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José Carlos Wahle


José Carlos Wahle is the national Practice Group Leader for the Firm’s Labor Group and the regional Practice Group Leader for the Consumer Litigation team.  His practice also includes Commercial Litigation. He brings significant industry knowledge to his clients in the pharmaceutical, medical technologies, technology of software, and consumer products and services industries.

In the field of labor law, Mr. Wahle routinely advises clients on a myriad of human resources issues and the challenges associated with the employment of staff.  He provides clients creative and business-oriented solutions, identifying potential risks and advantages.  Mr. Wahle also handles litigation for clients and counsels them on compensation and benefits policies, terminations, employee relocation and transfer, and special employment conditions.  He is also adept at handling confidentiality and non-compete issues, electronic and e-mail controversies, and internal investigations.

Clients welcome Mr. Wahle’s unparalleled commitment to involve them in the decision-making process, enabling them to implement policies and practices that are consistent with their business goals.  He has been recognized by his peers for his deep industry knowledge, subject matter expertise and unparallel professionalism, and is repeatedly ranked by Chambers & Partners and Who’s Who Legal.

Mr. Wahle’s consumer litigation and consulting clients value his deep experience in handling statutory liability cases, negotiation and termination of contracts, specializing in software licensing and agency and distribution contracts.  Mr. Wahle regularly advises top international consumer products, manufacturing and retail companies on issues surrounding product recalls, prevention of and solutions related to unfair competition practices.  He has represented software, pharmaceutical and medical companies in some of Brazil’s most high profile product liability cases.   Committed to mentoring and the growth of entrepreneurship in Brazil, Mr. Wahle is a mentor and member of Instituto Empreender Endeavor Brasil, a non-profit organization that fosters new national ventures in Brazil.  He actively provides guidance to start-up businesses and their shareholders.  Mr. Wahle is also an active member of Ius Laboris, representing Veirano Advogados in this international alliance of leading Human Resources law practitioners.  He is a frequent speaker at Ius Laboris client conferences.