With offices in the two major cities of Brazil, Zaroni Advogados has established itself as a benchmark in providing excellent legal services for Brazilian companies and, especially, foreign companies doing business in this country. Since its foundation, this law firm has been conquering qualified niches in the increasingly competitive and demanding domestic market, without losing sight of the prospect of new challenges, mainly in the international scenario.
Attentive to the strengthening of a customized service model, focused on the clients’ objectives, we identify demands starting from the in-depth knowledge of their businesses. The search for the understanding of the best ways to manage the affairs of the companies served by our staff is one of the differentials that have been ensuring the success of our activities. In this sense, by giving priority to a relationship that aims the proximity, we are able to find answers and solutions that often exceed expectations and reinforce our attitude with regard to the excellence of the services we offer. This responsiveness capability arose from the identification of the difficulties inherent in the process that entrepreneurs go through when they decide to settle in another country.
Since we prioritize the long-term vision and act in a planned manner, we also believe that the experience gained in serving foreign companies entitles us to look for new and promising horizons beyond our borders.
Although our offices are located in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, our work has a national coverage.
Practice Areas: Administrative, Regulation and Infrastructure Law, Competition Law, Contracts, Corporate Law, Energy Law, Labor Law, Judicial and Administrative Litigation and Arbitration, International Law, Insolvency and Debt Restructuring, Tax Law.
Europe: Amsterdam: Phone: +31 (0) 20 760-7989
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Founding partner of Zaroni Advogados with solid academic background in the leading tax and law educational institutions of Brazil. He graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and holds an specialization in Tax Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo, and an MBA degree in Tax Management from the renowned accounting institute FIPECAFI, connected to the Department of Accounting of São Paulo University.
Bruno Zaroni has been practicing law for over 17 years, and is responsible for the administrative law, tax consulting and litigation area of the office. Due to his experience, he operates extensively in issues related to maritime, shipbuilding, and Oil & Gas laws, and deals with the inflow and stabilization of several companies in the Brazilian market.
Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish
Founding partner of Zaroni Advogados, former Director of the Dutcham – Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Rio de Janeiro and Member of the Advisory Board of the Ducham, he graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and holds postgraduate degrees in Business Management from IBMEC-Rio and in Business Law from PUC-Rio. He is responsible for the international, corporate and contracts areas of our office, having built a solid career in business Law.
Raphael Zaroni has extensive experience in consulting and advisory services in business processes for the formation/incorporation of foreign companies in Brazil and in International Law.
In view of his professional trajectory, he has extensive experience in issues related to both maritime law and the performance of shipbuilding and Oil & Gas industries, aiding in recent years, the inflow and stabilization of several companies in the Brazilian market.
Languages: Portuguese, English
Lila Maria Machado da Fonseca
Associate lawyer at Zaroni Advogados since 2012, with training in key legal and tax educational institutions of the country, graduated from the Catholic University (PUC) in Rio de Janeiro, specializing in Civil Litigation by Candido Mendes University. Having participated of an Exchange Program with a Dutch Law Firm in 2016.
Practicing law for over 10 years, worked at nationally renowned law firms, with expertise on strategic civil litigation, corporate and tax law. Responsible for the follow up of legal cases on different matters and for advisory on tax matters, acting on Brazilian Courts. Also acts on issues related to maritime law, shipbuilding and Oil & Gas, assisting foreign companies to join and stabilize in Brazil, mainly on corporate and contractual issues and tax planning.
Languages: Portuguese, English
Fernando Augusto Okubo de Andrade
Located at São Paulo’s office, specialized in corporate labor law. Graduated from Universidade Paulista – UNIP and former university professor, was part of the examination board of the Bar of Association in São Paulo. Also acting as former agent hired by CESP to review the examination of the Bar Association of Brazil; former general secretary of the Study Commission on Law and Labor Litigation of the Bar of Association in São Paulo; former member of the Legal Committee of the Bar of Association in São Paulo assisting on the Labor Reform and Union; visiting professor of the Superior School of Law; lecturer and instructor at several conferences and courses related to prevention and knowledge of contingencies and labor liabilities; lawyer specialized in labor audit and preventive advisory; labor consultant for mergers and acquisitions; business consultant in safety and occupational health; labor planning and training of directors and human resource managers.
Languages: Portuguese, English