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Martorelli Advogados

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Managing Partners: João Humberto Martorelli, Fernanda Martorelli, Fabiana Nunes Costa, Sérgio Ludmer
Senior Partners: Adriano Marcelo Baptista, Andrea Feitosa Maranhão, Arnaldo Barros, Dóris Castelo Branco, Eduardo Monteiro da Silva Filho, Flávia Presgrave, Geraldo Fonseca, João Armando Costa Menezes, Renato Melquíades, Roseane Santos, Socorro Maia Gomes.
Number of partners: 84
Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish.

Firm Overview:
Martorelli is a full-service law firm, offering complete legal assistance and consultancy to companies in several Brazilian legal sectors.

The firm has offices in the cities of Recife, Salvador, João Pessoa, Maceió, Goiânia, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro; also working with associated firms in other Brazilian states.

Martorelli is one of the region’s largest firms and has been consistently recognised by specialist publications. Its founder, João Humberto Martorelli, has been cited as the most admired lawyer in Pernambuco several times.

Martorelli has a staff of over 200 professionals, including lawyers, interns and paralegals. It is structured into corporate units, that cover areas including: environmental, administrative, litigation, corporate (contracts, corporate/M&A), labour, tax and energy. Many lawyers in each practice area are fluent in foreign languages.

With a client portfolio of over 1,500 domestic and international companies, Martorelli provides legal advice and consulting in: sugar and alcohol, energy, oil and gas, construction, real estate, automotive, public transportation, advertising and marketing, outsourcing, information technology, transportation and security and protection of valuables, shopping centres, private equity funds, port activities, real estate, food, beverage production and distribution and retail. The firm also provides advice to Unions and Associations.

Additional services include corporate advisory and consulting services in M&A, investments, incorporations and corporate amendments in Brazil and abroad. Combining experience with a high standard of quality, Martorelli consolidates its greatest commitment: to provide excellence in legal advice to clients in the most diverse areas of Corporate Law in Brazil and abroad.


Administrative Law: Sérgio Ludmer
Corporate Law: Fabiana Nunes Costa
Consumer Litigation: Socorro Maia Gomes
Energy & Regulatory: Roseane Santos
Environmental Law: Roseane Santos
General Civil Litigation: Dóris Castelo Branco
Labour & Employment: Arnaldo Barro, Geraldo Fonseca e Renato Melquíades
Tax Law: Andrea Feitosa Maranhão

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Administrative Law: 35%
■ Corporate Law: 10%
■ Consumer Litigation: 15%
■ Energy & Regulatory: 3%
■ Environmental Law: 2%
■ General Civil Litigation: 10%
■ Labour & Employment: 15%
■ Tax Law: 10%

The firm has a diverse range of clients from small companies to large multinational corporations, companies in the main economic segments of the country, especially the sugar and ethanol industry, primary industries, construction, service providers (retail, health, shopping centres, air transport, and financial institutions), large retailers and auto industry.