structured financings. Fernanda Levy has established a strong track record in banking and related capital markets work.

Practice head(s):

Fernanda Levy

Testimonials

‘Attentive and helpful. Good availability to meet and clear communication.’

Fernanda Levy is recommended.’

Key clients

Cinemark

Cred-System

Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers

Standard Bank group

National Australia Bank

Technicolor

Grupo Jereissati Participações

Banco Digimais

Bari Group

GoBots

Plastipak

Fundação Itaipu de Assistencia e Previdência

Anima Educação

Ilumno Holdings

Hughes Telecomunicações

HSI

M&C Saatchi

Gremmi Intl

Brazil > Competition and antitrust Tier 5

With an 'excellent economic view' and 'broad knowledge of law', KLA Advogados stands out for its expertise in merger control, where it maintains a busy practice in part due to the firm's established strength in M&A. Its competition law experts are also well equipped to advise on potential antitrust risks in clients' business strategies, competition compliance and training, and to assist companies and individuals in administrative proceedings before CADE. Gianni Nunes and Tiago Cortez jointly lead the team, which also includes economic law specialist and associate Marcelo Laplane.

Practice head(s):

Tiago Cortez; Gianni Nunes

Testimonials

Efficient, available, excellent economic view, broad knowledge of law, creative.’

The team delved into our processes in order to have an exact and detailed understanding of our business, which led us to present a very technical, complete and in-depth thesis. As it was a new discussion in Brazil, the office went beyond the trivial and helped us to build indicators and form concepts that would help the antitrust authority to better understand our defense. By far, our thesis stood out in relation to other consultants in the sector with their respective advisors.’

I would like to highlight the work of Marcelo Laplane, who was instrumental in the success of our delivery. He actually acted as a consultant, clearly pointing out our possibilities and advising us to build the path that best illustrated our positioning. Agile and assertive communication were the main points of differential. In addition, I also highlight the constant monitoring with quick contextualisation of the evolution of the process and movement of the other players.’

Marcelo Laplane and Tiago Cortez are recommended.’

Key clients

Ânima Educação

Echostar Corporation

Freudenberg Nok Componentes Brasil

Hughes do Brasil Communication Services

Dentsu Aegis Network

Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio (CBA)

Votorantim Cimentos

Cia de Cimento Itambé

Brink’s

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Tier 5

The arbitration team at KLA Advogados is equipped to act for claimants and defendants in a variety of commercial, corporate and civil disputes. Tiago Cortez, who is experienced in commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings, leads the team and handles a range of arbitration cases involving clients from different sectors, such as insurance, real estate, life sciences and telecoms. In October 2021, the partner-level team expanded with the promotions of Flávia Cristina Alterio Falavigna and Taisa Oliveira to partner.

Practice head(s):

Tiago Cortez

Testimonials

‘The KLA team works hard and is very responsive. Tiago Cortez is very responsive to client demands, communicates well, and has the ability to navigate complicated situations.’

‘Technical knowledge, personality and availability for meetings and strategies; excellent service.’

Key clients

DXC Technology

GE Healthcare do Brasil

Aché Laboratórios

Masterfoods Brasil Alimentos

Tegra Incorporadora

BKO Engenharia e Comércio

Ecogen Brasil Soluções Energéticas

Iguá

Stemco

Pacífico Empreendimentos e Participações

Brazil > Environment Tier 5

KLA Advogados handles a variety of environmental matters, with a particular emphasis on contaminated areas, protected areas and environmental licensing. The team has seen recent growth, with several new clients in the timber, forestry management and agribusiness sector seeking guidance in relation to regulatory matters, court litigation and administrative proceedings. The team is jointly led by Paulo Prado, whose experience includes representing clients before regulatory agencies, and Leticia Marques, who has a strong background in environmental regulation, biodiversity conservation and contaminated areas.

Practice head(s):

Paulo Prado; Leticia Marques

Testimonials

‘Leticia Marques is a committed professional, who is always up to date on environmental issues and attuned to the main relevant issues.’

The team is very helpful and efficient. It solves problems very quickly.’

The office keeps professionals always up to date and competent, with a modern and objective way of acting. It greatly facilitates communication and good results.’

I would like to highlight Leticia Marques. She is a very committed professional, available and quick to communicate and deliver results to the client.’

Dr. Leticia Marques, in particular, makes every effort to humanise the service and bring quick and efficient solutions to the process.’

Its members have solid legal training and vast experience in the areas in which they work.’

Leticia Marques has deep environmental legal knowledge, understands the client’s business and has great availability. Leticia is one of the young talents in Brazilian Environmental Law.’

Brazil > Labour and employment Tier 5

KLA Advogados has significant experience defending employers against complex judicial and administrative litigation proceedings. Practice head Alexandre Pessoa regularly represents clients at the highest level, and also offers notable expertise in advisory matters. This includes training, compliance procedures, compensation packages and collective bargaining negotiations. Its clients operate in a range of industries, including life sciences, manufacturing, financial services and advertising. Recently, the firm has advised on several mass redundancy procedures, as well as senior executive dismissals. Associate Bruna de Cesare is singled out for praise.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Pessoa

Testimonials

‘Good quality in service – full service model – good technical knowledge and promptness in the preparation of information.’

‘KLA is always willing to support us in the most varied demands that arise. The team has highly qualified professionals.’

‘Alexandre Pessoa is always available, really very accessible, sensitive to the issues dealt with, and puts herself in the client’s place.’

‘Bruna de Cesare is a professional who excels in the office because she is always available to help us and has demonstrated an excellent partnership with us.’

Key clients

Kellogg

DXC Technologies

Boston Scientific

Grupo ABC

Grupo Freudenberg

Bain & Company

Polyone

Vopak

Velcro

Duracell

Koch Industries

Stryker

Tivit Serviços Terceirizados

Open English

Cipa Fiera Milano

Brazil > Public law Tier 5

KLA Advogados offers legal support to a diverse client roster that includes companies from the technology, telecoms, energy, transport, sanitation and life sciences sectors. An array of consulting and contentious public law services are catered for, with the practice regularly acting for clients in tender procedures, management of administrative contracts and proceedings before federal, state and municipal budget oversight courts and regulatory agencies. Department head Paulo Prado has notable experience in the fields of public procurement, regulatory matters and government contracts.

Practice head(s):

Paulo Prado

Testimonials

‘The firm is super business oriented, so the language is direct and clear. They understand the client’s problem and treat them as if they were in-house lawyers. The different practices within the firm are very integrated.’

‘Paulo Prado is knowledgeable,  experienced, and proactive. He thinks about the problem as a whole, clearly pointing out the negative impacts and how to solve them.’

Key clients

COM Consultoria Organização e Metodologia

Abbvie Farmacêutica

Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica – CCEE

Vopak Brasil

KLA is a young and dynamic full-service law firm, established in 2002. What makes the firm different and places it among the most modern law firms in Brazil is its way of applying legal knowledge to the business of its clients. The firm works not only with transactional and complex operations, but also dedicates the same effort to daily matters, offering full time support. It aims to understand the business of the clients and respond with the necessary agility, clarity in communications and practicality. The firm tries constantly to anticipate relevant trends and novelties, aggregating value to its legal services.

The partners participate or personally manage all steps of the work and do not distance themselves from the client, since long-lasting relationships are part of the firm’s philosophy. The right professionals are allocated for each work, with the purpose of obtaining the maximum efficiency in the formation of the teams dedicated to each client and matter, assuring effectiveness and cost control. A top level team of motivated professionals is located in its Sao Paulo and Brasilia offices, many with academic and professional experience abroad.

International work: KLA advises and represents a broad range of international clients operating in Brazil and some of the most important Brazilian companies in their local and international dealings and operations. KLA also conducts large scale litigation and arbitration cases.

Clients: KLA’s client basis is essentially international (80% of the clients are multinational corporations) and includes food, automotive, pharmaceutical, insurance, consumer products, entertainment, energy and advertising companies. The firm also represents international private equity funds investing in Brazil. KLA currently represents international clients from more than 40 countries.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust/competition
Capital markets and Banking and finance
Administrative and public
Anticorruption, compliance and investigation
Contracts
Corporate/M&A
Environmental
Insurance and reinsurance
Healthcare/life sciences
Intellectual property
Labor and employment
Media and entertainment
Litigation and dispute resolution
Real estate
Tax
Wealth management
White-collar crime and corporate investigation
Photo Name Position Profile
 Flávia Alterio  photo Flávia Alterio Partner at KLA Advogados
Ms Karin Alvo  photo Ms Karin Alvo Partner at KLA Advogados.
Mr Luiz Filipe Aranha  photo Mr Luiz Filipe Aranha Partner at KLA Advogados.
 Patrícia Braga  photo Patrícia Braga Partner at KLA Advogados
 Vera Helena Cardoso photo Vera Helena Cardoso Partner at KLA Advogados
Mr Pedro Cortez  photo Mr Pedro Cortez Partner at KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados.
Ms Mariana Cortez  photo Ms Mariana Cortez Partner at KLA Advogados.
Mr Tiago Cortez  photo Mr Tiago Cortez Partner at KLA Advogados.
 Laura Cossi photo Laura Cossi Partner at KLA Advogados
 Mário Fioratti  photo Mário Fioratti Partner at KLA Advogados.
 Alessandra Höhne  photo Alessandra Höhne Partner at KLA Advogados.
Mr Guilherme Ieno  photo Mr Guilherme Ieno Partner at KLA Advogados
 Melissa Kanô  photo Melissa Kanô Partner at KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados.
Mr Fernando Koury Lopes  photo Mr Fernando Koury Lopes Partner at KLA Advogados.
Mr Henrique Lopes  photo Mr Henrique Lopes Partner at KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados.
 Álvaro Lucasechi  photo Álvaro Lucasechi Partner at KLA Advogados
Mr Filipe Magliarelli  photo Mr Filipe Magliarelli Partner
Mr Tomaz Matheus  photo Mr Tomaz Matheus Partner at KLA Advogados
 Luís Flávio Neto  photo Luís Flávio Neto Partner at KLA Advogados
Ms Juliana Nunes photo Ms Juliana Nunes Partner at KLA Advogados
Ms Gianni Nunes  photo Ms Gianni Nunes Gianni Nunes leads the Competition/Antitrust practice group at KLA and has been…
 Taísa Oliveira  photo Taísa Oliveira Partner at KLA Advogados
Mr Felipe Omori photo Mr Felipe Omori Partner at KLA Advogados. Felipe’s practice is focused on judicial and administrative…
 José Flávio Pacheco  photo José Flávio Pacheco Partner at KLA Advogados
Mr Alexandre Pessoa  photo Mr Alexandre Pessoa Partner at KLA Advogados.
Mr Victor Polizelli  photo Mr Victor Polizelli Partner at KLA Advogados.
Mr Rodrigo Pontes  photo Mr Rodrigo Pontes Partner at KLA Advogados
Mr Paulo Prado  photo Mr Paulo Prado Partner at KLA Advogados.
Mr Ricardo Stuber  photo Mr Ricardo Stuber Partner at KLA Advogados
Other fee-earners : 104
Total staff : 195
Contacts : 25

KLA is a young and dynamic full-service law firm, established in 2002. What makes the firm different and places it among the most modern law firms in Brazil is its way of applying legal knowledge to the business of its clients. The firm works not only with transactional and complex operations, but also dedicates the same effort to daily matters, offering full time support. It aims to understand the business of the clients and respond with the necessary agility, clarity in communications and practicality. The firm tries constantly to anticipate relevant trends and novelties, aggregating value to its legal services. The partners participate or personally manage all steps of the work and do not distance themselves from the client, since long-lasting relationships are part of the firm’s philosophy. The right professionals are allocated for each work, with the purpose of obtaining the maximum efficiency in the formation of the teams dedicated to each client and matter, assuring effectiveness and cost control. A top level team of motivated professionals is located in its São Paulo and Brasília offices, many with academic and professional experience abroad.

International work: Advises and represents a broad range of international clients operating in Brazil and some of the most important Brazilian companies in their local and international dealings and operations. KLA also conducts large scale litigation and arbitration cases.

Clients: KLA’s client basis is essentially international (80% of the clients are multinational corporations) and includes food, automotive, technology and innovation, infrastructure, education, pharmaceutical, insurance, entertainment, energy and advertising companies. The firm also represents international private equity funds investing in Brazil. KLA currently represents international clients from more than 40 countries.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A/ Capital Markets Alessandra Höhne ahohne@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8185
Labor & Employment Alexandre Pessoa apessoa@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8174
Tax Álvaro Lucasechi alucasechi@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8207
Wealth Management Fernando Koury Lopes fkoury@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8112
White Collar Crime & Corporate Investigations Filipe Magliarelli fmagliarelli@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8252
Antitrust & Competition Gianni Nunes gnunes@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8120
Telecommunications Guilherme Ieno gieno@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8162
Tax Henrique Lopes hlopes@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8125
Tax/ Customs and Foreign Trade José Flávio Pacheco jfpacheco@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8201
Corporate and M&A Karin Alvo kalvo@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8105
Tax Luís Flávio Neto lflavioneto@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8228
Corporate and M&A Luiz Filipe Aranha lfaranha@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8238
Corporate and M&A Mariana Cortez mcortez@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8118
Corporate and M&A Melissa Kanô mkano@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8145
Infrastructure, Administrative & Public Law/ Environmental Law/ Lifesciences Paulo Prado pprado@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8187
Real Estate Pedro Cortez pcortez@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8116
Capital Markets/ Real Estate Finance/ Banking & Finance Ricardo Stuber rstuber@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8234
Real Estate Rodrigo Pontes rpontes@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8179
Dispute Resolution/ Antitrust & Competition/ Lifesciences Tiago Cortez tcortez@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8208
Real Estate Tomaz Matheus tmatheus@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8292
Tax Victor Polizelli vpolizelli@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8144
Corporate and M&A Mario FIoratti mfioratti@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799-8237
Corporate and M&A Laura Cossi lcossi@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8161
Corporate and M&A Patrícia Braga pbraga@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8195
Tax Felipe Omori fomori@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799-8108
Tax Juliana Nunes jnunes@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799-8180
Dispute resolution Flávia Altério fcalterio@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8202
Dispute resolution Taísa Oliveira toliveira@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799-8242
Wealth Management Vera Helena Cardoso de Almeida vhcardoso@klalaw.com.br (+55 11) 3799 8146
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