CGM Advogados


Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima 1663 - 5º andar
São Paulo, 01452 001


Key contacts:

Partner: Angélica Santos
Contact this Practitioner
Partner: José Martho
Contact this Practitioner
Partner: Ricardo Silveira
Contact this Practitioner

Quick facts:

Number of partners: 16
Number of advisors: 50
Languages: English; French; Hebrew; Portuguese; Spanish

CGM was founded by an experienced group of partners who have been working together for more than two decades and were joined by other partners coming from reputable law firms.

CGM enjoys strong client and market recognition as acknowledged in important international publications and rankings. The firm’s service model focuses on solving its clients’ issues in a responsive, efficient, and business-oriented manner, combining technical expertise and creativity.

With a team of professionals graduated from reputable Brazilian law schools, many of the firm’s lawyers have also obtained master’s degrees and other qualifications abroad and have worked outside of Brazil.

CGM has a tight-knit network of partnerships, which allows it to provide services throughout Brazil and coordinate multijurisdictional projects in Latin America. The team works at a very fast pace and has in-depth knowledge of the law and business environment of the region.

CGM positions itself as a “client-service firm”, which means it is prepared to assist its clients from the most sophisticated transactions to the management of their daily legal routine. CGM is keen on spotting issues but equally committed to addressing them. The firm’s team eagerly pursues solutions to help clients do business and achieve their goals. In addition, the firm’s professionals’ long-term experience working with international clients results in the ability to explain the Brazilian legal system to foreigners in a very practical way and in being sensitive to the cultural differences of doing business in Brazil and elsewhere.

CGM assists domestic and foreign clients from various industries, with strong expertise in agribusiness, automotive, banking, chemicals, construction, defense, e-commerce, energy, healthcare, heavy industry, hospitality and leisure, information technology, infrastructure, real estate, insurance, logistics, pharmaceutical, medical, professional, and regulated services, retail, wholesale and transportation.

  • Corporate tax matters: Restructuring
  • Corporate tax matters: M&A
  • Corporate tax matters: Transactions
  • Corporate tax matters: Corporate taxes
  • Dispute resolution: Competition/anti-trust cases
  • Dispute resolution: Litigation
  • Tax advisory: Tax consulting
  • Indirect tax: VAT
  • Indirect tax: Customs
  • Indirect tax: Supply chains
  • Transfer pricing: TP Policy Design
  • Transfer pricing: Litigation
  • Transfer pricing: Controversy Management

  • Automotive
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Food and beverage
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate