Firm profile submitted by Siqueira Castro - Advogados
Senior Partner: Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro
Number of partners worldwide: 73
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 780
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese
Other Offices: The firm has Brazilian offices in Brasília, Aracaju, Belém, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Goiânia, João Pessoa, Maceió, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Porto Velho, Recife, Salvador, São Luís, Teresina and Vitória. The firm has international offices in Lisbon – Portugal and Luanda – Angola.
Siqueira Castro – Advogados is a pioneer full-service business law firm with offices throughout the country. Over its 69 year history, the firm has consistently met the great range of its clients’ legal needs with a full spectrum of services and excellent results in all areas of business law. Moreover, clients have come to trust that the firm’s structure will constantly benefit from solid and regular investments in resources and personnel.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE: Aerospace, antitrust, aviation, banking and finance, biotechnology, capital markets, civil, compliance, contracts, class action lawsuits, communications and telecommunications, consumer relations, constitutional law and government relations, corporate, corporate criminal defence, corporate recovery and bankruptcy, copyrights, credit recovery, due diligence, electoral law, energy, oil and gas, environmental, family and successions, foreign capital, health and sanitation, industrial and intellectual property, information technology and the internet, infrastructure and PPPs, insurance and reinsurance, international contracts, international trade and commercial defence, labour and social security, life science, litigation and arbitration, maritime law, mergers and acquisitions, mining law, privatisations and concessions, non-profitable organisations and pro bono, real estate, regulatory and administrative law, tax and tax planning, third sector, timberland investment, tourism, sports and entertainment, transportation and white-collar crime.
INTERNATIONAL WORK: The firm has intensified the development of its relationships with international law firms and foreign clients which perceive Brazil as an advanced emerging economy and a thriving 21st century market. In addition to its leadership position in the ADVOC network of international law firms, the firm has consolidated its alliance with the French law firm Fidal, the Portuguese law firm Abreu Advogados and the Chinese law firm DeHeng Law Offices, including the exchange of lawyers between the firms to better serve joint clients. Siqueira Castro - Advogados continues to seek similar opportunities of association in other parts of Europe and in Asia. The firm also maintains a regular exchange of work and expertise with renowned firms in Latin America and North America.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Siqueira Castro – Advogados, alongside its core activities, is intensely dedicated to supporting initiatives and programs of social assistance to improve the quality of life of the needy and physically challenged. In the same way, Siqueira Castro – Advogados renders services free of cost (pro bono advocacy) through partnerships with assistance and philanthropic institutions, making viable the execution of countless projects of elevated social reach. Clients: The firm assists more than 3,000 national and international clients that are active in different sectors, including banking, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, communication, automotive, construction, shipping, insurance, oil and gas, energy, IT, entertainment, aviation and transportation.
AWARDS: The work and results achieved by Siqueira Castro – Advogados in the most diverse fields of legal practice do not go unnoticed by the legal market analysts or by the publications specialised in the area. In recent years, countless awards and distinctions have been bestowed on the firm and its professionals. The following deserve special mention:
■ One of the best law firms in Brazil in 22 practice areas and 28 partners elected among the best lawyers in Brazil (Chambers Latin America - 2016)
■ One of the best law firms in Brazil in 12 practice areas and 46 partners elected among the best lawyers in Brazil (Análise Advocacia 500 - 2016)
■ One of the best law firms in the world in 8 practice areas and 6 partners elected among the best lawyers in the world (Chambers Global -2016)
■ One of the best law firms in Brazil in 21 practice areas and 43 partners elected among the best lawyers in Brazil (The Legal 500 Latin America– 2016)
■ One of the best companies to work in Brazil in 2011/12/13/14/15/16 (Great Place to Work)
■ Largest law firm in Latin America (Latin Lawyer 250 - Edition 2016)
■ Pro Bono Firm of the Year (Latin Lawyer 2007)
■ Elected by Chambers as the best law firm of Latin America in the year of 2015 in practices of Social Responsibility and Pro Bono (Chambers Latin America)
■ Pro Bono Leading Light (Latin Lawyer 2012/13/14/15/16)
■ One of the best law firms in Brazil in the areas of banking and capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity and project finance (IFLR 1000 - 2017)
■ One of the best law firms in arbitration, civil and commercial litigation, white-collar crime, mergers and acquisitions, competition/antitrust, corporate tax, patent and intellectual property, labour litigation and product liability (Leaders League 2017)
■ One of the best law firms in Brazil in the areas of corporate, project finance and project development (IFLR 1000 – energy and infrastructure – Edition 2016)
■ Five partners elected among the best lawyers in Brazil (LACCA Approved 2017)