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Brazil: Labour & Employment 2016

In this chapter, 16 experts in the field of management, labour and employment law are recognised.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Sólon de Almeida Cunha Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo
Estêvão Mallet Mallet Advogados Associados, São Paulo
Alexandre de Almeida Cardoso TozziniFreire Advogados, São Paulo

Veirano Advogados tops our research in this area, garnering an impressive three listings. In the firm’s São Paulo office, national practice group leader José Carlos Wahle receives widespread praise for his all-encompassing practice and is particularly adept at handling contentious issues and internal investigations. One source notes that he is “hands-on and responsive”. In Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Guilherme Migliora is “a leading authority on Brazilian labour law” with an impressive track record in labour litigation. The “first-rate” Maria Luisa Soter da Silveira is equipped with “a fantastic working knowledge of Brazil’s labour laws” and counsels both domestic and international clients on labour-related issues such as outsourcing, overtime, collective bargaining agreements, terminations and drug testing.

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados is represented by two outstanding nominees. Sólon de Almeida Cunha is one of the country’s premier labour and employment lawyers. Respondents repeatedly praise his “strong commercial awareness” and “pre-emptive approach”. Vilma Toshie Kutomi is an excellent employment lawyer proficient in a whole host of matters including labour disputes, as well as collective bargaining and labour issues arising from M&A transactions.

Labour boutique Mallet Advogados Associados’ name partner Estêvão Mallet is a “key player in the local market” providing clients with “top-of-the-range service” across both contentious and non-contentious matters.

At TozziniFreire Advogados, Alexandre de Almeida Cardoso is a highly sought-after litigator known for his “professionalism, precision and efficiency”.

Mannrich Senra e Vasconcelos Advogados’ name partner Nelson Mannrich is an “intelligent lawyer” specialising in individual and collective labour relations. One client praises Mannrich’s advocacy skills, maintaining that he is “both informative and compelling in equal measure”.

Rodrigo Seizo Takano of Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados is praised for his “ability to accommodate diverse parties during tough and difficult negotiations”.

Luiz Carlos Amorim Robortella at his own firm is regarded as a “font of knowledge in labour and social security law issues” with one client commending his “tireless work ethic”.

At Mundie e Advogados, the “excellent” Nadia Demoliner Lacerda da Silva is known for providing clients with “clear and effective advice”.

At Machado Associados, labour and tax employment group head Fabio Medeiros is commended for providing clients with an “immense working knowledge of Brazilian labour law and employment-related tax issues”.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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