Lobo de Rizzo Advogados has consolidated a reputation as a full-service, one-stop-shop for clients in need of high-quality advice. With a bold and ongoing expansion plan in place, this firm is well on its way to gaining the critical mass it needs to keep a place in this competitive market.
Transactional practices remain the strong suit of this group. The firm has added to these popular areas with several promotions in recent months. In 2021 alone, it rewarded seven of its lawyers with promotions to its partnership, bolstering its banking, equity capital markets, disputes, M&A, tax and compliance practice areas. Notably, of those appointments, three are women, meaning that the firm maintains a diverse senior rank.
Lobo de Rizzo kept its dynamic growth strategy of cherry-picking talent from rivals along with recent promotion rounds. It boosted its infrastructure practice group by hiring a partner from a local outfit and added firepower to the capital markets team with a hire of a partner from Pinheiro Guimarães.
This rapid increase in headcount is thanks in part to the firm’s lockstep compensation system, which it maintains is a powerful tool for attracting senior talent. Lobo de Rizzo has crafted modern internal governance systems that align the objectives of lawyers across the firm and encourage a more collaborative working style. This firm has implemented a pure lock-step remuneration model, a broader evaluation system for partners and policies aimed at encouraging higher levels of associate satisfaction and a better work-life balance.
Managing partner Rodrigo Teixeira is tasked with preserving the personalised quality of the firm’s services, which is one reason it is turning down high-volume, commoditised work to immerse itself in clients’ most strategic deals.
The firm is based in São Paulo and has an office in Rio de Janeiro.