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 > Labour and employment Tier 3

Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados has an ‘outstanding’ practice, with ‘lawyers well versed in labour law’. The ‘extremely dedicated’ and ‘very proactive’ team advises employers on a mix of litigation and consultancy work. The firm represents clients from across all the key industries, and is particularly experienced in employment issues linked to the power and construction sectors. Practice head Ricardo Christophe Da Rocha Freire  is ‘an extremely qualified lawyer, with broad and deep knowledge and experience in complex labour issues’. Clients also highly rate the ‘extremely talented’ associate Paula Boschesi Barros .

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire


‘I recommend Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire and Paula Boschesi Barros, who are excellent lawyers and exceed clients’ expectations.’

‘The labour practice of GNB Advogados is outstanding, with lawyers well versed in the labour law. And that is not only knowledge of the law, but strong practical abilities, creativity and willingness to resolve the client’s legal problem.’

‘Competent and attentive, great knowledge and the way to handle the problem to find the best solution, positive results in relation to the labour lawsuits in progress, and assistance in other demands that are necessary for legal support.’

‘Ricardo Freire is an outstanding individual. The best labour lawyer I have met.’

‘The team is extremely qualified, with extensive experience and understanding of all kinds of complex matters. Ricardo has the ability to understand the company’s business and provide objective and appropriate legal advice. The firm is very inclusive, it seems to me that the vast majority of professionals are women.’

‘In our opinion, Ricardo Freire is an extremely qualified lawyer, with broad/deep knowledge and experience in complex labour issues, with enormous commercial perception and client service. Ricardo is very well known in the energy industry. In addition to Ricardo, we are extremely comfortable with all the support we receive from the team, especially from Paula Barros – a fully-fledged lawyer who has a lot of technical knowledge, extremely talented, very agile in responding to our demands, in addition to extremely available.’

‘The office is excellent in dealing with special labour processes, having an extremely dedicated team, attentive to news and very proactive, not depending on client charges. I have really enjoyed the service and increased the sending of different matters to the firm.’

‘The lawyer who works with us and deserves to be highlighted is Paula Boschesi Barros. What distinguishes her is her intelligence, strategic thinking and her positioning as if she were a client, sharing the pains and achievements as part of the team.’

Key clients

Enel Group

Localiza Hertz

General Motors do Brasil


Iron Mountain

Giorgio Armani

Quantum (Brookfield Infrastructure)


DMS Logistics

Verzani Group

Work highlights

  • Represented Camargo Correia Infra in lawsuits challenging a strike by employees at a work site for energy transmission lines, preventing the entry and exit of people and vehicles.
  • Advised General Motors do Brasil on a lawsuit filed by a former director over alleged unpaid bonuses and stock options.
  • Representing Camargo Correa Infra in a labour claim filed by a former employee concerning bonuses and fringe benefits during their time working in Argentina.

Tax > Tax litigation Tier 4

Brazil > Corporate and M&A Tier 5

The corporate and M&A team at Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados is highlighted by clients for the ‘availability of professionals, attention to the client, quality of analyses and advice'. Mid-market M&A, including domestic and cross-border transactions, are at the core of the practice, which acts for an array of corporate clients across the technology, manufacturing, agribusiness and retail sectors. Marcus Phelipe Barbosa de Souza and Felipe Mavignier jointly head up the department, which also features Paula Taira Horiuti, Desire Tamberlini Campiotti Pajola and Guilherme Dantas.


‘Several reasons make this firm unique in our experience, namely: availability of professionals, attention to the client, quality of analyses and advice.’ 

‘My main contact is with Marcus Phelipe Barbosa de Souza, he helped me a lot in negotiations. Everyone in the team was excellent and very diligent, I could really trust and feel safe at all stages.’

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 6

Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados has an experienced team with particularly strong credentials for contentious tax proceedings. The firm represents clients in judicial and administrative disputes from the municipal courts up to the Supreme Federal Court. On the advisory front, the team assists corporates in tax planning for transactional and day-to-day operations, and also advises wealthy Brazilian families on estate planning issues. Other areas of expertise include free trade zones and customs-related advice. Francisco Nogueira De Lima Neto jointly leads the team alongside Marilia Tubelis.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Nogueira de Lima Neto; Marília Pukenis Tubelis

Key clients

Hapvida Assistência Médica

Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletrecidade

Marketdata Solutions Brasil (Wpp Group)

M&M Comércio de Alimentos

Sanchez Cano

Iron Mountain

ABFM – Associação Brasileira dos Franqueados McDonalds

Randstad Brasil

Camargo Corrêa Infraestrutura

Laticínios Catupiry

Proteca Florestal

Enel Green Power Brasil

Giorgio Armani Brasil

Work highlights

  • Assisting Proteca Florestal in an administrative proceeding to rule out the taxation of corporate income tax and social contribution on financial investments.
  • Assisting Enel in a lawsuit before the Federal Court to offer a guarantee for fiscal regularity.
  • Assisting Vita Clínicas in a lawsuit filed before the Federal Court seeking the exclusion of ISS from the PIS and COFINS base.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 7

Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados undertakes a broad range of contentious work, covering civil, commercial and administrative litigation. The team manages a significant caseload, featuring insurance claims, unfair competition issues, environmental lawsuits, infrastructure disputes and credit recovery. Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini has wide-ranging experience in dispute resolution, advising clients on litigation, arbitration and compliance matters. Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola is often retained by investment funds, concessionaires and financial institutions. Civil claims involving consumer law, torts and insurance are key areas of activity for Ana Lygia Tannus Giacometti.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini; Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola; Ana Lygia Tannus Giacometti


‘Always very attentive and diligent. Meetings were always helpful.’

‘Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini is always objective and punctual in decisions, acting with prudence and discretion when necessary.’

Key clients

AMC Serviços Educacionais

GPS Group

General Motors

Camargo Corrêa Infra

ABB Group

Giorgio Armani Brasil

Siemens Healthcare Diagnósticos



Metso Brazil Indústria E Comércio

C&A Modas

Florespar Florestal

Sanchez Cano

Iron Mountain do Brasil

Inova Soluções

Work highlights

  • Representing Iron Mountain in a claim to contest a tender launched by Petrobras for a $59m contract to provide specialised filing services.
  • Acting for Top Service as plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against Araucária Nitrogenados – ANSA seeking compensation for loss suffered during the performance of a contract to provide specialised labour force.
  • Assisted Camargo Correa in obtaining a judicial decision authorising the transport of employees from several construction sites to Florianopolis airport in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Founded in 2004, Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados is a Brazilian full-service law firm committed to excellence in rendering high-quality and effective legal services. Its local and international clients can rely on a team of expert attorneys with solid legal knowledge and multidisciplinary expertise, graduated from the most prestigious institutions in Brazil and abroad, who offer legal services in Portuguese, English, Italian, French and Spanish.

The in-depth legal expertise of Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados’ team of attorneys has led the firm to become a reference in the country, thus demonstrating the solid foundations of its corporate structure.

The firm’s multidisciplinary team, comprising 12 partners and 40 other lawyers, provides comprehensive legal services to national and foreign companies in different business sectors, such as manufacturing, industrial and services; construction; education; retail and consumer goods; technology; agribusiness; life sciences, pharmaceutical and healthcare; military and defense; food and beverages; energy; entertainment and third sector.

Members of the firm are constantly interacting and exchanging information among themselves, which has contributed to maintaining the firm’s high professional standard and excellence throughout the years.

Main areas of practice: M&A; corporate law; tax; contracts; civil litigation; arbitration and mediation; capital markets; environment and sustainability; technology and innovation; labor; compliance and anti-corruption; bankruptcy and restructuring; family law; public and administrative law; employment and benefits; real estate; regulatory affairs and insurance.

Mergers and Acquisitions and Estate Planning Marcus Phelipe Barbosa de 11 2171 1341
Dispute Resolution & Arbitration and Mediation Pedro Paulo Wendel 11 2171 1316
Tax Law and Estate Planning Francisco Nogueira de Lima 11 2171 1316
Labour & Employment Law Ricardo Christophe da Rocha 11 2171 1355
Corporate Law and Contracts Felipe 11 2171 1313
Litigation, Arbitration, Administrative Law and Infrastructure Maysa Abrahão Tavares 11 2171 1309
Mergers and Acquisitions and Agribusiness Paula Taira 11 2171 1346
Tax Law and Estate Planning Daniel 11 2171 1352
Corporate and Finance Guilherme Justino 11 2171 1332
Energy and Infrastructure Desire Tamberlini Campiotti 11 2171 1323
Marcus Phelipe Barbosa de Souza photoMr Marcus Phelipe Barbosa de SouzaPartner in charge of the Corporate and M&A team, serving various domestic…
Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire photoMr Ricardo Christophe da Rocha FreireMr. Ricardo Freire is responsible for the Labor Law team. His expertise…
Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini photoMr Pedro Paulo Wendel GaspariniMr. Gasparini leads the disputes practice and has 28 years of experience…
Paula Taira Horiuti photoMrs Paula Taira HoriutiMrs. Horiuti has 10 years of experience in contractual and corporate law.
Francisco Nogueira Lima Neto photoMr Francisco Nogueira Lima NetoPartner, head of tax practice. Acting in tax consulting and tax litigation.…
Felipe Mavignier photoMr Felipe MavignierResponsible for M&A, corporate and contract teams.
Desire Tamberlini Campiotti Pajola photoMrs Desire Tamberlini Campiotti PajolaDesire has extensive experience in the energy sector, advising national and international…
Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola photoMs Maysa Abrahão Tavares VerzolaMaysa Verzola has over 19 years of experience in strategic litigation, domestic…
Other fee-earners : 50
Total staff : 20