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 practice, which include compliance and ethics, M&A, negotiation, arbitration, litigation, commercial contracts, legal advice in local law, intellectual property, environmental law, biodiversity, biotech, GMO, life sciences, energy, bioenergy, gas, patents, public sector, real estate, technology law, insolvency, labour law and tax. 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 settlements of lawsuits, 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, it 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 have been 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 matters. Besides this, they have exercised advocacy to aid congressmen in delivering better biodiversity and environmental laws. The firm handles the most important and the most 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 most prestigious law schools in the country and abroad. Wanderley Fernandes teaches contract law at FGV Law in São Paulo and Rio; Alessandra Nascimento SF Mourão teaches negotations at FGV Law in São Paulo and the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon; Anita Pissolito Campos teaches negotiations at FGV Law in São Paulo; and João Emmanuel Cordeiro Lima teaches environmental law at São Judas University, also in São Paulo.

Partner Lucia Guedes practises corporate and business law.

They are all members of 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, the Brazilian Committee of Arbitration (Cbar), the American Chamber of Commerce, the Brazilian Union of Environmental Lawyers and the Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association. Partner Alessandra Mourão is an officer of the professional ethics committee at the International Bar Association.

The firm itself has consistently been named one of the most admired law firms in Brazil by the largest corporations operating in the country, according to data gathered in the Análise Advocacia 500. The guide also named Alessandra Mourão as one of the most admired lawyers in the financial and food sectors, and named Anita Pissolito Campos as one of the most admired lawyers in the chemicals industry.

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



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


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Diogo Moreira Street 132
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São Paulo 05423-010
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