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Baptista Luz Advogados: Technology Law Extraordinaires
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Baptista Luz Advogados

Leader(s)

Luis Felipe Baptista Luz, Pedro Ramos and Renato Leite

Since

2004

Track record : Renowned for its expertise advising leading startups and technology companies on every stage of strategic contractual, regulatory and data privacy issues, heavyweights such as 99, Facebook and Movile rely on the firm due to its in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of Brazilian technology and data protection legislation.
Differentiation : São Paulo based, the team has some 40 lawyers, geared towards technology and data protection law. Over 70% hold a postdoctoral degree and regularly author white-papers on tech-related issues. In 2017, the firm launched ‘Espaço Startup’, a digital platform to give emerging businesses and entrepreneurs legal guidance.
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Barreto Veiga e Advogados: At the Forefront of Technology Legislation
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BVA - Barreto Veiga & Advogados

Leader(s)

Felipe Barreto Veiga and Danniel Barbosa Rodrigues

Since

2015

Track record : Recently established boutique specializing in startups, technology and copyright law. Actively represents e-commerce, pharmaceutical and telecommunications players in data privacy, sector-related acquisitions and contractual mandates. Well-equipped to handle the legal side of setting up, developing and launching startups in the Brazilian ecosystem.
Differentiation : Consisting of seven professionals, this São Paulo-based team is captained by partners Felipe Barreto Veiga and Danniel Rodrigues both of whom have close ties with the startup and innovation scene. The group is relied upon for the quality of its legal advice by both seasoned and innovative names such as Goldman Sachs, Eventbrite and VTEX.
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Felsberg Advogados: At the Heart of Innovation
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Felsberg Advogados

Leader(s)

Evy Marques

Since

2004

Track record : Highly active team capably assisting both startups and emerging innovators with business structuring, tax planning, funding and day to day legal matters. Significant experience counselling fintechs, healthtechs, agritechs and legaltechs on regulatory issues, incentives and market consolidation. Additionally noted for its comprehensive knowledge of fashion law.
Differentiation : Felsberg’s venture capital and innovation practice is captained by partner Evy Marques, known for her strong background in M&A and commercial contracts. She leads a team of ten associates specialized in areas such as intellectual property, tax and corporate law. The group has close relationships with the Brazilian Association of Startups and the Smart City Institute.
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L.O. Baptista Advogados: From Startups to Catwalks
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L.O. Baptista Advogados

Leader(s)

Esther Jerussalmy Cunha, Renata Castro Veloso and André Mendes Espírito Santo

Since

1938

Track record : Significant experience catering to startups and social impact ventures from a range of industries such as finance, energy and agribusiness. Valued by innovators for its counsel on structuring new businesses, contractual mandates, intellectual property and dispute resolution. Additional strength representing fashion heavyweights such as Hugo Boss on all issues related to IP violations.
Differentiation : The startups & innovation team is led by partners Esther Jerussalmy and Renata Veloso whilst the fashion law group is headed by partner André Mendes Espírito Santo. Both practices benefit from the firm’s complementary expertise in tax, dispute resolution, international trade and corporate law.
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Here is our 2018 ranking of the best Brazilian Law Firms in Startups & Innovation. This ranking was created after a year-long investigation: our teams took into consideration data from multiple sources: peer and client recommendation, growth, importance of the different cases... This ranking is intended as a decision-making tool for leaders and is available online in five languages.

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