Firm Profile > Silveiro Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Silveiro Advogados
04571-150, SAO PAULO

Intellectual property Tier 4

Silveiro Advogados is particularly strong in IP litigation and crisis management. A highlight was defending Cecrisa Revestimentos Cerâmicos in patent litigation, while other work included trade mark, industrial design and unfair competition cases as well as domain name disputes. Rodrigo Azevedo is the name to note.

Real estate Tier 4

From its offices in Porto Alegre and São Paulo, the 'experienced' and 'well-prepared' team at Silveiro Advogados handles a range of contentious and non-contentious real estate matters. Rodrigo Mutti and associate Nicholas Paiva are 'diligent and careful with their assessments'.

Public law Tier 5

Silveiro Advogados counts Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Telefônica Brasil and HT Micron Semicondutores among its clients. Ricardo Leal de Moraes leads the large department, which is based in Porto Alegre and excels in administrative litigation.

Corporate and M&A Tier 6

The sizeable team at Silveiro Advogados is spread across the Porto Alegre and São Paulo offices. It continues to win new clients each year, in addition to maintaining longstanding client relationships with numerous companies. Corporate transactions feature regularly among its workload, and it is also equipped to handle corporate disputes. In recent work, Pedro Chagas advised IBI Participações e Telecoms Negócios on the sale of a minority stake in LHM Participações Societárias. Vasco Maestri Trindade and André Silveiro are additional contacts.

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) Tier 7

The 'great team' at Silveiro Advogados is 'extremely qualified' and 'very approachable'. Clients also appreciate that 'partners and senior lawyers work closely on the case'. From its offices in Porto Alegre and São Paulo, the team handles a range of high-value disputes on behalf of clients in highly regulated sectors, including telecoms and financial services. Ricardo Borges Ranzolin, Rodrigo MuttiNicolas Aires de Paiva, and Eduardo Zarpelon each receive praise.

Tax Tier 7

Silveiro Advogados' tax practice is led by Alberto Martins Brentano and acts for a range of new and longstanding clients in the technology, life sciences and real estate sectors, among others. Sergio Lewin and Eduardo Kowarick Halperin are key contacts in the team, which has broad expertise across direct and indirect taxes.

For over 60 years Silveiro Advogados has been on the cutting edge of legal practice. Originally established in southern Brazil, Silveiro Advogados provides high-end legal services in a variety of practice areas throughout the country. It has developed a trademark culture of going to the root of the issues, working hand-in-hand with clients and looking for solutions to meet their long-term needs.

The firm: Founded in 1956 in Porto Alegre, Silveiro later expanded to Sao Paulo. Moving into its third generation of lawyers, the core values of the firm, including its absolute ethics and trustworthiness, were firmly established and distributed by its founder through all the practice areas.

The majority of its practitioners have developed their career at the firm, and the team currently comprises more than 50 qualified lawyers, aims for the highest standards of academic development and international practice, and speaks a great variety of languages.

The firm has built a solid name in corporate law. Five of the 15 largest Brazilian corporations are assisted by its specialized team. The partners Andre Silveiro and Pedro Chagas have been involved in more than 40 important M&A transactions in southern Brazil. Likewise, the litigation and civil law practice at Silveiro has accrued prestige through Ricardo Ranzolin’s track record in complex litigation before state courts and arbitration tribunals, which has allowed the firm to build strong and long-lasting relationships with clients. The firm also relies on the expertise of tax lawyers Alberto Brentano and Sergio Lewin and public law professor and former vice-director of the University of Rio Grande do Sul Law School Manoel Andre da Rocha, who is in charge of the public law practice alongside partner Ricardo Moraes.

The intellectual property practice has been consistently increasing through WIPO arbitrator and partner Rodrigo Azevedo, providing cutting-edge services related to internet law for major companies. Guilherme Guimaraes coordinates labor and employment law, the fastest-growing area in the firm. Sao Paulo partner Rodrigo Mutti leads the real estate practice, advising clients through all the stages of property transactions. Silveiro’s expert team also includes developing practices in family law, environmental law, competition and antitrust, bankruptcy and financial restructuring.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A/capital markets/financial restructuring André Silveiro
Corporate/M&A/capital markets/financial restructuring Pedro Chagas
Tax Alberto Brentano
Family and succession Fernando Graeff
IP and IT Rodrigo Azevedo
Real estate Rodrigo Mutti
Administrative, public and constitutional; competition and antitrust Ricardo Moraes
Urbanism and environment Manoel André da Rocha
Labor and employment Guilherme Guimarães
Litigation and dispute resolution; commercial and civil Ricardo Ranzolin
Other fee-earners : 9
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