About Souto Correa
In an increasingly complex business world, Souto Correa advises clients in a creative, confident and simple, but not simplistic manner. We are an efficient full-service law firm because we face legal challenges by focusing on what matters the most and finding the best solution to boost business. We are recognized in the market because we form a multidisciplinary team of lawyers for each project, specializing in more than 20 areas of law, with a keen interest in the impact on the client’s business and our society. Our team is motivated and trained to understand your challenge, speak the language of the business and create legal and business value.
In 2013, lawyers who had been working together in the legal market for 20 years joined forces to improve the delivery of legal services in an innovative way so that each professional can increase their potential by sharing ethical values and unity. This way of working together, sharing challenges and multiplying successes was like a wave in the market and made Souto Correa, a law firm with roots in Rio Grande do Sul, become one of the major full-service law firms in Brazil, serving national and multinational companies from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Brasília in all areas of business law.
Purpose and Values
Building a solid, long-term institution with united and motivated people, capable of achieving competitive advantage while fully committed to their clients and the community. Our values: ethics; focus on people, who are both means and ends; unity.
"My impression is that the firm stands out from other practices. In addition to impeccable legal advice, the lawyers provide a view of the market that goes far beyond the legal environment and is relevant to the business person's everyday activities. They are highly qualified professionals, and their advice and assistance are always very effective. We have complete confidence in their work. Taking into account the complexity of the case and the amount of work involved, the cost-to-benefit ratio is what we would expect for this type of work." - Chambers Insights
Discover our areas of expertise
We work in all areas of business law and in a multidisciplinary way to ensure complete, strategic and on-demand service for each client.
Our partners, lawyers and practice areas are recognized by clients and peers for their excellence in providing legal services. As a result of this, we are frequently referred to by the main guides and global rankings in the market.
Once again, Souto Correa Advogados was featured in the Chambers and Partners - Global. In the 2023 edition, for the first time, our Energy and Oil and Gas areas were recognized by the ranking. Partners Fabio Di Lallo (Energy) and Ricardo Quass Duarte also debuted in the ranking. Together with them, Chambers and Partners - Global indicated five more of our professionals as references in their areas of expertise: Guilherme Rizzo Amaral (Arbitration and Litigation), Leticia Provedel (Intellectual Property in two categories: Patents; and Trademarks, Copyright and Trade Secrets), Livia Medeiros Amorim (Energy, Oil and Gas), Marcelo Gandelman (Arbitration) and Mauricio Paschoal (Corporate and M&A). Learn more at Chambers.com
In a recent survey published by Chambers Brazil, 19 of our professionals and more than 10 areas of expertise were recognized: Consumer, Arbitration, Litigation, Intellectual Property (Patents, Copyright, Trademark), Agribusiness, Oil & Gas and Energy. Also, In the south we were recognized in Corporate, Litigation and Tax. Read more here.
Souto Correa was one of the highlights of the global ranking Leaders League Brazil – Transactions & Deals 2023, recognizing 11 practice areas and 13 professionals from our firm. In addition, for the first time our M&A: Large-Cap Transactions practice area was recognized by the ranking, which shows our prominence in large M&A transactions. In regional South, we still being recognized as leading law firm in Corporate/Commercial and Tax practices.
Souto Correa was once more featured in another international ranking: The Legal 500. In the last research, we had 55 recommended lawyers and 15 practice areas recognized for our legal services. Special mentions for the areas of Litigation and Corporate, which moved up in position, and the areas of Hydrocarbons, Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, and Aviation entered the ranking for the first time. For more information, click here.
Souto Correa was recognized by Lacca Approved 2023 in 4 practice areas: Arbitration, Corporate Law and M&A, Energy, and Litigation. Additionally, 7 of our lawyers are ranked for their notable work: Carlos Souto and Guilherme Rizzo (Arbitration and Litigation); Clarissa Yokomizo, Mauricio Paschoal and Raquel Stein (Corporate Law and M&A); Livia Amorim (Energy); and Ricardo Quass Duarte (Litigation). For the first time, Clarissa and Livia are nominees for the ranking, selected personally by the region's leading corporate counsel.
The publication Who's Who Legal - WWL, 2021 edition, recognized the following partners in the Thought Leaders category: Gilberto Deon Corrêa Jr. (Forestry Investment); Jorge Cesa (Product Liability Defense); and Leticia Provedel (Trademarks). The survey brings together the vision, experience and wisdom of some of the world's leading lawyers and experts. Also, in the Future Leaders category, which identifies the main lawyers with less than 45 years in each area of practice, the partner Guilherme Rizzo Amaral was recognized as one of the main litigation lawyers in the world.
Partner Gilberto Deon Corrêa Junior was listed in IFLR1000's 31th edition 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.
Souto Correa Advogados has been highly recommended by Latin Lawyer 250 guide in the following areas of practice and partners: Arbitration (Guilherme Rizzo Amaral, and Luis Alberto Salton Peretti); Corporate and M&A (Carlos Fernando Souto, Rodrigo Tellechea, Raquel Stein, and Mauricio Negri Paschoal); Labour (Joel Gallo, and Patricia Alves); and Litigation (Diogo Squeff Fries, Guilherme Rizzo Amaral, Luis Alberto Salton Peretti, Otávio Domit, Ricardo Quass, and Roberta Feiten). The guide profiles law firms offering advice on cross-border deals and on domestic transactions with wider geographic coverage and deep local knowledge.
Souto Correa Advogados is among the 10 full-service law firms with the highest number of Most Admired Women in Brazil, according to the new ranking released by the Análise Advocacia 500. In the 2022 edition, 13 lawyers were highlighted, in 14 specialties and 14 economic sectors.
Once again, Souto Correa is ranked among the most admired Brazilian law firms according to the Anuário Análise Advocacia 2022, a survey that indicates the most reputable lawyers and law firms in the country. In addition, we have 32 professionals on the list of top lawyers, representing a growth of 33,3% compared to the previous edition. Furthermore, it's important to mention that we were chosen as the most admired office in Rio Grande do Sul. The survey by Análise Editorial interviewed 1,038 leaders in the legal and financial areas of the largest local companies. Click here for more information.