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Data Protection - Law Firms - Brazil - 2020 Rankings

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  • Raphael de Cunto, André Giacchetta, Larissa Galimberti, Ciro Torres Freitas, José Mauro Decoussau Machado
  • Marcela Ejnisman, Bruna Borghi Tomé, Carla Do Couto Hellu Battilana, Patrícia Helena Marta Martins
  • Marcelo Crespo, Patricia Peck Pinheiro, Márcio Mello Chaves
Seasoned Data Protection Counsel

Alexandre Atheniense Advogados


Alexandre Atheniense



Track record: Compact data protection and technology boutique recognized for the long-standing expertise of its founding partner in digital law. Well-equipped to advise on data protection and privacy mandates such the reviewing of internal policies, risk mitigation and the drafting of both GDPR and LGPD compliance programs. Also noted for its valuable knowledge of information security, e-commerce regulations and cybercrimes issues.
Team & differentiation: With offices in Belo Horizonte, Brasília and São Paulo, the firm is captained by founding partner Alexandre Atheniense, who has built up over three decades of experience in the legal market. Mr. Atheniense stands out as a pioneer in the field of IT law and is an expert on cases involving software, digital media and electronic evidence.
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Data Protection Know-How

Campos Mello Advogados


Paula Mena Barreto



Track record: Compact practice within a full-service player frequently advising multinationals from the technology, media, automotive and energy sectors on the full range of data protection issues. Particularly valued for its experience providing in-depth consultancy on the Brazilian regulatory landscape, privacy policies, due diligences, data breach scenarios and transfer of technology agreements.
Team & differentiation: Totaling three attorneys, this tight-knit department is led by well-known IP practitioner, Paula Mena Barreto. Ms. Barreto regularly advises leading domestic and foreign companies on data protection aspects related to their consumer, labor and marketing activities. The firm’s cooperation agreement with global powerhouse DLA Piper provides clients with an edge for international mandates.
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Cutting-Edge Data Advisors

Palhares Advogados


Felipe Palhares



Track record: Highly specialized data protection and privacy boutique which stands out for its cutting-edge expertise advising major international companies from the technology, aviation and manufacturing sectors on complex LGPD and GDPR compliance projects. Additionally sought out by premier British law firms for consultancy on Brazil’s regulatory landscape.
Team & differentiation: Founded in 2018 and with offices in São Paulo and Joinville, this flourishing outfit consists of six attorneys all of whom are fully geared towards data protection matters. The firm is led by founding partner and pioneering data expert Felipe Palhares who is qualified to practice both in Brazil and New York and holds a Data Protection Officer certification from Maastricht University.
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Here is our 2020 ranking of the best Brazilian Law Firms in Data Protection. 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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