Locations: São Paulo
Analysis: Abe Giovanini is the result of the 2019 integration of transactional firm Abe, Rocha Neto, Taparelli e Garcez Advogados and private wealth boutique Giovanini Filho Advogados. Corporate, tax, litigation and wealth planning are key practice areas here, while the team also handles arbitration, labour and real estate law matters. The firm recently boosted its tax and litigation capabilities with the hires of Juliana Cardoso, who joined from EY and Rafael Pezeta, who came from a local law firm. Clients have noted the confidence in the quality of the professionals, the agility of services and the clear, transparent and precise communication. Notably, the firm has a Japan desk, which has attracted a growing share of work from Asia and clients such as NYK Line, Fujitsu General, Mitsui Group, Marubeni, Honda and Sony. The Kurita family, owners of food producer Hikari, is a past client. Among other recent work, the firm advised online pet retailer DogHero on its merger with counterpart Petlove.
Featured work areas and key partners
Corporate and M&A: Marcos Seiiti Abe
Tax: Renato Giovanini Filho, Juliana Cardoso
Labour: Fernanda Garcez Lopes Cunha
Litigation: Rafael Pezeta