KLA Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Firm Profile

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

Brazil > Real estate Tier 2

The ‘prepared, attentive, diligent‘ real estate team at KLA Advogados is commended for its ‘great market knowledge and client service‘. The multi-faceted practice represents an impressive mix of corporate investors and leaseholders, investment funds and hotel companies, bringing a range of real estate, corporate, finance, dispute resolution and tax expertise. Its workload is equally diverse, ranging from major acquisitions and developments through to the regularisation of urban and rural properties. Pedro Cortez brings over 45 years of market experience, while Tomaz Matheus and Rodrigo Pontes are noted for their ‘client service‘. Corporate partner Mariana Cortez is a key asset in structuring complex acquisitions and joint ventures.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Cortez; Tomaz Matheus; Mariana Cortez; Rodrigo Pontes

Testimonials

‘The firm distinguishes itself for knowing the company’s business model very well and for always providing good and adequate guidance.’

‘Great market knowledge and client service. Availability, quick turnaround.’

‘Tomaz Mathues and Rodrigo Pontes – client service. Carla Fernandes and Guilherme Moita – technical knowledge.’

‘Availability;Efficiency; Objectivity; Great technical quality; Business vision;’

‘Very technical team and high capacity.’

‘The real estate team is prepared, attentive, diligent. Expertise in real estate acquisitions, as well as day-to-day real estate matters, condominium issues and area formation.’

Key clients

Cia. Brasileira de Distribuição (Pão de Açúcar e Extra)

Suzano

Radar Propriedades Agrícolas (Westchester)

BTG Pactual

Vila 11

Goodstorage

Sendas Distribuidora (Assaí Atacadista)

CSHG – Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo

Hotelaria Accor

Península Investments

Supernova Capital

Fundação Itaipú Brasil – FIBRA

UNACORP

SDI Desenvolvimento Imobiliário

BKO Incorporadora

Ânima Educação

Paes & Gregori

General Mills

Freudenberg

Enforce Gestão de Ativos

Work highlights

  • Advised Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição and Sendas Distribuidora on a R$1.2bn sale and leaseback transaction with investment funds administrated by BRL Trust Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários and GIC Investment Singapore.
  • Assisted Bresco Investimentos in a joint venture with Ello Centro Empresaria for a real estate development in the city of Contagem, Minas Gerais.
  • Advised Ânima Educação on a R$171m sale and leaseback transaction with Vinci Partners for the sale of two college campuses in Porto Alegre and Canoas.

Tax > Customs Tier 2

Brazil > Wealth and succession planning Tier 2

Praised as ‘a reference in the market’, KLA Advogados‘ wealth management, estate planning and family law group has extensive experience advising Brazilian high-net-worth individuals and families. Fernando Koury Lopes   is trusted by a number of well-known families, as well as international banks and service providers. He and recently promoted partner Vera Cardoso de Almeida  are praised for their ‘impeccable service, availability, transparency and responsibility’. Also of note within the team is Carolina Ducci . The department assists its clients with the management, planning and protection of international and domestic estates, as well as family law matters such as guardianship appointments, prenuptial agreements, divorce and probate.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Koury Lopes

Testimonials

‘Vera Cardoso de Almeida and Fernando Khoury Lopes offer impeccable service, availability, transparency, responsibility and accuracy in data and information.’

‘They analyse all aspects of wealth management, including but not limited to jurisdictions, tax matters, succession planning, finance planning, great follow up until things are finished, periodic revision of the plans.’

‘Fernando Koury Lopes and Vera Cardoso de Almeida have great experience in all aspects related to wealth planning and succession.  In addition, Fernando Koury Lopes has a very deep experience in jurisdictions for Offshore Companies, Trusts and Foundations.’

‘We work with Vera Cardoso de Almeida’s team. Vera and her team stand out for their agility and excellent knowledge of technical matters.’

‘Fernando Koury Lopes and his team are highly skilled and very good at interacting with clients and other clients’ advisors. They are a boutique firm that offers excellent legal services to clients.’

‘I understand that KLA’s Wealth Management team is a reference in the market, mainly due to the vast experience of Vera Cardoso de Almeida and founding partner, Fernando Koury Lopes, in the area. They always get ahead in matters involving solutions for succession and estate planning, both in Brazil and abroad. One of the main differentials of the team is the simple way in which they solve questions. Finally, I really like the way they charge fees, always with fixed amounts and pre-agreed payment terms.’

‘Vera Helena Cardoso stands out for being extremely available and attentive to our demands. It presents solutions to our questions in a very objective and clear way, and even helps with implementation, from start to finish.’

‘Carolina Ducci and the team are different from the rest of the market in terms of its technical repertoire and its availability to serve the client 24/7.’

Brazil > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

KLA Advogados‘ corporate and M&A team is well versed in a broad range of corporate deals, including transactions in the food and beverage, paper and cellulose, telecoms, infrastructure, healthcare, education, media and energy spaces. The firm, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2022, maintains a stable and impressive roster of longstanding clients, and continues to attract new engagements in a range of sectors. 2021 saw the team acting on the buy and sell-side of significant transactions; the practice, which is well placed to advise venture capital clients, reported a recent uptick in technology-related deals. Gender diversity is an important feature of the firm, which has a high proportion of female lawyers and a diverse board of directors. On the pro bono side, partners and associates support a number of initiatives, with a particular focus on disability, human rights, small businesses, health issues and inclusion. Mário Fioratti and Karin Alvo, the latter of whom is recognised for her knowledge of technology, telecoms and life sciences-related matters, ‘are amazing corporate attorneys‘. Mariana Cortez focuses on the real estate and education segments, while Alessandra Höhne and Luiz Filipe Aranha focus on M&A and general corporate law matters. Melissa Kanô ‘excellently combines technical skills with a deep understanding of the client’s needs‘. Patrícia Braga has recently been engaged in transactions in the automotive, chemical and healthcare spaces; she is a name to note for multi-jurisdictional matters, especially related to the US and Germany. André Maruch stands out at the associate level; he regularly advises sellers and buyers in all market segments.

Practice head(s):

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

Testimonials

‘The team that assisted me during my M&A transaction was very senior. They were confident in the advice they provided. This gives security to the client.’

‘Melissa Kanô is a rare professional in the legal market who excellently combines technical skills with a deep understanding of the client’s needs. Specially focused on M&A, corporate law and complex project management.’

‘Patricia Braga and André Maruch were available any time or day of the week. Both professionals are very committed to their work and clients.’

‘Team available and close to the client. Always attentive and quick when needed.’

‘Mario Fioratti is always very attentive and available.’

‘The partner Melissa Kanô is my trusted advisor! I love working with her.’

‘Experts on corporate and M&A deals with top-notch experience in real estate transactions. They are pro-business, understand the segment and are flexible.’

‘Both Mario Fioratti and Karin Alvo are amazing corporate attorneys. One-of-a-kind lawyers. Creative, responsive, knowledgeable. They are fully engaged in the deals.’

Key clients

Suzano

Boston Scientific Corporation

QMC Towers Infrastructure

General Mills Inc. / Yoplait

Hughes/EchoStar satellite

Lear Corporation

Ecogen Brasil Soluções Energéticas

Bain Company

Omnicom Group

Mars

Helexia

Deutsche Bahn

GPA

Ânima Educação

Bresco

Polaris

Kaszek Ventures

Reclame Aqui

XP/Vision One

Cerpo Group Eye Care

UOL

PagSeguro

Capital Lab Ventures

Line Express Logistics

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ânima Educação in the acquisition process of CEFOS (Faculdade de Direito Milton Campos and Faculdade de Administração Milton Campos).
  • Assisted H.Olhos Group Companies in the negotiation of a joint venture with XP private equity fund, whereby Vision One acquired the H.Olhos group companies (Cerpo, Molinari Oftalmologia and Instituto Molinari).
  • Assisted Suzano in the structuring and negotiation of the conditions for the sale of real estate properties and timber assets to Bracell.

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 3

KLA Advogados has a well-balanced team, which handles an even mix of tax advisory and litigation matters. The non-contentious arm of the practice has several dedicated partners, including Victor Polizelli, who advises on corporate and international taxation and transfer pricing, and the recently promoted Juliana Nunes, who leads the direct tax side of the department. José Flávio Pacheco is the main contact for customs and indirect tax issues. Versatile practice head and firm co-founder Henrique Lopes focuses on consultancy and administrative litigation. Felipe Omori is particularly experienced in judicial disputes, while Luís Flávio Neto and Álvaro Lucasechi have good expertise in administrative tax disputes.

Practice head(s):

Henrique Lopes

Key clients

DirectTV Group/Sky

Abbott

General Mills

Freudenberg Group

Lear Corp.

European Energy

Nordic Power Partners

Avaya

Mercado Livre

The Kraft Heinz Company

Newell Brands

Cinemark

Boston Scientific

IAC Group

Aliança Navegação e Logística

Adler Pelzer

Guardian Industries

Imovelweb Comunicação

Bloomin’ Brands

AbbVie Farmacêutica

Allergan Produtos Farmacêuticos

Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo Corretora de Valores

Work highlights

  • Assisted telecoms company Hughes Networks Systems in a cross-border joint venture for the operation of gateways and satellites.
  • Assisted pharmaceutical company Abbvie in a leading case involving the tax exemptions applied on medicines.
  • Assisted funds manager Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo Corretora de Valores in overcoming regulatory hurdles in real estate investment.

Brazil > TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy Tier 3

The data protection and cybersecurity offering at KLA Advogados is praised for its ‘qualified professionals' and its ability to 'meet all demands regardless of subject’. Well versed in LGPD compliance project implementation across a wide range of industries, including energy, technology, banking and entertainment, the team also advises on data breaches, instances of fraud, data transfers and takedown requests. Ana Carolina Cesar advises on complex regulatory matters and data breach strategy. Vanessa Pirró left the firm, effective March 2022.

Testimonials

‘What makes KLA a unique office is the fact that people are always available to assist us in all matters of the company. Very qualified professionals and an office that can meet all demands, regardless of the subject.’

‘Totally available to the client, it has a sense of urgency, and provides services quickly, practically, objectively and efficiently.’

‘Specifically in the area of data privacy, Ana Carolina Cesar stood out in the assistance provided for the implementation of the LGPD Adaptation Programme, understanding the business and needs of the company, and making herself available for any questions and/or clarifications.’

‘Karin Alvo is always available to assist us in any matter, internally directing the person responsible for the matter, but supervising the entire process.’

Key clients

Cinemark

Banco Digimais

Boston Scientific do Brasil

DXC Technology (DXC)

Instituto Unibanco

Associação Japan House

Bain & Company Brazil

Energias de Portugal

QMC Telecom

Cred-System Administradora de Cartões de Crédito

TV Omega

Work highlights

  • Assisted Cinemark with the implementation of a privacy programme.
  • Supporting Bain & Company Brazil in the implementation of its privacy programme in Brazil in accordance with global privacy team guidelines.
  • Assisted DXC with the review and drafting of all relevant documents related to data protection and privacy matters.

Brazil > TMT: Media Tier 3

Representing some of Brazil’s largest advertising agencies, KLA Advogados‘ media practice undertakes transactional and regulatory work, and routinely appears before Brazilian self-regulatory agencies. A go-to destination for advertising mandates, the team is well versed in licensing agreements for broadcast, content acquisition agreements, sponsorships, and advertisement development/clearance. Melissa Kanô heads up the practice and is the main point of contact for clients. Vanessa Pirró and Caio Aragão are also part of the core team.

Practice head(s):

Melissa Kanô

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

Work highlights

  • Advised Druid Creative Gaming on its incorporation as a company and its association with Loud Inc.
  • Assisting GUT Agency in the review of advertising campaigns.
  • Assisting Wieden Kennedy in the review of advertising campaigns.

Brazil > TMT: Telecoms Tier 3

KLA Advogados provides a wide range of telecoms-related services for both domestic and foreign clients. The team has recently been particularly active in the satellite and broadcasting sub-sectors, advising on matters related to regulatory compliance and licensing. Transactional mandates also feature on the workload managed by the team, which is jointly led by Guilherme Ieno and Karin Alvo. Both practitioners are regularly sought for regulatory assistance as well as corporate and M&A advice in the telecoms sector.

Practice head(s):

Guilherme Ieno; Karin Alvo

Key clients

EchoStar

Hughes

Seabras 1 Brasil

CenturyLink

QMC Torres

Pointer Telocation

IPG

ICEYE

Work highlights

  • Assisted IPG in evaluating the assets of a potential partner that provides maintenance services of submarine cables.
  • Assisted Century Link and Level3 in the merger of its activities and Brazilian operations, and its corporate restructuring.

Brazil > White-collar crime and investigations Tier 3

Under the leadership of highly regarded white-collar criminal law and compliance expert Filipe Magliarelli, KLA Advogados balances a busy and varied practice with experience acting for clients at all stages up to and including the Supreme Federal Court. Recent instructions for the team have seen it assist with cases in the technology, chemicals and medical devices sectors, among others. It has also seen a recent uptick in fraud and cybercrime-related cases in the financial services industry. Corporate criminal law specialist and associate Juliane Mendonça is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Filipe Magliarelli

Testimonials

The firm stands out in providing quality services, delivered at the speed desired by the client/partner office.

Filipe Magliarelli stands out in the team, whether for his past professional experience with renowned lawyers, or for his mastery of the matter.

I’d highlight Filipe Magliareli and Juliane Mendonça.

Good skills and practice with responsibility and care.

I would recommended Filipe Migliaeli, Juliane Mendonça, and Guilherme Person.

Filipe Magliarelli is a great lawyer!

Brazil > Compliance Tier 4

Clients appreciate KLA Advogados‘ ‘objectivity, assertiveness and availability‘. The firm assists in anti-bribery and anti-corruption risk assessments and due diligence, and also has notable experience acting for companies in internal investigations involving fraud, bribery and harassment. Forming part of a larger firm, the team also benefits from the support of and collaboration with labour, public law and contracts specialists. Well-regarded white-collar crime and compliance partner Filipe Magliarelli leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Filipe Magliarelli

Testimonials

‘’The compliance and internal investigations team has remarkable availability to serve the client, is efficient and delivers on-time advice.’

‘I’d highlight Filipe Magliareli.’

‘Objectivity, assertiveness, availability.’

‘I would recommend Filipe Magliarelli.’

Tax > Tax litigation Tier 4

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

Investment funds, start-ups, technology companies and clients in the entertainment business trust KLA Advogados for advice related to digital law and regulatory issues. Key offerings from the team include data protection and privacy consultation, IP technology transactions, and software licensing drafting and negotiation. Vanessa Pirró and Karin Alvo lead the practice, with Pirro adept in advising companies on media, entertainment and IP-related matters, and Alvo a capital markets and venture capital specialist. Ana Carolina Cesar is another key member of the team, particularly for technology transactions.

Practice head(s):

Vanessa Pirró

Key clients

Japan House

Lumiar Educações e Participações

Avalia Systems

Cinemark

Boston Scientific do Brasil

Agrosmart

Digital SK

Iceye sk

Cred-System Administradora de Cartões de Crédito

Hughes Telecomunicações do Brasil

Grupo Shiseido

Ecogen Brasil Soluções Energéticas

Work highlights

  • Advised Associação Japan House on the risks involving the implementation of facial recognition on its premises.
  • Assisting Lumiar in negotiating and drafting license agreements to educational institutes that will implement Lumiar’s model.
  • Assisted Avalia with the revision and negotiation of agreements for technology advisory services to be executed with Avalia’s clients.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 5

Household name companies from a variety of sectors turn to KLA Advogados for advice and representation in commercial and corporate litigation in the context of investments, shareholder agreements and commercial contracts. Matters in the energy and real estate sectors are particular areas of focus for the department, whose industry coverage also includes media, insurance, consumer products and life sciences. Dispute resolution and antitrust specialist Tiago Cortez manages the practice, which often acts alongside leading international firms in cross-border matters. Taísa Oliveira, who focuses on civil and commercial litigation, and Flávia Alterio, whose expertise covers construction and civil disputes, were recently promoted to the partnership. Letícia Asperti is also active in the practice. Danilo Orenga is no longer at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Tiago Cortez

Key clients

Cia Brasileira de Distribuição

DXC Technology

Riachuelo

Lear do Brasil

TivitTerceirizacao de Processos, Servicos E Tecnologia

General Mills Brasil

Bresco Investimentos

Tegra Incorporadora

Iguá Saneamento

Hughes Telecomunicações do Brasil

Radar Propriedades Agrícolas

Work highlights

  • Representing Riachuelo in a claim to review the lease agreement of a distribution centre in the city of Guarulhos, state of São Paulo.
  • Obtained favourable awards in the lower court and court of appeals on behalf of Wieden+Kennedy in the context of a collection action against Subway Systems do Brasil.
  • Assisting Tribal in a collection claim filed against Santander.

Brazil > Environment Tier 5

With particular strength in the agribusiness sector, KLA Advogados often acts for clients in deals and civil public actions related to the Brazilian Forestry Code and preservation areas. As a result, the team is often seen handling the due diligence of rural properties and advising on land use matters and compliance issues. Its service offering also covers contaminated sites, environmental licensing and proceedings before administrative bodies. Leticia Marques, whose areas of expertise range from contaminated areas to biodiversity conservation and environmental disputes, chairs the department. Paulo Prado is no longer at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Leticia Marques

Testimonials

‘Great lawyers, excellent value for money, availability of the team.’

‘Leticia Yumi Marques is a very competent, accessible professional. She is one of the young talents in the Brazilian environmental legal market.’

‘’Letícia Yumi Marques assists us promptly and always delivers great quality of work. She is extremely technical and assertive.’

Brazil > Labour and employment Tier 5

KLA Advogados has a team of ‘very qualified professionals‘, with good expertise in advisory and litigation matters. The firm regularly defends domestic and international clients in collective and individual labour claims. Its non-contentious support covers employee compensation, collective bargaining negotiations, internal training and compliance, and support on corporate transactions. Alexandre Pessoa   leads a well-regarded team, which includes associates Paulo Chubba , Bruna De Cesare  and Carlos Soares .

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Pessoa

Testimonials

‘What makes KLA a unique firm is the fact that people are always available to assist us in all matters of the company. Very qualified professionals and a firm that can meet all demands, regardless of the subject.’

‘Carlos Eduardo Soares: An excellent professional in whom we place all our trust. Always available to assist us and with a brilliant performance in all labour demands of the company. We also count on the support of Paulo Chubba, who coordinates all activities in an exemplary manner.’

‘The KLA team as a whole is very attentive and is always ready to solve any demands, in addition to above-average technical capacity.’

‘Bruna De Cesare and Marcela Santana from the labour team are the firm’s differentials. They are always available to assist us and the technical capacity of both is a differential. They are always up to date.’

Key clients

Kellogg

DXC Technologies

Boston Scientific

Grupo ABC

Freudenberg

Bain & Company

Polyone (Avient)

Vopak

Velcro

Duracell

Sobral Invicta

Stryker

Tivit

Open English

Cipa Fiera Milano

Kuka Systems

Cadam

Ecogen (Grupo Mitsui)

Japan House

Fess’ Kobbi

Kobre & Kim

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Tier 6

The arbitration team at KLA Advogados provides representation to a varied client roster in domestic and international arbitration. The team has particular strength in proceedings arising from commercial, corporate and contractual disputes, as well as cases in the construction, insurance, real estate and telecoms sectors. Tiago Cortez, who specialises in dispute resolution and antitrust, assists clients in commercial arbitration. He receives key support from recently promoted partner Flávia Alterio and Taísa Oliveira, both of whom possess experience in commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Tiago Cortez; Flávia Alterio; Taísa Oliveira

Testimonials

‘Firm values excellence in the execution of the work.’

‘Tiago Cortez and Flávia Alterio are very attentive, dedicated and have in-depth knowledge of the issues in question.’

Key clients

Iguá

Kredens Capital Management

Masterfoods Brasil Alimentos

DXC Technologies

Tegra Incorporadora

Stemco

Pacífico Empreendimentos e Participações

ABCDEFGHI Investimentos e Participações

Work highlights

  • Represents Stemco in a ratification of an arbitration award proceeding before the Superior Court of Justice.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Flávia Alterio photoMs Flávia AlterioPartner at KLA Advogados
Karin Alvo photoMs Karin AlvoPartner at KLA Advogados.
Luiz Filipe Aranha photoMr Luiz Filipe AranhaPartner at KLA Advogados.
Patrícia Braga photoMs Patrícia BragaPartner at KLA Advogados
Pedro Cortez photoMr Pedro CortezPartner at KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados.
Mariana Cortez photoMs Mariana CortezPartner at KLA Advogados.
Tiago Cortez photoMr Tiago CortezPartner at KLA Advogados.
Laura Cossi photoMs Laura CossiPartner at KLA Advogados
Mário Fioratti photoMr Mário FiorattiPartner at KLA Advogados.
Vera Helena Cardoso photoMs Vera Helena CardosoPartner at KLA Advogados
Alessandra Höhne photoMs Alessandra HöhnePartner at KLA Advogados.
Guilherme Ieno photoMr Guilherme IenoPartner at KLA Advogados
Melissa Kanô photoMs Melissa KanôPartner at KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados.
Fernando Koury Lopes photoMr Fernando Koury LopesPartner at KLA Advogados.
Henrique Lopes photoMr Henrique LopesPartner at KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados.
Álvaro Lucasechi photoMr Álvaro LucasechiPartner at KLA Advogados
Filipe Magliarelli photoMr Filipe MagliarelliPartner
Tomaz Matheus photoMr Tomaz MatheusPartner at KLA Advogados
Luís Flávio Neto photoMr Luís Flávio NetoPartner at KLA Advogados
Gianni Nunes photoMs Gianni NunesGianni Nunes leads the Competition/Antitrust practice group at KLA and has been…
Juliana Nunes photoMrs Juliana NunesPartner at KLA Advogados
Taísa Oliveira photoMs Taísa OliveiraPartner at KLA Advogados
Felipe Omori photoMr Felipe OmoriPartner at KLA Advogados. Felipe’s practice is focused on judicial and administrative…
José Flávio Pacheco photoMr José Flávio PachecoPartner at KLA Advogados
Alexandre Pessoa photoMr Alexandre PessoaPartner at KLA Advogados.
Victor Polizelli photoMr Victor PolizelliPartner at KLA Advogados.
Rodrigo Pontes photoMr Rodrigo PontesPartner at KLA Advogados
Paulo Prado photoMr Paulo PradoPartner at KLA Advogados.
Ricardo Stuber photoMr Ricardo StuberPartner 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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate and M&A/ Capital Markets Alessandra Höhneahohne@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8185
Labor & Employment Alexandre Pessoaapessoa@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8174
Tax Álvaro Lucasechialucasechi@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8207
Wealth Management Fernando Koury Lopesfkoury@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8112
White Collar Crime & Corporate Investigations Filipe Magliarellifmagliarelli@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8252
Antitrust & Competition Gianni Nunesgnunes@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8120
Telecommunications Guilherme Ienogieno@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8162
Tax Henrique Lopeshlopes@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8125
Tax/ Customs and Foreign Trade José Flávio Pachecojfpacheco@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8201
Corporate and M&A Karin Alvokalvo@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8105
Tax Luís Flávio Netolflavioneto@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8228
Corporate and M&A Luiz Filipe Aranhalfaranha@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8238
Corporate and M&A Mariana Cortezmcortez@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8118
Corporate and M&A Melissa Kanômkano@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8145
Infrastructure, Administrative & Public Law/ Environmental Law/ Lifesciences Paulo Pradopprado@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8187
Real Estate Pedro Cortezpcortez@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8116
Capital Markets/ Real Estate Finance/ Banking & Finance Ricardo Stuberrstuber@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8234
Real Estate Rodrigo Pontesrpontes@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8179
Dispute Resolution/ Antitrust & Competition/ Lifesciences Tiago Corteztcortez@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8208
Real Estate Tomaz Matheustmatheus@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8292
Tax Victor Polizellivpolizelli@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8144
Corporate and M&A Mario FIorattimfioratti@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799-8237
Corporate and M&A Laura Cossilcossi@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8161
Corporate and M&A Patrícia Bragapbraga@klalaw.com.br(+55 11) 3799 8195
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