Firm Profile

Araújo e Policastro Advogados


Dynamism tempered by tradition

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 1962

Partners: 9

Lawyers: 31

Work areas

This firm is highly recommended for services in the following work areas.

Araújo e Policastro Advogados is preceded by its leading reputation for reliable and in-depth legal knowledge. The firm benefits from successful corporate and tax disputes departments, while its administrative and labour groups have increasing visibility.

Several companies enlisted Araújo e Policastro Advogados in the restructuring of their businesses to preserve cash amid underlying market uncertainty during the global crisis. The group was busy helping companies renegotiate contracts and undergo mergers, which had the added caveat of taking place digitally rather than in person. Meanwhile, the firm’s active tax practice took on a host of consultancy work as emergency measures, and reduced tariffs to help tackle the financial pull of the pandemic. Its data protection, arbitration and litigation groups were also notably popular among clients last year. Araújo e Policastro Advogados boasts a distinguished and dedicated cartel team in its competition practice, providing antitrust advice and facilitating recovery from cartel-related damages.

Currently, the firm is gearing up for an expected increase in infrastructure and energy mandates. In 2022, it bolstered these areas by adding an independent practitioner to the team as a partner.

Araújo e Policastro Advogados proves popular with a string of clients for its dependability and depth of knowledge. After the pandemic ushered in an era of hybrid work arrangements, the firm’s lawyers were aptly equipped with innovative technology and a cloud storage system to facilitate a seamless transition. The firm maintains that the move to remote working has strengthened client relations through facilitating closer interactions between customers and the multitude of departments across the firm. Although Brazil’s economy, much like the other countries in the region, felt the financial strain of the pandemic, Araújo e Policastro Advogados has regulated its cash flow with countercyclical measures to preserve liquidity for periods of downturn.

Araújo e Policastro Advogados is far-sighted in its diversity policy and aims to eliminate any bias related to age, disability, sexuality, gender and various other factors by providing equal opportunities for advancement across the firm. The group stands out for having more female associates than men in the same role, and the partnership has gender parity with the new arrival in 2022, with five women and five men in the top rank.

Alliances & networks

In 2020, the firm strengthened its global presence by joining Dentons’ Nextlaw Referral Network.

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