Steven F. Benz

Steven F. Benz focuses his practice on antitrust, unfair competition, class action and complex commercial cases in federal and state courts throughout the country.  He has more than twenty-five years of litigation experience throughout the United States and has served as counsel of record in more than 130 litigated cases, trials, and appeals.

As a partner at the firm, Mr. Benz has prosecuted leading edge cases  involving in part the intersection of competition law and intellectual property rights, including monopolization, price fixing, and class actions under federal and state law; direct and indirect purchaser claims under state antitrust and unfair competition laws; breach of contract, fraudulent transfer and deceptive trade practices litigation.

Mr. Benz currently represents Veeva Systems Inc. in antitrust claims against Quintiles IMS Incorporated in Quintiles IMS Inc. v. Veeva Systems Inc. (No. 2:17-cv-00177) (D.N.J.).  Veeva is alleging that IMS has abused monopoly power as the dominant provider of data products for life sciences companies to exclude Veeva’s lines of business from their respective markets.

Mr. Benz also currently represents:

  • the trustee for Ritz Camera & Image, LLC, CPM Electronics Inc., and E.S.E Electronics, Inc. and the certified direct purchaser class in Alfred T. Guliano, et al. v. SanDisk Corporation, Case No. CV 10-02787-SBA (N.D. Cal.) (Judge Armstrong), in a Walker Process (fraud on the Patent and Trademark Office) Sherman Act monopolization case;
  • a corporate client and the direct purchaser class in MDL No. 2420, In Re: Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 4:13-md-02420-YGR (N.D. Cal.) (Judge Rogers); and
  • a corporate client and the certified direct purchaser class in MDL No. 1917, In Re: Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 3:07-cv-05944-JST (N.D. Cal.) (Judge Tigar).

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Firm Description:

Kellogg Hansen specializes in complex trial and appellate litigation.  Our lawyers are highly qualified, credentialed, and experienced.  Our lawyers have extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in trials and appeals throughout the United States.  We pride ourselves on the exceptional results we achieve for our clients.

Kellogg Hansen is a trial and appellate litigation firm based in Washington, D.C.  We specialize in litigating complex and high-stakes matters for our clients throughout the country and we regularly take cases to verdict at trial and argue before the United States Supreme Court and other appellate courts.  We represent both plaintiffs and defendants, giving us a balanced view from both sides of litigation.  Our clients include Fortune 100 companies, investment and financial services firms, entrepreneurial start-ups, States and instrumentalities of the U.S. and foreign governments, and individuals.

Our roster of talented attorneys includes former Assistant United States Attorneys, Assistants to the Solicitor General, an Assistant Attorney General, and attorneys who have held senior positions in the White House, Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Justice, and the Department of State.  Almost all of our partners and associates have served as law clerks for federal judges on the United States Courts of Appeals, and nearly one-quarter have clerked for Justices of the United States Supreme Court.

Although we regularly take on matters that do not fit neatly into a single category, we have expertise in complex commercial litigation, Supreme Court and appellate litigation, antitrust, class actions, Delaware corporate law and fiduciary duty matters, governmental investigations, white-collar criminal defense, securities fraud, intellectual property, products liability, and telecommunications.

Seasoned Trial Lawyers

Our firm frequently takes cases to trial on behalf of our clients in “bet-the-company” litigation.  Our trial lawyers relish the opportunity to go to trial and are experienced in trying cases to juries, judges, and arbitration panels.  Our lawyers have been lead counsel in more than 100 federal and state trials and private arbitrations.  The firm’s attorneys have written about and taught trial and appellate advocacy in programs at the Federal Judicial Center and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

The firm’s trial lawyers win for our clients.  Our lawyers, acting as lead trial counsel, have won a $1.2 billion jury verdict on behalf of a plaintiff class in an antitrust case in Kansas; a defense verdict in a bench trial in which the plaintiff sought more than $9 billion in damages in a fraudulent conveyance case in Texas; a $318.75 million jury verdict on behalf of a technology start-up in a fraud and unfair trade practices case in North Carolina; and a $1.1 billion jury verdict on behalf of a plaintiff company in an antitrust case in Kentucky.  The firm has been co-lead counsel representing the National Credit Union Administration in obtaining recoveries in excess of $4.3 billion for defective mortgage-backed securities against a wide range of Wall Street banks.

Renowned Supreme Court and Appellate Advocates

The firm’s appellate lawyers have achieved exceptional results for our clients.  Our lawyers have won significant cases in the Supreme Court of the United States in each of the past twelve Terms — including important antitrust decisions (Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly and Pacific Bell Telephone Co. v. linkLine Communications, Inc.), significant securities rulings (Amgen Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds and Matrixx Initiatives, Inc. v. Siracusano), and landmark preemption cases (Wyeth v. Levine and Altria Group, Inc. v. Good).  During the Supreme Court’s October 2010, 2011, and 2012 Terms, five different firm lawyers argued a total of seventeen merits cases.  Our attorneys have also argued in every federal court of appeals, as well as many state intermediate appellate and supreme courts.  The firm’s appellate practitioners are leading authorities on Supreme Court and appellate practice and procedure, having published multiple books and articles on Supreme Court and appellate advocacy.  Multiple national publications have recognized the firm for its appellate expertise, and The National Law Journal included the firm on its “Appellate Hot List” for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016.

Experienced Counsel to Corporations and Individuals in Government and Internal Investigations

Our lawyers have broad experience representing businesses and individuals in complex criminal, administrative, and civil enforcement proceedings.  We frequently represent clients in parallel state, federal, and civil proceedings in financial and commercial matters.  We conduct internal investigations on behalf of multinational clients seeking to manage and resolve liability under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, state and federal securities laws, and the antitrust laws, among other criminal and regulatory regimes.  We appear frequently before the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as before federal and state regulatory agencies, in connection with these matters.  The firm’s lawyers are among the nation’s leading authorities on securities and antitrust enforcement.

Trial-Ready Intellectual Property and Patent Practice

The firm also has a substantial and successful patent litigation practice.  We regularly try patent cases to juries and pride ourselves on our ability to make complex technology understandable to non-specialist judges and jurors.  We represent both patent holders and accused infringers in cases involving a broad spectrum of technologies, including, in recent years, digital video recorders, video compression technology, optical disc drives, medical ultrasound equipment, e-commerce services, telecommunications equipment and services, and a variety of pharmaceutical compounds and formulations.

Unparalleled Expertise in Telecommunications Law

Our firm regularly represents major telecommunications providers in judicial and administrative proceedings at the federal and state levels.  Our attorneys are leading authors and speakers on telecommunications law and policy and continue to do path-breaking work in shaping telecommunications law.

We invite you to learn more about us through this website or by contacting us directly.

 

Chris Van Olmen

Chris Van Olmen is founding partner of the law firm Van Olmen & Wynant and head of the employment law practice. He is also chairman of L&E Global, an integrated alliance of premier employment law boutique firms.

Chris covers all aspects of employment and industrial relations, including employment-related issues connected to reorganisation and restructuring processes, collective dismissals and closures and individual and collective employment disputes, including litigation for the Belgian Labour Courts. His clients include national and international companies and top executives.

Chris regularly writes and lectures on a variety of employment law topics. Most recently he contributed the Belgian Chapter in ‘Employment and Labour Law’, published in: The European Lawyer 2017, and ‘The Employment Law Review’, published in: Law Business Research 2017.

Chris is listed as a leading individual in The Legal 500 (2017), in Chambers Europe (2017), in The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers 2017 and in Best Lawyers (2017).

Chris has been a speaker or moderator at numerous national and international seminars and conferences such as the IBA Conferences in Rome (April 2015), Vienna (October 2015) and Mexico (April 2016), at seminars organised by the Institute of Company Lawyers (November 2016), at seminars organised by FEB (Federation of Enterprises in Belgium) (November 2015 and September 2016), and by the World Bank Group in Washington (December 2015).

Chris is National correspondent of “European Employment Law cases”.

Chris served as a member of the Brussels Bar Council, and is Board Member of the ‘Association for Social Law’. Since 1999, he has been lecturing on social law in the traineeship programme organised by the Brussels Bar.

Chris was Co-Chair of the IBA Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committee in 2014-2015 and is now Vice Chair of the Global Employment Institute. Chris is also a member of EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) and of the American Bar Association (Labour and Employment Law Section).

Employment Law Practice:

The employment practice is headed by Chris Van Olmen. Our client peer group is essentially composed of large and medium corporations. We also act for top executives.

Our attorneys cover the full spectrum of employment law:

  • Individual employment law, including employment agreements, service agreements, individual dismissals, self-employment and discrimination;
  • Collective labour law, including company restructuring, transfer of businesses, collective dismissals, outsourcing, collective bargaining agreements and complex employment issues connected with M&A;
  • Compensation and benefits, including executive remuneration and benefits and international compensations schemes;
  • International employment, including expatriation and secondments;
  • Social security;
  • Internal policies and codes of conduct.

We have a substantial litigation practice in these areas, before all Belgian labour courts.

Acting for the three largest public companies in Belgium, we have developed a specific expertise in civil servants law and litigation before the Belgian administrative courts, including the Raad van State / Conseil d’Etat.

Van Olmen & Wynant is one of the driving forces behind L&E Global, giving the firm a distinctive international dimension in employment law.

Van Olmen & Wynant:

Van Olmen & Wynant is an independent law firm offering quality services with a personal touch.

A dedicated team of experienced, multilingual professionals serves business clients in employment and corporate law. We have developed distinctive expertise in the areas of private equity and venture capital, and civil servants law.

We value empathy, trust and long-term, personal relationships. Our size matters, because it allows us to combine professionalism with a personal and pragmatic touch.

Based in Brussels, the firm enjoys outstanding international contacts and has developed close working relationships with high quality law firms across the globe.

 

Giancarlo Zoppini

Education:

  • Degree (cum laude) in Law (University of Bologna) 1991
  • Four-year degree from the Italian Tax Police Academy 1988

Membership:

  • Admitted to the Italian Bar Association 1995
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court 2007
  • Italian Accountant Auditor (Revisore Contabile) 1996

Career:

  • Partner of Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati since 2000
  • Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati since 1993
  • Previous experience in another leading Italian tax firm
  • Tax police officer

Practice:

  • Tax litigation and tax ruling, Corporate and M&A

Publications:

  • Author of many articles published in the main Italian tax scholar magazines

Languages:

  • Italian
  • English

Tax Litigation Practice:

The firm has a long standing and solid tradition of handling tax disputes both nationally and internationally.

All the firm’s lawyers and accountants participate in resolving tax controversies both during the audit process and in cases where litigation is unavoidable, such cases being handled by litigators who are tax lawyers, fully experienced in transactional planning as well as in litigation procedures, up to and including those heard before the Italian Supreme Court.

 

Adewale Oladejo

Our principal has over 18 years of legal practice experience including over 10 years in Australian Immigration Law, Practice & Procedure.

Adewale Oladejo holds a Bachelor of Laws, LLB (Honours) degree and has also completed Master of Public International Law at the University of Melbourne in 1999. He subsequently attended the College of Law, Sydney for his practical legal training and has been an Australian lawyer following his admission as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2002. He was appointed a Public Notary for Victoria by the Supreme Court of Victoria in May 2016.

He has practised law in Melbourne. Prior to becoming the principal at VisaTEC Legal, his legal career included some 6 years’ experience working variously in a specialist Immigration Law Firm as well as obtaining position as the senior lawyer / migration agent with a large non-profit migrant resource centre, both in Melbourne. He is also registered as a migration agent with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA), MARN: 0316370

Experience is extensive with mostly successful outcomes and touches on key areas of Immigration practice including General skilled migration, Employer sponsorships, Business and Investment Visas, Partner and Family visas as well as Student and citizenship matters.

His vast experience in Department of Immigration (DIBP) applications, Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) matters and Judicial Appeals coupled with hard work and an abiding commitment to client-focused representation ensures you get the best possible advice at all times with your Immigration and Visa issues.

Adewale mentors couple of Juris Doctor’s students annually for Melbourne University Law School for the past few years.

Our principal is part of dedicated team of lawyers and registered migration agents as well as para legal and administrative staff.

 

Ben Horn

Ben is a veteran shipping and insurance lawyer with 30 years’ experience of acting for various stakeholders in the shipping, energy and insurance industry. He was a partner in a major shipping law firm which he left more than 10 years ago to set up his own practice,

He specializes in all aspects of dry shipping, Insurance and international trade and has extensive experience in dealing with disputes under all the usual contract forms in use in the shipping, insurance and the offshore industry. His practice encompasses both litigation and arbitration and he regularly acts in relation to disputes under time and voyage charters, the defense of cargo claims, ship arrest, disputes arising out of the sale of ships, shipbuilding contracts and oil and product trading contracts. He acts in relation to the full range of potential disputes under policies of marine insurance including coverage, total loss investigations, claims arising out of equipment failure, engine breakdowns and general average.

Ben has been involved in literally hundreds of maritime arbitrations conducted under the LMAA rules as well as ICC and LCIA arbitrations, involving transportation, engineering and other contractual disputes. He was editor of the Arbitration Law Handbook and is widely regarded as one of the leading maritime arbitration specialists, He is often appointed as arbitrator and is generally willing to consider appointments as arbitrator.

He is a seasoned litigator and has wide experience of commercial court actions including interlocutory matters such as antisuit injunctions, freezing injunctions and Arbitration Act challenges to arbitration awards, Some of the more important reported shipping cases in which he has handled over the years include Houda (time charterers orders), Rialto (piercing corporate veil), Jay Bola (one year Hague Rules time limit), Atlantic Emperor (meaning of arbitration exception in Brussels Convention) and Baltic Navigator ( jurisdiction of arbitrators and identification of contract of carriage).

He is a consultant to the C Solutions group of companies where he is Head of Dry Shipping and Insurance and is often involved in maritime casualty work.  He is a Chartered arbitrator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the panel of Arbitrators maintained by the China Maritime Arbitration Commission and Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators; a Member of Baltic Exchange and a Supporting Member of London Maritime Arbitrators Association and a Member of Indian Maritime Association.

 

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Eugenio Briguglio

Graduated in Law cum laude in 1984 at Messina University.

Enrolled in the Register of Lawyers since 1989, qualified for representation before the Supreme Court since 2001. Joined the firm in 1992, Partner since 1998.

Expertise

Tax litigation. Assistance during the pre-litigation phase. Advice on direct and indirect taxation.

Appointed as “permanent visitor” in the tax committee of Confindustria (Italian entrepreneurs association) from 2012 to 2014.

Formerly honorary vice-prosecutor in Milan from 1989 until 1991.

Speaker in seminars, author of many articles and publications, teacher in post-graduation courses on tax matters.

Languages

Italian, English.

 

Ramni Taneja

Born in New Delhi, on 4th December 1955, and Educated in Mumbai and London, Ramni Taneja enrolled as an advocate on the roll of the Bar Council of Maharashtra (Mumbai), subsequently transferred to the Bar Council of Delhi. She was admitted subsequently as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (now known as senior courts of England and Wales). She is also a Notary appointed in 1999 by the government of India.

Miss Taneja practices as an advocate in the Supreme Court of Delhi, apart from various other tribunals and courts in India. Ramni Taneja had her schooling in London. She was awarded the diplome Superieur d’Etudes Francaises Modernes in 1975 by I’Alliance Francaise, Paris, France, (Mention Tres Honorable: i.e. Distinction.)

Miss Taneja has written extensively in international and Indian legal journals on various legal issues. She is an author on the subjects of Foreign Direct Investment and Globalization.

Name of State Bar Council where originally enrolled: 

Bar Council of Maharashtr

Name of State Bar Council on whose roll name stands currently: 

Bar Council of Delhi

Transferred to the Bar Council of Delhi from the Bar Council of Maharashtra on 20th October 1997 

Name of the Bar Association of which the Advocate is Member

– Supreme Court Bar Association

– Delhi High Court Bar Association

Qualifications: 

Professional

– Admitted as an Advocate on 17th October 198

Academic 

– B A Honours [English Literature and French Literature, University of Bombay, 1977

– LL.B, University of Bombay, 1980

– Diplome Superieur d’Etudes    Francaises Modernes, L’Alliance Francaise de Paris, 1975

 

Areas of Practice:

The areas of legal practice covering litigation and transactional legal work are:  all areas of civil, law commercial law, corporate law, constitutional   law and criminal law.

  

Jeffrey M. Goldstein

Goldstein Law Firm is one of only four national franchise law firms in the country that represents exclusively franchisees and dealers. Jeff Goldstein’s practice covers prolific and myriad commercial complex litigation matters, and Jeff is regularly sought out by franchisees and dealers from foreign countries (e.g., UAE, South America, United Kingdom) to represent them in disputes with United States franchisors and suppliers.

Mr. Goldstein is recognized as one of the top franchise litigators for franchisees and dealers, and has extensive experience in representing clients in state and federal courts in cases involving fraud allegations, FTC violations, RICO claims, antitrust conspiracies, encroachment, unfair trade practices, violations of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unreasonable restrictive covenants not-to-compete, and wrongful terminations. Mr. Goldstein also has an active practice in state and federal appeals cases as well as Mediations and Arbitrations.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Goldstein’s franchise attorney practice includes counseling and advising clients in negotiating settlements in franchise, dealer and distribution disputes. Mr. Goldstein has represented clients across the United States in almost every leading franchise system, with a specialization in hotel and restaurant franchises.

After graduating from law school, Jeff began his career at the Federal Trade Commission, where he was Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Competition. After leaving the federal government, Jeff joined the Antitrust Litigation Departments of two of the largest corporate law firms in the world, Skadden, Arps and Morgan, Lewis in Washington, DC. Jeff then moved to Philadelphia where he was a Partner at Spector, Gadon Rosen, a litigation boutique in downtown Philadelphia.

Mr. Goldstein also has served as counsel to many national independent franchisee associations. In addition, Jeff Goldstein has served as an expert witness in several federal court franchise cases, and served as an exclusive member of a panel of franchise legal experts advising academics and businessmen including investment bankers.

Mr. Goldstein graduated magna cum laude from Bucknell University with dual degrees in Philosophy and Economics in 1979. In 1983, he obtained his Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law, where he also simultaneously received his Masters Degree in Economics. Jeff Goldstein regularly writes scholarly articles on distribution, economics and franchising, and has taught law at George Washington University Business School and Boston University as adjunct faculty.

Mr. Goldstein is licensed to practice in Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and New York. Mr. Goldstein also has Bar memberships in the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; the United States District Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; the United States District Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; the United States District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Goldstein has also has been admitted to practice specifically or through Pro Hac Vice admission to the following federal courts: U.S. District Court Alabama, U.S. District Court Arizona; U.S. District Court California; U.S. District Court Colorado; U.S. District Court District of Columbia; U.S. District Court Florida; U.S. District Court Georgia; U.S. District Court Illinois; U.S. District Court Maryland; U.S. District Court Massachusetts; U.S. District Court Minnesota; U.S. District Court New Jersey; U.S. District Court New York, Eastern District; U.S. District Court New York, Southern District; U.S. District Court Pennsylvania, Eastern District; U.S. District Court Pennsylvania, Western District; U.S. District Court Pennsylvania, Middle District; U.S. District Court Tennessee; U.S. District Court Texas; U.S. District Court Virginia, Eastern District.

 

Adriano Chaves

PRACTICE AREA: CORPORATE LAW, COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS, FOREIGN INVESTMENT, M&A, DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY, TECHNOLOGY

CONTACT INFO: +55 11 2394 8910 | ADRIANO.CHAVES@CGMLAW.COM.BR

GRADUATION: LAW DEGREE (LLB) FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO LAW SCHOOL (USP)

POSTGRADUATE: LLM FROM COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

LANGUAGES: PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH

BACKGROUND: ADRIANO IS SPECIALIZED IN CORPORATE LAW, M&A, INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT. ADRIANO ALSO COORDINATES THE DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY PRACTICE IN THE FIRM AND IS A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON LAW FIRMS OF OAB/SP AND A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OF DIGITAL LAW OF THE STUDIES CENTER OF LAW FIRMS (CESA). CHAMBERS LATIN AMERICA INDICATED ADRIANO AS A LEADING INDIVIDUAL IN CORPORATE/M&A AND IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE/WTO, AS HE WAS DESCRIBED BY CLIENTS AS A LAWYER WHO “UNDERSTANDS VERY WELL THE CLIENTS’ BUSINESSES” AND THAT HE IS ALSO “EXPERIENCED AND USED TO WORKING WITH LARGE COMPANIES”.  ADRIANO IS THE CO-RAPPORTEUR OF THE TASK FORCE ON E-COMMERCE OF THE BRAZILIAN CHAPTER OF ICC’s COMMISSION OF LAW AND PRACTICE (CLP).

AWARDS:

  • HARLAN FISKE STONE SCHOLAR (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, 1999);
  • RECOMMENDED BY THE LATIN AMERICAN CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION (LACCA), One of the most admired Brazilian lawyers in the areas of International Trade, Commercial Contracts and Corporate Law, as well as in the Automotive, Chemical & Petrochemical, Banking, Electrical Energy and Technology sectors, Análise Advocacia 500, 2016.
  • PARTICIPANT OF THE LAW BUSINESS RESEARCH BRITISH GROUP, IN CORPORATE / M&A PRACTICE (2015-2017);
  • ONE OF THE MOST ADMIRED LAWYERS IN BRAZIL IN THE AREAS OF COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, FINANCE TRANSACTIONS AND CORPORATE LAW, AS WELL AS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE, BANKING, ELECTRICAL ENERGY, MACHINES & EQUIPMENT AND CHEMICAL & PETROCHEMICAL SECTORS (ANÁLISE ADVOCACIA 500, 2015);
  • ONE OF THE MOST ADMIRED LAWYERS IN BRAZIL IN THE AREAS OF COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, FINANCE AND CORPORATE LAW, AND IN THE AUTOMOTIVE, BANKING AND CHEMICAL & PETROCHEMICAL SECTORS (ANÁLISE ADVOCACIA 500, 2014);
  • LEADING INDIVIDUAL IN CORPORATE/M&A (UP-AND-COMING) (CHAMBERS LATIN AMERICA 2011, 2012, 2013);
  • LEADING INDIVIDUAL IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE/WTO (UP-AND-COMING) (CHAMBERS LATIN AMERICA 2010, 2011);
  • ONE OF THE MOST ADMIRED LAWYERS IN BRAZIL IN THE AREAS OF COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS AND EXPORT/IMPORT (ANÁLISE ADVOCACIA 500, 2011, 2012, 2013) AND ALSO IN THE AUTOMOTIVE, BANKING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE SECTORS (ANÁLISE ADVOCACIA 500, 2013);
  • ONE OF THE MOST ADMIRED LAWYERS I BRAZIL IN CONTRACTS (ANÁLISE ADVOCACIA 500, 2008, 2009);
  • ONE OF THE MOST ADMIRED LAWYERS IN BRAZIL IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE (ANÁLISE ADVOCACIA 500, 2007);
  • ONE OF THE MAIN BRAZILIAN LAWYERS UNDER 40 (LATIN LAWYER, 2002).
  • One of the most admired Brazilian lawyers in the areas of International Trade, Commercial Contracts and Corporate Law, as well as in the Automotive, Chemical & Petrochemical, Banking, Electrical Energy and Technology sectors, Análise Advocacia 500, 2016.

CGM Advogados:

CGM was founded in September 2014 by an experienced group of partners who had already worked together for more than two decades, and were joined by other partners coming from reputable law firms.  Despite its youth, the firm already enjoys strong client and market recognition and is acknowledged in important international publications and rankings. CGM focuses on solving its clients’ issues in a timely, efficient and business-oriented manner, with technical expertise and creativity.  The firm has a team of professionals who graduated from leading law schools in Brazil, many of whom have also obtained master degrees and other qualifications abroad, and have worked outside of Brazil.  CGM also has a tightknit network of partnerships, which allows it to provide services in Brazil and coordinate multijurisdictional projects in Latin America.

CGM’s team works at a very fast pace and has in-depth knowledge of the law and of the business of its clients.  The firm represents its clients very assertively, paying attention to every detail without losing sight of its clients’ goals.  CGM is keen on spotting issues but equally committed to addressing them.  The firm’s team eagerly pursues and develops tailor-made, practical and legally sound solutions to help clients do business and achieve their targets.  In addition, the 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.