Founded in 1942, 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.
With 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 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 (Globalisation, Lawyers and Emerging Economies) programme and Thomson Reuters and Samsung's legal technology innovation research projects.
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 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 obtain ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for its information security management system; 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 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.
- Chambers Latin America Awards: Brazil Client Service Firm of the Year (2017)
- Latin Finance: Brazil Firm of the Year (2018, 2017 and 2016)
- IFLR Americas Awards: South American Firm of the year (2018), and National Firm of the Year: Brazil (2018 and 2016)
- Chambers and 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).
Pinheiro Neto is recognised among Latin America’s most renowned firms in Latin Lawyer Elite 2018. The firm has more individual lawyer recommendations than any other Brazilian firm in Chambers and Partners Latin America 2019, IFLR1000 2018 and The Legal 500 Latin America 2018.
São Paulo office
Rua Hungria, 1100
Tel: +55 11 3247 8400
Fax: +55 11 3247 8600
Rio de Janeiro Office
Rua Humaitá, 275 - 16º andar.
Tel: +55 21 2506 1600
Fax: +55 21 2506 1660
SAFS, Qd. 2, Bloco B
Ed. Via Office 3º andar
Tel: +55 61 3312 9400
Fax: +55 61 3312 9444