The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, KLA – Koury Lopes Advogados, Brazil!
KLA is a dynamic full-service law firm, established in 2002. What makes them different and places them among the most modern law firms in Brazil is their way of applying legal knowledge to the business of their clients. The firm works not only with transactional and complex operations, but also dedicates the same effort to daily matters, offering full time support. KLA aims to understand the business of their clients and respond with the necessary agility, clarity in communications and practicality. The firm tries constantly to anticipate relevant trends and novelties, aggregating value to their legal services. The partners participate or personally manage all steps of the work and do not distance themselves from their clients, since long-lasting relationships are part of the firm’s philosophy. The right professionals are allocated for each matter, with the purpose of obtaining maximum efficiency in the formation of teams dedicated to each client and matter, assuring effectiveness and cost control. A top level team of motivated professionals is located in its São Paulo and Brasília offices, many with academic and professional experience abroad.

KLA’s team in São Paulo comprises around 180 staff members, including more than 120 fee earners.
Through their relationships with a network of local law firms, they are able to offer a full range of legal services to their clients in all major cities of Brazil.
KLA’s practice is essentially focused on international companies, which represent about 85% of their clients. They currently represent companies from 43 foreign countries. Their client base is diverse and includes some of the major Brazilian corporate organizations and international companies operating in Brazil.
KLA has been recognized as a leading law firm in Brazil by the prestigious international legal directories Best Lawyers, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Corporate International, DealMakers, Finance Monthly, Global Law Experts, IFLR 1000, Intellectual Asset Management Magazine (The World´s Leading Patent Litigators), Intercontinental Finance Magazine, International Legal Alliance Summit, Latin Lawyer 250, Lawyer Monthly, Legal 500, The Practical Law Company and Who is Who Legal, among others.
Tania Liberman
Telephone: +55 (11) 3799-8114
Practice Groups: Contracts, corporate, M&A, and intellectual property
Henrique Lopes
Telephone: +55 (11) 3799-8125
Practice Groups: Customs and foreign trade, and tax law
Melissa Kanô
Telephone: +55 11 3799 8145
Practice Groups: Corporate and M&A
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Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles…

Lindsay Griffiths is the International Lawyers Network’s Executive Director. In this capacity, Ms. Griffiths is responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN). She develops strategies and implementation plans to achieve the ILN’s goals, and handles recruitment, member retention, and a high level of service to members. She is engaged in the legal industry to stay on top of trends, both in law firms and law firm networks.

In her role as Executive Director, she develops and facilitates relationships among ILN member firm lawyers at 90+ law firms in 67 countries, and seeks opportunities for member firms to build business and relationships, while ensuring member participation in Network events and initiatives. These initiatives include facilitating referrals, the management and execution of the marketing and business development strategy for the Network, which encompasses all communications, push-down efforts, and marketing partnerships, providing support and guidance to the chairs and group leaders for the ILN’s thirteen practice and industry specialty groups, the ILN’s women’s initiative, the ILN’s mentorship program, the management and execution of all ILN conferences, and more.

JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

During her previous tenure as Director of Global Relationship Management, the ILN has been shortlisted as a Global Law Firm Network of the Year by The Lawyer for 2016 and 2017, and included as a Chambers & Partners Leading Law Firm Network since 2011. She was awarded “Thought Leader of the Year” by the Legal Marketing Association’s New York chapter in 2014 for her substantive contributions to the industry, and was recently included in Clio’s list for “34 People in Legal You Should Follow on Twitter.” She was also chosen for the American Bar Association Journal’s inaugural Web 100‘s Best Law Blogs, where judge Ivy Grey said “This blog is outstanding, thoughtful and useful.” Ms. Griffiths was recently chosen for as a Top Author by JD Supra in their 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards, for the level of engagement and visibility she attained with readers on the topic of marketing & business development. She has been the author of Zen & the Art of Legal Networking since February of 2009.