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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Consumer Law

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What the team is known for

Top-notch Pinheiro Neto Advogados has a revered consumer law practice, boasting an impressive wealth of expertise advising on the most prominent consumer-related mandates. Excels at high-stakes product liability cases, including class actions and individual lawsuits before courts at all levels. Routinely called upon by major national and foreign corporations operating in the technology, pharmaceutical and beverage sectors, who rely on the team's expert capabilities handling product recall campaigns, as well as lawsuits concerning defective drugs and medical devices, and misleading advertising issues.

Strengths

One client says: "Their services are exceptional. Pinheiro Neto's team are very approachable and keen to understand the client's needs," and adds that "their strategic vision allows all variables to be considered and addressed."

The team are also acclaimed by market commentators, who say: "They are, without a doubt, a cutting-edge firm handling the most sophisticated matters in the consumer law sphere."

Work highlights

Instructed by Heineken Brasil to conduct its beer bottle product recall campaign.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Lucas Pinto Simão is skilled in advising on defective product claims, class actions, product liability and recall mandates. One client says: "I was impressed by Lucas's extensive knowledge; he offers detail-oriented analysis." Simão is experienced assisting clients from the pharmaceutical, automotive and beverage sectors.

Maximilian Fierro Paschoal rises to the top-tier position after receiving high praise from clients and peers alike. "I admire Maximilian for his capability to put himself in the company's shoes," an interviewee declares. Another describes him as "an excellent lawyer, very easy to work alongside and very affable." Paschoal is often retained by major players from the beverage, technology and automotive sectors to assist with class actions and defective products, including high-profile product recall mandates. A source enthuses: "He is a diplomatic, active and accomplished name in the sector."

"Amazing" partner Sérgio Pinheiro Marçal is held in high esteem by a commentator who describes him as "the best lawyer in Brazil." He offers capabilities to assist clients with sophisticated product liability and defective product mandates. Marçal is often retained by major corporations from the pharmaceutical sector for his solid track record handling high-profile class actions. He continues to receive praise from peers, who underline that "he has a prominent role in the consumer law arena."Companies also benefit from his expertise handling product recall proceedings before SENACON.

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Overview

The firm’s consumer relations professionals have a sound academic and professional background and are highly qualified to offer clients effective services in all fields of consumer law. Pinheiro Neto Advogados has been actively involved in high profile and very complex cases, representing the most diverse segments of industry, commerce and services, such as the automobile, pharmaceutical, food, financial, chemical and other sectors. Our lawyers provide services on the preventive, advisory and litigation fronts in conflicts between suppliers, consumers and consumer protection and monitoring agencies involving product liability.
The services provided by our lawyers in this practice involve:
• Advice on the implementation of all kinds of recall, specifically review of its justification, recall notices and resulting administrative/judicial proceedings;
• Representation in administrative proceedings and advice on Consent Decrees (TAC) before consumer protection agencies in the federal, state and local spheres;
• Advice on matters involving liability, trade practices and contractual protection through legal opinions;
• Drafting, review and analysis of consumer contracts;
• Representation in individual and collective judicial actions involving consumer matters, including civil public actions and collective actions brought by the Public Prosecutor’s Office, consumer associations and other lawful parties.

Consumer Law

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

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Location

Rua Hungria, 1100

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

01455-906

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Consumer Law


Lucas Pinto Simão
Associates to watch
Maximilian Fierro Paschoal
Band 1
Sérgio Pinheiro Marçal
Band 1