Awards

Being recognized by awards organized by respected entities nationally and internationally is proof that teamwork has yielded good results and is being honored not only by our different clients, but by an entire sector that distinguishes the value of our work. Therefore, check out below the dozens of awards that Sion Advogados has received over the years.

Editorial Analysis Category: Most Admired in Brazil Years: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2012


The Análise Advocacia Editorial Yearbook is the most significant and relevant survey conducted in the Brazilian legal market. More than 1,000 directors from the country's leading companies are consulted by the publication team and vote for the firms and professionals they most admire.

Since 2012, Sion Advogados, its founding partner Alexandre Sion, and other partners have been recognized among the top positions in the select list of the most admired law firms and lawyers in the country, with the following highlights:

1st Place by State / Minas Gerais; 1st Place – Environmental – Alexandre Sion (Specialty); 2nd Place in Environmental (Specialty); 4th Place – Corporate Contracts (Specialty); 4th Place – Regulatory (Specialty); 4th Place – Electronics (Specialty); 3rd Place – Electric Energy (Specialty); 4th Place – Machinery and Equipment (Specialty); 3rd Place – Environmental – Bernardo Pessoa (Specialty); 4th – Corporate Contracts – Bernardo Pessoa (Specialty); 4th – Civil – Bernardo Pessoa (Specialty); 4th – Regulatory – Gustavo Santiago (Specialty); 2nd Place – Electric Energy – Alexandre Sion (Economic Sector); 3rd Place – Steel and Mining – Alexandre Sion (Economic Sector); 5th Place – Electric Energy – Bernardo Pessoa; 2nd Place – Steel and Mining – Bernardo Pessoa (Economic Sector); 4th – Steel and Mining – Gustavo Santiago (Economic Sector); 1st Place – Alexandre Sion (State / Minas Gerais); 1st Place – Bernardo Pessoa (State / Minas Gerais); 4th Place – Gustavo Santiago (State / Minas Gerais).

In 2020, the firm, in the Comprehensive category, and its founding partner, Alexandre Sion, were ranked second as Most Admired in the Environmental category in Brazil, and first in Minas Gerais.

In previous years, the firm and Alexandre Sion were also ranked as the Most Admired in 2nd and 3rd places in the Electric Energy Sector; 3rd place Most Admired in the Oil and Gas Sectors; 4th Most Admired in the Energy and Mining Sectors; 5th Most Admired in the Steel and Mining Sectors.

Great place to work



For the third consecutive year, Sion Advogados proudly received the Great Place to Work seal. GPTW Certification gives even more credibility to an environment that is constantly adapting to become an increasingly welcoming place for everyone.

Chambers Global Years: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 Categories: “Notable Lawyer” and “Advocacy Leaders”


Chambers Global, one of the largest and most important publications in the world, named the founding partner of Sion Advogados, Alexandre Sion, as one of the “notable lawyers” and “law leaders” since 2015.

The publication highlights Sion Advogados as one of the most admired firms in Brazil in the area of ​​Energy and Natural Resources; Mining.

Chambers Latin America Years: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Categories: “Notable Lawyer” and “Advocacy Leaders”



The English publication Chambers Latin America is considered one of the largest and most important global legal publications. Since 2014, Chambers has elected Alexandre Sion, founding partner of Sion Advogados, in the categories: Corporate/Commercial: Soth East” and “Energy and Natural Resources; Mining”

The same publication highlighted that the founding partner of Sion Advogados “is an active participant in the discussions to formulate a new regulatory framework for the sector”.

Also in previous editions of the publication, Sion's clients highlighted that Alexandre Sion and Sion Advogados “have in-depth knowledge of the sector, experience and notable expertise in contracts, mining and environmental law, in addition to being insightful in their business vision”.

Chambers Brazil Year: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021


Since 2021, Chambers' inaugural year in the country, the award has highlighted Alexandre Sion, founding partner of Sion Advogados, as one of the most admired lawyers in the areas of Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources: Mining and Corporate/Commercial: Minas Gerais - Brazil. In 2023 and 2024, both Sion Advogados and our partner Luiza Guerra were recognized in the area of Energy and Natural Resources: Mining.

The Legal 500 Years: 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015



“The Legal 500” is an English publication considered one of the largest and most renowned certification and research publications in the legal field in the world. And Sion Advogados has been listed on its pages as one of the most admired firms in Brazil in its segment since 2015.

The publication highlights that the office “stands out for its expertise in infrastructure matters working on large projects, and that its founding partner, Alexandre Sion, has an impressive CV in the area”. The publication also highlights the office's work in matters of energy, natural resources and mining.

Who's Who Legal Years: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017


The Who’s Who Legal publication is one of the most important in the world and is present in 100 countries. Alexandre Sion has been recognized as one of the most admired lawyers in the Environmental area since 2017. Gustavo Santiago was recognized, in 2022 and 2023, in the Energy – Power/Electricity category.

IFLR 1000 Year: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017



The publication identifies, annually, the main offices that work in the Finance and Corporate sectors. Since 2017, Sion Advogados has been recognized as one of the most admired firms in the Project Development area.

Best Lawyers ® Categoria: The Best Lawyers in Brazil© years: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 e 2015


The Best Lawyers publication is present in almost 70 countries and is the oldest peer-to-peer publication in the world. Since 2015, Alexandre Sion, founding partner of Sion Advogados, has been recognized in the Environmental, Mining, Natural Resources, Corporate and M&A categories. This year, he was also recognized as Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law for Minas Gerais. The firm's partner, Bernardo Pessoa was recognized this year in Environmental and Luiza Guerra, in Mining.

Top Ranked Lawyers Latin America Year: 2022 e 2021



Sion Advogados and Alexandre Sion have been recognized by Top Ranked as a leading law firm and lawyer in Energy and Natural Resources, Environment, Mining, Projects and Dispute Resolution. Alexandre Sion has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of Energy and Natural Resources, Environment and Mining.

Leaders League Years: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018


Sion Advogados has been recognized by Leaders League, an internationally prestigious French magazine for recognizing excellence in law firms, since 2018. In the 2023 edition we were recognized in the areas of Environmental, Mining and Business Law.
In 2022, Sion Advogados was recognized in the areas of Environmental Law and Mining Law. In 2021, we were recognized in the areas of Environmental Law, Mining Law and Mediation. In 2020, recognition came in the area of ​​Environmental Law and in 2019 and 2018 in the area of ​​Civil and Commercial Litigation.

Other Awards



PGA - ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AWARD 2024
Associação Zeladoria do Planeta

Sion Advogados and Dr. Alexandre Sion
Best Environmental Law Practice 2024 category

Zeladoria do Planeta is an environmental organization founded in 2001 and based in Belo Horizonte. The institution promotes environmental events, campaigns, courses, training projects and competitions, as well as working to create environmental education centers. The award, which has been held since 2004, recognizes outstanding initiatives in the development of socio-environmental projects in Minas Gerais.