Pinheiro Neto Advogados

São Paulo - SP Office

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Managing Partners: Alexandre Bertoldi and Fernando Meira
Number of partners worldwide: 108
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 341
Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese

Firm Overview:
Pinheiro Neto Advogados is a Brazilian, independent and full-service firm specialising in multi-disciplinary deals, and was the first Brazilian law firm to specialise in corporate clients. Over more than 75 years, the firm translates the Brazilian legal environment for the benefit of local and foreign clients.

With clients in almost 80 countries, the firm has grown organically, and developed a distinctive, tight-knit culture, with a low associate-to-partner ratio. Its unique, democratic governance structure promotes transparency and consensusbuilding among the partners.

Innovation: With a focus on innovation, the firm has kept its competitive edge throughout the years, and is widely hailed as a beacon of the Brazilian legal market. Also, Pinheiro Neto is an affiliate of Stanford Law School’s Program in Law, Science & Technology (LST), which supports cutting-edge research, teaching and programme development.

Professionals: To remain as a valued strategic partner for its clients, the firm invests heavily in professional development, not only through strong on-the-job training, but also by means of the highly structured Pinheiro Neto Professional Development Programme, the first of its kind in Brazil. Pinheiro Neto encourages its attorneys to pursue international associate programmes and postgraduate studies (LLM, etc.) abroad. In addition, the firm’s lawyers can tap into the largest and most complete private legal library in Brazil.

Social responsibility: Pinheiro Neto Advogados was the first Brazilian law firm to be certified as carbon neutral; the first Brazilian law firm to join the country’s largest social investors in the Group of Outreach Institutions, Foundations and Companies (GIFE); and the first Brazilian law firm to be recognised by the state of São Paulo diversity accreditation body (Selo Paulista da Diversidade). The firm’s pioneering pro bono programme has compensated professionals for their involvement in social causes since 2009.

Clients: The firm advises and represents both local and international clients in a broad range of sectors, including automotive, banking and financial services, construction and materials, energy and natural resources, environment and waste management, health care, oil and gas, real estate and technology.

Geographical reach: The firm has correspondents throughout Brazil, and has developed close and solid working relationships with first-tier law firms around the world.
Selected awards:
Chambers Latin America Awards: Latin America Law Firm of the Year 2020
LatinFinance Deals of the Year Awards: Brazil firm of the Year 2020

Pinheiro Neto is recognised among Latin America’s most renowned firms in Latin Lawyer Elite 2020. The firm has more individual lawyer recommendations than any other Brazilian firm in Chambers and Partners Latin America 2021, IFLR1000 2021, and The Legal 500 Latin America 2021.

Main Areas of Practice:


Includes general corporate, M&A, compliance, banking and finance, capital markets, derivatives, structured finance, information technology, real estate, infrastructure, project finance, insurance and reinsurance, regulatory (energy, mining, oil and gas, power, telecommunications), aviation and agribusiness.

Includes litigation and tax-related advice on corporate transactions and foreign investments; international trade and customs, pensions.

Litigation, restructurings, reductions in force, M&A and capital market transactions, outsourcing, incentive and benefit plans, pension and insurance plans, cross-border employment matters, development of employment agreements, inbound and outbound expatriates, compliance investigations, preparation of employer policies and manuals, collective bargaining with trade unions and more.

Arbitration, civil and commercial litigation, competition and antitrust, environment, climate change and sustainability, criminal law, consumer relations, family and succession, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, life sciences, construction, public and administrative law, sports and entertainment.

São Paulo, Brazil
Rua Hungria, 1100, SP 01455-906
Tel: +55 11 3247 8400
Fax: +55 11 3247 8600
Email: [email protected]

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rua Humaitá, 275, 16º andar,
22261-005, RJ
Tel: +55 21 2506 1600
Fax: +55 21 2506 1660

Brasília, Brazil
SAFS, Quadra 2, Bloco B, 3º andar, Ed. Via Office,
70070-600, DF
Tel: +55 61 3312 9400
Fax: +55 61 3312 9444

Palo Alto, USA 228
Hamilton Avenue, 3rd Floor, California,
CA 94301
Tel: +1 650-798-5068

Tokyo, Japan 1-6-2
Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, 21st floor