Maurício Pepe De Lion

Maurício Pepe De Lion


Phone: +55 (11) 3141-9103

City: São Paulo

Language: Portuguese and English

Linkedin: Maurício Pepe De Lion

Practice Areas:

  • Labor and Employment
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Sports and Entertainment


Head of the firm’s Labor and Employment department, Maurício specializes in labor law, in which he has more than 30 years of experience counselling and defending both national and multinational companies. Most of his cases are complex claims involving executives and expatriates. He has also vast experience with the drafting of Codes of Conduct, compensation policies, profit and results sharing programs, and stock options.

Maurício has a solid track record in M&A operations, company restructuring and court-appointed reorganization proceedings, internal investigations, civil class actions, and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements throughout the national territory. Maurício is a LACCA Approved Attorney for labor and is also recognized by Latin Lawyer, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Leaders League.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Special Committee on Agribusiness and Agrarian Relations (OAB/SP)
  • Member of the Study Committee on Labor Relations in Healthcare (OAB/SP)
  • Member of the São Paulo Labor Lawyers’ Association (AAT/SP)
  • Admitted to the São Paulo branch of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP)


  • Postgraduate degree in Labor and Civil Procedural Law, PUC-SP – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo
  • LL.B., Universidade Ibirapuera


Maurício’s recent experience includes advising:

  • An engineering and services company specialized in the construction of oil rigs, where he successfully negotiated a collective bargaining agreement with the local Metal Workers´ Union during the dismissal procedure of 3,500 direct employees and specialized service contractors;
  • An association of bioenergy producers during a civil class action worth over BRL 500 million regarding overtime payment;
  • An engineering and services company specialized in the building of large and technically complex infrastructure projects during a civil class action regarding a supposed non-compliance with the regulatory norms of the Ministry of Labor and Employment concerning accidents at the workplace and overtime payment, with individual claims worth over BRL 100 million; and
  • A technology company in a dispute involving alleged exposure of workers and the local community to toxic elements.

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