KLA-KOURY LOPES ADVOGADOS was founded in 2002 by a group of highly qualified ex-partners and associates of one of the largest law firms in Brazil, who decided to join efforts in an innovative project with a new philosophy of rendering legal services with a direct involvement with the clients' activities. KLA offers a broad range of services, advising and representing local and foreign clients. With offices located in São Paulo and Houston, Texas, the firm is also able to offer services in all major cities of Brazil.
The firm's fields of practice covers: administrative law, advertising and entertainment law, antitrust, banking and finance law, capital markets, anticorruption, constitutional law, consumer protection, contracts, corporate law, customs law, dispute resolution, education law, energy, environmental law, family law, food and drugs, insurance and reinsurance, labour law, mergers and acquisitions, private pensions, pro bono, real estate law, regulatory law, tax law, technology and innovation, telecommunications, wealth management and estate planning.
Our clients are diverse and include some of the major Brazilian corporate organizations and international companies operating in Brazil. We currently represent international clients from 41 foreign countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Belize, BVI, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela).
KLA has been recognized as a leading law firm in Brazil by the prestigious international legal directories Chambers Global, Latin Lawyer 250, IFLR 1000, Corporate International, The Practical Law Company, Lawyer Monthly, International Legal Alliance Summit, Intercontinental Finance Magazine, Dealmakers, Finance Monthly, Global Law Experts, Best Lawyers, Who is Who Legal and Intellectual Asset Management Magazine (The World's Leading Patent Litigators).
Indicated as a leading firm in 9 areas of practice:
Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Labor, Media & Entertainment, Real Estate, Tax and Telecom & Technology.
14 Partners appointed as leaders in their fields:
Fernando Koury Lopes, Pedro Cortez, Maria Cristina Junqueira, Henrique Lopes, Tania Liberman, Miriam Machado, Karin Alvo, Tiago Cortez, Alexandre Pessoa, Mariana Cortez, Isabel Franco, Guilherme Ieno, José Paulo Marzagão and Ricardo Higashitani.