The publication The Legal 500, which ranks the best law firms and lawyers in Brazil and Latin America, released today the Legal 500 Latin America 2022 edition.
The publication recommended 20 areas and 36 lawyers. Check out the results at The Legal 500 Latin America 2022.
CUSTOMS (TIER 2)
– KLA Advogados
'The partners are exceptional and always get involved in transactions. The litigation team deserves to be highlighted.'
'I would highlight Tomaz Matheus and Carla Fernandes.'
'Legal knowledge and experience in the field and related topics.'
'Tiago Machado Cortez, Mariana Cortez, Taisa Oliveira and Mario Fioratti are recommended.'
'Team leadership, major real estate projects, full service team, quality service and return.'
'KLA is a very complete law firm specializing in corporate, taxation, succession and various other aspects of law. It has very skilled professionals and a high level of service and satisfaction of customers. It has an exceptional quality to fully treat all customer needs in a very professional and complete way. They are always available and are fast and efficient in delivery.'
'Fernando Koury Lopes and Vera Helena Cardoso are recommended.'
'I would highlight Carolina Ducci.'
'The team led by Fernando Koury has been going for more than 20 years. They analyze all the important points and from there make an initial plan to discuss with the client about the alternatives (reorganization, succession, taxation, jurisdictions etc). The service is very fast and effective.'
CORPORATE AND M&A (TIER 3)
– Karin Alvo (Leading individuals)
– Melissa Kanô
– Luiz Filipe Aranha
– Mariana Cortez
– Alessandra Höhne
– Patrícia Braga
– Mário Fioratti (Next generation partners)
– Laura Cossi
– Catarina Rattes
'Responsive, reachable, understand our business and great cost benefit ratio.'
'Both Mario Fioratti and Karin Alvo are outstanding professionals, understand our business, always accessible and amazing negotiators.'
'High technical knowledge combined with strategic vision and personalised service.'
'The company's distinguishing point is the high technical quality and the team's commitment to providing support in the matters worked on.'
'Luis Flávio Neto – Highly specialised in tax litigation, he knows the most relevant discussions in the market. Alvaro Lucasechi – Highly specialised in indirect taxes. He obtains excellent results in the proposed works.'
'The KLA tax team is very technical, agile and assertive. I have been using the tributary team for almost 10 years and I am very satisfied with the services offered. The works that demand have quality and direct language, and they approach the questioned points from different angles, helping in my decision making.'
'In terms of innovation, I have noticed investments in legislation monitoring systems, receiving updates of my interest.'
'Among the team members, the partner Álvaro Lucasechi stands out, who in addition to being very technical, fast and attuned to our company's business, is available at any time to assist us. Over these years, we have had Álvaro practically as a member of the company, who is always by our side in decisions for new businesses and in the defense of our rights.'
'Very attentive and committed lawyers. Partner-led advice. Very competent, available and dedicated team. '
'Ana Carolina Cesar is excellent.'
TMT: MEDIA (TIER 3)
– Melissa Kanô
'Attentive, dedicated, competent and committed team.'
'KLA Advogados has always been very supportive. The firm has the ability to quickly form multidisciplinary teams when necessary to advise us on complex issues.'
'Agile response, a lot of dedication and knowledge applied to the case, even if it isn't the biggest case in the office. Special attention from partner Filipe.'
'Filipe Magliarelli deserves to be highlighted. Attention and dedication, combined with a fierce fight until the end for the client's interest. Legal knowledge combined with dedication and professionalism.'
'The team, led by partner Filipe Magliarelli, is always up to date and frequently produces content on laws and decisions directly related to corporate criminal law. In addition, there is close and meticulous monitoring of ongoing cases.'
'Filipe Magliarelli stands out for the speed, availability and updating of themes related to corporate criminal law.'
'Super proactive with customised solutions.'
'Among the innovations that can be mentioned are KLA Drops and KLA Conversa.'
'KLA demonstrates a lot of flexibility in customer service, they are always willing to roll up their sleeves and work as much as is necessary for the customer to be satisfied, the team has a lot of energy and good spirits.'
'The compliance team is formed by professionals who have experience in both the legal and consultancy fields and this brings customers a unique and very complete experience.'
'Catarina Rattes leads the team like no one else, always friendly and willing to support the client in the most difficult moments.'
'Technical and procedural knowledge, accessibility and personality of the partners, excellent writing and reasoning.'
'Flavia Alterio provides a personalised service focused on customer needs. She is helpful and available to debate theses, lines of defence and arguments.'
'Up-to-date, technical and creative professionals who find the perfect solution to the problems presented by clients.'
'Taisa Oliveira is an excellent professional, who is technical, eloquent, available, up-to-date and quick to understand the client's needs.'
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (TIER 4)
– Vanessa Pirró
'Very committed, excellent work. The team is very attentive, dedicated and available.'
TMT: TECH, INNOVATION AND DIGITAL BUSINESS (TIER
– Karin Alvo
'Committed, competent and caring professionals.'
'Efficient, available, excellent economic view, broad knowledge of law, creative.'
'The team delved into our processes in order to have an exact and detailed understanding of our business, which led us to present a very technical, complete and in-depth thesis. As it was a new discussion in Brazil, the office went beyond the trivial and helped us to build indicators and form concepts that would help the antitrust authority to better understand our defense. By far, our thesis stood out in relation to other consultants in the sector with their respective advisors.'
'I would like to highlight the work of Marcelo Laplane, who was instrumental in the success of our delivery. He actually acted as a consultant, clearly pointing out our possibilities and advising us to build the path that best illustrated our positioning. Agile and assertive communication were the main points of differential. In addition, I also highlight the constant monitoring with quick contextualisation of the evolution of the process and movement of the other players.'
'Marcelo Laplane and Tiago Cortez are recommended.'
'The KLA team works hard and is very responsive. Tiago Cortez is very responsive to client demands, communicates well, and has the ability to navigate complicated situations.'
'Technical knowledge, personality and availability for meetings and strategies; excellent service.'
'Leticia Marques is a committed professional, who is always up to date on environmental issues and attuned to the main relevant issues.'
'The team is very helpful and efficient. It solves problems very quickly.'
'The office keeps professionals always up to date and competent, with a modern and objective way of acting. It greatly facilitates communication and good results.'
'I would like to highlight Leticia Marques. She is a very committed professional, available and quick to communicate and deliver results to the client.'
'Dr. Leticia Marques, in particular, makes every effort to humanise the service and bring quick and efficient solutions to the process.'
'Its members have solid legal training and vast experience in the areas in which they work.'
'Leticia Marques has deep environmental legal knowledge, understands the client's business and has great availability. Leticia is one of the young talents in Brazilian Environmental Law.'
'Good quality in service – full service model – good technical knowledge and promptness in the preparation of information.'
'KLA is always willing to support us in the most varied demands that arise. The team has highly qualified professionals.'
'Alexandre Pessoa is always available, really very accessible, sensitive to the issues dealt with, and puts herself in the client's place.'
'Bruna de Cesare is a professional who excels in the office because she is always available to help us and has demonstrated an excellent partnership with us.'
PUBLIC LAW (TIER 5)
– Paulo Prado
'The firm is super business oriented, so the language is direct and clear. They understand the client's problem and treat them as if they were in-house lawyers. The different practices within the firm are very integrated.'
'Paulo Prado is knowledgeable, experienced, and proactive. He thinks about the problem as a whole, clearly pointing out the negative impacts and how to solve them.'
CAPITAL MARKETS (TIER 4)
'The capital markets team is skilled. They align technical knowledge with business practice, which makes it possible to provide a differentiated service.'
BANKING AND FINANCE (TIER 5)
'Attentive and helpful. Good availability to meet and clear communication.'