Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados > São Paulo, Brazil > Firm Profile

Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados
Avenida Paulista 1842
Ed. Cetenco Plaza - Torre Norte - 2º andar, Cerqueira César
São Paulo, SP – CEP 01310-923

Brazil > Corporate and M&A: Mid-market Tier 3

Mid-size companies from the manufacturing, agribusiness, retail, services, education and IT sectors regularly seek out Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados’ assistance in the context of domestic and multijurisdictional business transactions. Its workload primarily consists of an array of M&A deals, commercial contracts and corporate restructurings; corporate governance is another area of expertise for the ‘helpful and professional team’. Skilled in M&A, corporate law, contracts and estate planning, Marcus Phelipe Barbosa de Souza is well versed in the structuring of inbound and outbound investments. He heads up the practice with Felipe Mavignier and Paula Taira Horiuti, both of whom have a wealth of experience in transactional and consulting matters.

Practice head(s):

Marcus Phelipe Barbosa de Souza; Felipe Mavignier; Paula Taira Horiuti


Helpful and professional team.

Felipe Mavignier stands out.

Key clients

Stafford Capital Partners and Rateca Reflorestamento

Stafford Capital Partners

LabVantage Solutions



Veolia Serviços Ambientais Brasil

Ambar Group

Jorge Procópio de Araújo Carvalho, minority shareholder of Health Connection Corretora de Seguros (HealthCo)

Move Concerts Brazil and Livepass

Shareholders of Ignis Contábil Group

Shareholders of CRM Educacional

Work highlights

  • Advised Stafford Capital Partners and Rateca Reflorestamento with the purchase and sale of teak assets in Mato Grosso.
  • Advised LabVantage Solutions on the acquisition of 100% of the quotas of the individual shareholders of Interfusão Serviços de Tecnologia.
  • Assisted Safic-Alcan with the acquisition of 100% of the quotas of the individual shareholders of Sarfam Indústria, Comércio e Importação.

Brazil > Labour and employment Tier 3

The labour and employment practice at Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados is a popular destination for power and construction clients looking for guidance in the full array of employment matters, notably negotiations with labour unions. Highlighted for its 'in-depth knowledge of labour issues', the group is also well versed in litigation cases brought by the Public Attorney's Office and claims involving C-level executives. Leading the practice, Ricardo Christophe Da Rocha Freire is engaged in preventive matters, high-profile litigation, and due diligence proceedings. Associate Paula Boschesi Barros handles both consulting and contentious mandates. André Rodrigues Schioser is no longer at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire


‘The labour team at Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados is extremely committed, with high technical and organisational capacity. In addition to being excellent lawyers and acting with a high level of responsibility, they have excellent interpersonal skills. The team is highly effective, differentiated and qualified, always honouring procedural deadlines.’

‘I recommend Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire and Paula Boschesi Barros. The most valued qualities of both are their technical quality, professionalism and organisation.’

‘The team led by Ricardo gives us great comfort and peace of mind. The team is extremely qualified, and has extensive experience and understanding of all types of complex matters. They have a very good and adequate sense of what is needed, and provide objective advice. Ricardo is able to understand the company’s business and provide legal advice in an objective and adequate manner.’

‘Ricardo Freire is a qualified lawyer, with broad/deep knowledge and experience in complex labour issues. A professional who is prepared to deal with any issue of a labour nature. Ricardo is very well known in the energy industry, with a lot of experience in several subjects.’

‘The firm has in-depth knowledge of labour issues, as well as the latest judgments on strategic issues for our company. The team does not have a passive attitude towards claims and problems that are presented to it. They are extremely proactive.’

‘Paula Boschesi Barros is an outstanding professional with great knowledge, excellent relationship with everyone, easy to deal with and who brings several important inputs to the strategic themes that are presented to her.’

Key clients

Enel Group

Localiza Hertz

General Motors do Brasil


Transmissora Aliança de Energia Elétrica

Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletricidade de São Paulo

Quantum Participações (Brookfield Infrastructure)

Argo Energia

Casa dos Ventos

Verzani Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Camargo Correa in a lawsuit filed against the Employees’ Union concerning a strike.
  • Represented Enel Green Power Paranapanema and Quatiara Energia in an investigation.
  • Acted for Camargo Correa Infra in a claim filed by a former employee involving benefits and compensation.

Tax > Tax litigation Tier 4

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 6

Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados has established itself as popular choice for high-stakes judicial and administrative tax disputes, with cases often reaching the Supreme Court. Commended for its ‘agility’, ‘remarkable legal knowledge and transparency’, the practice fields strong credentials in tax planning, often acting for domestic and international companies in transactional and day-to-day matters. High-net-worth individuals also turn to the group for assistance in tax-related estate planning and succession issues. Francisco Nogueira De Lima Neto demonstrates ‘great seniority’ and is backed by a team of ‘very competent’ associates.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Nogueira de Lima Neto


‘Service at national level; agility in procedures and responses; technical knowledge; knowledge of the procedural environment.’

‘Proximity, remarkable legal knowledge and transparency.’

‘Francisco demonstrates great seniority. Associates are also very competent.’

Key clients

M&M Comércio de Alimentos

Sanchez Cano

Hapvida Assistência Médica

Iron Mountain

ABFM – Associação Brasileira dos Franqueados McDonalds

Randstad Brasil

Marketdata Solutions Brasil (Wpp Group)

Camargo Corrêa Infraestrutura

Laticínios Catupiry

Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletricidade

Proteca Florestal

Enel Green Power Brasil

Vita Clínicas

Work highlights

  • Assisting Enel in a lawsuit before the Federal Court to offer a guarantee for fiscal regularity.
  • Represented Claro as plaintiff in a judicial litigation launched after the State of São Paulo decided to reclassify services for charging ISS tax.
  • Represented M&M Comércio as plaintiff in a judicial proceeding filed before the Federal Court that seeks to recognise its right to exclude contributions to PIS and COFINS from the tax base itself.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 7

Jointly headed up by founding partner Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini and litigator Maysa Abrahao Tavares Verzola, Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados‘ litigation practice is active across the automotive, construction, infrastructure, education, energy, and food and beverage sectors. The group is noted for its in-depth knowledge of public law cases, contractual disputes and credit recovery claims, and is also well versed in IP, insurance and tort litigation. Co-leader Verzola is counsel of choice for financial institutions, concessionaires and investment funds, while Renata Mangueira de Souza is regularly sought out for her expertise in consumer litigation and cases concerning family and succession law.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini; Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola

Key clients

AMC Serviços Educacionais

GPS Group

General Motors

Camargo Corrêa

ABB Group

Giorgio Armani Brasil

Siemens Healthcare Diagnósticos


Florespar Florestal

Sanchez Cano

Iron Mountain do Brasil

Inova Soluções

Mesto Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Siqueira Castro Advogados

Ambaar Serviços Auxiliares de Transporte Aéreo

Farmina Pet Foods

Globalpack Indústria e Comércio

Ambipar Response

Work highlights

  • Represented Empreendimentos Litorâneos in an eminent domain proceeding against Federal Union and INCRA.
  • Represented ANCIVE in a lawsuit filed against IVECO claiming indemnification for all Brazilian dealerships of IVECO vehicles.
  • Assisting Independência in its reorganisation proceedings, which involve hundreds of credit recovery claims.

Founded in 2004, Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados is a law firm committed to quality and efficiency in providing legal services, regardless of complexity.

The firm consists of professionals who graduated from the best educational institutions in Brazil and abroad, with expertise in various areas of law and solid legal knowledge. The members of the firm work closely with clients, understanding the specific characteristics of their business sectors, enabling them to provide agile, efficient, and personalized services.

Based in São Paulo with an office in Rio de Janeiro, Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados operates nationwide through a network of correspondents, as well as internationally through partner offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and Acquisitions and Estate Planning Marcus Phelipe Barbosa de Souza 55 11 2171 1341
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration and Mediation Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini 55 11 2171 1316
Tax Law and Estate Planning Francisco Nogueira de Lima Neto 55 11 2171 1316
Labour & Employment Law Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire 55 11 2171 1355
Corporate Law and Contracts Felipe Mavignier 55 11 2171 1313
Litigation, Arbitration, Administrative Law and Infrastructure Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola 55 11 2171 1309
Mergers and Acquisitions and Agribusiness Paula Taira Horiuti 55 11 2171 1346
Civil Litigation, Family and Succession Renata Mangueira de Souza 55 11 2171 1352
Energy and Infrastructure Desire Tamberlini Campiotti Pajola 55 11 2171 1323
Other fee-earners : 50
Total staff : 23