Firm profile submitted by Demarest Advogados
Senior Statesmen (7): Altamiro Boscoli, Eduardo Kiss, Lauro Ayrosa, Naum Rotenberg, Oswaldo Moraes Filho, Oswaldo Sant’Anna, Roberto Portella
Partners (60): Adriana Daiuto, Alessandra Pereira, Ana Carolina Audi, André Alarcon, André Luiz Freire, António Aires, Antônio Carlos Frugis, Antonio Carlos Gonçalves, Antonio Giglio Neto, Any Peraça, Bruno Drago, Camila Biral, Carlo Verona, Carlos Eduardo Orsolon, Cássia Pizzotti, Catarina Rodrigues, Celso Xavier, Christiano Chagas, Claudia Maluf, Claudio Mattos, Douglas Mota, Edimara Wieczorek, Eloisa Curi, Fabio Braga, Fabyola En Rodrigues, Gabriel Kuznietz, Glaucia Ferreira, Gonçalo Godinho, João Luis Almeida, José Diaz, Katia Zambrano, Leonel Affonso Jr., Lucas Tavares, Luciana Cossermelli Tornovsky, Luciana Goulart Penteado, Luiz Fernando Sant’Anna, Marcello, Della Monica, Marcello Pedroso, Marcelo Annunziata, Marcelo Inglez de Souza, Marcia Cicarelli, Maria Helena Bragaglia, Maria Lucia Almeida Prado e Silva, Mario Nogueira, Maurício Levy, Mauro Luz, Newton Marzagão, Paola Pugliese, Paulo Coelho da Rocha, Pedro Custódio, Rafael Gagliardi, Renato Canizares, Renato Poltronieri, Rodrigo Campos, Rodrigo Damázio, Sílvio Venosa, Tatiana Campello, Thiago Giantomassi, Thiago Maia, Thiago Sandim
Incorporated in 1948, Demarest became one of the most reputable law firms in Brazil. The firm ensures a high quality and effective service to its clients by permanently investing and improving the education and qualification of its staff (over 250 lawyers and total staff of 650 people). The multidisciplinary model of performance – with a perfect integration and synergy among its professionals – also contributes to Demarest’s performance. Clients from all over the world are assisted in domestic and cross border transactions through a structure that includes offices in the major cities of Brazil and in the city of New York.
Building a history of success requires being attentive to the movements of the constantly evolving market and all sectors of society, investing in selection and development of its talents in the modernisation of its infrastructure, increasingly effective management processes imposed by an ethical and transparent work environment that may foster the diversity of ideas and the innovation with the firm purpose of always seeking the best solutions. The firm is constantly ranked as one of the most prestigious Brazilian transactional law firms considering the number of transactions held and value of deals. Also, it sponsors several clients for matters involving dispute resolution that are above BRL1 trillion, with a high success rate.
For Demarest, part of its purpose of contributing to Brazil’s development is accomplished by means of a citizen, socially-responsible conduct that is accomplished through three major areas of activity: pro bono legal services, social actions and incentive laws. Conscious of the need to provide legal assistance to the poor and the needy, Demarest encourages its legal team to provide pro bono legal services. By means of partnerships with ‘Instituto Pro Bono’ and the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, Demarest provides legal advice to nongovernmental and non-profit organisations - such as Instituto Akatu, The Womanity Foundation; MASP - Museu de Arte de São Paulo; IDIS - Instituto para o Desenvolvimento do Investimento Social; IBEF - Instituto Brasileiro de Executivos de Finanças de São Paulo; Sou do Esporte and Casa do Pequeno Cidadão. Demarest also encourages its members to perform actions intended for the social well-being and sustainability and provides support to several cultural and sports projects, always focusing on the education and social inclusion.
Leadership and continuous commitment to the local market and its clients. These traits qualify Demarest and make it the sole Brazilian law firm member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, and also a member of The Interlex Group and ELA. Besides certifying Demarest’s global quality, the membership in those entities provides an extensive network of cooperation and sharing of information with leading law firms around the globe and enables Demarest to deal with cost efficiency and accuracy in the most challenging cross border international cases.
As a leverage among the others Brazilian Law firms, Demarest’s may compete worldwide on legal advice to international companies seeking to invest in Brazil and Brazilian companies intending to open its business units around the globe. The firm’s foreign desks have particular knowledge and expertise in specific regions such as China, France, Germany, Korea, Portugal, Spain and Latin America, besides the straight relation with the European Community and North America.