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Brazil: Franchise 2016

This chapter sees nine practitioners singled out for their outstanding abilities in franchise law.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Luiz Henrique O do Amaral Dannemann Siemsen Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
Valdir de Oliveira Rocha Filho Veirano Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
Cândida Ribeiro Caffé Dannemann Siemsen Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

Dannemann Siemsen Advogados leads our research in this area with three nominees, including two of our most highly regarded individuals: Luiz Henrique do Amaral and Cândida Ribeiro Caffé. The former is “an internationally renowned franchise lawyer with a reputation for providing top quality, forthright service”, while the latter has an “impeccable reputation” and is known for her “diligent and meticulous approach” to the preparation and drafting of franchising agreements and documentation. Their colleague in the firm’s Rio de Janeiro office is the “fantastic” Luciana Gonçalves Bassani who also receives high praise from clients for her “strategic acumen” and “bold approach” to expansion plans for major franchisors.

Veirano Advogados’ Valdir de Oliveira Rocha Filho is praised for his considerable expertise in contractual matters relating to licensing agreements. According to one source, he is “bright and able, never missing a thing”.

At Viseu Advogados, Andrea Oricchio Kirsh is singled out for her “impressive practice and considerable insight into distribution and franchising channels”. Clients commend her “tireless work ethic” and “responsive, pragmatic manner”.

IP boutique Neves Campos Flausino Amaral’s name partner Flávia Amaral is a “seasoned veteran of the Brazilian IP bar” with over 15 years of experience advising international franchisors in the hotel sector on the implementation and operational management in Brazil.

At BMA – Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão, Antonella Carminatti is a talented lawyer known for her “wealth of expertise negotiating and drafting franchise and distribution contracts”.

Eduardo Turkienicz – head of the franchise and distribution practice at Dias Carneiro Arystóbulo Flores Sanches e Thomaz Bastos Advogados – garners praise from clients for his “superb abilities at the negotiating table”. According to one source, he is a “master planner who skilfully negotiates complex agreements”.

Natan Baril at his own firm, Baril Advogados Associados, garners praise for the “high professional and technical level” and “efficiency and assertiveness” that he provides to clients in the franchising space.

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