Firm Profile > Almeida Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Almeida Advogados
417, 2° ANDAR

Public law Tier 4

The public procurement specialists at Almeida Advogados are active in the construction, energy and tech sectors, among others. Rafael Zinato Moreira and Leonardo Palhares lead the team, which also handles litigation involving government agencies.

Corporate and M&A Tier 5

With multiple offices across the country, Almeida Advogados has substantial geographic coverage, in addition to its international capabilities. It acts for well-known domestic and foreign companies, and has also carved out a niche for representing minority shareholders of large Brazilian companies. In recent work, founding partner André de Almeida and a team -working alongside a US firm- successfully represented the minority shareholders of Petrobras in a class action corruption lawsuit against Petrobras and its top executives. Elsewhere, Pedro Tinoco assisted Walmart with the closing of its stores and branches in Brazil. The multi-lingual Natalie Yoshida advises on corporate, contract, commercial and banking law.

Tax Tier 5

The 'very knowledgeable' and 'well-trained' lawyers at Almeida Advogados 'maintain a transparent relationship with the client'. The team acts for domestic and multinational companies - partcularly in the shipping, energy and tech sectors. Leonardo Vinicius Correia de Melo  is recommended. Homero dos Santos left for an in-house role at Louis Dreyfus.

Environment Tier 6

The seven-strong environmental group at Almeida Advogados recently assisted investment fund Permian Global with the development of nature conservation projects; and also advised Stericycle on renewing its license for hazardous waste transportation. Leonardo Palhares and Rafael Zinato Moreira are recommended.

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) Tier 7

The 'very experienced and prepared' litigation lawyers at Almeida Advogados are 'very easy to work with' and are 'always available and open to discuss'. The 'smart and experienced' André de Almeida, 'committed and organised' Leonardo Palhares, Andréa Seco and Danilo Facchini Gonçalves are recommended.

Transport and shipping

Almeida Advogados recently represented an offshore supplier in administrative charter-party disputes with Petrobras; and regularly assists cruise operator MSC Cruzeiros with accident response matters. 'Excellent maritime lawyer' Breno Garbois is 'attentive, accurate and commercially minded'.

Almeida Advogados is a full-service law firm with extensive operations in all aspects of corporate law, from advising businesses and structuring transactions to preventing disputes and undertaking litigation. Its headquarters are in São Paulo, with offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Recife, as well as active correspondents in the main cities of Brazil. The firm is internationally present via a global legal network. It is the Brazilian member of Globalaw, one of the ten major worldwide legal networks, comprising more than 110 law firms with over 4,500 lawyers in 165 cities worldwide.

Almeida Advogados was founded in June 2001, by André de Almeida. André, who is based in the São Paulo office, is currently the managing partner of the firm. In his late 20s, when he was working for a large Brazilian law firm, he decided to found his own firm. Almeida Advogados successfully grew over the years. As an international recognition, André was appointed president of the Inter-American Bar Association 2011/2012.

The firm advises both Brazilian and international clients in several contentious and non-contentious matters related to contracts, taxation, M&A, joint ventures, real estate (including rental lease agreements), consumer law, international agreements, labour law, shipping law, international trade, foreign investments in Brazil, international public and private law, infrastructure law, public law, environmental law, energy law, mining law, intellectual property, licensing, copyright, transfer of technology agreements, and litigation.

Almeida Advogados credit this expansion not only to the quality of the work that we offer, but also to our team’s commitment to personalized service, results-oriented, modern spirit, business vision, proactivity, clear communication and determination to shape the future of lawyering.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Law, M&A, Corporate Governance André de Almeida (11) 2714 6900
Dispute Resolution and Labour Andréa Seco (11) 2714 6900
Transport and Shipping Breno Garbois (21) 2223 1504
Criminal Compliance Cesar Caputo (11) 2714 6900
Advocacy, Governmental and Institutional Relations Daniela Christovão (11) 2714 6900
Corporate Law, M&A, Contracts David Andrew Taylor (21) 2223 1504
Mining and Environment Law Guilherme Doval (31) 3227 5566
Dispute Resolution Gustavo Henrique Faria (31) 3227 5566
Dispute Resolution Henrique Carmona (31) 3227 5566
Project and Infrastructure, Environment and Technology Law Leonardo Palhares (11) 2714 6900
Corporate Law, M&A, Corporate Gorvernance Leonardo Leite (11) 2714 6900
Tax Leonardo Melo (21) 2223 1504
Corporate Law, Life Science and Regulatory Law Norberto Pasquatti (11) 2714 6900
Corporate and International Law Paulo Bekin (11) 2714 6900
Intellectual Property, Corporate, and M&A Pedro Tinoco (11) 2714 6900
Public Law Rafael Zinato (21) 2223 1504
Tax Rodrigo Petry (11) 2714 6900
Other fee-earners : 80
Total staff : 250
English (fluent)
ABA (American Bar Association)
IBA (International Bar Association)
Contacts : 17