Brazil: Data 2018

This year’s research into the Brazilian data market sees 34 individuals highlighted for their work across the fields of IT, telecommunications, and data privacy and protection law.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Paulo Marcos Rodrigues Brancher Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo
2. Renato Opice Blum Opice Blum, Bruno, Abrusio e Vainzof Advogados Associados, São Paulo
3. Fábio Luiz Barboza Pereira Veirano Advogados, São Paulo

At Opice Blum, Bruno, Abrusio e Vainzof Advogados Associados Renato Opice Blum is one of the foremost data lawyers in the country. He wins high praise from sources one of whom notes, “He’s the top guy.”
Juliana Abrusio is well known among peers and clients alike who commend her excellent work handling complex data protection and digital law matters.  

At Azevedo Sette Advogados, Ricardo Barretto Ferreira da Silva is “well regarded for telecoms work” according to sources, who also consider him a strong name when it comes to technology and data security matters.

Fábio Luiz Barboza Pereira at Veirano Advogados is a widely recognised figure in the Brazilian market where he stands out for his top-tier work handling technology and data protection matters for clients.
Robson Goulart Barreto has been “leading the field for some time” according to commentators. He has a “telecommunications-oriented practice” with sources also noting his great expertise in technology matters.
Carlos Marques also gains recognition in this chapter for his impressive work across the TMT space.

Bialer & Falsetti’s Ana Paula Bialer Ingham is a first-class data lawyer who stands out for her specialist expertise on contract and regulatory matters.

At Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Fabio Kujawski is an impressive name in the market who is recognised here for his expertise on data transfer regulation and cyber law.
Paulo Marcos Rodrigues Brancher is a “very knowledgeable practitioner” according to market observers. He is “well known for data protection” and is recognised for his extensive experience in cyber law matters.

Floriano de Azevedo Marques Neto of Manesco Ramires Perez Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados is commended for his expertise in the data field, particularly when it comes to regulatory matters.
Eduardo Augusto de Oliveira Ramires is widely recognised by market players as a great lawyer who is “very good on public law” and offers particular insight into telecommunications and IT.

Sources state that Elinor Cristófaro Cotait of Mundie e Advogados is “a very good lawyer” who is “well recognised in the telecommunications sector” for her strong expertise.

At TozziniFreire Advogados Marcela Waksman Ejnisman is praised by colleagues in the field as “a good peer for tech law”. Her practice offers expertise in IPO work across the telecommunications and media industries.

Bitelli Advogados’ Marcos Alberto Sant'Anna Bitelli is an excellent practitioner who sources speak highly of in our research this year for his expertise across a wide range of data law matters.

At Sundfeld Advogados Carlos Ari Sundfeld is a well-regarded name in the Brazilian market who wins high praise from sources who consider him “great on TMT matters”.

At Trench Rossi Watanabe, Flávia Rebello Pereira is highly praised by respondents to our research who describe her as “an outstanding lawyer”. She has superb experience on matters including IT and intellectual property matters.

Raphael de Cunto of Pinheiro Neto Advogados receives strong support from colleagues in the market for his wealth of insight into a range of data law issues, with particular expertise on IT and telecommunications.

At Balbino Fonseca Advogados Regina Ribeiro Do Valle is a standout practitioner with an impressive reputation in the market. She is known for her work on investment matters, with a particular focus on the telecommunications industry.

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