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Startups & Innovation - Law Firms - Brazil - 2019 Rankings

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  • Luis Felipe Baptista Luz, Pedro H. Ramos, Sérgio Cury Meirelles, Thomas Pfeferman, Diego Nabarro
  • Bruno Balduccini, José Mauro Decoussau Machado, Raphael de Cunto, André Giacchetta, Larissa Galimberti
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Felsberg Advogados: Excellent Startups and Innovation Counsel

Felsberg Advogados


Evy Marques, Marcela Rosolen and Júlia Ribeiro



Track record : Full-service firm noted for its exceptional track record catering to high-profile technology companies, startups and funds such as Rappi, Hulu and Monashees from the beginning to the end of project cycles. Particularly well-equipped to advise fintechs, healthtechs and agritechs on operational development and fund-raising mandates. Also noted for its experience in data protection and life sciences issues.
Differentiation : The firm’s innovation, startups and venture capital practice is captained by partner Evy Marques who capably leads a team of 10 associates specialized in issues such as artificial intelligence and digital regulation. Clients benefit from the firm’s strength in complementary areas such as corporate, labour and tax law.
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Ulhôa Canto Advogados: Big-Ticket Startup Advisors

Ulhôa Canto Advogados


Pedro Chueiri



Track record : Lean practice within a long-standing full-service firm respected for its transactional muscle advising on big-ticket venture capital, technology and startup deals. Valued for its experience advising on financing rounds, exit routes and the tax aspects of sector-related transactions. Recently served as co-counsel to Grin on its merger with Yellow which created Latin America’s largest electric scooter company.
Differentiation : This compact team of 10 attorneys is led by corporate and venture capital expert, Pedro Chueiri, who has built up over 15 years of experience assisting innovative companies and funds with high-value transactional mandates. Key departmental clients include 99, Quero Educação and Riverwood Capital. 
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Barreto Veiga e Advogados: Startup Specialists

BVA - Barreto Veiga & Advogados


Felipe Barreto Veiga and Danniel Barbosa Rodrigues



Track record : Avant-garde boutique singled out for its expertise in startups and technology legislation. Capably represents startups and innovative companies from the e-commerce, financial services and telecommunications sectors on fund-raising, 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 six 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 ecosystem. The group is relied upon by major names such as Goldman Sachs, Techstars and VTEX. Paula Swarc recently joined the firm as its new IP and digital law partner
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Here is our 2019 ranking of the best Brazilian Law Firms in Startups & Innovation. This ranking was created after a year-long investigation. Our team took into consideration data from multiple sources, such as peer and client recommendation, growth, and importance of different cases. This ranking intends to be a decision-making tool for leaders and is available online in five languages.

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