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Antônio Carlos Frugis


Experience Summary

Partner at the Labor Litigation Department of Demarest e Advogados. Head of the Department that is formed by over 30 attorneys, distributed among the four branches of the firm. The Department handles approximately 9,000 labor suits involving many different clients. Direct contacts with major industrial clients, including: Alcoa Aluminio S.A., Akzo Nobel Ltda., Latapack-Ball Embalagens Ltda., Firmenich & Cia Ltda., Companhia Muller de Bebidas; carmakers: Mercedes-Bens do Brasil Ltda., Ford Motor Company Brasil Ltda., and International Indústria Automotiva da América do Sul; financial institutions: Banco Santander S.A., BTG Pactual and Wachovia Participações Ltda.; pharmaceutical companies: Sanofi-Aventis Farmacêutica Ltda., Baxter Hospitalar Ltda. and Produtos Roche Químicos e Farmaceuticos S. A.; services companies: Notary's Offices, Visa Internacional and ESPM - Associação Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing; and professional associations: Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter (OAB/SP) and Caixa de Assistência dos Advogados de São Paulo(CAASP) (a non-profit entity providing social services to lawyers and legal trainees in the State of São Paulo). Direct performance in complex lawsuits and public-interest civil actions filed by Trade Unions and the Prosecutor's Office. Performance in investigations conducted by the Prosecutor's Office. 


  • Advised clients on lawsuits involving mass layoffs and outsourcing. 
  • Advised clients on settlements with the Labor Prosecutor's Office. 
  • Advised clients on collective labor disputes and strikes and suits for prohibitory injunction. 




  • 2014: Specialization in Union and Labor Relations, Wilson Cerqueira Consultores Associados (WCCA).
  • 2005:  Specialization in Civil Procedural Law, Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo School of Professional and Continuing Studies (PUC-COGEAE)
  • 1993: LL.B., Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) School of Law, Brazil.
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