Pinheiro Neto Advogados


Rua Hungria, 1100
São Paulo, 01455-906

+55 11 3247-8400

Key contacts:

Labour: Luís Mendes
Tax: Sérgio Farina Filho
Litigation: Luiz Fernando Paiva
Corporate: Fernando Meira

Quick facts:

Number of advisers : 486
Languages : Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese

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. Pinheiro Neto has received the Excellence Award in Exports of Legal Services, by which the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Industry and Development (MDIC) recognises the largest Brazilian exporters of services in each of several categories.

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 consensus-building among the partners.

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.

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.

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.

Selected Awards:

  • Chambers Latin America Awards: Brazil Client Service Firm of the Year (2017)
  • Latin Finance: Brazil Firm of the Year (2017 and 2016)
  • IFLR Americas Awards: South American Firm of the year (2018), and National Firm of the Year: Brazil (2018 and 2016)
  • Who’s Who Legal: Brazil Firm of the Year for 13 consecutive years (2006–2018)
  • Pinheiro Neto is recognised among Latin America’s most renowned firms in Latin Lawyer Elite 2019. The firm has more individual lawyer recommendations than any other Brazilian firm in Chambers Latin America 2020, IFLR1000 2018, and The Legal 500 Latin America 2019

  • International tax planning
  • Economic modelling
  • Cross-border project management
  • TP policy design
  • Business restructuring
  • Business model optimisation
  • Audit defence
  • Audit support
  • TP risk management
  • IP management
  • Cost-sharing arrangements
  • Competition / anti-trust cases
  • Dispute resolution
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Controversy management

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Forestry
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate

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