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Veirano Advogados, Luiz Afrânio Araujo, Porto Alegre, BRAZIL

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Luiz Afrânio Araujo

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Veirano Advogados

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Labor & Employment and Corporate Immigration




Luiz Afrânio Araujo has more than 15 years of experience handling complex litigation and consulting in the area of labor and employment law. He represents domestic and foreign clients in various industries, including tobacco, automotive, information technology, pharmaceutical and logistics.

Mr. Araujo’ s litigation practice entails strategic, high complexity and financially relevant labor claims filed by Labor Prosecutors, employees´ Unions, high-level employees and expatriates. He also deals with claims related to labor accidents and pleadings for employment relationships. Mr. Araujo presents oral arguments on behalf of his clients before the Brazilian Labor Superior Court and several Federal Courts throughout the country. In the area of administrative proceedings, he represents clients during their meetings with the Labor Ministry and Labor Prosecutors regarding their compliance with labor legislation.

In the consulting practice, Luiz drafts employment contracts for both Brazilian and foreign employees, prepares legal opinions on general labor and employment issues and reviews and designs Human Resources practices. He also assists clients with creating alternative compensation plans, develops employee handbooks, and provides guidance regarding admission and dismissal of employees. Mr. Araujo also actively participates in union negotiations, drafting collective bargaining agreements regulating profit sharing plans, special work schedules and counseling on general employment aspects.

Additionally, Mr. Araujo’ s experience involves interdisciplinary work with different practices area of the Firm advising domestic and international companies on labor legislation as it impacts the establishment of Brazilian subsidiaries, corporate restructuring and M&A transactions.

Prior to joining the Firm, Luiz obtained his masters' degree at the University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, achieving the highest degree in his term paper on practical aspects in the establishment of stock option plans. Also while in the United States, he volunteered at Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a non-profit organization that provides assistance to destitute individuals on potential labor legislation infringements by employers.


English and Portuguese


American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Porto Alegre
German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK), Porto Alegre
Ius Laboris
World Services Group (WSG)
Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – Rio Grande do Sul


LL.M, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, 2009
Summer Law and English Program, USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, 2008
Specialization course, Employment and Labor Law and Procedure, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), Porto Alegre, 2005
LL.B, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUC-RS), 2003


Labour and employment

Within: Labour and employment

Providing a ‘high-quality legal service’ and with ‘strong knowledge of the market’, the team at Veirano Advogados is regarded highly for its work in the areas of collective dismissals, contract negotiations and compliance investigations. It is defending Philip Morris against litigation filed by employees seeking indemnification in light of developing diseases allegedly caused by their work environment. Luiz Guilherme Migliora ‘combines deep academic knowledge with a pragmatic approach’, and Luiz Antonio dos Santos Jr., Flávia Martins Azevedo and José Carlos Wahle are also recommended. Luiz Afrânio Araújo and Silvia Araújo made partner in January 2018.

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