Firm Profile > Araújo e Policastro Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Araújo e Policastro Advogados
758 4TH FLOOR, ITAIM BIBI 04542-000

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

The 'pragmatic and responsive' team at Araújo e Policastro Advogados 'works together excellently' and is particularly noted for its 'great commercial know-how'. It draws on a long history in the market and in advising on corporate transactions, and many of its clients have been working with the team for over a decade. Succession planning and corporate disputes are additional areas of expertise. Eduardo Correa Fazoli is an 'outstanding lawyer', and José Theodoro Alves de Araújo, Camila da Motta Pacheco Alves de Araújo and associate Marina Pacheco de Araújo Paciullo receive plaudits for their 'seriousness, dedication and honesty'. The team was further bolstered by the arrival of Letícia Simonetti Garcia from Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados in 2018.

Competition and antitrust Tier 5

Under the leadership of Bruno Lanna Peixoto, Araújo e Policastro Advogados focuses on private antitrust enforcement and follow-on recovery actions for cartel damages - a new but burgeoning field for Brazil - and has established an international practice. Ludmilla Martins is a name to note at the associate level.

Labour and employment Tier 5

Under the leadership of Ana Lúcia Pinke Ribeiro de PaivaAraújo e Policastro Advogados advises companies and high-level employees on litigation and non-contentious employment matters. Senior associate Flavia Sulzer Augusto Dainese often plays a role in the department's key cases.

Tax Tier 5

Araújo e Policastro Advogados has maintained a core tax practice since the firm was established, and many of its clients have been working with the firm for decades. The firm's broad offering means its tax partners can form multidisciplinary groups with colleagues to advise on tax, litigation, corporate and competition issues. Sylvio Fernando Paes de Barros Júnior heads the department, which counts several experienced associates, including Fernanda Botinha Nascimento.

Araújo e Policastro Advogados has built a reputation as one of the most respected law firms in Brazil, with a long-standing reputation for excellence in various areas of legal practice. Over 55 years of practice, founding partners Theodoro Araújo and Décio Policastro have been successful in keeping to the firm’s original goal: providing its clients with the highest quality legal services in a professional, creative and practical manner. Araújo e Policastro, founded in 1962, is a full-service law firm with headquarters in the city of São Paulo, Latin America’s main business and industrial centre.

The firm’s core practices are international corporate law, contracts, M&A and tax, which are complemented by numerous specialty areas, including insurance, banking, finance and capital markets, antitrust, competition and cartel, infrastructure, regulatory and public law, privatisations and concession of public services, energy, oil and gas, mining and natural resources, roads, ports and airports, telecommunications, intellectual property, information technology and data protection, litigation and arbitration, international trade, labour, real estate, environmental, consumer protection laws, healthcare and life sciences, wealth and succession planning, family law, trusts and estates.

The firm’s attorneys have studied in the finest institutions in Brazil and many have also attended specialist courses or master of laws programmes in the US and Europe, and worked for law firms abroad. They perform to the standards of the international legal community for a prompt and efficient practice dealing with clients’ legal and business needs.

By keeping up the vision of delivering personal and high-quality services to its clients, Araújo e Policastro has been able to grow and diversify without losing focus on its original profile and goals. The personal attention and hands-on involvement of the partners in the legal work have been the clients’ most appreciated aspect of the firm. Araújo e Policastro’s carefully planned growth and focus on the quality of its legal practice has resulted in a sound reputation across the Brazilian and worldwide business and legal communities.

The firm continues to progress its strategic policies of continued growth, but without becoming less efficient in its provision of quality legal services. The expansion movements are a result of the growing demand for legal services and the glance of areas of high growth potential or which require high specialisation, such as antitrust and international litigation and trade. The hiring of highly skilled professionals, with wide expertise and solid careers, reflects our expansion strategy, which is to have the best talented professionals, and to offer services of the highest quality. “With our structure and tradition in the corporate area, I understand that we can expand our legal services to a global market which is increasingly dynamic and demanding,” says Theodoro Araújo, co-founder of the firm.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Camila Araújo +55 11 30495700
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Camila Araújo  photo Mrs Camila Araújo Managing Partner
Mr Theodoro Araújo  photo Mr Theodoro Araújo Partner
Mrs Regina Bisson  photo Mrs Regina Bisson Of counsel
Mr José Paulo Bueno  photo Mr José Paulo Bueno Partner
Dr Eduardo Correa Fazoli  photo Dr Eduardo Correa Fazoli Partner
Mr Bruno L. Peixoto  photo Mr Bruno L. Peixoto Partner
Dra Tania Mara Ferreira  photo Dra Tania Mara Ferreira Partner
Dr Sylvio Paes de Barros Jr.  photo Dr Sylvio Paes de Barros Jr. Partner
Dra Fernanda Pereira Leite  photo Dra Fernanda Pereira Leite Partner
Mrs Ana Lúcia Pinke Ribeiro de Paiva  photo Mrs Ana Lúcia Pinke Ribeiro de Paiva Partner
Mr Décio Policastro  photo Mr Décio Policastro Founding Partner
Partners : 11
Total staff : 72