VILLELA E KRAEMER ADVOGADOS is a Law firm founded back in 1986 by Gustavo Alberto Villela Filho and Tania Mara de Morais Kraemer, in Rio de Janeiro, and currently ranks a distinguished position at Brazil's business legal society.

With a team of attorneys in all major city capitals of all Brazilian states, Villela e Kraemer Advogados has offices in Rio de Janeiro where it has professionals highly qualified and specialized in all areas of Civil Law, Commercial Law, Corporate, Banking, Securities, Insurance, Foreign Trade, International Transactions and Real Estate, with a remarkable practice in administrative and court litigation.

Villela e Kraemer Advogados advises and represents natural persons and legal entities in court and administrative proceedings, besides providing specialized consulting in matters related to succession and wealth planning, financing and guarantees, capital markets and corporate transactions, insurance and pensions, international trade and real estate transactions, also acting at Commercial and Civil Law generally (Contracts, Real Estate, Family Law and Wills and Estates), at pre-litigation advisory and active litigation representation, and advising on Labor and the areas of Employment Law and Social Securit.

In the capital markets and securities practices, VILLELA E KRAEMER has achieved over time very successful results for its clients in enforcement administrative proceedings brought by CVM.

In the Civil Law area, Villela e Kraemer develops creative but secure legal solutions designing different types of structures with onshore or offshore entities, special purpose vehicles, fiduciary structures (foundations, trusts etc) and/or regulated mutual funds, depending on the client's goals, to assist our clients in succession planning, wealth preservation and protection, management transition, disputes resolutions, family relations issues, wills and estates. Villela e Kraemer Advogados also has a great expertise in real estate transactions and, at litigation level, in court proceedings about torts, product liability, consumer rights and insolvency matters.

Villela e Kraemer Advogados holds also a recognized experience in negotiating and drafting typical and non-typical contracts, by-laws, articles of incorporation and meeting minutes, shareholders agreements, insurance policy wording, reinsurance contracts (treaty and facultative) and pension plan regulations and contracts.

The attorneys at Villela e Kraemer Interact closely with supervisory and regulatory agencies of insurance (SUSEP) and capital markets (CVM), in the defense of its clients interests.

With the intent to best serve its clients in all of their needs, both by practice area as by geographic region, Villela e Kraemer Advogados maintains mutual assistance arrangements and professional agency relation with other medium-sized law firms which share the firm's principles and ethical standards to enable representation in legal areas or locations where Villela e Kraemer cannot work separately.


Our mission is to render legal services of top quality while meeting the interests and expectations of our clients.


We strongly believe in the personal nature and reliance feature of the legal profession but we follow the world-wide practice of lawyers associating in civil partnerships to provide their services and therefore we try to work in a means that identifies the Firm's brand name.

We have as premise of our Professional activities and practice:

  • Our success and reward comes from making our clients happy.

  • Always keeping our clients abreast with the status of proceedings and projects, interacting with them and availing for a continued satisfactory assistance.

  • Our clients always have as liaison one of our senior attorneys who supervises and coordinate the work of the other attorneys.

  • We steer our conduct by the utmost ethical Standards with courtesy and professionalism.

  • We keep total control over the quality of our work.

  • We guarantee Premium quality and excellence in the supply o four services within the area of specialty of each attorney of the Firm.

  • We praise for the continued update of our team's knowledge and legal education in relation to the legislative development and market practices by providing training, subscriptions and sponsoring attendance to courses, lectures and seminars, among other means.

Avenida Nilo Peçanha, nº 50, sala 2108 - Centro - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - CEP: 20020-906 - Tel.: (55-21) 3231-7705