Who We Are

Our Mission

To provide legal services to our clients, aiming at the full achievement of their objectives, with creativity, safety, and efficiency. To constantly improve and share the knowledge. To practice and transmit ethical values.

Our View

We believe in the worthy construction of the society by means of the Law, and mainly of the Legal Practice based on ethics, social responsibility, and commitment to the human principles and values.

Our Values

To work ethically, with integrity, transparency and objectivity. Act with total commitment to the cases entrusted to our Office.

Our Team

Ademir Pimentel Partner

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Daniel Vega Partner

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André Smilgin Partner

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Mariana F. Souza Partner

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Andre Lima Partner

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Leonardo Corrêa Partner

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Roberto GuimarãesConsultant

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Mário Paulo (I.M.) Consultant

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Nilson Furtado Consultant

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Bruno Bastos Consultant

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Gláucio Freire Consultant

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Luiz Camps Consultant

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Vanice Valle Consultant

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Fabiana Machado Consultant

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Associate Partners


Alessandra Ribeiro Associate Lawyer

Bruno Brandão

Bruno Brandão (also known as Bruno Brandão de Queiroz) worked in the last years for law firm Vega, Honorato, Brandão Advogados, where he was a partner. Previously, he had worked for 02 years at the Attorney's Office of the State of Rio de Janeiro. He has a vast experience in civil litigation, including the structuring and management of mass litigation (volume). Bruno has a degree in Law from Universidade Cândido Mendes and a graduate degree in Public Administration Law from Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF).

Bruno Brandão Associate Lawyer

Diogo Pires

Diogo Pires e Albuquerque Santos represents foreign and Brazilian clients in the development of all sorts of real estate transactions. Diogo assists clients in the purchase and sale of rural and urban real estate, residential and non-residential lease agreements, and shopping malls. He also assists clients in projects involving acquisition of forests, built-to-suit lease, legal audits, and preparation and analysis of contracts with real estate aspects.

Diogo’s experience in the real estate area includes transactions developed in several industries and segments, such as the pharmaceutical, retail, banking, hotel, leisure, and energy industries. Diogo has already represented companies such as Pfizer; Boeing Industries; Bank of America Merril Lynch; Rio Bravo Investimentos; Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Cinépolis; and Lafarge. He has also participated in several transactions with foreign companies of Canada, United States, Norway, United Kingdom, and Mexico.

During his undergraduate program, Diogo did an internship at Brookfield Shopping Centers S.A., former Brascan Imobiliária S.A., one of the biggest and most successful companies owning shopping malls in the country.

Fluent in English, Diogo has a degree in Law from Universidade Cândido Mendes, with specialization in Marketing from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing do RJ (ESPM); he has a graduate degree in Business Law from Universidade Cândido Mendes and a Master’s Degree in Marketing from IAG of PUC of Rio de Janeiro.

Diogo Pires Associate Lawyer

Fabiano Coutinho

Fabiano Coutinho Associate Lawyer

Guillherme Giesta

Guilherme Valladares Giesta has a degree in Law from Universidade Cândido Mendes and is a specialist in Business Law from Universidade Cândido Mendes and in Civil Procedure from Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). He currently has the position of Legal Assistant of the Office of the Secretary of Finance of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

Before becoming a partner at PBVS Advogados, Guilherme was an associated lawyer of the law firm Pedro Calmon Filho & Associados; associated lawyer of the law firm Gaia, Silva & Gaede; partner of the law firm Giesta & Mainier Advogados; and partner of the law firm Vega, Honorato & Brandão Advogados.

Guilherme was also a member of the Committee of Real Estate Law and of the Committee of Legislative Issues of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/RJ). Guilherme is fluent in English, Spanish, and German, and practices especially in consultancy and litigation in Tax and Financial Law; Civil Law; Commercial Law; Real Estate Law; Maritime Law; and Administrative Law.

Guilherme Giesta Associate Lawyer

Gustavo Martins

Gustavo Martins works since 2001 in the corporate labor law area, with medium and large-size law firms. Has over 15 years of experience in preventive legal advice, labor disputes, negotiations with and before the Brazilian Labor Agency and control bodies.

Solid knowledge on the contingency of labor lawsuits, judicial motions, court hearings, negotiation of settlement agreements, elaboration of management reports, and consulting on labor legal matters with focus on prevention, reduction and solution of conflicts.

He provides services for companies from various segments: Retail trade, pharmaceutical, telephony, utility, call centers, airlines, construction, insurance carriers, educational institutions among many others.

Gustavo holds his JD and LL.M from Candido Mendes University - Rio de Janeiro.

Gustavo Martins Associate Lawyer

Leonam Braga

Leonam Braga Associated Lawyer

Maíra Berriel

Maíra Berriel Associated Lawyer

Marcio Faria

Marcio Faria has a degree in Law from Centro Universitário Plínio Leite (UNIPLI). He has professional experience in strategic and mass civil litigation; agreements in labor execution, having worked as intern at the legal department of IVB – Instituto Vital Brazil (State Government Agency of Research)

Marcio Faria Associate Lawyer

Maria Miranda

Maria Miranda Associate Lawyer

Piera Mácola

Piera Mácola Associate Lawyer

Ricardo Ney

Ricardo Ney Associate Lawyer

Thais Vasconcellos

Thaís Vasconcellos has a law degree from the Fluminense Federal University (UFF) and is specialized in Civil and Business Law by the Instituto Damásio de Direito, from the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (IBMEC-SP).

She is currently specializing in Civil Procedure with an emphasis on Private Law at Fluminense Federal University (UFF). Before joining PVS Advogados, she was an associate lawyer at Siqueira Castro Advogados, in the field of Strategic Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation. Thaís Vasconcellos is also President of the Arbitration Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association – Volta Redonda section, and Vice-President of the Young Arbitration Practitioners Committee at the Brazilian Center for Mediation and Arbitration (CJA/CBMA).

Thais Vasconcellos Advogada