Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA)

Souto Correa Advogados was included in the “LACCA Approved 2018” international ranking with lawyers recommended in the following areas: Administrative Law (Carlos Fernando Souto, Itiberê Oliveira Castellano Rodrigues and Luiz Gustavo Kaercher Loureiro); Arbitration (Carlos Fernando Souto, Guilherme Rizzo Amaral, Jorge Cesa Ferreira da Silva and Rômulo Mariani); Corporate/M&A (Gilberto Deon Corrêa Junior); Litigation (Carlos Fernando Souto, Guilherme Rizzo Amaral and Rômulo Mariani); and Tax (Anderson Trautman Cardoso).

The Legal 500

Souto Correa Advogados was recommended by the international publication “The Legal 500 Latin America 2017” on the following practice áreas: Bankruptcy and Restructuring; Corporate and M&A; Dispute resolution – arbitration; Dispute resolution - litigation; Energy and natural resources – Electricity; Environment; Intellectual property; Labour and Employment; Real Estate; and Tax. In those, the highlighted lawyers were: Fernando Pellenz e Gilberto Deon Corrêa Júnior (Bankruptcy and restructuring); Carlos Fernando Souto, Clarissa Yokomizo, Jorge Cesa, Luis Felipe Spinelli, Raquel Stein and Vinícius Fadanelli (Corporate and M&A); Guilherme Rizzo Amaral and Marcelo Gandelman (Dispute resolution); Gustavo Kaercher Loureiro and Rômulo Mariani (Energy and natural resources - Electricity); Fabiana Figueiró (Environment); Leticia Provedel (Intellectual property); Flavio Portinho Sirangelo, Joel Gallo and Paulo Roberto Souto (Labour and employment); Fábio Machado Baldissera e Gilberto Deon Corrêa Júnior (Real estate); Anderson Trautmann Cardoso and Henry Gonçalves Lummertz (Tax).

Chambers Latin America

Souto Correa Advogados was recommended by the international publication "Chambers and Partners Latin America 2019" In the areas Dispute Resolution: South, Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Arbitrations sections, Product Liability, Intellectual Property, Timberland Investment – Brazil, Tax: South, Corporate/Commercial: South e Environment. The following partners were also individually recognized by the guide: Jorge Cesa and Guilherme Rizzo Amaral (Dispute Resolution - South); Guilherme Rizzo Amaral (Dispute Resolution – Arbitration and Dispute Resolution - Litigation); Gilberto Deon Corrêa Junior (Bankruptcy/Restructuring); Leticia Provedel (Intellectual Property); Jorge Cesa e Guilherme Rizzo Amaral (Product Liability); Henry Lummertz (Tax- South); Gilberto Deon Corrêa Junior (Timberland Investiment); Gilberto Deon Corrêa Junior e Raquel Stein (Corporate/Commercial - South); Rafaela Kern was also considered as “Up And Coming” in the Corporate/Commercial – South area, and Carlos Fernando Souto was classified as “Eminent Practitioner” in the area Corporate/Commercial: South.

Análise Advocacia 500

Souto Correa Advogados was highlighted by “Análise Advocacia 500”, a law review that indicates the most admired national and regional law firms and lawyers in Brazil based on surveys conducted within the legal department of the 1,500 largest companies in the country. The 2017 edition highlighted the firm in six specialties, namely: Environment; Private Law; Commercial Contracts; Consumer; Corporate; International Trade; Intelectual Property; Infrastructure and Regulatory; Labor and Tax.  Souto Correa Advogados was also highlighted for its performance in various economic sectors, such as: Food, Drink and Tobacco; Automotive; Communication (special mention of partner Jorge Cesa); Eletronics (special mention of partner Guilherme Amaral); Machinery and Equipment (special mention of partner Guilherme Amaral); Pulp and Paper; Steel Works and Mining (special mention of partner Letícia Provedel).  Besides, two partners were recommended by the publication as the most admired professionals in their fields: Guilherme Amaral (Private Law) and Jorge Cesa (Communication).  The 2017 edition of “Análise Advocacia 500” recommended Souto Correa Advogados as the most admired law firm in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and ranked it 12th among the most admired firms in Brazil. In the state of Rio Grande do Sul, 10 of the 20 professionals recommended as the most admired in full service category are professionals of Souto Correa Advogados: Guilherme Rizzo Amaral, Jorge Cesa Ferreira da Silva, Raquel Stein, Henry Gonçalvez Lummertz, Juliana Pretto Stangherlin, Fabiana da Silva Figueiró, Luis Felipe Spinelli, Luiz Gustavo Kaercher Loureiro, Paulo Roberto Souto e Roberta Feiten Silva. Also, the partner and CEO Carlos Fernando Souto was rated among the most admired lawyers in São Paulo.

Leaders League

Souto Correa Advogados had 6 of it’s áreas highlighted by Leaders League 2018 and 9 of its partners were listed among the most admired lawyers. The areas and professionals listed were: Arbitration (Marcelo Gandelman, Eliana Baraldi e Guilherme Rizzo Amaral); Bankruptcy and Insolvency (Gilberto Deon Corrêa Jr. e Carlos Souto); Civil & Commercial Litigation (Carlos Fernando Souto, Guilherme Rizzo Amaral); Copyright Law (Letícia Provedel); Corporate Tax: Litigation (Fernando Ayres and Anderson Cardoso); Corporate Law and M&A (Carlos Souto and Gilberto Corrêa Jr.); Corporate Tax: Counsel (Anderson Cardoso); Fashion Law (Letícia Provedel); Labor Litigation (Joel Gallo and Paulo Souto); Media, Sports & Entertainment (Letícia Provedel); Startups & Innovation (Rodrigo Tellechea); Technology (Luis Felipe Spinelli); Trademark Litigation (Letícia Provedel); and Trademark Prosecution (Letícia Provedel). The complete list can be seen at: and

Chambers & Partners Global

Souto Correa Advogados was featured in the “Chambers Global 2018”, ranked for both its Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Arbitration and Intellectual Property sections. The following lawyers were also ranked individually in the publication: Carlos Fernando Souto (Dispute Resolution: Litigation), Guilherme Rizzo Amaral (Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Litigation), Marcelo Gandelman (Dispute Resolution: Arbitration) and Letícia Provedel (Intellectual Property).


Partner Gilberto Deon Corrêa Junior was listed in IFLR1000 2018 for his considerable expertise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). IFLR1000 is one of the most important international guides that recommend financial and corporate professionals and law firms - as judged by their clients and peers.

Who’s Who Legal

The partners Carlos Fernando Souto e Guilherme Rizzo Amaral were acknowledged by “Who’s Who Legal Brazil 2017” as two of the best lawyers in Commercial Litigation. Gilberto Deon Corrêa Junior e Rafaela Kern were also acknowledged by the publication as two of the best lawyers in Forestry Investment. Jorge Cesa Ferreira da Silva has also been ranked by Who’s Who Legal as one of the best lawyers in Product Liability Defence and Letícia Provedel in Trademarks. The results were released after interviews with professionals and clients from offices around the world..