Founded by Alessandra Nascimento SF Mourão and Carlos Figueiredo Mourão in 1995, Nascimento e Mourão Advogados is recognised for its performance in specific areas of complex corporate needs. For over 20 years the firm has been offering full-service legal solutions to local and international companies in its comprehensive areas of practicecompliance and ethics; M&A; negotiation; arbitration; litigation; commercial contracts; local law; intellectual property; environmental law; biodiversity; biotech; GMO; life sciences; energy; bioenergy; gas; patents; public sector; real estate; and labour. It has a highly skilled and committed team working out legal strategies guided by creativity, innovation and strong market knowledge.

The firm has contributed to the setup, operation and growth of several companies in Brazil. It helps buyers and sellers in M&A transactions, working alongside major auditing firms and building partnerships with renowned international offices.

Negotiation experts act across the board assisting in transactions and lawsuit settlements, the client’s interests being their main priority. The litigation team deals with a wide variety of cases in courts and arbitration chambers.

Led by partner Wanderley Fernandes, Nascimento e Mourão has provided legal services to support generation, transmission, distribution and marketing in the energy sector, including in energy auctions procedures. Equally, the firm has helped companies devoted to the implementation of wind energy in the country. 

Nascimento e Mourão has two partners responsible for the environmental law area: Anita Pissolito Campos and João Emmanuel Cordeiro Lima. Both are recognised by Who’s Who Legal as leading lawyers in environmental law. They are experienced in providing legal advice in matters such as carbon credit issuance, forest pollution, reverse logistics and regulatory. They have also exercised advocacy to aid congressmen in delivering better biodiversity and environmental laws. The firm handles the most important and complex biodiversity cases in the country.  

Nascimento e Mourão has a prominent position in the legal community. Some of its partners are professors at the country’s most prestigious law schools. Wanderley Fernandes teaches contract law, while Alessandra Nascimento SF Mourão and Anita Pissolito Campos teach negotiations at Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law School. 

Partner Lucia Guedes practises corporate and contract law. 

They all participate in relevant law societies such as the Institute of Lawyers of São Paulo, the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, the International Bar Association, Brazilian Committee of Arbitration (Cbar), the American Chamber of Commerce and the Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association. 

The firm itself has consistently been named one of Brazil’s most admired law firms by largest corporations operating in the country, in the 500 Most Admired Guide. The guide also named Alessandra Mourão as one of the most admired lawyers in the financial sector and the food industry; and Anita Pissolito Campos as one of the most admired lawyers in the chemical industry.

Wanderley Fernandes has been acting both as an arbitrator in Brazil and abroad for commercial matters and is the head of the arbitration area in the firm.

Aware of the contemporary challenges, Nascimento e Mourão invests in technology and the development of new communication channels with its clients and the community. 


English, French and Spanish.

Practice Areas

General commercial contracts; international contracts; corporate,; compliance and ethics; intellectual property; labour; environment, biodiversity; consumer; banking; energy; infrastructure; regulatory affairs; real estate; mergers and acquisitions; public sector; litigation; arbitration; mediation and negotiation; telecoms; and digital.

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Diogo Moreira Street 132
18th floor (1805 / 1810)
São Paulo 05423-010
Tel +55 11 2608-8300

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