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Our law firm understands that companies, investors, entrepreneurs and businessmen are interested in engaging in new business opportunities.

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We know you need to structure your daily operations and investments effectively and safely.

Protect your interests

Disputes are natural to those who invest and generate jobs. Protecting and pursuing your interests is our role.

The Firm

Since 2009, our firm has been providing excellent services to our domestic and foreign clients in tax, corporate, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate and tax reorganization, wealth management, capital market, strategic litigation in civil, labor and corporate matters, as well as arbitration, mediation and legal advice on corporate and business issues.

Through all these years of practice and recognition of our clients, we confirm our calling: to dedicate all our time to our clients. We are a transparent firm committed to the fiduciary duties assigned to us, as well as to the best interests of our clients and their shareholders.

Gaudêncio is an interdisciplinary law firm, and knows exactly its role towards its clients and society, including maintaining the practice of pro bono services.

Pratices

Tax

  • Tax Advisory
  • Tax structuring for investments in Brazil and abroad
  • Tax Administrative Disputes
  • Tax Litigation
  • Tax Planning and Government Relations

Corporate

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate reorganizations and restructurings
  • Structure of investments in Brazil and abroad
  • Corporate documents
  • Corporate governance
  • Compliance

Wealth Planning (Private Clients)

  • Asset, tax and succession restructuring
  • Organization of business associations in Brazil and abroad
  • Direct and indirect investments in Brazil and abroad
  • Prenuptial agreements, Postnuptial agreements and Wills

Litigation and Arbitration

  • Strategic Litigation
  • Operational Litigation
  • Multi-jurisdictional Litigation
  • Arbitration and mediation of commercial and corporate contracts

Civil

  • Contracts and obligations
  • Civil liability
  • Corporate disputes
  • Family and successions

Labor

  • Legal advice in matters related to the employment contract, its duration, working hours, rest periods, additional, paying system, as well as in union negotiations and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Labor administrative disputes
  • Labor litigation

Capital market

  • IPO and Delisting
  • Securitization
  • Structured Finance
  • Funds & Investment Management

Pro bono

Our firm is committed to society, so we devote several hours to pro bono activities. Our lawyers also hold meetings to discuss basic rights of disadvantaged groups for free. Contact us and make sure that the nonprofit in which you participate, you or your small/early stage business, meets the criteria of our pro bono policy.

Lawyers

Experience:

Samuel’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, participating in a number of domestic and international M&A operations. As a tax specialist, Samuel participated in relevant defenses before the Board of Tax Appeals of the Brazilian Internal Revenue Service, as well as corporate and tax restructuring. Samuel also has extensive experience in wealth planning, mainly in post-M&A asset structuring (sell side) for private clients. Gaudêncio represents the interests of his clients on boards of directors, as well as acts as legal representative in Brazil of international clients.

Education:

Master of Laws, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago;

Doctor of Laws in Tax Law, Universidade de São Paulo;

Master of Laws in Tax Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo;

Executive Education in Mergers and Acquisitions, University of Chicago Booth School of Business. 

Publications:

Author of the book Taxation of Securities and co-author of the book Mergers and Acquisitions: Legal Practice at M&A, published by IOB Sage do Brasil and LumenJuris, and co-authored several collective works on tax and corporate law.

Languages:

English (fluent)
Spanish (fluent)
French (fluent)
Italian (fluent)
Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo and Paraíba

scg@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Cassiano’s practice focuses on Labor, Real property, Contracts and Torts, notably as a litigator, having served as a temporary judge in Labor Court. He represents for a number of industry-leading clients in the chemical, pulp and paper industry, the printing industry, security and computer service providers, as well as in the banking and banking providers.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Universidade de São Paulo

Languages:

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo

cdb@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Fernando’s practice focuses on corporate law and contracts.

Education:

Specialist in Corporate Contracts, Faculdade de Direito da Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina

Languages:

English (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo

fwo@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Renato’s practice focuses on Capital Markets, Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Law. Renato studied extension in Regulation of Financial and Capital Markets from the São Paulo Law School of FGV. He participated in the International Commercial Law Seminar (2008), coordinated by the University of California – Davis (USA) and the University of Cologne (Germany), in cooperation with the German Arbitration Institute – DIS, the Arbitration Documentation and Information Center. – ADIC and the German Bar Association – DAV.

Renato teaches in extension and postgraduate courses of renowned educational institutions. He was a member of the Council of Taxes and Fines of the Municipality of São Bernardo do Campo, State of São Paulo (2010-2015) and is a member of the Fifth Disciplinary Panel of the Brazilian Bar Association’s Ethics and Disciplinary Court. Sao Paulo.

Renato previously served as a legal manager for international trading companies and as an ad hoc lawyer for an international financial institution.

Education:

Specialist in Business Administration, Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV/CEAG.

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo

Languages:

English (fluent)
Spanish (fluent)
French (fluent)
Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo

rjp@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Glauce’s practice focuses on in labor relations, providing legal advice to various companies, including audit for diagnosis and prevention of labor liabilities, including the area of health and safety at work. Glauce has outstanding experience in mediation and individual and collective negotiation in Labor Law. Professor of Labor Law at Centro Universitário de João Pessoa (UNIPÊ); Former Labor Auditor; Former Regional Delegate of Labor in Paraíba; Former Coordinator of Mediation and Collective Bargaining at the Paraíba Regional Labor Office; She was Deputy Director of the Paraíba Bar Association School for attorneys, State Counselor of the Bar Association of Paraíba and Chairman of the Women’s Lawyer Commission of the Bar Association of Paraíba, as well as Advisory Member of the Special Committee of Women’s Lawyer of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association.

Education:

Master of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Pernambuco

Specialist in Administrative Law, Universidade de Brasília

Specialist in Labor Law, Centro Universitário de João Pessoa

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Publications:

Glauce is also co-author of several collective articles and books in Labor Law.

Languages:

French (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – Paraíba

mgg@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Patrícia’s practice focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, corporate and tax restructuring, reorganization proceedings, complex litigation and arbitration.

Education:

Master of Laws, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago

Master of Laws in Corporate Law, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Specialist in Business Administration, Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais – IBMEC/MG

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Languages:

English (fluent)

Spanish (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo and Minas Gerais

United States – New York

pcb@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Otávio’s practice focuses on Tax Law, Corporate Law and Contracts. Otávio has solid experience with state and federal special regimes. He also has extensive experience with public agencies, especially before the Brazilian Regulatory Agency of Aviation (ANAC), Brazilian Food and Drug Association (ANVISA), Brazilian Counsel of Finance Policy – CONFAZ, Federal Police, Brazilian Air Force (IFI), Treasury Departments and City Halls of major Brazilian cities.

Education:

Specialist in Tax Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

Specialist in Labor Law and Labor Litigation, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie de São Paulo

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Paulista, campus Bauru/SP

Languages:

English (fluent)

Spanish (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo

osc@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Rodrigo’s practice focuses on tax law, transactional and litigation, especially in matters related to tax planning, estate and succession planning, real estate taxation, financial and capital markets taxation, and international operations. Professor of Tax Law. Member of the Municipal Tax Council – CMT in São Paulo. Member of the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law – IBDT.

Education:

Master of Laws in Economic, Finance and Tax Law, Universidade de São Paulo

Specialist in Corporate Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, FGV/SP

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo

Languages:

English (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo

rdf@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Rodrigo’s practice focuses on tax law, transactional and litigation, especially in matters related to direct and indirect taxation. Rodrigo had a solid experience as in-house counsel of a large airline company. Former Vice-President Judge 12th Chamber of the São Paulo Tax Court – TIT / SP.

Education:

Master of Laws in Economic, Finance and Tax Law, Universidade de São Paulo

Specialist in Tax Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

Specialist in Corporate Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, FGV/SP

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie de São Paulo

Languages:

English (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo

rlv@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Eduardo’s practice focuses on Real property, Contracts, Product Liability and Torts, notably as a litigator, and also providing legal advice.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas

Languages:

Italian (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

ejc@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Daisy’s practice focuses on Labor Law, notably as a litigator, and also providing legal advice.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Paulista

Languages:

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo

dac@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Renata’s practice focuses on Labor Law, notably as a litigator, and also providing legal advice.

Education:

Specialist in Labor Law and Labor Litigation, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie de São Paulo

Bachelor of Laws, Centro Universitário Fieo – UNIFIEO

Languages:

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo

rtr@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Lais’ practice focuses on Labor Law, notably as a litigator, and also providing legal advice.

Education:

Specialist in Corporate Law and Business, Universidade do Vale do Itajaí/SC

Bachelor of Laws, Faculdade CESUSC – Complexo de Ensino Superior de Santa Catarina

Languages:

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo

lab@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

João’s practice focuses on Real property, Contracts, Product Liability and Torts, notably as a litigator, and also providing legal advice.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Centro Universitário de João Pessoa.

Languages:

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – Paraíba

jvn@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Larissa’s practice focuses on labor law, with extensive experience in preventive consulting for large companies and in highly complex litigation. She also has experience in banking, torts and contracts.

Education:

Specialist in Labor Law, Centro Universitário de João Pessoa

Bachelor of Laws, Centro Universitário de João Pessoa

Languages:

English (fluent)

Spanish (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – Paraíba

lcn@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Eduardo’s practice focuses on tax and compliance. Eduardo is a professor at Instituto de Ensino Superior da Paraíba (IESP) and Faculdades Integradas de Patos (FIP) and has taught at Faculdade de Direito Milton Campos.

Education:

Master of Laws in Corporate Law, Faculdade de Direito Milton Campos

Specialist in Tax Law, Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários – IBET

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Publications:

Eduardo is also co-author of several collective articles and books.

Languages:

English (fluent)

Spanish (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – Paraíba

esf@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

Cinthia’s practice focuses on Labor Law, notably as a litigator, and also providing legal advice. Participated in the studies of Law 13,467/2017 (Labor Reform), with the Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Section, as well as in a training course in mediation and conciliation of the São Paulo State School of Magistracy.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Paulista

Languages:

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo

csa@gaudencioadvogados.com

Experience:

André’s practice focuses on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, tax, contracts, complex litigation and arbitration.

Education:

LL.C in Corporate Law – Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa – INSPER

Specialist in Contract Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina

Languages:

English (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo

alm@gaudencioadvogados.com

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São Paulo

Avenida Magalhães de Castro, 4800,
1º andar, Torre Capital Building.
05676-120

Unidade Avenida Paulista

Avenida Paulista, 1079
8º andar.
01310-200

Chicago

200 West Madison Street, suite 2100.
Chicago, IL 60611 – USA

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Avenida Júlia Freire, 1200, Salas 801, 802 e 803.
58041-000