Christian S. B. Lopes is recognized for his "excellent technical skills, especially in the mining sector and international commercial contracts." He is also considered by market observers a reference in arbitration. A colleague comments: “I have the best possible impression of his work. He is extremely talented and is also an excellent arbitrator and lawyer in arbitration proceedings.”.

Chambers and Partners

Daniel Vilas Boas “is very experienced, extremely technical and provides solid legal opinions”, says one client. Another one highlights "his outstanding civil and procedural law skills”. He represents clients in the mining and steel industries in various corporate disputes.

Chambers and Partners

Rafhael Frattari “stands out for his ability to pursue the best solutions in accordance with customer needs”, customers say. Colleagues highlight that “he is an excellent professional” and also mention his outstanding academic credentials.

Chambers and Partners

Leonardo Wykrota has been nominated by the Leaders League for his excellent professional practice in civil litigation.

Leaders League


Chambers and Partners

For the ninth consecutive year, Chambers and Partners has ranked VLF Advogados as a reference in Business Law in South East Brazil. Chambers and Partners provides the most respected reference guide on legal services in the world and bases its nominations mainly on research with clients, without financial compensation. Besides the Firm’s indication, its partners received honorable mentions.

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Chambers and Partners 2021

Análise Advocacia 500

For Years, VLF Advogados has been recognized as one of the 500 most admired law firms in Brazil according to research carried out by Análise Editorial. For the preparation of the Análise Advocacia 500 yearbook, the legal executives of the 1500 largest companies are interviewed to determine which firms they most admire, regardless of whether they hire their services. The Firm is considered in the Comprehensive category and was ranked 1st in Minas Gerais, besides being considered a leader in the following areas: Civil/Consumer/International Trade/Corporate/Labor/Tax. We were highlighted in the Concessions, Energy, Automotive and Automotive parts, and Mining/Steel Industry sectors. In this last sector, we were ranked 1st nationally in 2020.

Best Laywer

For the third consecutive year, the partner Rafhael Frattari and the tax team of VLF Advogados were highlighted by Best Lawyer. This publication adopts a secret peer voting to choose the professionals and firms to which colleagues would entrust a case.

Best Lawyers 2020 - Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers 2019 - Lawyer of the Year

Análise Advocacia Mulher

The Análise Advocacia Mulher 2020 ranking features the most admired women lawyers, according to the opinion of 1041 legal and financial executives from Brazil’s largest companies, who gave interviews to the Análise Editorial’s team.

Maria Tereza Fonseca Dias, executive partner at VLF Advogados, was chosen as one of the most admired women lawyers, in 2020, in the Regulatory area, among the offices of the comprehensive segment.

Análise Advocacia Mulher

Leaders League

The partners Leonardo Wykrota and Daniel Vilas Boas were nationally recognized by Leaders League as lawyers of consistent practice in civil litigation, reinforcing the recognition of VLF’s Strategic team. In addition, Christian Lopes is also listed, with the M&A and Corporate team.

Leaders League 2019
Leaders League 2020
Leaders League 2021

Legal 500

The partners Christian Lopes, Daniel Vilas Boas, Leonardo Wykrota, Maria Tereza Fonseca Dias and Rafhael Frattari have been nominated in their respective practices by Best Lawyer. The publication adopts a secret peer voting to choose the professionals and firms to which colleagues would entrust a case. We have eight of our practices indicated by Best Lawyer.

The Legal 500 LA - Leading Firm 2021
The Legal 500 LA - Leading Firm 2019

Latin Lawyer National

The Latin Lawyer National Guide indicated the VLF’s Corporate, M&A and Litigation practices, highlighting them as nationally recommended.

Latin Lawyer National
Latin Lawyer National
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