Firm Profile

Dias Carneiro Advogados


Trusted mid-sized firm with international outlook

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 2002

Partners: 21

Lawyers: 56

Work areas

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

With more than two decades in the market, Dias Carneiro Advogados has won a name for itself as an ambitious multidisciplinary firm. Highly qualified and skilled partners distinguish the outfit in this market and win it a place in some of Brazil’s most significant transactions.

Its work on corporate and infrastructure mandates is impressive, with a lengthy list of affluent investors turning to Dias Carneiro for cross-border financing and project work. The non-transactional practice areas – namely tax and labour – are also well staffed, while its dedicated venture capital practice has capitalised on activity in Brazil’s start-up and fintech sectors.

Dias Carneiro is now a truly full-service firm and does not rest on its laurels, inaugurating new practice areas frequently to better serve its clients. In 2022 alone, the group launched private wealth and insurance practices, hiring partners from local practices to lead the two new groups.

Elsewhere, its data protection and technology practice is growing too, with major companies in the sports, entertainment and gaming industries on its client roster. The outfit’s lawyers are well versed in the legal complexities of the new Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD). The outfit has built up a disputes offering, with cases often arising from its stream of restructuring and insolvency work.

Dias Carneiro is committed to being a diverse, inclusive workplace. Its diversity committee holds roundtable discussions to raise any doubts or propose new initiatives. The firm also participates in pro bono initiatives and United Nations programmes that combat racial, gender and sexual discrimination, among others.

The outfit has a blended model of lockstep and performance-based compensation, and committees are held for associates to discuss options for career advancement and bonus opportunities. Dias Carneiro supports its lawyers in their legal education and funds LLM degrees in Brazil and abroad.

In 2023 Dias Carneiro mourned the passing of founding partner Henrique Dias Carneiro, who had led the outfit as managing partner between 2002 and 2010.

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