Pinheiro Neto Advogados is a Brazilian, independent, full-service firm specialising in multidisciplinary deals and translating the national legal environment for the benefit of local and foreign clients. Founded in 1942, Pinheiro Neto Advogados was one of the first Brazilian law firms to serve foreign clients, as well as the first Brazilian law firm to specialise in corporate clients, and now has clients in almost 60 countries. The firm has grown organically, and developed a distinctive, tight-knit culture, with a low associate-to-partner ratio. Its unique, democratic governance structure promotes transparency and consensus-building among the partners.



With a focus on innovation, the firm has kept its competitive edge throughout the years, and is widely hailed as an institution of the Brazilian legal market. Pinheiro Neto Advogados is the Brazilian institutional partner for the groundbreaking globalisation, lawyers and emerging economies (GLEE) programme at Harvard Law School’s Center for the Legal Profession.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados is one of only a handful of firms partnering worldwide with Thomson Reuters and Samsung’s legal technology innovation research project.

Pinheiro Neto has become an affiliate of Stanford Law School’s programme in law, science and technology (LST), which supports cutting-edge research, teaching and programme development. The programme brings together legal, technology and business leaders, government and regulatory officials, advocacy organisations, and the public at large to identify and work toward innovative answers to important questions that are raised at the intersection of law, science and technology.



In order to maintain its status as a valued strategic partner to its clients, the firm invests heavily in professional development: not only through strong on-the-job training, but also by means of the highly structured Pinheiro Neto professional development programme, the first of its kind in Brazil. A significant proportion of the firm’s lawyers hold graduate degrees from top local and international law schools, and have spent time working in high-ranking international law firms. In addition, our lawyers can take advantage of the largest and most comprehensive private legal library in Brazil.



Pinheiro Neto Advogados was the first Brazilian law firm to be certified as carbon-neutral; to join the country’s largest social investors in the Group of Outreach Institutions, Foundations and Companies (GIFE); and to be recognised by São Paulo’s diversity accreditation body, Selo Paulista da Diversidade. The firm’s pioneering pro bono programme has compensated professionals for their involvement in social causes since 2009.



The firm advises and represents both local and international clients in a broad range of sectors, including automotive, banking and financial services, construction and materials, energy and natural resources, environment and waste management, health care, oil and gas, real estate, and technology. The firm has correspondents throughout Brazil, and has developed close and solid working relationships with first-tier law firms around the world. Languages spoken include Portuguese, English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese.



Pinheiro Neto has more Band 1 practices than any other Brazilian firm in Chambers and Partners Latin America (2019). Recent Awards: Brazil Client Service Firm of the Year – Chambers and Partners (2017), Latin Finance Brazil Firm of the Year (2017 and 2016), IFLR Americas Awards – Firm of the Year: Brazil (2016), Chambers & Partners Brazilian (2009, 2011, 2014) and Latin American (2009, 2010, 2013) Firm of the Year; Who’s Who Legal: Brazil Firm of the Year for 13 consecutive years (2006–2018).


São Paulo

Rua Hungria, 1100.


T: +55 (11) 3247-8400

F: +55 (11) 3247-8600

Rio de Janeiro

Rua Humaitá, 275 - 16º andar.


T: +55 (21) 2506-1600

F: +55 (21) 2506-1660


SAFS, Qd. 2, Bloco B

Ed. Via Office 3º andar.


T: +55 (61) 3312-9400

F: +55 (61) 3312-9444

Palo Alto, Silicon Valley – USA

228 Hamilton Avenue

3rd floor

Palo Alto, California

T: +1 650-798-5068



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