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Firm Profile

Demarest Advogados

Firm Profile

São Paulo - SP

  • Profile
  • Avenida Pedroso de Moraes, 1201
  • Centro Cultural Ohtake
  • São Paulo - SP
  • Sao Paulo
  • Brazil
  • 05419-001

Firm profile submitted by Demarest Advogados

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. Excellence: 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. Citizenship: 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 Tomie Ohtake”, “Instituto Akatu”, “Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal” and “SOS Children’s Village International”. 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.

Main Areas of Practice:
Agribusiness, aviation law, banking and finance, biotechnology, capital markets, competition/antitrust, compliance, contracts, corporate criminal law, corporate law, corporate restructuring, energy, environmental, government relations, infrastructure, insurance and reinsurance, intellectual property, international trade and customs, labour and employment, litigation and arbitration, maritime law, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, product liability, public and regulatory, real estate, social security, sports and entertainment, tax.

International Alliances:
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.
Foreign Desks: 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.

Demarest is also recognised by its ability, initiative and dedication to provide responsible, efficient and high quality legal service to all of its clients doing business in Brazil and abroad. The firm advises several multinational companies and largest Brazilian groups in a vast range of industries, such as, but not limited to: 3M, Air France, Bacardi-Martini, BMW, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bombardier, BP, Braskem, British Telecom, Cencosud, Clariant, Deloitte, Diageo, Diebold, Dow, Goodyear, IAG Group (British Airways and Iberia), IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Metro, Mercedes-Benz, Monsanto, Motorola, Nestlé, Netflix, Nike, Odebrecht, Pfizer, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reckitt Benckiser, Qatar Petroleum, TAM, Time Warner, Unilever, Universal Studios, Visteon, Volkswagen, Votorantim and others. And also private equity, investments and sovereign funds such as Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., Banco BTG Pactual, CIC - China Investment Corporation, GIC - Sovereign Wealth Fund of Singapore, Invepar, Morgan Stanley, OTPP Board, Vinci Capital, Vinci Partners among others.


  • Avenida Pedroso de Moraes, 1201 ,
  • Centro Cultural Ohtake,
  • São Paulo - SP,
  • Sao Paulo
  • Brazil
  • 05419-001
  • Tel +55 11 3356 1800
  • Fax +55 11 3356 1700
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website :
  • Av Dr. José Bonifácio Coutinho Nogueira, 150,
  • 4º Andar,
  • Campinas - SP,
  • Sao Paulo
  • Brazil
  • 13091-611
  • Tel +55 19 3123 4300
  • Fax +55 19 3123 4302
  • Email : [email protected]
  • SEPS EQ,
  • 702/902 - 4º Andar Bloco B,
  • Asa Sul,
  • Edificio General Alencastro,
  • Brasília - DF,
  • Distrito Federal
  • Brazil
  • 70390-025
  • Tel +55 61 3243 1150
  • Fax +55 61 3243 1153
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Praia do Flamengo, 200 - 15º Andar,
  • Rio de Janeiro - RJ,
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Brazil
  • Tel +55 21 3723 9800
  • Fax +55 21 3723 9822
  • Email : [email protected]