Andrade GC Advogados

General Business Law: North Brazil Department

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What the team is known for Renowned Manaus-based firm sought out by leading companies due to its comprehensive expertise in business law matters, including the legislation that governs the Manaus Free Trade Zone. Expert team regularly advises clients from the real estate and construction sectors on strategic commercial disputes. Additionally offers skilled assistance with consultancy and contentious mandates relating to environmental and labour law. Electrolux da Amazônia is a new client win.

Strengths One interviewee says: "The firm provides very good legal services," highlighting the "high success rate in civil disputes, as well as in corporate and labour mandates."

Work highlights Defended Direcional Engenharia against environmental penalties imposed by state authorities, related to a real estate development in Manaus.

Notable practitioners

Armando Cláudio Dias dos Santos Júnior continues to be recognised by sources as "a very experienced lawyer with a respected name in the market." He excels in strategic litigation cases related to employment matters, also advising on preventive labour strategies and social security issues. Clients describe him as "a trustworthy," "available" and "assertive" practitioner, adding: "His legal knowledge is always accurate and up to date."

Up-and-coming partner Carolina Ribeiro Botelho is often retained by national construction companies to assist with an array of commercial matters, including contracts and disputes. An impressed client says: "I always instruct her to handle my risky cases. She is detailed and has a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the law."

Associate-to-watch Fábio Loureiro focuses on assisting clients with labour mandates, particularly related dispute resolution cases. One interviewee says: "He is always very attentive to the client and respects deadlines while providing a flawless service."

Name partner Germano Costa Andrade continues to be endorsed as a leading practitioner in Manaus. Market commentators describe him as an expert in corporate and real estate matters, highlighting his ability to handle both contentious and consultancy mandates. One impressed client says: "He is very knowledgeable about corporate law, up to date and detailed." Another interviewee comments: "He is very focused and committed to the cases, which inspires confidence in the client. He does not take his eyes off the ball."