Pinheiro Neto Advogados is a Brazilian, independent and full-service firm specialising in multi-disciplinary deals, and was the first Brazilian law firm to specialise in corporate clients. For more than 75 years, the firm has translated the Brazilian legal environment for the benefit of local and foreign clients.
With clients in almost 80 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 over the years, and is widely hailed as a beacon of the Brazilian legal market. Also, Pinheiro Neto is an affiliate of Stanford Law School’s Program in Law, Science & Technology (LST), which supports cutting-edge research, teaching and programme development.
To remain as a valued strategic partner for 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. Pinheiro Neto encourages its attorneys to pursue international associate programmes and postgraduate studies (LLM, etc) abroad. In addition, the firm’s lawyers can tap into the largest and most complete private legal library in Brazil.
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 (GIFE); 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.
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.
* Chambers Latin America Awards: Brazil Client Service Firm of the Year (2019)
* 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 2019. The firm has more individual lawyer recommendations than any other Brazilian firm in Chambers Latin America 2020, and The Legal 500 Latin America 2019.São Paulo office
Rua Hungria, 1100
Tel: +55 11 3247 8400
Fax: +55 11 3247 8600Rio de Janeiro Office
Rua Humaitá, 275 - 16º andar
Tel: +55 21 2506 1600
Fax: +55 21 2506 1660Brasília office
SAFS, Qd. 2, Bloco B
Ed. Via Office 3º andar
Tel: +55 61 3312 9400
Fax: +55 61 3312 9444Palo Alto
Silicon Valley office
228 Hamilton Avenue, 3rd floor
Palo Alto California
Tel: +1 650 798 5068Japan
Chiyoda-ku - 21st floor
Tel: +81 3 3216 7191