Founded in 1993, Velloza Advogados Associados is a Brazilian law firm that blends modernity and tradition. Since inception, it has stated and lived up to its commitment to meet the aspirations of the most demanding national and international groups.
Acknowledged for its refined sense of business and for the excellence of the legal services it makes available for the transaction of business in a sound and effective manner, Velloza Advogados has consolidated itself as one of the prime law firms in Brazil, providing assistance to companies that operate in several sectors of the economy. Our diverse client base includes financial institutions, vehicle manufacturers, chemical, pharmaceutical and oil industries, foodstuff retailers and wholesalers, insurance carriers, credit card operators, hotels, construction companies and corporations focused on infrastructure and technology.
In addition to the corporate sector, we also provide legal assistance to executives, entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals in the handling of their personal affairs.
Our professionals embody solid qualifications obtained from top universities in the country and abroad, and many of them have taken specialization and/or post-graduation courses in different branches of the law and given practical application to this academic knowledge by working in-house at banks and corporations.
As a result, aside from boasting a comprehensive practice in the areas in which it performs, Velloza Advogados is highly suited to readily understand the objective its clients wish to achieve and to contribute in all stages of transaction planning, development and execution with effective legal risk scenario assessments and solutions for transaction modeling, risk mitigation and documenting.
In this context of full coverage, the firm is active in the representation of clients in filing and defending claims and pursuing their rights and remedies at all court and administrative levels. We also undertake client representation before public bodies and agencies, including, among others, the Brazilian tax authorities, the Central Bank and the Securities Exchange Commission (CVM).
The firm combines the following key practice areas: Banking Legislation and Financial Market Regulation, Competition and Antitrust, Capital Markets & Compliance, Civil Litigation and Arbitration, Contracts, Strategic Structures and Negotiations, Digital Law, Internet and e-Commerce, Corporate, Labor Law, Occupational and Social Security Accidents Act – Preventive/Advisory and Litigation, Industrial and Intellectual Property, Foreign Investments in Brazil and Brazilian Investments Abroad, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Real Estate, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Succession Planning / Wealth Planning, Insurance and Startups and Fintechs, Tax Law, Judicial Tax Litigation, Administrative Tax Litigation, Tax Consulting – Direct Taxes, Taxation of Financial and Capital Markets and International Taxation, Tax Consulting – Indirect Taxes and Customs Law.
With head office in São Paulo, the main commercial and financial center of the country, Velloza Advogados also has branches in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília. Regional correspondents elsewhere ensure client coverage nationwide.
Reinforcing the credibility drawn by our name, Velloza Advogados is rated among the leading law firms in Brazil by the main world rankings, such as Chambers and Partners, Corporate INTL Magazine Legal Award, Latin Lawyer, Análise Advocacia and others.