Legal Awards 2020

Acquisition International - Legal Awards 2020 39 padotto Sociedade de Advogados is a law firm that officially acquired legal personality in October 2009, but has professionals who have been working in the legal area for more than 20 years. To begin, Rafael gives us a brief overview of the firm and offers more insight into its typical client base. “Among our core values, we prioritise to convey to our clients, credibility, suitability, security, tranquillity, transparency, competence and also guarantee excellence in the legal solutions that are demanded of us. “Fortunately, we have reached positive results that we are proud of, but we also know that they were only possible thanks to the ethical way in which we conduct our business. Furthermore, we also understand that it is fundamental to act in a way that protects human values indispensable for living together in society, always in an exemplary way and based on the most current techniques and principles of law. “Typically, our clients tend to be start-ups who we can assist in matters involving innovation, technological disruption, and local productive arrangements. Collectively, we carry out our activities in an honest, ethical, and innovative way with responsibility and professionalism. As a whole we value respecting the environment and respective interactions with individuals, governments, the international community, companies, non-governmental organisations and all living or inanimate beings existing on planet earth.” Since forming in 2005, Spadotto Sociedade de Advogados have operated with a pioneering spirit which has enabled the firm to deliver outstanding legal solutions to their clients, as Rafael explains further. “Technological innovation and the disruption of processes and conducts has always been one of the driving forces behind our operations. Moreover, precisely for this reason, we decided to base the office in one of the main regions of Brazil, where innovation and disruption is still practiced. “From the beginning, our proposal was to provide legal services which were aligned with the needs and expectations of our clients. For this reason, we refuse to just observe the impacts caused by technology and innovation, either on people’s lives or on the business that companies do. As a result, we decided that we should act as protagonists of this new reality and help our clients to travel the least risky and most profitable path. In this context, we seek to provide creative and complete solutions for disruptive and innovative firms, even in the absence of specific regulations applicable to such businesses. S Based in Sao José dos Campos, Spadotto Sociedade de Advogados is a legal advisory and consultancy service operating at both national and international level. Following on from their success in the Legal Awards 2020, we got in touch with Rafael Spadotto to find out more. Best Regulatory & Advisory Law Firm – Brazil & Most Trusted Tax Lawyer (Brazil): Rafael Spadotto Aug20396 “Pursuing excellence and working in a pioneering way is not just rhetoric for us, but something that we strive to achieve on a daily basis. For this reason, throughout our history, we have been able to create partnerships that have improved our national position and allowed us to position ourselves internationally. With the objective of refining the knowledge applicable to the business carried out by companies with an innovative and disruptive profile, we dedicate ourselves daily to the study and continuous improvement of our internal and external processes.” Rather than seeing their closest competitors as rivals, Spadotto Sociedade de Advogados believe they should be viewed in a positive light as Rafael points out. “Excellence, ethics and unrestricted commitment to our clients are the major factors that provide us with a competitive advantage. Even so, we are also convinced that our competitors are not our enemies, but potential business partners for areas in which we do not have great expertise. What we seek to combat is the unfair competition that always appears in the business prospects that we conduct daily. For these cases, there is nothing better than the rigor of the law and the punishment of unfair competitors.” Bringing the interview to a close, Rafael revealed to us his hopes on what the future of Spadotto Sociedade de Advogados holds, and even offered an insight into some of its plans moving forward. “Looking ahead we want to increase our international presence in the three projects that we have internally, one aimed at the Asian market, the second for the European continent and the third for the entire American continent. Finally, we hope to consolidate the leadership position we have achieved in Brazil. For this, we will dedicate a good part of our time to academic qualifications that can be used to benefit our clients.” Company: Spadotto Sociedade de Advogados Contact: Rafael Spadotto; Website: