Brazil - General Business Law: North Brazil Lawyers & Law Firms - Latin America - Chambers and Partners
Chambers & Partners has detected the use of an ad blocker.
We make use of tailor-made ads to enhance your experience of our website.
Please 'whitelist' https://www.chambersandpartners.com.
Close
Latin-America Guide

General Business Law: North Brazil — Brazil


Andrade GC Advogados - General Business Law: North Brazil Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Excellent Manaus-based practice advising on the full range of practice areas, including corporate, tax and real estate law. Strong track record representing national and multinational companies from the civil construction, electronics and consumer goods industries in strategic labour disputes and business structuring matters. Extensive experience providing counsel on the legislation governing the Manaus Free Trade Zone and on new investment opportunities in the North of Brazil. New clients include Direcional Engenharia and BIC Amazônia.

Strengths Clients enthuse: "The firm provides us with a high success rate in a range of practice areas, swift work and quality client service."

Another source comments: "It is a firm which makes us feel very safe as clients and who we fully trust. I would single out the deep legal knowledge of its partners."

Work highlights Advising Brazilian Potash before the Federal Court of Amazonas on the closing of a preliminary deal with the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office in order to avoid the annulment of the environmental licences required for a BRL2 billion project.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees single out founding partner Germano Costa Andrade for his extensive experience in corporate law mandates. He is frequently sought out for his advice on contractual mandates, preventative consultancy in real estate transactions and environmental litigation. Market sources report: "He stands out as a detail-oriented, up-to-date and highly qualified lawyer." They add: "Andrade has in-depth knowledge of corporate law which gives us peace of mind as clients."

Luiz Felipe Brandão Ozores focuses on tax litigation, tax planning and tax consultancy related to the Manaus Free Trade Zone. He also advises on customs law, international trade and foreign investment issues.

Sources describe head of the labour department Armando Cláudio Dias dos Santos Júnior as "a very proactive lawyer who has broad legal knowledge, regularly provides updates about the latest developments in our cases and is easy to reach." He is widely recognised for his expertise in preventative labour consultancy, labour litigation, social security matters and trade union negotiations.

Up-and-coming partner Carolina Ribeiro Botelho is singled out by market sources for her substantial experience in commercial, dispute resolution and real estate mandates. Clients describe her as "an objective and detail-oriented lawyer who is very assertive in her legal defences." They add: "She has provided us with constant attention and has a deep knowledge of debt recovery matters."

About the Team (content provided by Andrade GC Advogados)

Department profile not yet provided by Andrade GC Advogados. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


DD&L Advogados Associados - General Business Law: North Brazil Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Distinguished Manaus firm providing a range of corporate services with particularly extensive experience in tax, labour and civil matters. Represents leading domestic and foreign clients on tax litigation, strategic labour disputes, preventive labour consultancy and the fiscal incentives available in the Manaus Free Trade Zone. Also sought out for its impressive knowledge of environmental law and the mining sector.

Strengths One source reports: "The firm's lawyers are client-focused, fast workers and highly professional. I would especially highlight their extraordinary follow-up rate."

Another interviewee offers: "We truly enjoy working with the firm's professionals as they are very dedicated and proactive in providing us with feedback regarding our cases. Moreover, they are always thinking about new opportunities for our company."

Notable practitioners

Sources consider managing partner Cláudia Lopes Bernardino a "diligent and client-oriented professional" who "provides assertive legal opinions." Bernardino is well known for her track record advising national and international companies on tax matters and fiscal incentives in connection with the Manaus Free Trade Zone.

Founding partner José Alberto Maciel Dantas is a respected figure in the regional market who focuses on preventative labour consultancy, labour litigation and social security matters. Interviewees praise him as "a specialised labour lawyer who is renowned for his knowledge of employment law and is highly active before the courts."

Market commentators single out partner Átila de Oliveira Denys as "a dedicated lawyer who is committed to fulfilling our needs as clients." Another source remarks: "Átila is a highly qualified and very intelligent practitioner whose expertise is providing businesses with legal consultancy on the Manaus Free Trade Zone." He concentrates his practice on corporate law, environmental issues and tax incentives.

New addition to the bands Adriana Rother advises on tax law and is described by market sources as "a lawyer who is committed to clients' interests and displays full knowledge of the cases she is involved in." Interviewees add: "She is an excellent and very pragmatic tax professional who consistently meets the agreed deadlines."

About the Team (content provided by DD&L Advogados Associados)

Department profile not yet provided by DD&L Advogados Associados. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Silveira, Athias, Soriano de Mello, Guimarães, Pinheiro & Scaff - Advogados - General Business Law: North Brazil Department

-

Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded practice from Belém with an extensive regional presence as well as offices in Brasília, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and New York. Offers standout experience in corporate, mining, environmental and tax matters. Represents leading mining, agribusiness and retail companies in projects being implemented in the Amazon, with additional activity in mass labour disputes, tax consultancy and tax litigation.

Strengths Market commentators say: "It is the largest law firm in the North of Brazil and enjoys widespread recognition for its environment and mining practices."

Clients go on to state: "We have the best impression of the firm and its team. Their lawyers are highly dedicated, very knowledgeable and client-focused."

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Jorge Alex Nunes Athias draws on his long-standing experience to advise clients on the development of high-end projects in the Amazon region. He is particularly noted for his deep knowledge of agrarian law and mining matters. Market sources describe him as "an excellent professional and a top-notch lawyer who stands out in the regional market." Another interviewee adds: "He is one of the best environmental lawyers in the North of Brazil."

Name partner Reynaldo Andrade Da Silveira is noted for his expertise leading both corporate and litigation mandates. He specifically focuses on civil and consumer rights disputes. Sources praise him as "an excellent lawyer" who was "born to practise law and is reputed for his knowledge of consumer issues."

About the Team (content provided by Silveira, Athias, Soriano de Mello, Guimarães, Pinheiro & Scaff - Advogados)

Department profile not yet provided by Silveira, Athias, Soriano de Mello, Guimarães, Pinheiro & Scaff - Advogados. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


ASJUR - Higino, Sordi, Sousa, Toledano & Advogados Associados - General Business Law: North Brazil Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly experienced Manaus practice respected for its vast knowledge of employment law. Notable expertise handling collective and individual labour disputes, preventative labour consultancy, union negotiations and social security mandates. Also well equipped to assist local and multinational companies with corporate, tax and environmental matters.

Strengths Market commentators observe: "It is a highly specialised labour boutique which performs very competent work."

Notable practitioners

Interviewees commend founding partner José Higino de Sousa Netto as "a highly experienced and very reputed name for labour law." He has extensive experience representing companies from Manaus's industrial district in employment disputes, maritime labour legislation and collective bargaining agreements.

About the Team (content provided by ASJUR - Higino, Sordi, Sousa, Toledano & Advogados Associados )

Department profile not yet provided by ASJUR - Higino, Sordi, Sousa, Toledano & Advogados Associados . Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Siqueira Castro - Advogados - General Business Law: North Brazil Department

-

Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service firm known for its impressive footprint throughout Brazil with regional offices in Belém, Manaus, Porto Velho and Parauapebas. Capably assists major clients from the banking, telecommunications and construction sectors with corporate mandates and consumer rights issues. Additionally handles tax litigation, strategic labour disputes and real estate matters. New clients include Votorantim Cimentos and Itaú Unibanco.

Strengths Clients enthuse: "The firm's legal services have been excellent, especially with regard to the swift, high-quality work of its lawyers."

Work highlights Permanent counsel to TIM Brasil in a high volume of civil, consumer and labour cases throughout the North region of Brazil.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Cássio Chaves Cunha specialises in environmental and civil litigation mandates. Clients acknowledge Cunha as "an excellent and very up-to-date lawyer who ensures we remain satisfied as clients." They add: "He stands out for his communication skills and the objective approach he employs in our cases."

About the Team (content provided by Siqueira Castro - Advogados)

Department profile not yet provided by Siqueira Castro - Advogados. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Cavalcante & Pereira Advogados Associados - General Business Law: North Brazil Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Belém-based firm respected for the experience of its practitioners in strategic labour, dispute resolution and administrative mandates. Additionally provides counsel on commercial and environmental matters.

Strengths Sources note: "It is a boutique law firm which is very renowned in the state of Pará."

Notable practitioners

Ophir Cavalcante and Thales Pereira are the key client contacts at the firm.

About the Team (content provided by Cavalcante & Pereira Advogados Associados)

Department profile not yet provided by Cavalcante & Pereira Advogados Associados. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Lyra, Góes & Advogados Associados - General Business Law: North Brazil Department

-

Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Manaus-headquartered practice acknowledged for its track record advising both companies and individuals on employment matters. Additional experience assisting clients with consumer rights mandates.

Strengths Market commentators report: "It is a law firm which is very focused in both employment and civil matters – they perform good work in those areas."

Notable practitioners

Socorro Lyra and Victor Góes are the key client contacts.

About the Team (content provided by Lyra, Góes & Advogados Associados)

Department profile not yet provided by Lyra, Góes & Advogados Associados. Please see their firm profile.

No Content Provided

Industries

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Clients

  • {{member.name}}

No Content Provided

Date

Title

{{ article.publishedDate | date: 'longDate' }}

{{article.title}}


Eminent Practitioner

Cláudia Lopes Bernardino

DD&L Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources consider managing partner Cláudia Lopes Bernardino a "diligent and client-oriented professional" who "provides assertive legal opinions." Bernardino is well known for her track record advising national and international companies on tax matters and fiscal incentives in connection with the Manaus Free Trade Zone.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Germano Costa Andrade

Andrade GC Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees single out founding partner Germano Costa Andrade for his extensive experience in corporate law mandates. He is frequently sought out for his advice on contractual mandates, preventative consultancy in real estate transactions and environmental litigation. Market sources report: "He stands out as a detail-oriented, up-to-date and highly qualified lawyer." They add: "Andrade has in-depth knowledge of corporate law which gives us peace of mind as clients."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Jorge Alex Nunes Athias

Silveira, Athias, Soriano de Mello, Guimarães, Pinheiro & Scaff - Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Jorge Alex Nunes Athias draws on his long-standing experience to advise clients on the development of high-end projects in the Amazon region. He is particularly noted for his deep knowledge of agrarian law and mining matters. Market sources describe him as "an excellent professional and a top-notch lawyer who stands out in the regional market." Another interviewee adds: "He is one of the best environmental lawyers in the North of Brazil."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Reynaldo Andrade Da Silveira

Silveira, Athias, Soriano de Mello, Guimarães, Pinheiro & Scaff - Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner Reynaldo Andrade Da Silveira is noted for his expertise leading both corporate and litigation mandates. He specifically focuses on civil and consumer rights disputes. Sources praise him as "an excellent lawyer" who was "born to practise law and is reputed for his knowledge of consumer issues."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

José Alberto Maciel Dantas

DD&L Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner José Alberto Maciel Dantas is a respected figure in the regional market who focuses on preventative labour consultancy, labour litigation and social security matters. Interviewees praise him as "a specialised labour lawyer who is renowned for his knowledge of employment law and is highly active before the courts."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Átila de Oliveira Denys

DD&L Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators single out partner Átila de Oliveira Denys as "a dedicated lawyer who is committed to fulfilling our needs as clients." Another source remarks: "Átila is a highly qualified and very intelligent practitioner whose expertise is providing businesses with legal consultancy on the Manaus Free Trade Zone." He concentrates his practice on corporate law, environmental issues and tax incentives.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

José Higino de Sousa Netto

ASJUR - Higino, Sordi, Sousa, Toledano & Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees commend founding partner José Higino de Sousa Netto as "a highly experienced and very reputed name for labour law." He has extensive experience representing companies from Manaus's industrial district in employment disputes, maritime labour legislation and collective bargaining agreements.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Luiz Felipe Brandão Ozores

Andrade GC Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luiz Felipe Brandão Ozores focuses on tax litigation, tax planning and tax consultancy related to the Manaus Free Trade Zone. He also advises on customs law, international trade and foreign investment issues.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Armando Cláudio Dias dos Santos Júnior

Andrade GC Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources describe head of the labour department Armando Cláudio Dias dos Santos Júnior as "a very proactive lawyer who has broad legal knowledge, regularly provides updates about the latest developments in our cases and is easy to reach." He iswidely recognised for his expertise in preventative labour consultancy, labour litigation, social security matters and trade union negotiations.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

DD&L Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

New addition to the bands Adriana Rother advises on tax law and is described by market sources as "a lawyer who is committed to clients' interests and displays full knowledge of the cases she is involved in." Interviewees add: "She is an excellent and very pragmatic tax professional who consistently meets the agreed deadlines."

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Cássio Chaves Cunha

Siqueira Castro - Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Cássio Chaves Cunha specialises in environmental and civil litigation mandates. Clients acknowledge Cunha as "an excellent and very up-to-date lawyer who ensures we remain satisfied as clients." They add: "He stands out for his communication skills and the objective approach he employs in our cases."

^ See whole ranking table

Up and Coming

Carolina Ribeiro Botelho

Andrade GC Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Carolina Ribeiro Botelho is singled out by market sources for her substantial experience in commercial, dispute resolution and real estate mandates. Clients describe her as "an objective and detail-oriented lawyer who is very assertive in her legal defences." They add: "She has provided us with constant attention and has a deep knowledge of debt recovery matters."

^ See whole ranking table