DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Consumer Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 1BrazilLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Pre-eminent department boasting an impressive wealth of expertise advising on the full range of 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

"The firm has partners and lawyers who are available to discuss and define strategies alongside the companies, with the sensitivity to understand objectives and commercial goals," hails a client.

Another interviewee notes: "I really like them because they are attentive to clients, easily within reach and also very swift in their service."

Work highlights

Assisted Apple with the local recall campaign of its MacBook Pro 15 Inches.

Notable practitioners

"Dedicated" associate-to-watch Lucas Pinto Simão regularly assists clients with a diverse roster of work hailing from consumer issues, including lawsuits related to defective products, class actions and recalls. One interviewee attests: "Lucas understands the company's specific needs and can keep up with our business."

"Great lawyer" Maximilian Fierro Paschoal maintains a lengthy track record representing multinational companies in disputes involving defective products, with particular strength in recall matters. "Maximilian is knowledgeable of this area and in a recent product recall issue he was able to hold the fort and offer very good assistance," reports a client, further highlighting that "it is a pleasure to work with him."Commentators often mention his active work before regulatory authorities. A source concludes: "He is an excellent professional who is a true partner to companies."

Acclaimed partner Sérgio Pinheiro Marçal garners the highest level of praise for his impressive wealth of expertise handling consumer law disputes. He possesses outstanding expertise advising major multinational players hailing from the technology and pharmaceutical sectors on complex issues concerning defective products, including class actions and product recall matters. Marçal is described by a market commentator as "a point of reference in this arena, who is instructed by a diverse client portfolio," while another source adds: "He is an authority and works very often on administrative litigation matters."

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Brazil

Consumer Law


Lucas Pinto Simão
Associates to watch
Maximilian Fierro Paschoal
Band 2
Sérgio Pinheiro Marçal
Band 1