Mr Raphael Moreira Espírito Santo > Veirano Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Veirano Advogados
SP 04538-133

Work Department

Commercial Contracts and Real Estate




Raphael Moreira Espírito Santo is a São Paulo-based partner and focuses his practice on all aspects of real estate and development transactions.

Mr. Espírito Santo has more than 10 years of experience in the real estate practice, advising on various real estate transactions, representing Brazilian and foreign investment groups and companies, from countries as diverse as the United States, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Mexico. Clients rely upon his exceptional knowledge of and track record in the dynamic real estate construction and development market in Brazil.

Companies value Mr. Espirito Santo’s strategic counsel on real estate issues, including structuring of real estate development projects, activities related to real estate investment fund creation and the structuring of hospitality and leisure assets. He also handles drafting of construction agreements, built-to-suit, sale and lease back transactions. He regularly coordinates real estate audits to evaluate the real estate holdings of corporations.

Mr. Espírito Santo began his career as a trainee of the tax area at Veirano Advogados. After graduation from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) he became a partner in a local firm and expanded its practice to real estate, civil litigation, tax and public law. He served as the managing partner of this firm for four years. In 2007 Mr. Espírito Santo refocused his practice on the real estate area and subsequently joined Veirano.


English, Portuguese and Spanish


Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo


Financial and Tax Law Course, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Rio de Janeiro, 2004

LL.B, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), 2003

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Real estate

Quality in delivery, strategic structuring, creative solutions‘ are all hallmarks of Veirano Advogados‘ highly rated real estate team, which provides ‘fast service and knowledge of the market‘. The firm has a good track record representing private and public sector clients, including advice to the Federal Government on the privatisation of public assets. Investment funds and corporates regularly instruct the practice on investments into, most recently, logistics, office and retail assets. Hospitality, healthcare and residential property mandates also feature heavily in the firm’s contentious and non-contentious workload. The practice is jointly led by Rodrigo de Castro (highlighted by a client as ‘one of the best real estate lawyers in the country‘) and Raphael Moreira Espírito Santo, who ‘deserves compliments for his creativity and agility in resolving conflicts‘. Counsel Bruno Aronne has also established a good reputation.