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Telecommunications & Technology — Brazil


Mundie Advogados - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Elinor Cotait and Ana Claudia Beppu dos Santos Oliveira
- 4 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading practice highly esteemed for its impressive track record advising on complex regulatory and competition matters related to the telecommunication industry. Frequently retained by big-ticket players for its wide breadth of expertise in the sector related to public bids, governmental contracts and licensing agreements. Also maintains a notable practice advising on the financing and regulation of submarine cables.

Strengths Clients are quick to praise the team, enthusing: "They are very meticulous and explore all potential risks before offering alternatives that are better aligned to our strategy and goals." They continue: "They have a profound knowledge of the market and of its key players."

Another client reports: "In my view they are a reference in the market and very few firms can match their standard of excellence."

Notable practitioners

Star individual Elinor Cotait continues to receive widespread praise from peers and clients alike, who describe her as an "amazing lawyer" and a "reference in the telecommunications market." They add: "She is an outstanding practitioner who produces work of remarkable quality and remains very active in the market." She is a widely admired expert on administrative and regulatory issues related to the telecommunications sector.

Ana Claudia Beppu dos Santos Oliveira routinely advises clients on complex regulatory issues. Interviewees report: "She is a great lawyer and a very active professional who is intimately familiar with the telecommunications market." Others add: "She knows our company so well that she is able to predict our needs - there can be no doubts about the quality of her legal and regulatory counsel."

Associate-to-watch Tomás Filipe Ribeiro Paiva is a new addition to this year's rankings. Clients describe him as a "highly qualified lawyer" and value his dedication to their cases. He frequently advises clients on antitrust matters related to the telecommunications sector.

Sources consider associate-to-watch Beatriz Faustino França Mori to be "a very promising name" and "a growing presence" in the market. She focuses on administrative and regulatory issues related to the internet and telecommunications sectors.

About the Team (content provided by Mundie Advogados)

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Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Floriano de Azevedo Marques Neto and Eduardo Augusto de Oliveira Ramires
- 2 partners
- 1 other qualified lawyer

What the team is known for Admired team known for its regulatory expertise. Frequently advises on public contracts and bids for satellite and radio frequency concessions as well as sector-related tax mandates. Highly regarded for its track record representing clients in sector-specific administrative disputes before the relevant authorities. The team also enjoys support from the firm's renowned public law practice.

Strengths Sources praise the team for its regulatory expertise and enthuse: "It is an excellent firm for telecommunications matters."

Notable practitioners

Esteemed partner Floriano Peixoto de Azevedo Marques Neto is recognised as an expert for regulatory matters related to the telecommunications industry. Clients value his "strategic expertise" and "unquestionable legal knowledge of the market," enthusing: "We seek him when we need legal opinions on very complex matters." He also maintains a market-leading public law practice.

Co-head of department Eduardo Augusto de Oliveira Ramires receives recognition from interviewees for his regulatory expertise. He has considerable experience advising key clients from the telecommunication industry in a range of regulatory, corporate and financing deals.

About the Team (content provided by Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados )

Telecommunications & Technology: This sector has taken the lead in the process of institutional changes in Brazil in the 1990’s, and Manesco has had a close connection with the theme since the very beginning of such changes, with strong engagement in the General Telecommunications Act of 1997 and in the first telecommunications services regulations, including the creation and operation of its regulatory body: ANATEL. Such regulation has become a reference for other areas.

Legal services: Consulting services in telecommunication regulatory issues. Legal advice on contracts and business formation for telecommunications operators. Legal representation of associations, concessionaries and other companies of the sector in judicial and administrative actions.

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Pereira Neto | Macedo - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto and Ronaldo Lemos
- 5 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned team highly reputed for its experience advising on complex regulatory issues. Notable experience representing clients in administrative and judicial proceedings before the key regulatory bodies. Frequently sought out by major telecommunication groups, media conglomerates and online service providers. Team also has experience providing legal advice to government departments.

Strengths Clients value the team's "extensive knowledge and practical experience in the telecommunications sector." They go on: "The firm offers us distinguished legal counsel."

Work highlights Advised the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications on public policies for the Internet of Things including telecommunications regulation, tax regimes, privacy and data protection, consumer protection and security requirements.

Significant clients Whatsapp, TIM, Oi, SindiTelebrasil, Spotify.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Caio Mário da Silva Pereira Neto boasts an impressive track record advising telecommunication clients on complex regulatory and antitrust mandates. Clients commend him as "one of the best regulatory lawyers in Brazil," who has "sharp legal skills" and "throughout our case ensured everything was performed to the highest standard." They add: "He has a profound legal and practical knowledge of the telecommunications sector."

Up-and-coming partner Mateus Piva Adami frequently advises key domestic telecommunication groups on regulatory matters. Clients are impressed by his "comprehensive knowledge of the market" as well as his "research-backed legal advice."

About the Team (content provided by Pereira Neto | Macedo)

Pereira Neto | Macedo’s Telecommunication and Technology department provides strategic legal and regulatory advice to clients in all segments of telecommunications, media and technology regulation.
The firm is one of the most active law firms in representing telecom clients before regulatory bodies in issues related to the telecommunications regulation model in Brazil.

Pereira Neto | Macedo has been assessing clients involved in the structuring and implementation of some of Brazil’s most important initiatives from a public policy and regulatory standpoint, including the two largest telecom groups in Brazil, the most significant Brazilian media conglomerate, widely known internet application providers and other regulated industries.

The firm's practice is also recognised for its high specialization in new technologies, intellectual property and privacy-related issues, taking an active role in the structuring and risk assessment of business models concerning internet applications, online advertising, entertainment, and e-commerce.

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Raphael de Cunto, Luiz Roberto Peroba Barbosa, André Zonaro Giacchetta and José Mauro Machado
- 4 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Full-service firm with a noteworthy team advising on key matters in the technology industry. Respected for its expertise in strategic administrative and judicial litigation with additional experience assisting major clients with intellectual property, corporate and tax matters. Particularly active in emerging technology spaces such as e-commerce, cloud computing and data protection.

Strengths Clients commend: "They are very knowledgeable, highly responsive and readily available when we need them at short notice," adding: "Their lawyers understand our corporate goals and always consider the impact their suggestions might have on our company's objectives."

Work highlights Represented Twitter Brasil in a lawsuit filed by a Brazilian football player regarding discriminatory hashtags posted by certain users.

Significant clients Twitter, Uber, Apple, Febraban - Federação Brasileira de Bancos, Vivino.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Raphael de Cunto is considered by sources "one of the great names of the technology market" for his considerable experience in regulatory issues involving the internet and telecommunication sectors. Market sources describe him as "a long-standing and very experienced figure in the sector."

About the Team (content provided by Pinheiro Neto Advogados)

Pinheiro Neto Advogados’ telecommunications practice is qualified to assist clients in structuring legal transactions that involve the telecommunications regulatory area. Our practice in this area involves:

  • Legal advice on Brazilian telecommunications regulation;
  • Legal advice and attendance at hearings with the telecommunications authorities;
  • Drafting of contracts, opinions and memoranda involving regulatory matters in the telecommunications sector;
  • Representation of clients in administrative proceedings involving regulations in the telecommunications sector;
  • Legal advice to clients in bidding procedures related to radiofrequency and telecommunications services.

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Azevedo Sette Advogados - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ricardo Barretto Ferreira and Luiz Sette
- 7 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced team commended for its broad coverage of the technology market. Particularly strong in software-related mandates, including distribution, development and licensing agreements. Notable expertise advising market leaders and start-ups alike on e-commerce and internet-related matters such as taxation and contractual issues. Additionally advises on data privacy.

Strengths Interviewees report: "The firm is highly active in technology mandates and has strong expertise in the information technology sector."

Work highlights Assisted Twitter with regulatory, contractual, corporate and contentious matters.

Significant clients Business Software Alliance, Claro, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Algar Telecom.

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva is widely admired by sources, who describe him as "an icon of the Brazilian telecoms market" and single out his "huge contribution to the sector." He has over 40 years of experience advising on sector-related transactional matters involving corporate, tax and M&A issues.

Since publication, Paulo Marcos Rodrigues Brancher has left the practice.

About the Team (content provided by Azevedo Sette Advogados)

With wide expertise in the high-tech segment and alert at all times to the ongoing process of technological evolution, our IT team is focused on drafting and negotiation of agreements for software distribution, reseller, VAR, OEM, software developments and license, support and maintenance services, outsourcing and hardware supply. The Internet team has assisted both market leaders and start-ups in the area of e-commerce, internet and new technologies, including all relevant contractual and tax aspects, consumer and fundamental individual rights.

Among others, Azevedo Sette has been asked to opine on issues involving privacy and personal data protection, to draft terms of use and privacy policies for internet companies, create joint ventures and partnerships for online businesses, and advise its clients with respect to the fulfillment of advertising, marketing and promotion regulations. Azevedo Sette also assists companies in domain names issues, copyright infringement, disputes involving trademark use and unfair competition on the internet, search tools and social networks. Azevedo Sette client’s demands have strongly grown in cases involving IP, IT and Internet matters. The great diversity and complexity of such demands and operations allow our attorneys to interact and cooperate with other fields of law practice at the firm, mainly with the Corporate, Tax, Consumer Rights, Banking, Telecommunications and Dispute Resolution Groups.

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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Distinguished team recognised for its strong capabilities handling transactional and regulatory mandates involving the telecommunication and technology sectors. Adeptly provides multidisciplinary counsel to high-profile market players and start-ups on cybersecurity, content regulation and general corporate matters. Valuable experience assisting clients with public bids and concessions related to both sectors.

Strengths Clients praise the team's "exceptional quality of work" and note: "The firm's lawyers are highly specialised in technology and telecommunication matters."

Work highlights Advised WhatsApp on investigations and court litigation related to the transfer of user data to Facebook and the end-to-end encryption used in WhatsApp messages.

Significant clients Google, Sony, Snapchat, ANATEL, Telefônica.

Notable practitioners

Fabio Ferreira Kujawski is highly regarded for his broad-ranging expertise in the telecommunication and technology industries. Clients say: "He comes up with creative and innovative legal solutions, works extremely quickly and has a business-oriented outlook which means he always keeps our objectives in mind." Peers add: "He is a great lawyer who has considerable expertise in both the technology and telecommunications sectors."

Paulo Marcos Rodrigues Brancher frequently advises clients from the technology and internet industries. Praised by sources for his "significant experience in the sector," he is particularly well regarded for his data protection practice. He is also noted for his academic contributions to the sector.

About the Team (content provided by Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados)

• Structuring new businesses, products and services for I.T. and internet companies, including online stores and other e-commerce activities;

• Privacy and Data Protection

• Structuring transactions, including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures involving technology and telecommunications companies;

• Online payment platforms;

• Social media and streaming;

• Online gambling regulations;

• Cloud computing and I.T. outsourcing;

• General regulatory advice for telecom companies, including fixed and mobile telephony, Multimedia Communication Service (SCM), satellite and radio broadcasting, Conditional Access Service (SeAC), Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO), VoIP services, OTT (over-the-top) services and traffic exchange agreements.

• Representation of clients in administrative proceedings with National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) and in court;

• Legal counsel to ANATEL in connection with legislation for the sector;

• Assistance with public bids in the telecommunications and I.T. sector.

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Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Maria João Rolim and Rodrigo Greco
- 2 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected team with notable experience in administrative and judicial litigation related to the telecommunications industry. Actively assists major telecommunications companies with regulatory, tax and corporate matters as well as sector-related project finance deals.

Strengths Clients report: "The team is very responsive and attentive to our needs and demands. Their lawyers have a strong expertise in the area with significant knowledge of its legislation and of the regulatory bodies."

Work highlights Represented Claro in administrative litigation procedures before the federal and state consumer protection agencies.

Significant clients Telefônica, Nextel, Oi, Algar Telecom, TelComp.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Rodrigo Greco is renowned for his experience advising clients on regulatory matters and administrative disputes related to the telecommunications industry. Clients praise his "great legal knowledge and hands-on involvement" as well as his extensive and detailed research of each case.

Associate-to-watch Ticiane Moraes Franco is described by clients as a "very dedicated lawyer" and praised for her "ample legal knowledge of the market." She maintains a solid practice advising telecommunications operators on complex regulatory matters.

About the Team (content provided by Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados)

Wide experience and knowledge of the telecom sector comprising different legal practice areas (Regulatory, Tax, Corporate, Environmental, Real Estate, Antitrust and Litigation);

Renowned expertise in dealing with complex regulatory matters in the telecommunications sector, especially:

  • Litigation practice including disputes submitted before regulatory authorities;

  • Litigation practice including disputes submitted before civil courts against ANATEL (Brazilian Telecommunications Regulatory Agency);

  • Legal assistance in Radiofrequency Bids held by ANATEL (Brazilian Telecommunications Regulatory Agency);

  • Negotiation of Consent Decree with regulatory authorities and state and/or federal consumer protection governmental entities;

  • Regulatory advice and litigation on administrative procedures conducted by state and/or federal consumer protection state entities;

  • Legal assistance and support in defining the strategy and analysis of regulatory risks in telecom projects;

  • Specialized consultancy on regulatory matters.

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Sundfeld Advogados - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 4 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly specialised team much sought after for its complex legal opinions on the regulatory aspects of the telecommunications sector. Admired for its ability to combine in-depth academic knowledge with practical experience in cases involving the telecommunications sector. Additionally singled out for its experience providing counsel on sector-related public law mandates.

Strengths Sources report: "The firm is widely acknowledged as a reference for complex telecommunications matters."

Notable practitioners

Interviewees commend founding partner Carlos Ari Sundfeld as "the greatest reference for regulatory issues in the market." He is a widely admired practitioner for his practice issuing legal opinions and draws high praise from sources due to his long-standing contributions to the telecommunications sector.

Sources describe partner Jacintho Arruda Câmara as "a very experienced professional" who "offers robust legal knowledge of the telecommunications sector." Peers add: "He is an important name for sector-related regulatory matters and has a long-standing track record in the telecoms sector."

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Trench Rossi Watanabe (in cooperation with Baker McKenzie International) - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
– approximately 2 partners
– 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active team regularly advising clients on e-commerce, data protection, cloud computing and internet-related regulatory issues. Benefits from its alliance with global firm Baker McKenzie and frequently assists international market players with regulatory mandates related to the technology industry. Also known for its strong sector-specific litigation practice.

Strengths Clients note the team's "quick turnaround times and extremely accurate and straightforward advice," adding: "They are outstanding lawyers who understand precisely what we need."

Notable practitioners

Clients praise Flavia Rebello Pereira for her "outstanding legal support" as well as her "profound legal knowledge of the market." She advises clients on information technology and e-commerce matters and maintains a strong reputation for her performance in intellectual property mandates.

About the Team (content provided by Trench Rossi Watanabe (in cooperation with Baker McKenzie International))

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Bialer Falsetti Associados - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Approximately 5 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly specialised Brasília-based boutique noted for its expertise advising key market players on the legislative and regulatory aspects of the telecommunication and technology industries. Routinely instructed by major names from the social media sector.

Strengths Market sources report: "It is a compact firm with excellent legal knowledge and technical know-how related to the technology sector."

Notable practitioners

Ana Paula Bialer Ingham is a recognised expert in regulatory and public policy matters related to the technology and telecommunication sectors. Market sources describe her as "an amazing lawyer" and praise her "very strong legal knowledge," remarking: "She is intimately familiar with the technology sector."

Founding partner Mauro Falsetti is a new addition to the table. Interviewees consider him a "an important name in the market" for his regulatory expertise and legislative knowledge related to the technology sector. He capably represents clients in litigation mandates before the regulatory authorities.

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BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Compact team frequently retained by major telecommunications and tower companies for its broad coverage of transactional and regulatory matters. Recognised for its litigation practice advising clients on administrative proceedings before the regulatory authorities. Also handles bankruptcy issues related to the sector.

Strengths An interviewee reports: "I was very impressed with the quality of their work. Their lawyers have great legal knowledge of the telecommunications market and it was a pleasure to work with them."

Work highlights Represented Centennial Torres in administrative proceedings before ANATEL to mediate a tower usage conflict with Nextel.

Significant clients American Tower Company, Turner, Oi, ABRINTEL, CISCO.

Notable practitioners

Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto is praised by market sources for his considerable experience advising clients on regulatory and compliance issues related to the telecommunication industry. Sources attest to his "great knowledge of the telecoms sector" and enthuse: "He is very active in the market and easy to work with."

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Koury Lopes Advogados - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Guilherme Ieno and Karin Alvo
- 3 partners
- 3 other qualified partners

What the team is known for Regularly advises clients on regulatory and compliance issues related to the telecommunications industry. Capably assists clients with broadcasting and satellite mandates, licensing agreements and administrative disputes. Also maintains a solid transactional practice advising on financing and M&A matters.

Strengths Clients say: "The team was excellent, very proactive, and efficient throughout our entire case together."

Work highlights Assisted Martins Comércio e Serviços with the regulatory and legal aspects related to the implementation of an electronic funds transfer system.

Significant clients EchoStar, Level 3, Rádio e Televisão Bandeirantes, GLG - Gerson Lehrman Group, American Tower.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees endorse co-head of practice Guilherme Ieno for his "comprehensive experience in the market" handling regulatory mandates and assisting clients with contractual and administrative litigation issues. He frequently provides counsel on the bidding procedures for telecommunication and satellite grants.

About the Team (content provided by Koury Lopes Advogados)

We have extensive experience in matters related to telecommunications, including the use of radiofrequencies, infrastructure and satellite. Our team offers complete legal advisory in all aspects affecting such area:
  • Telecommunications, broadcasting & satellite regulatory compliance of a vast number of innovative services and products.

  • Assistance on obtaining licenses and concessions.

  • Telecommunications, broadcasting, satellite & radiofrequencies license auctions.

  • General representation before Anatel and other regulatory agencies.

  • Radio, television, and Pay-TV services.

  • Telecommunications, tower business & broadcasting mergers & acquisitions resulting on sector and geographic strengths.

  • Telecommunications, broadcasting, satellite & tower business-related agreements.

  • Telecommunications capital markets.

  • Telecommunications financing.

  • Contracts with public entities.

  • Telecommunications, broadcasting, satellite & tower business competition issues.

  • Telecommunications & broadcasting administrative litigation.

  • Telecommunications & broadcasting litigation.

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Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 4

第四等

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Moshe Sendacz and Adriana Pallis Romano
- 14 partners
- 72 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Full-service firm advising national and international players from the telecommunications sector on the full spectrum of transactional mandates. Notably strong in sector-related M&A deals, the team also handles administrative litigation and tax structuring. Also represents investors in sector-related public bidding rounds.

Strengths Clients value the team's "extensive legal knowledge of the sector coupled with their pro-business attitude."

Work highlights Advised Sephora on its BRL4.5 million agreement with B2W for the development of its e-commerce platform.

Significant clients Vivo, Terra, Accenture, Verifone, LexisNexis.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner and senior statesman Moshe Sendacz receives widespread recognition from interviewees for his vast experience handling transactional matters related to the telecommunications sector. Market sources say: "He truly knows the telecommunications industry." Clients add: "He is very dedicated to clients, offers incredible legal knowledge and remains a very pleasant counsel to work with."

About the Team (content provided by Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice)

With a highly regulated structure, essential for economic development and relevant role in social inclusion, the telecommunications industry has to deal, at the same time, with accelerated technological advances and increasing competition, in particular by the digital giants. The speed of innovation and the growth in the supply of services require, especially in Brazil, significant investments for the modernization of infrastructure and more connection speed.

Our attorneys are prepared to help companies understand this market and be prepared to meet the challenges imposed by this legislation. We assist investors in preparing to take part in public service bidding through concessions, permits, or authorizations. We walk companies through the service exploration process, providing legal support for decision-making and relationships with regulators.

Because it is a sector with significant interaction with end consumers, we offer specific advice on disputes and relationships with regulators.

Our experience in this industry includes services in the following areas:

Drafting and negotiation of contracts
Regulatory advice
Administrative and judicial litigation
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Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
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Licensing and intellectual property

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Opice Blum, Bruno, Abrusio e Vainzof Advogados Associados - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Renato Opice Blum, Marcos Bruno, Juliana Abrusio and Rony Vainzof
- 6 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises on contentious matters related to the digital and internet industries. Often represents clients in disputes with online service providers. Regularly provides legal assistance in online fraud, data protection and content mandates with additional experience assisting key IT companies with the the setting up of local subsidiaries.

Strengths Clients observe: "The team is highly specialised in technology issues and its lawyers are always aware of the latest developments in the market. They are always one step ahead, which makes a big difference to us as clients."

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Renato Opice Blum is described by sources as "one of the great pioneers of IT and technology law in Brazil." Notably strong in intellectual property mandates, he also maintains a robust track record in contentious mandates related to the internet sector.

Clients value Rony Vainzof's "legal and technical knowledge of the technology sector" and enthuse: "He offers excellent legal services and obtains great results on our behalf." He is noted for his substantial experience in internet-related contentious mandates with particular expertise in cybercrime issues.

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TozziniFreire Advogados - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 4

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Marcela Waksman Ejnisman
- 1 partner
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established team well respected for its considerable expertise in the technology sector. Experience providing counsel on infrastructure projects related to the telecoms sector and assisting clients with contractual, regulatory and transactional matters. Client portfolio includes major technology multinationals.

Strengths Clients report: "We are very satisfied with their services. The firm is very modern and truly understands the concerns and objectives of our company."

Work highlights Advised Dassault Systèmes on a wide range of corporate and contractual matters.

Significant clients Experian, Snapchat, Level 3, Adobe, Facebook.

Notable practitioners

Marcela Waksman Ejnisman actively advises IT clients on M&A and corporate mandates as well as on contractual, licensing and software development matters. She also maintains a strong IP and privacy practice. Clients note: "She finds constructive solutions and alternatives to our problems" and "blends legal theory with practical business advice."

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Veirano Advogados - Telecommunications & Technology Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Fábio Pereira, Valdir Rocha and Robson Barreto
- 9 partners
- 16 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced team covering the full range of matters related to the information technology and telecommunication sectors. Notably strong in sector-related disputes, the team is also noted for its strength in financing, contractual and licensing agreements as well as regulatory issues.

Strengths Client comment: "The firm has an exceptional and well-structured team with great expertise in Brazilian regulations related to the IT sector." They add: "I fully trust legal counsel."

Work highlights Advised Claro on an antitrust investigation launched by CADE regarding its offer of zero-rating programmes.

Significant clients Bradesco, Dell, MasterCard, Toyota, TIM.

Notable practitioners

Clients value Robson Goulart Barreto's problem-solving skills and enthuse: "He is a very creative professional who thinks outside the box and is able to analyse our issues from multiple perspectives." Another client highlights his "great legal knowledge and valuable experience advising on regulatory matters of the telecommunications sector."

Co-head of practice Fábio Luiz Barboza Pereira regularly handles transactional mandates related to the IT sector. His advice also covers cloud computing, data protection and privacy and software issues. He frequently assists clients with licensing agreements and intellectual property matters.

About the Team (content provided by Veirano Advogados)

Veirano Advogados have been playing a key role in major projects and operations that define the sector. We have remained active in this area ever since, and our expertise in information technology, infrastructure, and innovation is recognized not only in the domestic market but also especially among our international clients.

The client base for our IT legal services is not limited to technology companies. We also work with clients in any business that needs to acquire technology and related services, especially in the negotiation of contracts for IT outsourcing, cloud computing, systems integration, e-commerce, and electronic payment contracts, as well as in issues involving data privacy and the internet.

Our IT lawyers develop utilization and privacy policies for web sites and online contracts and aid startup enterprises in the development of their online businesses. We support new players such as social networks, data privacy, digital media, streaming, and online services companies.

Veirano Advogados promotes technology protection in Brazil, providing services which encompass:

• Agreements for software development, licensing, assignment, and distribution
• Computer program registration
• Hardware implementation
• Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) licensing
• Support and maintenance agreements
• Service level agreements (SLAs)
• Registration of domain names and representation in judicial enforcement actions
• Value-added reseller (VAR) agreements

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Senior Statesperson

Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva

Azevedo Sette Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva is widely admired by sources, who describe him as "an icon of the Brazilian telecoms market" and single out his "huge contribution to the sector." He has over 40 years of experience advising on sector-related transactional matters involving corporate, tax and M&A issues.

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Senior Statesperson

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner and senior statesman Moshe Sendacz receives widespread recognition from interviewees for his vast experience handling transactional matters related to the telecommunications sector. Market sources say: "He truly knows the telecommunications industry." Clients add: "He is very dedicated to clients, offers incredible legal knowledge and remains a very pleasant counsel to work with." 

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Star Individuals

Mundie Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star individual Elinor Cotait continues to receive widespread praise from peers and clients alike, who describe her as an "amazing lawyer" and a "reference in the telecommunications market." They add: "She is an outstanding practitioner who produces work of remarkable quality and remains very active in the market." She is a widely admired expert on administrative and regulatory issues related to the telecommunications sector.

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Band 1

Floriano Peixoto de Azevedo Marques Neto

Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed partner Floriano Peixoto de Azevedo Marques Neto is recognised as an expert for regulatory matters related to the telecommunications industry. Clients value his "strategic expertise" and "unquestionable legal knowledge of the market," enthusing: "We seek him when we need legal opinions on very complex matters." He also maintains a market-leading public law practice.

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Band 1

Carlos Ari Sundfeld

Sundfeld Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees commend founding partner Carlos Ari Sundfeld as "the greatest reference for regulatory issues in the market." He is a widely admired practitioner for his practice issuing legal opinions and draws high praise from sources due to his long-standing contributions to the telecommunications sector.

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Band 2

Ana Claudia Beppu dos Santos Oliveira

Mundie Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ana Claudia Beppu dos Santos Oliveira routinely advises clients on complex regulatory issues. Interviewees report: "She is a great lawyer and a very active professional who is intimately familiar with the telecommunications market." Others add: "She knows our company so well that she is able to predict our needs - there can be no doubts about the quality of her legal and regulatory counsel." 

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Band 2

Bialer Falsetti Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ana Paula Bialer Ingham is a recognised expert in regulatory and public policy matters related to the technology and telecommunication sectors. Market sources describe her as "an amazing lawyer" and praise her "very strong legal knowledge," remarking: "She is intimately familiar with the technology sector." 

Founding partner Mauro Falsetti is a new addition to the table. Interviewees consider him a "an important name in the market" for his regulatory expertise and legislative knowledge related to the technology sector. He capably represents clients in litigation mandates before the regulatory authorities.

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Band 2

Eduardo Augusto de Oliveira Ramires

Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Eduardo Augusto de Oliveira Ramires receives recognition from interviewees for his regulatory expertise. He has considerable experience advising key clients from the telecommunication industry in a range of regulatory, corporate and financing deals.

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Band 2

Fabio Ferreira Kujawski

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Fabio Ferreira Kujawski is highly regarded for his broad-ranging expertise in the telecommunication and technology industries. Clients say: "He comes up with creative and innovative legal solutions, works extremely quickly and has a business-oriented outlook which means he always keeps our objectives in mind." Peers add: "He is a great lawyer who has considerable expertise in both the technology and telecommunications sectors."

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Band 2

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Rodrigo Greco is renowned for his experience advising clients on regulatory matters and administrative disputes related to the telecommunications industry. Clients praise his "great legal knowledge and hands-on involvement" as well as his extensive and detailed research of each case.

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Band 2

Caio Mário da Silva Pereira Neto

Pereira Neto | Macedo

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Caio Mário da Silva Pereira Neto boasts an impressive track record advising telecommunication clients on complex regulatory and antitrust mandates. Clients commend him as "one of the best regulatory lawyers in Brazil," who has "sharp legal skills" and "throughout our case ensured everything was performed to the highest standard." They add: "He has a profound legal and practical knowledge of the telecommunications sector."

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Band 2

Paulo Marcos Rodrigues Brancher

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Paulo Marcos Rodrigues Brancher frequently advises clients from the technology and internet industries. Praised by sources for his "significant experience in the sector," he is particularly well regarded for his data protection practice. He is also noted for his academic contributions to the sector.

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Band 3

Jacintho Arruda Câmara

Sundfeld Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources describe partner Jacintho Arruda Câmara as "a very experienced professional" who "offers robust legal knowledge of the telecommunications sector." Peers add: "He is an important name for sector-related regulatory matters and has a long-standing track record in the telecoms sector." 

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Band 3

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Raphael de Cunto is considered by sources "one of the great names of the technology market" for his considerable experience in regulatory issues involving the internet and telecommunication sectors. Market sources describe him as "a long-standing and very experienced figure in the sector."

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Band 3

Koury Lopes Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees endorse co-head of practice Guilherme Ieno for his "comprehensive experience in the market" handling regulatory mandates and assisting clients with contractual and administrative litigation issues. He frequently provides counsel on the bidding procedures for telecommunication and satellite grants.

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Band 3

Melchior Micheletti Amendoeira

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Silvia Melchior of Melchior Micheletti Amendoeira is commended by interviewees for her "profound legal knowledge of both the telecommunications and technology sectors." She draws on her considerable experience to advise clients on regulatory, contractual and tax issues as well as on cybersecurity and privacy matters.

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Band 3

Flavia Rebello Pereira

Trench Rossi Watanabe (in cooperation with Baker McKenzie International)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise Flavia Rebello Pereira for her "outstanding legal support" as well as her "profound legal knowledge of the market." She advises clients on information technology and e-commerce matters and maintains a strong reputation for her performance in intellectual property mandates.

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Band 3

Marcela Waksman Ejnisman

TozziniFreire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Marcela Waksman Ejnisman actively advises IT clients on M&A and corporate mandates as well as on contractual, licensing and software development matters. She also maintains a strong IP and privacy practice. Clients note: "She finds constructive solutions and alternatives to our problems" and "blends legal theory with practical business advice."

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Band 4

Fábio Luiz Barboza Pereira

Veirano Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of practice Fábio Luiz Barboza Pereira regularly handles transactional mandates related to the IT sector. His advice also covers cloud computing, data protection and privacy and software issues. He frequently assists clients with licensing agreements and intellectual property matters.

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Band 4

Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eduardo Hayden Carvalhaes Neto is praised by market sources for his considerable experience advising clients on regulatory and compliance issues related to the telecommunication industry. Sources attest to his "great knowledge of the telecoms sector" and enthuse: "He is very active in the market and easy to work with."

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Band 4

Bialer Falsetti Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Mauro Falsetti is a new addition to the table. Interviewees consider him a "an important name in the market" for his regulatory expertise and legislative knowledge related to the technology sector. He capably represents clients in litigation mandates before the regulatory authorities.

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Band 4

Robson Goulart Barreto

Veirano Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients value Robson Goulart Barreto's problem-solving skills and enthuse: "He is a very creative professional who thinks outside the box and is able to analyse our issues from multiple perspectives." Another client highlights his "great legal knowledge and valuable experience advising on regulatory matters of the telecommunications sector."

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Band 4

Renato Opice Blum

Opice Blum, Bruno, Abrusio e Vainzof Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Renato Opice Blum is described by sources as "one of the great pioneers of IT and technology law in Brazil." Notably strong in intellectual property mandates, he also maintains a robust track record in contentious mandates related to the internet sector.

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Band 4

Opice Blum, Bruno, Abrusio e Vainzof Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients value Rony Vainzof's "legal and technical knowledge of the technology sector" and enthuse: "He offers excellent legal services and obtains great results on our behalf." He is noted for his substantial experience in internet-related contentious mandates with particular expertise in cybercrime issues.

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Up and Coming

Mateus Piva Adami

Pereira Neto | Macedo

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Mateus Piva Adami frequently advises key domestic telecommunication groups on regulatory matters. Clients are impressed by his "comprehensive knowledge of the market" as well as his "research-backed legal advice."

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Associates to watch

Beatriz Faustino França Mori

Mundie Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources consider associate-to-watch Beatriz Faustino França Mori to be "a very promising name" and "a growing presence" in the market. She focuses on administrative and regulatory issues related to the internet and telecommunications sectors.

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Associates to watch

Ticiane Moraes Franco

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Ticiane Moraes Franco is described by clients as a "very dedicated lawyer" and praised for her "ample legal knowledge of the market." She maintains a solid practice advising telecommunications operators on complex regulatory matters.

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Associates to watch

Tomás Filipe Schoeller Paiva

Mundie Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Tomás Filipe Ribeiro Paiva is a new addition to this year's rankings. Clients describe him as a "highly qualified lawyer" and value his dedication to their cases. He frequently advises clients on antitrust matters related to the telecommunications sector.

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