Office Address

Phone Number

+55 11 3356-2173

Fax Number

+55 11 3356-1700

Email Address

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Demarest Advogados

Main Office Address

Av. Pedroso de Moraes, 1.201 - Pinheiros Centro Cultural Ohtake
Sao Paulo, 05419-001

Office Locations

Campinas, Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, New York

Firm Phone Number

+55 11 3356-1800

Firm Fax Number

+55 11 3356-1700

Personal Background

Mr. Canizares is a Senior Partner at the Labor Consulting and immigration area.  He graduated from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie Law School (mid 2002 Class) and was admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter, under number 212.865.  He took the extension course in “Labor and Social Security Law” at Pontifícia Universidade Católica (2006), with his paper for the conclusion of the course on “Foreign Workers in Brazil and Brazilian Workers Abroad.”  Mr. Canizares currently is engaged in employment advice on individual and collective labor aspects, as well as on immigration- related subjects, primarily on issues concerning the legal aspects related to foreign work in Brazil and the admission of Brazilian employees’ to work outside Brazil.

Firm Background

Demarest Advogados is a full-service law firm. With 250 attorneys and several offices throughout Brazil and in New York City. Demarest provides counsel and representation to domestic and multinational corporations, Brazilian corporations doing business oversees, and foreign businesses with operations in Brazil. With extensive and superior experience in government, judicial administrative and corporate capacities, the firm offers services that are effective and parallel with the ultimate business goals of the client.

As one of the leading law firms in Brazil and one of the largest in Latin America, Demarest is well-known in several different practice areas. Its labor and employment law sector recognizes that companies need the resources of a team of employment law practitioners who can assist corporate clients on a national and global basis. Demarest works with management on every aspect of labor and employment law, including:

  • Employment contracts
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Union negotiations
  • Collective bargaining litigation
  • Counseling on permanent and temporary visas for foreigners
  • Administrative and judicial litigation

Firm Practice Areas

Antitrust Law, Banking and Financial Transactions, Bidding Procedures, Biotechnology, Commercial and Civil Counseling, Commercial and Civil Litigation, Contracts, Corporate and Securities, Corporate Compliance, Criminal Counseling and Litigation, Employment and Social Security Law, Environmental Law, Foreign Trade, Intellectual Property, Internet/E-Commerce, Mercosul, Not-For-Profit Organizaitons, Privatization, Real Estate Law, Regulatory Law, Sports Law, Supplemental Pension Funds and Insurance, Tax Legislation