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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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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 markets/debt and financing, contracts and real estate transactions, 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
  • Partners’ Agreements
  • Representation in General Meetings
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate documents
  • Compliance
  • Banking

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
  • Immigration

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
  • Real Estate Law

Contracts

  • Real estate rental agreements
  • Real estate and assets purchase and sale agreements
  • Complex commercial agreements
  • Franchise agreements

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 markets/Debt and Financing

  • IPO and Delisting
  • Securitization
  • Structured banking or capital markets financing, in the local and international markets, and debt restructuring (for example debentures and promissory notes)
  • Funds & Investment Management and Incorporation
  • Consultancy regarding the Financial and Capital Markets regulation

Consumer

  • Adequacy of client-consumer relationship
  • Due diligence
  • Execution of agreements for adjustment of conducts (TACs/CACs)
  • Consumer proceedings before regulatory agencies and lawsuits

Media, Technology and Intellectual Property

  • Consultancy to venture capital funds and startups
  • Registration of new medias, trademarks, patents, copyrights
  • Assignment and registration of trademarks, software licensing, cloud computing services and transfer of know how agreements

Pro bono

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

Lawyers

Practice Areas:

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A); Tax Law; Wealth Planning; Corporate Law; Capital Markets and Investment Funds.

Samuel’s practice focuses on Mergers and Acquisitions, participating in a number of important domestic and international M&A deals. As a tax specialist, Samuel leaded relevant defenses before the Board of Tax Appeals of the Brazilian Internal Revenue Service, as well as several corporate and tax restructurings. Samuel also has extensive experience in Wealth Planning, mainly in post-M&A 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. Samuel is a member of the John Henry Wigmore Alumni Club of the Northwestern University.

Education:

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

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 (M&A), University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL, US.

Publications:

Author of the book “Taxation of Securities” and co-author of the book “Mergers and Acquisitions: Legal Practice of 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

Practice Areas:

Labor Law; Civil Law; Litigation and Arbitration; Real Estate Law.

Having served as a temporary judge in Labor Courts, Cassiano assists a number of industry-leading clients in the chemical, pulp and paper, printing, security industries and computer service providers, as well as in the banking sector.

For the last years of 2017 and 2019, Cassiano has been indicated by the ranking “Análise Advocacia 500” as one of the most admired lawyers in Labor Law in Brazil.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo;

Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Universidade de São Paulo.

Language:

Portuguese (native)

English (fluent)

Bar Admission:

Brazil – São Paulo

cdb@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Areas:

Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A); Wealth Planning; Contracts; Capital Markets and Investment Funds.

Flávia has significant passages as partner of the M&A and Corporate Law and Corporate Governance areas in big law firms in Brazil and in the United States, and acted as the General Counsel of Abril Group, with businesses and investments in diversified sectors in Brazil and in the United States. Flávia has solid and widely recognized experience in her practice areas, being responsible for leading several important and well known Brazilian and international M&A, Capital Markets and restructuring of debt transactions, and additionally, has been advising her clients with their wealth planning.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws by Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo;

Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at the University of Chicago, IL, US;

Post graduation degree in Finance by Saint Paul Escola de Negócios;

Post graduation degree at IBGC (Instituto Brasileiro de Governança Corporativa);

Co-founder of the ONG WILL (Women in Leadership in Latin America);

Member of the Corporate Governance Committee of ADFAS (Associação de Direito de Família e das Sucessões);

Member of the Alumni Club of the University of Chicago;

Professor of Corporate Law and M&A for the Corporate Governance MBA at BSP (Business School São Paulo).

Languages:

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

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo

Portugal – Lisboa

fcw@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Areas:

Corporate Law; Civil Law; Contracts; Media, Technology and Intellectual Property.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina;

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

Languages:

English (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admission:

Brazil – São Paulo

fwo@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Areas:

Capital Markets and Investment Funds; Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A); Corporate Law; Banking Law.

Renato 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 SP Bar Association’s Ethics and Disciplinary Court. Renato previously was partner of a big law firm in São Paulo, and served as a legal manager for international trading companies and as an ad hoc lawyer for an international financial institution.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo;

Specialist in Business Administration, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/CEAG);

Renato has a post graduation in Regulation of Financial and Capital Markets at the São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV.

He participated in the International Commercial Law Seminar, 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.

Languages:

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

Bar Admission:

Brazil – São Paulo

rjp@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Areas:

Strategic Labor Law.

Glauce’s practice focuses in labor relations, providing legal advice to various companies, including audit for diagnosis and prevention of labor liabilities, including in the health industry. 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 Admission:

Brazil – Paraíba

mgg@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Areas:

Corporate Law; Litigation and Arbitration; Civil Law; Immigration.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais;

Specialist in Business Administration, Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais (IBMEC/MG);

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

Master of Laws, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL, US.

Languages:

English (fluent)

Spanish (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo and Minas Gerais

United States – New York Bar

pcb@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Areas:

Corporate Law; Tax Law; Civil Law; Contracts.

Otávio has solid experience in his practice areas, as well as with administrative and regulatory matters, especially before the Brazilian Regulatory Agency of Aviation (ANAC), Brazilian Health Agency (ANS), Brazilian Food and Drug Association Agency (ANVISA), Brazilian Counsel of Finance Policy (CONFAZ), and Treasury Departments, having important practice with clients in industries such as technology, aviation, pharmaceutical, and Life Sciences in general.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Paulista;

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

Specialist in Tax Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.

Languages:

English (fluent)

Spanish (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admission:

Brazil – São Paulo

osc@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Areas:

Civil Law; Litigation and Arbitration; Real Estate Law; Consumer Law; Family and Succession Law.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas.

Languages:

English (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro

ejc@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Area:

Labor Law.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Paulista

Language:

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admission:

Brazil – São Paulo

dac@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Area:

Labor Law.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Centro Universitário Fieo – UNIFIEO;

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

Language:

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admission:

Brazil – São Paulo

rtr@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Area:

Labor Law.

Education:

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

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

Language:

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admission:

Brazil – São Paulo

lab@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Areas:

Litigation; Civil Law; Contracts; Real Estate Law.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Centro Universitário de João Pessoa

Language:

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admission:

Brazil – Paraíba

jvn@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Areas:

Litigation and Arbitration; Civil Law; Labor Law.

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

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Centro Universitário de João Pessoa;

Specialist in Labor Law, Centro Universitário de João Pessoa.

Languages:

English (fluent)

Spanish (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admission:

Brazil – Paraíba

lcn@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Area:

Labor Law.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Paulista;

Studies of Law 13,467/2017 (Labor Reform) at the SP Bar Association;

Specialization in Mediation and Conciliation at Escola Paulista de Magistratura.

Language:

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admission:

Brazil – São Paulo

csa@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Areas:

Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Tax Law; Civil Law; Contracts.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina;

Specialist in Contract Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas;

Legal Executive Education in Startups – INSPER;

LL.C in Corporate Law – Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa – INSPER (on going).

Languages:

English (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo and Santa Catarina

alm@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Areas:

Labor Law.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Centro Universitário de João Pessoa – UNIPÊ;

Post graduation in Labor Law, Centro Universitário de João Pessoa – UNIPÊ.

Language:

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admission:

Brazil – Paraíba

acn@gaudencioadvogados.com

Practice Areas:

Labor Law.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Cajazeiras (FAFIC);

Bachelor of Mathematics, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande (UFCG);

Post graduated in Administrative Law and Public Management, Faculdades Integradas de Patos (FIP);

Post graduated in Teaching, Ensino Superior pela Faculdade Gama Filho de Fortaleza (FGF).

Language:

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admission:

Brazil – Paraíba

esd@gaudencioadvogados.com

Partner at Freitas e Vieira Advogados (www.freitasvieira.com).

Practice Areas:

Tax Law.

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 transactions. Professor of Tax Law. Member of the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law – IBDT.

Rodrigo had a solid experience as an associate for 12 years at one of the largest and most well-regarded law offices in the country. Member of the Municipal Tax Council – CMT in São Paulo.

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo;

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

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

Languages:

English (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admission:

Brazil – São Paulo

rdf@gaudencioadvogados.com

Partner at Freitas e Vieira Advogados (www.freitasvieira.com).

Practice Areas:

Tax Law.

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. Partner at Freitas e Vieira Advogados (www.freitasvieira.com).

Education:

Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie de São Paulo;

Specialist in Tax Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo;

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

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

Languages:

English (fluent)

Portuguese (native)

Bar Admissions:

Brazil – São Paulo

rlv@gaudencioadvogados.com

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05676-120

Unidade Avenida Paulista

Avenida Paulista, 1079
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01310-200

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Chicago, IL 60611, USA

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58041-000