Clearly one of the top competition law boutiques in the market, and not just due to both its longevity and stability of the core team, but also, and particularly, its excellence in conduct work, ability to take on key roles for major clients, and the most sensitive of cases, as well as its efficiency and effectiveness handling merger clearance applications before CADE.
GCA’s Competition/Antitrust and International Trade teams were ranked in Brazil’s Contentious Guide Rankings, by Chambers and Partners. Mauro Grinberg was recognized in the Competition and Antitrust category and Ricardo Casanova Motta in International Trade. Leonor Cordovil appeared in both areas.
Grinberg Cordovil Advogados was ranked in 1st place among the most admired, specialized firms in the area of Competition Law, in 2nd place in the area of International Trade and, in 3rd place in the area of Compliance. The partners Leonor Cordovil, Mauro Grinberg, Karen Ruback and Ricardo Motta were nominated among the most admired lawyers in the country in the area of Competition Law. Leonor Cordovil was also indicated as one of the most admired lawyers in the area of International Trade and Compliance.
The Legal 500 Latin America 2021, once again, recognized Grinberg Cordovil Advogados among the best in Brazil in Competition Law and International Trade. The publication highlights clients' comments, affirming that the firm offers personalized service, focused on both the solution and the prevention of demands. Leonor Cordovil was pointed out as a "leading individual" in Competition Law and our partners Karen Ruback and Beatriz Cravo was highlighted as "next generation partners". Similar recognition was given to our partner Ricardo Motta for the area of International Trade.
Grinberg Cordovil Advogados was classified as ‘excellent’ in Antitrust Investigations and Cartel Damage Claims and 'highly recommended' in Merger Control by Leaders League. Leaders League is a leading French agency specialized in the evaluation of law firms around the world. The ranking evaluates the reputation of the offices in the market, the size and expertise of the teams, the client portfolio and the quality of the work presented.
The Legal 500 ranked Grinberg Cordovil Advogados as Tier 1 for the Antitrust and Competition area of practice. According to the publication “household name companies, including many with global operations, turn to the team for advice and representation in complex cartel cases, unilateral conduct investigations and merger filings”. The partner Beatriz Cravo was highlighted as "Rising Star". The firm was also very well ranked in International Trade and Customs (Tier 2). The partner Ricardo Motta was appointed as "Next Generation Partner".
Grinberg Cordovil was nominated by Chamber and Partners Latin America 2020 as one of the best Competition/Antitrust and International Trade Law/WTO firms in the world. In Competition/Antitrust, GCA is described as a “respected boutique firm with extensive experience in competition law”. Leonor Cordovil was recognized for her effectiveness in “navigating through the regulatory space", and Mauro Grinberg for “his vast and specialized competition work”. In International Trade/WTO, "the firm has a very experienced team that gets personally involved with our issues and demonstrates proactivity towards our cases". Besides mentioning Leonor Cordovil, described as a “reference” in the area, the publication highlights the partner Ricardo Motta, due to his "his expertise, dedication, focus and attentiveness to the client.”.
Grinberg Cordovil Advogados was ranked by Who's Who Legal 2020 in Competition Law and the Trade & Customs areas of practice. Leonor Cordovil is internationally classified as a "thought leader", as she is considered one of the best lawyers in Brazil, due to her "solid academic background." Moreover, she is highly recommended by her colleagues, thanks to her ability to "solve high profile cases". Partner Mauro Grinberg was appointed as a "first level professional" with experience covering the entire antitrust area, while Ricardo Motta was described as a "representative for major clients in complex antitrust issues". In the Trade & Customs area, Ricardo Motta and Leonor Cordovil were recognized and recommended given Leonor's "very active and experienced" behavior and Ricardo's “outstanding ability to advise on trade regulation and countervailing duty cases”.
Grinberg Cordovil Advogados classified as “Highly Recommended” in the area of Competition Law in Brazil by Global Competition Review. Leonor Cordovil and Ricardo Motta were nominated for the award of “lawyer of the year” in 2018 by the GCR Award. In 2020, the firm was nominated in the category of “firm of the year” and our partner Leonor Cordovil was once again recommended to dispute the prize of the "lawyer of the year". Furthermore, three cases advised and represented by the firm were nominated and are finalists of the GCR Awards: the concentration act (merger) of “Disney/Fox”, in the category of “Merger control matter of the year” and the administrative proceedings “CADE investigation of Google’s search practices” and “Raízen/Shell’s acquittal of cartel allegation”, both in the category of “Behavioural matter of the year”. The firm Grinberg Cordovil Advogados and our partner Leonor Cordovil were also GCR Award finalists in the categories of “Regional firm of the year” and “lawyer of the year”.