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Technology - Law Firms - Brazil - 2018 Rankings

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Licks Attorneys: A Litigation Juggernaut
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Licks Attorneys

Leader(s)

Otto Licks, Carlos Aboim, Rodrigo Maior, Eduardo Hallak, Liliane Roriz, Felipe Mesquita

Since

2011

Track record : Admired for its excellent track record representing multinational pharmaceutical, medical devices and technology companies in high-stakes IP disputes before and against the BPTO, Anvisa and Anatel. Also recognized for its premier experience in the life sciences sector as well as the food and drug industry. Major clients include heavyweights such as Merck, Novartis and Sanofi.
Differentiation : With offices in Rio, São Paulo, Brasília and Tokyo, the team draws on the strength of its experienced litigators and in-house healthcare experts to maintain its impeccable success rate in regulatory disputes. The firm has both the largest food and drug litigation practice as well as the largest 229-C patent litigation group to be found in Brazil.
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Trench Rossi Watanabe: International Legal Excellence
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Trench Rossi Watanabe Advogados

Leader(s)

Flávia Rebello, Flavia Vasconcelos and Marcela Trigo

Since

1959

Track record : Practice group with an impressive track record advising Brazilian and international heavyweights from the pharmaceutical, technology and media sectors on patent prosecution, regulatory litigation and technology transfer agreements. Singled out for its strength in copyright law, trademark prosecution and licensing agreements.
Differentiation : Compact team at the heart of international legal giant Baker McKenzie led by partners Flávia Rebello, Flavia Vasconcelos and Marcela Trigo. The practice stands out for its valuable experience providing guidance to multinationals from the healthcare, e-commerce, luxury goods and cosmetics sectors.
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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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Kasznar Leonardos: A Household Name in IP Litigation
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Kasznar Leonardos - Intellectual Property

Leader(s)

Elisabeth Kaznar and Gabriel Leonardos

Since

1919

Track record : Front-running IP outfit Kasznar Leonardos stands out for its ability to handle all kinds of sectoral disputes such as infringement suits, anti-counterfeiting mandates and cancellation actions. Highly regarded for its knowledge of internet, technology and data protection legislation as well as the strength of its life sciences practice.
Differentiation : Captained by widely admired market figures – such as Elisabeth Kasznar and Gabriel Leonardos – the practice consists of nearly 90 legal professionals who are either based in Rio, São Paulo or Porto Alegre. Professionals within the team draw on their vast international experience to advise major multinationals on the full range of IP issues.
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Montaury Pimenta, Machado e Vieira de Mello: Relied Upon by the Best
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Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello

Leader(s)

Eduardo Machado, Luiz Edgard Montaury Pimenta, Ricardo P. Vieira de Mello, Roberto P. Vieira de Mello

Since

1929

Track record : Well known by American, French and German multinationals doing business in Brazil, the firm is frequently sought out for its expert handling of patent litigation, trademark prosecution and enforcement mandates. Major clients include leading names such as Bayer, Uber and WeWork. Also recognized for its knowledge of software and copyright issues.
Differentiation : Montaury Pimenta, Machado & Vieira de Mello has offices in both Rio and São Paulo and counts on a group of 45 lawyers and engineers to represent its colours in the Brazilian IP market. The team’s in-house philosophy focuses on fostering long-term business relationships and working closely with clients.
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Bhering Advogados: Forty Years Advising International Giants
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Bhering Advogados

Leader(s)

Philippe Bhering and Pedro Bhering

Since

1978

Track record : Excellent record in strategic patent and trademark litigation, technology transfer agreements and anti-counterfeiting operations. Valued by clients such as Warner Bros., FIFA and Facebook for its advice on the full range of IP law including patents, copyrights and licensing agreements. Also noted for its expertise in complex data protection mandates.
Differentiation : Eight partners lead a team of nearly 50 legal professionals in a range of complex IP matters. The practice group’s highly international background makes it well-equipped to frequently counsel leading American, German and French clients in challenging cases. Offices are in Rio, São Paulo and Curitiba.
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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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Here is our 2018 ranking of the best Brazilian Law Firms in Technology, digital services, digital law e cyber law. 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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