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About Chambers Brazil

The Chambers Brazil guide offers the most in-depth and market-leading rankings of the best law firms and lawyers across Brazil.   

Chambers legal rankings for the Brazilian legal market rely on in-depth research which is conducted by our dedicated research team to provide the most reliable and insightful legal recommendations, to help general counsel and legal departments make an informed decision when purchasing legal services across a wide range of practice areas and jurisdictions. 

Please see our methodology page for further information on how we carry out our legal research. 

Chambers Brazil: Contentious 2022
Watch the guide launch webinar (in Portuguese) and discover key findings from this year's research and learn what is new in this edition of the guide with an overview from the Chambers Brazil team
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Research Updates

We are pleased to announce an update to our Chambers Brazil 2022 research schedule, which can be found here. This page includes a complete list of practice areas, including the new sections to be researched. 

Chambers Brazil opens research on the Rio de Janeiro legal market for 2022. New practice areas to be researched and ranked include ESG, Crisis Management, Education and Fashion Law, to all feature in the 2022 research cycle.    

Coverage

The Chambers Brazil research runs all year round. The coverage is divided into four different sections: 

• Brazil Contentious 

• Brazil Industries & Sectors and Brazil Regions

• Brazil Transactional 

New Release: Chambers Brazil Contentious 2022

284
Department rankings
564
Individual Lawyer rankings
161
Newly ranked lawyers
93
Potential departments identified

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Chambers Brazil 2021 Totals

691
Ranked Departments
1,386
Ranked Individuals
289
Law Firms Ranked

Upcoming Brazil Guide Launches

Our Industries & Sectors and Regions sections will be released in June 2022, and our Transactional section is due to be published in October 2022. 

Legal Topics for Chambers Brazil

Chambers Brazil: Contentious Diversity & Inclusion statement 
Chambers is pleased to share the rising focus on diversity and inclusion by both law firms and clients across Chambers Brazil. Read more.

Fashion Law in Brazil: a collection of concepts, skills and trends
Despite the relative novelty of the concept, Fashion Law is starting to get the spotlight in Brazil. In this article, Chambers Brazil Team talked to several experts to understand the evolution of this practice and the latest developments around it. 

Chambers Brazil: Transactional Diversity & Inclusion statement
Chambers is delighted to share its Diversity & Inclusion highlights from the Chambers Brazil: Transactional guide.

Chambers research feeds news stories
Ranking data from the Chambers Brazil guide were recently covered and discussed in leading publications and news vehicles.

Policies of Inclusions to further diversity within rankings
Read about the initiatives implemented to enhance diversity and inclusion with our rankings and to help drive awareness and action in the legal market in Brazil.

The law firms leading the rankings
Gain insights into the legal market in Brazil and discover which six firms are featured in five or more of the rankings.

Diversity and Inclusion highlights for Chambers Brazil: Industries, Sectors and Regions 2021
Read the Chambers D&I statement and highlights for the Industries, Sectors and Regions 2021 guide and rankings.

Pablo Machado, GC at Suzano Interview
Chambers Brazil researcher Ana Brandt spoke with the General Counsel of law firm Suzano to discuss the legal challenges and implications when companies in Brazil provided oxygen concentrators to COVID-19 patients.

Identifying international capabilities of law firms in Brazil
In this article, the Chambers Global team analyse how Chambers identify locations across Brazil with International & Cross-Border Capabilities and how firms looking to submit and rank should showcase cross-border work and a look at the state of the legal market in Brazil.

Welcome to Chambers Brazil
Head of Brazil Research, Luís Bulcão Pinheiro introduces the new guide and shares details on how a market leading legal directory and legal rankings were created for the Brazilian legal market.

An interview with Lefosse’s Aloizio Ribeiro Lima on Diversity and Inclusion
A high profiling lawyer sits down with a Chambers Brazil researcher to discuss the need for diversity and inclusion within the legal market in Brazil and the current issues in applying changes.

Chambers Brazil rankings featured at Valor Econômico
Read about the coverage of the new Chambers Brazil legal rankings by the largest financial newspaper in Brazil.  

What makes a successful submissions?
Gain advice from the Chambers Brazil assistant editor on how to create a successful submission for your firm to be ranked.

Diversity and Inclusion highlights for Chambers Brazil 2021
Read our article on the importance of D&I for Chambers Brazil and the steps taken to ensure we are working hard to further the need for diversity and inclusion not only within our submissions and rankings but also across the legal industry.

Meet the Research and Editorial Team

Luís Bulcão Pinheiro
Head of Research
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Ana Elisa Brandt
Research Manager
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Huber Navarro
Research Associate
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Marianna Dapieve
Research Analyst
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Mateus Monteiro
Research Analyst
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Henry Smith
Research Analyst
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Chambers Brazil: Transactional 2021 e-Edition available to download.

Find the top Lawyer and Law Firms across Brazil: Transactional 2021 in our e-Edition, now available to download per chapter.

Chambers Brazil: Industries & Sectors 2021 e-Edition available to download.

Find the top Lawyer and Law Firms across Brazil: Industries & Sectors 2021 in our e-Edition, now available to download per chapter.

Chambers Brazil: Regions 2021 e-Edition available to download.

Find the top Lawyer and Law Firms across Brazil: Regions 2021 in our e-Edition, now available to download per chapter.

Chambers Brazil: Contentious 2022 e-Edition available to download.

Find the top Lawyer and Law Firms across Brazil: Contentious 2022 in our e-Edition, now available to download per chapter.

Featured Indepth Overviews

Indepth Overviews

JURISDICTION

BRAZIL: An Introduction

By Pinheiro Neto Advogados

PRACTICE AREA

Agribusiness in Brazil

By Vaz, Buranello, Shingaki & Oioli Advogados

PRACTICE AREA

Capital Markets in Brazil

By Lefosse Advogados

PRACTICE AREA

Healthcare in Brazil

By Pinheiro Neto Advogados

PRACTICE AREA

Insurance in Brazil

By Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

PRACTICE AREA

Investment Funds in Brazil

By Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

PRACTICE AREA

Life Sciences in Brazil

By Kestener & Vieira Advogados

PRACTICE AREA

M&A in Brazil

By Demarest Advogados

PRACTICE AREA

Oil & Gas in Brazil

By Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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Guide Resources

Brazil Conversa com Ministro Luís Roberto Barroso
Brazil Conversa com Ministro Luís Roberto Barroso
Watch this insightful and engaging webinar with Ministro Luís Roberto
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Chambers Brazil 2022 Submissions process
Chambers Brazil 2022 Submissions process
Discover the value of being a ranked firm and tips on how to successfully submit for rankings in the Brazil guide.
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