Who We Are
Commitment and Professionalism
With more than 50 years of experience, Lippert Advogados has built its trajectory on solid foundations and based on a relationship of trust with its clients.
Since the beginning, Lippert Advogados has been attentive to changes in the economic and political climate of the country and the world, seeking new business opportunities and promoting the necessary changes to face new challenges. The firm has been characterized by presenting innovative and often pioneering legal solutions.
Lippert Advogados provides services in variousareas of law and counts onspecialized and experienced professionals in each of them.
The firm’s personalized and interdisciplinaryservices empower it to achieve efficient results for its clients.
The history of Lippert Advogados begins on November 16, 1964, when Franz August Gernot Lippert opened his law firm in the center of Porto Alegre, Brazil. He had graduated in 1961 from the School of Law of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, to which he would return years later—from 1976 to 2002—to teach civil Law.
The firm’s doors had just been opened when the young lawyer was challenged by a friend in the auto sales industry to study the legal aspects of a new type of contracting for purchasing cars—the consortium. And so it happened: a few months later, the first car consortium business open to the public in the state of Rio Grande do Sul became The search for innovative solutions, the attention to changes to the economic and political climate, and the competence to offer the best results to clients, present at the beginning of the firm's history, have followed Lippert Advogados’ trajectory for over 50 years.
Back then, in the distant 1960s, the legal strength given to automobile consortium businesses generated the confidence necessary for the firm to win over new clients and to launchpractices in different areas of law. The industrialization process in Brazil has changed the economic as well as the legal landscape. The firm, then called Lippert & Cia. Advogados, expanded its practice into the creation of joint ventures, since many of its clients had to acquire new technologies.
Also at that time, the firm conducted the first corporate spin-off in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The firm also seized new opportunities resulting from industrial growth, which required the legal structuring of relationshipsbetween Brazilian and foreign companies. In the same way that the so-called economic boom in Brazil allowed the firm to consolidate itself in different areas of law, the recession that marked the following years brought other needs. Foreign companies left the country, and many domestic ones did not adapt to the new times. The number of bankruptcies and reorganization procedures increased.
Later, in the mid-1990s, the privatization era led to the study of new legal solutions. In the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the firm participated in the privatization processes of the petrochemical complex and the telecommunications sector. Subsequently, the opening up of the Brazilian economy allowed new business models to be established, with the participation of foreign capital.
The restructuring of Brazil’s real estate market through the creation of real estate investment funds allowed small investors to include real estate investments in their portfolios. This new investor profile enabled numerous real estate projects, based on the availability of resources in the long term. In the late 1990s, environmental law came into play, allowing Lippert Advogados to build models and solutions within an innovative landscape. The changes imposed by the use of new technologies also caused the legal scenario to change. Thus, as in all of its trajectory, the firm has taken a leading role and built new legal credentials.
To offer legal solutions with ethics and excellence to companies and other investors.
To be recognized as the best firm in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, working ethically to fully satisfy the needs of legal entities and other investors.
Ethics in relationships;
Appreciation of human resources;
Quality of products and services;
Profitability with efficiency.
Franz August Gernot Lippert opened his law firm on November 16, 1964, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and soon stood out when legally structuring the auto consortium business, a new form of financing for the purchasing of cars in Brazil.
The firm became a partnership and changed its name to Lippert & Cia. Advogados, standing out in setting up legal relationships between domestic and international organizations. The firm pioneered the first spin-off of a corporation in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Difficulties faced in the Brazilian economic scenario were reflected in the activities developed by Lippert & Cia. Advogados: work on corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions gained strength.
The firm completed the process of changing its business structure, participated in the creation of the first arbitration chamber in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, and operated in privatization processes, which required new legal structures and regulations.
Economic development in Brazil increased the volume of domestic businesses and pushed the firm to create a structure to provide legal services at national level. The inflow of foreign capital led to increased demand in the area of technology transfer and joint venture agreements.
Changes in the global economy determined the firm's focus, with an emphasis on debt restructuring, negotiation of liabilities, credit recovery, acquisition of assets, and expansion of Brazilian businesses abroad, through acquisitions of companies and operations.
Lippert Advogados is one of the law firms that participated in the creation of ALAE – Aliança de Advocacia Empresarial (Corporate Law Practice Alliance), in 2004, with the objective of establishing a network to operate in Brazil and most Latin American countries. The firms that are members of the alliance operate in all areas of corporate law.
Lippert Advogados forms part of AEJE – Association of Corporate Law Firms, which aims to promote legal studies of interest to its members.
The Brazil-Germany Chamber in the state of Rio Grande do Sul was created in 1955, with the objective of promoting bilateral economic relations between the two countries. Lippert Advogados, affiliated with the institution since 1977, has been providing legal services to the chamber on issues related to international trade.
Brazilian–American Chamber of Commerce, New York
The Brazilian–American Chamber of Commerce, based in New York, United States, was created in 1927, with the objective of promoting trade, investments, and cultural exchanges between the two countries. Since July 2019, Lippert Advogados has been a member of this organization, with the aim of supporting and contributing to the strengthening of relations between the business communities of the two nations.
Chambers & Partners Latin America
Lippert Advogados has been recognized by Chambers & Partners Latin America, which publishes an annual ranking of the best law firms in Latin America, based on a survey conducted with clients.
Análise Advocacia 500
Every year since 2006, the publication "Análise Advocacia 500" highlights the most admired law firms in Brazil. Since then, Lippert Advogados has received the distinction in nine years.
The Kinder Center for the Integration of Special Children is an NGO that operates in the Metropolitan Region of Porto Alegre since 1988, and provides Special Education and Rehabilitation services for babies, children, and youth with multiple disabilities, with moderate and grave severity, in situations of vulnerability.
Lippert Advogados collaborates with Kinder, assisting the institution in its legal needs in the practice areas of the firm.
Consulate-General of Germany
Lippert Advogados assists the Consulate-General of Germany in Porto Alegre in the legal needs of the institution as a reference law firm.
Code of Conduct
Lippert Advogados has a code of conduct guiding the work of its professionals, in accordance with the values that guide the firm and the existing rules governing the practice of the legal profession.
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Lippert Advogados has always been recognized for training highly qualified professionals, supporting their academic endeavors—from undergraduate tograduate studies—and helping them build solid careers.