ADRIANO chaves
Name: Adriano Chaves
Firm Name: CGM Advogados
Jurisdiction: Brasil
Practice Area: Corporate Law

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Adriano Chaves as our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Brasil. If you wish to get in touch with Adriano please use the contact information provided above.

Work Department

Corporate, Commercial Contracts, Digital Law, Privacy and Data Protection


Partner. Specialized in M&A, Corporate Law, Foreign Investments, Technology, Data Protection and Contractual matters.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association in 1996. Trainee and Senior Associate at Goulart Penteado, Iervolino e Lefosse Advogados (currently, Lefosse Advogados); Foreign Associate at Mayer Brown; Partner at Machado Associados; Partner at Campos Mello Advogados; Founding Partner of CGM Advogados.


  • Chambers Latin America (Corporate/M&A; International Trade | 2010-2021)
  • Chambers Global (Corporate/M&A | 2018-2020)
  • LACCA Approved (Corporate/M&A | 2015-2021)
  • LACCA Thought Leader (Corporate / M&A | 2019-2020)
  • Best Lawyers (Corporate and M&A | 2020)
  • Análise Advocacia 500 (International Trade; Comercial Contracts, Corporate Law; Automotive, Banking; Regulatory; Chemical & Petrochemical; Finance Transactions; Electronics; Technology; Electrical Energy; Finance; Foreign Trade;Export/Import Matters; Contracts;  Health | 2008-2019)


Portuguese and English.


Member of the Brazilian Bar Association; Member of the Committee of Digital Law of the Studies Center of Law Firms (CESA). Co-rapporteur of the task force on B2C General Conditions of the Brazilian Chapter of the Commission on Commercial Law and Practice (CLP) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).


Law degree (LL.B) from the University of São Paulo (USP) in 1995 and LL.M from the Columbia University School of Law in 1999 (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar).

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.