Founded on May 13th, 2002, in São Paulo, KLA has in its DNA the commitment to go beyond the services provided by traditional law firms and build long-term partnerships with its clients.

KLA values a collaborative and development-oriented culture, investing in its professionals at every stage of their careers. The firm maintains a horizontal and barrier-free structure, where partners, lawyers, and interns sit side by side, engaged in a constant exchange of knowledge.

The KLA Approach to Service

The direct involvement of the partners in legal cases and projects, from start to finish, demonstrates the firm’s commitment to addressing the needs of its clients and supporting them in achieving their business’s strategic objectives.

The service and solutions provided have earned KLA recognition through various awards, with highlighted areas and professionals consistently featured in international rankings over the years.


Dynamic, innovative, connected, agile, practical, and efficient

Business-oriented: delivering high-value legal solutions

Horizontal, democratic, and informal partnership

Without barriers, open-door policy, collaborative

Growth-oriented culture: interns can become partners

Social, environmental, and governance responsibility

Dynamic, innovative, connected, agile, practical, and efficient

Business-oriented: delivering high-value legal solutions

Without barriers, open-door policy, collaborative

Horizontal, democratic, and informal partnership

Growth-oriented culture: interns can become partners

Social, environmental, and governance responsibility


Chambers & Partners

  • Recognition of 6 lawyers and 4 legal areas in Chambers Global 2023: partners Álvaro Lucasechi, Henrique Lopes, Karin Alvo, Melissa Kanô, Patrícia Braga, and Victor Polizelli; and in the areas of Corporate/M&A, Tax Non-Contentious, Media & Entertainment, and Tax Litigation
  • Recognition in Chambers Brazil Transactional 2023 in Tax Non-Contentious, Corporate and M&A, Real Estate, and Venture Capital, with 9 listed lawyers
  • Recognition in the 2023 Chambers Brazil Contentious in Tax Litigation: Highly Regarded, with the partners Álvaro Lucasechi and Felipe Omori
  • Highlight in Chambers Brazil: Industries and Sectors 2023 in Media & Entertainment and Education, with the partner Melissa Kanô
  • Recognition in Chambers High Net Worth 2024 for excellence in the Private Wealth Law area and acknowledgment of partner Carolina Ducci


  • 32 lawyers listed across 15 areas: Compliance; Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution: Arbitration; Dispute Resolution: Litigation; Environment; Labour and Employment; Real Estate; Tax Advisory; Tax Litigation; TMT: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy; TMT: Media; TMT: Tech, Innovation and Digital Business; TMT: Telecoms; Wealth and Succession Planning; and White-Collar Crime and Investigations
  • Recognition of partner Pedro Cortez in Real Estate, awarded the “Hall of Fame” honor, a title bestowed exclusively upon senior professionals distinguished in the field of law
  • Lawyer of the Year award at The Legal 500 Brazil Awards 2023, presented to partner Karin Alvo for her role in Corporate and M&A (Mid-Market)

Leaders League

  • Recognition of 11 lawyers in 6 areas in Leaders League Transactions & Deals 2023: Real Estate, M&A, Tax Litigation, Tax Advisory, Wealth Management, and Environmental. The recognized lawyers include Álvaro Lucasechi, Carolina Ducci, Fernando Koury Lopes, Henrique Lopes, Karin Alvo, Letícia Marques, Mariana Cortez, Pedro Cortez, Tomaz Matheus, Vera Helena Cardoso, and Victor Polizelli
  • Recognition in Leaders League Brazil 2023 in the Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Technology category, featuring professionals Ana Carolina César, Guilherme Ieno, Karin Alvo, Melissa Kanô, Patricia Braga, and Luiz Filipe Aranha
  • Recognition in Leaders League 2023 in the Dispute Resolution, Investigations & Insurance category across 4 areas: Civil and Commercial Litigation, Compliance, Advisory Labor Law, and Corporate Criminal Law

Latin Lawyer

  • Designation as a Highly Recommended law firm in the Latin Lawyer 250, with 20 lawyers recognized across 9 categories
  • Deal of the Year 2023 award in the Corporate category for Private Equity
  • Deal of the Year 2022 award in the Corporate category for Mergers and Acquisitions

Who’s Who Legal

  • Recognition of 8 lawyers as National Leaders in the Who’s Who Legal Guide Brazil 2023: Carolina Ducci, Fernando Koury, Guilherme Ieno, Henrique Lopes, Karin Alvo, Mariana Cortez, Pedro Cortez, and Victor Polizelli
  • Partner Carolina Ducci acknowledged with the title of Thought Leader

Análise Advocacia

  • Recognition of 15 lawyers across 18 legal areas and economic sectors in the Análise Advocacia 2023/2024 guide
  • Highlight for 10 women lawyers across 18 sectors in the Análise Advocacia Mulher 2023 guide

KLA anticipates trends and proposes creative solutions that will impact clients' business in this fast-paced business environment

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International Outlook

+1000 active


+40 countries

served across 5 continents

+80% clients

are multinational companies


To provide strategic and multidisciplinary legal solutions of high value to our clients in an agile, practical, and efficient manner.


To deliver practical, multidisciplinary, and excellent solutions to clients with partnership and business insight, fostering an ethical and developmental environment for professionals.


  • Honesty, integrity, and ethics in the practice of law
  • Transparent and horizontal relationships
  • Continuous and lasting partnerships
  • Commitment to client needs
  • Quality, clarity, and efficiency in delivering work
  • Social commitment