Brazil: Labour & Employment 2017

In this chapter we identify 28 impressive practitioners who stand out for their exceptional work in the field of labour and employment law. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Maria Luisa Soter da Silveira Veirano Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
2. Sólon de Almeida Cunha Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo
3. Cássia Fernanda Pizzotti Demarest Advogados, São Paulo

VEIRANO ADVOGADOS boasts the foremost labour and employment team in our research this year, and sees four of its practitioners highlighted for their excellent work in the field.  
Maria Luisa Soter da Silveira stands out as one of the leading names in the country and is considered “a truly fantastic lawyer” by peers and clients alike. She wins praise for her vast experience and strong practice.
José Carlos Wahle is an outstanding lawyer and is described as “incredibly smart and a quick thinker”. One source notes: “He is always one step ahead when it comes to considering strategies.”
Luiz Guilherme Migliora is well versed in handling a wide array of labour and employment matters from mass terminations to related litigation.
Priscyla Ellen Felix Barbosa also wins praise for her work in the space, and is particularly commended for her “tremendous legislative knowledge”.

Two impressive lawyers at MATTOS FILHO VEIGA FILHO MARREY JR E QUIROGA ADVOGADOS achieve listings this year.
Sólon de Almeida Cunha is “a very important figure” in the Brazilian market according to respondents, who praise “his deep knowledge on labour and employment matters”.
Vilma Toshie Kutomi “really stands out in the market” as an exceptional practitioner who “always does an excellent job”. She is widely respected for the “high quality” of her work.

TOZZINI FREIRE ADVOGADOS also receives two nominations in this chapter.
Marcelo Pereira Gômara is known for his “excellent mass litigation practice.” He is a firm favourite among peers and clients who describe him as “very tough in negotiation” and “a fantastic reference for other practitioners”.
Alexandre de Almeida Cardoso draws high praise from international sources for his top-tier litigation practice.

ROBORTELLA ADVOGADOS sees two leading practitioners highlighted for their work in the space.
Luiz Carlos Amorim Robortella is “one of the top names in the country” when it comes to labour and employment law, and is “exceptionally well respected by the market.”
Antonio Galvão Peres is a labour law specialist recognised for his in-depth knowledge of the practice area.

Two impressive lawyers at MACHADO MEYER SENDACZ E OPICE ADVOGADOS are recognised for their strong work in the space.
Andréa Giamondo Massei Rossi is highly commended for her first-class work in the field, and is particularly impressive when it comes to labour and employment-related litigation.
Rodrigo Seizo Takano leads the firm’s labour and employment practice and wins praise from international peers for his excellent work handling union negotiations, litigation and regulatory matters.

At GRANADEIRO GUIMARÃES ADVOGADOS, founding partner Gustavo Granadeiro Guimarães is a widely recognised figure in the Brazilian labour and employment market known for his fantastic work in the field.
Mauricio Granadeiro Guimarães wins praise from respondents for his excellent representation of clients before the regional and federal labour courts.

Cássia Fernanda Pizzotti at DEMAREST ADVOGADOS is an outstanding practitioner known for her expertise in labour and employment litigation.

At MANNRICH SENRA E VASCONCELOS ADVOGADOS, Nelson Mannrich is “definitely a big name in the market” according to peers. They note, “He is a hardworking lawyer who really delivers for clients.”

Paulo Sergio João at PAULO SERGIO JOÃO ADVOGADOS is widely recognised as a prominent name in Brazil and is known for his strong academic knowledge of the field.

Estêvão Mallet at MALLET ADVOGADOS ASSOCIADOS is considered “one of the top names in the field today” and “a real star” when it comes to labour and employment law. He is known for his “excellent” work on behalf of many top executives as well as his “strong technical expertise”. 

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