DD&L Advogados Associados

General Business Law: North Brazil Department

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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.


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

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."

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.

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."