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Brazil: TMT 2016

Thirty-nine names stand in the Brazilian telecommunications, media and technology legal market. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Carlos Ari Sundfeld Sundfeld Advogados
Esther Donio Nunes Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Fábio Luiz Barboza Pereira Veirano Advogados
Paulo Marcos Rodrigues Brancher Azevedo Sette Advogados SC

Koury Lopes Advogados is the leading firm in our research with four listings. Guilherme Ieno Costa’s “superb knowledge of IT regulatory matters” earns him a “stellar reputation” in the market. Alongside him, Isabel Franco is recognised for her “excellent attention to detail”, particularly when handling licensing issues. Karin Alvo regularly handles compliance and regulatory matters relating to the telecommunications sector. She is “extremely well regarded among peers” who describe her as “a bright and commercially aware practitioner”. The “terrific” Tania Liberman also gains recognition in this chapter.

Trench Rossi e Watanabe – Advogados achieves three nominations this year. Esther Flesch is known for her “world-class practice” that focuses particularly on compliance issues relating to IT law. Flávia Rebello Pereira is “a naturally gifted lawyer” who is recommended for her knowledge of technology transfer and licencing agreements. Francisco Ribeiro Todorov is recognised for the “creative and instinctive advice” that he delivers to clients in relation to regulatory and competition proceedings in the telecommunications sector.

Two leading lawyers at Mundie Advogados gain recognition, including the “widely respected” Kevin Louis Mundie who is hailed as “a terrific and extremely knowledgeable telecommunications lawyer”. He is joined by Elinor Cristófaro Cotait who possesses a “great ability to think laterally and resourcefully” when advising telecoms clients on regulatory matters.

Manesco Ramires Perez Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados is represented by Floriano de Azevedo Marques Neto. According to clients, when it comes to telecoms contracts and regulatory counsel, “he’s one of the best”. Eduardo Augusto de Oliveira Ramires demonstrates “tremendous and thorough understanding of the latest regulatory developments in the sector”.

At Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Esther Donio Nunes’ “distinguished practice” encompasses the whole gamut of TMT matters from drafting of contracts to licensing processes. Raphael de Cunto “never fails to identify and mitigate any potential risks” and is considered “a seasoned expert” in Brazilian telecoms regulatory and transactional matters.  

Veirano Advogados also achieves two listings. Fábio Luiz Barboza Pereira is “a true TMT specialist” and is renowned for his “top-tier work” regarding entertainment and IT-related contracts, cloud computing services and e-commerce. He possesses particular expertise in IT outsourcing and data protections issues. The “commercially astute” Robson Goulart Barreto is well known in the market for his work advising telecoms companies such as TIM Participações on their M&A activity. His “outstanding sector knowledge” makes him a firm favourite among clients.

At his own firm, Marcos Alberto Sant’Anna Bitelli is regarded as “one of the best media practitioners in the country”. He delivers “quick and simple solutions” to clients, and is admired for his “business-oriented approach”.

Bialer & Falsetti’s Ana Paula Bialer Ingham provides regulatory and contractual advice to telecoms and media companies who laud her ability to “fully comprehend” their business needs. 

At Sundfeld Advogados, founding partner Carlos Ari Sundfeld is “exceptionally well versed” in Brazilian telecoms law, having been involved in many significant legislative advances.

Paulo Marcos Rodrigues Brancher at Azevedo Sette Advogados SC is internationally renowned for his “prestigious TMT practice”, and delivers “effective and innovative counsel” to high-profile clients.

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