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Mauricio Tanabe
“We work in an ethical and inclusive environment where diversity is respected and that provides our talents with a fertile and encouraging soil where to grow creative and innovative legal solutions for our clients”

Mauricio Tanabe


Legal Practice Areas

Labor and Pensions


Rio Janeiro

+55 (11) 3077 3500

São Paulo

+55 (11) 3077 3500

Maurício focuses his practice in Brazilian labor and social security law, particularly with regard to collective labor matters and union relations. He advises clients on issues involving negotiations and collective matters, as in the negotiation of Profit Sharing Plans, collective bargaining agreements, roundtables, strikes, collective dismissal, restructuring process, mediations and labor disputes involving unions and labor authorities. He also provides legal advice on employment matters, immigration and outsourcing structures.


Mauricio’s client list is extensive, and includes leading companies in energy, oil and gas, telecommunications, maritime and technology.


In addition to providing legal representation, Mauricio teaches “Complex Negotiation Strategies” to post-graduate and MBA students at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Rio de Janeiro, and is a visiting professor at Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications (BUPT), Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Hong Kong University. He lectures on complex negotiations in Latin America.




  • Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School 2010
  • Master’s Degree, International Management, FGV/EBAPE 2008
  • Specialization Degree, Labor and Social Security Law, Universidade de São Paulo 2000
  • Specialization, Labor Litigation Matters, São Paulo Bar Association 2000
  • Undergraduate Degree, Law, Universidade de São Paulo 2000



  • Chambers Latin America
    • Band 5, Labour and Employment (2021)
    • Up and Coming, Labour and Employment (2018-2020)
  • Chambers Brazil
    • Band 4, Labour & Employment (2023)
    • Band 5, Labour and Employment (Contentious) (2021-2022)
  • Recognized by Latin Lawyer 250 Brazil in Labour: 2024
  • Recognized by Leaders League in Labour Advisory: 2019 – 2023
  • Recognized by Leaders League in Labour Litigation: 2023
  • Recognized by “Análise Advocacia 500” as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil: Labour and Employment: 2018 and 2019 


Professional Memberships

  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo 
  • Member of the São Paulo Engineering Association (CREA)
  • HR Committee of Norway Commerce Chamber


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