Founded in 2006 as a result of a merger of three firms formed in the 1990s, Fialho Salles Advogados is a law firm focused on providing intelligent legal solutions to Brazilian and foreign clients, particularly with respect to legal matters that require substantial expertise and multidisciplinary knowledge.
The firm’s philosophy is to always properly understand the business of its clients, so that its lawyers can offer and implement the most effective legal solutions.
The firm’s talented professionals have graduated from renowned universities in Brazil and abroad and have solid academic backgrounds not only in their areas of legal expertise, but also in complementary fields of knowledge, such as accountancy, economics, business administration and international relations. A transparent and detailed career path incentivises the continued development of each professional.
All of the Fialho Salles’ activities are guided by the firm’s strong commitment to its values: constant pursuit of excellence; ethical relationship with clients, competitors and stakeholders; meritocracy; collaboration; and discretion.
Main areas of practice
Fialho Salles has a broad range of practice areas, which enable the firm to assist clients in any business sectors in Brazil. The firm’s teams work in collaboration to provide comprehensive advice and efficient solutions, as appropriate for the business needs of each client.
The firm’s main areas of expertise are:
- Administrative Law / Public Procurement
- Capital Markets
- Compliance and Anticorruption
- Competition and Antitrust
- Commercial and Financial Transactions
- Corporate Law
- Dispute Resolution
- Infrastructure / Projects
- Intellectual Property
- International Trade
- Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
- Private Equity
The firm has substantial experience advising both national and foreign clients on matters involving all the above areas of practice under Brazilian law, including domestic and cross-border transactions. Many team members have legal training and professional experience in leading global law firms in the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries, with which the firm has developed important strategic relationships.
The firm has a very diversified portfolio of clients, ranging from large listed companies to mid-market players and start-ups, in virtually all sectors of the economy, including agriculture, automotive, banking, biotechnology, engineering and construction, energy, health services, media and marketing, mining, nanotechnology, oil and gas, private equity, retail, sanitation, software, steel, logistics and others.
Awards and recognitions
Fialho Salles’ strong commitment to excellence in every aspect of the services it delivers to its clients has resulted in awards and recognitions by various international rankings. Aside from Latin Lawyer 250, they include, Chambers and Partners (Global and Latin America, Band 1 for corporate/commercial services in Southeast Brazil), The Legal 500, Leaders League, IP Stars, WTR 1000, among others.
Rua Olimpíadas, 242
8º andar, conj. 82
Tel: +55 11 4064 7001
Avenida Getúlio Vargas, 447
6º, 7º e 8º andares
Tel: +55 31 4501 7797