Mundie e Advogados fields a market-leading telecoms department, where its specialist lawyers’ exceptional performance is a true tour de force that sets it apart from other firms listed for expertise here. Its talent may be a showstopper, but that finesse is strongly complemented by capabilities in other departments. Its offerings in energy, tax, data protection corporate and M&A all merit a standalone mention too. The firm has undergone rigorous modernisation in recent years, in keeping with the evolving telecoms and digital media industries in Brazil.
When 2020 brought a global pandemic along with it, a greater demand for efficient telecoms and fast broadband skyrocketed with huge swathes of the population now working from home. Mundie e Advogados has tracked those changes closely after Brazil’s telecoms regulator ANATEL pledged to make telecoms services more widely available to everyone back in March 2020. As 2021 throttles ahead, there are more changes on the horizon, as Brazil ushers in its phased open banking system. The new regulation inevitably brings telecoms and data work into the same fold, as it will allow millions of people to manage their finances across streamlined systems using mobile banking. Mundie has already been visible advising on related matters, it helped fintech Guiabolso win a US$4.2 billion settlement against Banco Bradesco. The hearing found that the Brazilian bank had unfairly prevented the fintech’s customers from accessing their accounts and managing their finances on Guiabolso’s financial management platform.
Industry-led telecoms and data expertise trickle down to five key areas of the firm: corporate, labour, tax, competition and litigation. This structure allows the firm to steer relevant transactions affecting the key sectors it specialises in.
For 2021, the firm has invested in new office space which aims to foster innovation, collaboration and the wellbeing of its employees. Its lawyers are rewarded with a compensation scheme based on productivity, while the firm also puts aside reserves to fund the legal education of several of its practitioners. Lawyers at the firm are attentive and valued highly for the quality of their legal expertise, while clients remark that the cost of its services correlates well to the level of expertise provided.
Mundie is based in São Paulo and has offices in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.