Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados > São Paulo, Brazil > Firm Profile

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP, 04551-080

Tax > Tax litigation Tier 3

Brazil > Capital markets Tier 4

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados has an experienced capital markets team capable of handling a broad range of domestic and cross-border deals. The firm’s capabilities in multijurisdictional transactions are powered by its strategic alliance with Dentons. Real estate, energy and financial services companies, including major investment funds, regularly engage the team in debt issuances. Gabriella Maranesi Najjar heads up the group, and is a regional practice leader for capital markets. Real estate partner Daniel Lopes Coelho is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Gabriella Maranesi Najjar

Key clients

Banco BTG Pactual

Banco Santander (Brasil)


Diamond Offshore Drilling

Ebes Sistemas De Energia

EQI Agentes Autônomos De Investimentos

Fibra Experts Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Grupo CCR

Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst (Huf)

Iclinic Participações

Naturgy Group

Neuberger Berman Services

Plato Desenvolvimento Urbano e Participações

RB Capital Companhia de Securitização


Work highlights

  • Advised Fibra Experts Empreendimentos Imobiliários on its R$100m Real Estate Receivables Certificates issuance.
  • Assisted EQI AAI, a major independent investment agents company (AAI), in the termination of its relationship with XP Investimentos and the formation of a joint venture with BTG Pactual to form one of the largest brokers in Brazil.
  • Advising Diamond Offshore Drilling on the Brazilian law aspects of Exit Facilities related to its Chapter 11 bankruptcy procedure.

Brazil > Compliance Tier 4

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados possesses a ‘highly technical knowledge‘ of regulatory compliance, standing out for its experience in undertaking due diligence for major companies engaged in high-value M&A and investments. The practice is also frequently instructed in the drafting of compliance policies and internal investigations involving fraud and moral harassment. The team is led by corporate and compliance specialist Denise Chachamovitz Leão de Salles, who is sought out by financial services, healthcare and infrastructure clients in relation to investigations, due diligence, risk assessments and compliance training. Associate Fernanda Kassab Nunes Silva offers key support in compliance due diligence, with a focus on M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Denise Chachamovitz Leão de Salles


‘The team is very competent. Highly technical knowledge, speed and agility in meeting demands.’

‘Partner Denise Chachamovitz Leão stands out for her competence, understanding of the business, prompt service and friendliness.’

‘Denise Salles is a great professional. Very dedicated and focused.’

Key clients

Access Gestão de Documentos

American Governor Company

Applus Serviços de Engenharia


Brains Bioceutical

Canopy Growth Brasil Biomedical


Duvera Soluções em Tecnologia

Encora Digital

Global Internet Ventures

Grupo CCR

HBO – Warner


Hi Technology Corp / Interactive Communication / InComm


Medartis AG

Mercado Pago

Oiko Credit


Work highlights

  • Assisted Access by performing a compliance due diligence within the context of the acquisition of Memovip.
  • Provided Oiko Credit with compliance advice and guidelines regarding its financial activities in Brazil.
  • Assisted Hi Technology Corp in the anti-corruption  due diligences of the acquisition of Todo Cartoes in Brazil.

Brazil > Corporate and M&A: High-end Tier 4

A host of domestic and international clients turn to Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados for assistance with big-ticket M&A, most notably in the financial services and private equity spaces. Typical instructions for the ‘team of extremely qualified professionals’ also include business transactions in the retail, healthcare, and media and entertainment sectors. Moreover, its strategic alliance with international firm Dentons and ‘deep understanding of local laws and business practices’ in Brazil make it well placed to handle consequential cross-border matters. The practice is under the leadership of founders Frederico Buosi, who draws on his international background to advise on multijurisdictional investments, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, and Rodrigo Vilardo Vella, the main point of contact for private equity mandates. Co-head of the firm’s compliance practice for the Latin American and Caribbean regions, Denise Chachamovitz Leão de Salles assists clients from the life sciences, financial services, infrastructure, real estate and energy sectors with transactional and corporate law matters. Gabriella Maranesi Najjar focuses on public M&A, while Bruna Gobbi has a strong track record in roll-up acquisitions for large private equity funds. Other key names to note include recently promoted partners Fernanda Le Tassinari and Fernando Henrique Lopes; Anne Chang, who joined from Halabi e Chang Advogados in October 2022 to strengthen the firm’s technology and digital law offering; and counsel Vitor Clark Nunes.

Practice head(s):

Frederico Buosi; Rodrigo Vilardo Vella


The team’s main attributes are the security in recommendations and ability to standardise the contract models used.

Denise Salles is a high-performing and hands-on lawyer who does not measure efforts to excel in terms of client satisfaction. I also was able to witness her excellent coaching skills, always knowing how to balance accountability with her desire to teach and take junior lawyers of her team to a next level.

A team of extremely qualified professionals. There is a great deal of availability to talk to the client.

Experienced, agile, intelligent and transparent. I have been using the firm for many years, always with great confidence and satisfaction with the final result.

Without a doubt, the team is what keeps us coming to the firm. They always value the quality of services. They achieve excellent results.

Anne Chang is an excellent professiona’l. She is always ready to solve all kinds of situations.

They are uniquely pragmatic and commercially oriented, offering a strong introduction to the Brazilian market. Their deep understanding of local laws and business practices sets them apart from other firms.

Frederico Buosi and Bruna Gobbi truly excel in their field, setting them apart from competitors. With their deep knowledge of Brazilian law and strong commercial insight, they provide invaluable strategic guidance, and their understanding of the local market allows them to deliver pragmatic solutions. Their professionalism and commitment to client satisfaction have been exceptional. Working with them has been a pleasure, and their expertise has consistently yielded successful outcomes for our projects.

Key clients


Alvest Equipment Services Group

Aqua Capital


Astella Investimentos

Banco Santander

Banco Votorantim

Baraúna Gestora de Recursos

Biomedical Distribution Mercosur

Bring Solutions

Canopy Growth Brasil Biomedical


FAM Mining Brasil

GMD – A Agência Gamer

Grupo Pão de Açúcar

HD1 Podcasts


Hon Hai Technology Group

Line Express Transportes e Distribuição

Notredame Intermédica / Bain Capital


Oriba Confecção e Comércio

Work highlights

  • Advising Patria Investimentos (affiliated to the Blackstone Group) on several cross-border M&A transactions.
  • Assisted HMC with the structuring of the acquisition of minority participation in Gama Investimentos.
  • Advising Banco Votorantim on a transaction that consisted of the conversion of a loan carried out by BV to S3 and acquisition of the remaining shares issued by S3.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 4

Singled out for its ‘speed and assertiveness in client service‘, the dispute resolution group at Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados is well placed to handle a wide range of corporate, commercial, civil and administrative proceedings. In terms of its sector-specific offering, the team benefits from the ever-growing interest of its client base in sectors such as energy, financial services, real estate, consumer goods and infrastructure; disputes arising from capital markets, construction, shareholder and contractual agreements are key areas of growth for the firm. Antonio Celso Pugliese – a ‘distinguished negotiator and strategist‘ – is noted for strategic litigation, most notably involving matters in the construction and financial sectors. Carolina Mansur, a go-to contact for financial institutions and investment funds, is a strong performer in credit recovery and unfair competition proceedings. Nahima Müller and recently promoted partners Erik Sernik and Bruno Sanchez Belo also showcase solid experience in an array of sophisticated disputes.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Celso Pugliese


‘This law firm provides a service of excellence in the litigation area. The difference lies in the speed and assertiveness in client service.’

‘Fernando Vilella is excellent; he always seeks to understand the client’s needs and demands.’

‘Well-defined processes of how to act. Professionals are extremely well-trained in strategic litigation.’

‘Antonio Celso Pugliese is an extremely distinguished negotiator and strategist, which, combined with his deep knowledge of the law, makes him an ever-present choice for strategic litigation.’

Brazil > Environment Tier 4

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados' ‘business-oriented‘ environmental practice is well placed to handle sensitive environmental issues in the context of corporate transactions. Environmental licensing and cases involving contaminated sites, protected areas and pollution are other areas of focus for the group, which stands out for its involvement in ESG matters, ranging from carbon reporting to sustainability claims. Founding partner Antonio Celso Pugliese, a name to note for high-stakes litigation and arbitration, oversees the team with Anderson Moura, who was welcomed to the partnership in May 2022, and became the head of Dentons‘ ESG group for Latin America and the Caribbean in June 2022.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Celso Pugliese; Anderson Moura


‘Business-oriented practice. Anderson Moura has deep knowledge of environmental law and applies it to provide practical business solutions.’

‘Anderson Moura shows a great interest for understanding the client’s business to provide tailor-made legal solutions. He also proactively discusses market trends to anticipate challenges.’

Key clients

Allonda Ambiental


Buckman Laboratórios


E4U Energia Holding do Brasil


Mosaic Fertilizantes P&K

Sandvik Coromant do Brasil Industria e Comercio de Ferramentas

Usina Açucareira Furlan

Usiminas – Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais

Tax > Tax advisory Tier 4

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados is commended by clients for ‘seeking operational and technical excellence, while communicating assertively both with tax and judicial authorities’. The team handles a broad spread of litigation and consulting work, with a strong emphasis on direct and indirect taxes at every level. The firm is popular with major international companies and its association with Dentons makes it a strong choice for cross border-matters. Lead partners Antonio Carlos Guidoni Filho and Ricardo Braghini, who is particularly experienced in the agribusiness sector, have ‘great technical knowledge of tax issues’ conveyed in an ‘understandable language’. Companies from the electricity segment regularly seek André Ricardo Lemes's advice on tax advisory and litigation matters. Other key individuals include senior associate Carlos Eduardo de Biasi, litigator Helena Vicentini de Assis, Juliana Martins Skolimovski Gaia Da Silveira and associate Thamirys Scapin who ‘work in incredible harmony’.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Carlos Guidoni Filho


‘Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados is a unique firm due to its proximity to the client, as it shows an interest in meeting the needs of the contracting party and not just closing a job proposal. In addition to trained professionals, the firm practises flexible prices that make hiring possible.’

‘The partners that stand out are Antonio Carlos Guidoni Filho and Ricardo Braghini, for their demonstration of great technical knowledge of tax issues, understandable language, agile service and for the security that is presented in the works.’

‘A team committed to meeting the needs of the client, seeking operational and technical excellence, while communicating assertively both with tax and judicial authorities, as well as with users of process update reports (for example), who sometimes have no technical knowledge either with regard to substantive or procedural law.’

‘Juliana Silveira (partner), Helena Vicentini (partner) and Thamirys Scapin (associate) work in incredible harmony to serve us in a timely and assertive manner.’

Key clients

Amazon Transportes

Ambridge Europe Limited

Atvos Agroindustrial

Banco Bradesco

Banco Citibank

BTG Pactual

Canopy Growth Brasil Biomedical

Cerdia Brasil Industria e Comercio

CPFL / State Grid

Colombo Agroindústria

CTEEP – Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista

Energisa Group

The Walt Disney Group

Foxconn Interconnect Technology Limited

Fraport Brasil

Gavilon do Brasil Comercio De Produtos Agricolas

LOLC Holdings

Longping High – Tech Biotecnologia

Patria Investimentos

Rivalry Corp

Sabic Innovative Plastics South America – Industria e Comércio de Plásticos

SAF Holland do Brasil

Santo Antonio Energia

Timbro Trading


Usina de Açucar Santa Teresinha

Usina Santo Antonio



Zebra Technologies

Banco Santander Brasil

Citibank Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mob

Copagaz (Copa Energia)

Forta Holdco

Generator And Motor Services Of Pennsylvania(Brush Americas)

Marilan Alimentos

State Grid Brazil Power Participações


Vodafone Automotive Telematics

Work highlights

  • Assisting Fraport with the administrative discussion of  several tax assessments requiring the payment of the property tax and urban territorial tax (IPTU) in relation to properties assigned to it by the Federal Government for the provision of services.
  • Representing Energisa in a lawsuit filed to cancel a State VAT (ICMS) tax assessment concerning its acquisition of fixed assets needed to build the Energisa Tocantins power grid.
  • Successfully representing ESPN at a first administrative level in order to cancel tax assessments related to income taxes over royalties paid in intragroup transactions.

Brazil > Banking and finance Tier 5

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados advises a wide range of domestic and international borrowers and lenders who benefit from the firm’s access to Dentons' global network for cross-border deals. The team is increasingly active in regulatory matters, regularly advising banks, payment providers and fintech companies on payment products, credit cards, joint venture agreements, and banking services. On the transactional side, the team is well positioned to handle acquisition and project financings, syndicated loans, and sector-specific corporate matters. Gabriella Maranesi Najjar is a key contact for financing transactions involving the energy and infrastructure sectors, while Denise Chachamovitz Leão de Salles is a go-to adviser to financial institutions, payment services and fintech companies. Founding partner Rodrigo Vilardo Vella is also active in project finance and capital markets matters.

Practice head(s):

Gabriella Maranesi Najjar; Denise Chachamovitz Leão de Salles; Rodrigo Vella

Key clients

Banco BTG Pactual

Banco Santander (Brazil and Spain)

Banco Votorantim


Barclays PLC Bank


Diamond Offshore Drilling

EQI Agentes Autonomos de Investimentos

First Abu Dahbi Bank – FAB

Flextronics Internacional Tecnologia

HBO – Warner

Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst (Huf)


National Bank of Canada

Oiko Credit



Starstone Specialty Insurance Company

State Bank of India

Work highlights

  • Advising Banco Votorantim on the conversion of a loan to S3 and the acquisition of its remaining shares in issue.
  • Advising EQI AAI, the independent investment agents company, on the termination of its relationship with XP Investimentos and the formation of a joint venture with BTG Pactual to form one of the largest brokers in Brazil.
  • Assisting StarStone US in regulatory banking issues related to mandatory foreign currency deposits and bank accounts in Brazil.

Brazil > Labour and employment Tier 5

At Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados, the labour law team is equipped to act for a variety of clients, including players from the energy, manufacturing, construction, food and beverage, retail, and education sectors, in administrative and judicial proceedings. A popular choice for employers dealing with collective and individual dismissal claims, the department is often instructed in class actions before the Labour Prosecutor’s Office. Marcos Renato Gelsi Dos Santos, who brings considerable experience in sensitive labour lawsuits, spearheads the group. Senior associate Carolina Vassilas Grigorini excels in consultancy matters, and is also recognised for her skills in navigating complex labour disputes.

Practice head(s):

Marcos Renato Gelsi dos Santos


‘The VPBG team has been absolutely excellent. They are super responsive, focused on commercial solutions, practical yet creative in their approach. They deliver cost-effective solutions and are able to see the big picture for the client. Carolina Vassilas Grigorini has managed our projects, and she has delivered excellent expertise, and helped us navigate a complex labour law dispute effectively and successfully.’

‘Carolina Vassilas Grigorini — the best employment lawyer we have been dealt with.’


Key clients

Acílio Breda Indústria e Comércio

Allonda Ambiental

Arcos Dourados Comercio de Alimentos



Capital Markets Company

CM Indústria e Comércio de Roupas EIRELI


Dacalda Açúcar e Álcool

Fibra Experts

GTM Chemicals (quantiQ)

Horiens Consultoria e Corretora de Seguros

Instituto Magno de Educação

Intelsat Brasil Serviços de Telecomunicações

Matthews International Corporation

Medartis Importação e Exportação

Mercado Bitcoin

Odebrecht Corretora De Seguros

OR Empreendimentos Imobiliários e Participações

Qintess Tecnologia e Participações

Quanta Geração

QuantiQ Distribuidora



Tatra Trucks

Usina Açucareira Furlan

Zebra Technologies

Work highlights

  • Assisted Allonda Ambiental with filing a motion for relief from the judgment issued by the Labour Court of Appeals in a class action filed by a labour union.
  • Represented Arcos Dourados in a class action filed by the Labour Prosecutor’s Office.
  • Advised Braskem on a labour matter involving occupational disease.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Tier 7

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados is regularly instructed by clients operating in a range of sectors – including construction, oil and gas, power, technology and real estate – in relation to complex arbitration matters. The group has recently experienced an uptick in mandates involving capital markets, construction, shareholder and contractual disputes. Antonio Celso Pugliese regularly assists clients operating in the construction and financial services sectors in arbitration. Erik Sernik, who was promoted to the partnership in May 2022, has worked on several arbitral matters arising from commercial, financial and civil disputes.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Celso Pugliese

Founded in 2005, Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados is a Brazilian full-service law firm with offices in Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Ribeirão Preto and Rio de Janeiro. With a talented team of 160 professionals, the firm offers a personalized service that goes beyond the traditional legal practice: it aligns its activities to clients’ goals, helping them to improve their results and business. Clients include large Brazilian and international companies of different industries and business areas such as telecommunications, investment funds, agribusiness, energy, banking, technology, construction, and food and beverage. Learn more about VPBG in our institutional video.

With our strategic alliance with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm with more than 5,600 lawyers operating from offices in more than 80 countries on six continents, we can serve clients anywhere in the world with the same level of efficiency and readiness that we practice in the local market.

Main areas of practice
Banking and finance:
direct loans and financings, cross-border financings, syndicated loans, project finance, development banks’ and multilateral agencies’ financing.

Capital markets: public or private offerings of stocks, depositary receipts, commercial paper, debentures, bonds and other securities; structuring of investment funds; issuance of debentures and commercial papers and advisory on debt renegotiation.

Competition/antitrust: antitrust device, submission and opposition of concentration acts, antitrust administrative and judicial proceeding (eg cartels, distribution, relationships, abuse of dominant position) and investigations of commercial defense (eg dumping).

Compliance: the Compliance team is proficient and experienced in preventive measures, administrative procedures and leniency agreements related to all types of compliance, such as anti-corruption, antitrust, money laundering, fraud and labour.

Contracts: domestic and international operational and commercial contracts.

Corporate/M&A: mergers and acquisition transactions, investments and divestitures, restructurings and corporate reorganizations, partnerships and joint ventures and legal due diligences.

Employment and labour: labour litigation, labour advice, union negotiation, compensation and benefits’ planning.

Environmental: structuring and implementation of projects with environmental impacts, assessment of environmental compliance, administrative and judicial defense in proceedings and law suits involving environmental matters.

General corporate practice: incorporation, maintenance and liquidation of Brazilian companies, foreign investments, foreign exchange control and currency remittances.

Intellectual property: IP contracts, licensing and technology transfer, trademarks and patents, copyrights and software protection.

Internet and media: privacy data protection, cybersecurity, internet and e-commerce contracts and regulations, directed marketing and social media, gaming, IP disputes in cyberspace, domain name disputes, and media contracts and regulation.

Litigation and arbitration: civil, commercial, corporate and capital markets litigation, bankruptcies and reorganisations, arbitration and alternative mechanisms for dispute resolutions.

Real estate: purchase and sale transactions, title and ownership investigations, developments, O&M and lease agreements.

Regulatory and administrative: administrative litigation in administrative courts and regulatory agencies, in government contracting, such as public bids, concessions and public-private partnerships – PPPs, and in consulting work relating to public services, such as ports, airports, highways, railways, energy, oil and gas, mining, telecom, radio and TV.

Tax: tax planning, tax benefits programs, and administrative and judicial litigation assistance.

Telecommunications and technology: regulatory and transactional work in the technology and telecom industries with an excellent track record in the ITO and BPO industries, acting for customers and vendors.

Department Name Email Telephone
Environmental / Litigation / Arbitration Anderson Moura +55 11 2117 3463
Tax André Ricardo Lemes +55 11 2117 3439
Corporate / M&A / Technology / Digital Law Anne Chang +55 11 2117 3449
Tax Antonio Carlos Guidoni Filho +55 11 2117 3435
Litigation / Arbitration Antonio Celso Pugliese +55 11 2117 3428
Corporate / M&A Bruna Gobbi +55 11 2117 3412
Litigation / Arbitration / Bankruptcy Carolina Mansur de Grandis +55 11 2217 3427
Real Estate Daniel Lopes Coelho +55 11 2117 3495
Corporate / M&A / Compliance Denise Chachamovitz Leão de Salles +55 11 2117 3442
Litigation / Arbitration Erik Martins Sernik +55 11 2117 3474
Corporate / M&A Fernanda Le Tassinari +55 11 2117 3421
Corporate / M&A Fernando Henrique Lopes +55 11 2117 3416
Corporate / M&A / IP / TMT Frederico Buosi +55 11 2117 3455
M&A / Finance / Infrastructure Gabriella Maranesi Najjar +55 11 2117 3475
Tax Helena Vicentini de Assis +55 11 2117 3440
Tax Juliana Martins Skolimovski Gaia da Silveira +55 11 2117 3451
Labour and Employment Marcos Renato dos Santos +55 11 2117 3443
Litigation / Arbitration Nahima Müller +55 11 2117 3422
IP / TMT Patricia Barbosa +55 11 2117 3423
Corporate / M&A / Infrastructure / Energy / Projects Pedro G. Seraphim +55 11 2117 3414
Tax Ricardo Braghini +55 11 2117 3476
Corporate / M&A / Infrastructure Rodrigo Vilardo Vella +55 11 2117 3450
Regulatory Talitha Corrêa Chaves +55 11 2117 3480
Photo Name Position Profile
Patricia Barbosa photo Dra Patricia Barbosa Partner – IP / TMT
Ricardo Braghini photo Dr Ricardo Braghini Partner – Tax
Frederico Buosi photo Dr Frederico Buosi Partner – Corporate / M&A / IP / TMT
Antonio Celso Pugliese photo Dr Antonio Celso Pugliese Partner – Litigation / Arbitration
Denise Chachamovitz Leão de Salles photo Dra Denise Chachamovitz Leão de Salles Partner – Corporate / M&A/ Compliance
Anne Chang  photo Dra Anne Chang Partner – Corporate M&A / Technology / Digital Law
Talitha Corrêa Chaves photo Dra Talitha Corrêa Chaves Partner – Regulatory
Pedro G. Seraphim photo Dr Pedro G. Seraphim Partner – Corporate / M&A / Infrastructure / Energy / Projects
Bruna Gobbi photo Dra Bruna Gobbi Partner – Corporate / M&A
Antonio Carlos Guidoni Filho photo Dr Antonio Carlos Guidoni Filho Partner – Tax
Fernanda Le Tassinari photo Dra Fernanda Le Tassinari Partner – Corporate / M&A
Fernando Henrique Lopes photo Dr Fernando Henrique Lopes Partner – Corporate / M&A
Daniel Lopes Coelho photo Dr Daniel Lopes Coelho Partner – Real Estate
Carolina Mansur de Grandis photo Dra Carolina Mansur de Grandis Partner – Litigation / Arbitratiom / Bankruptcy
Gabriella Maranesi Najjar photo Dra Gabriella Maranesi Najjar Partner – M&A / Finance / Infrastructure
Erik Martins Sernik photo Dr Erik Martins Sernik Partner – Litigation / Arbitration
Juliana Martins Skolimovski Gaia da Silveira photo Dra Juliana Martins Skolimovski Gaia da Silveira Partner – Tax
Anderson Moura photo Dr Anderson Moura Partner – Environment / Litigation / Arbitration
Nahima Müller photo Dra Nahima Müller Partner – Litigation / Arbitration
Marcos Renato Gelsi dos Santos photo Dr Marcos Renato Gelsi dos Santos Partner – Labour and Employment
André Ricardo Lemes photo Dr André Ricardo Lemes Partner – Tax
Helena Vicentini de Assis photo Dra Helena Vicentini de Assis Partner – Tax
Rodrigo Vilardo Vella photo Dr Rodrigo Vilardo Vella Partner – Corporate / M&A / Infrastructure
Other fee-earners : 107
Total staff : 160
English (fluent)
IBA (International Bar Association)
ABA (American Bar Association)
IFA (International Fiscal Association)
Contacts : 22

Diversity & Inclusion

VPBG is committed to promoting a safe and inclusive environment, where everyone can feel free and respected, regardless of his/her/their race or ethnicity, culture, faith and spirituality, age, gender or sexual orientation. The firm nurtures a sense of belonging, cooperation and support among its members, aware that the plurality of ideas arising from a truly diverse place to work is an invaluable asset.

VPBG+ is our program to support and strengthen local efforts in order to create opportunities for an open debate through Affinity Groups (ERGs), considering the four main pillars: Gender, LGBT+, Ethnics and Differently Abled Professionals. VPBG+ also supports several local projects and initiatives, such as Incluir Direito, founded in 2016, which aims to increase the participation of black people in the legal market, promoting inclusion, diversity and social justice, through educational and personal development for that young black men and women participate, on equal terms, in the selection processes of law firms.

In addition, due to our strategic alliance with Dentons, we also participate in several global initiatives focused on Diversity and Inclusion, being our LGBT+ Affinity Group globally connected through the GLOW Initiative. In 2023, the global initiatives to promote LGBT+ equality at Dentons were recognized by the renowned British institution Stonewall on the Top Global Employer Index, alongside 6 other global companies in the gold category, as one of the most inclusive places in the world to work.

Pro Bono

Throughout our history, we have always been dedicated to social, humanitarian and assistance causes.

Our dedication is mainly through pro bono legal assistance to foundations, associations and non-profit entities, which are visited, analyzed and selected by our Pro Bono Committee. In this regard, VPBG has already advised dozens of entities, having dedicated thousands of hours of pro bono work.

Among the works carried out, we highlight our work with institutions such as Fundação Estudar and Turma do Jiló, which have programs for social inclusion through education, Renova BR, an organization that promotes citizenship and democracy through political education of new leaders, Programa Acolhe and Associação Beneficente Santa Fé, which offers support to women and children victims of violence.

Another project that we are very proud of is the participation of our partners as Endeavor mentors, advising high-impact entrepreneurs on legal issues and challenges in various areas of law.

Assisting impact organizations is part of our history and culture. We believe that technical knowledge and corporate responsibility are powerful allies for social transformation. In social, humanitarian and assistance issues, we are all allies.

This is our commitment, our responsibility and our goal.