Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1663, 5th Floor
01452-001 Sao Paulo
Display phone number +55 11 2394-8900
Adriano Chaves
Bernadete De Figueiredo Dias
Martim Machado
Fernando Fabretti
René Gelman


CGM was founded in September 2014 by an experienced group of partners who had already worked together for more than two decades, and were joined by other partners coming from reputable law firms.  Despite its youth, the firm already enjoys strong client and market recognition and is acknowledged in important international publications and rankings. CGM focuses on solving its clients’ issues in a timely, efficient and business-oriented manner, with technical expertise and creativity.  The firm has a team of professionals who graduated from leading law schools in Brazil, many of whom have also obtained master degrees and other qualifications abroad, and have worked outside of Brazil.  CGM also has a tightknit network of partnerships, which allows it to provide services in Brazil and coordinate multijurisdictional projects in Latin America.

CGM’s team works at a very fast pace and has in-depth knowledge of the law and of the business of its clients.  The firm represents its clients very assertively, paying attention to every detail without losing sight of its clients’ goals.  CGM is keen on spotting issues but equally committed to addressing them.  The firm’s team eagerly pursues and develops tailor-made, practical and legally sound solutions to help clients do business and achieve their targets.  In addition, the long-term experience working with international clients results in the ability to explain the Brazilian legal system to foreigners in a very practical way and in being sensitive to the cultural differences of doing business in Brazil and elsewhere.


  • Administrative Law and Regulatory

  • Customs

  • Compliance

  • Competition / Antitrust

  • Consumer law

  • Corporate Governance

  • Civil, Labor and Tax Litigation

  • Commercial Contracts

  • Data Privacy

  • Trade law

  • Real Estate Law

  • Foreign Investment

  • Franchising

  • Financing

  • M&A and Joint-Ventures

  • Intellectual Property

  • Corporate Law

  • Labor and Employment

  • Tax Law

  • Life Sciences

  • Technology