Felsberg Advogados is a full-service law firm celebrating 50 years in practice this year.
Founded in 1970 by Thomas Felsberg, the firm has always had an innovative spirit at the core of everything it does. Long before we were recognised as pioneers in judicial restructuring, we were one of the first firms to advise on aviation financing and contribute to the development of project finance and venture capital in Brazil.
Our core practices include corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, project development and financing, insolvency, general commercial litigation and arbitration, tax advisory and litigation, labour advisory and litigation, environment, public and regulatory, and real estate. More recently, we inaugurated new practice areas such as fashion law, innovation and start-ups, intellectual property, life sciences, antitrust, compliance and white-collar crime. We also anticipated future demands with a new data protection and technology department and gaming law team.
Our lawyers have in-depth understanding of different legal cultures and regulatory environments in other countries. Many are fluent in several languages with prior experience in international firms and some are qualified to practice law in Brazil as well as abroad. To support the cross-border work that we do, our China and German Desks provide specialised expertise and skills. Our China Desk is led by Ambassador Sergio Amaral, president emeritus of the Brazil-China Business Council and former Ambassador of Brazil to the United States, the United Kingdom and France.
As a firm, we focus on selecting and rewarding the best minds, regardless of gender, colour, social class, sexual or religious orientation. Among our partners, 50% are women. Among all our lawyers and staff, 57% are women. DiversiFeA, our Committee of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion comprising partners, other fee-earners and staff, promotes regular initiatives and events for the well-being of all members of the firm.
We are also committed to supporting social, cultural and educational projects. Among the projects we support are Vaga Lume (creating and maintaining libraries in the Amazon), Americas Amigas (fighting breast cancer among lower-income women in Brazil), APAQ (treatment of burns victims) and AB2L (for the creation of dialogue among law firms and tech companies). Our fashion law team devotes pro bono hours to two institutes in the fashion industry: Fashion Revolution (uniting the fashion industry in the way clothes are sourced, produced and consumed) and Instituto Alinha (connecting small workshops with designers and brands at fair prices and deadlines).
Our broad and all-encompassing vision enables us as a team to meet the current and future legal requirements of all our clients, from the biggest corporate groups to the freshest of start-ups.
Both eyes on the present with the future in sight.Avenida Cidade Jardim
803 – 5th floor
Tel: +55 11 3141-9100Praça Floriano 19
Rio de Janeiro 20031-050 Brazil
Tel: +55 21 2156 7500SHS Qd. 06 Complexo Brasil
21 Bloco E - Salas 1508/1509
Asa Sul Brasília 70322-915 Brazil
Tel: +55 61 3039 8490