Mr Tiago Cortez > KLA Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

KLA Advogados
CEP 01452-002 SÃO PAULO, SP

Work Department

Tiago Cortez is a Dispute Resolution and Antitrust partner at KLA with extensive experience in Arbitration and Commercial Litigation, as well as Antitrust & Competition. He also has experience in Life Sciences, Banking Law and Insurance & Reinsurance practice areas. Cortez has broad experience assisting international clients in complex litigation matters, as well as with preemptive dispute resolution alternatives.


Partner at KLA Advogados.


Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga, São Paulo, 1995-2000; KLA, 2005-to date.




Coordinator and Professor of Regulatory Law, Capital Markets and Banking Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Bar Admission: Brazil (São Paulo, 1998).


Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo, LLB, 1997; London School of Economics and Political Science, LLM/MSC, 2001; Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo, PhD, 2004.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Competition and antitrust

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.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

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.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

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.