Firm Profile > Silveiro Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Silveiro Advogados
PRACA GENERAL GENTIL FALCAO, 108
3RD FLOOR, BROOKLIN NOVO
04571-150, SAO PAULO
Brazil

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

With strong credentials in corporate and business law, Silveiro Advogados has a well-established practice, which is adept at handling a mix of M&A transactions, corporate and debt restructuring, real estate matters and estate planning. The team also demonstrates specialist knowledge of venture capital and private equity funds in Brazil. Practice head Pedro Chagas is experienced in corporate and commercial mandates, often advising clients on foreign investments. André Silveiro focuses on corporate governance and succession planning, while Daniel Báril devotes a large proportion of his time to bankruptcy mandates.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Chagas

Testimonials

Its professionals demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the issues, have great ability to handle situations and convey a lot of confidence.’

Our company is totally satisfied with the Silvero team. It is a professional team and helping the company a lot with experienced legal skills and knowledge, which provides the right legal opinions and finding the most efficient and faster solutions for the company.’

André Silveiro and Pedro Chagas are excellent professionals, with deep knowledge, a lot of experience and competence. They convey a lot of security and confidence in the way they handle the most diverse situations.’

Mr. Pedro Chagas is sincere and a perfect legal advisor for the company.’

Key clients

Cortel Controlling Shareholders

HT Micron Semicondutores

Frusapar

Imdepa

Math Marketing da Informação

Fleming Empreendimentos Imobilários

SBQ Assessoria Didática e Pedagógica

Cuore Platform

FACAMP group of shareholders

Lagro Industrial Corp.

Construtora LF

Fundação Iberê Camargo

City focus - Porto Alegre > Dispute resolution Tier 2

With an impressive track record in litigation before the courts in the south of Brazil, 'excellent firm' Silveiro Advogados is particularly adept at assisting domestic and international clients involved in construction and corporate disputes. Another core area of activity for the department is arbitration, for which practice head Ricardo Ranzolin is a name to note. Ranzolin also brings a wealth of experience in class actions and construction disputes and is supported by a specialised team of litigators. Noteworthy individuals in the Porto Alegre office include Ricardo Leal de Moraes, who is seasoned in antitrust litigation and cases involving the telecoms sector; civil and commercial litigator Ricardo Fortes; and the highly regarded Vitor de Paula Ramos.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Ranzolin

Testimonials

‘The firm provides multidisciplinary service with artisanal solutions.’

‘Vitor de Paula Ramos is a rare professional in the market, combining technical knowledge not only in construction and contentious matters, with an extremely artisanal and careful advocacy. Vitor actively participates in all phases of the process. He works in complex litigation, often seeking negotiated solutions and settlements with positive and significant impacts for the client.’

‘Proactive resolution of complex issues. Ricardo Fortes has a lot of technical and jurisprudential knowledge.’

‘It is an excellent law firm. They have knowledge, are up-to-date and 100% dedicated to the clients and cases.’

‘In general, Silveiro Advogados stands out for its excellent performance, with teams always very accessible and willing to optimise the work in search of better results, as well as ensuring the relationship with the client.’

‘Ricardo Ranzolin is always transparent, which gives us total confidence in the work he undertakes.’

Key clients

Telefonica Brasil

Banco Cooperativo SICREDI

IBI Participações

Banrisul – Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul

Bing Imóveis Incorporadora e Construtora

TMSA – Tecnologia em Movimentação

Elevadores Otis

HT Micron Semicondutores

Companhia Zaffari Comércio e Indústria

Intecnial and Intecnial Participações

City focus - Porto Alegre > Labour Tier 2

Silveiro Advogados' labour team has extensive experience in both non-contentious and contentious matters, where it acts for a broad range of clients operating across the retail, food and beverage, engineering, steel and telecoms sectors, among others. Collective claims and trade union negotiations are key areas of strength for the department, which is overseen by Guilherme Guimarães. Larissa Salgado is also active in the practice and focuses on individual and collective labour claims.

Practice head(s):

Guilherme Guimarães

Key clients

Gerdau

Taurus Armas

Grupo RBS

E Bebidas Fruki

Lins Ferrão Artigos do Vestuário

Metasa Indústria Metalúrgica

Grupo Zanc

CMPC – Celulose Riograndense

Grupo AEGEA

IMDEPA Rolamentos Importação e Comércio

HT Micron Semicondutores

City focus - Porto Alegre > Tax Tier 2

With considerable expertise in both tax planning and litigation, Silveiro Advogados provides comprehensive advice to a variety of clients, covering direct and indirect tax at every level, and special tax regimes. Tax litigation is a core strength for the department, which often assists companies with challenges to tax assessments, and represents them before tax authorities. The Porto Alegre group witnessed a recent shift in leadership: Alberto Martins Brentano stepped down as practice head, and recent hire Cassiano Menke took his place in May 2020. Menke joined from Meister, Menke e Marder Advogados Associados and brings substantial experience in administrative and judicial tax litigation. He receives key support from Maria Angélica Feijó, who specialises in complex tax disputes.

Practice head(s):

Cassiano Menke

Testimonials

‘Technical knowledge of matters/subjects. Cassiano Menke has extensive knowledge of tax law issues.’

‘Personalised service. The team is constantly updated on new laws and jurisprudence.’

‘.Cassiano Menke provides impeccable advice.’

Key clients

Lojas Quero-Quero

Bebidas Fruki

Gerdau Empreendimentos

Sim Rede de Postos

Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Sindicato das Indústrias Texteis do RS

Sulgás – Companhia de Gás do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul

Associação Médica do Rio Grande do Sul – AMRIGS

Comércio de Medicamentos Brair

Centro Clínico Gaúcho

TMSA – Tecnologia Em Movimentação

Imdepa Rolamentos Importação e Comércio

Opinião Produtora

Grupo Processor

Associação Pró-Ensino Superior em Novo Hamburgo ASPEUR – Universidade FEEVALE

Unique Rubber Technologies

Fundação Iberê Camargo

Universidade Univates

Zenglein Indústrias de Calçados

Brazil > Real estate Tier 3

The 'highly committed' real estate team at Silveiro Advogados, which is split between the firm's São Paulo and Porto Alegre offices, is 'constantly updated on the new laws and jurisprudence'. The department is particularly active in representing investment funds, and is also noted for its substantial expertise in agribusiness-related investments. Advice to clients on residential, logistics, retail and commercial office developments and acquisitions also featured prominently in its workload in 2020. Practice head Rodrigo Mutti is strong on the transactional and litigation front, and is backed by up-and-coming partner Nicholas Paiva.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Mutti

Testimonials

‘Well-qualified, highly committed and engage all resources to solve clients’ problems.’

‘Personalised service with a high degree of knowledge of the standards, with a team constantly updated on the new laws and jurisprudence.’

‘At Silveiro Advogados the projects go well and we come up with concrete results. The customer experience has been very positive.’

‘Nicholas Paiva and Rodrigo Mutti make a difference.’

‘I work with Rodrigo Mutti, Nicolas Paiva and Patriccia Maestra. It’s a great team: responsive, professional and delivering the expected results.’

Key clients

Telefonica Brasil

Terra Santa Agro

Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Rio Bravo Investimentos

Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo

MSD (Merck Sharp Dhome)

FCC

Grupo Zaffari

Peccin Agroflorestal

IBI Investimentos

Air Liquide

Brazil > Intellectual property Tier 4

Focused on the intersection between IP and IT law, Silveiro Advogados is predominantly retained by start-ups, pharmaceutical companies, manufacturing corporations and football clubs. Besides assisting with trade mark and domain names disputes, the group is also well versed in digital copyright infringement, unfair competition and anti-piracy measures. Leading the department is Rodrigo Azevedo, who handles contentious matters and stands out for his experience in online brand protection. Leonardo Braga Moura is another contact for complex IP issues in Brazil and abroad.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Azevedo

Testimonials

‘This law firm is the one I trust when I need advice regarding Brazilian copyright matters. They are fast and provide useful advice.’

‘SA’s IP team was very attentive to the company’s demands and were always available to identify a solution balancing the company’s interests vs. legal certainty. They are flexible both in legal support and in charging fees.’

‘Leonardo Braga Moura and Rodrigo Azevedo are competent professionals who are always available to discuss issues. They are assertive in their advice. They convey confidence.’

‘Organisation, technique, punctuality, availability. I recommend Leonardo Braga Moura and Rodrigo Azevedo.’

Key clients

Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul – Banrisul

Telefônica Brasil

Sicredi Participações

Sodexo

Banco Fator

Schneider Electric

Bauminas

Grêmio Football Portoalegrense

Grendene

Lojas Colombo

Lojas Renner

Marcopolo

Agibank

CMPC

Brazil > Public law Tier 5

Demonstrating an impressive track record in proceedings before judicial, administrative and audit courts, Silveiro Advogados is also skilled in public procurement, government contracts and cases related to fraud. The team, which boasts a strong following in the telecoms sector, is jointly led by two public law specialists - Ricardo Leal de Moraes and Manoel André da Rocha - who have decades of experience across the entire spectrum of public law mandates, including negotiations with regulatory agencies. Moraes splits his time between Porto Alegre and São Paulo and focuses on administrative law and regulatory issues. Rocha is a key contact in Porto Alegre, especially for constitutional and administrative law matters.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Leal de Moraes; Manoel André da Rocha

Testimonials

‘Personalised service with a high-quality and very diligent team.’

‘Silveiro Advogados works very closely to the client, strives to understand the their needs, and manages to provide a customised service, adequate and assertive advice. Our experience with Silveiro Advogados has been excellent due to the promptness and speed of service, and the technical knowledge of the team that assisted us.’

Key clients

Telefônica Brasil

Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul

Fraport Brasil Aeroporto de Porto Alegre

Banco Cooperativo Sicredi

Rio Bravo Investments

Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Companhia Zaffari Comércio e Indústria

TMSA – Tecnologia em Movimentação

IBI Participações e Negócios

Pilaplast Indústria e Comércio de Plásticos

BRISA Sociedade para o Desenvolvimento da Tecnologia de Informação

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 6

Silveiro Advogados has extensive experience of handling litigation throughout the entire justice system in Brazil. The team is particularly prominent in the telecoms, construction and corporate sectors. Ricardo Leal de Moraes, who specialises in competition and administrative law, is a name to note in the team, as are Ricardo Ranzolin and Igor Bimkowski Rossoni, who 'stand out for their technical capacity and excellent client service skills'. 

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Ranzolin

Testimonials

‘The team’s dedication to understanding and finding solutions to unusual issues, with a quick and efficient response is outstanding.’

‘Igor Bimkowski Rossoni and Ricardo Borges Ranzolin stand out for their technical capacity and excellent client service skills.’

‘Silveiro Advogados has acted in our cases in a very diligent and proactive manner, always a step ahead in all procedural acts, in addition to working with commendable zeal and impressive speed. The litigation team has served us brilliantly and has put together a very successful strategy so far.’

‘Igor Bimkowski Rossoni and Rafael Brunati Pereira da Silva had a proactive performance throughout the case. In addition, they demonstrate that they have great technical knowledge in the matters discussed and have been extremely successful in all our matters so far.’

‘After a long partnership with the real estate office, we hired Silveiro to work in the civil and litigation area. Igor Rossoni is responsible for the great work done. In addition to deep academic knowledge, Igor is also a thorough lawyer when discussing legal strategies (post and before litigation).’

‘The team is attentive and always very helpful. They provide cutting-edge advice.’

‘It is a state-of-the-art practice that works very quickly, efficiently and with a lot of knowledge of the facts, in matters of judicial and administrative litigation. Ricardo Borges Ranzolin and Igor Binkowski Rossoni are recommended.’

Key clients

Telefônica Brasil

Elevadores Otis

Banco Cooperativo SICREDI

IBI Participações

BANRISUL – Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul

Terra Santa Agro

Rio Bravo Investimentos

Frusapar Participações

TMSA – Tecnologia em Movimentação

HT Micron Semicondutores

Faculdade de Campinas – FACAMP

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 7

Silveiro Advogados has a strong team working primarily out of the firm's Porto Alegre office. The department is led by recently appointed practice head Cassiano Menke, who has over 20 years' experience advising on complex consulting and litigation issues. Maria Angélica Feijó is another key partner with a strong track record in major tax disputes. Former practice head Alberto Brentano continues to advise as a consultant. Clients include major fund managers, manufacturers, retailers and energy companies.

Practice head(s):

Cassiano Menke

Testimonials

I believe that, in addition to what is usual, that is, excellence in providing the service, the difference is the technical capacity of the team, the willingness to resolve any demand and the quick feedback from lawyers to the client. The difference is the organisation compared to others.’

Cassiano, always solicitous, considerate, willing and open to dialogue. Maria Angelica, attentive to cases, unique technical skill, kind. Louise Lerina, unique technical skill, and always dedicated to any job.’

‘It is a firm with a small team, but that brings a differential of being close to the client, speaking the language of the client and acting in great partnership.’

‘Rodrigo Mutti and Cassiano Menke are standout professionals.’

Silveiro Advogados is full service and understands very well our area of expertise. Cassiano Menke and Maria Angélica Feijó have done and are doing a great job. Given the personalised and high-level service, expectations were exceeded.’

Key clients

Rio Bravo Gestora de Investimentos

Novelis do Brasil

Merck Sharp & Dohme

Grupo Terra Santa

Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Sindicato das Indústrias Texteis do RS

TMSA – Tecnologia Em Movimentação

Imdepa Rolamentos Importação e Comércio

Kidde Brasil

Grupo Gerdau

Fleury

Lojas Riachuelo

Cia. Hering

Oi

Timags Participações

HT Micron Semicondutores

O Escritório se baseia no propósito de proporcionar segurança jurídica para que nossos clientes ousem em suas iniciativas. A operação colaborativa full-service, sempre com foco em soluções personalizadas, perenes e de baixo custo, busca oferecer resultados concretos para o sucesso dos negócios de seus clientes. O escritório possui sólidos valores, forjados em 65 anos de existência, aliados ao dinamismo de um escritório totalmente remodelado.

Com mais de 150 profissionais, Silveiro Advogados está em constante expansão por meio de parcerias nacionais e internacionais com alguns dos mais importantes escritórios de advocacia do país, com status globalizado e capacidade de oferecer um atendimento experiente a qualquer necessidade do cliente, em qualquer cenário jurídico e econômico.

A equipe altamente especializada é formada por cerca de 60 advogados sócios, formados no Brasil e no exterior, que atuam em áreas segmentadas, mas em perfeita sinergia entre elas, na busca por soluções integradas. A maioria dos profissionais iniciou a sua carreira como estagiários e construiu a sua formação dentro da “cultura de Silveiro” de meio século de experiência que corrobora a convicção de que o sucesso dos trabalhos realizados no escritório advém de laços de confiança desenvolvidos através de verdadeiros, transparentes e, acima de tudo, as relações humanas.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative, public and constitutional; competition and antitrust Ricardo Moraes
Bankruptcy Daniel Báril
Bankruptcy Ricardo Fortes
Consumer Law Ricardo Borges Ranzolin
Corporate/M&A Pedro Dominguez Chagas
Dispute Resolution Ricardo Ranzolin
Family and Succession Fernando René Graeff
IP and IT Rodrigo Azevedo
Labour & Employment Guilherme Guimarães
Real estate Rodrigo Mutti
Tax Cassiano Menke
Criminal Law Rafael Canterji
Consulting in Compliance Ana Paula Ávila
Capital Markets and Investment Funds José Roberto Meirelles
Other fee-earners : 53
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