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Pinheiro Neto Advogados is a Brazilian independent, full-service firm specialising in multidisciplinary deals and in translating the Brazilian legal environment for the benefit of local and foreign clients.
Founded in 1942, Pinheiro Neto Advogados was one of the first Brazilian law firms to serve foreign clients as well as the first Brazilian law firm to specialise in corporate clients. With clients in almost 60 countries, the firm was recognised in 2014 by the Brazilian government as the number-one exporter of legal services from Brazil.
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.
Innovation: With a focus on innovation, the firm has kept its competitive edge throughout the years, and is widely hailed as a leading institution of the Brazilian legal market. Pinheiro Neto Advogados is the Brazilian institutional partner of Harvard Law School Center for the Legal Profession’s groundbreaking Globalization, Lawyers and Emerging Economies (GLEE) programme. Pinheiro Neto Advogados is one of only a handful of firms partnering worldwide with Thomson Reuters and Samsung's legal technology innovation research project.
Our professionals: In order to maintain its status as a valued strategic partner to 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. A significant proportion of the firm’s lawyers hold graduate degrees from top local and international law schools, and have spent time working in high-ranking international law firms. In addition, our lawyers can take advantage of the largest and most comprehensive private legal library in Brazil.
Social Responsibility: Pinheiro Neto Advogados was the first Brazilian law firm to be certified as carbon neutral; to join the country’s largest social investors in the Group of Outreach Institutions, Foundations and Companies (GIFE); and 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. The firm has correspondents throughout Brazil, and has developed close and solid working relationships with first-tier law firms around the world. Languages spoken include Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese.
Brazilian Firm of the Year: Latin Finance (2016), IFLR (2016), Who’s Who Legal (2006–2016), Chambers (2009, 2011 and 2014)
Latin American Firm of the Year: Chambers (2009, 2010 and 2013)
The firm has more individual lawyer recommendations and more top-tier practices than any other Brazilian firm in Who’s Who Legal: Brazil (2016); IFLR1000 (2017); The Legal 500 (2016); Chambers & Partners Global (2017) and Chambers & Partners Latin America (2017).
São Paulo Office
Tel: +55 11 3247 8400
Fax: +55 11 3247 8600
Rio de Janeiro Office
Tel: +55 21 2506 1600
Fax: +55 21 2506 1660
Tel: +55 61 3312 9400
Fax: +55 61 3312 9444
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