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Demarest Advogados

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One of the most respected law firms in Brazil and among the largest in Latin America, providing services to clients from all over the world in both national and international transactions, from offices established in the major cities of Brazil and in New York.
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Firm profile for Global 2021

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Partners (66): Ana Carolina Botto Audi, Ana Paula Schedel, Andoni Hernández, André Alarcon, Antonio Carlos Gonçalves, Bruna Pacheco, Bruno Aurélio, Bruno Drago, Camila Biral, Carlo Verona, Carlos Eduardo Orsolon, Cássia Pizzotti, Catarina Rodrigues, Celso Xavier, Cesar Rossi Machado, Christiano Chagas, Cláudio Mattos, Daniel Andreoli, Daniel Caramaschi, Douglas Mota, Edimara Wieczorek, Eduardo Magrani, Eloy Rizzo Neto, Fabio Braga, Fabyola En Rodrigues, Gabriel Kuznietz, Gisele Barra Bossa, Guilherme Fontes Bechara, Guilherme Vieira da Silva, João Luis Almeida, João Paulo Minetto, José Diaz, Joyl Gondim, Kátia Zambrano, 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, Mônica Matarazzo, Newton Marzagão, Paola Pugliese, Paulo Coelho da Rocha, Priscila Faricelli, Rafael Gagliardi, Renato Canizares, Rodrigo Campos, Rodrigo Damazio, Rosilane Costa Barros, Sílvio Venosa, Thereza Montoro, Tatiana Campello, Thiago Abiatar 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, BMW, Boehringer Ingelheim, BP, Braskem, British Telecom, Cencosud, Clariant, Deloitte, Diageo, Diebold-Nixdorf, Digital Realty, Dow, Goodyear, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Metro, Mercedes-Benz, Monsanto, 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

Government Relations

Insurance & Reinsurance

Intellectual Property & Innovation

International Trade/WTO

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

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Brazil 2021

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Banking & Finance
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Dispute Resolution: Litigation
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Thiago Giantomassi
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Eloy Rizzo Neto
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Andoni Hernández
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Gabriel Ricardo Kuznietz
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Jun Zhang
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Min Gon Kim
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José DiazInternational Trade/WTO
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José DiazCorporate/M&A: The Elite
Paulo Coelho da RochaCorporate/M&A: The Elite
Tatiana CampelloIntellectual Property
Band 3
Thiago GiantomassiCapital Markets
Thiago SandimCorporate/M&A: The Elite
Celso XavierDispute Resolution: Arbitration
Celso XavierDispute Resolution: Litigation
Rafael Villar GagliardiDispute Resolution: Litigation
Band 4
Eloy Rizzo NetoCompliance
Luciana Cossermelli TornovskyCorporate/M&A: The Elite
Carlo VeronaDispute Resolution: Arbitration
Rafael Villar GagliardiDispute Resolution: Arbitration
Victor Bovarotti LopesInternational Trade/WTO
Band 5
Marcelo Junqueira Inglez de SouzaDispute Resolution: Litigation

Ranked Offices

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Brazil

Rio de Janeiro - RJ

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Avenida Pedroso de Moraes, 1201

Centro Cultural Ohtake

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo

Brazil

05419-001

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