Pinheiro Neto Advogados is a Brazilian, independent, full-service firm specialising in multi-disciplinary deals and in translating the Brazilian 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. With clients in almost 60 countries, the firm was recognised in 2014 by the Brazilian government as the country’s number one exporter of legal services.
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. The firm is closely involved in a number of cutting-edge initiatives at the intersection of law, science and technology, such as Stanford Law School’s Program in Law, Science & Technology (LST), Harvard Law School’s ground-breaking GLEE (Globalization, Lawyers and Emerging Economies) programme and Thomson Reuters and Samsung's legal technology innovation research projects.
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 Program, the first of its kind in Brazil. A significant portion 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 complete private legal library in Brazil.
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, healthcare, oil and gas, real estate and technology. The firm has correspondents throughout Brazil, and has developed close and time-tested relationships with first-tier law firms around the world.
Pinheiro Neto Advogados was the first Brazilian law firm to be certified as carbon neutral; the first Brazilian law firm to join the country’s largest social investors in the Group of Outreach Institutions, Foundations and Companies; and the first Brazilian law firm to be recognised by the state of São Paulo 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.
Brazilian Firm of the Year
Latin Finance (2017, 2016), IFLR (2016), Who’s Who Legal (2006 to 2017), Chambers (2009, 2011, 2014).
Latin American Firm of the Year – Chambers (2009, 2010, 2013)
Brazil Client Service Firm of the Year – Chambers (2017).
The firm has more individual lawyer recommendations than any other Brazilian firm in the leading legal guides.
São Paulo office
Tel: +55 11 3247 8400
Fax: +55 11 3247 8600
Rio de Janeiro Office
Tel: +55 21 2506 1600
Fax: +55 21 2506 1660
Tel: +55 61 3312 9400
Fax: +55 61 3312 9444
Palo Alto, Silicon Valley office
228 Hamilton Avenue, 3rd floor, Palo Alto, California
T.: 1 650-798-5068