Brazil's data bar
Brazilian data lawyers had a lot on their plate in 2018. Following years of increasing digitalisation and government enforcement against data, the passage of the landmark General Data Protection Law set up the first piece of Brazilian legislation to address data protection overall. It’s no surprise that companies have been clamouring for data advice – and Brazil’s full-service elite and smaller tech-focused boutiques alike have risen to the challenge.
Pinheiro Neto and Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga in particular have been the early pacesetters, with both making a series of eye-catching hires. Full-service firms TozziniFreire and Veirano are also worth noting, while Pereira Neto | Macedo is a household name in the community thanks to a compact team of respected lawyers, one of whom is widely considered the architect of the Marco Civil. Mundie e Advogados, meanwhile, brings its deep experience in telecoms regulation to bear on data protection work, while other boutiques to watch are Opice Blum Bruno Abrusio e Vainzof and Baptista Luz; the former has made its name in the courtroom, while the latter has made the start-up and venture capitalist scene its own.
Fábio Pereira is the head of Veirano’s IT and internet practice, which features nine partners and nine associates.
TozziniFreire splits its data practice across two teams: Marcela Ejnisman leads a technology and telecoms team within the corporate practice, which deals with matters including data privacy and cybersecurity; and Patricia Martins heads a consumer litigation team, representing clients in civil and criminal proceedings, often including disputes relating to information security breaches.
Pinheiro NetoView more
André Giacchetta, José Machado, Raphael de Cunto and Larissa Galimberti lead the data practice at Pinheiro Neto.
Pereira Neto | MacedoView more
Partners Caio Mário da Silva Pereira Neto, Ronaldo Lemos, Daniel Douek and Olavo Zago Chinaglia lead Pereira Neto | Macedo’sdata practice.
Opice Blum Bruno Abrusio e VainzofView more
Luis Chaves leads a privacy team of nine associates at technology boutique Opice Blum alongside Renato Opice Blum, Marcos Bruno, Juliana Abrusio, Rony Vainzof, Camilla Jimene and Caio César Lima, who also focus on data matters.
Mundie e AdvogadosView more
Mundie earned its name as a go-to for telecoms regulation mandates, and has used that prowess to develop a respectable data law offering.
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e QuirogaView more
Fábio Kujawski, Paulo Brancher and Thiago Sombra take the lead on data law matters at full-service titan Mattos Filho, and are supported by eight other partners and 15 associates.
Baptista LuzView more
Renato Leite Monteiro previously worked at the Council of Europe’s Data Protection Commissioner and is now a principal partner within Baptista Luz’s data protection practice, leading a team of 13 associates.