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 houses one of the market’s most established public law practices, which enjoys a stellar reputation for its involvement in high-stakes litigation involving administrative law, sophisticated PPP projects, public contracts and concessions in a variety of sectors, including airports, roads, railways, ports, logistics, public lighting and sanitation. The team is a popular destination for both public and private sector clients, and is often called upon by the federal and state governments to advise on and review regulatory frameworks. A reference in the public law sphere, Floriano De Azevedo Marques Neto is trusted by public and private entities in concessions and PPPs in the waste disposal, public transport, energy and telecoms segments, and is also often engaged in judicial and arbitration cases involving public law issues. Marcos Augusto Perez is noted for mandates involving proceedings before the Courts of Accounts, public bids and administrative contracts.

Practice head(s):

Floriano de Azevedo Marques Neto; Marcos Augusto Perez


‘Expertise in the area of public law, especially with administrative issues.’

‘I’d highlight Marcos Augusto Perez and Lucas Cherem de Camargo Rodrigues.’

Key clients




SP Mar

Associação Educacional Eugenio Montale

BRT Sorocaba Concessionária de Serviços Públicos SPE

Vianorte (Grupo Arteris)

Work highlights

  • Advised BNDES on the legal due diligence of ECT Correios in the context of the privatisation of the Brazilian Postal company.
  • Advised JHSF on the administrative and competition issues concerning the acquisition of Usina São Paulo SPE.
  • Acts for SP Mar in a series of administrative procedures.

Brazil > TMT: Telecoms Tier 2

Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados's telecoms group stands out for its regulatory expertise. Concessionaires, associations, telecoms companies, and governmental entities turn to the group for advice on both consulting and contentious matters, including mandates before regulatory agency ANATEL. Rated for his comprehensive knowledge of telecoms regulations, Eduardo Augusto De Oliveira Ramires is a key contact for satellite companies. Floriano De Azevedo Marques Neto is well versed in regulatory matters, while Milene Louise Renée Coscione is a go-to lawyer for litigation and issues involving the intersection of tech and telecoms.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Augusto de Oliveira Ramires; Floriano de Azevedo Marques Neto; Milene Louise Renée Coscione


‘Deep knowledge of the telecoms sector and up-to-date team, not just with regards to regulations and legislation as well as the strategic positioning of companies.

‘I would like to highlight Milene Coscione. She is an extremely dedicated professional, who seeks knowledge, structures discussions with clients and in the name of the client, establishes excellent relationships and is very reliable.’

‘Excellent practical knowledge of telecoms regulations. Eduardo Augusto de Oliveira Ramires is also recommended.’

Key clients


Sindisat (Sindicato Nacional das Empresas de Telecomunicações por Satélite)

Conexis Brasil Digital

Consócio 5G Sul

Work highlights

  • Assiting and advising Claro in relation to the 5G bidding.
  • Advised Sindisat on ANATEL’s public consultation on the 5G auction.
  • Assisted Conexis Brasil Digital in the 5G bidding.

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure Tier 4

A reference in the field of public law, Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados excels in matters involving the interaction between public entities and private stakeholders, which makes it well placed to assist a variety of clients in innovative PPP structures and concession projects. Specialised in administrative law and regulatory matters, Maís Moreno advises on the structuring of infrastructure projects throughout Brazil. She oversees the department with Raul Felipe Borelli, who provides advice on multilateral project financing and manages the Belo Horizonte office.

Practice head(s):

Maís Moreno; Raul Felipe Borreli


‘Manesco has been performing the necessary activities in legal modeling with quality, such as regulatory analysis and support in the development of public notices, contracts and other documents.’

Key clients

IFC (International Finance Corporation)

BNDES (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social)

Consórcio. Grupos CCCC e CRCC

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

Ikons ATN / IDB (Inter-American Development Bank)

IFC (International Finance Corporation)

IDB (Inter-American Development Bank)

Emsa (Empresa Sul Americana de Montagens)

World Bank / Convênio com a AMFRI – Associação dos Municípios da Foz do Rio Itajaí)

Consortium Rio Mais – PPP Parque Olímpico

Porto de Açú

Prumo Logística

Caixa Econômica Federal

Grupo Águas do Brasil – Saneam. Amb. Águas do Brasil (SAAB)

BRK Ambiental

Work highlights

  • Providing legal assistance to the constructors (Consortium CCCC & CRCC ) of the Salvador-Itaparica bridge.
  • Advising IADB on the constitution of a system of guarantees for PPPs of penitentiaries in southern states.
  • Assisting IFC and BNDES in studies concerning a new legal regime for Brazilian ports.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Tier 6

Singled out for its expertise in interactions between the private and public sectors, Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados is a solid performer in arbitration and mediation matters involving public law issues. Its caseload predominantly features infrastructure, construction, energy, and oil and gas disputes. Carolina Smirnovas specialises in disputes involving private parties and governmental entities. Since publication, Ana Elise Perez left the firm.

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