Gisela Freire

Current partner of the law firm Peixoto & Cury, Gisela’s major practice areas are Labor, Investigations and Executive Compensation.

She represents both national and multinational companies operating in the industries of service, manufacturing and trade in labor litigation and consulting cases.  She works with administrative and judicial proceedings, executive compensation plans, collective bargaining, and audits to assess adherence to labor laws and compliance rules. Her ESG & Impact involves labor and social aspects, particularly demands from companies to adapt internal processes to ESG factors.

She was recognized by the Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Análise Editorial as one of the main labor lawyers in Brazil.

She is also President of the Union of Law Firms of the States of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Section (OAB/SP), member of the Superior Council of Labor Relations of the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP/CORT), member of the Council of the Trade Center of the State of  São Paulo (CECOMERCIO), member of the Council for Employment and Labor Relations of the Federation of Trade of the State of São Paulo (FECOMERCIO- SP), member of the Movement for the Defense of Advocacy (MDA); Vice-President of the Labor Commission of   OAB/SP and , Coordinator of the Labor and Social Security Center of Study of Law Firms (CESA).


Academic Background:

  • Bachelor of Law by Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC/SP
  • Graduate Course in Labor Law by  Law School of Universidade de São Paulo – FADUSP


  • Inglês
  • Espanhol
Gisela Freire