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Consumer Law

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What the team is known for

Esteemed firm with an outstanding track record handling contentious mandates arising from consumer issues. Has earned an enviable reputation for its ability to handle both strategic lawsuits and volume portfolios relating to defective products. Skilled team also often represents leading market players operating in the automotive, food and pharmaceutical industries in administrative proceedings before regulatory agencies. Clients further benefit from its expert assistance with product recall campaigns. Air Europa is a new addition to the portfolio.

Strengths

One satisfied client lauds: "The firm is very knowledgeable about all aspects of Brazilian litigation and procedure," adding that "they are also very responsive when answering questions or providing requested information."

Another commentator reports: "Even though they are focused on the technical and procedural matters of a case, the team also boasts business acumen and is able to understand our needs."

Work highlights

Instructed by Sherwin-Williams to assist with its BRL90 million product liability portfolio, including judicial and administrative cases.

Notable practitioners

Celso Xavier draws upon a recognised dispute resolution practice to assist clients with consumer law disputes. Market commentators are quick to point out his "strong skill acting on contentious mandates." He is routinely retained by players from the pharmaceutical, automotive and technology sectors to assist with product liability litigation portfolios and lawsuits concerning permanent physical injury and casualties. Xavier is also well equipped to advise clients on recall proceedings.

Luciana Goulart Penteado is appreciated by clients, who report: "She remains quite involved in strategic cases, in addition to being very accessible and straightforward in her advice." She is qualified to assist multinational pharmaceutical and automotive companies with administrative and judicial proceedings arising from damages caused by defective products, as endorsed by a commentator: "Luciana is deeply experienced advising companies on consumer law best practices."

Maria Helena Ortiz Bragaglia enjoys a solid reputation among clients and peers alike in connection with her "significant expertise in product recall matters." She often handles contentious mandates related to defective products before PROCON as well as judicial courts. One source reports: "She is extremely helpful and has a good understanding of how the regulatory institutions work," while another interviewee notes: "She is a pleasure to work with, clever and responsive."

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Overview


Our consumer and retail group is a multidisciplinary and highly experienced team in dealing with the most complex legal issues faced by major retailers. We support our clients in the sector in all key areas of their business.

We have substantial experience working on market entry transactions, including advice on strategic growth and divestments, commercial relationships and regulatory compliance.

Consumer Law Department

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Avenida Pedroso de Moraes, 1201

Centro Cultural Ohtake

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

05419-001

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Brazil

Consumer Law


Celso Xavier
Band 3
Luciana Goulart Penteado
Band 3
Maria Helena Ortiz Bragaglia
Band 3