Ms Karin Alvo > KLA Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

KLA Advogados
CEP 01452-002 SÃO PAULO, SP
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Karin Alvo has large experience with corporate matters and complex M&A transactions. She has an extensive experience with foreign clients and cross-border transactions, leading large projects within the firm since their initial due diligence up to the final negotiation of the agreements, helping clients to understand and deal with the Brazilian matters on a practical manner. Karin also represents some fund clients on their investments in Brazilian tech companies and is well recognized by her clients and peers in the Private Equity & Venture Capital practice.


Partner at KLA Advogados.


Karin Alvo is among the most recognized women in the legal market, being shortlisted by Chambers Women in Law Awards in 2018. She has experience in complex and big M&As as well as Private Equity and Technology transactions. She has experience with telecom and life sciences multinational transactions. Karin has worked in the following firms: Demarest & Almeida,1994-2002; Cleary, Gottllieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York, 1997-98; KLA 2002-to date.


English and Spanish


Bar Admission: Brazil (São Paulo, 1994).


Faculdade de Direito da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, LLB, 1993, New York University School of Law, LLM/MCJ, 1997.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Karin AlvoKLA Advogados

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.

Brazil > TMT: Telecoms

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.

Brazil > TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business

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.