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

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

Competition and antitrust Tier 4

Araújo e Policastro Advogados has carved out a niche in private follow-on damages litigation, a nascent area in Brazil's antitrust market, where it acts for claimants. In this context, practice head Bruno Lanna Peixoto works alongside international firms to advise on cross-border litigation. Ludmilla Martins and Carolina Pagotto Trevizo are key contacts at the associate level.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Itautec (Itausa)

GMW Advogados

Companhia de Tecidos Norte de Minas (Coteminas)

Comercial Brasileira de Aço (Cobraço)

Federação dos Hospitais do Estado de São Paulo

Sindicato da Construção Civil no Estado de Minas Gerais – Sinduscon/MG

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Well-established firm Araújo e Policastro Advogados has strong relationships with many clients, several of which have been working with the firm for decades. Among its recent areas of growth are M&A, cross-border disputes and succession planning. Camila da Motta Pacheco Alves de Araújo excels in M&A, general business law, infrastructure and regulatory matters; she co-heads the department alongside founding partner José Theodoro Alves de Araújo and senior partner José Paulo Bueno. Names to note at the associate level include Marina Pacheco de Araújo Paciullo, Júlio Cesar Domingues and Bárbara dos Santos Moreira.


Very good services. High quality expertise.

Key clients

Alcoa Corporation / Alcoa Alumínio

Amphenol Corporation

Cabot Corporation


Hospital Ana Costa

Lindsay Corporation



Rentokil Initial España

Telefonica on the Spot Soluções Digitais do Brasil

Labour and employment Tier 5

Araújo e Policastro Advogados offers a strong litigation and advisory service to employers from across a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, IT, recruitment, education and energy. Ana Lúcia Pinke Ribeiro de Paiva leads the team, which has significant expertise in defending against employee claims, providing corporate support, and advising on company reorganisations and employee benefits.

Tax Tier 5

Araújo e Policastro Advogados has a versatile tax team that handles a mix of strategic planning matters and judicial and administrative litigation at the municipal, state and federal levels. Corporate clients come from a wide range of sectors, and the firm also has good expertise advising family groups on cross-border tax issues. Sylvio Fernando Paes de Barros Júnior leads the team, which includes well-regarded associate Fernanda Botinha Nascimento and partner Fernanda Pereira Leite.


‘The strengths are: proactivity, timeliness, fair price, knowledge of the subject, good interpersonal relationship.’

‘The individuals we have worked with, are top in their field, with vast experience and committed to finding solutions to problems through viable alternatives.’

‘Fernanda Leite – An excellent relationship professional, with great knowledge in the tax litigation area, who always seeks alternatives to support the client.’

‘Fernanda Botinha – Highly technical professional, with great interpersonal skills, seeking alternatives to help the client, with a strategic vision to support their clients.’

Key clients

Lindt & Sprüngli (Brazil) Comércio de Alimentos

Lindt & Sprüngli (Brazil) Holding

GF Sistemas de Tubulações (George Fischer)

GF Machining Solutions Máquinas (George Fischer)

Axletech do Brasil Sistemas Automotivos

Confab Industrial / Tenaris Coating do Brasil

Confab Montagens

Movilex Recycling Group

Lyondellbasell Brasil


Basell Poliofelinas

Pan American Energy LLC

Ampenhol TFC

Cabot Corporation

Lindsay América do Sul

Multilaser Industrial

S&P Global Informações Do Brasil

Keysight Technologies Medição Brasil

Metalsa Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Autopeças

Metalsa Campo Largo Indústria e Comércio de Chassis

Companhia Agrícola e Pastoril Fazenda Rio Pardo

Sociedade Geral de Participações  – SGP

Deublin Juntas Rotativas de Precisão

Meritor do Brasil Sistemas Automotivos

Schaeffler do Brasil Embreagens

Penumbra Latin America Distribuidora de Equipamentos e Produtos Médicos

Meda Pharma lmportação e Exportação de Produtos Farmacêuticos

Lactalis do Brasil – Comércio, Importação e Exportação de Laticínios

Markem-Imaje Identificação de Produtos

Spirax Sarco Indústria e Comércio


Marketing Vision Consultoria em Comunicação e Eventos

Thornton Eletronica Eireli

Veolia Water Technologies Brasil

CB Richard Ellis SC

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
Dr José Paulo Bueno  photo Dr 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
Dra Ana Lúcia Pinke Ribeiro de Paiva  photo Dra Ana Lúcia Pinke Ribeiro de Paiva Partner
Mr Décio Policastro  photo Mr Décio Policastro Founding Partner
Partners : 11
Total staff : 72