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About Chambers Brazil

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

Chambers Brazil: Transactional 2021
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Coverage

The Chambers Brazil research runs from January to December. The coverage is divided into four different sections: 

• Brazil Contentious 

• Brazil Industries & Sectors and Brazil Regions

• Brazil Transactional 

Chambers Brazil: Totals

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

Brazil Transactional

182
Department
Rankings
351
Individual
Rankings
83
Unique
Firms
8
From a total of 47
practices covered in Brazil

Practice Areas in Brazil Transactional

Practice Areas
• Banking & Finance
• Capital Markets
• Corporate/M&A
• Investment Funds
• Projects
• Real Estate
• Tax: Non-contentious
• Venture Capital

New in Brazil Transactional

Venture Capital is Chambers’ Brazil new ranking featuring full-service law firms and boutiques with proven expertise in this booming industry.

Brazil Industries & Sectors: Key Figures

Chambers Brazil: Industries, Sectors and Regions 2021
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Key Figures
• 389 Ranked Lawyers
• 14 Ranking Tables and Subsections
• 163 Law Firms Ranked

Brazil Industries and Sectors: Practice Areas

Practice Areas
• Agribusiness and Timberland Investment
• Aviation
• Energy & Natural Resources: Mining
• Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas
• Energy & Natural Resources: Power
• Environment
• Healthcare: Regulatory
• Insurance
• Life Sciences
• Media & Entertainment
• Public Law
• Shipping
• Sports Law
• Technology and Data Protection
• Telecommunications

Brazil Regions: Key Figures

Key Figures
• 238 Ranked Lawyers
• 14 Practice Areas across eight regions/jurisdictions
• 138 Ranked Law Firm Departments
• 99 Unique Law Firms Ranked

Brazil Regions: Practice Areas

Practice Areas
• Rio Grande do Sul (Corporate/Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Tax)
• Santa Catarina (General Business Law)
• Paraná (General Business Law)
• Minas Gerais (Corporate/Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Tax)
• Campinas & Surrounds (General Business Law)
• Dispute Resolution: Brasília-based
• North (General Business Law)
• Northeast (Corporate/Commercial, Disputes Resolution and Tax)

Exclusive dedication to the Brazillian Market

As part of our commitment to providing leading legal coverage and market insights, we have separated rankings for Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Paraná in the south. Minas Gerais and Campinas & Surrounds also have new rankings. Existent rankings for Dispute Resolution: Brasília-based, North East (corporate/commercial, dispute resolution and tax), and North (corporate/commercial, dispute resolution and tax) have also been updated with our 2021 research.

Brazil Contentious: Key Figures

Chambers Brazil: Contentious 2021
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Key Figures
• 455 Ranked Lawyers
• 11 Areas of a total of 50 covered in Brazil
• 208 Ranked Departments
• 69 Potential Legal Departments Identified
• 113 Unique Law Firms Ranked
Practice Areas
• Bankruptcy
• Competition/Antitrust
• Compliance
• Consumer Law
• Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Arbitration
• Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime
• Intellectual Property
• International Trade/WTO
• Labour & Employment
• Tax: Litigation

Legal Topics for Chambers Brazil

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.

Luís Bulcão Pinheiro
Head of Research
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Huber Navarro
Senior Researcher
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Olivia Narazaki
Senior Researcher
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Ana Elisa Brandt
Research Analyst
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Marianna Dapieve
Research Analyst
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Mateus Monteiro
Research Analyst
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Chambers Brazil: Contentious 2021 e-Edition available to download.

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

Chambers Brazil: Transactional 2021 e-Edition

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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.

Featured Indepth Overviews

Indepth Overviews

JURISDICTION

BRAZIL: An Introduction

By Pinheiro Neto Advogados

PRACTICE AREA

Arbitration in Brazil

By TozziniFreire Advogados

PRACTICE AREA

Bankruptcy/Restructuring in Brazil

By Felsberg Advogados

PRACTICE AREA

Compliance in Brazil

By TozziniFreire Advogados

PRACTICE AREA

Consumer Law in Brazil

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

Intellectual Property in Brazil

By Licks Attorneys

PRACTICE AREA

International Trade in Brazil

By Demarest Advogados

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Guide Resources

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