The firm


Founded in 1948 in the city of São Paulo, under the leadership of Duarte Vaz Pacheco do Canto e Castro, the firm has since then started to build itself in the market as a reference for Brazilian law. At the time, Brazil had a still incipient industry and the economy was taking its first steps toward internationalization with the arrival of the first multinationals in the country.

With a fast-paced industry development in the 1960s and 1970s, particularly in the pharmaceutical, automotive, infrastructure, machinery and equipment sectors, Brazil reached significant levels of economic growth and a bold group of lawyers consolidated in the market, providing legal support for our customers’ business growth.

In the 1990s, renamed Peixoto & Cury Advogados, the firm repositioned itself in the market, with the development of new practice areas, creating unique business opportunities and supporting several of our clients’ business growth that have become major corporations over the years with the assistance of the legal services rendered by our firm.

With the fast change of the Brazilian economy, legal support for several business models, widely used today, was the result of our lawyers’ creativity. The firm stood side by side with its clients overcoming crises, adapting to change and, in particular, guiding them towards a solid and sustainable market growth.


Since our foundation, our firm has been praising technical excellence and trust, working side by side with our clients seeking strategic solutions for their business, always in an integrated way in the most diverse sectors of the Brazilian economy.

Headquartered in the city of São Paulo and for more than twenty (20) years present in New York, the firm is committed to providing high quality corporate law services, with a multidisciplinary approach within the four main areas of law: Corporate, Labor, Tax and Litigation. With a strong business mind and a solid relationship with clients and business partners, in Brazil and abroad, the firm has advised and continues to advise multinational companies from the most diverse economic segments that have established and continue to establish themselves in Brazil.

Our relationship with relevant foreign firms provides a great network of contacts that allows us to assist our clients in other countries, as well as to offer an exchange experience for our professionals abroad.


The acknowledgment of our clients, business partners and the legal community confirms our technical excellence in the various areas in which we advise.

Our firm, as well as our professionals, are regularly cited in legal publications specialized in several areas of law, including Analise Advocacia, Chambers & Partners, M&A Advisor, Leaders′ League, IFLR, among others.

Such recognition confirms the commitment made by the firm to be a reference in legal services, advising with creativity, trust, talent and professional integrity.


The firm is constantly investing in technology, innovation and regularly upgrades its infrastructure. With that in mind, the firm has available various programs for management legal cases, which allow our professionals to be more efficient and quickly adapt to the needs of each of our clients.

In addition, the firm also has automotive systems to monitor and evaluate the performance of its professionals, always in the pursuit of excellence when providing legal services.

The firm also invests in new technological tools for document management, archiving, and virtual meetings, among others that, in addition to improving efficiency in the rendering of our services, reduce costs that directly benefit our clients.


We believe that having a distinguished service is only possible through qualified professionals who are committed to the tradition and institutional values of our firm. Professional development, with continuous education in the most prestigious Brazilian and foreign educational institutions, has always been stimulated and supported by the firm. We believe human capital to be the most precious asset and the proper way to preserve our culture and to maintain the success obtained over the years.

Our relationship with business partners and clients is, and always has been, based on loyalty, respect and responsibility, through which we create a transparent and mutually trusting environment to deal with complex and challenging legal issues. We value creativity and flexibility, but always connected to ethical principles, to serve the client as a way to build long-lasting partnerships, where we combine our tradition with innovation to perform facing a new economy and constant challenges.