KLA Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Firm Profile
KLA Advogados Offices
AV. BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA 1355
CEP 01452-002 SÃO PAULO, SP
KLA Advogados > The Legal 500 Rankings
Brazil > Real estate Tier 2KLA 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.
Pedro Cortez; Tomaz Matheus; Mariana Cortez; Rodrigo Pontes
‘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.’
SDI Desenvolvimento Imobiliário
Fundação Itaipú Brasil – FIBRA
Cia. Brasileira de Distribuição
Radar Propriedades Agrícolas
Paes & Gregori
Paula Eduardo Incorporadora
Jive Asset Managment
- Advised Suzano on a R$1.05bn sale of real estate, including timberland to Bracell.
- Advised Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição and its subsidiary, Sendas Distribuidora (jointly, GPA), on a R$1.2bn sale and leaseback transaction with investment funds administrated by BRL Trust Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários and managed by TRX Gestora de Recursos.
- Assisted GPA on the R$95m sale of three stores located in the city of Curitiba to Cia Beal de Alimentos.
Tax > Customs Tier 2
Fernando Koury Lopes
‘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 3KLA 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.
Karin Alvo; Mariana Cortez; Melissa Kanô; Alessandra Hohne; Fernanda Levy; Luiz Filipe Aranha
‘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.’
Boston Scientific Corporation
QMC Towers Infrastructure
Ecogen Brasil Soluções Energéticas
Nordic Power Partners
Orange Business Telecom
- Assisted Ânima Educação in the acquisition process of Laureate Group for R$4.4bn.
- Advised Suzano, which entered into an agreement for the sale of real properties and forest assets with Bracell.
- Assisted Murchison Group with the acquisition of Cotia Trading’s equity interest in Terminal Zarate, an Argentinean port complex owned by both companies (Murchison and Cotia).
Tax > Tax advisory Tier 3
‘Very attentive and committed lawyers. Partner-led advice. Very competent, available and dedicated team. ‘
‘Ana Carolina Cesar is excellent.’
Lumiar Educações e Participações
Eventbrite Brasil Gestão Online de Eventos
Associação Japan House
Boston Scientific do Brasil
Grant Thornton Brasil
Corbion Produtos Renováveis
- Assisted Cinemark with the implementation of a privacy programme.
- Advised Associação Japan House on the risks involving the implementation of facial recognition on its premises.
- Providing data protection advice to Casa Hacker, including the review of the most relevant information on its data processing activities and advice on necessary improvements to meet the requirements of the new Brazilian Data Protection Law.
Brazil > TMT: Media Tier 3Showcasing 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.
‘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.’
Radio e Televisão Bandeirantes
Newco Programadora e Produtora de Comunicação
Procter & Gamble do Brasil
- Assisted Cinemark with the draft and negotiation of several of its commercial agreements in Brazil.
- Provides ongoing assistance with the structuring, operation and registration of several commercial promotions and other marketing initiatives relating to Procter & Gamble’s products.
- Assisted Newco with licensing agreements relating to the acquisition of foreign content to be broadcasted on Rede Bandeirantes’ TV channels in Brazil.
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.
Guilherme Ieno; Karin Alvo
Seabras 1 Brasil
- Assisted Hughes on its joint venture with Yahsat, focused on broadband in Brazil.
- Advised Century Link / Level 3 on the merger of its activities and Brazilian operations as well as its corporate restructuring.
- Advised IPG Photonics on the purchase of the submarine networks division (SND) of Padtec.
Clients appreciate the 'customised solutions' and 'close and meticulous monitoring of ongoing cases' by the white-collar crime team at KLA Advogados. Filipe 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.
‘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.’
Tax > Tax advisory Tier 3KLA 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.
‘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.’
The Kraft Heinz Company
Dentsu Aegis Group
Aliança Navegação e Logística
Cia. Brasileira de Distribuição
- Advised Bracor, the real estate investment company, in an administrative dispute with the authorities concerning tax planning.
- Successfully representing Cromex in a federal tax case concerning IPI credits.
- Advising Sky Brasil on a significant judicial proceeding concerning an ICMS refund.
Brazil > Capital markets Tier 4KLA 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.
‘The capital markets team is skilled. They align technical knowledge with business practice, which makes it possible to provide a differentiated service.’
Banco BTG Pactual
Rio Bravo Investimentos DTVM
Rádio E Televisão Bandeirantes
Nordic Power Partners
- Assisted Habitasec in its 180th series of the first issuance of certificates of real estate receivables linked to several lease agreements executed by RTDR Participações.
- Assisted Provincia in its 12th series of the third issuance of certificates of real estate receivables linked to several lease agreements executed by PG11 EEmpreeendimento Imobiliario.
- Advised Nordic Power Partners in connection with several quotaholders meetings and investment committee meetings of Fundo de Investimento em Participações Conjunto Coremas – Multiestratégia.
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.
Filipe Magliarelli; Catarina Rattes
‘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.’
‘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.’
Cia Brasileira de Distribuição
Lear do Brasil
General Mills Brasil
GE Healthcare do Brasil
Procter & Gamble
- Assisting an individual in a commercial dispute against several companies related to a loan of over R$27m.
- Representing Ecogen in a civil claim filed by Condomínio Geral Norte Shopping regarding the early termination of a lease agreement.
- Representing Tegra Group in four related claims regarding the demobilisation of Tegra Group’s operation in the Central-Western region.
‘Very committed, excellent work. The team is very attentive, dedicated and available.’
Delaware Capital Formation
Cipa Fiera Milano Publicações e Eventos
Elo 7 Serviços de Informática
Wieden + Kennedy
Rádio e Televisão Bandeirantes
Newco Programadora de Comunicação
- Assisted JK Group with the filing of a lawsuit due to the non-authorised use and registration of the J-Teck trade mark in Brazil.
- Assisted Wieden + Kennedy Brasil Comunicação with a lawsuit filed by copyright owners of certain musical works that were allegedly infringed on an ad prepared by W+K and a music studio for one of W+K’s clients.
- Assisting Banco Digimais with the prosecution and enforcement of their DIGI+ trade mark portfolio in the banking, financial and insurance areas against competitors.
‘Committed, competent and caring professionals.’
Lumiar Educações e Participações
Eventbrite Brasil Gestão Online de Evento
Associação Japan House
Boston Scientific do Brasil
Grant Thornton Brasil
- Assisted Kaszek with its investment in Bee Tech (Remessa Online).
- Assisted DXC with the implementation of a privacy programme.
- Assisted Duracell with the negotiation and drafting of the service agreement and related terms (including data protection addendums) with Neogrid.
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.
‘Attentive and helpful. Good availability to meet and clear communication.’
‘Fernanda Levy is recommended.’
Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers
Standard Bank group
National Australia Bank
Grupo Jereissati Participações
Fundação Itaipu de Assistencia e Previdência
- Advised Standard Bank group in connection with facilities granted to foreign companies and credit support from their Brazilian parent companies, including a MZN1.5bn facility granted to Cimentos de Moçambique.
- Advised Cinemark Brasil on the contracting and negotiation of loans with BNDES under a new audio-visual credit line.
- Advised Cred-System in the incorporation of SCD (Credit Fintech), and acted in the group’s corporate reorganisation.
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.
Tiago Cortez; Gianni Nunes
‘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.’
Freudenberg Nok Componentes Brasil
Hughes do Brasil Communication Services
Dentsu Aegis Network
Companhia Brasileira de Aluminio (CBA)
Cia de Cimento Itambé
- Assisted Ânima Educação with the competition aspects of the acquisition process of Laureate Group for R$4.4bn.
- Advised Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) on the strategy, data collection and the submission to CADE of its acquisition of the remaining 30% share in PPR that was held by minor shareholders.
- Assisted Hughes Network Systems in the merger review of the joint venture between Al Yah Satellite Communications Company and Hughes Network Systems.
‘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.’
GE Healthcare do Brasil
Masterfoods Brasil Alimentos
BKO Engenharia e Comércio
Ecogen Brasil Soluções Energéticas
Pacífico Empreendimentos e Participações
- Advising GE Group in a lawsuit concerning the approval of a foreign arbitration award.
- Acted for Stemco in the ratification proceeding before the Superior Court of Justice of an arbitration award.
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.
Paulo Prado; Leticia Marques
‘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.’
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.
‘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.’
Bain & Company
Tivit Serviços Terceirizados
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.
‘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.’
COM Consultoria Organização e Metodologia
Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica – CCEE
- Assists AbbVie in its day-to-day relations with government entities during the planning for sale (including review of public contracts or the invitations to bid) as well as during the execution of public agreements.
- Advised Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica – CCEE on four energy bidding procedures to build new electric plants and/or execute power purchase agreements (PPAs).
- Represented COM Consultoria in an action of administrative improbity.
KLA Advogados > Firm Profile
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.
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KLA Advogados > Firm Profile
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.
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|Dispute resolution||Taísa Oliveirafirstname.lastname@example.org||(+55 11) 3799-8242|
|Wealth Management||Vera Helena Cardoso de Almeidaemail@example.com||(+55 11) 3799 8146|
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MembershipsABA (American Bar Association) IBA (International Bar Association) AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers International Lawyers' Network (ILN) IR Global (www.irglobal.com)
- Corporate and M&A
- Tax advisory
- TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy
- TMT: Media
- TMT: Telecoms
- White-collar crime and investigations
- Tax > Tax advisory
- Capital markets
- Dispute Resolution: Litigation
- Intellectual property
- TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business