Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados > São Paulo, Brazil > Firm Profile

Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados
01311-000 SÃO PAULO SP

Brazil > Public law Tier 1

Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados is a reference in the Brazilian legal market for its well-recognised expertise in public law. The firm covers a broad range of work and stands out for its track record in high-profile litigation involving administrative law, public contracts, PPP projects and concessions. The team acts for both private and public sector clients engaged in projects, infrastructure transactions and contentious matters with considerable public law implications and across an array of sectors, including ports, roads, airports, railways, logistics, sanitation and urban infrastructure. The department is jointly led by administrative law expert Floriano De Azevedo Marques Neto and Marcos Augusto Perez, both of whom are regularly instructed by public and private companies to advise on public service concessions, PPPs and bid contracts.

Practice head(s):

Floriano De Azevedo Marques Neto; Marcos Augusto Perez


‘It is a firm composed of lawyers with excellent practical and academic experience. Professionals are very concerned about understanding the company’s needs.’

‘Deep knowledge in the public law area, extreme competence in conducting research and compiling results, availability of the team.’

Tatiana Cymbalista, Marcos Perez and Ana Beatriz Saviolli are recommended.’

Raul Felipe Borelli and Alexandre Rodrigues de Sousa have excellent procedural technique associated with Public Law content.’

Key clients



Grupo JSL

IFC (International Finance Corporation)

BNDES (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social)

Estádio Mineirão

Minas Arena Gestão de Instalações Esportivas

The World Bank

AMFRI (Associação dos Municípios da Região da Foz do Rio Itajaí)

Consórcio Move São Paulo (Odebrecht, Queiroz Galvão e UTC)

Concessionária CRT


Construtores Queiroz Galvão


China Railway 20 Bureau Group

Planova Planejamento e Construçõe

Work highlights

  • Represented Eneva before TCE-AM (Amazonas Court of Auditors) regarding a natural gas project in the region of the Amazon basin and its tax regime.
  • Advising IFC (International Finance Corporation) and BNDES (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social) on the legal framework related to a new port administration model in Brazil.
  • Assisting The World Bank and AMFRI (Associação dos Municípios da Região da Foz do Rio Itajaí) in legal feasibility studies for the implementation of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system between cities in the state of Santa Catarina.

Brazil > TMT: Telecoms Tier 2

The telecoms team at Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados demonstrates particular strength in regulatory issues, and is frequently sought by telecoms operators and technology clients in the context of negotiations with regulatory agency ANATEL. In light of the firm's prominence in public law, the team also offers representation to concessionaires, associations and telecoms corporations in litigation and administrative proceedings. Eduardo Augusto de Oliveira Ramires is one of the main points of contact for technology clients, particularly satellite companies, seeking advice on regulatory issues. Fellow practice head Floriano De Azevedo Marques Neto is a reference in the market. Milene Louise Renée Coscione 'has in-depth knowledge of the sector'; she specialises in the telecoms and technology segments.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Augusto de Oliveira Ramires; Floriano de Azevedo Marques Neto


‘The office demonstrated full mastery of the subjects, which was essential to help the company’s decision-making process and the success of the transactions.’

‘Milene Louise Renée Coscione has in-depth knowledge of the sector.’

Key clients


Telefônica Brasil

Sindisat (Sindicato Nacional das Empresas de Telecomunicações por Satélite)

Towerco Latam Brasil

SES Satellites

Conexis Brasil Digital


Acel (Associação Nacional das Operadoras de Celulares)

Work highlights

  • Provides legal advice to Claro on various telecoms matters, including the acquisition of Oi’s mobile operation.
  • Advising Telefonica on the analysis of the economic and financial rebalancing claim of the STFC (Public Switched Telephony Network).
  • Advised Sindisat (Sindicato Nacional das Empresas de Telecomunicações por Satélite) on ANATEL’s public consultation regarding the 5G auction.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure Tier 4

With a strong reputation in the field of public law, Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados is well equipped to advise public and private sector clients on infrastructure projects. Practice head Floriano De Azevedo Marques Neto stands out for his wealth of experience in PPP projects, concessions and other public law issues. He receives key support from Tatiana Matiello Cymbalista and Marcos Augusto Perez, both of whom specialise in infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Floriano de Azevedo Marques Neto

Key clients

SEDUR – Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Urbano do Governo do Estado da Bahia

CTB Companhia de Transporte da Bahia

Consórcio Grupos CCCC


SPGG-RS. Secretaria de Planejamento, Governança e Gestão do Rio Grande do Sul

BRK Ambiental




Prefeitura do Rio de Janeiro

Minas Arena

World Bank

Convênio com a AMFRI – Associação dos Municípios da Foz do Rio Itajaí

RioMais – PPP Parque Olímpico

Grupo Cataratas

Gs Inima

Work highlights

  • Assisted SEDUR – Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Urbano do Governo do Estado da Bahia / CTB Companhia de Transporte da Bahia in the Salvador Monotrail project.
  • Advised Consortium CCCC and CRCC (CR20) groups on the bidding process for the construction of the Salvador-Itaparica bridge.
  • Assisted BRK Ambiental in the bidding process for a PPP project regarding sanitation in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre.

Brazil > Environment Tier 5

With strong credentials in the public law field, Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados is adept at advising on the environmental aspects of projects in a range of sectors, including solid waste and sanitation. The team also assists privately held companies and public entities with regulatory matters and administrative law issues. Wladimir Antonio Ribeiro is the key contact for environmental law matters.

Practice head(s):

Wladimir Antonio Ribeiro


‘I’d highlight the technical capacity, the deep knowledge shown by the team and the availability to meet deadlines.’

‘We work with Wladimir Ribeiro, who stands out for his deep knowledge of issues related to the sanitation sector.’

Key clients

Grupo Águas do Brasil

Águas de Jahu

BRK Ambiental

EMBASA (Empresa Baiana de Águas e Saneamento)

GS Inima

FESP-SP (Fundação Escola de Sociologia e Política de São Paulo)

KPMG Consultoria

Fundace (Fundação para Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento da Administração, Contabilidade e Economia)

Caixa Econômica Federal

FNP (Frente Nacional de Prefeitos)

Grupo Marquise Ambiental

Estre Ambiental

Grupo EPPO

Corpus Engenharia


Work highlights

  • Assisting Grupos Águas do Brasil in the bidding for the privatisation process of Casal – Companhia de Saneamento de Alagoas.
  • Advised GS Inima on the bidding process of CAGECE.
  • Advised FESP-SP (Fundação Escola de Sociologia e Política de São Paulo) on the drafting of the first ANA responsibility reference standard.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Tier 6

Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados possesses a notable track record in arbitration and mediation proceedings, especially involving public law-related disputes. Cases pertaining to the infrastructure, construction, energy and oil and gas sectors are core areas of activity for the arbitration department. Ane Elise Perez is a noteworthy practitioner for disputes related to bidding procedures and public contracts. She oversees the department with public law specialist Floriano De Azevedo Marques Neto. With particular experience in claims involving infrastructure contracts, Carolina Smirnovas Quattrocchi is also part of the core team.

Practice head(s):

Ane Elisa Perez; Floriano de Azevedo Marques Neto


‘Highly specialised team with extensive experience in arbitration. It combines legal-conceptual expertise with practical experience. Risk assessment and presentation of well-founded legal solutions, with security and feasibility.’

The firm has a recognized expertise in solving problems for the main economic sectors, both national and international, and in dealing with the dynamics of public-private relations, in all areas of public and corporate law.

Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques serves well-known clients (both national and international) in the areas of public and corporate law. As its differential, the firm provides a creative and innovative practice, offering custom-made solutions, which are designed from a profound comprehension of clients’ businesses.

The firm: Founded in 1991, Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques has a remarkable background as part of the process of institutional change that took place in Brazil following the enactment of the 1988 Federal Constitution.

Manesco’s team includes many professionals with strong academic backgrounds and professional experience. They have been, or are, involved in the most important infrastructure projects of the last decades, also having vast experience in specialized legal consulting, litigation, administrative processes and arbitration procedures.

Main areas of practice: The firm has an excellent reputation and experience in designing concession, PPPs and privatization projects, for both public and private agents (through a ‘call for submission of studies’); in advising companies during public tenders; in offering legal advice for the drafting, negotiating and execution of government; and in preparing regulatory and institutional frameworks.

The firm offers legal advice in themes related to corporate law, such as: creation and amendment of companies and consortiums; drafting of commercial agreements, administrative agreements and EPC agreements; project finance and securities operations; due diligence and risk analysis; structuring of compliance and corporate governance programs. Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques’ office also represents its clients in judicial actions, arbitration proceedings and administrative procedures before the Court of Auditors, the Taxes and Fees Court, government agencies and the Brazilian Competition Defense System.

The experience and reputation of Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques’ team in the infrastructure economic sector is significant, especially in public transportation (airports, highways, railways and ports); logistics and urban mobility (metro, LRV and BRT); telecommunications; energy; oil and gas; defense contracts; environment and urbanism; education; and health.

Other offices: Rio de Janeiro: Av. Rio Branco, 01, Sala 2006, 20090-003 Rio de Janeiro RJ, T: +55 21 2263 5597

Projects And Infrastructure Marcos Augusto Perez
Projects And Infrastructure Raul Borelli
Projects And Infrastructure Tatiana Matiello Cymbalista
Corporate Adriana Roldan P de Lima
Corporate Adalberto P Diniz de Souza
Dispute Resolution Ane Elisa Perez
Dispute Resolution Floriano A Marques Neto
Public Law Fabio Barbalho Leite
Public Law José Roberto Manesco
Compliance Caio De Souza Loureiro
Compliance Tatiana Matiello Cymbalista
Energy And Natural Resources Eduardo A Oliveira Ramires
Energy And Natural Resources Floriano A Marques Neto
Litigation Luis Justiniano H Fernandes
Litigation Lucas C Camargo Rodrigues
Other fee-earners : 34
Total staff : 95
Contacts : 14