Paulo Brancher > Mattos Filho > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Mattos Filho
SÃO PAULO, SP, CEP 01403-001

Work Department

Technology, Innovation and Digital Businesses / Data Protection and Cyber Security / Intellectual Property / Banking and Financial Services




A specialist in technology, banking, financial services, cryptoassets and innovation issues, Paulo is a Distinguished Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and a graduate and postgraduate professor in Business Law and Law & Technology at the same institution.

Paulo is the author of the book Contratos de SoftwareDireito da Concorrência e Propriedade IntelectualContratos de Licenciamento de Propriedade Industrial (Software Agreements, Competition Law and Intellectual Property, Industrial Property Licensing Agreements), and has co-authored another three – A Proteção de Dados Pessoais no Brasil (Personal Data Protection in Brazil), Desafios Atuais do Direito da Concorrência (Current Challenges in Competition Law) and Desafios Atuais da Regulação Econômica e Concorrência (Current Challenges in Economic and Competition Regulation). He is also the editor of the law journal Direito Empresarial na Economia Digital (Business Law in the Digital Economy).



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Paulo is a member of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), having previously served as a board member for six years. He has also served as chairman of the Brazilian Association of Information Technology and Communications (ABDTIC).


Bachelor of Laws – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP);

Master of Laws in Comparative Civil Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP);

Doctor of Laws in Economic Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP);

Distinguished Professor (livre-docente) – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy

(Leading individuals)

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Mattos Filho has established a strong reputation in data protection and cybersecurity in Brazil, offering clients a ‘holistic view‘, with ‘excellent service and quality’. The team covers the gamut of privacy and security matters across a number of industries, including healthcare, insurance, technology, financial services, retail, education and telecoms. While the Brazilian Data Protection Law (LGPD) is key for a lot of clients, the team also advises on regional compliance strategies, undertakes risk assessments, assesses cloud computing issues, and provides counselling on major data incidents and litigation. Within the team, Fabio Ferreira Kujawski is well known for his expertise in the technology space in Brazil, particularly in his transactional and consulting work. Paulo Brancher is also a technology, telecoms and intellectual property expert. Thiago Luís Sombra is also of note within the team, especially in data privacy and cybersecurity matters from a regulatory, liability and contractual perspective and before the courts. The team also boasts strength at the associate level, with Jaqueline Simas de Oliveira praised by clients for her ‘excellent technical knowledge’. Isabela Fernandes is also noted.

Brazil > TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business

(Leading individuals)

Paulo Brancher Mattos Filho

‘Providing clear and concise opinions’, the technology, innovation and digital business team at Mattos Filho leverages its full-service capabilities to provide a comprehensive offering to assist clients in structuring and implementing their digital and technology strategies in Brazil and Latin America. The group has extensive regulatory expertise, providing advice on digital platforms, online marketplaces, cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). Coupled with this expertise, the team also provides corporate and tax advice, particularly in technology-related M&A, start-up financing and IT public procurement. Fabio Ferreira Kujawski and Paulo Brancher combine their expertise in civil and consumer law, regularly advising clients and providing strategic counselling for technology companies on their operations and expansion within the relevant Brazilian regulatory frameworks. Thiago Luís Sombra is also of note for his technology litigation experience, representing clients before the regulatory agencies and public authorities. Lisa Worcman is the go-to individual in the team for tax-related tech and digital matters. Luiz Felipe Di Sessa joined the team in March 2022 from Cescon Barrieu, further bolstering the team’s capabilities.