Giacomo Guarnera

Founding Partner Guarnera Advogados

Member Details

  • Brazil

Exclusive IR Member for:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Rua Gomes de Carvalho, 1069. 3ยบ andar
Sao Paulo Brazil

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Academic Background

  • Degree in Law with high honors at "Facoltà di Giurisprudenza dell’Università di Palermo" (1985);
  • Lawyer in Italy since 1989;
  • Degree in Law at Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (USP) (1994);
  • Member of Brazilian Bar Association since 1995- São Paulo Section 


  • Founder member and Secretary–Director of São Paulo G.E.I – Gruppo Esponenti Italiani of São Paulo since 2000;
  • Founder and Vice–President of Brazil Planet Association of Milan since 2010;
  • Vice–President of the Italian–Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of São Paulo from 2000 to 2011 and  2014 to 2016;
  • Founder and President of Junior Italian-Brazilian Chamber from 1992 to 1998;
  • Founder and President of Associação ACLI – São Paulo from 1999 to 2009. Vice–President from 2009 to 2012. President from 2012 to 2015 ;
  • Member of AIJA “Association Internationale des Jeunes Avvocats” since 1987;
  • Founder and President of Associação São Lourenço of Sao Paulo since 1997. The referred Association is connected to the “Cenacolo di Saluzzo” Community, founded by Sister Elvira. In Brazil there are three missions, whose goals are the recovery of children and teenagers in need;
  • Founder and President of Abbà Brasile Association – Formazione e Sostegno alla Gioventù – from 2005, that is connected to the Abbà Association of Milan, whose goals are the school, professional and university formation of children and teenagers in need;
  • Counselor of Circolo Italiano of Sao Paulo from 1999 to 2002;
  • Member of the board of the Legal Committee of the Italian–Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sao Paulo from 2002 to 2011; 

Areas of Expertise

Senior partner of the office, responsible for the following areas: Foreign  Investments,  Joint Ventures, International Contracts, Foreign Capital, Arbitration,  Litigation in Commercial and Corporate Law, International Litigation, Tax Law, Italian Law, Real Estate Law, No-Profit Organizations and Immigration. 


Italian, Portuguese, Germany, English, French and Spanish

Firm Description

Guarnera Advogados is a law firm with Italian origin, which started its activities in 1990, having as its main purpose to meet all the demands from foreign clients willing to invest in Brazil.

Throughout its existence the office obtained the acknowledgement of various institutions, both Brazilian and foreign, regarding the quality of its services.

Currently, we represent the interest of many large and medium sized foreign companies in Brazil.

Our office has about 40 professionals that work in the most various areas of law (corporate, contracts, litigation, labour, taxes and Central Bank), assuring services of the highest quality and specialization level.

On the other hand, Guarnera Advogados has always been present in Italy, since the beginning of its activities. This constant presence is marked by routine trips to the Country, for workshops organized jointly with Italian financial institutions and entities, such as the Italian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of São Paulo, Camere di Commercio italiane, ICE, Ministero dello Sviluppo, Sace, Simest, Consolato Brasiliano di Milano.

From the beginning of 2014, Guarnera Advogados decided to open its structure in Italy with head offices in Milan and Rome.

In this sense, a structure with specialized professional was created also in Italy completing the offer of law services that the firm is capable of performing with excellence, in the interests of entrepreneurs from both countries.

This collaboration, on one hand, allow us to offer, in a more proximate way, the presence of our law firm directly in Italy, and, on the other hand, ease the consultancy for practical and adequate solutions to the issues that usually the Brazilian companies face when operating in Italy, uniting a consolidated professional experience with the deep knowledge of the legislation and of the Italian and European corporate environment.

The materialization of this collaboration brings the opportunity of offering to our clients an advisory on other aspects of Italian law and also on the internationalization of Brazilian companies towards other countries.