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

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

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

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


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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

The 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.

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
Litigation and Family Law and Succession Ana Lygia Tannus Giacometti 55 11 2171 1310
Technology and Innovation Jorge Miguel Arruda da Veiga 55 11 2171 1323
Tax Law Fernando Grasseschi Machado Mourão 55 11 2171 1306
Mergers and Acquisitions and Agribusiness Paula Taira Horiuti 55 11 2171 1346
Environmental Lourdes de Alcantara Machado 55 21 3514 8300
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Marcus Phelipe Barbosa de Souza  photo Mr Marcus Phelipe Barbosa de Souza Partner in charge of the Corporate and M&A team, serving various domestic…
Mr Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire photo Mr Ricardo Christophe da Rocha Freire Mr. Ricardo Freire is responsible for the Labor Law team. His expertise…
Mr Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini photo Mr Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini Mr. Gasparini leads the disputes practice and has 28 years of experience…
Mrs Ana Lygia Tannus Giacometti  photo Mrs Ana Lygia Tannus Giacometti Mrs. Giacometti has 16 years of experience representing national and foreign clients…
Mrs Paula Taira Horiuti  photo Mrs Paula Taira Horiuti Mrs. Horiuti has 10 years of experience in contractual and corporate law.
Mr Francisco Nogueira Lima Neto photo Mr Francisco Nogueira Lima Neto Partner, head of tax practice. Acting in tax consulting and tax litigation.…
Mr Felipe Mavignier  photo Mr Felipe Mavignier Responsible for M&A, corporate and contract teams.
Mr Victor Miranda de Toledo  photo Mr Victor Miranda de Toledo
 Fernando Grasseschi Machado Mourão  photo Fernando Grasseschi Machado Mourão Mr. Mourão has nearly 20 years of experience in tax law. He…
Mr Jorge Miguel Arruda da Veiga photo Mr Jorge Miguel Arruda da Veiga Mr. Veiga is the Head of Technology and Innovation. He provides strategic…
 Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola  photo Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola Maysa Verzola has over 19 years of experience in strategic litigation, domestic…
 Lourdes de Alcantara Machado  photo Lourdes de Alcantara Machado
Other fee-earners : 40
Total staff : 15