Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados

Rua Bela Cintra, 1149
12th floor
São Paulo
+55 11 3041 5135
+55 11 3041 5124

Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados is a full-service law firm, featuring offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, dedicated to assisting large and medium-sized companies established in Brazil or abroad.

Practice areas:

Administrative and Regulatory: 

Assistance to national and foreign companies operating in regulated sectors such as banking, aviation, oil and gas, healthcare, telecommunications and transportation, as well as advice in technology transfer agreements and registrations.


Legal assistance to some of the largest airlines operating in Brazil, as well as to companies dedicated to the financing and manufacture of aircrafts, insurers and airport operators. All of the firm’s practice areas have developed specific knowledge to address the needs of clients from the aviation sector in their respective fields of activity: judicial and administrative litigations, contracts, regulatory, administrative, tax and labour.


Transactions involving economic concentration, advice on best commercial/corporate structure, submission and approval procedures of transactions and contracts, assistance with compliance programmes and before the Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE), as well as other public authorities involved with competition law.


Purchase/sale of goods and services, storage, distribution, commercial agency, general service rendering, financing, lease, chattel mortgage, mortgages and warranties in general, transfer of technology, licence of trademarks, concession of areas, rentals, built-to-suit agreements.

Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

Incorporation of companies and preparation of other corporate documents, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring intended to implement strategic and succession planning, and due diligence procedures.

International Trade and Customs Law

Legal advice and assistance to importers, exporters, international transport and logistics firms, as well as other companies working in the international market, on such issues as exportation/importation, special customs regimes, international agreements, commercial defence (especially antidumping) and other matters related to the international trade of goods and services.


Assistance with individual and collective labour matters, both in judicial and pre-litigation scenarios, representing clients before unions with the preparation and closing of collective agreements and conventions.


The litigation team acts in all fields of law, including commercial disputes, civil liability, collective actions and consumer actions, arranged to represent clients before state, federal, and small claims courts all over the country, as well as before higher courts.

Reorganisation & Bankruptcy

Participation in all phases of judicial and extra-judicial reorganisation procedures and bankruptcy suits, as well as in actions seeking recovery of large credits (against the principal debtors and their guarantors). Our services are focused on assistance to creditors – especially banks, holders of credit abroad, and suppliers.  


Services in tax consultation and litigation, as well as assistance to companies on international trade transactions, including direct and indirect taxes in all governmental levels. In addition to representation before state and federal courts, and higher courts, the firm provides representation in administrative procedures before administrative tax authorities, such as the Administrative Taxpayer Council and the Municipal Tax Court, among others.  

Rua Bela Cintra, 1149
11º & 12º Andar
São Paulo 01415-001
Tel: +55 11 3041 5135
Av Nilo Peçanha, 50
Conjunto 2116
Rio de Janeiro 20020-906
Tel: +55 21 2157 3567

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