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The Best Lawyers in Brazil™ 2022

The results include an elite field of top lawyers and firms.

The Best Lawyers in Brazil™ 2022
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December 2, 2021 06:05 AM

For 40 years, Best Lawyers has highlighted the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession; we offer completely unbiased legal referrals from the best attorneys in the world.

Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

2022 marks the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Brazil, honoring the professional excellence of 2157 lawyers in 62 practice areas.

Best Lawyers is pleased to celebrate 91 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients across Brazil as well. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

Brazil Inline Stats

Publication Statistics

Here are highlights from the 2022 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Brazil:

  • 2157 Lawyers Recognized
  • 62 Practice Areas
  • 91 "Lawyer of the Year" awards
  • 18 "Law Firm of the Year" awards
  • 16 Metropolitan Areas

Top metro area:

São Paulo is the metro with the most listed lawyers.

Top 10 practice areas by number of recognized lawyers:

  • Corporate and M&A Law
  • Tax Law
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Labor and Employment Law

Top 10 most searched practice areas in Brazil in 2021 on bestlawyers.com:

  • Tax Law
  • Corporate and M&A Law
  • Litigation
  • Administrative Law
  • Competition / Antitrust Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Corporate Criminal Law

Law Firm of the Year

“Law Firm of the Year” awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide. Awards are determined based on a handful of factors including lawyer feedback, the number of lawyers included in Best Lawyers for that firm and practice area, the number of office locations a firm has, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards, materials submitted by firms, and the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

The 2022 “Law Firm of the Year” recipients in Brazil are:

Barbosa Müssnich Aragão - Arbitration and Mediation, Competition / Antitrust Law
Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados - Corporate and M&A Law, Project Finance and Development Practice
Felsberg Advogados - Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Gusmão & Labrunie - Intellectual Property Law
Gustavo Padilha Advogados - Real Estate Law
Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados - Administrative Law, Banking and Finance Law
Mannrich e Vasconcelos Advogados - Labor and Employment Law
Mariz de Oliveira e Siqueira Campos Advogados - Tax Law
Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados - Insurance Law
Mundie Advogados - Technology Law
Pinheiro Guimarães - Advogados - Capital Markets Law
Pinheiro Neto Advogados - Litigation
TozziniFreire Advogados - Environmental Law
Veirano Advogados - Corporate Criminal Law, Natural Resources Law

Interested in seeing Best Lawyers honorees in Brazil? Use our Find a Lawyer tool to search by location and specialty.

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