Senior Partners: Ricardo Inglez de Souza; Luiz Cassio dos Santos Werneck Netto; Fábio Tadeu Ramos Fernandes; Renato José Cury; Andréa Pitthan Françolin; Luiz Fernando Alouche; Jorge Gutiérrez Chamlati, Tiago Silveira Camargo
Number of partners: 8
Number of other lawyers: 50
Arbitration: Andréa Pitthan Françolin; Renato José Cury
Automotive Law: Luiz Werneck; Renato José Cury
Competition/Antitrust: Ricardo Inglez de Souza
Compliance: Ricardo Inglez de Souza
Contracts: Luiz Werneck
Corporate: Jorge Gutiérrez Chamlati
Digital Law: Tiago Silveira Camargo
Dispute Resolution: Renato José Cury; Andréa Pitthan Françolin
Intellectual Property: Luiz Werneck
International Trade/WTO: Ricardo Inglez de Souza
Labor & Employment: Luiz Fernando Alouche
Media & Entertainment: Luiz Werneck
Mergers & Acquisitions: Jorge Gutiérrez Chamlati
Product Liability: Renato José Cury; Andréa Pitthan Françolin
Public Law: Andréa Pitthan Françolin; Renato José Cury
Social Security: Luiz Fernando Alouche
Tax: Fábio Tadeu Ramos Fernandes
Inglez, Werneck, Ramos, Cury e Françolin Advogados (IWRCF) is a modern law firm with very experienced lawyers. It offers unique services and innovative solutions, always prioritising clients’ business objectives. The firm especially stands out for its exceptional business-oriented assistance. IWRCF’s lawyers are recognised as very hands-on, while partners are praised for not only leading all cases, but being personally involved in every stage of the cases and transactions, making sure they are accessible and always available. IWRCF has a high profile and very loyal clientele. Its lawyers have already been recognsed by national and international legal publications and rankings.
Main Areas of Practice:
IWRCF’s arbitration practice offers efficient and viable solutions, financially and institutionally, having a considerable experience in complex arbitration cases.
IWRCF’s team has a wide expertise in the automotive segment, providing legal support regarding the Ferrari law and further regulations applicable to the sector. The firm advises the biggest multinational automakers with local presence.
IWRCF’s team has extensive experience in competition and antitrust matters, with a strong focus on cases relating to anti-competitive practices.
IWRCF’s practice has represented clients in important judicial and administrative investigations/claims, besides designing and revising compliance programs and compliance practices.
Consumer Law (Product Liability):
IWRCF’s team has experience in handling recall cases and representing clients in complex litigation. It is renowned for developing spot-on strategies to minimise potential product-related lawsuits.
IWRCF’s team is known for its business-oriented advice in the analysis, drafting and negotiation of civil and commercial agreements, such as distribution, turn-key, franchise, free lease and sponsorship agreements, among others.
With an experienced team, IWRCF provides advice on all corporate matters, including corporate governance, group reorganisations and corporate maintenance services, always taking into consideration the company’s specific situation and objectives.
Data Protection & Digital Law:
The firm’s team provides legal support on data protection and information security practices required under the new federal regulations as well in the structuring of startups, assists clients in shielding their online businesses (data privacy, information safety policies, etc.) and provides valuable advice in technology-related agreements, such as technology transfer and software licensing agreements.
Dispute Resolution (Litigation):
IWRCF’s team is known for the design of effective prelitigation strategies and the representation of clients in complex litigation cases.
IWRCF’s team offers creative and effective solutions in the most diverse issues involving copyright, neighboring rights, trademarks, patents, industrial designs, geographical indications, cultivars, personality rights, influencers, trade dress, among others.
IWRCF’s team has large experience in international trade issues, especially trade defence issues (antidumping, safeguards and subsidies). It also assists clients in other trade-related issues, such as import licensing, regulations affecting trade and market access.
Labour & Employment:
IWRCF’s practice is very experienced in managing clients’ labour claims and giving effective advice to prevent labour and employment issues. It also represents clients in collective bargaining procedures and investigations carried out by the Public Ministry of Labour throughout Brazil.
Media & Entertainment (Legal Marketing):
IWRCF’s practice is largely known for its efficient and business-oriented advice, besides developing strategies and marketing actions, including reviewing and obtaining governmental approval of advertising campaigns and sweepstakes, and representing clients before the self-regulatory agency.
Mergers & Acquisitions:
IWRCF provides innovative perspectives and constructive solutions with commercial pragmatism. IWRCF understands the needs of buyer and seller and helps them resolve issues with a view toward the overall success of the deal. The firm advises on pretransaction restructuring, the whole M&A process and post-acquisition integration.
IWRCF represents clients in administrative and judicial proceedings related to public law, including public bids, administrative sanctions and authorisation processes, homologation and certification; besides advising clients on local regulatory law.
IWRCF’ team is very experienced in social security litigation and consultancy. It assists clients with all issues related to social security debts, credit recovery, challenging of taxes and revision of payroll, among others.
IWRCF’s team has a strong reputation for its advice in tax litigation, tax planning and establishing strategies for the reduction of the tax burden.
IWRCF works close with international law firms in cross boarder issues. On one hand, the firm assists local clients in international deals, and also advises international clients in its businesses in Brazil, such as mergers and acquisitions, antitrust submissions, adaptation and implementation of compliance programs, arbitration, among other issues.
Languages: English; Portuguese; Spanish
IWRCF’s clients are national, multinational and foreign companies, trade and industry associations of various economic sectors. IWRCF has a high profile and very loyal clientele.