Number of partners worldwide: 25
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 70
THE FIRM: KLA is a young and dynamic full-service law firm, established in 2002. What makes the firm different and places it among the most modern law firms in Brazil is its way of applying legal knowledge to the business of its clients. The firm works not only with transactional and complex operations, but also dedicates the same effort to daily matters, offering full time support. It aims to understand the business of the clients and respond with the necessary agility, clarity in communications and practicality. The firm tries constantly to anticipate relevant trends and novelties, aggregating value to its legal services. The partners participate or personally manage all steps of the work and do not distance themselves from the client, since long-lasting relationships are part of the firm’s philosophy. The right professionals are allocated for each work, with the purpose of obtaining the maximum efficiency in the formation of the teams dedicated to each client and matter, assuring effectiveness and cost control. A top level team of motivated professionals is located in its São Paulo and Brasília offices, many with academic and professional experience abroad.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
■Antitrust / Competition
■Banking & Finance
■Bankruptcy & recovery
■Compliance, Investigation & White Collar
■Corporate / M&A
■Family Law, Wills & Estates
■Healthcare & Life Sciences
■Infrastructure, Administrative & Public Law
■Insurance & Reinsurance
■Labour & Employment
■Litigation & Dispute Resolution
■Media & Entertainment
INTERNATIONAL WORK: Advises and represents a broad range of international clients operating in Brazil and some of the most important Brazilian companies in their local and international dealings and operations. KLA also conducts large scale litigation and arbitration cases.
CLIENTS KLA’s client basis is essentially international (80% of the clients are multinational corporations) and includes food, automotive, pharmaceutical, insurance, consumer products, entertainment, energy and advertising companies. The firm also represents international private equity funds investing in Brazil. KLA currently represents international clients from more than 40 countries.
LANGUAGES: Portuguese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.