Brazil: Corporate Governance 2017

We recognise 26 lawyers as the foremost corporate governance experts in Brazil this year. Their expertise spans advising national and international corporate entities on issues of compliance and regulatory matters alongside general governance issues.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Paulo Cezar Aragão BMA – Barbosa Müssnich Aragão, São Paulo
2. Maria Cristina Cescon Souza Cescon Barrieu & Flesch Advogados, São Paulo
3. Modesto Carvalhosa Carvalhosa e Eizirik Advogados, São Paulo

MATTOS FILHO VEIGA FILHO MARREY JR E QUIROGA ADVOGADOS sees three individuals recommended for their expertise.
Moacir Zilbovicius is recognised for his expertise in the field in numerous industry sectors as well as his superb business acumen.

Leading Brazilian firm DEMAREST ADVOGADOS achieves four listings this year.
José Setti Diaz is recognised for his international practice and has a reputation as one of the foremost experts in both corporate and private equity-related governance matters.
Mario Nogueira’s expertise in competition relating to corporate governance matters earns him high praise from peers and clients alike.

Three leading names at BMA - BARBOSA MÜSSNICH ARAGÃO are listed.
Luiz Antonio de Sampaio Campos is a leading authority on governance matters surrounding acquisitions and divestitures and receives high praise from peers for his excellent work in the field.
Paulo Cezar Aragão is one of the region’s foremost corporate lawyers with a depth of knowledge relating to compliance issues surrounding transactions.
Francisco Antunes Maciel Müssnich receives recommendations from sources for his superlative practice and his deep knowledge of the field.

PINHEIRO NETO ADVOGADOS sees three esteemed figures recommended.
Carlos Alberto Moreira Lima is a leading authority and receives praise for his acute understanding of the Brazilian market.
Alexandre Bertoldi draws extensive experience from working on some of Brazil’s biggest deals and is an expert in compliance.
The highly esteemed Fernando Alves Meira is recognised as a superb corporate law who can provide tailored solutions for clients.

Prominent national firm VEIRANO ADVOGADOS achieves two listings.
Ricardo Veirano represents some of Brazil’s major corporations and is an expert on transactions and equity deals.
Founding partner Ronaldo Veirano receives high praise for his expertise in corporate law and for his abilities in navigating even the most complex legal issues in the field.

MODESTO CARVALHOSA ADVOGADOS’ founding partner Modesto Carvalhosa is one of the most esteemed players in the market with 60 years of experience and a world-class practice.

Nelson Eizirik of EIZIRIK ADVOGADOS is a seasoned practitioner with decades of experience. He receives plaudits from peers across the board for his superb skills in the field of corporate governance.

SOUZA CESCON BARRIEU & FLESCH ADVOGADOS’ founding partner Maria Cristina Cescon is highly regarded for her expertise in cross-border corporate governance matters. She is praised as a skilled and effective lawyer.

Luiz Leonardo Cantidiano at CANTIDIANO ADVOGADOS is a market leader who is recommended for his longstanding experience and superb practice.

ULHÔA CANTO REZENDE E GUERRA ADVOGADOS sees Aloysio Meirelles de Miranda praised for his corporate expertise in numerous industry sectors including telecoms and energy.

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