History

Candido Martins was born from a union.

A union of dreams.

Of values, of purposes.

Of ideas and ideals to build together the best and most specialized mergers and acquisitions firm in Brazil.

A union that worked and has the constant pursuit of excellence in everything we do and in the absolute commitment to the success of our clients

The world of mergers and acquisition is fascinating. And the world of corporate and tax consulting is becoming more complex by the hour.

Together they represent a universe of opportunities, with risks and challenges that demand more than technical excellence. It is important to reach a customized unique solution. A solution that is only possible when there exists a close and caring relationship between attorney and client.

Each individual that make Candido Martins possible is a representative of such thought.

Such individual is a partner to the client at all times. Working with agility, proximity and care, always in the search of the best result. And each success reinforces our trust, makes us even more united.

A union that is engrained in our most genuine concern of CARE! CARING for the people that work with us so that they can CARE better for our clients. CARING for our clients so that they can thus enjoy the best possible results. And, above all, CARE for the Pillars that sustain the long-term relationships we want to build with all: trust, credibility, security, proximity, flexibility and partnership.

Personalized service: this is what we do at Candido Martins! Count on us to take care of your case.

Mission

Understand the client and take care of his/her case with security and proximity; serve as a legal reference and constant partner of those seeking the office; be a workplace where people matter.

Vision

To be recognized as a first tier law firm.

Values

Our values are shaped on CARE, knowing the needs of others, listening, understanding, respecting. It is in the collaboration, cooperation that establishes our synergy. It is in the integrity and knowledge that govern our decisions.

Founding Partners

  • Alamy Candido

    Alamy Candido

    E-mail: alamy@candidomartins.com.br
    Phone: +55 11 5545-4012
    Language: Portuguese and English

    Alamy has an academic background in Law and Business. Before he became the partner responsible for the tax area of Candido Martins, he worked as a lawyer for some of the most important law firms in São Paulo.

    He was also a visiting lawyer of the international tax area of the Dutch firm Loyens & Loeff, from 2008 to 2009. Currently, Alamy is a judge of the Court of Taxes and Fees of São Paulo (TIT-SP) and is well known for deal with Tax Consulting and Business Structuring, Private Equity and Tax Administrative Litigation.

    Alamy was nominated by The Legal 500, 2016 edition as a leading lawyer due to his expertise in tax law, and its responsive customer service; Recommended in IFLR 1000 in 2015 and 2016 in the areas of Private Equity, Banking (Financial) and Project Finance (funded projects).

    Education
    1999 – L.LB, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie
    2008 - Master of Laws (LL.M.), Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago;
    2008 - Business administration, Kellogg School of Management.

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  • Henrique Martins

    Henrique Martins

    E-mail: henrique@candidomartins.com.br
    Phone: 55 11 5545-4015
    Languages: Portuguese and English

    Henrique was literate in English and Portuguese and is graduated in Law in England and Brazil. With extensive experience in the practice of corporate law, he worked for major law firms before founding Candido Martins Bar Association in 2010. Henrique is recognized for dealing with Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Consulting and Contracts, Private Equity, Capital Markets and Financial Market and Banking.

    He was nominated by Legal 500 directory in 2013, 2014 and 2016 editions, who referred to him as "extremely responsive and engages in a profound way in all matters." Henrique was also recommended by IFLR 1000 in 2015 and 2016 in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets, and in 2016 and 2017 of Lacca (Latin American Corporate Counsel Association) editions as a leading lawyer in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.

    Education
    1998 – L.LB, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (BA Law)
    2004 – L.LB, Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC/SP)

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  • Renata Simon

    Renata Simon

    E-mail: renata@candidomartins.com.br
    Telephone: +55 (11) 5545-4010
    Languages: Portuguese and English

    Renata is graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and has LL.M. in Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law by Columbia University School of Law. She deals with Contracts, Corporate and International Law, Compliance, Joint Ventures and Due Diligence.

    Education
    • 2003 – L.LB, Faculdade de Direito da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP);
    • 2007 - Master of Laws (LL.M.), Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law by Columbia University School of Law;
    • Fluency in English

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Associates


  • Ana Beatriz Bomtorin Gomes de Jesus

    Ana Beatriz Bomtorin Gomes de Jesus

    E-mail: anabeatriz@candidomartins.com.br
    Telephone: +55 11 5545-4010
    Languages: Portuguese, English and German

    Ana is graduated in Law from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and she is postgraduate in Corporate Law from Escola de Direito de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/SP). Ana deals with Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Consulting and Contract and Capital Markets.

    Education
    • 2014 – L.LB, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie;
    • 2017 – Postgraduation, Corporate Law, Escola de Direito de São Paulo da Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

    • Fluency in English and German

  • Daniel Rodrigues Alves

    Daniel Rodrigues Alves

    E-mail: daniel@candidomartins.com.br
    Telephone: + 55 11 5545-4010
    Languages: Portuguese and English

    Daniel is graduated in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and currently is studying for Masters in Business Law Applied, at the Professional Masters in Law and Development from Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law School. Daniel deals with Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Consulting and Contracts, Private Equity, Capital Markets and Financial and Banking Market.

    Education
    2008 – L.LB, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP)
    2016- Master in Business Law – Professional Master in Law of Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School (FGV/SP);

    • Fluency in English.

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  • Karen Harumi Hamada Moura

    Karen Harumi Hamada Moura

    E-mail: karen@candidomartins.com.br
    Telephone: +55 (11) 5545-4010
    Languages: Portuguese and English

    Karen is graduated in Law from Escola de Direito de São Paulo of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV Law/SP) and deals with Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Consulting and Contracts.

    Education
    • 2010 - L.LB, Escola de Direito de São Paulo da Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV Law/SP);
    • Fluency in English.

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  • Marcella Pontes de Oliveira Bertolini

    Marcella Pontes de Oliveira Bertolini

    E-mail: marcella@candidomartins.com.br
    Telephone: (11) 5545-4010
    Languages: Portuguese and English

    Marcella is graduated in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP), she has a post-graduate degree in Corporate Law from the São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/SP). She deals with Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Due Diligence, Corporate and Contractual Consulting and Banking.

    Education
    • 2011 – LL.B, Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC/SP);
    • 2014 - Post-graduation in Corporate Law from the São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/SP).

  • Mateus Lopes da Silva Leite

    Mateus Lopes da Silva Leite

    E-mail: mateus@candidomartins.com.br
    Telephone: +55 11 5545-4010
    Languages: English and Portuguese

    Mateus is graduated in Law from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and has LL.M. in Corporate Law from INSPER. He deals with Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Consulting and Contracts, Private Equity, Capital Markets and Financial and Banking Market.

    Education
    2010 -L.LB, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie
    2015 - LL.M. in Corporate Law, Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (INSPER)
    • Fluent in English.

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  • Paola Ayres Sarraf

    Paola Ayres Sarraf

    E-mail: paola@candidomartins.com.br
    Telephone: (11) 5545-4010
    Languages: Portuguese and English

    Graduated in Law from Universidade de São Paulo. She deals with tax consulting, business structuring, tax audit and tax litigation.

    Education
    2012 - L.LB, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

    • Fluency in English.

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  • Tatiana Del Giudice Cappa Chiaradia

    Tatiana Del Giudice Cappa Chiaradia

    E-mail: tatiana@candidomartins.com.br
    Telephone: +55 (11) 5545-4010
    Languages: Portuguese and English

    Graduated and Academic Background: Master’s in Constitutional Law from the Law School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and Specialized in Constitutional Law from Escola Superior de Direito Constitucional. She deals with Tax Consulting and Tax Litigation.

    Education
    • 2009 - Academic Background: Master’s in Constitutional Law from the Law School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP);
    • 2005 - Specialized in Constitutional Law from Escola Superior de Direito Constitucional (ESDC);
    • 2003 – LLB, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo PUC/SP);

    Publications
    • Co-autor of the articles "A Compensação na Ótica do Art. 543-B do CPC" of the book Contencioso Tributário Administrativo e Judicial. São Paulo: Noeses, 2015, and “Uma breve visão da responsabilidade tributária de terceiros no âmbito do Superior Tribunal de Justiça”, of the magazine Interesse Público – IP. Belo Horizonte, 17 year, No. 91, mai/jun 2015.

    • Fluency in English

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  • Júlia Malafaia Vituli Silva

    Júlia Malafaia Vituli Silva

    E-mail: julia@candidomartins.com.br
    Telephone: +55 (11) 5545-4010
    Languages: Portuguese and English

    Graduated and Academic Background:
    Julia deals with Consulting of direct and indirect taxes and provides legal
    assistance in administrative and judicial proceedings.

    Education
    2015 - Bachelor of Laws from from the Law School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP);

    Brazilian Bar Association Member, OAB number 374.977, 2016

  • Raphael Pereira Arantes Pires

    Raphael Pereira Arantes Pires

    E-mail:
    Telephone: +55 (11) 5545-4010
    Languages: Portuguese and English

    Graduated and Academic Background:
    Graduate certificate in Tax Planning
    IBET (Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies) – (2015)
    Graduate certificate in Financial Planning
    INSPER University (2014)
    Graduate certificate in Mergers, Acquisitions and Spin-offs and Tax Aspects
    FIPECAFI (Financial, Accounting and Actuarial Research Foundation) (2014)
    Bachelor of Law:
    Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC-SP (2009-2013)

    Area(s) of Expertise:
    Mergers and Acquisitions,
    Corporate Consulting
    Contract and Capital Markets
    Corporate and Wealth Structuring and Restructuring (Tax Planning, Succession

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    Member of The Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC) from 2017-2018
    Member of global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family
    inheritance and succession planning – STEP from 2015-2017.

  • Júlia Vilela Pinheiro

    Júlia Vilela Pinheiro

    E-mail:
    Telephone: +55 (11) 5545-4010
    Languages: Portuguese and English

    Area(s) of Expertise:
    Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions.

    Education
    2017 - LL.M. in International Law by Georgetown University Law Center
    2015 - LL.B. by Centro Universitário de Brasília

    Brazilian Bar Association Member, OAB number 420.366, 2018

    • Fluency in English.
    • Intermediate in German.

  • Marcela Leal Sammarone

    Marcela Leal Sammarone

    E-mail:
    Telephone: +55 (11) 5545-4010
    Languages: Portuguese and English

    Graduated and Academic Background:
    Extension course of wealth planning from Brazilian Tax Studies Institution – IBET; tax specialization degree from INSPER and law degree from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie

    Area(s) of Expertise:
    Tax attorney with experience in tax consultancy and wealth planning for resident and non-residents for tax purposes.

    Brazilian Bar Association Member, OAB number 331.082, 2013

    • Fluency in English.
    • Intermediate in German, Spanish.

  • Giovanna Paes Cruz

    Giovanna Paes Cruz

    E-mail:
    Telephone: +55 (11) 5545-4010
    Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish 

    Area(s) of Expertise:
    Corporate and M&A.

    Education
    2014 - Bachelor in Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, 2014

    Brazilian Bar Association Member, OAB number 361.442, 2015

    • Fluency in English.
    • Intermediate in German.