Firm Profile > Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados
01310-200 SAO PAULO

Labour and employment Tier 3

Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados is very well regarded in the market, drawing in part on the reputation of Nelson Mannrich, who has a distinguished track record as an adviser and professor. The practice handles the gamut of contentious and non-contentious matters, including disputes involving unions and the Labour Prosecutor's Office, as well as civil class actions and lawsuits from former executives. The team also offers a strong service in strategic and compliance advice. Other key partners include Celso Goulart Mannrich, Roberto Aguirre Rossetti and Fábio Tadeu de Lima.

Real estate Tier 4

Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados is a solid choice for real estate acquisitions and development projects. The firm regularly advises foreign and domestic investors on investments in rural and urban sites, including properties in the residential, retail, office and hospitality sectors. Post-publication, the team, including Daniel Cardoso Gomes, Vanessa Lira Dantas and Julia Cavrell Garcez took its real estate practice to newly established firm SIDC Advogados.

Tax Tier 5

Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados' tax team comes highly recommended by clients, both for its litigation and consultancy expertise. The team covers the full range of tax matters and is particularly known in the healthcare, mining and chemicals sectors. Practice heads Breno Ferreira Martins Vasconcelos and Thais Veiga Shingai are well regarded. Maria Raphaela Dadona Mathiesen and Carla Mendes Novo are also active in tax litigation.


‘Customer focus. Always one step ahead. They have the ability to predict situations and avoid unnecessary expenses, generating enormous efficiency. Huge synergy in all types of work.’

‘They act with mastery in the courts, besides contributing a lot in academic and professional forums. Person with great evidence in the tax world. They are passionate about what they do, making all its work unique. They captivate the confidence of its customers and are always brilliant in its strategies.’

‘Solid background in tax consulting and litigation. Deep knowledge on issues involving litigation and mapping of all the theses of the higher courts. Practice encompasses social security matters, with experience in both litigation and consultancy regarding social security and third parties contributions. Deep knowledge about the current political scenario and new conjunctures of tax reform.’

‘The whole team is highly qualified. The accumulated knowledge that Breno Vasconcelos and Thais Shingai bring to the team makes the difference when we need to close a deal, or when we need to have a high-standard/urgent tax matter analysis. They represent more than 80% of our tax consulting demand and, more than that, they work really well in tax litigation, specially with administrative matters.’

Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados is a Brazilian law firm highly recognized for its practice in labor and employment law, tax, corporate, contracts, media and internet, corporate governance and compliance and dispute resolution areas. The firm’s attorneys have deep knowledge and wide experience in several industries, especially in civil construction, infrastructure, steel, chemical and food industries, energy, mining, agribusiness, healthcare, international trade, broadcasters, communicators, TMT and logistics. As a result of the experience acquired by its partners at well-known Brazilian and international law firms and law schools, the firm also represents and advises clients in the structuring and implementation of foreign investments and deals in Brazil. The firm has offices in the states of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais, covering the entire Brazilian territory.

Practice areas
Labor and employment: Structuring of profit-sharing and variable compensation programs; due diligence and strategies to prevent and reduce labor liabilities; negotiations with unions and class agencies, intermediation in collective negotiations and during investigation procedures; assistance in labor health and safety issues; representation of clients in judicial or administrative proceedings and in labor-related mediations.

Tax: Representation of clients in judicial and administrative proceedings; structuring and review of compensation plans and benefits (profits sharing plans, stock option plans, retainer fee); tax planning and consulting; participation in leading cases in higher courts and presentation of oral arguments; review of tax procedures and ancillary obligations; draft consultations to the tax authorities in specific cases of uncertainty as to the interpretation of a given tax rule; application for special tax regimes and tax benefits; legal assistance in obtaining certificates of good standing in an efficient and timely manner.

Corporate: Corporate restructuring operations, sale of assets; investment in emerging and consolidated companies; corporate documents and governance models; due diligence processes; commercial and civil contracts in general.

Dispute resolution: Representation of clients in judicial and administrative proceedings, settlement negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution methods; review of business practices and client’s potential or incurred liabilities aiming at reducing contingencies; credit renegotiation and recovery; due diligence to identify possible challenges and liabilities; assistance in motions for validation of foreign decisions and arbitral awards.

Media and internet: Guarantees clients their right of free speech, the right to obtain and spread information; Mastering the rules and dynamics of the CONAR – National Council of Self-Regulated Advertising; representation of communication groups, entities that represent trade, advertisers, agencies, the representatives of the internet ecosystem and media in the defense of freedom of expression in civil society, government and, above all, before the Judicial Branch. Assists in issues that involves all communication media, including the internet, out-of-home media, video games and applications; address the numerous aspects of the business, especially those issues connected with the right to inform.

Corporate governance and compliance: Assist companies to embrace all the necessary issues in their power structure, such as dealing with general meetings, boards, directorates, and deal with contemporary corporate themes likewise gender equity, wage inequality, social inclusion in companies, retribution from the company to society and respect for the environment; analyse the best measures that can be established in the company, by knowing every clients’ business, culture and operating mode. Prevent/avoid conflicts that can arise out of the relationship between owners and also between owners and agents; ensure transparency, accountability, compliance and equity, in the company. Investigation and recommending measures regarding compliance.


Department Name Email Telephone
Labor and employment Celso Goulart Mannrich +55 11 3737-7777
Tax Breno Ferreira Martins Vasconcelos +55 11 3737-7777
Labor and employment Nelson Mannrich +55 11 3737-7777
Dispute resolution / Media and internet /Corporate governance and compliance Marco Antonio da Costa Sabino +55 11 3737-7777
Labor and employment Roberto Aguirre Rossetti +55 11 3737-7777
Labor and employment Fabio Tadeu de Lima +55 11 3737-7777
Tax Thais Veiga Shingai +55 11 3737-7777
Photo Name Position Profile
 Roberto Aguirre Rossetti  photo Roberto Aguirre Rossetti Partner
 Alessandra Barichello Boskovic  photo Alessandra Barichello Boskovic Partner
 Mirella Costa Macedo Ferraz  photo Mirella Costa Macedo Ferraz Partner
 Maria Raphaela Dadona Mathiesen  photo Maria Raphaela Dadona Mathiesen Partner
 João Victor Emile Andrade Safieh  photo João Victor Emile Andrade Safieh Partner
 Breno Ferreira Martins Vasconcelos  photo Breno Ferreira Martins Vasconcelos Partner
 Bruno Galiotto  photo Bruno Galiotto Partner
 Celso Goulart Mannrich  photo Celso Goulart Mannrich Partner
 Wellington Roberto Leite Fonseca  photo Wellington Roberto Leite Fonseca
Mr Nelson Mannrich photo Mr Nelson Mannrich Partner
 Carla Mendes Novo  photo Carla Mendes Novo Partner
 Pedro Henrique Morelato Benith  photo Pedro Henrique Morelato Benith Partner
 Keoma Oliveira Amorim  photo Keoma Oliveira Amorim Partner
 Alessandra Roberta Tavollassi  photo Alessandra Roberta Tavollassi Partner
 Letícia Rodrigues Sugahara  photo Letícia Rodrigues Sugahara Partner
 Ricardo Sant’Ana Ramalho Ribeiro  photo Ricardo Sant’Ana Ramalho Ribeiro Partner
 Maria Fernanda Tannus Astolphi  photo Maria Fernanda Tannus Astolphi Partner
 Thais Veiga Shingai  photo Thais Veiga Shingai Partner
 Alice Vieira Zambianco  photo Alice Vieira Zambianco Partner
 Marco Antonio  da Costa Sabino  photo Marco Antonio  da Costa Sabino Partner
 Fábio Tadeu de Lima  photo Fábio Tadeu de Lima Partner
 Josy de Oliveira Almeida  photo Josy de Oliveira Almeida Partner
 Carolina de Santana Neves  photo Carolina de Santana Neves Partner
 Mylla Crystina do Nascimento Ferreira Souza  photo Mylla Crystina do Nascimento Ferreira Souza Partner