Who we are


Guarnera Advogados is a law firm with Italian origin, which started its activities in 1990, having as its main purpose to meet all the demands from foreign clients willing to invest in Brazil.

Throughout its existence the office obtained the acknowledgement of various institutions, both Brazilian and foreign, regarding the quality of its services.

Currently, we represent the interest of many large and medium sized foreign companies in Brazil.

Our office has about 40 professionals that work in the most various areas of law (corporate, contracts, litigation, labour, taxes and Central Bank), assuring services of the highest quality and specialization level.

On the other hand, Guarnera Advogados has always been present in Italy, since the beginning of its activities. This constant presence is marked by routine trips to the Country, for workshops organized jointly with Italian financial institutions and entities, such as the Italian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of São Paulo, Camere di Commercio italiane, ICE, Ministero dello Sviluppo, Sace, Simest, Consolato Brasiliano di Milano.

At the beginning of 2014 Guarnera Advogado has decided to open its own organization in Italy and currently, the office has a representative office  in the city of Milan, which nowadays is one of the most active business centres of Europe. The decision of opening this representative office was taken in order to approximate the office to the clients and to the Italian and European professionals aiming the investment in both countries. Another purpose is to disclose Brazilian’s business opportunities for foreigner players and for Brazilian companies located in the European Union.

This collaboration, on one hand, allow us to offer, in a more proximate way, the presence of our law firm directly in Italy, and, on the other hand, ease the consultancy for practical and adequate solutions to the issues that usually the Brazilian companies face when operating in Italy, uniting a consolidated professional experience with the deep knowledge of the legislation and of the Italian and European corporate environment.

The materialization of this collaboration brings the opportunity of offering to our clients an advisory on other aspects of Italian law and also on the internationalization of Brazilian companies towards other countries.