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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 active employment team led by the experienced Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire, who is especially strong in labour litigation. In addition to judicial and administrative disputes, the firm also advises on high-profile collective and individual dismissals, and has good experience negotiating with the unions on collective bargaining agreements. During 2020, the team also provided strategic support to clients on Covid-19 related employment matters. Senior associate André Rodrigues Schioser also plays a key role in the team's success.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire; André Rodrigues Schioser


‘The team is always updated in relation to labour issues that have arisen in the country, acting proactively. We can highlight the importance of the office in the company’s legal orientation during the crisis caused by Covid-19. The firm played a major role in guiding the company in the direction of measures that should be adopted.’

‘The lawyers are fully updated with the themes and tireless in the search for specific solutions for each company and business.’

‘It is a full service firm with strong performance in the labour area. They have good availability and quick attendance in lawsuits and in labour consultations, with a team mixed by lawyers with greater and lower seniority.’

‘Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freireo has exceptional professional training with extensive experience in the area of Labour & Employment and a lot of background in the service to large companies.’

‘Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire has great expertise in the work area, whether advisory or contentious.’

‘André Rodrigues Schioser is considerate, available, objective and coordinates the labour team with great attention.’

Key clients

Enel Distribuição São Paulo

Almap BBDO

Quantum Participações

Localiza Hertz


General Motors Do Brasil

EDF EN do Brasil Participações (Électricité de France  – Energies Nouvelles)

Enel Green Power Group

Giorgio Armani


Camargo Correa Infra

Work highlights

  • Representing Visel, a company in the GPS Group, as defendant before the Labour Court in a collective labour claim filed by a union arguing that overtime payment on holidays (valued at R$22m) was not paid appropriately.
  • Assisted Enel in a complete labour audit of claims filed against Eletropaulo, which amounted to approximately 4,700 lawsuits, following the client’s acquisition of Eletropaulo.
  • Representing General Motors in a lawsuit filed by a former director claiming that he did not receive his annual bonus according to the internal bonus scheme and that he was eligible for the GM’s stock option plan.

Brazil > Real estate Tier 4

Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados has a strong background in rural real estate, land subdivision and development projects. Practice head Victor Miranda de Toledo arrived in early 2021 from his own firm, and has over 15 years' experience in the market, where he provides advice on shopping centre transactions and disputes involving real estate and construction projects. His arrival followed the departure of former practice head Fabricio Barreto de Mattos.

Practice head(s):

Victor Miranda de Toledo

Key clients

Trexx Holding

Banco Modal

Botafogo Futebol

Saad Family Office

Spreg Empreendimentos e Participações

Sima’s Construções

Nova Fronteira

Raul Calfat

Stafford Capital Partners

Canadian Solar Desenvolvimento de Usinas Solares

Ardex Brasil


Work highlights

  • Advised Sima’s Construções e Incorporações de Imóveis in the legal structuring of a R$120m real estate project for land subdivision in Patos, Brazil.
  • Assisted Trexx Holding in the acquisition of two real estate properties to create a landbank in the tourist cities of Holambra and Jaguariúna, in São Paulo.
  • Assisted Nova Fronteira in the sale of a 2,152,464 sqm property located in Itatiba, São Paulo, to a Brazilian real estate developer.

Tax > Tax litigation Tier 4

Brazil > Corporate and M&A Tier 5

With an emphasis on mid-market M&A, both domestic and cross-border, Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados continues to expand its client base, and has particular experience in the technology, manufacturing, agribusiness and retail sectors, among others. The team also advises companies on corporate restructurings, corporate governance and commercial contracts, in addition to acting for individual clients. The department is jointly led by Marcus Phelipe Barbosa de Souza and Felipe Mavignier, who each draw on over 20 years of experience in corporate and M&A, and Paula Taira Horiuti, a corporate and commercial contracts expert who was promoted to partner in January 2020. Associate Débora Cunha Romanov is an active member of the team. Since publication, the firm has expanded in several areas, including with the arrivals of Desire Tamberlini Campiotti Pajola in energy and electricity, and Guilherme Dantas in corporate and competition law.

Practice head(s):

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


In addition to extensive experience in M&A and corporate matters, the firm also has a lot of technical knowledge. I am very satisfied with the work done so far.’

Felipe Mavignier – excellent technical knowledge, very helpful to explain case, great disposition to think and propose strategies.’

Key clients

MDM Pharma Group

It4you Consultoria em Informática

Giorgio Armani

Farmina Pet Foods

Eucateca Florestal

Ardex Americas


Stafford Capital Partners

Mover Participações

Quintess Holding e Participaçoes

Terra dos Vales

Work highlights

  • Advised a family on the sale of their 50% stake in Magnesium do Brasil and Refranor Refratários do Nordeste to France-based Groupe Roullier.
  • Advised Quintess Group as buyer in the acquisition of 100% of the shares of CSC Brasil Sistemas.
  • Advised It4you Consultoria em Informática and its shareholder on the purchase of shares held by two shareholders.

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 6

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 6

Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados has a particular specialism in contentious tax issues and regularly defends clients in major disputes with the Brazilian federal revenue agency. Other areas of expertise include tax planning and day-to-day tax matters, as well as issues pertaining to free-trade zones. Practice co-head Francisco Nogueira de Lima Neto handles a mix of contentious and non-contentious issues and is also noted for his estate planning expertise. Fellow co-head Fernando Grasseschi Machado Mourão is also highlighted for advisory and litigation support. Since publication, in February 2022, the firm announced the arrival of tax and tax planning expert Marilia Tubelis.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Nogueira de Lima Neto; Fernando Grasseschi Machado Mourão


‘It is a full service office with a competent and experienced tax team.’

‘Responsible, available and competent.’

‘Francisco Nogueira de Lima Neto is attentive to urgent demands. Fernando Grasseschi Machado Mourão is attentive to tax consultations.’

Agility and full knowledge of the topics.’

Key clients

Siemens Energy

M&M Comércio de Alimentos

Sanchez Cano

Vita Clínicas

C&A Modas


Iron Mountain






Roland Brasil


Laticínios Catupiry

Work highlights

  • Advising Camargo Correa Group on the IRFS tax impacts on infrastructure projects.
  • Representing C&A Modas in a leading case involving the non-inclusion of royalties paid for use of licensed brands in the tax calculation basis of Import Duty and Taxes on Revenue.
  • Defending Qintess against an infraction notice drawn up by the federal tax authority.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 7

Covering advice on civil, administrative and commercial litigation, Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados acts for an impressive domestic and international client roster. Ana Lygia Tannus Giacometti's areas of specialism include tort, insurance claims, consumer rights, and contractual and corporate disputes, and Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola, who has notable experience in judicial and administrative proceedings, is also highly regarded. They lead the team alongside Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini, who receives plaudits from clients for his 'extensive experience in civil litigation'.

Practice head(s):

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


‘It is a full service office with a wide range of activities in the civil litigation area. The partners are attentive and helpful in judicial proceedings or arbitration. There is direct contact with partners throughout cases.’

‘Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini is attentive and has extensive experience in civil litigation. Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola is an assertive professional with experience in strategic civil cases and arbitration. Ana Lygia Tannus Giacometti is an experienced professional with a strong presence in civil litigation.’

‘We strongly recommend the work of partner Maysa Verzola, who helped us with important cases.’

‘The partner Maysa Verzola has technical and refined knowledge of civil law matters. She is very clear in her position, making it easier for the client to understand.’

‘GNLB Associados is a unique law firm in advising and assisting their clients in Dispute Resolution. Pedro Paulo Gasparini has a brilliant mind. Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola is also recommended.’

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

Espólio de Cecília de Almeida Prado Amaral

Work highlights

  • Representing Iron Mountain in a claim to contest a tender launched by Petrobras for a contract to provide specialised filing services, which was awarded to SOS Tecnologia e Gestão da Informação.
  • Representing Top Service as plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against Araucária Nitrogenados – ANSA, a Petrobras subsidiary, seeking compensation for the loss suffered during the performance of a contract.
  • Assisted Camargo Correa to obtain a judicial decision authorising the transport of employees from several construction sites to Florianópolis airport to send them home due to the suspension of activities triggered by 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
Mr Marcus Phelipe Barbosa de Souza photo Mr Marcus Phelipe Barbosa de SouzaPartner in charge of the Corporate and M&A team, serving various domestic…
Mr Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire photo Mr Ricardo Christophe da Rocha FreireMr. Ricardo Freire is responsible for the Labor Law team. His expertise…
Mr Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini photo Mr Pedro Paulo Wendel GaspariniMr. Gasparini leads the disputes practice and has 28 years of experience…
Mrs Paula Taira Horiuti photo Mrs Paula Taira HoriutiMrs. Horiuti has 10 years of experience in contractual and corporate law.
Mr Francisco Nogueira Lima Neto photo Mr Francisco Nogueira Lima NetoPartner, head of tax practice. Acting in tax consulting and tax litigation.…
Mr Felipe Mavignier photo Mr Felipe MavignierResponsible for M&A, corporate and contract teams.
Ms Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola photo Ms Maysa Abrahão Tavares VerzolaMaysa Verzola has over 19 years of experience in strategic litigation, domestic…
Other fee-earners : 50
Total staff : 20