Demarest Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Firm Profile

Demarest Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 05419-001

Brazil > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Having successfully established a strong M&A practice, Demarest Advogados has a loyal following of household name companies in the financial services, consumer goods and life sciences sectors, among others, and also continues to attract new clients. Its recent workload includes complex and high-value M&A (including transactions that exceed the R$1bn mark) in the banking, agribusiness, technology, education and healthcare sectors. Corporate reorganisations and distressed M&A are other areas of specialism. In diversity and inclusion, the firm has a number of internal affinity groups, through which around 12% of employees volunteer as allies, including D Mais, its LGBTIQA+ affinity group, D Raízes for racial and ethnic equality (including its involvement with Incluir Direito and Aliança Jurídica pela Equidade Racial), and D Mulheres for gender equality. Luciana Cossermelli Tornovsky has vast experience in corporate and M&A and corporate governance, and also leads the firm's corporate social responsibility area. José Diaz and Paulo Coelho da Rocha also each draw on over 25 years of experience; they are names to note in the practice, along with Ana Carolina Botto Audi, who acts for major funds and blue-chip companies, Joyl Gondim, who specialises in mid-market and life sciences deals, and infrastructure, transport and logistics specialist Gabriel Kuznietz. Bruna Toledo Pacheco and Daniel Caramaschi, partners since January 2021, are also key contacts. In July 2021, the firm announced its Disrupt initiative, which focuses on start-ups.


The firm has high-level professionals, agile and concerned with the business.’

Key clients








Banco Inter



General Electric



Assicurazioni Generali

Nelo Investments

H. Hemo

Banco Abc Brasil


Canada Brokerlink







Ser Educacional



Work highlights

  • Advised Caixa Econômica Federal on the formation of a joint venture, by means of its subsidiary Caixa Seguridade, with French insurance company CNP Assurances, involving R$7bn.
  • Represented Laureate in the sale of 100% of the Rede Internacional de Universidades Laureate corporate capital by Ânima Holding for R$4.6bn.
  • Advised Companhia Energética de Brasília (CEB), Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) and Banco Plural on the privatisation process of CEB Distribuição and the consequent share auction won by Neoenergia.

Brazil > Environment Tier 1

Working in close collaboration with firm-wide litigators and criminal law experts, the environmental team at Demarest Advogados is equipped to handle high-stakes lawsuits across the country. Contentious matters involving reverse logistics and solid waste management are areas of strength for the department, as is land contamination, environmental licensing of industrial activities and climate change. Furthermore, the group, which is led by renowned environmental lawyer Luiz Sant’Anna, is often retained by clients across the energy, mining, agribusiness, forestry and pharmaceutical industries engaged in M&A and capital markets transactions. Bringing together expertise in environmental disciplines including air, water, natural resources and biodiversity, the team is well-positioned to advise on administrative, regulatory and policy-making mandates. Other key individuals include Fernanda Vianna Stefanelo (who was promoted to partner in January 2022) and Marina Montes Bastos, both of whom possess specialist knowledge of climate change issues, solid waste matters and environmental licensing.

Practice head(s):

Luiz Sant’Anna


‘Demarest’s environmental team has a multidisciplinary vision, offering solutions to environmental issues, but always anticipating any developments that may occur in other spheres of law, such as civil and criminal matters.’

‘Brazilian legislation is diffuse and complex, so the deep knowledge of the subject by the Demarest team makes it stand out. Availability and commitment to the cause and objective action to resolve the problem quickly.’

‘Luiz Sant’Anna has a strategic vision. He helped us to identify threats and opportunities during the execution of the work and investigation. Fernanda Vianna Stefanelo stands out for her dedication and constant concern in carrying out the work, questioning points and indicating possible legal risks.’

‘Very technical professionals who seek to have a closer view of the client’s business, as a way to propose a solution that best meets their needs.’

‘Luiz Sant’Anna is very collaborative, available and brings great performance in developing strategies. Marina is very organised, and technical in complex subjects.’

Key clients

Vale – Terminal Ilha Guaíba






Mitsui Alimentos


Petrobras Distribuidora

Work highlights

  • Retained by Vale to issue a legal opinion on the environmental authorisations needed for sea transportation of hazardous products.
  • Assisted Katrium, a potash producer in Latin America and supplier of chlorine for water treatment in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in a complex renewal procedure of the environmental license for its factory in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Defending SINDICERV, the beer producers syndicate, in nearly 140 class actions filed by the State Prosecutor of Mato Grosso do Sul for the alleged failure to dispose of post-consumption packaging appropriately and for not implementing the state’s reverse logistics system.

Brazil > Insurance Tier 1

Demarest Advogados has a multi-faceted insurance practice with a good grounding in contentious and non-contentious insurance matters. Insurance and reinsurance clients benefit from the firm’s strong corporate practice, which has a notable track record in M&A as well as partnership agreements (often with banks) for the distribution of insurance products. Partner Andre Alarcon leads this side of the practice, which was further boosted by the arrival of Luciana Prado from Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, who has significant expertise in commercial contracts, health insurance and private pensions. Overall practice head and ‘leading insurance lawyer in BrazilMarcia Cicarelli Barbosa de Oliveira has established an excellent reputation for insurance-related litigation and regulatory advice. The firm’s relationship with DAC Beachcroft LLP adds extra weight on cross-border matters. Camila Prado - who made partner in January 2022 - also has an excellent reputation.

Practice head(s):

Marcia Cicarelli


‘The team is very responsive to requests for support and updates on progress with work. There is a good team ethic whereby team-mates will step in when others are away with no drop in technical knowledge or understanding of the specific issues involved. There is clearly deep and broad knowledge of the Brazil insurance market.’

‘Genuine experience of international insurance work and working for insurers inside and outside of Brazil.’

‘Camila Prado leads the team that I work with and is always ready with prompt and helpful advice. Camila understands the market we operate in very well and finds solutions in situations where none seems to be possible.’

‘Deep technical knowledge and availability make the partnership very positive.’

‘Andre Alarcon for his professionalism, accessibility and personalized attention.’

‘Laura Pellegrini, for her commitment to extremely technical delivery, but aligned with the operational needs and the reality of the market.’

‘Marcia Cicarelli – leading insurance lawyer in Brazil, bar none. Camila Prado – very bright, personable and technically excellent. Laura Pellegrini – extremely able, confident and inspires confidence.’

Key clients

Chubb Seguros

AIG Seguros

Zurich Commercial Insurance UK

Mapfre Global Risks, Compañia Internacional de Seguros y Reaseguros

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Brasil Seguros

XP Vida e Previdência

QBE Insurance Europe

Travel Ace

Universal Assistance

Cesce Brasil Seguros de Garantia e Crédito

Axa Corporate Solutions

Work highlights

  • Advised Liberty Seguros on an agreement with Banco Inter for the distribution of insurance products in the bank’s digital channel.
  • Provided advice to CEF in the closing of the partnership with CNP Assurance for the distribution of life insurance and pension products in the CEF distribution channels.
  • Advised Zurich Insurance on a subrogation lawsuit initiated by a local insurance company concerning a firework show held during the closing ceremony of the 2014 World Cup which caused damages to the stadium roof cover.

Brazil > International trade Tier 1

The dedicated and highly specialised international trade team at Demarest Advogados is ‘very business-oriented and client-focused‘. The team specialises in trade remedies, WTO cases and free trade negotiations, and has acted on behalf of the footwear, clothing, steel, food and chemicals industries. The team has also assisted Brazilian companies in trade remedies cases in the US, including those targeting the export of steel rubber and silicon metals. Practice head José Diaz has over 20 years in the market and an established track record in anti-dumping and related disputes. Other key individuals include Oswaldo De Moraes, who has advised on tax, international trade and customs matters for over 45 years, Camila Biral, Victor Lopes and Fernando Bueno, who made partner in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

José Diaz


They have the deepest bench and they are very knowledgeable and technically solid in trade remedies and customs procedures. They have a lot of expertise and can handle large cases without problem. They did excellent work in an anti-dumping case. They are very business-oriented and client-focused. They have political sensibility and good relations with government officials. They are team players and easy to coordinate the work with them.’

The firm has vary solid bench, with partners Jose Diaz Setti, Fernando Bueno and Victor Lopes as their leaders. Fernando is extremelly skillful and knowledgable of all the details of an antidumping process. He has a clear sense of the trade off in the different strategic choices. Victor Lopes has perfect command of the customs procedures in Brasil. Milena Acevedo is very knowledgable on WTO regulations and international trade policy.’

Hands-on, being able to imagine how a business environment reacts to certain requests.’

Pragmatic and well organised.’

Fernando is a very clever lawyer with a great sense of humor.’

Key clients

Government of Brazil

National Industry Confederation (CNI)

National Tyre Industry Association (ANIP)

Sports Industry Association (Ápice Brasil)


McCain Group


Mitsui Brazil


Arcelor Mittal

Work highlights

  • Assisting ANIP (the National Tyre Industry Association) in the anti-dumping sunset review investigation on Brazilian imports of certain types of bus and truck tyres originating from China.
  • Representing the domestic industry (Arcelor Mittal, Gerdau and CSN) in the Brazilian investigation of dumping and subsidies against imports of hot-rolled steel flat products. The dumping investigation was against imports originated from Russia and China.
  • Defended McCain Group in a French fries’ investigation against Germany, France, Holland and Belgium.

Brazil > Banking and finance Tier 2

Demarest Advogados' well-regarded banking and finance team is led by 'excellent attorney' Fabio de Almeida Braga, who is especially experienced in regulatory matters, often advising on fintech and the development of digital platforms. The team as a whole offers a wide range of expertise, with particular areas of strength including trade and project finance, and financings in key industries such as agribusiness and automotive. Senior associate Marcelo Simon Ikeziri is also an active member of the team, with good experience in project finance, debt restructurings and syndicated loans. Helen Naves left the firm in July 2021.

Practice head(s):

Fabio de Almeida Braga


‘The Demarest team have a deep knowledge of Brazilian regulatory matters. Fabio Braga is an excellent attorney and is always available to respond any questions and solve any problems.’

‘The quality and the main capabilities are excellent, always willing to find the best solution and best routing to the problems presented.’

Key clients

NH Latam Investments & Securities

Stone Pagamentos

KEO World

Mosaico Negócios de Internet

Creditas Soluções Financeiras

StartMeUp Crowdfunding Sistema para Investimentos Colaborativos


PNC Bank, National Association

Bank of America

Banco Agibank

Banco Inter

Nike Inc

Natura Cosméticos

B3 – Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão, Mercadorias e Futuros

Companhia de Geração e Transmissão de Energia Elétrica do Sul do Brasil – Eletrobras CGT Eletrosul

Banco Rendimento

China Development Bank

Solar.Br Participações

Banco Santander (Brasil)

Moksha8 Brasil Distribuidora e Representação de Medicamentos

Digital Realty

Establishment Holdings

Bank of China Luxembourg Branch

Moto Honda da Amazônia

Banco Honda

Banco Crédit Agricole Brasil

Ezentis Brasil

PGS Investigação Petrolífera

Petroleum Geo-Services

Banco BTG Pactual

Osher & Osher Administração de Imóveis

Work highlights

  • Advised Export Development Canada on an $80m loan granted to Neoenergia.
  • Advised Participações  and its affiliate Tocantins Refrigerantes to constitute a digital financial platform SOLARPAY to attend clients and users of digital financial services.
  • Advised Bank of America on a security restructuring under a $1.15bn credit agreement.

Brazil > Capital markets Tier 2

Clients appreciate Demarest Advogados' ability to 'give quick answers to complex problems'. The firm particularly stands out on the debt side, where it represents a diverse mix of issuers and underwriters. The team's good track record for structured products ensures a strong flow of work in asset-backed agribusiness and real estate securitisations, as well as project bonds. Thiago Giantomassi leads the well-regarded team and has established strong relationships with investment banks and private equity firms. João Paulo Minetto has also developed a specialised practice, and has good experience on the equity capital markets front. Helen Naves left the firm in July 2021.

Practice head(s):

Thiago Giantomassi


‘Good technical knowledge, response speed and availability.’

‘Having worked with lawyers ranging from senior partners to very junior associates, I have found the Demarest team to be knowledgeable, responsive and practical. Given the demand for top lawyers in Sao Paulo it can be very difficult to get an appropriate level of attention. Joao Paulo Minetto and his team find the time to dig into securities matters and provide timely, practical advice.’

‘Joao Paulo Minetto is knowledgeable about securities laws and the practical implications.’

‘Technical quality, deep knowledge of group companies and immediate accessibility.’

The Office has high technical training and availability. It can give quick answers to complex problems.’

Thiago Giantomassi and João Paulo Minetto: Updated and with good technical knowledge. They have the ability to propose quick solutions for complex situations.’

Key clients


CVC Brasil




Banco Bradesco

Itaú BBA


XP Investimentos

State Grid



Banco Inter

Kinea Investimentos

Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo

Work highlights

  • Advised GIC, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore, as a selling shareholder in the IPO of Rede D’Or São Luiz.
  • Advised Companhia Energética de Brasília (CEB), Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) and Banco Plural on the privatisation process of CEB Distribuição and the consequent share auction won by Neoenergia, which acquired the offered shares with a R$2.5bn bid.
  • Advised JIVE, Credit Suisse Hedging-Griffo and Modal on the first issuance of quotas of CSHG JIVE Distressed III FIC-FIM CP, valued at R$2.09bn.

Brazil > Competition and antitrust Tier 2

The highly regarded competition department at Demarest Advogados 'secures great results for clients'. The team continues to grow its already well-established practice, generating its own clients and attracting instructions in sophisticated merger filings even where the firm's M&A department was not involved. Outside of its large market share in merger clearance, the team also maintains a busy and buoyant behavioural practice, regularly representing clients in investigations initiated by CADE concerning cartels and anti-competitive conduct and related litigation. Paola Pugliese is regularly sought out for her extensive antitrust knowledge by Brazilian and multinational companies that are leaders in their industries; Bruno Drago stands out for his expertise in abuse of dominance and follow-on damages cases; Milena Fernandes Mundim 'knows the CADE process inside out and always delivers for clients'; and Daniel Oliveira Andreoli also balances a broad practice, and is noted for his ability to handle leniency negotiations. Senior associates Fabianna Morselli and Brasília-based Marco Antônio Fonseca are also noted.


The team at Demarest is responsive and solution-oriented. They secure great results for clients on quick timing.’

I instruct Milena Mundim from Demarest on my matters. She is a bright competition lawyer, who knows the CADE process inside out and always delivers for clients.’

Key clients







Delta Airlines





Work highlights

  • Represented Bombardier in the sale of its €6.2bn railroad rolling stock and signalling business to Alstom.
  • Assisted Peugeot with the merger review process in Brazil of the global merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, announced in December 2019 and valued at $50bn.
  • Represented both Nike Galaxy Holding and Nike Group Holding in the merger review of the sale of the integrity of Nike Brazil’s shares to Centauro (SBF Group) for R$910m.

Brazil > Compliance Tier 2

The 'highly specialised' compliance team at Demarest Advogados receives praise for its 'very strong focus on solving the problems of clients'. The firm's investment in the compliance area through the hire of Eloy Rizzo ('one of the most complete professionals in the compliance market') and a team in 2019 has proved a success; the team continues to attract new clients - including household name Brazilian and international companies - and is regularly involved in sensitive and complex investigations. Beyond internal investigations, the team is also equipped to advise on day-to-day compliance matters, training, and the compliance aspects of M&A transactions. Carlo Verona, who has experience in international investigations involving the FCPA, UK Bribery Act and international enforcement, and associate Victoria Arcos also receive praise. Senior associate André Luis Leme is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Eloy Rizzo Neto; Carlo Verona


Demarest has a highly specialised team with seniority to serve clients. In addition, they are always available and have a very strong focus on solving the problems of clients.’

Eloy is basically one of the most complete professionals in the compliance market – he has knowledge, experience and leads his team like no one else. This makes the work environment much more relaxed and light.’

It is a good team, in a growth phase. The team leader, Eloy Rizzo, is experienced, very helpful. It is easy to deal with.’

Eloy Rizzo was one of the first professionals in the area when he started to develop in Brazil. I have worked with Eloy and his team on several occasions and my conclusion is that they are excellent in the area.’

Eloy Rizzo, Fabyola Rodrigues and Carlo Verona are recommended.’

Eloy Rizzo leads the team with competence, sobriety and deep knowledge.’

The area of compliance that Eloy is responsible for is incredible and he is exceptional.’

Eloy Rizzo and Victoria Arcos are recommended.’

Key clients



CBMM – Companhia Brasileira de Metalurgia e Mineração

Oracle do Brasil Sistemas Ltda.

Santos Brasil Participações

DIDI – 99 Tecnologia

Chiesi Farmacêutica


OPY Healthcare

Oria Capital

Work highlights

  • Retained by EcoRodovias to provide legal and compliance advice in connection with an independent monitorship.
  • Retained by CBMM to advise on compliance and governance issues involving risk analysis from the compliance/anti-corruption standpoint and internal investigations.
  • Retained by Braskem to prepare a legal opinion determining whom, within Brazilian legislation, would be considered a Politically Exposed Person.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Tier 2

The highly regarded team at Demarest Advogados handles a diverse caseload, which features complex cases before various arbitration centres in Brazil and abroad. The firm's client roster is made up of large players from several economic sectors, including energy, infrastructure, automotive and life sciences. The department excels in corporate disputes involving M&A transactions, capital markets and corporate control issues, but is also adept at handling cases pertaining to energy, infrastructure and construction contracts. The practice is under the joint leadership of Celso Xavier, Rafael Gagliardi and Marcelo Inglez de Souza. Carlo Verona is predominantly engaged in international arbitration and cross-border disputes.

Practice head(s):

Celso Xavier; Marcelo Inglez de Souza; Rafael Gagliardi


‘Phenomenal team. Demonstrates enormous knowledge in the area. It has the ability to discuss and seek strategies for highly complex cases. Highly recommended.’

‘Carlo Verona and Rafael Gagliardi demonstrate a very high command over the area in which they operate. They give clients confidence in conducting cases.’

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 2

With a strong network of offices in Brazil, ‘renowned law firmDemarest Advogados has the ability to act for clients from several segments, including energy, pharmaceutical, infrastructure and steel production, in litigation, arbitration and mediation. Corporate disputes, cases involving capital markets, contractual liability and public law issues are key areas of activity for the practice, which is under the joint leadership of Celso XavierMarcelo Inglez de Souza and Rafael Gagliardi. Xavier excels in litigation involving securities, competition law and contractual agreements, while Souza combines a strong dispute resolution and intellectual property practice. Regulatory matters, most notably those involving the energy and infrastructure sectors, are among Gagliardi’s areas of expertise. Since publication, in February 2022, the firm announced the arrival of superior court litigation expert Angela Cignachi Baeta Neves in Brasília.

Practice head(s):

Celso Xavier; Marcelo Inglez de Souza; Rafael Gagliardi


‘Demarest is a renowned law firm in Brazil, formed by highly qualified professionals, especially in the area of litigation and disputes. Their deep knowledge of this field and legislation, and their results in court, makes the firm one of the best legal boards in Brazil.’

‘Celso Xavier is a distinguished professional.’

‘Lawyers are specialists in different topics and have deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector. They are always available.’

‘Excellent service. Provide practical solutions to clients pointing out risks. Rafael Gagliardi is recommended.’

Key clients

Gol Linhas Aéreas

BR Distribuidora

General Mill



Via Varejo


Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica – CCEE



Work highlights

  • Representing Google in litigation related to Google Ads.
  • Hired by Facebook to assist it in a case related to the IPv4 and IPv6 and the disclosure of users’ information on the internet.
  • Filed a lawsuit on behalf of BR Distribuidora, Raízen and BP to vacate a previous judicial award concerning the entrance of third parties in a pool for fuel distribution in the Guarulhos Airport.

Brazil > Labour and employment Tier 2

'Excellent law firm' Demarest Advogados offers a combination of contentious and non-contentious employment advice to clients from across a broad range of sectors. Cássia Fernanda Pizzotti and Renato Canizares are the main contacts on the advisory side of the team, regularly handling collective negotiations and compliance investigation procedures. The team also has a good track record in providing support on M&A and corporate transactions, such as the sale of certain Nike assets to SBF, as well as assisting with the full range of Covid-19 related employment issues. Maurício Levy and Mónica Cristina Matarazzo are two of the main partners for employment litigation. Former partner Marcello Della Monica Silva left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Cássia Fernanda Pizzotti; Renato Canizares; Maurício Levy; Monica Cristina Matarazzo


‘Demarest Advogados is an excellent law firm that provides excellent consulting services, always keeping an eye on costs.’

‘It is a renowned firm, with a team of highly prepared experts and that has brought good results.’

‘I am always fascinated by Renato Canizares’s high performance level, his way of explanation of complicated matters in easy words, and also his team spirit from the beginning.’

‘Cassia Pizzotti, Ivan Lima, Caio Pivatto and Monica Matarazzo: In addition to their technical knowledge and strategic vision, they work with a sense of urgency and have a great openness regarding the customer’s vision.’

Key clients










Caixa Seguradora Holding

Samsung SDS

Work highlights

  • Assisted Nike with all labour-related matters regarding Grupo SBF’s acquisition of parts of Nike do Brasil.
  • Represented Ball Beverage in a class action claim and subsequent negotiations with the labour union linked to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Advised CNN on employment issues linked to its launch in Brazil.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Demarest Advogados is adept at handling a variety of matters involving greenfield and brownfield projects across a multitude of industries, namely energy, transport, sanitation and healthcare. Its recent work showcases its strength in advising clients on PPPs and bid processes. The team is also sought by clients for assistance with financing, M&A and concessions, including in matters pertaining to urban mobility, energy and waste management. Leading the practice is Bruno Aurélio, who draws on his comprehensive knowledge of public law issues to assist with the structuring of complex infrastructure projects. Renan Sona Silva is also noted for his expertise in project development and bidding procedures.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Aurélio


‘A truly full-service firm in Brazil with established lawyers in all the key regions in the country, Demarest offers deep knowledge of all subject matters and the industry. This is important to us as projects have different locations and jurisdictions. The Demarest team has the ability to provide valuable advice and solutions in all matters, no matter how tangencial to the project at hand in a fast and reliable way. This attests to their bench depth and knowledge.’

‘Demarest can handle and coordinate very complex cases that -as an example- encompass litigation, capital markets, public law, commercial and contract law, energy sector regulations, data privacy, among others, without sacrificing pace, quality, or results, which is invaluable to us. Being counsel for some of the largest companies in Brazil across a variety of infrastructure profiles in all the regions give Demarest real world experience.’

‘Bruno Aurélio and Renan Sona have done an amazing job coordinating the different practices within Demarest to deliver results in all our infrastructure projects.’

‘It is a highly skilled team that quickly understands our issues. I would like to highlight the names of Bruno Aurélio and Renan Sona.’

‘Bruno Aurélio and Renan Sona are professionals with solid technical knowledge and also relevant practical experience, knowledge of the field of public concessions and infrastructure assets. This is extremely relevant for the development of work that meets the client’s needs. They are committed, very tenacious lawyers who present creative solutions and effective alternatives to complex problems.’

Key clients

COBRA Brasil Servicos, Comunicações e Energia


Socicam Administração, Projetos e Representações

Arc Comércio Construção e Administração de Serviços

Construtora Queiroz Galvão

Smart RJ Concessionária de Iluminação Pública

Virgin Orbit

Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social

AENA Desarrollo Internacional SME


Work highlights

  • Representing Smart RJ Concessionária de Iluminação Pública in the execution of a PPP entered into with Companhia Municipal de Energia e Iluminação – RioLuz for the modernisation, maintenance, operation, and management of the public lighting system of the city.
  • Advised Consortium Conecta Aracaju on two public bids of PPPs for the modernisation, maintenance, operation and management of the public lighting system of Aracaju and Feira de Santana.
  • Advised COBRA Brasil Servicos, Comunicações e Energia on the public bid for a seawater desalination plant.

Brazil > Public law Tier 2

Demarest Advogados excels across a broad range of public law matters, but is perhaps best known for its strength in the development of PPP projects, public procurement and litigation arising from agreements with state and federal entities. On the contentious front, the practice acts for private sector clients operating in a variety of industries, including transport, energy, sanitation and waste management, in administrative, judicial and arbitration proceedings involving disputes with the public administration. Bruno Aurélio is a name to note for the structuring of infrastructure projects, privatisations and PPPs. He oversees the department, which also includes key associate Renan Sona Silva, who assists with a variety of public procurement, concessions and PPP issues.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Aurélio


‘The law firm has an excellent structure that is capable of meeting the needs of clients. In addition, it has an exceptional Public Law team with high technical quality and solid knowledge of the area.’

‘Bruno Aurélio and Renan Sona are lawyers with solid technical knowledge and vast experience and practical knowledge in public law. They are able to propose practical solutions to complex problems.’

Key clients

Construtora Queiroz Galvão


Socicam Administração, Projetos e Representações

Associação Brasileira de Concessionárias de Rodovias – ABCR

Pátria Investimentos



Ecorodovias Concessões e Serviços

Smart RJ Concessionária de Iluminação Pública

S A Paulista de Construções e Comércio


Work highlights

  • Advising Smart RJ Concessionária de Iluminação Pública on the execution of a public-private partnership with Rioluz, a state-owned company.
  • Assisted Pátria Investimentos and three concessionaires of their group in the evaluation and discussion of the impacts of Covid-19 on their road concession agreements.
  • Acted for Concessionária Faça Fácil, a PPP concessionaire, in an arbitration proceeding against the state of Espírito Santo.

Brazil > Real estate Tier 2

Demarest Advogados has a diverse offering and is equally adept advising on development agreements and corporate and funds transactions. The team counts investors, landowners and joint venture companies among its clients, which seek advice on logistics and industrial facilities, office buildings, residential developments, forestry and agribusiness matters. The firm has also been active in the capital markets arena, assisting with the IPOs of several new funds and proptech companies, including Loft and QuintoAndar. The team is jointly led by Lucas Tavares Bueno and Marc Stalder, who both have active transactional practices. Thiago Giantomassi is the main contact for real estate finance and capital markets.

Practice head(s):

Lucas Tavares Bueno; Thiago Giantomassi; Marc Stalder


‘Very strong team. We experience the team as very proactive and professional project partners always eager to join us for the extra mile. We receive timely responses to inquiries and deadlines and we feel at all times very well advised. Collaboration and communication with all team members is excellent and very efficient. We appreciate very much our collaboration.’

‘Marc Stalder’s team is very efficient, presenting information in natural language and with attention to detail.’

‘It has highly qualified staff, who can clarify the issues very clearly.’

‘Marc Stalder is  a complete professional and he has several hard skills and soft skills that make him different from other professionals in the area.’

‘Marc Stalder is a valuable lawyer with decades of expertise in real estate transactions and support to different demands from various areas of our business.’

Key clients


GTIS Partners


Emusa do Brasil

Atmosfera Incorporações

Votorantim Energia

White Martins Gases Industriais

Mover Participações


Santa Genebra

JMX Conciva








Greenwood  Resources

7 Bridges Brazil

Jive Investments


Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo

Ekko Group

Companhia Melhoramentos

Procter & Gamble

MGB Group Mambo Supermercados

Cury Construtora

Consciente Construtora


Itaú BBA

Santander Asset

XP Investimentos

Work highlights

  • Advised LATAM on real estate issues in Brazil relating to the debtor-in-possession agreements, in the context of its Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • Assisted Brazil’s largest proptech unicorns (Loft and QuintoAndar) on key matters for the development of their activities and funding.
  • Advised Votorantim Energia on a title issue relating to solar power plants located in Piauí State.

Brazil > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Demarest Advogados' debtor and creditor clients benefit from the firm's strong multidisciplinary offering, which includes good support in related litigation, M&A, tax and finance. The firm can often be found advising on some of the more high-profile bankruptcy proceedings to hit the market, a notable recent example being its role as lead Brazilian counsel on LATAM Airlines' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filed in New York. Another area of strength is the firm's advice to investors in distressed debt, and to creditors in agribusiness-related restructurings. Celso Xavier and insolvency litigator Guilherme Fontes Bechara jointly lead the well-regarded team.

Practice head(s):

Celso Xavier; Guilherme Bechara


‘Qualified team with excellence in the provision of services and quick answers.’

‘Guilherme Bechara’s team is highly qualified and has demonstrated extensive knowledge on the subject, thus standing out in relationship with other staff.’

‘The lawyers actually “wear the shirt” of the client, and act as part of the in-house team fully immersed and involved with the interests of the client,  a true differential.’

‘I would highlight Guilherme Bechara, for the personalised service, quickness and for his dedication to customers. Celso Xavier, for the deep knowledge and notable ability to solve complex problems involving different jurisdictions.’

Key clients

LATAM Airlines Group

Everis Spain

Strategi Capital

Phosagro Trading

Uralkali PJSC

Novo Banco

Crecera Capital Management

Jive Investments

Banco Modal

Credit Agricole Corporate Investment Bank

Work highlights

  • Representing LATAM Airlines Group, including the Brazilian entities TAM and TAM Linhas Aéreas, as the company filed for Chapter 11 with the Bankruptcy Court of New York in May 2020; this is the first Chapter 11 case ever filed by a Brazilian company.
  • Representing LATAM in the Brazilian-law matters of a debtor-in-possession financing (DIP financing) valued at $2.4bn and secured in the context of the Chapter 11 cases of LATAM Airlines.
  • Representing Credit Agricole in the out-of-court restructuring of concessionaire Move São Paulo’s debt, related to the R$592m financing of the São Paulo Orange Line Subway (Line 6).

Tax > Customs Tier 2

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 2

Demarest Advogados covers all areas of tax, particularly on the advisory side, where Douglas Mota and his team have built up a strong profile for direct and indirect tax advice. This includes providing support in structuring major M&A deals, restructurings and financings. The litigation side of the team, led by Marcelo Salles Annunziata, is also popular with clients, fielding a dedicated team of disputes experts including Catarina Rosa Rodrigues, Rodrigo Campos, Carlos Eduardo Orsolon and Priscila Faricelli. In Rio de Janeiro, Rodrigo Damázio has a good reputation for assisting clients in the oil and gas industry on contentious and non-contentious issues. The firm also has a notable customs practice, where Victor Lopes is the lead partner. In significant developments, the firm hired former CARF judge Gisele Bossa in July 2021, and Maurício Barros in September 2021.

Practice head(s):

Douglas Mota; Marcelo Salles Annunziata; Victor Lopes


‘It is an office composed of professionals of great intellectual capacity and extremely dedicated to the solution of the problems presented by customers.’

‘I like the speed in responses and the friendly approach to resolution of various situations. The professionals are skilled. They offer a quality service and are partners always promoting relevant and reliable orientations.’

‘The staff always has a lot of availability and has a very quick response time. They are extremely prepared professionals.’

‘I like working with Douglas Mota, he knows us well and is someone I trust.’

‘Carlos Eduardo Orsolon, in direct tax litigation, has a lot of experience in administrative litigation and understands how to follow the communications with the federal tax authorities.’

The firm has high technical training and availability.’

Key clients




Diebold Nixdorf


Chevron Oronite



Jaguar Land Rover



General Electric

Azul Linhas Aéreas


Kion Group

TAM Aviação Executiva



Zapay Pagamentos



Work highlights

  • Representing CPFL Energia as plaintiff in more than five proceedings concerning the inclusion of ICMS in the calculation base of the social contributions PIS and COFINS, which are pending decision at 3rd Regional Court of Appeals.
  • Following a reorganisation of Citibank’s tax advice in Brazil, the firm is responsible for all of the bank’s advisory and litigation matters.
  • Representing Varian in litigation over its private bonded warehouse regime, which concerns relevant special customs regimes.

Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy)

The energy team at Demarest Advogados focuses on litigation and regulatory matters, providing assistance to an array of clients within the power sector. The group is knowledgeable in all key industry-related issues, and is predominantly retained by large consumers, power trading and generation clients. Contentious specialist Rafael Gagliardi is experienced in high-profile cases involving major players in the electricity market; he stands out for his track record in regulatory disputes, court litigation and arbitration in the segment. Raphael Gomes and Bruno Crispim left the firm (as of December 2020), which in turn hired (energy and natural resources) regulatory and contractual specialist, Rosi Costa Barros, as practice head, from Neiva Barros & Figueiró, Sociedade de Advogados in May 2021; she is particularly focused on the electricity segment.

Practice head(s):

Rosi Castro Barros


‘Team with extensive knowledge of the subject, strategic vision and aware of the client’s needs.’

‘Rafael Gagliardi has comprehensive knowledge of the energy sector. He is very assertive.’

Key clients

Engie Brasil Energia

Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica – CCEE

Energia Sustentável do Brasil – ESBR


Banco Plural

Transmissora José Maria de Macedo – JMM

Ferbasa – Companhia de Ferro Ligas da Bahia

Cobra Brasil Serviços, Comunicações e Energia

Norte Energia

Work highlights

  • Advised Companhia Energética de Brasília – CEB, Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) and Banco Plural on the privatisation process of CEB Distribuição and the consequent share auction won by Neoenergia.
  • Advised CCEE in an collective lawsuit against União Comercializadora de Energia.
  • Assisting CCEE in demands related to recent events in the market, especially the ‘hydric risk’ that considerably impacted hydraulic power plants.

Brazil > Intellectual property Tier 3

Demarest Advogados' 'highly respected' IP department undertakes trade mark and patent filing, infringement and portfolio management work on behalf of a variety of multinational clients. IP due diligence services related to corporate transactions are also provided by the department, which is under the leadership of well-regarded IP expert Tatiana Campello. She receives support from a specialised team of senior associates who are fully dedicated to intellectual property law: Camila Garcindo Dayrell Garrote advises on matters involving the IT, media, sports, entertainment and life sciences sectors; and Julia Davet Pazos handles patent prosecution and transactions.

Practice head(s):

Tatiana Campello


‘Very well-trained professionals, always willing to serve and understand others, quick return, pro-business profile.’

‘They have been acting for my client in trade mark applications across South America using their network of agents. They have done an excellent job, which was quick, cost effective and efficient.’

‘Tatiana Campello is a professional who stands out for her intelligence and understanding of clients’ needs. She is always willing to understand the problems, looking for solutions and alternatives that bring legal security to the client. Julia Davet Pazos is an excellent professional, her work is of the highest quality. Julia is the professional I would like to have on my team.’

‘Demarest’s Intellectual Property team is highly respected in the market. Special mention to Tatiana Campello, who is one of the best in the market.’

Key clients

Stoller do Brasil


BW Elliott

AO3/Sage Brasil

Sinovac Life Science

Oren Technologies

Google Brasil Internet

Hussmann do Brasil

Joy Global Group

Work highlights

  • Handles the entire trade mark portfolio of Stoller do Brasil.
  • Assisted Sinovac Life Science, the Chinese lab responsible for the development of a Covid-19 vaccine in collaboration with Instituto Butantan in Brazil, in the protection of the vaccine trade mark CORONAVAC in Brazil and Chile.
  • Assisting Google in a lawsuit for compensation for moral and material damages proposed by a renowned Brazilian artist, under the allegation that his work has been unduly reproduced in a video clip on YouTube.

Brazil > Life sciences Tier 3

The life sciences department at Demarest Advogados is 'highly qualified, updated and always on hand, even in times of crisis'. It balances a broad practice in the life sciences field, with expertise covering medicine, biotechnology, healthcare, cosmetics, animal health, e-cigarettes and nutrition. Camila Biral is well versed in both contentious and non-contentious matters; Claudio Mattos and Marina Zago are other key practitioners in the team. The firm is also gaining recognition for its diversity and inclusion initiatives, with one client commenting that 'the office is very innovative and in terms of diversity leads several initiatives that inspire and serve as an example for everyone'.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Aurélio; Claudio Mattos; Camila Biral; Tatiana Campello


Our company is attended by an extremely responsive, attentive and agile team. The professionals are always up-to-date, with an integrated and strategic view.’

The team led by partner Camila Biral is highly qualified, up to date and always ready, even in times of crisis when we need immediate responses. The level of work received is always excellent.’

The lawyers are deeply prepared, and know both the business and the understanding of the judiciary, pointing out risks and helping the company to make appropriate decisions at the right time.’

Luiz Fernando Santana: very prepared and competent. Maria Helena Bragaglia: super competent and prepared. Camila Biral: deeply knows the topics she takes care of and is super competent. Mauricio Levy: knows deeply the themes he handles, and is always available.’

Key clients


JT International Distribuidora de Cigarros



Blok Bioscience

La Prairie

Drogaria São Paulo

LKS Health

Zimmer Biomet

Work highlights

  • Assisting Bayer with regulatory aspects for the commercialisation of a chemical product used to control vectors that cause tropical diseases (ie Dengue).
  • Assisting Blok Bioscience with the import into Brazil of Covid-19 tests, including on complex regulatory matters.
  • Assisted Sinovac in the protection of the vaccine trade mark CORONAVAC in Brazil and Chile.

Brazil > TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy Tier 3

Demarest Advogados ‘provides great quality services related to LGPD and digital law‘. The firm covers all aspects of privacy issues, cybersecurity and data processing matters. Led by the ‘excellentTatiana Campello, the group has been particularly busy advising multinational clients whose businesses depend on the processing and analysis of large volumes of data on the new LGPD. Data privacy due diligence in the context of M&A is another area of focus for the team, which was recently strengthened by the arrival of co-head Eduardo Magrani, who specialises in digital law and AI. Cecília Cunha, who dedicates her practice to technology and data protection, joined from Tocantins & Pacheco Advogados – CTA in November 2020. Since publication, the practice has been strengthened further still with the February 2022 hire of Tomás Paiva, formerly head of TMT and data privacy at Mundie e Advogados.

Practice head(s):

Tatiana Campello; Eduardo Magrani


‘The biggest difference is the active participation of the partners in all phases of the service. Tatiana Campello is recommended.’

‘The work is excellent and the service is very fast. Tatiana Campello is great.’

‘Extensive technical knowledge. Attentive team that provides great quality services related to LGPD and digital law.’

‘Tatiana Campello is excellent.’

Key clients

Mercado Livre Group

Grupo ABC

Brazil > Transport: Aviation Tier 3

Demarest Advogados represents a wide cross-section of the aviation industry, including airlines, aircraft manufacturers, airports, catering suppliers and governmental bodies. The multidisciplinary team handles a range of matters, from corporate and financing deals through to regulatory and environmental advice. The disputes side of the practice covers liability claims as well as related insurance and accident defence disputes. Key team members include corporate partner Gabriel Ricardo Kuznietz. Luciana Goulart Penteado left the firm in September 2021.


‘Demarest understands the aviation regulatory bodies, and they have a preventive approach towards the numerous problems created by the consumer law and courts in Brazil. They are very responsive and and focused on clients needs. Also they have an economic approach towards litigation which avoids unnecessary costs to clients. They prepare very useful reports that help in house councel decision-making.’

Key clients

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras

Delta Airlines

Iberia Líneas Aéreas

Air Europa

Air France


LATAM Airlines Group

Aerolíneas Argentinas


Aerolíneas Cargo

Globalia Linhas Aéreas




Socicam Administração, Projetos e Representações

Work highlights

  • Advised Aerolíneas and Austral on the merger of Austral’s Brazilian branch into Aerolíneas’ Brazilian branch, in the context of a global corporate reorganisation.
  • Advising Air Europa on the drawing up and implementation of a business plan aiming to change the procedures related to airline ticket sales and the back office’s readjustment in accordance with new Law 14.034/2020.
  • Assisting Aerolíneas Argentinas on managing its legal process portfolio in Brazil, including day-to-day corporate assistance, as well as advising on its portfolio of product liability, tax, customer cases and administrative proceedings.

Brazil > White-collar crime and investigations Tier 3

Under the leadership of the highly regarded Fabyola En Rodrigues, Demarest Advogados' white-collar crime team has vast experience in investigations and criminal lawsuits involving allegations of financial, environmental and cybercrime offences. The team is also able to collaborate with the firm's experienced compliance team in investigations, and to provide assistance on criminal law and compliance risks involved in corporate transactions. The practice has a good track record acting for national and international clients in the engineering, chemicals, education and technology sectors, among others, with recent highlights including its representation of a client in an insider trading case, a rarity in Brazil. Other names to note include tax specialist Douglas Mota and associate Thais Karine Tereciano.

Practice head(s):

Fabyola En Rodrigues


They are very well prepared and updated with current issues and problems. They always bring recent experiences and cases.’

Fabyola En Rodrigues, Douglas Motta, Carlos Eduardo Orsolon, Marcello Pedroso, Marcelo Annunziata, Alexandre Ponce Insfran and Karen Sayuri Teruya are recommended.

Key clients

Andrade Gutierrez Engenharia

Skanska Brasil

Cardif BNP Paribas Group

Marte Engenharia


Norte Energia

Baumgart Group

Companhia de Ferro Ligas da Bahia – FERBASA

Teak Resources

Bacardi Martini do Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Work highlights

  • Acts in defence of a former executive of a major Brazilian company in an investigation into alleged practices of bid rigging and cartel formation.
  • Acts for the financial director of a company in a flagship insider trading case.
  • Represented a client in the retail sector in a case involving the misappropriation of money by former employees.

Energy and natural resources > Hydrocarbons Tier 4

The oil and gas department at Demarest Advogados focuses on work pertaining to transactions and regulatory issues, and often assists international clients in bidding rounds. It regularly acts in close collaboration with other firm-wide practices, including tax, competition, environment and litigation, to advise oil and gas players facing an array of legal challenges. Transactions related to onshore exploration and production and fuel distribution matters are other key areas of activity for the Rio de Janeiro-based team, which is led by ‘outstanding lawyerJoão Luis Almeida. The practice head has substantial experience in M&A and financing transactions in the sector, and Roberta Batalha is noted for regulatory and transactional work. Since publication, the firm was given a major boost by the arrival of David Meiler and Bárbara Bittencourt from Campos Mello Advogados, in October 2021.

Practice head(s):

João Luis Almeida


‘In addition to their excellent legal work, João Luis Almeida, the head of the team we worked with, demonstrated to be one of the most commercially oriented lawyers I have seen in my life. He helped us navigate very complex negotiations with internal and external stakeholders. Every single member of the team was super committed and had an extraordinary sense of interpersonal skills. All members of the team put the needs of their clients first with a strong focus on the individuals’ specific needs.’

‘Our principal interaction with Demerest was through João Luis Almeida. João and Demarest have provided legal support and leadership for several years where they advised on a myriad of complex acquisition and divestment, regulatory and transaction engagements. João is an outstanding individual and lawyer. I’ve worked with law firms across North America, South America and Europe and João and his team are on par or superior to other law firms.’

‘I am fully satisfied with the quality of the service provided, as well as the professionals participating in the processes that I consider to be top-notch.’

Key clients

Qatar Petroleum

Duna Energia

Royal Fic

Petrom Produção de Petróleo e Gás

Companhia de Gás do Estado de São Paulo – COMGAS

Associação das Distribuidoras de Combustíveis – Brasilcom

BR Distribuidora

World Fuel (Terrana)

Larco Comercial de Produtos de Petróleo

Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS)

Work highlights

  • Advised QPI Brasil Petróleo on the acquisition of blocks C-M-541, C-M-659 and C-M-713.
  • Assisted Duna Energia in the acquisition of a 100% participating interest in the rights and obligations derived from the concession contracts related to Redonda and Ponta do Mel Field.
  • Advised Petrom Produção de Petróleo & Gás on the acquisition of 50% participating interest of Rabo Branco Field.

Tax > Tax litigation Tier 4

The firm: Founded in 1948, Demarest is one of the most renowned law firms in Brazil and ranks among the largest firms in Latin America. Throughout its history, providing services in the most diverse practice areas of law, Demarest has always maintained a commitment to providing legal services of the highest standards of quality and excellence.

The firm’s multidisciplinary model contributes to the agility and effectiveness of its work, integrating its professionals and creating a synergy across all teams. Clients from all over the world are assisted in domestic and international transactions, with an organisational structure that has offices established in the major cities of Brazil and in New York.

Excellence: Demarest is one of the leading full-service corporate law firms in Brazil, with more than 70 years of experience in assisting clients from all over the world. The firm is constantly ranked as one of the most prestigious Brazilian transactional law firms considering the number of transactions carried out and value of deals. Clients recognise Demarest’s lawyers as trusted advisors. The quality of the firm’s performance can be attributed to how matters are approached strategically, and the lengths to which teams prepare before even the first action is taken. The firm’s division into ‘work cells’ enables lawyers to become deeply familiar with the cases and the clients that they are involved with, resulting in a service that is of international quality yet provided with a personal approach.

Citizenship: For Demarest, there is a strong belief that it is everyone’s duty to contribute and work towards creating a more equal and compassionate society. As a result, the firm has established partnerships with organisations committed to realising these values and promoting the foundations for well-being, education and social inclusiveness. Demarest is involved in projects that aim to strengthen the relationship of the firm with local communities.

By means of partnerships with ‘Instituto Pro Bono’ and the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, Demarest provides legal advice to non-governmental and non-profit organisations. The firm also contributes to research carried out by renowned institutions regarding pro bono work in Brazil, including TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono and Latin Lawyer Pro Bono Survey. Demarest prides itself on adhering to a strong and active Diversity and Inclusiveness programme, and firmly believes that this forms an essential part of the Demarest approach that enables sustainable and cost-effective business, which in turn contributes directly to the socioeconomic development at local and global levels. The firm therefore promotes a pluralistic work environment that is non-discriminatory, respectful, welcoming, innovation-driven, and that ultimately contributes to achieving business results.

International reach: Leadership, commitment to its clients and the local market, and continued professional development. These traits are the cornerstones that led to Demarest’s being selected as the sole Brazilian member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, and also a member of The Interlex Group and ELA. Besides certifying Demarest’s global service quality, these affiliations provide an extensive network of cooperation and sharing of information with leading member law firms around the globe and enables Demarest to take on the most challenging cross-border international transactions and litigation cases.

Demarest leverages its international capabilities by providing legal advice to international companies seeking to invest in Brazil, as well as Brazilian companies intending to open business units around the globe. The firm’s foreign desks have particular knowledge and expertise in specific regions such as China, France, Germany, Korea, Portugal, Spain and Latin America, in addition to its established relation with the European Community and North America.

Clients: Demarest is recognised for its ability, initiative and dedication to provide responsible, efficient and high quality legal services to all of its clients doing business in Brazil and abroad. The firm advises numerous multinational companies and the largest Brazilian groups in a vast range of industries, such as, but not limited to: 3M, Air France, Azul Linhas Aéreas, Bacardi-Martini, BMW, Boehringer Ingelheim,, BP, Braskem, British Telecom, Cencosud, Clariant, Deloitte, Diageo, Diebold-Nixdorf, Digital Realty, Dow, Eli Lilly, Goodyear, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Metro, Monsanto, Motorola, Nestlé, Netflix, Nike, Odebrecht, Pfizer, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reckitt Benckiser, Qatar Petroleum, Latam, Time Warner, Unilever, Universal Studios, Visteon, Volkswagen, Votorantim and others. The firm also advises clients in matters involving private equity, investments and sovereign funds such as Banco BTG Pactual, GIC – Sovereign Wealth Fund of Singapore, Invepar, Morgan Stanley, KKR, OTPP Board, Vinci Capital, Vinci Partners among others.

Partners (66): Ana Carolina Botto Audi, Ana Paula Schedel, Andoni Hernández, André Alarcon, Antonio Carlos Gonçalves, Bruna Pacheco, Bruno Aurélio, Bruno Drago, Camila Biral, Carlo Verona, Carlos Eduardo Orsolon, Cássia Pizzotti, Catarina Rodrigues, Celso Xavier, Cesar Rossi Machado, Christiano Chagas, Cláudio Mattos, Daniel Andreoli, Daniel Caramaschi, Douglas Mota, Edimara Wieczorek, Eduardo Magrani, Eloy Rizzo Neto, Fabio Braga, Fabyola En Rodrigues, Gabriel Kuznietz, Gisele Barra Bossa, Guilherme Fontes Bechara, Guilherme Vieira da Silva, João Luis Almeida, João Paulo Minetto, José Diaz, Joyl Gondim, Kátia Zambrano, Lucas Tavares Bueno, Luciana Prado, Luciana Tornovsky, Luiz Fernando Sant’Anna, Marc Stalder, Marcelo Annunziata, Marcelo Inglez de Souza, Marcello Pedroso, Marcia Cicarelli, Maria Helena Bragaglia, Maurício Barros, Maurício Levy, Mauro Luz, Milena Mundim, Mônica Matarazzo, Newton Marzagão, Paola Pugliese, Paulo Coelho da Rocha, Priscila Faricelli, Rafael Gagliardi, Renato Canizares, Rodrigo Campos, Rodrigo Damazio, Rosilane Costa Barros, Sílvio Venosa, Thereza Montoro, Tatiana Campello, Thiago Abiatar Lopes Amaral, Thiago Giantomassi, Thiago Maia, Thiago Sandim, Victor Lopes.

Main areas of practice: Agribusiness; arbitration; aviation; banking and finance; bankruptcy/restructuring; capital markets; competition/antitrust; compliance; contracts; corporate/M&A; corporate criminal law; data privacy and cybersecurity; environment; government relations; insurance and reinsurance; intellectual property and innovation; international trade/ WTO; labour and employment; life sciences; litigation; media, sports and entertainment; mining; oil and gas; power; product liability; projects/infrastructure; public law; real estate; shipping; social security; tax; telecommunications and technology; timberland investment; wealth and succession structuring and white-collar crime.

Mergers and Acquisitions, Aviation Gabriel Ricardo 11 3356 1547
Competition Bruno 11 3356 1776
White Collar Defense and Investigations Fabyola En 11 3356 1738
Commercial Agreements Cláudio 11 3356 1561
Mergers and Acquisitions Paulo 11 3356 1822
Mergers and Acquisitions Thiago 11 3356 2085
Arbitration and Litigation, Energy Rafael 11 3356 1576
Environment Luiz Fernando Sant' 11 3356 1518
Mergers and Acquisitions, International Trade/WTO José 11 3356 1549
Insurance and Reinsurance, Mergers and Acquisitions André 11 3356 1821
Intellectual Property and Innovation, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Tatiana 21 3723 9851
Labor and Employment Cássia 11 3356 1710
Litigation and Arbitration, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Celso 11 3356 1616
Oil and Gas João 21 3723 9804
Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate Lucas Tavares 11 3356 1791
Social Security Rodrigo 11 3356 1732
Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity Ana Carolina Botto 11 3356 2115
Commercial Agreements Ana Paula Pinheiro 11 3356 1892
Mergers and Acquisitions Andoni Hernandez 11 3356 2235
International Trade/WTO, Litigation and Arbitration Camila Biral Vieira da Cunha 11 3356 2178
Compliance, Litigation and Arbitration Carlo 11 3356 1954
Tax Carlos Eduardo Marino 11 3356 2186
Tax Catarina Rosa Rodriguescarodrigues@demarest.combr+55 11 3356 1619
Tax Christiano Chagas Monteiro de 11 3356 2004
Competition Daniel Oliveira 11 3356 1679
Tax Douglas 11 3356 1888
Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax Edimara Iansen 19 3123 4305
Banking and Finance Fabio de Almeida 11 3356 1668
Litigation and Arbitration, Restructuring and Bankruptcy Guilherme Fontes 11 3356 1763
Mergers and Acquisitions Guilherme Vieira da 21 3723 9821
Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions João Paulo Bueno 11 3356 1626
Mergers and Acquisitions Joyl Gondim de Alencar 11 3356 1957
Tax Katia Zambrano 11 3356 1545
Mergers and Acquisitions Luciana Monteiro Cossermelli 11 3356 1671
Social Security Marcello Pedroso 11 3356 1685
Intellectual Property and Innovation, Litigation and Arbitration Marcelo Junqueira Inglez de 11 3356 2177
Tax Marcelo Salles 11 3356 2187
Insurance and Reinsurance Marcia Cicarelli Barbosa de 11 3356 1825
Litigation and Arbitration, Consumer Law Maria Helena Ortiz Bragaglia 11 3356 2158
Labor and Employment Mauricio Rodrigo Tavares 11 3356 1908
Tax Mauro Ernesto Moreira 11 3356 1632
Litigation and Arbitration Newton Coca Bastos Marzagã 11 3356 1693
Competition Paola Regina 11 3356 2084
Tax Priscila Faricelli de Mendonç 11 3356 1716
Labor and Employment Renato 11 3356 2173
Tax Rodrigo Damazio de Miranda 21 3723 9824
Mergers and Acquisitions Thereza Maria Sarfert Franco 11 3356 1676
Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions Thiago Giantomassi 11 3356 1656
Mergers and Acquisitions, Mining Thiago Rodrigues 11 3356 2006
International Trade/WTO, Tax Victor Bovarotti 11 3356 1692
Litigation and Arbitration Silvio de Salvo 11 3356 2033
Public and Regulatory Bruno Auré 11 3356 1853
Compliance, Investigations Eloy Rizzo 11 3356 2240
Insurance and Reinsurance Luciana 11 3356 2056
Real Estate Marc 11 3356 1581
Competition Milena 11 3356 2092
Labor and Employment Mônica 11 3356 1663
Government Relations Antonio Carlos Guimarães Gonç 61 3243 1164
Intellectual Property and Innovation, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Eduardo 21 3723 9811
Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Bruna Toledo 11 3356 2167
Commercial Contracts, Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Daniel 19 3123-4309
Litigation and Arbitration Cesar Rossi 11 3356 2196
Tax Thiago Abiatar Lopes 11 3356 1571
Energy and Natural Resources Rosaline Costa 11 3356 1353
Tax Gisele Barra 11 3356 1809
Tax Maurico 11 3356 2150
Thiago Abiatar Lopes Amaral photo Thiago Abiatar Lopes AmaralPartner
Andre Alarcon  photo Andre Alarcon Partner
Ana Carolina Botto Audi  photo Ana Carolina Botto Audi Partner
Bruno Aurélio photo Bruno AurélioPartner
Gisele Barra Bossa  photo Gisele Barra Bossa Partner
Mauricio Barros  photo Mauricio Barros Tax Partner – Tax consulting and administrative litigation.
Guilherme Fontes Bechara photo Guilherme Fontes BecharaPartner
Camila Biral  photo Camila Biral Partner
Altamiro Boscoli  photo Altamiro Boscoli Partner
Maria Helena Bragaglia  photo Maria Helena Bragaglia Partner
Rodrigo Campos  photo Rodrigo Campos Partner
Renato Canizares  photo Renato Canizares Partner
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Christiano Chagas Monteiro de Melo  photo Christiano Chagas Monteiro de Melo Partner
Marcia Cicarelli  photo Marcia Cicarelli Partner
Paulo Coelho da Rocha  photo Paulo Coelho da Rocha Managing partner, Co-head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Luciana Cossermelli Tornovsky  photo Luciana Cossermelli Tornovsky Partner
Rosilane Costa Barros  photo Rosilane Costa Barros Partner in the Energy and Natural Resources practice area at Demarest, Rosilane…
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Rafael Gagliardi  photo Rafael Gagliardi Partner
Thiago Giantomassi  photo Thiago Giantomassi Partner
Joyl Gondim  photo Joyl Gondim Partner
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Andoni Hernández Bengoa  photo Andoni Hernández Bengoa Partner
Marcelo Inglez de Souza  photo Marcelo Inglez de Souza Partner
Gabriel Kuznietz  photo Gabriel Kuznietz Partner
Oswaldo Leite de Moraes  photo Oswaldo Leite de Moraes Partner
Maurício Levy  photo Maurício Levy Partner
Victor Lopes photo Victor Lopes
Mauro Luz  photo Mauro Luz Partner
Thiago Maia  photo Thiago Maia Partner
Newton Marzagão  photo Newton Marzagão Partner
Mônica Matarazzo  photo Mônica Matarazzo Partner
Claudio Mattos  photo Claudio Mattos Partner
Joao Paulo Minetto photo Joao Paulo MinettoPartner
Thereza Montoro photo Thereza MontoroPartner
Douglas Mota  photo Douglas Mota Partner
Milena Mundim photo Milena MundimPartner
Daniel Oliveira Andreoli  photo Daniel Oliveira Andreoli Partner
Carlos Eduardo Orsolon  photo Carlos Eduardo Orsolon Partner
Bruna Pacheco photo Bruna PachecoPartner
Marcello Pedroso  photo Marcello Pedroso Partner
Cássia Fernanda Pizzotti  photo Cássia Fernanda Pizzotti Partner
Luciana Prado  photo Luciana Prado
Paola Pugliese  photo Paola Pugliese Partner
Eloy Rizzo Neto  photo Eloy Rizzo Neto Partner
Catarina Rosa Rodrigues  photo Catarina Rosa Rodrigues Partner
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Marcelo Salles Annunziata  photo Marcelo Salles Annunziata Partner
Thiago Sandim photo Thiago SandimPartner
Ana Paula Pinheiro Schedel  photo Ana Paula Pinheiro Schedel Partner
José Setti Diaz  photo José Setti Diaz Managing partner
Marc Stalder  photo Marc Stalder Partner
Lucas Tavares Bueno  photo Lucas Tavares Bueno Partner
Silvio Venosa  photo Silvio Venosa Partner
Carlo Verona  photo Carlo Verona Partner
Celso Xavier  photo Celso Xavier Partner
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