After more than two decades working together as partners in a renowned Brazilian firm, Renata Novotny, Rafael Ney, Antonio Augusto Saldanha, Paulo Penna, Daniel Ferreira da Ponte, Lauro de Oliveira Vianna and Gabriel Rios Corrêa decided to launch their own law firm. Guided by converging principles, along with exceptional synergy among its partners, Novotny Advogados provides a high quality, tailored and efficient service in all major areas of business law.

We assist clients across a broad range of different matters, from routine issues to more sophisticated and complex cases. Our lawyers are passionate about understanding the client’s business to always provide a tailored service.

Keeping a close relationship with our clients allows us to quickly identify their needs, anticipate problems and propose innovative and bespoke solutions aligned with their business and institutional objectives. Our goal is to build enduring relationships with our clients.

Our integrated approach in addressing the issues, business transactions and disputes of our clients is made possible by the Firm’s ability to consolidate various specializations of business law. The synergy developed over decades of joint work allows the lawyers from our different practice areas to work in a collaborative environment, constantly sharing knowledge and expertise to ensure the best outcome for the client.

The structure of Novotny Advogados enables us to have consistency, flexibility and efficiency, as well as to cover a wide range of cases and provide service to a wide variety of clients. They include all types of companies – both domestic and international – of all sizes, from major companies to middle market and startup companies, non-governmental organizations, trade associations, investment funds, family-owned companies and private clients.

Our practice comprises litigation, consulting services and transactional work in all major fields of business law. With offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, we represent clients across the entire country, counting, when necessary, with external local support.

We believe in practicing law with ethics and excellence, creative thinking, practical solutions and pursuing the best interest of our clients. We strive to be the firm of choice for our clients.

Social Responsibility

We are committed to upholding the values of respect for human beings. We believe in diversity and the development of all of our team members to their fullest potentials. We seek to reflect these values in our law practice and in our internal relations, striving to ensure a safe and inclusive workplace environment.

We are also committed to supporting the communities where we practice law through pro bono services. We support NGOs, charities and clients that have initiatives and projects aligned with our values and principles. Some of the NGOs and charities to which we provide pro bono services are: Rede Cruzada, focused on child education and reintegration of vulnerable children and teenagers; Junior Achievement Rio de Janeiro, which promotes entrepreneurship among children and teenagers; and Sociedade Brasileira de Belas Artes, an entity that supports fine arts in Brazil.


RJ (+55 21) 3993 3601 
Av. Rio Branco, 110 
24º andar 
Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 

RJ (+55 21) 3747 1699
Rua da Quitanda, 86
2º andar
Centro, Rio de Janeiro

SP (+55 11) 4550 2006
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