Firm Profile > Almeida Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Almeida Advogados
AV. PRESIDENTE VARGAS
417, 2° ANDAR
20071-003 RIO DE JANEIRO RJ
Brazil

Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Brazilian and international companies turn to Almeida Advogados for assistance in sales, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. The firm has also developed a significant practice advising minority shareholders. André de Almeida heads the department, which also includes corporate, commercial, IP and internet law expert Pedro Tinoco. However, since publication Leonardo Palhares has moved to international firm Kobre & Kim.

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Testimonials

A very good team that can think out-of-the-box, keeping a steady grip on the technical side of each case.

Key clients

Cargo Systems

Citeluz Serviços de Iluminação

Energ Power

Mistui Japan

Fis Group

Gafisa

H Homoterapia Brasil

Mahle Metal Leve

Mina do Gama

Reachlocal Brasil Serviços de Tecnologia da Informação em Marketing

Recifceco

Environment Tier 5

Combining public and administrative law expertise with litigation experience, Almeida Advogados provides strategic assistance to clients in relation to environmental licensing, civil investigations and public prosecutions. The team has a strong track record in waste management (particularly regarding reverse logistics), as well as advisory experience regarding the environmental aspects of infrastructure projects, particularly in the agribusiness, mining and tourism sectors. The practice is led by André de Almeida and Rafael Zinato Moreira; however, since publication, fellow former-co-head Leonardo Palhares has moved to international firm Kobre & Kim.

Testimonials

‘The team has a very high technical maturity and is greatly committed to achieving the best results on behalf of clients.’

Key clients

Alesat Combustíveis

Stericycle Gestão Ambiental

BRK Ambiental

Blaser Swisslube

INESFA

Companhia Fabril Mascarenhas

Solvi Participações

Bom Negócio Atividades de Internet

HAZTEC Tecnologia e Planejamento Ambiental

Evoltz Participações

Ate IV – São Mateus Transmissora de Energia

Foxx URE BA

Public law Tier 5

Almeida Advogados' team specialises in environmental law, where it assists clients with litigation as well as non-contentious public and administrative law issues. Some of its notable areas of practice include advising on environmental licensing, reverse logistics and waste management issues, and in civil investigations and public prosecutions. The eight-strong practice group is under the joint leadership of André de Almeida and Rafael Zinato Moreira; however, former fellow co-head, Leonardo Palhares, moved to Kobre & Kim in November 2020.

Testimonials

‘Almeida Advogados has a great responsiveness which nowadays is highly appreciated.’

‘Almeida Advogados as a whole is a consistent, honest and sophisticated law firm, with the ability to work in Portuguese and English.

‘Victoria Francesca Buzzacaro Antongini is my main contact. Her kind attention, creativity and professionalism were appreciated.’

Key clients

Alesat Combustíveis

Stericycle Gestão Ambiental

BRK Ambiental

Blaser Swisslube

INESFA

Companhia Fabril Mascarenhas

Solvi Participações

Bom Negócio Atividades de Internet

HAZTEC Tecnologia e Planejamento Ambiental

Evoltz Participações

Ate IV – São Mateus Transmissora de Energia

Foxx URE BA

Tax Tier 5

Almeida Advogados is commended for its personalised service, which encompasses both strategic and contentious matters. The team is jointly led by Leonardo Vinicius Correia de Melo and Rodrigo Petry Terra out of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, respectively. Tax litigation, direct and indirect tax advice and corporate tax planning remain high on the agenda, particularly for clients in the agribusiness, energy and transportation sectors.

Testimonials

‘Almeida Advogados is a law firm focused in delivering personalized solutions, which demonstrates that they are always in touch with the clients and thinking about new solutions.’

‘Almeida Advogados tax team is very capable, knowledgeable and fast on responding requests. What makes their practice unique is the interest in knowing more about the business and providing tailor made solutions based on the business needs.’

‘Rodrigo Petry Terra is a very committed, accurate, commercially-oriented and transparent lawyer. Also, his knowledge about our industry sector and his tax expertise is quite remarkable. He is our main point of contact for tax matters and we consider him to be an excellent service provider.’

‘Leonardo Melo is a team player, although he is an outside legal advisor, he knows deeply our business, has a very deep knowledge in the tax cases he handles, and he always goes an extra mile when looking into a tax matter.’

Key clients

Biosev – Biosev Bioenergia

Empresa de Navegação Elcano

Sun Chemical do Brasil

Raízen Araraquara Açúcar e Álcool

Brf

Guarani

Fábrica Carioca de Catalisadores

Schweitzer-Mauduit do Brasil Indústria e Comércio De Papel

Hidrotérmica

Msc Cruzeiros Do Brasil

Blaser Swisslube Do Brasil

Klockner Pentaplast do Brasil

Waters Technologies Do Brasil

FLC Industria e Comércio de Plasticos (Grupo Locomotiva)

Ito1 Soluções Em Tecnologia

Tereos Amido e Adoçantes

Cma Cgm do Brasil Agência Marítima

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 7

Almeida Advogados regularly represents domestic and international clients in corporate and shareholder disputes. The practice is also proficient in litigation involving real estate, insurance, financial and contractual issues, among other areas. Andréa Seco is proficient in civil and commercial matters. Domestic and foreign companies seek Henrique Carmona do Amaral’s representation in strategic litigation. André de Almeida is another key point of contact in the team.

Key clients

Paulista Saúde

MSC Cruzeiros Do Brasil

Alpex Alumínio

Aerovias de México – Aeroméxico

Hughes Telecomunicações do Brasil

Alesat Combustíveis

Edding International GmbH

Gusa Nordeste

Stericycle Gestão Ambiental

Mahle Behr Gerenciamento Térmico Brasil

Mahle Metal Leve

Oil Group

MSC Shipping Consórcio Aquamec

Transport and shipping

Almeida Advogados fields an experienced team, with a strong emphasis on maritime, insurance and international law disputes. As well as the commercial cargo side of the market, its lawyers also have good expertise in advising major cruise ship operators. Breno Garbois leads the well-regarded team.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Breno Garbois is always available, have a great legal knowledge and manages its team very well to deliver the expected work.’

Key clients

Cargill agricola

Louis dreyfus company

Sbm offshore

Wilson sons offshore

Consorcio rohr fast

Grupo bravante

Starnav serviços marítimos

Camorim serviços marítimos

Cma cgm

Baru offshore

After successfully working at large law firms, and before turning 30, André de Almeida founded Almeida Advogados in 2001. Initially focused on M&A and corporate restructuring, he quickly saw the potential for a firm committed to exceptional value-added services in all areas of corporate law. Thus began Almeida Advogados and its niche in advising Brazilian and international companies on corporate law, alternative dispute resolution and general litigation matters.

Having grown exponentially, the law firm now has over 250 professionals at its offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Recife. We credit this expansion to our team’s commitment to personalized service, modern spirit and determination to shape the future of lawyering.

Our CEO: André de Almeida is the CEO and Founding Partner at Almeida Advogados, a full-service law firm with offices throughout Brazil. André is a former professional cyclist who lived and trained in Warsaw, Poland, twice earning the distinction of Brazilian biking champion. He also placed seventh at the Pan-American Championship in Chile. He competed in two world championships (Colorado Springs, U.S.A., and Athens, Greece), and almost went to the Barcelona Olympics, until an accident months earlier that took him out of the running. Following his time as a professional athlete, he went on to work at large law firms in Brazil and New York, and also served as in-house counsel at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. With great entrepreneurial spirit, André founded his own firm, which has experienced exponential growth. Today, over 250 professionals work at the firm’s offices (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Recife). André’s practice areas include corporate law, commercial law, M&A, compliance and competition law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Law, M&A, Corporate Governance André de Almeida almeida@almeidalaw.com.br (11) 2714 6900
Dispute Resolution and Labour Andréa Seco aseco@almeidalaw.com.br (11) 2714 6900
Transport and Shipping Breno Garbois bgarbois@almeidalaw.com.br (21) 2223 1504
Compliance and Corporate Governance David Andrew Taylor dataylor@almeidalaw.com.br (21) 2223 1504
Shipping Flávia Melo fmelo@almeidalaw.com.br (21) 2223 1504
Mining and Environment Law Guilherme Doval gcdoval@almeidalaw.com.br (31) 3227 5566
Dispute Resolution Henrique Carmona hcamaral@almeidalaw.com.br (31) 3227 5566
Project and Infrastructure, Environment and Technology Law Leonardo Palhares lpalhares@almeidalaw.com.br (11) 2714 6900
Corporate Law, M&A, Corporate Gorvernance Leonardo Leite lleite@almeidalaw.com.br (11) 2714 6900
Tax Leonardo Melo lcmelo@almeidalaw.com.br (21) 2223 1504
Corporate Law, Life Science and Regulatory Law Norberto Pasquatti npasquatti@almeidalaw.com.br (11) 2714 6900
Corporate and International Law Paulo Bekin pbekin@almeidalaw.com.br (11) 2714 6900
Intellectual Property, Corporate, and M&A Pedro Tinoco pgtinoco@almeidalaw.com.br (11) 2714 6900
Public Law Rafael Zinato rzmoreira@almeidalaw.com.br (21) 2223 1504
Tax Rodrigo Petry rpterra@almeidalaw.com.br (11) 2714 6900
Tax Talita Pimenta Félix tpfelix@almeidalaw.com.br (11) 2714 6900
Number of Lawyers : 56
Total Staff : 108
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