Veirano Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Firm Profile

Veirano Advogados
Av. Bartolomeu Mitre
770 – Leblon

City focus - Brasilia > Tax Tier 1

The Brasília-based tax team at Veirano Advogados showcases notable strength in contentious matters, particularly cases before the Supreme Federal Court (STF) and administrative proceedings before the Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (CARF). The group, which often collaborates with the São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre offices, is also engaged by domestic and international companies in tax consultancy mandates. Marcelo Reinecken is counsel of choice for several clients from the telecoms, tobacco, pharmaceutical, IT and agribusiness sectors. Associates Rafael De Paula Gomes and Renata Joner focus on tax and customs litigation before judicial and administrative courts.

Practice head(s):

Marcelo Reinecken


‘A law firm of excellence. Acts as a business partner and not just as lawyers and consultants. They are always guiding us and pointing out safe and reliable directions so that we can achieve our goals. They are always willing to assist us and have quick and accurate responses.’ 

‘Rafael De Paula Gomes stands out for his knowledge and experience, helping us a lot in administrative and judicial litigation.’

Key clients

Autotrac Comércio e Telecomunicações

Philip Morris

Band – Rádio e Televisão Bandeirantes

Albaugh Brasil

Olam Agrícola



Tecnologia Bancária


Santos Brasil Participações

Work highlights

  • Retained by Philip Morris to question the charge of ICMS on the transportation of cargo that was stolen after leaving the taxpayer’s establishment.
  • Represented Sencinet Brasil Serviços de Telecomunicações in both administrative and judicial litigation regarding VAT over telecoms and related services provided to key private and governmental entities.
  • Represented Tecnologia Bancária in seeking the prevention of the collection of service tax (ISS) over the company’s data management activities.

Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy)

With extensive experience in the generation, transmission, distribution and commercialisation of power, Veirano Advogados advises industry players on project development and finance, contracts, M&A, tax, regulatory issues and litigation. It particularly stands out for its presence in the renewable energy space, where it assists clients in M&A transactions, distributed generation and in the negotiation of supply, construction, operation and maintenance agreements for solar and wind projects. Daniel Engel maintains a broad practice, but is especially active in renewable generation projects. He jointly leads the team with Ana Carolina Barretto, a key contact for financings, and Alberto Büll, who joined as a partner from 2W Energia in November 2022 and brings a wealth of experience in administrative proceedings and power sector auctions. Associate Paola Oliveira has notable expertise in contracts, public and regulatory law, with a particular emphasis on power generation, while Luísa Tortolano Barreto is singled out for her experience in sector-related M&A and regulatory matters. The team was strengthened by the arrival of energy specialists Fabio Di Lallo, Livia Amorim and Juliana Melcop from Souto Correa Advogados in October 2023.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Engel; Ana Carolina Barretto; Alberto Büll

Key clients


Scatec Solar

GE Wind

GD Sun

Comerc Comercializadora

Cobra Energia

Abaeté Investimentos

Ferroport Logística


Acciona Energia

Yinson Renewables

X-Elio Energy

Engie Brasil Energia

Argo Energia

Norsk Hydro


CPFL Energia

Cemig Geração e Transmissão



Lightsource BP

B3 – Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão

Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group)

Compass Gás e Energia

Grupo Gransolar / PV Hardware

BP Gas Marketing Limited

Nordex Acciona

Sunco Capital

2W Energia

Green Enesys Holdings

GreenYellow do Brasil Energia e Serviços


Exus Management Partners

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ferroport in the negotiation and structuring of a power self-generation structure.
  • Advised Cemig Geração e Transmissão on the review and negotiation of 11 EPC and supply agreements for the participation in two transmission auctions held by ANEEL in 2022.
  • Assisted Alunorte in the negotiation and structuring of a power self-generation structure subject to a US dollar-denominated financing by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Energy and natural resources > Mining Tier 1

Based in Rio de Janeiro, Veirano Advogados‘ mining team has the breadth of expertise to handle a tremendous range and volume of transactional, regulatory, projects and contentious work for a variety of industry players. The firm – a first choice for high-end mining assets transactions, project financing, and administrative proceedings – stands out for its capabilities in cross-border mining deals, often working in collaboration with market-leading firms in Canada, the US, Latin America, Europe and Australia. Practice head Pedro Garcia, whose experience covers commercial agreements and environmental issues, is a name to note for multi-jurisdictional deals; he oversees the mining group, which benefits from a close relationship with the firm’s real estate, tax, environmental and IP departments. Associate Antonio Albani Siqueira routinely advises on the structuring, implementation and operation of mining projects throughout the country.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Garcia

Key clients

Gold Fields

Goldman Sachs

South Star Battery Metals

Orion Resource Partners (USA)

Norsk Hydro Group

Yara Brasil Fertilizantes

Aclara Resources

Vox Royalty

Equinox Gold

International Materials

Ore Investments

Anglogold Ashanti Córrego do Sítio Mineração

Kinross Gold Corporation

Galápagos Capital

BMO Capital Markets

Imerys do Brasil Comércio de Extração de Minérios

Lundin Mining Corporation

Águia Fertilizantes

Fomento do Brasil Mineração

Bolt Mineração


Columbus Gold

UMS United Mining Services Group

Maverix Metals

Hoschild Mining



Work highlights

  • Advised Goldman Sachs on the offering by Ero Copper Corp of $400m of Senior Notes due 2030, which were unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by Ero’s Mineração Caraíba subsidiary.
  • Advised South Star Battery Metals on the definitive metals purchase and sale agreement entered with Sprott Private Resource Streaming and Royalty (B) Corp.
  • Assisting Orion Resource Partners and Vox Royalty in all legal aspects related to the potential acquisition of the Anglo American debentures related to the Minas Rio iron ore project, in the context of the MMX bankruptcy proceedings.

Brazil > Labour and employment Tier 1

Veirano Advogados fields a market-leading labour practice praised for its 'excellent legal knowledge' of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters. With a strong profile in individual and collective labour claims, the practice is also well positioned to advise on collective bargaining agreements, M&A transactions and the restructuring of compensation schemes. Compliance and investigations are other regular engagements for the group, which often works in close collaboration with the firm's corporate and tax experts. National practice leader Luiz Antonio dos Santos Junior is noted for his ‘proactive and strategic approach to dealing with legal challenges’ faced by domestic and international clients; his areas of expertise cover consulting and litigation matters. Cristian Divan Baldani frequently handles individual and collective labour claims, investigations and public civil actions. Jose Carlos Wahle brings over 20 years of experience in litigation, employee transfers, compensation and benefits policies, while senior partner Luiz Guilherme Migliora excels in complex contentious matters. Flavia Azevedo is a key contact for oil and gas clients. Recently promoted partner Bruno Leandro Palhares Perez focuses on lawsuits brought by executives and class actions.

Practice head(s):

Luiz Antonio dos Santos Junior; Cristian Divan Baldani


‘We were successful in 90% of the labour lawsuits filed by Veirano, which is a very positive and satisfactory result. The lawyers have legal knowledge and good prioritisation skills, keeping in touch by various means (email, WhatsApp, phone calls) in order to address urgent matters.’

‘Excellent legal knowledge, and familiar with judges’ profiles, which contributes to the elaboration of defence strategies.’

‘The service is carried out in a very personal and unique way by the partners who are always available, as well as the team. The services provided are of excellent quality.’

‘Luiz Antonio is an experienced and highly qualified lawyer. He is known for his proactive and strategic approach to dealing with legal challenges, always looking for innovative and effective solutions.’

‘Luiz Antonio dos Santos Junior and Bruno Perez stand out for their excellent technical expertise and availability.’

‘Veirano’s strategic and multidisciplinary vision is a differentiator.’

Key clients

99 Tecnologia (DiDi Chuxing Group)

Toyota Boshoku do Brasil

Bristow Group

MRS Logística

Vigor Alimentos

Banco Mercantil do Brasil

Lalamove Tecnologia Brasil

Renaissance do Brasil Hotelaria

Real e Benemérita Associação Portuguesa de Beneficência

Fundação Petros de Seguridade Social

Work highlights

  • Advised Lalamove Tecnologica Brasil on a public civil class action requesting the court to declare that drivers must be classified as employees and the award of collective moral damages.
  • Advised 99 Tecnologia on approximately 1,500 individual labour claims.
  • Advised Banco Mercantil do Brasil on a public civil action requesting the court to review possible structural harassment against employees of one of the bank’s branches.

Brazil > Real estate Tier 1

With ‘in-depth technical knowledge’ across a wide range of urban and rural asset classes, Veirano Advogados  is ‘undoubtedly one of the best law firms in the country for real estate projects’. The ‘approachable and extremely attentive’ lawyers regularly assist both private and public sector clients, including investment funds and companies, in an array of contentious and non-contentious mandates involving the commercial, offices, logistics, hospitality, healthcare, and residential segments. Practice co-head Rodrigo de Castro, whose ‘ability to resolve legal issues‘ is praised by clients, handles a variety of transactional, development and contentious matters. The ‘very pro-businessRaphael Moreira Espírito Santo is skilled at advising on construction contracts, build-to-suit agreements and litigation. Gisela Miranda is experienced in development projects, while the ‘extremely technical and attentive’ counsel Bruno Aronne is recommended for litigation, lease agreements and land use issues. Erika Marinho is noted for her ‘great knowledge of municipal laws’.

Practice head(s):

Raphael Moreira Espirito Santo; Rodrigo de Castro


‘Veirano Advogados is undoubtedly one of the best law firms in the country for real estate projects. The team’s lawyers have in-depth technical knowledge of the most diverse real estate issues, from urban real estate development to the exploration of rural properties for energy projects.’

‘In addition to their technical qualifications, the real estate lawyers are highly prepared to serve the client. Raphael Moreira is very pro-business, and always seeks creative solutions to overcome the obstacles encountered, without, however, failing to observe all the legal aspects and details to bring all the necessary legal comfort to his client.’

‘Veirano Advogados has great real estate lawyers, who stand out for their technical knowledge and excellent interpersonal relationships. They are approachable and extremely attentive, and always offer the best solution for the client.’

‘Bruno Aronne is extremely technical and attentive. Rodrigo Castro has great knowledge of the positions of notary offices and property registration. He is the lawyer I trust the most for opinions and guidance regarding registration doubts. Erika Marinho has great knowledge of  municipal laws.’

‘Rodrigo de Castro’s dedication and ability to resolve legal issues is impressive. I would go so far as to say that he is the best and most dedicated lawyer I have ever worked with. The team is always available with a responsiveness and quality of service delivered far above average.’

‘Rodrigo de Castro is a born leader. In addition to being super knowledgeable, he is very practical and has the ability to lead negotiations and make deals feasible, something difficult to find in professionals with a lot of theoretical knowledge. He is supported by two excellent seniors, Erika Marinho and the super qualified Bruno Aronne.’

Key clients

Cerberus South America


Multiplan Empreendimentos

Brookfield Properties

Jive Asset Management

Blue Macaw

Brazil Hospitality Group – BHG Hotels


Porto do Açu Operações (Grupo Prumo Logística / Anglo American)

The World Bank Group

Soho House

Caixa Econômica Federal

Malls Brasil Plural FII

AngloGold Ashanti

Amil Saúde (UnitedHealth Group – UHG)

Voltalia Energia do Brasil

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ylumak, a joint venture between the  local developers Lucio, AMY and Omar Maksoud, in the acquisition of the Infinity building.
  • Advised Brookfield Properties, through a Brazilian real estate investment fund PDC II Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário, administrated by Banco Genial, on the acquisition of Sucupira Tower, a commercial tower in the City of São Paulo.
  • Assisting Voltalia with the implementation of a new agreement model (Surface Rights Acquisition) for the occupation of all rural real properties used by Voltalia to develop energy projects in several states in Brazil.

Tax > Customs Tier 1

Brazil > TMT: Telecoms Tier 1

A group of telecoms specialists from Mundie e Advogados moved to Veirano Advogados in January 2023, bringing a wealth of experience in the full spectrum of telecoms matters, and an impressive client roster comprised of major telecoms companies and clients active in the satellite, mobile, multimedia, financial services and network infrastructure segments. The 'highly experienced team' provides 'top-notch' advice on complex regulatory issues, including proceedings before the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL), litigation and transactions, benefitting from strong links to the firm's corporate practice. Elinor Cotait, a reference in the market for regulatory issues pertaining to the telecoms sector, and Ana Claudia Beppu, who possesses over two decades' experience in telecoms, media and technology mandates, joined in early 2023, and now jointly oversee the department with Robson Barreto, Alberto Bragança, a key name for transactional work, and Fábio Pereira. Beatriz Faustino França, who stands out for her experience in the satellite segment, and Francisco Sampaio, a practitioner to note for deals and regulatory issues involving the telecoms infrastructure industry, also joined the firm in 2023.

Practice head(s):

Robson Barreto; Alberto Bragança; Elinor Cotait; Ana Claudia Beppu; Fabio Pereira


‘The service provided is top-notch. Thefirm has a structure capable of meeting all the wishes of the clients.’

‘Highly experienced team and with a very successful track record.’

‘Ana Claudia Beppu and Elinor Cotait stand out for their high level of knowledge of the telecoms sector, having in multiple privatisations and the competitive bids.’

‘The prompt service is a differentiator.’

‘All professionals are highly qualified and provide good services. Outstanding lawyers I recommend include Ana Claudia Beppu.’

Key clients









Cogent Communications

Elea Digital / Piemonte






Nice inContact (Nice Solutions)




Work highlights

  • Advising TIM on the merger of the acquisition of Oi’s mobile business.
  • Advising EAF on the entity’s obligations and goals, defined in the tender invitation of the auction carried out by ANATEL to authorise the use of the frequency bands.
  • Advising SKY on matters related to the provision of telecoms services.

Brazil > Banking and finance Tier 2

Covering both domestic and cross-border matters, Veirano Advogados is a popular choice for major banks and multilateral lenders in asset and project finance transactions in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors. Rated for its ‘excellent ability to work with other international firms‘, the firm is highly active in structured products, debt capital markets, and acquisition finance, and well placed to handle deals with a multijurisdictional dimension. Leading the team is  projects head Ana Carolina Barretto, who works out of the São Paulo office. Other noteworthy practitioners include Lior Pinsky, who focuses on capital markets, and the ‘competent and available’ counsel Elisa Rezende, who regularly acts for financial institutions, multilateral agencies and international financial institutions. Former co-head Marcelo Mattos and partner Rogério Campos left the firm in September and July 2023, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Ana Carolina Barretto


‘The firm demonstrates an excellent ability to work with other international firms, good understanding of matters and an excellent response time. It acts as a true partner.’

‘Elisa Rezende is a professional above the market average: very polite, competent, available. She spares no effort to explain, clarify, create solutions and serve any client.’

‘The firm has a specialised team fluent in other languages and the most modern technology tools to support throughout the negotiations. It is certainly among the best in the area.’

‘Elisa Rezende supported the negotiation and was always available to discuss the topic and propose alternatives.’

Key clients

Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Hospital Albert Einstein

Eletronuclear and Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and other banks

DNB Bank

Thermal Management Solutions Brazil

Promotora de Informaciones, and other group companies, including subsidiary Editora Moderna

Excelerate Energy Limited Partnership

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and other finance parties

Equinox Gold

Torres do Brasil

Weatherford Indústria e Comércio

Work highlights

  • Advised Torres do Brasil on the review and negotiation of a $515m credit agreement from a Brazilian law perspective.
  • Assisted Sociedade Israelita Brasileira Hospital Albert Einstein in a $100m non-recourse loan agreement for the construction of a new oncological hospital in the City and State of São Paulo.
  • Advised Eletronuclear and Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras on the review and negotiation of a credit agreement in which the lenders agreed to extend financing guaranteed by EXIM Bank.

City focus - Porto Alegre > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Clients in the education, agribusiness, renewable energy, and financial services sectors routinely turn to Veirano Advogados' Porto Alegre office for advice on complex M&A transactions, with a particular emphasis on buy-side instructions. The practice also offers assistance to clients in the negotiation of commercial agreements and the drafting of domestic and international commercial contracts. Corporate and transactional specialist Fernando Verzoni, who is dual qualified in Brazil and New York, is the regional head of the corporate and M&A practice in Southern Brazil. Verzoni is supported by the 'calm, competent, and always supportive' Diego Fraga Lerner, whose areas of expertise cover M&A, infrastructure projects, commercial contracts, and real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Verzoni


‘The support is excellent, both in terms of the technical offering and also in terms of response time and controls.’

‘Veirano has proved, year after year, that it is a law firm extremely committed to the interests of the client.’

‘Diego Lerner is calm, competent, and always supportive.’

‘Diego Lerner is an excellent professional who takes matters seriously and he demonstrates extensive knowledge in the area in which he operates.’

‘I consider this to be an exceptional team. They are very precise in their responses and recommendations, are very diligent and always available when needed. Additionally, they are excellent people, very respectful.’

Key clients

Yara Brasil Fertilizantes

Arauco Forest Brasil

S.Oleum Brasil Agro Industrial

Philip Morris do Brasil

Borrachas Vipal

BSBios Indústria e Comércio de Biodiesel Sul Brasil

Yara Growth Ventures

Omega Green

ECB Holding

Associação dos Produtores de Biocombustível do Brasil

Work highlights

  • Advised Yara Growth Ventures on a R$145m series B funding round of Agrolend.
  • Assisted Borrachas Vipal in obtaining its registration as a publicly-traded company in Brazil and listing in the Novo Mercado segment of the Brazilian Stock Exchange.
  • Advised BSBios on the acquisition of a swiss company operating a second generation biodiesel plant in Switzerland.

City focus - Porto Alegre > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Noted for being ‘extremely committed and dedicated to its cases‘, Veirano Advogados‘ Porto Alegre-based group is active in a range of commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings, most notably disputes arising out of M&A agreements and business contracts. International and Brazilian clients also turn to the practice for advice on product liability and consumer lawsuits, regulatory matters involving the energy, mining, and oil and gas industries, and administrative cases concerning concessions and public tenders. The ‘fantastic’ department head Filipe Scherer Oliveira is active in strategic cases. He is supported by public law expert Mauro Hiane de MouraLuiz Afrânio Araújo departed in October 2022.

Practice head(s):

Filipe Scherer Oliveira


‘Excellent strategic thinking, legal writing, and client service.’

‘The Veirano team is extremely committed and dedicated to its cases. Strengths of the team include their commitment to analyse case documents and their organisation and management capacity.’

‘Veirano is always willing to contribute with a multidisciplinary team that manages to give a complete picture of the issue.’

‘The team stands out for their commitment and effort expended in reading, analysing, and understanding technical documents.’

‘The experience and preparation of Filipe Scherer Oliveira is impressive.’

‘Filipe Scherer Oliveira is fantastic; he is very strategic and thoughtful, and works to find creative solutions aligned with the client’s goals.’

Key clients

Diaverum Brazil

Rappi Brasil Intermediações de Negócios

Stratus Private Equity


CropLife Brasil

Yara Fertilizantes

Associação Brasileira de Defensivos Pós-Patente

Sindicato Nacional da Indústria de Produtos para Defesa Vegetal


Philip Morris International

Yara Brasil Fertilizantes

Borrachas Vipal

99 Tecnologia


Work highlights

  • Acted for Philip Morris International in a class action filed by the Federal Government seeking reimbursement of costs incurred by the National Health System (SUS) with the treatment of diseases allegedly caused by smoking.
  • Representing Yara Fertilizantes in complex litigation involving the company’s right to operate a railway terminal it has been using since 2003 in the State of Paraná.
  • Representing Rappi in a writ of mandamus to discuss a Rio de Janeiro municipality statute that requests the client to display, in its online platform, copies of the municipal licenses of the restaurants that relied on its delivery services.

Brazil > Competition and antitrust Tier 2

With experience in both domestic and cross-border competition matters, Veirano Advogados assists in merger reviews, cartel investigations, antitrust compliance and general counselling matters. In December 2022, the firm’s capabilities in merger control and investigations into anti-competitive practices were reinforced by the arrival of Mundie e Advogados‘ former antitrust and regulation team, including co-head Enrico Spini Romanielo and 15 other practitioners. Romanielo, who offers support to clients from regulated industries, such as telecoms, payment services, and technology, is now at the forefront of the team alongside Leonardo Maniglia Duarte, a key contact in Brasília for merger control and conduct cases, including the negotiation of leniency agreements and settlements with CADE. With a strong track record in international cartel investigations, Alberto Monteiro is proficient in compliance issues. Associates Fernando Stival and Ana Luiza Arruda also joined from Mundie e Advogados in late 2022.

Practice head(s):

Leonardo Maniglia Duarte; Enrico Romanielo


‘They are excellent, in the technical part and response time, as well as in the applications to CADE.’

‘The team has a profile of simplifying issues and focusing on the solution. Accessible, agile and always up to date.’

‘Leonardo Duarte and Alberto Monteiro are our contacts in the antitrust area. Always agile and focused on solving matters in a simple and direct way.’

‘The partner Leonardo Duarte is an excellent lawyer, with a lot of knowledge and experience, and a practical vision. Newly promoted partner Alberto Monteiro is fantastic, brings solid contributions to clients and is very strategic.’

‘I found an excellent, reliable and efficient team at Veirano. I worked closely with Leonardo Duarte, who was always competent and professional.’ 


Key clients



Claro (América Móvil Group)

Norsk Hydro

Edwards Lifesciences




Universal Music




Vipal Group




Telefônica Brasil

Work highlights

  • Acted for Claro in the merger control filing related to the acquisition of Oi’s mobile business by TIM, Claro and Vivo.
  • Represented Edwards Lifesciences in an investigation and successfully executed a settlement with CADE on behalf of Edwards and 5 individuals.
  • Represented Grimaldi in the investigation of an alleged international cartel involving liners which operate in the roll-on, roll-off maritime transportation sector.

Brazil > International trade Tier 2

Veirano Advogados has an ‘extremely proactive, organised’ team that is ‘always delivering information clearly and objectively’. The firm stands out for its ‘skill in dealing with technical issues’ on behalf of domestic and international importers, exporters, and trade associations. The team covers anti-dumping investigations and reviews, trade remedy proceedings, public consultations and WTO negotiations and disputes, where it represents clients operating in the automotive, chemicals, animal protein and health, paper products, and electronics industries. The ‘very technical and committed’ practice head Ana Caetano ‘stands out for her ability’ in both contentious and non-contentious matters. The well-regarded team of associates includes Lucas Biasetton, the ‘very proactiveMaria Carolina Pereira, and the ‘extremely competentMariana Boralli. Marina Martes left the firm in July 2021.

Practice head(s):

Ana Caetano


‘Veirano Advogados stood out to me for its skill in dealing with technical issues.’

‘The partner Ana Caetano certainly stands out for her ability in dealing with anti-dumping matters. She is very technical and committed. The associate Maria Carolina Pereira is also recommended for her knowledge and promptness. She is very proactive and attentive to details.’

‘Extremely proactive, organised, always delivering information clearly and objectively.’

‘Mariana Boralli is extremely competent.’

Key clients

Brazilian Association of Chemical Industry (ABIQUIM)

Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA)

Cooperativa Central Aurora Alimentos


Dunkin’ Brands / Inspire Brands

EPL Brasil

Jaguar e Land Rover Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Veículos

Rhodia Brasil

Borrachas Vipal

Química Amparo

Work highlights

  • Represented ABIQUIM, the Brazilian Association for the chemical industry, in the class action against Brazilian trade regulation and practice on public interest proceedings that have resulted in the reduction, suspension and/or termination of anti-dumping duties.
  • Represented Braskem, the domestic producer of polyvinylchloride suspension (PVC-S), polypropylene resins (PP), polyethylene (PE) and liquid caustic soda, in several different trade proceedings.
  • Represented Vipal, producer of products for re-treading and repairing rubber tires, in several trade proceedings.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure Tier 2

Praised by clients for its ‘ability to respond to complex problems‘, Veirano Advogados combines finance and development expertise with comprehensive energy and infrastructure sector knowledge. Recent work showcases its strength in development matters and privatisations in the electricity, oil and gas, road, port and logistics segments. With over two decades of experience in this space, Ana Carolina Barretto acts for sponsors, lenders, contractors and equipment suppliers in the financing, development, construction, acquisition and disposal of infrastructure and natural resources projects. She jointly heads the group with Marcos Ludwig, whose track record in the port and wider transport sector is noteworthy. Daniel Engel brings in-depth knowledge of project contracts with extensive experience in financings, M&A and regulatory matters. Paola Oliveira stands out at the associate level for her involvement in the power generation and construction industries. The practice was strengthened by the arrival of Alberto Büll, who has a wealth of experience in the electricity sector, from 2W Energia in November 2022.

Practice head(s):

Ana Carolina Barretto; Marcos Ludwig


Team with high technical capacity and the ability to respond to complex problems, meeting the agreed deadlines in an effective and efficient manner.

Marcos Ludwig has the ability to build bridges in negotiations and seek consensus in negotiating parties. He also has an excellent business sense to understand what interests the client and how to reconcile the client’s needs with negotiation and legislation.

Key clients

Acciona Infraestructuras

2W Energia

Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social – BNDES

Companhia de Gás do Espírito Santo – ESGas


BSBios Paraguay

Concessionária do Aeroporto Internacional de Guarulhos (GRU)

Companhia de Gás de São Paulo – Comgás

Deutsche Bank, Banco Santander, CaixaBank and KFW

Norsk Hydro

White Martins Gases Industriais (Linde Group)

Excelerate Energy

MRS Logística

Santos Brasil

Siemens Energy

VLI Logística Multimodal

Wärtsilä Finland

Wärtsilä Brasil

Westrock, Celulose, Papel e Embalagens

Yinson Production

Work highlights

  • Hired by Acciona Infraestructuras, the new concession holder of São Paulo’s subway Line 6, to represent the senior lenders and agents in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of the Line 6 project.
  • Advising BSBios on the structuring and development of the Omega Green project, a $1bn plant that will produce green diesel (HVO) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) or synthetic paraffinic kerosene (SPK).
  • Assisted MRS Logística and VLI Logística Multimodal in their participation in a public call by the Santos Port Authority for a 35-year assignment agreement and the constitution of a not-for-profit association with responsibility for the Santos Port Internal Railway (FIPS).

Brazil > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Singled out for its experience in cross-border matters, the insolvency and restructuring practice at Veirano Advogados is adept at handling ‘highly complex cases’ for a broad range of domestic and international debtors and creditors. Practice co-head Julia Tamer Langen handles in judicial and out-of-court proceedings, and is an ‘exceptional lawyer’ who ‘reconciles deep technical legal knowledge with a practical vision’. Fellow co-leader Ricardo Gama specialises in dispute resolution. Former partner Paulo Fernando Campana Filho left to establish his own firm in December 2022.

Practice head(s):

Julia Tamer Langen; Ricardo Gama


‘Veirano provides us with legal advisory services, assisting us in cases of judicial and extrajudicial recovery and customised restructuring. They manage to serve us with excellence, sometimes exceeding expectations.’

‘Veirano Advogados has a team specialised in restructuring and insolvency, which has recognised experience in highly complex cases, in which it represents the interests of domestic and foreign clients, in particular creditors and investors. The service provided is of the highest quality, with direct involvement of the partners in the definition and implementation of the case strategy. The service is personalised and the lawyers are always available.’

‘The team is led by partner Júlia Tamer Langen, with whom I have already had the opportunity to work on several projects. Júlia reconciles deep technical legal knowledge with a practical vision focused on seeking the best interest of the client. She is an exceptional lawyer, able to expose alternatives, point out risks and see ways out in the most adverse circumstances, so that the client can make an informed decision.’

‘Partner Júlia is a great specialist in the subject of judicial recovery.’

Key clients

Natixis, New York Branch; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Mufg Bank And Intesa Sanpaolo, New York Branch


Nokia Solutions and Networks do Brasil Telecomunicações

Banco Bradesco BBI

Banco do Brasil

Banco Itaú BBA

Planner Trustee Distribuidora de Valores Mobiliários

RR Donnelley Editora e Gráfica

Valid Soluciones Tecnológicas

Boston Patriot Summer ST and Contrarian Funds

Hydro Extrusion Brasil

Prometeon Tyre Group Indústria Brasil

Siemens Energy Brasil

The Bank of New York Mellon

Shell Energy do Brasil

Log & Print Gráfica, Dados Variáveis e Logística

GE Oil & Gas do Brasil

Goldman Sacks do Brasil Banco Múltiplo e Goldman Sachs International

Work highlights

  • Advised the bridge lenders (Natixis, New York Branch; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation; Mufg Bank, And Intesa Sanpaolo, New York Branch) in the judicial reorganisation of Odebrecht Group.
  • Advising multiple creditors holding claims in the Oi Group’s judicial reorganisation proceeding.
  • Advised the largest secured and unsecured creditors (Bradesco, BB, Itaú and Planner) in the judicial reorganisation proceedings filed by Grupo UTC.

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 2

Veirano Advogados is praised for its ‘impeccable work partnership’ and ability to explain tax matters in ‘a simple and easy way’. The firm is considered ‘a great partner in tax litigation’ where it ‘takes an innovative stance’. On the contentious front, co-head Filipe Richter excels in administrative and judicial litigation, which is also an area of expertise for Raphael Roberto Caropreso, whose practice covers indirect and direct tax. With extensive experience in M&A, corporate reorganisations and transfer pricing, fellow co-leader Marco Monteiro is skilled in tax planning matters and administrative proceedings. Clients also rate Andre Carvalho, who is especially known for his oil and gas expertise. Bruno Habib Negreiros Barbosa is another lead name for tax consulting and planning. Since publication, Matheus Bertholo Piconez has joined the firm from BMA Advogados.

Practice head(s):

Marco Monteiro; Filipe Richter


‘Veirano has been a great partner in tax litigation, in support and partnership. In the presentation of proposals, it has taken an innovative stance in the sense of closing opportunities, with the objective of serving the companies of the group.’

‘Filipe Richter is always available, seeking to assist us in decision-making and clarify doubts.’

‘Veirano was a pleasant surprise.  The service was excellent. The fees are very competitive (cost/benefit).’

‘I highlight André Carvalho from the Rio de Janeiro office. In addition to his high technical level, the service is always friendly. In addition, on several occasions they made themselves available for very short-term calls with teams in Brazil and Germany.’

‘Veirano has an impeccable work partnership and is always very connected to the purpose of its clients. The tax area always brings important discussions that are explained in a simple and easy way for everyone to understand.’

‘Marco Monteiro and Raphael Caropreso stand out in serving companies, always offering compatible solutions for each business.’

‘Client dedication. Knows how to deliver business-oriented work and how to do risk assessment and help in decision-making.’

‘Excellent professional training and ease in interacting with clients. Always available and ready to help – Marco Monteiro, Bruno Habib, Raphael Caropeso are recommended.’

Key clients

Salus Participações

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Perdue AgriBusiness

Grão de Gente

Salus Participações


Ufinet Brasil

Prometeon Tyres

Vero Internet

Sencinet Telecomunicações






BT – British Telecom

Philip Morris

Sony Corporation

Banco Genial

Banco Santander

Oliveira Trust



Siemens Energy

VCI | Aramis

Work highlights

  • Assisted Aramis in the review of the company’s operation to obtain tax efficiency and mitigate the problems caused by the decision rendered by the Supreme Court which upheld the understanding that no ICMS is due on the transfer of goods between establishments belonging to the same company.
  • Advised BRF on the review of the tax issues associated with the modification of the depreciation method used by the company for corporate income tax purposes.
  • Advised Ingenico on three ICMS cases worth over R$300m.

Brazil > Wealth and succession planning Tier 2

Veirano Advogados acts for a varied client roster of high-net-worth families and individuals, entrepreneurs, family offices and banks. Drawing on the firm’s full-service capabilities, the practice is well positioned to handle family disputes, cross-border estate and succession planning, divorce cases, corporate matters and offshore investment vehicles. With a wealth of experience in tax, co-practice head Andre Carvalho advises on wealth and estate planning. Fellow co-leader Pedro Boueri Affonso De Almeida handles a mix of family disputes and offshore asset restructurings on behalf of both domestic and foreign clients. Also recommended, Fabiana Macedo assists family businesses with tax-efficient structures. Former associate Guilherme Fonseca De Oliveira left the firm in March 2023.

Practice head(s):

André Carvalho; Pedro Boueri Affonso de Almeida

Brazil > Capital markets Tier 3

Veirano Advogados is noted for its ‘great experience in capital markets’, both in domestic and cross-border deals. With a strong following of issuers and underwriters, the group often advises on high-value debt issuances. Asset-backed securities issuances linked to  the real estate and agribusiness industries are core areas of activity for the practice, which is under the leadership of Lior Pinsky, who brings together experience in capital markets, corporate and M&A, and private equity. Luiz Rafael de Vargas Maluf left the firm in June 2023, while Ingrid Hessling joined from Souto Correa Advogados in October 2023.

Practice head(s):

Lior Pinsky


‘Great experience in capital markets’


Key clients

Refrigeração Dufrio

Grupo Panvel (Dimed)

Humberg Agribrasil

Work highlights

  • Acted for Claro in four public offerings, collectively worth over R$8bn.
  • Advising on the public debenture offering by Companhia Caminho Aéreo Pão de Açúcar (Bondinho).
  • Advising on the public debenture offering by Intelbras – Indústria de Telecomunicação Eletrônica Brasileira.

City focus - Brasilia > Public law and regulation Tier 3

Veirano Advogados' Brasília office boasts notable regulatory expertise, representing both domestic and foreign clients in public law-related dispute prevention and resolution. Regulated sectors such as energy, infrastructure and natural resources provide the bulk of the team’s work. Practice head Marcelo Reinecken is often engaged by telecoms, manufacturing and mining clients in proceedings before the superior courts. The addition of Elinor Cotait from Mundie e Advogados in January 2023 as the national public law and regulation lead reinforced the firm’s capabilities in regulated sectors.

Practice head(s):

Marcelo Reinecken; Elinor Cotait

Key clients

Autotrac Comércio e Telecomunicações

Philip Morris

SAMA Minerações Associadas (em recuperação judicial)

SENCINET Brasil Serviços de Telecomunicações

ANEAA (National Association of Airport Administrators)

Harsco Metals


APROBIO – Associação Dos Produtores De Biocombustíveis Do Brasil

CropLife Brasil

Associação Brasileira de Defensivos Pós-Patente (AENDA)

IDB Intermediação e Agenciamento de Serviços em Sites (InDrive)

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)

Work highlights

  • Represented the World Bank in a civil action filed by the state of Piauí before the Supreme Court demanding the immediate application of a compensation mechanism for losses of tax revenue by the states following a decision by the federal government to reduce taxes on fuel due to the Ukraine War.
  • Acted for ABRAFIX and ACEL in bringing a direct constitutional challenge before the Supreme Court, seeking the declaration of unconstitutionality of a statute of the state of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Acted for CropfLife Brasil, SINDIVEG and AENDA in filing an amicus brief in a constitutional complaint filed before the Supreme Court by the Workers’ Party and the Socialism and Freedom Party.

City focus - Porto Alegre > Tax Tier 3

With notable strength in contentious matters, Veirano Advogados demonstrates expertise in administrative proceedings and legal claims at the federal levels. On the advisory side, the practice is adept at advising companies on the application and usage of tax incentives, in particular those related to the Manaus Free Trade Zone; restructurings, tax planning, and due diligence of M&A transactions are other core areas of activity for the department. Associate Fabio Barichello, who advises clients from the IT, oil and gas, manufacturing and construction industries on administrative and judicial tax litigation, leads the practice that also includes associate Renan de Vargas Barreto.

Practice head(s):

Fabio Basso Barichello


‘The team provides personalised attention to the needs of the client and the professionals are extremely qualified in their area of expertise, with direct and precise communication.’

‘The team is recognised for being a technical reference in tax law.’

‘Renan Barreto stands out as a diligent, meticulous professional with vast legal knowledge in the tax area.’

Key clients

Microsoft Mobile Tecnologia

Philip Morris Brasil

Refinaria de Petróleo Riograndense

BSBios Indústria e Comércio de Biodiesel Sul Brasil

TK Elevadores Brasil

SEPCO1 Construções do Brasil


Dell Computadores do Brasil

Borrachas Vipal Nordeste

Lojas Renner

Alibem Alimentos

Brazil > Corporate and M&A: High-end Tier 3

Boasting an extensive geographical footprint in Brazil, Veirano Advogados attracts instructions from clients operating in a variety of industries (including energy, technology, telecoms, mining, life sciences and agribusiness), who turn to the team for its ‘excellent support in corporate matters and M&A deals’. With an impressive track record in sophisticated M&A involving publicly-held companies, the group is also well versed in private equity and venture capital investments, asset deals and consolidations. Demonstrating extensive experience in all types of M&A transactions, including buy and sell-side mandates, Augusto Cesar Barbosa De Souza steers the São Paulo-based team in domestic and cross-border share and asset acquisitions and divestments. In the same office, Lior Pinsky acts for funds, companies and state-owned enterprises in corporate and financing deals. Daniel Augusto Malatesta is a name to note for emerging growth companies and investors, while Vanessa Felício is a popular choice for clients from the life sciences, consumer products, IT, and oil and gas sectors. Other noteworthy practitioners in São Paulo include Vitor Rozenthal, who focuses on public M&A and private equity, and Diego Yago Rodrigues. Splitting her time between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, managing partner Paula Surerus specialises in matters involving regulated sectors. Also located in Rio, Robson Barreto and Maria Cecilia Vieira are singled out for their deep expertise in the telecoms sector, while Fernando Verzoni heads up the corporate and M&A group in Porto Alegre, where Diego Lerner is also based. The group was strengthened by the arrival of Mauricio Negri Paschoal, Clarissa Yokomizo and Giedre Brajato from Souto Correa Advogados in October 2023.

Practice head(s):

Augusto Cesar Barbosa de Souza; Fernando Verzoni; Lior Pinsky; Paula Surerus


Excellent support in corporate matters and M&A deals, from risk assessment to the formalisation of agreements.

Very thorough and in-depth analysis of potential risks.

Diego Lerner has shown himself to be a very impressive professional in the quality and responsiveness of his advice.

I understand that our relationship with Veirano is constantly evolving and improving. It is a relationship of trust in the people who advise us.

Augusto Souza and Diego Rodrigues are recommended.

Very sharp team available to solve clients’ problems.

Augusto Souza is a very technical and diligent lawyer.

Key clients


TPG Growth

Yara Fertilizantes


Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein


Argo Energia



Work highlights

  • Advised Yara on the acquisition of a 14% stake in Orbia.
  • Assisted Hitachi with the sale of its 40% equity interest in Deere-Hitachi Máquinas de Construção do Brasil to John Deere Brasil.
  • Advised Mills Estruturas e Serviços de Engenharia on the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of TECPAR Comércio e Locação de Equipamentos.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 3

Covering civil, corporate, commercial and consumer matters, Veirano Advogados‘ dispute resolution team is seen with great regularity acting for longstanding and new clients across the banking, life sciences, energy, logistics and mining industries, among others. Singled out for its technical knowledge and availability, the litigation group is under the joint leadership of Ricardo Gama, a Rio de Janeiro-based practitioner with a wealth of experience in domestic and cross-border proceedings, and Mateus Carreteiro in São Paulo, who has the ‘capacity to act strategically and decisively in disputes of the most varied matters‘. With over 30 years’ experience in this space, Luiz Guilherme Migliora is a senior figure in the Rio de Janeiro office, where Lívia Miné is the name to note for contractual litigation, product liability and environmental claims, and Guilherme D’Aguiar stands out at the associate level. Diego Capistrano joined from BMA Advogados in April 2022, bringing to the team considerable experience in bankruptcy and restructuring cases.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Gama; Mateus Aimoré Carreteiro


‘Veirano has a differentiated multidisciplinary team with leaders, especially in dispute resolution, concerned and engaged in offering services of the highest technical quality and with the agility expected by clients.’

‘Mateus Carreteiro demonstrates technical knowledge far above the market average and capacity to act strategically and decisively in disputes of the most varied matters. Engaged and participative, he adds value at every stage of the process and masterfully leads a team of brilliantly trained and capable lawyers.’

‘Technical knowledge, experience and availability to serve the client are the main differentials of the litigation area of Veirano Advogados.’

Key clients

VCT Brasil Importação e Exportação

99 Tecnologia

Accenture do Brasil

Phillip Morris Brasil Industria e Comercio

Pepsico do Brasil

Belo Monte Transmissora de Energia SPE

Mineração Aurizona

Banco Genial

Royal Canin do Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Align Technology do Brasil

Associação Brasileira da Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias

Omni Taxi Aéreo

Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Porto do Açu Operações


Hitachi Rail STS

Águia Fertilizantes

Subsea 7 Marine LIC

Shell Brasil Petróleo

Suzano Papel e Celulose

Portocel – Specialized Terminal Barra do Riacho

Johnson & Johnson do Brasil Industria e Comercio de Produtos Para Saude

Work highlights

  • Representing 99 Tecnologia in a class action filed by the Public Defenders of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, which questions the requisites established by 99 to grant financial aid to its partner drivers during the pandemic.
  • Acting for Phillip Morris in a lawsuit seeking compensation for the commercialisation of a product with a high probability of becoming addictive to the consumer and leading to death.
  • Acting for Belo Monte Transmissora de Energia in a lawsuit filed by Anglo American involving the construction of a power transmission line in an area in which Anglo American has mining rights.

Brazil > Environment Tier 3

Veirano Advogados‘ environmental team attracts instructions from domestic and international companies operating in a range of environmentally sensitive industries, including chemicals, electronics, infrastructure, mining, pharmaceuticals and energy. With a strong presence in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, the group not only advises on the environmental risks of high-value M&A deals and projects, it is also well placed to assist in administrative and judicial proceedings involving solid waste, protected areas, pollution and contaminated sites. The group, which has increasingly been engaged in climate change and carbon markets matters, is jointly managed by Lívia Miné, who focuses on tort and environmental cases and is based in the Rio de Janeiro office, and São Paulo-based partners Maria Christina Motta Gueorguiev, who regularly advises investors and financial institutions on sustainability and climate change issues, and Luís Felipe Aguiar de Andrade, who acts for agribusiness clients in matters involving forestry, pesticides, fertilisers and biotechnology regulations. Senior associate Juliana Marcussi handles ESG, carbon markets, circular economy and sustainable finance matters. Since publication, Beatriz Paulo De Frontin has joined from BMA Advogados, effective as of December 2023.

Practice head(s):

Maria Christina Motta Gueorguiev; Livia Miné; Luis Felipe Aguiar de Andrade

Key clients

Yara do Brasil

Iter Parques


Pan-Americana Indústrias Químicas

E4U Juruena Energia

Harsco Metals

Paranapanema and Mineração Taboca

Carbon Streaming Corporation


Quatiara Energia

Work highlights

  • Provided assistance to the Novo Caracol consortium, managed by Iter Parques, which controls Bondinho do Pão de Açúcar Park, in the concession auction process for the state parks of Caracol and Tainhas in Rio Grande do Sul.
  • Advising Carbon Streaming Corporation on the environmental aspects of the REDD+ partnership contracts signed between CSC and Future Carbon Group.
  • Acting for Paranapanema and Mineração Taboca in a public civil action filed by the National Indian Foundation and the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office seeking the recovery of environmental damages.

Brazil > Public law Tier 3

Split between Brasília and São Paulo, the public law team at Veirano Advogados is uniquely positioned to handle administrative and judicial proceedings before federal courts and regulatory agencies. Standing out for its strength in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources segments, the group offers assistance to domestic and international clients in concessions, PPPs, and public tenders. The practice was recently boosted by the arrival of former Mundie e Advogados‘ practitioners Elinor Cotait, who now leads the team, and Ana Claudia Beppu, who brings a wealth of experience in administrative and regulatory matters. Another key addition includes counsel Ana Beatriz Robalinho, who excels in constitutional litigation. Marcelo Reinecken and Mauro Hiane de Moura are other key names for cases before the Brazilian Supreme Court, the Superior Court of Justice and the Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (CARF).

Practice head(s):

Elinor Cotait


‘Veirano Advogados has highly technically competent lawyers who assist in our daily activities.’

‘Mauro Hiane de Moura assists us in public law matters. He is a professional who masters the topic, bringing us clear and precise solutions. Always available for conversations and meetings.’

Key clients

Autotrac Comércio e Telecomunicações

CropLife Brasil

SAMA – Minerações Associadas

APROBIO – Associação Dos Produtores De Biocombustíveis Do Brasil

GRU Airport

Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES)

ELEA Digital

Rappi Brasil Intermediações de Negócios

Parque Bondinho Pão de Açúcar

Norsk Hydro Brasil

VLI Multimodal

Yara Brasil Fertilizantes

NTT Comércio e Serviços de Tecnologia

Unisys Brasil

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ferrovia Centro Atlântica and MRS Logística in the tender for the management and operation of the Port of Santos’ internal railway.
  • Acted for GRU Airport in a negotiation with the Brazilian Aviation Authority (ANAC) regarding the amendment to the concession agreement of Guarulhos Airport.
  • Represented BNDES and a number of Brazilian and international financial institutions in connection with the financing of the construction and operation of the São Paulo subway line 6 project.

Tax > Tax litigation Tier 3

Brazil > TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy Tier 3

The data privacy and cybersecurity team at Veirano Advogados acts for a mix of domestic and international companies, with a particular focus on the IT, e-commerce and electronic payments sectors, in LGPD compliance matters, risk assessments, and security incidents. The team is led by Fábio Pereira, whose ‘deep knowledge of all data privacy related matters‘ is rated by clients. Ana Claudia Beppu joined the team in January 2023 from Mundie e Advogados, and is proficient in privacy mandates within the telecoms, media and technology segments. Associate Denise Louzano is adept at conducting a range of data assessments and reviewing policies in light of updates to data privacy regulations, while senior associate Isabel Hering is noted for her experience in consulting matters, data breaches and cyberattacks.

Practice head(s):

Fábio Pereira


‘Veirano Advogados assisted us in the implementation of our privacy programme and continues to provide support when requested. The main elements that make Fábio Pereira stand out are his technical skills, quick responses, and innovative proposals.’

‘Fábio Pereira has very deep knowledge of all data privacy related matters.’

‘Strength in depth, down-to-earth and approachable.’

‘Fabio Pereira and Denise Louzano stand out for their technical skills and prompt advice. In addition, they are always up-to-date with the main news and events in the market.’

‘The cybersecurity and data privacy team at Veirano Advogados is always very diligent. Every time we take a question to the team, we are sure that the guidelines given to us are the best. It’s a team to trust with your eyes closed.’

‘Fábio Pereira e Denise Louzano are exceptional.’

Key clients

Volvo Car Brasil

L’Oréal Brasil






Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide


Henry Schein

Yinson Acacia

Payface Pagamentos

Equinor Brasil Energia


Zambon Laboratório Farmacêutico

Ecossistema Befly

Work highlights

  • Assisting L’Oréal with its compliance programme and providing ongoing legal consultation on various data privacy-related matters.
  • Assisting Nike in its compliance programme and providing ongoing legal consultation on various data privacy-related matters.
  • Assisting Rolls-Royce in its compliance programme and providing ongoing legal consultation on various data privacy-related matters.

Brazil > TMT: Media Tier 3

Veirano Advogados is adept at advising on four main fronts: advertising and marketing matters; privacy, image rights and data protection; copyright and internet-related issues; and entertainment law. Market-leading companies from the music, TV, film, gaming and sports segments seek regular assistance with contracts, licensing agreements, transactions, tax incentives, regulatory issues and litigation. IP and advertising law specialist Valdir De Oliveira Rocha Filho frequently handles the clearance of commercials, advertising campaigns, sweepstakes and promotions; he leads the practice with Fábio Pereira, an expert in licensing, IP and tech-related matters. Senior associate Denise Louzano acts for a number of audiovisual, music, advertising and digital media clients in commercial negotiations and IP issues. The practice was further reinforced by the arrival of Ana Claudia Beppu and Elinor Cotait from Mundie e Advogados in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Valdir Rocha; Fábio Pereira


‘Veirano is a terrific firm, and their IP practice is our go-to firm in Brazil. They’ve got great expertise, a wealth of experience, and a deep bench. I rely on them and trust them 100%.’

‘Valdir Rocha is invaluable!’


Key clients

HBO Latin America

Warner Bros. Discovery

Porta dos Fundos






Microsoft Corporation

Huobi Global

The Players Tribune

Dale App

John Deere

Brown-Forman Corporation

Act Arte

Work highlights

  • Advising Warner Bros Discovery on legal annotation and clearance for the production of the show “Greg News”.
  • Assisting Meta (Instagram) and Snap in negotiations with record labels and the ECAD regarding the collection of fees for the use of sound recordings within the platforms.
  • Advising HBO and Gregório Duvivier (porta dos Fundos) on civil lawsuits.

Brazil > Transport: Aviation Tier 3

Veirano Advogados is often called upon by an array of domestic and international clients, most notably banks, financial institutions and lessors, looking for guidance in all steps of aircraft financing and leasing. Praised for its ‘great industry knowledge‘ and proficiency in cross-border transactions, the group also boasts strong regulatory credentials. The ‘extremely efficientJoão Paulo Servera, who is a seasoned practitioner in asset finance deals and aviation-related commercial litigation, including repossession claims. He leads the Rio de Janeiro-based practice, where associates Maria Eduarda Mendonça and Reginaldo Sorrenti are other names to note for asset finance.

Practice head(s):

João Paulo Servera


‘Great industry knowledge, familiar with all processes related to international transactions from lease to repossession. Fast and efficient; very professional and reactive. Excellent expertise in aviation. Good support on tax as well. Great team.’

‘João Paulo Servera is extremely efficient, fast in his analysis and understanding of different business cases. Always providing tailored solutions and delivering them in due time. We were particularly pleased by his services.’

Key clients

CHC Helicopters Group

Greenwich Aerogroup

CHC do Brasil Táxi Aéreo

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing

Capital Aviation Services

CHC Leasing Sarl

SMBC Aero Engine Lease

Airbus Financial Services

Bocomm Aviation Leasing Ireland Limited

World Star Aviation

Arena Partners

Export Development Canada – EDC

Regional One

Argraflug Helilift

Professional Aircraft Services



Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky Corporation

Work highlights

  • Assisted Arena Partners in a finance transaction and new loan amendment to FBR Aviation for the acquisition of six aircraft.

Brazil > Venture capital Tier 3

At Veirano Advogados, the venture capital department offers support to major corporate venture capitalists, funds and start-ups in their fundraising efforts, investment rounds and exits. M&A transactions involving tech companies also feature in the team’s portfolio. Guilherme Ohanian Monteiro, who has a strong transactional background, is counsel of choice for founders, VC and CVC funds, corporations and banks seeking advice on investment rounds in Brazil and involving offshore structures; he is also proficient in fund formation and tech-related M&A. He co-leads the department with Daniel Augusto Malatesta, who was promoted to the partnership in 2022, and is a name to note for start-ups, investors and established tech companies. Lior Pinsky, who oversees the private equity group, has recently advised on VC financings as well as venture-backed M&A. Associates Pâmela Pinheiro and Fernão Castro are also active in the venture capital space.

Practice head(s):

Guilherme Ohanian Monteiro; Daniel Augusto Malatesta


‘I work directly with Lior Pinsky, Guilherme Monteiro, Daniel Augsto Malatesta and Pamela Pinheiro and I commend the entire team for their professionalism, agility and commitment in conducting transactions, actively participating in defending the interests of clients.’

‘Many firms have good technical legal knowledge and I believe this team has great depth. However, I really admire their ability to understand our specific demands and be a key player in the success of negotiations.’

Key clients

Bunge Alimentos



Citrino Ventures

Goldman Sachs

Itaú Unibanco Holding

Equitas VC


Altos Ventures

Trusted Health

BASF Venture Capital

Yara Growth Ventures

TPG Growth

Mercado Livre

Sociedade Beneficente Israelita Brasileira Hospital Albert Einstein


Singularus Capital

Mandi Ventures

Coruja Capital


Lemon Cash

E3 Capital Partners

Allievo Capital



Medway Residência Médica

Apis Partners

Aggir Ventures

NG Cash


Serena Care




Gavea Marketplace




Gallagher Corretora de Seguros

Liber Soluções



Cubbo Holdings

Payface Pagamentos

Pag Dividido Tecnologia

The Magnectic Energy









Bo Bags

Delivery Much Tecnologia




Gulf Capital

Leblon Equities

Clínica da Gávea



Kyr Capital


Easy Credito


Work highlights

  • Assisted Itaú Unibanco in an investment of an initial stake of 35% in Avenue Holding Cayman, the holding entity of Avenue Securities, a digital investment platform, for an amount of approximately R$493m.
  • Assisted Altos Ventures in connection with a $16.7m Series A funding round of Galena Education Corporation led by Altos Ventures and followed by Exor’s Owl Ventures, Reaction, Globo Ventures and individual investors.
  • Advised NG Cash and its founders on an investment round in the amount of $10m led by A16z and Monashees.

Brazil > Compliance Tier 4

Clients regularly choose the ‘very technical and knowledgeable‘ team at Veirano Advogados to assist with their compliance-related issues, including corporate investigations and enforcement proceedings before the Brazilian authorities. Noted for his international experience, Alberto Monteiro assists in high-profile internal investigations and is the key contact for anti-money laundering matters for clients from the retail, luxury goods and financial sectors. Vitor Jorge, whose areas of expertise include investigations, enforcement actions and prosecutions by domestic and foreign authorities, and Livia Gandara, a strong performer in investigations into corruption, fraud and corporate misconduct, stand out at the senior associate level. Former practice head Rafael Gimenes and Marta Saad left the firm in April 2023. Criminal law specialist Pedro Simões joined from Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto e Terra Advogados in May 2023.


‘The team is very technical and knowledgeable about the subjects of the research projects in which I participated.’

‘Rodrigo Alves dos Santos is recommended.’

‘Availability, and knowledge of our business.’

‘Veirano is an excellent firm and the team has solid expertise in compliance and investigations.’

‘Livia Gandara and Alberto Monteiro are extremely accessible, and their advice is practical and thoughtful. They are a pleasure to work with because they understand the expectations of clients in compliance and investigations matters.’

Key clients

Odebrecht (Novonor)



Prumo Logística

Bvlgari Americas

Sumitomo Chemical




Vast Infraestrutura

Work highlights

  • Assisted Novonor in several independent internal investigations in connection with the company’s leniency agreements.
  • Advised Endeavor on the structuring and implementation of its compliance programme.
  • Provided assistance to Conaprole by successfully negotiating early resolutions of anti-corruption investigations before the CGU.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Tier 4

Praised for its ‘extensive experience, knowledge and availability‘, Veirano Advogados fields a standalone practice, which is fully dedicated to assisting major corporate clients from the worlds of banking, construction, TMT, mining, insurance and energy, among others, in complex arbitration matters. The team manages a varied caseload, which features proceedings arising from construction contracts, M&A transactions, and commercial and shareholder agreements. Ricardo Gama, who often serves as counsel and co-arbitrator, offers representation to domestic and international clients in the context of major corporate, M&A, real estate and investment-related cases. He leads the practice from Rio de Janeiro alongside Mateus Carreteiro in São Paulo, who is regularly engaged in matters involving the technology, entertainment, energy, telecoms and construction segments. Senior associate Priscilla Villa Nova de Oliveira is well versed in domestic and international arbitral proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Gama; Mateus Aimoré Carreteiro


‘Extensive experience, knowledge and availability.’

Key clients

Marriot International

Thales Canada

Omnisys Engenharia

Cais Mauá do Brasil

CTL Engenharia

TIM / Telecom Italia

Construtora Passarelli


Engeform Engenharia

RINA Brasil Serviços Técnicos

Work highlights

  • Acting for the consortium Cidade Nova led by Construtora Passarelli in an arbitration initiated against Secretaria de Estado do Ambiente e Sustentabilidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (SEAS) involving a construction contract.

Energy and natural resources > Hydrocarbons Tier 4

At Veirano Advogados, the oil, gas and biofuels team acts for a varied client roster, ranging from refineries and distribution companies to midstream players, E&P clients and service providers. Though prepared to assist in the full array of matters relating to the hydrocarbons sector, the team is particularly adept in transactional and regulatory mandates. Ali El Hage Filho, a ‘partner in the oil and gas area with extensive in-house experience‘, manages a diverse workload where regulatory advice features alongside deals and commercial agreements. Associate Tito Rosa is another name to note for contractual matters, administrative proceedings and regulatory issues. The team was reinforced by the addition of Livia Amorim and Fabio Di Lallo from Souto Correa Advogados in October 2023. Former practice head Rogerio Campos left the firm in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Ali Hage


‘The department at Veirano Advogados is focused, careful and engaged. They act as a strategic extension to the client, complementing our vision with useful suggestions.’

‘Full-service firm with a very well integrated multidisciplinary team.’

‘Ali Hage – partner in the oil and gas area with extensive in-house experience. Always available and ready to allocate the best professionals for each job.’

Key clients







Carmo Energy




Yinson Production

Frank’s International

Deepwater Corrosion Services


Refinaria RioGrandense




Compagnie Maritime Monegasque

Fenix Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Yinson in the execution and early performance matters in the FPSO for the Parque das Baleias Project.
  • Advising Companhia de Gás de São Paulo – Comgás on the drafting and negotiation of two long-term sale and purchase agreements for the supply of biomethane to the client.
  • Advising Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on all matters related to a natural gas project located in the Sergipe-Alagoas basin.

Brazil > Life sciences Tier 4

Noted for its 'thorough knowledge of the industry', the life sciences and healthcare practice at Veirano Advogados is a popular choice for Brazilian clients seeking assistance in administrative proceedings and matters related to ANVISA. Corporate, transactional and regulatory matters, including clinical trials and commercial arrangements, are other areas of expertise for the group. The 'brilliant and outstanding' Renata Fialho de Oliveira 'is an expert in the life sciences and healthcare sector', and a key contact for pharmaceutical and medical devices companies. She oversees the team with Lior Pinsky.

Practice head(s):

Renata Fialho de Oliveira; Lior Pinsky


‘The life sciences and healthcare team at Veirano has deep and thorough knowledge of the industry and companies’ business. They are able to provide tailormade solutions that meet the commercial and legal needs of the clients; this is a distinct quality. They are quick to answer and practical in their approach.’

‘Renata Fialho de Oliveira is a brilliant and outstanding professional. She is an expert in the life sciences and healthcare sector, and also has a vast experience in corporate law, which enables her to provide integral top quality work. She has excellent teamwork skills, making it easy to coordinate work involving multiple jurisdictions.’

‘It’s great to be able to work with a firm that covers all areas of law and has experience in the pharmaceutical area. This gives me a lot of peace of mind due to the particularities of the market.’

Key clients


Align Technologies

Hospital Albert Einstein

Otsuka Pharmaceutical


Clariant / Beraca Ingredientes Naturais






Eusa Pharma


Charlotte Tilbury

Sommos Food

The Mens

Edward Life Sciences

Brazil > TMT: Tech, innovation and digital business Tier 4

Local and international clients from the IT sector turn to Veirano Advogados for advice on software agreements, IT outsourcing, and cloud computing. Drawing on the firm's full-service structure, the group is well placed to assist with new business opportunities, commercial relations, IP, financings and product launches. Department head Fábio Pereira has in-depth knowledge of cloud computing services, outsourcing, data protection and tech transactions. The firm's overall TMT offering was strengthened in December 2022 by the arrival of the former technology team from Mundie e Advogados; new joiners included Elinor Cotait, Ana Claudia Beppu, Beatriz Faustino França, Enrico Spini Romanielo, and Francisco Sampaio.

Practice head(s):

Fábio Pereira


‘Great team and knowledge. Fábio Pereira is a great attorney and group leader.’

Key clients

Bunge and UPL

Vector Transportes

UPL and Advanta Seeds UK

Amann Girrbach


Elicit Plant


Lemon Cash


Work highlights

  • Advising Bunge and UPL on a partial acquisition of the corporate capital of Seedcorp.
  • Assisting Bunge in the formation of Vector as a joint venture between Bunge and Technologia Aplicada.
  • Assisting UPL and Advanta Seeds UK in the drafting of technology licensing agreements.

Brazil > Intellectual property

Under the joint leadership of Fábio Pereira and Valdir Rocha, the IP practice at Veirano Advogados is adept at assisting a multitude of clients with the management of their trade mark and patent portfolios.

Veirano. A results-oriented law practice.

The firm: Founded in 1972, Veirano Advogados is one of the leading and most renowned Brazilian business law firms, focused on developing tailored solutions for multinational companies operating in strategic sectors of the economy.

With a team of 600 professionals working in an integrated fashion, the firm handles both routine and complex multidisciplinary cases that require the coordinated talents of professionals with diverse areas of expertise.

Veirano Advogados’ services range from providing assistance in M&A transactions, privatizations and company formations to representing clients in disputes, from offering advice on tax issues and infrastructure projects to guiding oil and gas companies through the challenges inherent in a highly regulated industry, to name a few examples of the wide range of work. The main goal is to identify needs and develop tailored solutions, enabling safe and informed decision making – one client at a time.

Clients: The firm’s clientele encompasses leading multinational companies across different industry sectors including:

  • Agribusiness
  • Automotive
  • Banks and financial services
  • Biofuels
  • Chemical and petrochemical
  • Construction and engineering
  • Consumer goods
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality and tourism
  • Infrastructure
  • IT and telecommunications
  • Machines and equipment
  • Metals and mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharmaceutical and cosmetics
  • Power
  • Services
  • Transport and logistics

Alliances and networks: The firm maintains a wide network of key relationships across the globe and is a member of international alliances Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA), IsFin – Emerging Market Advisors, Ius Laboris and World Services Group (WSG). As a result, Veirano Advogados provides seamless services wherever they are required.

International work: To build strong client-service teams of specialists, the firm recruits Brazilian attorneys with multicultural backgrounds who have received additional education and practical skills from prominent law firms and law schools in the US, Europe and Asia. Furthermore, all professionals are fluent in English and Portuguese, with many also fluent in other languages, such as Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Founding partner: Ronaldo C. Veirano
Managing partner: Paula Surerus
Number of partners: 90
Number of associates, lawyers and consultants: 280

Department Name Email Telephone
Rio de Janeiro Office +55 21 3824 4747
São Paulo Office +55 11 2313 5700
Porto Alegre Office +55 51 2121 7500
Brasilia Office +55 61 2106 6600
Photo Name Position Profile
Diego  Capistrano photo Mr Diego Capistrano Partner
André  Carvalho  photo Mr André Carvalho Partner
Lívia Amorim photo Ms Lívia Amorim Partner
Bruno Aronne photo Mr Bruno Aronne Counsellor
Flávia Azevedo  photo Ms Flávia Azevedo Partner
Cristian Divan Baldani photo Mr Cristian Divan Baldani Partner
Robson Barreto photo Mr Robson Barreto Partner
Carlos Americo Castro photo Mr Carlos Americo Castro Senior Counsel
Guilherme D'Aguiar photo Mr Guilherme D'Aguiar Partner
Valdir De Oliveira Rocha Filho photo Mr Valdir De Oliveira Rocha Filho Partner
Ali El Hage Filho photo Mr Ali El Hage Filho Partner
Gustavo Espindola Treistman photo Mr Gustavo Espindola Treistman Partner
Pedro Freitas photo Mr Pedro Freitas Partner
Gustavo Fróes photo Mr Gustavo Fróes Partner
Beatriz Frontin photo Mrs Beatriz Frontin Partner
Nanci Gama photo Ms Nanci Gama Partner
Ricardo Gama photo Mr Ricardo Gama Partner
Pedro Garcia photo Mr Pedro Garcia Partner
Denise Louzano photo Ms Denise Louzano Associate
Marcos Ludwig photo Mr Marcos Ludwig Partner
Luiz Guilherme Migliora photo Mr Luiz Guilherme Migliora Partner
Lívia Miné photo Ms Lívia Miné Partner
Gisela Miranda photo Ms Gisela Miranda Partner
Cintia Morais Andrade photo Ms Cintia Morais Andrade Partner
Ian Muniz photo Mr Ian Muniz Partner
Flávio Paranhos photo Mr Flávio Paranhos Partner
Matheus Piconez photo Mr Matheus Piconez Partner
Bruna Rego Lins photo Ms Bruna Rego Lins Partner
Elisa Rezende photo Ms Elisa Rezende Counsellor
Marcos Rocha photo Mr Marcos Rocha Partner
Vitor  Rozenthal  photo Mr Vitor Rozenthal Partner
Antonio Albani Siqueira photo Antonio Albani Siqueira Associate
Maria Luisa (Isa) Soter photo Ms Maria Luisa (Isa) Soter Partner
Paula Surerus photo Mrs Paula Surerus Partner
Ingrid Thomas Hessling photo Ms Ingrid Thomas Hessling Partner
Ronaldo Veirano photo Mr Ronaldo Veirano Partner
Maria Cecilia Vieira photo Ms Maria Cecilia Vieira Partner
Rodrigo de Castro photo Mr Rodrigo de Castro Partner
Alberto  de Orleans e Bragança  photo Mr Alberto de Orleans e Bragança Partner
Partners : 86
Associates, lawyers and consultants : 280
Other fee-earners : 154
Total staff : 600+
Chinese (Mandarin)
Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
Ius Laboris
World Services Group (WSG)
Islamic Finance (IsFin)