Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados

São Paulo - SP Office

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Managing Partners: Breno Ferreira Martins Vasconcelos, Celso Goulart Mannrich
Senior Partners: Nelson Mannrich, Breno Ferreira Martins Vasconcelos, Celso Goulart Mannrich, Fábio Tadeu de Lima, Roberto Aguirre Rossetti, Marco Antonio da Costa Sabino, Thais Veiga Shingai
Number of partners: 29

Firm Overview:
Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados is a Brazilian law firm highly recognised for its practice in labour and employment law, tax, contracts, media and internet, corporate governance and compliance and dispute resolution areas. The firm’s attorneys have deep knowledge and wide experience in several industries, especially in civil construction, infrastructure, steel, chemical and food industries, energy, mining, agribusiness, healthcare, international trade, broadcasters, communicators, TMT and logistics. As a result of the experience acquired by its partners at well-known Brazilian and international law firms and law schools, the firm also represents and advises clients in the structuring and implementation of foreign investments and deals in Brazil. The firm has offices in the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, covering the entire Brazilian territory.

Main Areas of Practice:

Labour & Employment:

Structuring of profit-sharing and variable compensation programs; due diligences and strategies to prevent and reduce labour liabilities; negotiations with unions and class agencies, intermediation in collective negotiations and during investigation procedures; assistance in labour health and safety issues; representation of clients in judicial and administrative proceedings, and in labour-related mediations.
Contacts: Nelson Mannrich, Celso Goulart Mannrich, Fabio Tadeu de Lima, Roberto Aguirre Rossetti

Representation of clients in judicial and administrative proceedings; structuring and review of compensation plans and benefits (profits sharing plans, stock option plans, retainer fee); tax planning and consulting; participation in leading cases in higher courts and presentation of oral arguments; review of tax procedures and ancillary obligations; draft consultations to the tax authorities in specific cases of uncertainty as to the interpretation of a given tax rule; application for special tax regimes and tax benefits; legal assistance in obtaining certificates of good standing in an efficient and timely manner.
Contacts: Breno Ferreira Martins Vasconcelos, Thais Veiga Shingai

Dispute Resolution:
Representation of clients in judicial and administrative proceedings, settlement negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution methods; review of business practices and client’s potential or incurred liabilities aiming at reducing contingencies; credit renegotiation and recovery; due diligence to identify possible challenges and liabilities; assistance in motions for validation of foreign decisions and arbitral awards.
Contact: Marco Antonio da Costa Sabino

Media & Internet:
Guarantees clients their right of free speech, the right to obtain and spread information; Mastering the rules and dynamics of the CONAR – National Council of Self-Regulated Advertising; representation of communication groups, entities that represent trade, advertisers, agencies, the representatives of the internet ecosystem and media in the defence of freedom of expression in civil society, government and, above all, before the Judicial Branch. Assists in issues that involves all communication media, including the internet, out-of-home media, video games and applications; address the numerous aspects of the business, especially those issues connected with the right to inform.
Contact: Marco Antonio da Costa Sabino

Corporate Governance & Compliance:
Assist companies to embrace all the necessary issues in their power structure, such as dealing with general meetings, boards, directorates, and deal with contemporary corporate themes likewise gender equity, wage inequality, social inclusion in companies, retribution from the company to society and respect for the environment; analyse the best measures that can be established in the company, by knowing every clients’ business, culture and operating mode. Prevent/ avoid conflicts that can arise out of the relationship between owners and also between owners and agents; ensure transparency, accountability, compliance and equity, in the company. Investigation and recommending measures regarding compliance.
Contact: Marco Antonio da Costa Sabino