Mr Raphael de Cunto > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 01455-906
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Work Department

Technology, Telecommunications, and Corporate, M&A.




Raphael de Cunto has extensive experience representing technology companies in their regulatory, data privacy and corporate needs. He is also active in M&A and licensing transactions.
He worked as a foreign associate at Fasken Martineau Walker – Canada (1988-89) and Cravath, Swaine & Moore (1993-94).


Portuguese and English.


Brazilian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications Law (ABDI).
Former president of the Brazilian Computer and Telecom Law Association (ABDTIC).


LL.M. from the New York University – 1993;
​Bachelor’s Degree  in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) – 1985.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business

With over three decades’ experience in technology law, Pinheiro Neto Advogados handles the gamut of matters for a strong international and domestic client base active in the IT, financial services, e-commerce and life sciences sectors. Offering a blend of IP, corporate, employment, tax and litigation services, the practice is particularly well regarded for its credentials in regulatory and contentious matters, representing some of the largest multinational tech players in high-stakes administrative and judicial cases; recently the firm has been particularly active in proceedings involving the dissemination of fake news on internet platforms. Transactional work is also at the core of the department, which is often retained by payment services, banking and fintech companies in the structuring of their deals and operations in the country. Raphael de Cunto focuses on matters in the technology and media spaces, while André Zonaro Giacchetta is recommended for IP litigation. José Mauro Decoussau Machado handles transactional and contentious matters in the tech sector, and Larissa Galimberti specialises in the structuring of new products, services and platforms for e-commerce, marketplace, banking, healthtech, fintech, AI, Internet of Things(IoT), media and Software as a Service (SaaS) clients. Technology specialist Ciro Torres Freitas offers advisory and contentious support to internet application providers and other tech-related businesses. Senior associate Augusto Bittencourt Vieira is also noted.

Brazil > TMT: Media

With experience in all core segments, including digital and social media, advertising, visual arts and sports, Pinheiro Neto Advogados‘ media and entertainment practice manages a balanced workload, where financing and M&A transactions feature alongside IP matters, performance rights, production agreements and marketing contracts. The group is also adept at advising on contentious matters, administrative proceedings and regulatory issues in this space. José Mauro Decoussau Machado possesses extensive experience in IP litigation and transactional work. Raphael de Cunto is a key relationship partner for technology and gaming clients, and André Zonaro Giacchetta is skilled in litigation involving the worlds of advertising and entertainment. At the associate level, Gustavo Gonçalves Ferrer focuses on contentious mandates in the media and entertainment sector. Tally Smitas and recently promoted partner Carlos Strasburg assist with IP-related media matters. Márcio Junqueira Leite maintains a broad practice spanning commercial litigation, IP, technology, media and entertainment law.