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BFBM Advogados in numbers
Executive Partners: Eduardo Mendonça, Felipe Fonte, Felipe Monnerat Solon de Pontes Rodrigues, Karin Khalili Dannemann, Rafael Barroso Fontelles, Thiago Magalhães Pires, Márcio Monteiro Reis, Konstantinos Andreopoulos, Eduardo Nunez and André Zanatta
Managing Partner: Renata Saraiva
Consultants: Ana Paula de Barcellos and Carmen Tiburcio
Number of associates: 142
Offices: Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília
BFBM Advogados is a law firm that is exclusively focused on dispute resolution matters, being able to handle arbitration and litigation cases. The group is well-known for its decisive presence in the superior courts of Brazil and is frequently sought after by clients when their proceedings reach such instance.
The firm was founded in 2013, to continue the legacy of Luis Roberto Barroso & Associados, which already had over 30 years in the Brazilian dispute resolution market.
All the lawyers at the firm have outstanding academic background and the team frequently tackles the most complex cases for its clients. The firm also provides volume litigation to certain strategic clients who have a large demand of disputes.
In line with legal and ethical standards that rule the practice of law, BFBM keepsan up to date compliance program, following all relevant legislation, to provide a safe working environment for professionals and clients.
The firm has recently defined its four main purposes: Diversity (to be a plural workplace, with people from all backgrounds, religions, races and genders), Balance (to value the wellbeing of its people and achieve a healthy work-life balance), Solidarity (to offer Pro-Bono work to those who need help to access the judiciary); Innovation (to drive technological innovation within the firm and the legal sector).
Main Areas of Practice
a. Digital and Technology:BFBM is a pioneer and exponent in terms of technology and digital law. The firm anticipates changes in the sector and new trends by integrating professionals with excellent academic backgrounds and practical experience across all teams, promoting a true multidisciplinary approach. We consider the importance of Technology in all areas of law. With this mindset, BFBM represents companies which invest in a better future and in the democratization of internet access. In addition to advisory work, BFBM represents clients judicially and administratively, taking their theses to the Judiciary and to supervisory Organs, regulatory and public prosecutor’s offices in a creative, clear and objective way and, especially, in a language that clients understand.
Key partners: Eduardo Mendonça, Felipe Fonte, Thiago Magalhães Pires and André Zanatta
Some clients: Google, Uber, Verisure and Ripio.
b. Banking: BFBM is well prepared to assist its clients in a diverse range of issues. The assistance involves risk analysis, contractual drafting and review, judicial and administrative litigation and extrajudicial representation. BFBM offers an interdisciplinary service capable of meeting diverse demands involving technological innovations such as cryptocurrencies. It also advises on IPOs, international asset transfers, open banking and payments solutions.
Key partners: Rafael Barroso Fontelles, Konstantinos Andreopoulos and Thiago Magalhães Pires
Some clients: Itaú-Unibanco, Bradesco, Banco Volkswagen, Banco Votorantim, Febraban, C6, Nubank among others.
c. Telecommunications - BFBM works consistently in the telecommunications sector, representing the major players in this market. With specialized teams in civil and business litigation that work exclusively with telecommunications, its expertise encompasses contracts, permissions, use concessions, radio base stations, emission of non-ionizing radiation, charging for the exercise of the right of way, improvement of infrastructure, environmental licensing, rules of use and occupation of land, TACS, civil surveys, sharing of structures, 4G and 5G technologies, franchising, breach of confidentiality, relevant theses of consumer law, among other issues. In collaboration with unions and associations active in the area, BFBM creates theses and contracts to systematically redesign the jurisprudence in the sector, making it more efficient and prosperous for private companies, tax payers and the country as whole.
Key partners: Felipe Monnerat Solon de Pontes Rodrigues with his team - Fabio Juliano, Paulo Henrique de Araújo and Luiz Henrique Krassuski Fortes
Some clients: Telefonica, Claro and Sinditelebrasil
Other areas of law in which BFBM has been working with spectacular results are: Administrative and Regulatory, Arbitration, Constitutional and Public Law, Tax, Agribusiness, Infrastructure and Oil&Gas.
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