Stephen O’Sullivan

  • Chair, Latin America Beachheads

Stephen O’Sullivan is the chair of the Latin America Beachhead advisors and is a partner at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados.

Stephen leads a team of lawyers at Mattos Filho Advogados, one of Brazil's largest firms, offering a full corporate service to its clients.

Born and educated in New Zealand, Stephen is also an English-qualified solicitor. He was previously a partner at London-based Richards Butler (now Reed Smith Richards Butler).

Stephen has worked for 15 years in Brazil, and his practice focuses on international clients.

With a thorough knowledge of corporate, tax, finance, labour, regulatory and intellectual property issues in the Brazilian market, he is well placed to assist businesses with both their entry into Brazil and ongoing business strategies. 

Advisory areas

Assist foreign companies in establishing a presence in Brazil, business strategies of foreign companies, corporate law, finance operations, labour law and employment issues.

Sector experience

Agritech, Aviation, Building/Construction, Dairy, Fruit, Government/Defence.


Stephen has specific experience working in Brazil.