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Labour & Employment — Brazil


Mallet Advogados Associados - Labour & Employment Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Front-running boutique firm recognised for its outstanding capabilities representing employees and employers in highly sensitive disputes, excelling in both individual lawsuits and class actions. Team is also acknowledged for assisting clients with the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, as well as providing expert advice on sophisticated labour discussions. Often retained by a prestigious clientele from the technology, energy and banking sectors, as well as food and beverage.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the firm, noting: "The team is able to obtain distinguished results due to its tailored services and exclusive dedication to the cases."

They go on to highlight the team's "ability to get into the details, technical knowledge and academic background, which enable the development of brilliant legal opinions."

Notable practitioners

Star individual Estêvão Mallet is widely acclaimed by clients and peers alike as a leading figure in the market, who state: "He is one of a kind." They go on to describe him as "a very respected lawyer" who "allies an impressive market recognition and expertise with a straightforward attitude." Mallet is often singled out by market sources as "an academic reference" who is "absolutely generous with his colleagues, students and even competitors, sharing his knowledge and cutting-edge analysis." Mallet represents leading companies in highly strategic disputes and consultancy matters.

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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dominant practice group rendering services across the full spectrum of employment matters. Deep bench represents large national and multinational firms from the technology, food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries in sensitive litigation mandates, also assisting with the design of preventive measures. Additionally retained for its exceptional skills in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with labour unions. Arcos Dourados Comércio de Alimentos is a new client win.

Strengths Clients say: "The team has a distinguished level of legal and business acumen which allows them to build strategies."

One source says: "They are my go-to firm in Brazil, due to the high quality of the services delivered. Additionally, I like the way they think and how responsive they are."

Work highlights Represented Uber before the Appeal Labour Courts of São Paulo and Minas Gerais in two lawsuits filed by drivers claiming employment status and payment of several employment rights.

Notable practitioners

Revered practitioner Sólon de Almeida Cunha is endorsed by market sources for his ability "to anticipate the risks and his innovative approach." They go on to add: "He is very intelligent and adds values to any discussion, besides being extremely attentive in his interactions with clients." He is active in an array of labour and employment matters, excelling in the design of preventive measures to minimise employers' risks and in sensitive negotiations with unions.

Partner Vilma Toshie Kutomi draws upon more than 30 years of experience assisting clients with labour and immigration law. She specialises in contentious mandates related to the transfer of employees, harassment and compensation issues. Kutomi is also regularly sought out by companies for her expertise in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. Interviewees describe her as "absolutely brilliant."

"Distinguished" partner Dario Abrahão Rabay is singled out by market commentators for his "dedicated and prompt" approach to cases. He acts for domestic and foreign companies before relevant administrative bodies and judicial courts. He offers extensive capabilities handling cases related to compensation and benefits for high-level executives.

Clients describe Domingos Fortunato as "an extremely knowledgeable and practical lawyer," who "is familiar with the client's business and easy to reach." He advises clients on disputes involving the reduction of employees' working hours and immigration matters, as well as labour issues arising from M&A deals.

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

Counsel on executive compensation and trade union matters and matters related to employment rights and immigration; strategic guidance on negotiations with unions, as well as drafting or reviewing collective labor agreements; representation of clients in court and administrative proceedings; preparation and implementation of salary/benefit plans after business reorganizations or restructurings; labor audits; monitoring legislative proposals and joint work with trade associations to draft proposals for legislative reforms; assistance with legal audits and analysis of labor contingencies in support of corporate transactions; promotion of seminars to improve the knowledge of labor laws devised to professionals in charge of labor relations; restructuring the labor aspects of businesses to combine the law with the needs of clients under one roof.

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Granadeiro Guimarães Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly specialised boutique firm with a long-standing presence in the labour and employment market. Areas of activity include complex litigation mandates, negotiation of employment and collective agreements and general consultancy. Also retained by domestic clients due to its noted expertise assisting with investigations conducted by the Public Prosecutor's office. Delphi Automotive Systems is a new client win.

Strengths Clients single out "the high qualifications of the team," adding: "They are experts in both consultancy and litigation matters."

Commentators also say: "The team delivers a swift and customised service."

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Maurício Granadeiro Guimarães is held in high esteem by market commentators for his lengthy activity and contribution to the practice area. They go on to describe him as "an excellent and very experienced labour lawyer." He is renowned for his extensive expertise representing national clients in complex litigation mandates before both the state and federal courts.

Co-head of practice Gustavo Granadeiro Guimarães comes recommended by interviewees as "a renowned practitioner" who "delivers really good services in the contentious sphere." He acts for domestic companies on litigation cases before regional and federal courts, involving ex-employees claims.

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Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice - Labour & Employment Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Renowned team representing employers in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, as well as acting on administrative proceedings involving the Public Prosecutor's office. Well equipped to assist with sizeable mandates such as class actions and mass terminations. Client roster comprises leading outsourcing companies, as well as national and foreign names from the energy, financial and retail industries.

Strengths Sources single out "the highly qualified team that provides a comprehensive and accurate analysis, offering alternative solutions aligned with the client's goals."

They also add: "The team has an innovative commercial approach. They have a distinguished understanding of the client's core business."

Work highlights Represented Azul Linhas Aéreas in a collective lawsuit filed by the aviation and airport workers trade union challenging the lawfulness of a collective bargaining agreement.

Notable practitioners

Clients highlight head of practice Rodrigo Takano's "unique knowledge and intelligence" adding: "He is very committed, thinks strategically and is outstanding when handling negotiations with unions." He is active in strategic litigation matters, including both individual and class actions, and also advises national and foreign clients in negotiations with unions.

Andrea Giamondo Massei Rossi is described by sources as "a super intelligent and up-to-date lawyer" who is "able to understand the clients' needs and seeks to present feasible solutions with diminished risks." She focuses her practice on sensitive litigation matters involving executives, also advising on the review of internal policies.

Up-and-coming partner Caroline Marchi has a broad activity in the employment market, regularly assisting clients with profit-share agreements, HR internal policies and dismissals. She is described by commentators as "a business-aware lawyer" who has "swift, strategic and commercial thinking."

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

Machado Meyer advises clients with a strategic approach that takes into account the impact of different regulations on routine business. Our focus is to find solutions that help companies modernize, become more competitive, and overcome legal complexity.

The legal advice provided by Machado Meyer also takes into account trends, positioning, and form of operation of officials of the Ministry of Labor, the Public Prosecutor's Office for Labor Affairs, and trade unions, so that our clients may have a comprehensive and updated view on all aspects of the particular situation and thus have the elements necessary for decision making.

We maintain a significant presence in crisis prevention and management, in cases involving regulatory inspections, investigations of employees and executives in various contexts, as well as layoffs.

Always aiming at presenting solutions and alternatives for resolution of conflicts with the least possible impact on the business of our clients, our services include:

Risk assessment involved in each particular situation.

Advice on negotiations and litigation.

Guidance or participation in crisis committees.

To deliver perfectly adapted solutions to our clients, our team of professionals interacts with the firm’s other legal practice areas, in particular, corporate, tax, regulatory, compliance, and litigation.

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TozziniFreire Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Esteemed full-service firm with a robust labour and employment practice. Team's work is focused primarily on contentious mandates, including individual disputes related with ex-employees and class actions. Actively represents companies in contract terminations and negotiations with unions, also reviewing HR policies. Client roster includes names from the automotive, technology and consumer goods industries.

Strengths Clients point out "the team's technical knowledge," adding: "They always try to understand the clients' needs, simplifying complex issues and achieving positive results."

They also highlight "the multidisciplinary view and prompt replies."

Work highlights Represented Ford in a collective dispute with the steel workers' union regarding the implementation of working schedules.

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner Mihoko Sirley Kimura is highly praised by sources for her significant track record advising major national and multinational companies on employment and social security matters. She specialises in cases related to compensation, profit-share agreements and benefit plans. She also assists with strategic dismissals and issues involving foreign employees. Interviewees describe her as "a reference and a very in-demand lawyer for legal advice."

Marcelo Pereira Gômara is praised by clients for his "strategic and experienced approach during negotiation with unions." They add: "He is very determined, always offering dominant and distinguished performances." He focuses his practice on representing national and international clients in negotiations with unions, also assisting with the structuring of benefits plans and variable compensation schemes.

Partner Alexandre de Almeida Cardoso is described by market commentators as "a specialist in labour law" who has "the ability to understand the client's business," "achieving results that go beyond their expectations." He is often sought out by companies for his expertise in inspections carried out by the labour authorities.

About the Team (content provided by TozziniFreire Advogados)

With broad experience in profit-sharing plans, stock options, flexible benefits, variable compensation, executive compensation, and employment and service agreements, our Labor team has assisted clients from many different industry sectors in managing their labor and employment needs.

The group has worked on numerous matters involving the improvement of union relations to achieve collective bargaining agreements, as well as on strategies to reduce labor liabilities and improve on-the-job safety and health.

Our ongoing partnerships with our clients in the Labor area allows them to realize maximum efficiency in the conduct of their labor litigation. Clients with large volumes of lawsuits, in particular, rely on our skilled professionals, advanced use of technology, and wide geographic reach to represent them throughout Brazil.



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Veirano Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Dedicated team with solid track record representing clients in an array of complex administrative proceedings and judicial litigation mandates, offering particular strength in cases related to compensation plans, dismissals and collective claims. Team is often retained by multinational tobacco, aviation and technology companies to assist with internal compliance investigations and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Strengths Clients are impressed by the "outstanding legal advice provided by the team," underlining the "client-oriented approach and positive outcomes."

They also say: "The team is experienced working with multinational companies, understanding their challenges and culture."

Work highlights Represented Philip Morris International in lawsuits filed by employees who participated in smoking panels throughout their employment contracts, seeking indemnity due to the development of diseases.

Notable practitioners

Commentators endorse co-head of practice Luiz Guilherme Moraes Rego Migliora for his "technical knowledge and swift advice," adding: "He has remarkable communication skills and always provide very precise legal analysis." Migliora specialises in advising both national and multinational clients on sensitive litigation mandates, offering particular strength in cases related to health and safety matters.

A client describes José Carlos Wahle as "a lawyer with in-depth knowledge," adding that "he is able to deliver services within tight deadlines." Sources single him out as "a distinguished practitioner" who is "prompt and very clear in his communications with clients." He represents companies in cases related to compensation and benefits plans, as well as terminations and employee transfers.

Co-head of department Luiz Antonio dos Santos Jr draws upon more than 20 years of experience to assist clients with the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with unions and internal investigations. Clients highlight "his comprehensive practice," adding: "He is deeply knowledgeable and able to develop strategies even for very complex cases."

About the Team (content provided by Veirano Advogados)

In the labor law field in Brazil, where litigation is the rule, success in court is directly related to the expertise of the attorneys involved. At Veirano Advogados, our labor specialists are widely recognized for their ability to provide integrated legal advice and strategies designed to obtain the optimal outcome for their clients.

Our team has the experience to counsel large corporate groups across various economic sectors in matters such as:

  • Individual labor claims​
  • Collective or public civil actions filed by labor unions and the Labor Public Prosecutor’s Office
  • Administrative and judicial disputes over matters that are subject to inspection by the Ministry of Labor and Employment, such as outsourcing

Our labor law practice takes a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach supported by expertise in corporate, tax, and intellectual property law, civil contracts, and other legal areas relevant to managing a workforce in Brazil.

For example, our team provides full advisory services pertaining to labor and employment due diligence and has a tradition of working closely with M&A and tax lawyers and account auditors to facilitate accurate appraisals of our clients’ work routines and litigation history.
Operating with the highest standards of ethics, transparency, and mutual respect, Veirano has an excellent reputation for collective bargaining in segments such as telecommunication, commerce, metallurgy, and IT, pursuing litigation whenever the issue results in a strike.

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Demarest Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service firm active in the full range of labour and employment matters. Team has particular strength advising on social security and benefits matters, also handling disputes before administrative bodies and judicial courts. Regularly assists clients with compliance investigations regarding potential breaches of conduct by executives. Burger King and CNN are new client wins.

Strengths Interviewees say: "The team is very trustworthy, practical and familiar wih the client's business."

Work highlights Represented Loga in the negotiation of an agreement with the Ministry of Labour and Employment related to health and safety regulations.

Notable practitioners

Cássia Fernanda Pizzotti has a vibrant labour and employment practice. She offers solid expertise negotiating collective bargaining agreements and handling litigation mandates. She also assists with labour issues arising from M&A deals. Clients say: "She is extremely committed and possesses an excellent technical knowledge of the field."

Interviewees highlight up-and-coming partner Renato Canizares' "understanding of the client's business," adding: "He is a very competent lawyer." He assists national and foreign companies from the technology, automotive and beverage industries with collective negotiations, dismissals and internal policies.

About the Team (content provided by Demarest Advogados)

Demarest's Labor and Employment area is structured to provide its clients with customized preventive services in matters involving individual and collective rights as well as in administrative and judicial litigation.

Labor Consulting

  • Legal opinions on labor matters;
  • ​Preparation of legal documents, such as employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements, internal policies, profit and result sharing plans, among others;
  • Analysis of employment-related routines and contingent liabilities in spin-offs, M&A;
  • HR management consulting;
  • Participation in collective bargaining discussions;
  • Conduction of workshops/seminars;
  • Advice on foreign employment contracts and expatriation of employees.
  • Assessment of labor contingent liabilities.

Labor Litigation

  • Preparation of defense in administrative proceedings involving labor and occupation safety matters.
  • Significant performance in administrative proceedings brought by the Labor Prosecution Office.
  • Preparation of defense in legal proceedings and follow-up on the cases at all court levels and jurisdictions (individual proceedings, public-interest civil actions, collective labor disputes), including drafting of all required legal briefs.
  • Personalized follow-up on cases at all Courts.
  • Drafting of reports containing proceeding and statistical information allowing the monitoring, evaluation and management of labor litigation cases.
  • Preparation of due diligence reports intended to support decisions on mergers and acquisitions and department restructuring.

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established practice known for representing major corporate clients. Adept at providing multidisciplinary advice, often assisting with employment issues arising from M&A transactions and compliance. Also active in litigation mandates, including class actions and union disputes. Other typical services include the review of benefit and compensation plans, layoffs and transfer of employees.

Strengths Clients praise the team, saying: "They are knowledgeable and experienced, always seeking to provide advice aligned with our business and with the correct amount of technical detail."

Work highlights Advised Caixa Econômica Federal regarding the revision of its employee benefits plan.

Notable practitioners

Partner Luís Antônio Ferraz Mendes is endorsed by clients, who say: "He has a calm approach that is excellent for dealing with the authorities. Additionally, he understands the two sides of each discussion since he started his career working with the unions." Mendes offers extensive capabilities assisting with the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and litigation mandates, including complex class actions.

Market commentators recommend partner Thais Galo for her "technical profile, practical experience and objective communication skills." She is active in both consultancy and litigation work related to diverse subjects such as compensation schemes, benefits plans and terminations.

Up-and-coming partner Maurício Guidi is noted for his "unbiased view and full understanding of the client's situation." Market sources add: "He is technically great and always presents swift solutions that are business-oriented." Guidi acts for financial entities on both litigation and consultancy matters.

About the Team (content provided by Pinheiro Neto Advogados)

Pinheiro Neto Advogados’ labor practice has an experienced team of professionals focused exclusively on corporate labor cases. The team offers clients preventive advice to avoid contingencies and liabilities and collaborates with other areas of the firm in due diligence investigations and in mergers and acquisitions, with a focus on labor regulations.

The firm is active in labor litigation, representing corporate clients in administrative and judicial proceedings. Our labor litigation practice focuses on cases that may have a significant impact on our clients’ finances and on cases involving relevant and strategic matters, regardless of the amount involved. Our track record of successful cases at the labor courts is impressive.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados works in synergy with the in-house departments of its clients, including their financial and human resources areas, to discuss the case and build procedural defenses. A value assessment is made in all cases to determine the advisability of litigating or proceeding with the case.

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Robortella Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected labour boutique with a lengthy presence in the market. Offers noted strength representing clients in complex administrative proceedings and judicial disputes, including injunctions and appeals. Often retained by domestic and international companies from the automotive, media and construction sectors. Also advises on issues related to contracts, foreign employees and large-scale layoffs.

Strengths Sources say: "The team has high technical skills and develops a good relationship with the client."

Notable practitioners

Pre-eminent practitioner Luiz Carlos Robortella is described by market commentators as "a completely brilliant lawyer" who is "much admired across the market." A peer says: "He has a high level of expertise. I feel confident in recommending him to my clients when a conflict of interest prevents me from accepting a mandate." Robortella has long-standing activity in the labour arena, offering outstanding capabilities in sophisticated litigation cases before all levels of the judiciary.

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Trench Rossi Watanabe (in cooperation with Baker McKenzie International) - Labour & Employment Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Global firm with noted activity in the Brazilian labour and employment market. Regularly assists with compensation structures, health and safety issues and the reviewing of HR policies. Also active in labour litigation mandates related to employment terminations, payments and harassment. Also assists with internal investigations and due diligences. American Airlines is a new client win.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's "ability to provide practical advice while minimising the risks and exposure."

Work highlights Retained by Emerson to assist with the due diligence and transfer of employees in connection with the client's acquisition of Paradigm.

Notable practitioners

Leticia Ribeiro Figueiredo and Tricia Maria Sá de Oliveira are the key client contacts.

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Baraldi Mélega - Labour & Employment Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established boutique noted for its track record representing domestic clients in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and judicial disputes, involving both employees and executives. Team also offers significant expertise in social security matters. Clientele includes companies from the healthcare, hospitality and banking industries.

Strengths Interviewees recommend the firm for its "excellent services in both consultancy and litigation matters."

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Antonio Carlos Vianna de Barros is described by market commentators as "an ace, one of the most extraordinary names in the Brazilian labour market." They go on to add: "He maintains a relevant track record in strategic cases, being frequently active in court hearings." He has a long-standing involvement in the labour practice area, regularly advising clients on strikes, collective negotiations and sensitive disputes before the higher courts.

Geraldo Baraldi Jr is well regarded for his solid experience acting on contentious and consultancy matters, offering particular strength handling public civil action and conducting negotiations with unions. Market interviewees single out his "good negotiation skills," describing him as "a very experienced and renowned lawyer."

About the Team (content provided by Baraldi Mélega)

Baraldi•Mélega Advogados is incorporated as a partnership among Geraldo Baraldi and Marcia Melega out of eight partners and counts with the consultancy of the renowned Mr Antonio Carlos Vianna de Barros.

The firm is a boutique highly specialised and focused on labour and social security practice, which deals with litigation and consultancy matters related thereto, in the judicial and administrative scopes at all levels, by writing legal opinions, providing excellent and recognised legal services.

The firm’s excellency has been recognised by clients and peers worldwide and awarded several nominations in the most well regarded publications.

The litigation team is responsible for rendering complete services in every instance of labour judiciary, all over Brazil. The advisory area offers consulting and auditing, besides following up on inspection actions and administrative procedures in the labour sector as well as in the social security area.

Baraldi•MélegaAdvogados is also specialised in collective bargaining, conducting negotiations on the behalf of major companies’ unions all in every state of Brazil, and assisting merger and acquisitions operations on labour and social security matters.

The firm’s client base includes both Brazilian and foreign companies from all economic sectors: automobile industry, insurance, chemical, food, seeds, auto parts industry, banks, technology, human resources, agribusiness, clothing, infrastructure, hotels and tourism, among others.



 





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BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão - Labour & Employment Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced team representing companies in public civil actions related to an array of matters such as compensation, collective agreements and working hours. Team is also active in labour consulting, assisting with layoffs, benefit packages and reviewing internal policies. Adept at assessing employment liabilities related to M&A deals.

Strengths Clients are full of praise for the team's "perceptive, swift and tailor-made services."

Work highlights Assisted Energisa Mato Grosso with a public civil action filed by the Labour Public Prosecutor's Office related to working schedules and overtime matters.

Notable practitioners

Co-head of department Cibelle Goldfarb is singled out by one client for being "extremely knowledgeable," adding: "Her experience has been crucial in solving our legal issues." She regularly collaborates with the firm's corporate department, assisting with employment matters arising from M&A.

Up-and-coming partner Luiz Marcelo Figueiras de Góis is noted for his litigation practice and is active in public civil actions and individual lawsuits involving senior executives. Clients assert: "He is always up to date and provides swift legal advice," adding: "He engenders confidence in the client."

About the Team (content provided by BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão)

BMA goes beyond the traditional employment law practice, providing creative and dynamic services that help clients avoid litigation by identifying risks and developing human resources policies and compliance systems. The employment law team also assists clients in developing compensation packages and in lay-offs and business process outsourcing.

In addition to representing clients in individual and collective labor disputes, the employment law team deals with employment and social security questions arising out of mergers and acquisition, privatizations, corporate restructurings and recovery of distressed businesses.

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Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Skilled multidisciplinary practice group representing both local and foreign clients in strategic litigation mandates, offering particular expertise in class actions initiated by the Labour Prosecutor's Office. Often assists companies with diverse contractual matters including termination of employment, profit sharing schemes and collective bargaining.

Strengths Interviewees highlight "the expertise of the team in labour law matters" and "the customised service they provide to clients."

Work highlights Represented Verzani & Sandrini in a class action filed by the Labour Public Attorney's Office, seeking the payment of USD15.5 million for pecuniary and moral damages related to overtime work.

Notable practitioners

Gisela da Silva Freire is the key client contact.

About the Team (content provided by Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados)

Cescon Barrieu’s labour and employment team is widely recognised for handling the market’s most complex, sensitive and strategic matters. 

The firm advises high profile local and foreign groups in a variety of industries on a broad range of non-contentious matters such as high-level executives (including CEOs and CFOs) termination processes, stock options plans, compensation plans, profit sharing agreements, collective bargaining agreements (including, but not limited, to collective dismissals negotiation) and legal opinion on regular and controversial subjects. 

Furthermore, the team handles day-to-day litigation for special clients on court and outside court proceedings. The lawyers also have expertise in the management and reduction of materialized labour liabilities. 

The department works closely with the firm’s market leader M&A department, advising clients on due diligence procedures, identifying and proposing solutions for the liabilities discovered and facilitating the merger transition. The team actively participates on almost every deal handled by the firm’s capital markets department, performing highly specialized due diligence for IPO purposes.

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Pipek Penteado e Paes Manso Advogados Associados - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid practice group with a lengthy track record in contentious mandates in the labour and employment field. Team has relevant capabilities handling large-scale litigation for both national and multinational companies from the insurance, retail and technology sectors.

Strengths One clients say: "I am very satisfied with the service provided, in terms of quality and results obtained."

Notable practitioners

Arnaldo Pipek is praised by clients for his dedication to the cases, who note: "He always demonstrates a great amount of commitment, regardless the complexity of the mandate." Pipek draws upon more than 25 years of experience to assist companies with contentious cases, including class actions filed by the Public Prosecutor Office and claims presented by former employees.

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Siqueira Castro - Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service firm with a sizeable practice group and impressive national footprint. Equipped to handle large-scale labour litigation for national and international clients from the energy, infrastructure and construction sectors. Also advises on labour-related compliance and social security matters.

Strengths One client highlights the team's "commitment, technical knowledge and their ability to solve all our issues."

Work highlights Represented Transpetro in several lawsuits, including civil public actions involving the client's employee selection process.

Notable practitioners

Respected practitioner Otavio Pinto e Silva is well regarded for his solid track record and academic contributions to the Brazilian labour and employment field. Market commentators highlight his "technical knowledge of the labour legal framework and strategic business-oriented view." They go on to add: "He is active in both consultancy and litigation mandates, and is also very involved in the institutional sphere."

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Azevedo Sette Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active team with an established presence in Minas Gerais. Noted for assisting clients with labour disputes, acting on individual lawsuits and class actions. Also active in the negotiation of profit sharing plans, employment terminations and the review of internal HR policies.

Strengths Sources value the firm's structure, saying: "Besides having an experienced team, the firm has several branches which is perfect to assist clients with disputes spread across the country."

Work highlights Represented Flytour Agência de Viagens e Turismo in several litigation mandates.

Notable practitioners

Leila Azevedo Sette is the key contact for clients.

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Azevedo Sette Advogados provides legal assistance to recognized corporate groups, including leading domestic and foreign business groups that operates in Brazil. The law firm has extensive experience in working with all types of organizations, public and private companies, limited liability companies and firms active in regulated sectors, including financial institutions and insurance operators, and others. 

Azevedo Sette Advogados maintains an active presence in the labour field, assisting large-scale domestic and foreign companies with administrative and judicial litigation and offering related legal consulting services. The law firm has a team of specialized professionals in public civil litigation, consulting on class action suits, collective lawsuits, filing of applications for restraining orders and injunctive relief, and collective labour disputes, including work stoppages and strikes. Also, its experience includes Litigation (mass and strategic), legal counselling on HR practices, due diligence for M&A transactions, analysis and drafting of employment contracts, service agreements and settlement agreements, and hiring and terminating employment contracts for key executives.

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Bosisio Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known team with long-standing activity acting for national clients from the energy, banking and insurance sectors. Handles diverse type of disputes, layoffs and reviews of internal HR policies. Also involved in collective bargaining and strike negotiations with unions.

Strengths Peers enthuse: "They are a reference in the Rio de Janeiro market."

Notable practitioners

Cristóvão Tavares de Macedo Soares Guimarães is the key contact for clients.

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Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Routinely assists clients with a wide range of employment matters. Noted for defending companies in lawsuits filed by former employees and public actions. Frequently retained by domestic clients from the insurance, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Strengths Interviewees say: "The team does a detailed analysis of the situations. They say what the clients should know, as opposed to to what they would like to hear."

Notable practitioners

Maria Fernanda de Medeiros Redi is the key contact for clients.

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LILLA, HUCK, OTRANTO, CAMARGO is active in the most diverse fields of labor relations, offering legal advice and representing clients in collective bargainings, as well as in strike situations, inspections and audits. The firm has expertise in matters such as flexible working hours and control of working hours; career and salary planning; forms of variable compensation; doubts concerning payment of allowances and other labor and payroll charges; rules on labor entitlements, promotions and job changes; employee duties and assignments; doubts involving issuance of payment forms and labor documents in general; hiring and granting of benefits under incentive; profit sharing; contract termination; closing of units; voluntary termination plans; legal rules on safety and occupational medicine, and on accident prevention; monitoring and shutdown of facilities and equipment.

We represent our clients’ interests in labor claims in both the administrative and judicial spheres.We assist our clients in evaluating labor contingencies, calculating claims, awards and charges and in determining the chances of success or likelihood of defeat in legal proceedings to help them make strategic decisions and negotiate settlements.

We have vast experience in outsourcing, mass layoffs, the Workers’ Food Program (Programa de Alimentação do Trabalhador), indebtedness with the Unemployment Compensation Fund (Fundo de Garantia do Tempo de Serviço), and Terms of Agreement (Termos de Ajustamento de Conduta).

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Mascaro Nascimento Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Experienced group advising on judicial mandates, including injunctions, civil investigations and class actions. Also active in consultancy matters, including reviewing HR internal policies, benefits schemes and profit sharing agreements. Also very capable in handling labour due diligence.

Strengths A client highlights the team's "professional attitude and quality in developing legal defences."

Notable practitioners

Marcelo Mascaro Nascimento is the key client contact.

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Paixão Côrtes Advogados - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Brasília-based firm with supporting branches in São Paulo, Goiânia and Rio Verde. Noted activity representing national companies in labour disputes before state and federal courts. Often provides counsel to other law firms due to its consolidated expertise in appeals before the higher courts.

Strengths Market sources state: "The team has an excellent track record before the higher courts in Brasília, achieving very impressive results."

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Osmar Mendes Paixão Côrtes comes recommended by interviewees who describe him as "a lawyer with an excellent level of activity before the higher courts in Brasília." He focuses his practice on representing domestic companies in strategic disputes.

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Russomano Advocacia - Labour & Employment Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Brasília-based labour boutique with a solid track record representing clients before the higher courts. Also assists with administrative proceedings and preventive measures, including internal auditing. Offers additional capabilities negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Strengths Sources underline the team's ability "to handle sophisticated appeals."

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Victor Russomano Junior is acknowledged for his track record assisting clients with litigation mandates before the higher labour courts in Brasília. Market commentators assert: "He is a very strong name in this field who is completely focused on superior courts."

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Senior Statesperson

Maurício Granadeiro Guimarães

Granadeiro Guimarães Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Maurício Granadeiro Guimarães is held in high esteem by market commentators for his lengthy activity and contribution to the practice area. They go on to describe him as  "an excellent and very experienced labour lawyer." He is renowned for his extensive expertise representing national clients in complex litigation mandates before both the state and federal courts.

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Senior Statesperson

Cássio Mesquita Barros

Mesquita Barros Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Cássio Mesquita Barros of Mesquita Barros Advogados is esteemed for his vast experience advising clients on strategic labour matters. Market commentators highlight his "fantastic contribution to the development of employment law in Brazil."

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Senior Statesperson

Antonio Carlos Vianna de Barros

Baraldi Mélega

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Antonio Carlos Vianna de Barros is described by market commentators as "an ace, one of the most extraordinary names in the Brazilian labour market." They go on to add: "He maintains a relevant track record in strategic cases, being frequently active in court hearings." He has a long-standing involvement in the labour practice area, regularly advising clients on strikes, collective negotiations and sensitive disputes before the higher courts.

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Star Individuals

Mallet Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star individual Estêvão Mallet is widely acclaimed by clients and peers alike as a leading figure in the market, who state: "He is one of a kind." They go on to describe him as "a very respected lawyer" who "alliesan impressive market recognition and expertise with a straightforward attitude." Mallet is often singled out by market sources as "an academic reference" who is "absolutely generous with his colleagues, students and even competitors, sharing his knowledge and cutting-edge analysis." Mallet represents leading companies in highly strategic disputes and consultancy matters.

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Band 1

Sólon de Almeida Cunha

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Revered practitioner Sólon de Almeida Cunha is endorsed by market sources for his ability "to anticipate the risks and his innovative approach." They go on to add: "He is very intelligent and adds values to any discussion, besides being extremely attentive in his interactions with clients." He is active in an array of labour and employment matters, excelling in the design of preventive measures to minimise employers' risks and in sensitive negotiations with unions.

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Band 1

Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Much-admired practitioner Nelson Mannrich of Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados has an impressive track record assisting clients from the automotive, food and construction industries with diverse labour matters such as outsourcing, compensation and dismissals of high-profile executives. He has additional capabilities in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. Market commentators describe him as "an excellent lawyer" who "enjoys a great reputation" and "is outstanding for very complex mandates."

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Band 1

Luiz Carlos Robortella

Robortella Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pre-eminent practitioner Luiz Carlos Robortella is described by market commentators as "a completely brilliant lawyer" who is "much admired across the market." A peer says: "He has a high level of expertise. I feel confident in recommending him to my clients when a conflict of interest prevents me from accepting a mandate." Robortella has long-standing activity in the labour arena, offering outstanding capabilities in sophisticated litigation cases before all levels of the judiciary.

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Band 1

Mihoko Sirley Kimura

TozziniFreire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner Mihoko Sirley Kimura is highly praised by sources for her significant track record advising major national and multinational companies on employment and social security matters. She specialises in cases related to compensation, profit-share agreements and benefit plans. She also assists with strategic dismissals and issues involving foreign employees. Interviewees describe her as "a reference and a very in-demand lawyer for legal advice."

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Band 2

Luís Antônio Ferraz Mendes

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Luís Antônio Ferraz Mendes is endorsed by clients, who say: "He has a calm approach that is excellent for dealing with the authorities. Additionally, he understands the two sides of each discussion since he started his career working with the unions." Mendes offers extensive capabilities assisting with the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and litigation mandates, including complex class actions.

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Luiz Guilherme Moraes Rego Migliora

Veirano Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Commentators endorse co-head of practice Luiz Guilherme Moraes Rego Migliora for his "technical knowledge and swift advice," adding: "He has remarkable communication skills and always provide very precise legal analysis." Migliora specialises in advising both national and multinational clients on sensitive litigation mandates, offering particular strength in cases related to health and safety matters.

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Band 2

Marcelo Pereira Gômara

TozziniFreire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Marcelo Pereira Gômara is praised by clients for his "strategic and experienced approach during negotiation with unions." They add: "He is very determined, always offering dominant and distinguished performances." He focuses his practice on representing national and international clients in negotiations with unions, also assisting with the structuring of benefits plans and variable compensation schemes.

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Band 2

Otavio Pinto e Silva

Siqueira Castro - Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected  practitioner Otavio Pinto e Silva is well regarded for his solid track record and academic contributions to the Brazilian labour and employment field. Market commentators highlight  his "technical knowledge of the labour legal framework and strategic business-oriented view." They go on to add: "He is active in both consultancy and litigation mandates, and is also very involved in the institutional sphere."

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Band 2

Vilma Toshie Kutomi

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Vilma Toshie Kutomi draws upon more than 30 years of experience assisting clients with labour and immigration law. She specialises in contentious mandates related to the transfer of employees, harassment and compensation issues. Kutomi is also regularly sought out by companies for her expertise in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. Interviewees describe her as "absolutely brilliant."

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Band 2

José Carlos Wahle

Veirano Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

A client describes José Carlos Wahle as "a lawyer with in-depth knowledge," adding that "he is able to deliver services within tight deadlines." Sources single him out as "a distinguished practitioner" who is "prompt and very clear in his communications with clients." He represents companies in cases related to compensation and benefits plans, as well as terminations and employee transfers.

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Band 3

Geraldo Baraldi Jr

Baraldi Mélega

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Geraldo Baraldi Jr is well regarded for his solid experience acting on contentious and consultancy matters, offering particular strength handling public civil action and conducting negotiations with unions. Market interviewees single out his "good negotiation skills," describing him as "a very experienced and renowned lawyer."

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Band 3

Luiz Felipe Tenório da Veiga

Tenório da Veiga Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Luiz Felipe Tenório da Veiga of Tenório da Veiga Advogados is well regarded for his Rio de Janeiro-based labour practice. One clients enthuses: "He is a very experienced and charismatic lawyer" who "easily understands our business and concerns." Tenório da Veiga represents clients in sensitive mandates before administrative bodies and courts.

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Band 3

Alexandre de Almeida Cardoso

TozziniFreire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Alexandre de Almeida Cardoso is described by market commentators as "a specialist in labour law" who has "the ability to understand the client's business," "achieving results that go beyond their expectations." He is often sought out by companies for his expertise in inspections carried out by the labour authorities.

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Band 3

Luiz Antonio dos Santos Jr

Veirano Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Luiz Antonio dos Santos Jr draws upon more than 20 years of experience to assist clients with the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with unions and internal investigations. Clients highlight "his comprehensive  practice," adding: "He is deeply knowledgeable and able to develop strategies even for very complex cases."

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Band 3

Pessoa Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Maurício Pessoa of Pessoa Advogados is singled out by clients for his "distinguished negotiation skills" and "ability to develop innovative solutions." They go on to add: "He is very strategic and perseverant." He actively represents national companies in complex contentious mandates before the higher courts.

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Band 3

Pipek Penteado e Paes Manso Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Arnaldo Pipek is praised by clients for his dedication to the cases, who note: "He always demonstrates a great amount of commitment, regardless the complexity of the mandate." Pipek draws upon more than 25 years of experience to assist companies with contentious cases, including class actions filed by the Public Prosecutor Office and claims presented by former employees.

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Band 3

Cássia Fernanda Pizzotti

Demarest Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Cássia Fernanda Pizzotti has a vibrant labour and employment practice. She offers solid expertise negotiating collective bargaining agreements and handling litigation mandates. She also assists with labour issues arising from M&A deals. Clients say: "She is extremely committed and possesses an excellent technical knowledge of the field."

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Band 3

Dario Abrahão Rabay

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Distinguished" partner Dario Abrahão Rabay is singled out by market commentators for his "dedicated and prompt" approach to cases. He acts for domestic and foreign companies before relevant administrative bodies and judicial courts. He offers extensive capabilities handling cases related to compensation and benefits for high-level executives.

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Band 3

Victor Russomano Junior

Russomano Advocacia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Victor Russomano Junior is acknowledged for his track record assisting clients with litigation mandates before the higher labour courts in Brasília. Market commentators assert: "He is a very strong name in this field who is completely focused on superior courts."

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Band 3

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients highlight head of practice Rodrigo Takano's "unique knowledge and intelligence" adding: "He is very committed, thinks strategically and is outstanding when handling negotiations with unions." He is active in strategic litigation matters, including both individual and class actions, and also advises national and foreign clients in negotiations with unions.

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Band 4

Fábio Chong de Lima

L.O. Baptista Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Fábio Chong de Lima of L.O. Baptista Advogados is described by clients as "a very well-qualified practitioner" who is "strategic and hard-working." They go on to highlight his "good common sense" and "proactive attitude." He is experienced representing clients in lawsuits filed by former employees.

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Band 4

André de Melo Ribeiro

Dias Carneiro Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

André de Melo Ribeiro of Dias Carneiro Advogados assists clients with the review of  HR policies and benefits plans. He is active in litigation mandates and collective dismissals. Clients highlight his "business-oriented analysis and ability to clearly explain a case's technicalities" and "available attitude."

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Band 4

João Pedro Eyler Povoa

Bichara Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department João Pedro Eyler Povoa of Bichara Advogados often represents companies from the food, retail and energy sectors in an array of labour matters, including collective dismissals, negotiations with unions and litigation. Clients underline his "proactive, prompt and determined style."

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Band 4

Wolnei Tadeu Ferreira

Ferreira Rodrigues Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Wolnei Tadeu Ferreira of Ferreira Rodrigues Sociedade de Advogados is singled out by interviewees for his capabilities in handling negotiations with unions. He also assists clients with the review of HR internal policies and issues related to outsourcing and remote work.

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Band 4

Boriska Ferreira Rocha

Schroeder & Valverde Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Boriska Ferreira Rocha of Schroeder & Valverde Advogados is praised by market commentators for her past experience working for an international firm. She is noted for assisting clients with the hiring and dismissal of senior executives, as well as strategic litigation mandates and social security issues.

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Band 4

Domingos Fortunato

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients describe Domingos Fortunato as "an extremely knowledgeable and practical  lawyer," who "is familiar with the client's business and easy to reach." He advises clients on disputes involving the reduction of employees' working hours and immigration matters, as well as labour issues arising from M&A deals.

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Band 4

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators recommend partner Thais Galo for her "technical profile, practical experience and objective communication skills." She is active in both consultancy and litigation work related to diverse subjects such as compensation schemes, benefits plans and terminations.

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Band 4

Andrea Giamondo Massei Rossi

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Andrea Giamondo Massei Rossi is described by sources as "a super intelligent and up-to-date lawyer" who is "able tounderstand the clients' needs and seeks to present feasible solutions with diminished risks." She focuses her practice on sensitive litigation matters involving executives, also advising on the review of internal policies.

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Band 4

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Cibelle Goldfarb is singled out by one client for being "extremely knowledgeable," adding: "Her experience has been crucial in solving our legal issues." She regularly collaborates with the firm's corporate department, assisting with employment matters arising from M&A.

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Band 4

Gustavo Granadeiro Guimarães

Granadeiro Guimarães Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of practice Gustavo Granadeiro Guimarães comes recommended by interviewees as "a renowned practitioner" who "delivers really good services in the contentious sphere." He acts for domestic companies on litigation cases before regional and federal courts, involving ex-employees claims.

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Band 4

Patricia Medeiros Barboza

Chaves, Gelman, Machado, Gilberto e Barboza Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Patricia Medeiros Barboza of Chaves, Gelman, Machado, Gilberto e Barboza Advogados is noted for her activity in both the contentious and consultancy spheres. Clients point out "her experience, availability and ability to deal with stressful and challenging situations."

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Band 4

Osmar Mendes Paixão Côrtes

Paixão Côrtes Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Osmar Mendes Paixão Côrtes comes recommended by interviewees who describe him as "a lawyer with an excellent level of activity before the higher courts in Brasília." He focuses his practice on representing domestic companies in strategic disputes.

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Band 4

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Eduardo Soto of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown regularly assists multinational clients with employment issues related to M&A transactions and business transfers. He also advises on compensation and benefits plans. Sources remark: "He is assertive but fair in his positions."

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Up and Coming

Demarest Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees highlight up-and-coming partner Renato Canizares' "understanding of the client's business," adding: "He is a very competent lawyer." He assists national and foreign companies from the technology, automotive and beverage industries with collective negotiations, dismissals and internal policies.

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Up and Coming

Luiz Marcelo Figueiras de Góis

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Luiz Marcelo Figueiras de Góis is noted for his litigation practice and is active in public civil actions and individual lawsuits involving senior executives. Clients assert: "He is always up to date and provides swift legal advice," adding: "He engenders confidence in the client."

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Up and Coming

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Maurício Guidi is noted for his "unbiased view and full understanding of the client's situation." Market sources add: "He is technically great and always presents swift solutions that are business-oriented." Guidi acts for financial entities on both litigation and consultancy matters.

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Up and Coming

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Caroline Marchi has a broad activity in the employment market, regularly assisting clients with profit-share agreements, HR internal policies and dismissals. She is described by commentators as "a business-aware lawyer" who has "swift, strategic and commercial thinking."

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Up and Coming

Aldo Augusto Martinez Neto

Santos Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Aldo Augusto Martinez Neto of Santos Neto Advogados is recommended by market sources for "his vast understanding of the labour legal framework and his objective communication skills." He focuses his practice on assisting national and foreign clients with strategic judicial disputes.

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Up and Coming

Campos Mello Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Mauricio Tanabe of Campos Mello Advogados has a noted practice advising international companies from the energy, telecommunications and consumer goods sectors on negotiations with unions and collective dismissals.

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