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Incorporated in 1948, Demarest became one of the most reputable law firms in Brazil. The firm ensures a high-quality and effective service to its clients by permanently investing in, and improving, the education and qualifications of its staff of almost 700 people. The multidisciplinary model of performance – with perfect synergy among its professionals – also contributes to Demarest’s performance. 

8 senior statesmen: Altamiro Boscoli, Arion Consentino, Lauro Ayrosa, Naum Rotenberg, Oswaldo Moraes, Oswaldo Sant’Anna, Roberto Portella and Eduardo Kiss.

54 partners: Adriana Daiuto, Alessandra Pereira, Andoni Hernández, André Alarcon, Antonio Carlos Frugis, Antonio Giglio, António Aires, Any Peraça, Bruno Drago, Camila Biral, Carlos Eduardo Orsolon, Cássia Pizzotti, Catarina Rodrigues, Celso Xavier, Claudia Maluf, Cláudio Mattos, Douglas Mota, Edimara Wieczorek, Eloisa Curi, Fabio Braga, Fabyola En Rodrigues, Gabriel Kuznietz, Glaucia Ferreira, João Almeida, José Diaz, Kátia Zambrano, Leonel Affonso, Lucas Tavares, Luciana Penteado, Luciana Tornovsky, Luiz Fernando Sant’Anna, Marcello Della Mônica, Marcello Pedroso, Marcelo Inglez de Souza, Marcelo Annunziata, Márcio Martin, Maria Helena Bragaglia, Maria Lúcia Almeida Prado e Silva, Mário Nogueira, Maurício Levy, Mauro Luz, Paola Pugliese, Newton Marzagão, Paulo Coelho da Rocha, Rafael Gagliardi, Renato Canizares, Renato Buranello, Renato Poltronieri, Rodrigo Campos, Rodrigo Damazio, Sílvio Venosa, Tatiana Campello, Thiago Sandim and Thiago Giantomassi.

215 senior associates and associates.

Offices: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, Campinas and New York. 

Firm Overview 

Building a history of success requires awareness of movements in the constantly evolving market and sectors; investment in the selection and development of talent in the modernisation of the firm’s infrastructure; increasingly effective management processes within an ethical and transparent work environment that fosters diversity of ideas; and innovation, with the goal of always seeking the best solutions.

The firm is constantly ranked as one of the most prestigious Brazilian law firms in both volume and value of deals. Also, it handles disputes that sums above 1 trillion reais, with a high success rate.

Part of the firm’s purpose of contributing to Brazil’s development is accomplished by socially responsible conduct through three major areas: pro bono, social actions, and incentive laws.

By means of partnerships with the Pro Bono Institute and the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, Demarest encourages its team to provide pro bono advice to non-governmental and non-profit organisations, such as Akatu Institute, Womanity Foundation and MASP. 

International Alliances

The firm offers strong leadership and continuous commitment to the local market and its clients. These traits qualify Demarest as the sole Brazilian law firm member of Lex Mundi, and a member of Interlex Group and ELA.

Besides certifying Demarest’s global quality, these memberships provide a network of cooperation and information-sharing with leading firms around the globe, and enable Demarest to deal with cost-efficiency and accuracy in challenging cross-border cases.

In addition to this, the firm’s foreign desks have expertise in regions such as China, France, Germany, Korea, Portugal, Spain and Latin America, as well as links with the European Community and North America, allowing it to provide legal advice to international companies investing in Brazil and Brazilian companies doing business around the globe.


Agribusiness, arbitration, aviation, banking and finance, bankruptcy/restructuring, biotechnology, capital markets, competition/antitrust, compliance, contracts, corporate criminal law, corporate/M&A, energy, environmental, infrastructure, insurance and reinsurance, IP, international trade/WTO, labour and employment, litigation, maritime law, oil and gas, product liability, public and regulatory, real estate, social security, sports and entertainment, and tax. 


Demarest is recognised by its ability, initiative and dedication to provide responsible, efficient and high-quality service to its clients. Notable clients include: 3M, Air France, Bacardi- Martini, BMW, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bombardier, Braskem, Cencosud, Deloitte, Diageo, Dow, Goodyear, IAG Group (British/Iberia), IBM, J&J, Latam Airlines, Mercedes-Benz, Monsanto, Motorola, Nestlé, Netflix, Nike, Odebrecht, Pfizer, Peugeot-Citroën, Reckitt Benckiser, Qatar Petroleum, Time- Warner, Unilever, Universal Studios, Volkswagen, Votorantim, and also investments/sovereign funds such as Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Generali, BTG Pactual, CIC (China Investment Corporation), GIC (Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund), Morgan Stanley and Vinci.

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