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Marcos Fantinato

Marcos Fantinato


+55 11 3150-7000
Practice area

Since 2002, he has specialized in corporate labor law, providing guidance to national and foreign companies on complex advisory and labor litigation aspects. This includes a focus on individual, collective, and union rights, encompassing areas like collective bargaining and strike management.

In judicial litigation, his work is marked by strategic representation in higher courts, including the Supreme Labor Court and the Federal Supreme Court. His expertise extends to administrative litigation, where he represents clients before the Ministry of Labor (including Regional Labor Superintendencies) and the Labor Public Ministry.

He also advocates for companies at the National Contact Point (NCP) of the OECD in Brazil, mainly in demonstrating adherence to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) practices.

His professional experience covers a wide range of sectors and industries, such as forest and paper, banking and finance, investment funds, civil construction and real estate development, port and maritime, food and beverages, automotive and aeronautical, electricity and gas, chemical industry, services and retail, textile, transportation and logistics, mining and metallurgy, highways, agribusiness, startups, and ESG. He also provides consultancy to Italian companies and executives.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Leaders League: Labor Litigation and Labor Advisory (“Leader” category, 2017-2024)
  • Análise Advocacia 500: Labor Law (2018-2024)


  • Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, Italy (in cooperation with the IDP Law School) – Master of Laws (LL.M.), 2022 (with research on the experience of the virtual plenary in Constitutional Courts)
  • Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo (USP) – Specialist in Law and Technology, 2020 (with research on the relationship between non-compete clause and knowledge protection in technology sector companies)
  • Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal – Specialist in Labor Law, 2017 (with comparative law research on non-compete clause and employee competition)
  • Universidade de São Paulo (USP) – Bachelor of Laws, 2004

Other qualifications

  • Representative of the Brazilian Bar Association in debates on the Federal Senate Bill aimed at changing labor enforcement (PLS No. 606/2011)
  • Member of the Brazilian delegation at the Academy on Decent and Dignified Work, held at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Torino campus, Italy (2018)
  • Researcher-presenter at the Luso-Brazilian Research Hub (PPLB) of the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2018)
  • Member of the Advanced Studies Group in Process (GEAP) at the Law School of Largo de São Francisco, Universidade de São Paulo, USP (2022)
  • Researcher at the Brazil-Europe Legal Comparisons Center, IDP Law School, and Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, Italy
  • Participant in the Permanent Forum of Labor Professionals, promoted by the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre and the Università di Roma - La Sapienza, Italy


  • Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Section (OAB-SP)
  • Brazilian Institute of Social Law Cesarino Junior (IBDSCJ), Brazilian section of the Societè Internationale de Droit du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale
  • Partner of the Brazilian Institute of Management in Prevention of Work Accidents (IBGPAT)
  • Former member of the Brazilian Institute of Sports Law (IBDD)
  • Former member of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Law (IBRADEMP)
  • Former member of the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC)
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