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.

Excellence, tradition and ethics: based on these principles, Araujo e Policastro Advogados has built its reputation as one of the most respected law firms in Brazil, with recognized experience in a full range of legal matters, especially in the corporate and international practices, throughout the Brazilian and international business and legal communities.

The firm’s professionals have studied in the most renowned universities in Brazil, the US and Europe and many have also worked at law firms in various countries. They perform up to the standards of the international legal community and are capable of meeting clients’ legal needs in a prompt and efficient manner and of providing accurate and comprehensive responses to clients’ inquiries.

By adhering to its vision of delivering personalised, high-quality services to its clients, the firm has been able to grow and diversify while maintaining its profile. The personal attention and hands-on involvement of the partners in the firm’s work has been one of the aspects of the practice most appreciated by clients.

The firm: Araujo e Policastro is a 55-year-old law firm and its head office is located in the city of Sao Paulo, one of Latin America’s main business and industrial hubs.

By the late 1960s, the firm had already developed its general corporate and litigation practices. Even before international legal practice in Brazil grew dramatically in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, the firm had developed an internationally-oriented practice.

Areas of work: The firm’s client base includes several large foreign companies doing business in Brazil in a vast range of activities, as well as leading Brazilian companies operating both in Brazil and worldwide. The firm represents multinationals and Brazilian companies in a wide range of industry sectors. Among its clients are companies in the energy, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, communication, mining, agriculture, automotive, construction sectors and financial institutions.

Araujo e Policastro has a proper structure to practice in several areas such as: corporate; banking and capital markets; infrastructure, regulatory and administrative law; energy; litigation, arbitration and compliance; labor; tax; environmental and sustainability; intellectual property and IT; international trade and customs law; sport and entertainment; competition and consumer relations; real estate; and family and succession.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Theodoro Araújo
Corporate José Paulo Bueno
Corporate Camila Araújo
Corporate Tania Mara Ferreira
Corporate Eduardo Fazoli
Corporate Letícia Simonetti Garcia
Corporate Erick Corvo
Energy Camila Araújo
Infrastructure, regulatory and administrative law Camila Araújo
Tax Sylvio Paes de Barros Jr
Banking and capital markets Theodoro Araújo
Litigation, arbitration and compliance Sylvio Paes de Barros Jr
Securities Litigation and Minority Shareholder Litigation Theodoro Araújo
Securities Litigation and Minority Shareholder Litigation Bruno L Peixoto
Antitrust and competition Bruno L Peixoto
Labor Ana Lúcia Pinke R de Paiva
Real estate Sylvio Paes de Barros Jr
Real estate Erick Corvo
Sport and entertainment José Paulo Bueno
Other fee-earners : 32
Total staff : 89
Contacts : 13