André Mendes Espírito Santo

He is a partner of the Dispute Resolution area focused on Civil and Business Litigation, as well as Consumer and Fashion Law areas, with broad experience with national and international companies in industries such as fashion, technology, automotive and retail. He has extensive experience in highly complex litigation cases in all courts and judicial spheres. He represents national and international companies in negotiations and risk mitigation.

He acts in preventive legal assistance in all matters related to the area, including legal opinions with focus on risk mitigation (compliance).

Assists major companies in the fashion sector, with experience in all matters related to intellectual property violations of companies, stylists and related.

As one of the pioneers in introducing the Fashion Law area in Brazil, he assists national and international clients and has extensive experience in litigation involving intellectual property, corporate disputes, product licensing and disputes of fashion brands.

Academic Background
  • Master of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.
  • Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.
  • Frequent speaker in congresses, seminars and symposiums in Brazil and abroad.
  • Professor and coordinator of the Fashion Law Post Graduation Program of Fundação Getúlio Vargas.
  • Recognized by Legal 500 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
  • Recognized as Litigation Star by First Edition of Benchmark Litigation Latin America 2019 and 2020.
  • Highlighted year after year as one of the leading lawyers in Litigation and Fashion Law in Brazil by Leaders League.
  • Recommended by Latin Lawyer 250 since 2017 as a leading lawyer in Litigation.
  • Portuguese and English.
  • Founding partner and executive director of the Fashion Business & Law Institute.
  • Member of the Fashion Law Committee of UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats).
  • Member of the Brazilian Association of Industrial Property (ABPI).
  • Consulting member of the Fashion Law Studies Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Section (OAB/SP).