Pinheiro Neto Advogados


São Paulo Rio de Janeiro
Brasília Palo Alto, Silicon Valley

+55 11 3247-8400

Quick facts:

Number of advisers: 486
Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese

Pinheiro Neto Advogados (PNA) is a Brazilian, independent, full-service, multidisciplinary firm specializing in translating the Brazilian legal environment for the benefit of local and foreign clients.

Founded in 1942, PNA was one of the first to serve foreign clients in Brazil and the first to specialize in corporate clients. With clients in almost 60 countries and a low associate-to-partner ratio, PNA has developed close ties with first-tier firms worldwide.

The firm is the Brazilian institutional partner of Harvard Law School Center for the Legal Profession's GLEE program. It is one of only a handful of firms partnering worldwide with Thomson Reuters and Samsung's legal technology innovation research project.

It is also an affiliate of Stanford Law School's program in law, science and technology (LST).

PNA invests heavily in professional development through strong on-the-job training and a highly structured Professional Development Program. Several lawyers hold graduate degrees from top local and international law schools, and worked in high-ranking international law firms.

The firm is certified as carbon neutral; the first to join the country's largest social investors in GIFE; and the first to be recognized for its diversity practices by the São Paulo State. PNA's pioneering pro bono program dates back to 2009.


  • Brazil Client Service Firm of the Year – Chambers and Partners (2017)
  • Latin Finance Brazil Firm of the Year (2017, 2016)
  • IFLR Americas Awards – Firm of the Year: Brazil (2016)
  • Chambers & Partners Brazilian (2009, 2011, 2014) and Latin American (2009, 2010, 2013) Firm of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal: Brazil Firm of the Year for 13 consecutive years (2006–2018).
  • PNA has more Band 1 practices than any other Brazilian firm in Chambers & Partners Latin America 2019.