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Gonçalves, Arruda, Brasil e Serra - Sociedade de Advogados  
The Firm
The Firm
Founded on May 2, 2007, the firm Gonçalves, Arruda & Gonçalves - Sociedade de Advogados (“GABS”) is the result of the experience of lawyers who worked together and built up strong ties of companionship over a period of more than 30 years at Pinheiro Neto Advogados (“PNA”).

The lawyers now at GABS include Antonio Carlos Gonçalves, who, still a student at the School of Law of the Catholic University of São Paulo, started his career in March 1969, when he was hired as an intern by PNA. In January 1974, as an associate lawyer, he was given the mission of establishing a PNA office in the city of Brasília, where he spent nearly four decades of his professional life.

The path of Mauro J. G. Arruda was similar. He graduated from the School of Law of São Bernardo do Campo and started working in the area of Intellectual Property when he was still in his first year at Law School. In April 1974, he joined PNA to create an Intellectual Property Department engaged in both litigation and legal consulting. He was so successful in carrying out this task that the department was recognized in the international ranking for this area of the law.

Among other activities involving trademarks, patents, copyrights, unfair competition and the National Institute of Industrial Property - INPI, Mauro J. G. Arruda is also active in the National Council for Self-Regulation of Advertising - CONAR, as also at the National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance - ANVISA, as regards the advertising of medication.

Since it was founded, GABS has also been counting on the services of João Guilherme Guimarães Gonçalves, who graduated in 2004 from the School of Law of the Paulista University. Focusing on Civil Procedure Law, João Guilherme is engaged not only in litigation but also in Sports Law.

The organization of the Firm is thus the result of the wish of its partners to continue practicing law based on genuine principles of ethical and serious team work in their search for new challenges.

With this sound union of the principles and values adopted during the proven professional life of its members, the Firm is able to offer its clients first rate services that aggregate value to their business, besides providing quick and safe solutions for the cases brought by its clients while maintaining the cost/benefit balance required to attain excellence in its legal services.

Brasília, May 2012

Brasília : 55 61 3322 8819 São Paulo : 55 11 3085 8988