São Paulo

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s São Paulo office serves clients in Brazil, Latin America and around the world.  Lawyers in our São Paulo office provide international legal advice to clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and capital markets.  Other areas of involvement include project finance, bank finance, fund formation, international arbitration and anti-corruption compliance.

Gibson Dunn opened the São Paulo office in the dynamic financial and economic center of Brazil in 2009 as need arose from our clients for sophisticated, on-the-ground legal representation in the region.  In opening this office, Gibson Dunn demonstrated our long-term commitment to Brazil, and our recognition of the country’s growing importance in the global economy.


Rua Funchal, 418, 35° andar, São Paulo, 04551-060 Brazil

Tel: +55 (11) 3521-7160

Fax: +55 (11) 3521-7070


Alfaro, Lisa A.

Tel: +55 (11) 3521-7160

Our São Paulo lawyers are members of the New York bar and have lived and practiced in the United States for significant periods of time.  All our São Paulo practitioners speak Portuguese and Spanish, and have worked on Brazilian and Latin American deals for over a decade.  The same is true of the Latin America Practice Group members who are based in New York.

Gibson Dunn lawyers have been active in Latin America for more than 40 years.  We have advised a wide variety of global companies from North America and Europe, as well as leading Latin American corporations, in diverse and high-profile transactions throughout the region.  The group has represented many governmental institutions as well.  We offer clients a strong team with the experience, local cultural knowledge, language capabilities and resources to navigate the legal regimes of one of the world’s most vibrant regions.

  • Chambers Latin America 2015 ranked Gibson Dunn in Brazil for Capital Markets: International, and two Sao Paolo partners as Leading Lawyers: in Brazil for Capital Markets: International and in Latin America for Capital Markets; and in Latin America for Corporate/M&A, respectively.
  • IFLR1000 2015 recognized Gibson Dunn in Latin America: Brazil – Financial and Corporate.
  • Chambers Global 2015 ranked two Sao Paolo partners in Latin America, for Capital Markets, and Corporate/M&A, respectively.
  • Latinvex named a Sao Paolo partner to its 2014 Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers list, which recognizes “the leading attorneys from international law firms that are involved in the growing legal business in Latin America.”
  • ​Latinvex named a Sao Paolo partner to its 2014 Latin America: Top 50 Female Lawyers list, which recognizes “the top 50 female lawyers specializing in Latin America among international law firms” based on “a combination of factors, including regional and local prominence, prominence of the law firm and awards and recognition.”