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Moraes Pitombo Advogados

Moraes Pitombo Advogados

Firm NameMoraes Pitombo Advogados

Alameda Vicente Pinzon,
51 ,1 andar
São Paulo -SP

Tel+55 11 3047 3131
Fax+55 11 3047 3131
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Encouraging participation in continuing legal education seminars, professional association activities and civic affairs, Sao-Paulo headquartered Moraes Pitombo Advogados prides on its ability to combine the dual qualities of a contemporary legal practice i.e. personally tailored client service – which is characteristic of small law firms – and the cutting-edge technology and organisation of large law firms.

We defend the interests of our clients in cases, both in Brazil and abroad through our partnership with several foreign offices,” says firm founder Antônio Sérgio A. de Moraes Pitombo. “In the last 15 years, we have worked in the main cases of repercussion in the country with successful results that demonstrate the differentiated quality of our legal service.”

Moraes Pitombo Advogados’ main areas of activity include crimes against the economic and financial order; crimes against the tax order; crimes against the environment; crimes against patrimony, industrial property and labour organisation; crimes against the faith and public administration; crimes against the person; crimes against the family and sexual dignity; crimes against public incolumity; crimes perpetrated by the internet; international cooperation; and legal opinions.

The firm’s offices are structured to exclusively serve two areas of law, namely criminal and civil, with distinct teams available to interact and organise the full defence against the state. A team of more than 100 people divided into three offices located in the cities of São Paulo, Brasília, and Rio de Janeiro.

“Over time, our headquarters in the city of São Paulo found two fundamental needs for its development,” says Pitombo. “First, we saw the need to verticalise our work in the judiciary, serving clients in the higher courts (STJ and STF), hence the birth of the Brasília office, allowing a greater growth and highlight in judgments in both of these courts.

“Second, we wanted to give the same level of personalised service to our many clients in Rio de Janeiro, which required us to reproduce the standard of service quality with a team of equal importance and size in that capital.” A graduate of the University of São Paulo, from where he obtained master’s and doctoral degrees in criminal law, Pitombo obtained his post-doctorate degree from the Ius Gentium Coninbrigae of the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. Involved in the practice of criminal and contentious advocacy law for more than two decades, he is known for his work in several cases of repercussion. He is a member of the Institute of Brazilian Lawyers (IAB); the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences (IBCCrim); the Manoel Pedro Pimentel Institute, linked to the Department of Criminal Law, Criminology and Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Law of University of São Paulo; the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; the Association Internationale de Droit Pénal; and the Association Internationale des Avocats de la Défense.