The company was set-up in 1975, currently having as its corporate name ROBORTELLA E PERES SOCIEDADE DE ADVOGADOS, which congregates both managing partners, Luiz Carlos Amorim Robortella, founder currently working for the company, and Antonio Galvão Peres, renowned in the corporate labor counseling.
Managing Partners – academic background
In renowned national and foreign publications, Robortella and Peres are always respectfully mentioned. In Análise Advocacia, the firm has been present since the first edition.
Both have a doctor’s degree approved by public examination at the Law College of the University of São Paulo and work as undergraduate and graduate professors, lecturers and speakers in national and international events.
Robortella was a volunteer professor at the Law School of USP, Professor of Law and Labor Procedure at Mackenzie Law School and FAAP Law School. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Labor Law, the Ibero-American Academy of Labor Law, the Legal Council and the Higher Council for Labor Relations of FIESP.
Peres was a professor of Labor Law at the Law School of FAAP, of the graduate courses at FAAP, PUC-COGEAE and GV-LAW. He is currently a professor in the Graduate Program in Agribusiness Law at IBDA, in the INSPER Agribusiness Law Course, he was President of the Labor Law Commission of IASP and is a member of the Higher Council for Labor Relations of FIESP.
Robortella has been writing and giving lectures in national and international events on various topics for over 45 years, with an emphasis on modernizing and rationalizing labor relations. He published, both individually and as a co-author, over 50 books and about 260 articles in Brazilian and foreign magazines.
Peres published two works on the international labor agreement and international jurisdiction, which are quite up-to-date in view of new technologies and capital mobility, which, added to the Coronavirus pandemic, produce increasing transnationalization of workers. In addition, he is the author of dozens of articles and co-authored collective works.
Both regularly participate as examining board members of public and private law schools.
Participation in Study Groups
Robortella was part of the Permanent Commission on Social Law of the Department of Labor until the end of the Fernando Henrique Cardoso term of office, producing suggestions for constitutional and ordinary rules.
Both actively participated in the 2017 labor reform in meetings with authorities, lectures and press articles. Peres served in public hearings in the Federal Senate and in the House of Representatives, in Brasília.
In 2019 they became part of a working group created by the Department of Economics (GAET) to elaborate proposals for constitutional and infra-constitutional reform of the labor regulations.
Counsel and litigations
The firm has clients from different industry segments, banks, services and agribusiness.
The partners Robortella and Peres work directly, with the critical support of the partner Juliana Scalissi Martins for complex cases and team coordination, in defense strategy and intellectual work. They prepare theses, memorials and orally defend clients’ defense before the courts, including the Superior Labor Court and the Supreme Federal Court, in cases of greater legal complexity and economic importance.
Counsel is a field of strong action for simple and complex issues of companies through legal and strategic opinions.
At the recommendation of law firms, Robortella and Peres, with strict neutrality and academic approach, write legal opinions on theses discussed in judicial and extrajudicial proceedings.
The firm has, in counsel and strategic litigation of medium/high complexity, the core of its strategic planning.
The partners are specialized attorneys with sound legal background. Supported by interns recruited from good law schools, they keep up-to-date and convey knowledge through meetings, case studies and periodic workshops.
Clients are served in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish languages.
The computerized library ensures access to legislation, jurists and caselaw. Its collection gathers approximately 4.300 national and foreign books and journals.
The Legal Controllership sector offers reports, risk assessment, contingency estimation and information critical to manage conflicts and clients’ portfolios.
Clients are served in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish languages.
Areas of expertise
Actions and defenses before all levels of jurisdiction of the Labor Court: Labor Courts, Regional Labor Courts, Superior Labor Court, as well as the Supreme Federal Court.
Collective and trade union law conflicts, including negotiations with trade unions and other entities.
Administrative and extrajudicial litigation, with defenses and resources with the Department of Economics (Social Security and Labor Office) and other public or private institutions.
Counsel and opinions.
The firm aims to improve the standard of work relationships and protect productive investment against arbitrary and abusive acts through practical, quick and effective solutions that reduce the impacts of conflicts on business activity.
- Integrity and transparency with the highest standards of ethics and honesty;
- Teamwork with responsibility respect and reliability;
- Technical excellence through a high degree of professionalism and efficient partnership with clients;
- Focus on results;
- Management based on meritocracy.
“Employment boutique Robortella e Peres Sociedade de Advogados has established itself as one of the leading specialist firms in the market. The full-service employment offering is overseen by a roster of highly experienced partners, including Luiz Carlos Amorim Robortella, who has been active in the market for over 45 years. The practice stands out for its experience in high-value claims, including complex individual lawsuits, class actions and collective labour claims, several of which go to the Supreme Court.” “Luis Carlos Amorim Robortella is one of the best. A very good boutique with a good pipeline of work.” Legal 500 | 2021
“Respected boutique frequently instructed by domestic companies from the energy, construction and media and entertainment sectors to assist with contentious labour and employment mandates. Widely recognised for its noteworthy expertise acting on cases involving slavery allegations, terminations of contracts and overtime pay. Additional capability advising on collective bargaining negotiations with unions.” Chambers and Partners | 2021
“Top-tier partner Luiz Carlos Robortella continues to impress sources, who describe him as “an icon,” adding: “He is a reference in labour law among corporations.”Robortella often undertakes individual, collective and procedural labour law matters. He commands particular expertise in sensitive mandates involving union negotiations and public civil actions. A source endorses his skills at dispute resolution, by saying: “He is a very well-known figure in employment tribunals.” Chambers and Partners | 2021
“Very studious” partner Antonio Galvão Peres enters the rankings due to considerable recognition from commentators: “He remains up to date with jurisprudence within this area,” adds the source. Another observer points out: “He has many years of experience and is a very well-known name in the market,” further adding: “He leads some very complex employment law cases.” Chambers and Partners | 2021
“Luiz Carlos Amorim Robortella is “widely admired” for his leading practice in employment relations and labour markets and is a top name in the Brazilian market.” Who’s Who Legal | 2020
“Antonio Galvão Peres advises across a range of sectors on sophisticated labour law matters including collective and individual actions.” Who’s Who Legal | 2020