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Demarest Advogados

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Partners (76): Amanda Nunes, Ana Carolina Botto Audi, Ana Paula Schedel, Andoni Hernández, André Alarcon, André Novaski, Bárbara Bittencourt, Bruna Toledo Pacheco, Bruno Aurélio, Bruno Drago, Camila Biral, Camila Prado, Carlo Verona, Carlos Eduardo Orsolon, Cássia Pizzotti, Celso Xavier, Cesar Rossi, Christiano Chagas, Cláudio Mattos, Daniel Andreoli, Daniel Caramaschi, Daniel Kaufman, David Meiler, Douglas Mota, Edimara Wieczorek, Eduardo Alcântara, Eduardo Magrani, Eloy Rizzo Neto, Fernanda Gouvêa Leão, Fernanda Stefanelo, Fernando Bueno, Fernando Vargas, Fabio Braga, Fabyola En Rodrigues, Gabriel Kuznietz, Gisele Bossa, Guilherme Fontes Bechara, Guilherme Vieira da Silva, João Luis Almeida, João Paulo Minetto, José Diaz, Joyl Gondim, Kátia Zambrano, Letícia Wanderley, Lucas Tavares Bueno, Luciana Prado, Luciana Tornovsky, Luiz Fernando Sant’Anna, Marc Stalder, Marcelo Annunziata, Marcelo Inglez de Souza, Marcello Pedroso, Marcia Cicarelli, Maria Helena Bragaglia, Maurício Barros, Maurício Levy, Mauro Luz, Milena Mundim, Newton Marzagão, Paola Pugliese, Paulo Coelho da Rocha, Priscila Faricelli, Rafael Gagliardi, Renato Canizares, Roberto Casarini, Rodrigo Campos, Rodrigo Damazio, Rosi Costa Barros, Sílvio Venosa, Thereza Montoro, Tatiana Campello, Thiago Lopes Amaral, Thiago Giantomassi, Thiago Maia, Thiago Sandim, Victor Lopes

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1948, Demarest is one of the most renowned law firms in Brazil and ranks among the largest firms in Latin America. Throughout its history, providing services in the most diverse practice areas of law, Demarest has always maintained a commitment to providing legal services of the highest standards of quality and excellence.

The firm’s multidisciplinary model contributes to the agility and effectiveness of its work, integrating its professionals and creating a synergy across all teams. Clients from all over the world are assisted in domestic and international transactions, with an organisational structure that has offices established in the major cities of Brazil and in New York.

Excellence:
Demarest is one of the leading full-service corporate law firms in Brazil, with more than 70 years of experience in assisting clients from all over the world. The firm is constantly ranked as one of the most prestigious Brazilian transactional law firms considering the number of transactions carried out and value of deals. Clients recognize Demarest’s lawyers as trusted advisors. The quality of the firm’s performance can be attributed to how matters are approached strategically, and the lengths to which teams prepare before even the first action is taken. The firm’s division into ‘work cells’ enables lawyers to become deeply familiar with the cases and the clients that they are involved with, resulting in a service that is of international quality yet provided with a personal approach.

Citizenship:
For Demarest, there is a strong belief that it is everyone’s duty to contribute and work towards creating a more equal and compassionate society. As a result, the firm has established partnerships with organizations committed to realizing these values and promoting the foundations for well-being, education and social inclusiveness. Demarest is involved in projects that aims to strengthen the relationship of the firm with local communities. By means of partnerships with ‘Instituto Pro Bono’ and the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, Demarest provides legal advice to nongovernmental and nonprofit organisations. The firm also contributes to research carried out by renowned institutions regarding pro bono work in Brazil, including TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono and Latin Lawyer Pro Bono Survey. Demarest prides itself on adhering to a strong and active Diversity and Inclusiveness program, and firmly believes that this forms an essential part of the Demarest approach that enables sustainable and cost-effective business, which in turn contributes directly to the socioeconomic development at local and global levels. The firm therefore promotes a pluralistic work environment that is non-discriminatory, respectful, welcoming, innovation-driven, and that ultimately contributes to achieving business results.

International Reach:
Leadership, commitment to its clients and the local market, and continued professional development. These traits are the cornerstones that led to Demarest’s being selected as the sole Brazilian member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, and also a member of The Interlex Group and ELA. Besides certifying Demarest’s global service quality, these affiliations provide an extensive network of cooperation and sharing of information with leading member law firms around the globe and enables Demarest to take on the most challenging cross-border international transactions and litigation cases. Demarest leverages its international capabilities by providing legal advice to international companies seeking to invest in Brazil, as well as Brazilian companies intending to open business units around the globe. The firm’s foreign desks have particular knowledge and expertise in specific regions such as China, France, Germany, Korea, Portugal, Spain and Latin America, in addition to its established relation with the European Community and North America.

Clients:
Demarest is recognised for its ability, initiative and dedication to provide responsible, efficient and high quality legal services to all of its clients doing business in Brazil and abroad. The firm advises numerous multinational companies and the largest Brazilian groups in a vast range of industries, such as, but not limited to: 3M, Air France, Bacardi-Martini, Bayer, BMW, Boehringer Ingelheim, BP, Braskem, British Telecom, Cencosud, Clariant, Deloitte, Diageo, Diebold-Nixdorf, Dow, Goodyear, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Metro, Motorola, Nestlé, Netflix, Nike, Odebrecht, Pfizer, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Reckitt Benckiser, Qatar Petroleum, Latam, Time Warner, Unilever, Universal Studios, Visteon, Volkswagen, Votorantim and others. The firm also advises clients in matters involving private equity, investments and sovereign funds such as Banco BTG Pactual, GIC - Sovereign Wealth Fund of Singapore, Invepar, Morgan Stanley, KKR, OTPP Board, Vinci Capital, Vinci Partners, among others.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Agribusiness
Arbitration
Aviation
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy/Restructuring
Capital Markets
Competition/Antitrust
Compliance & Investigations
Contracts
Corporate/M&A
Corporate Criminal Law
Data Protection & Cybersecurity
Environment
Insurance & Reinsurance
Intellectual Property & Innovation
International Trade/WTO
Investment Funds
Labour & Employment
Life Sciences
Litigation
Media, Sports & Entertainment
Mining
Oil & Gas
Power
Product Liability
Projects/Infrastructure
Public Law
Real Estate
Shipping
Social Security
Tax
Telecommunications & Technology
Timberland Investment
Wealth & Succession Structuring
White-Collar Crime

Ranked Offices

Provided by Demarest Advogados

Brazil - Head office
Brazil
  • Rio de Janeiro - RJ
    Praia do Flamengo, 200 - 15º Andar, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Demarest Advogados rankings

Global Guide 2022
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Brazil
Banking & Finance
1 Department
Department
Banking & Finance
3
Banking & Finance
3
Band 3
Banking & Finance: Regulatory
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Fabio de Almeida Braga
3
Fabio de Almeida Braga
3
Band 3
Capital Markets
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Capital Markets
3
Capital Markets
3
Band 3
Lawyers
Thiago Giantomassi
3
Thiago Giantomassi
3
Band 3
Compliance
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Compliance
4
Compliance
4
Band 4
Lawyers
Eloy Rizzo Neto
3
Eloy Rizzo Neto
3
Band 3
Victoria Arcos
Victoria Arcos
Associates to watch
Corporate/M&A
4 Department
8 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A (South Korea)
Corporate/M&A (South Korea)
Spotlight Table
Corporate/M&A (Germany)
Corporate/M&A (Germany)
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Corporate/M&A (China)
Corporate/M&A (China)
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Corporate/M&A (Spain)
Corporate/M&A (Spain)
Spotlight Table
Lawyers
José Diaz
2
José Diaz
2
Band 2
Paulo Coelho da Rocha
3
Paulo Coelho da Rocha
3
Band 3
Thiago Sandim
3
Thiago Sandim
3
Band 3
Luciana Cossermelli Tornovsky
4
Luciana Cossermelli Tornovsky
4
Band 4
Andoni Hernández
F
Andoni Hernández
F
Foreign expert for Spain
Gabriel Ricardo Kuznietz
F
Gabriel Ricardo Kuznietz
F
Foreign expert for Argentina
Jun Zhang
F
Jun Zhang
F
Foreign expert for China
Min Gon Kim
F
Min Gon Kim
F
Foreign expert for South Korea
Corporate/M&A: The Elite
1 Department
Department
Corporate/M&A: The Elite
2
Corporate/M&A: The Elite
2
Band 2
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