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Dispute Resolution: South — Brazil


Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini - Advogados Associados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Esteemed boutique, headquartered in Curitiba, that focuses its practice on public law litigation, with particular expertise representing companies in disputes with government entities. Boasts outstanding know-how in matters regarding public procurement, government contracts and concessions. Also well equipped to handle national and international arbitration proceedings on behalf of public and private clients. Inframérica Concessionária do Aeroporto de Brasília is a new client.

Strengths Clients observe: "The team is highly qualified from the technical standpoint and very specialised in public law."

Another source adds to the praise: "They are very experienced and incredibly fast in terms of responses, always answering our queries very quickly."

Work highlights Represented Águas de Itu Exploração de Serviços de Água e Esgoto in an arbitration proceeding initiated by the company against the municipality of Itu in connection with the termination of a concession contract for water supply and sanitation.

Notable practitioners

Outstanding name partner Eduardo Talamini advises on disputes related to administrative and corporate law, involving commercial contracts and public concessions. He is well equipped to represent clients before the courts and arbitration tribunals. One market source declares: "He is highly qualified in procedural matters and litigation cases," and clients add that "he is a stellar lawyer who boasts vast knowledge of arbitration and a calm demeanour in corporate meetings."

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Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Revered firm focusing its practice on litigation cases involving consumer law as well as energy and environmental matters. Skilled team often defends clients against class action suits filed by industry associations. Also acts as counsel in arbitration proceedings. Experienced advising both public and private clients involved in the oil and gas, agribusiness, real estate and infrastructure industries. CHS Agronegócio and Nova Engevix are new client wins.

Strengths One satisfied commentator remarks: "The firm has outstanding multidisciplinary professionals who establish a long-lasting relationship with clients," and adds: "They are very familiar with the cases and provide both the overall strategy and the tactics necessary in each phase of the proceedings."

Another client attests: "It is a firm with strong local expertise, which is able to provide practical advice, assist with strategy and has knowledge of the players in the market."

Work highlights Instructed by ABB to defend the company in a class action suit filed by the Public Attorney's Office of Rio Grande do Sul claiming damages due to alleged irregularities in the public bidding process and in the contracts related to the construction of 11 power plants.

Notable practitioners

Acclaimed co-head of department Guilherme Rizzo Amaral maintains an established practice focusing on contentious mandates, including class action suits and arbitration matters. A client claims that "he is an excellent practitioner to deal with arbitration proceedings," and another source recommends him as "constantly available, dedicated and persistent." Market commentators also appreciate that "he is a good lawyer, very studious and clever."

Jorge Cesa is recognised in the market for his advice on arbitration cases, especially those related to M&A, real estate and product liability issues. Clients state: "He is a unique lawyer, with deep knowledge of the practice area," and report that "he often assists with difficult negotiations, helping us to minimise risks." His client list comprises companies from the broadcasting and tobacco industries.

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Souto Correa has earned a reputation as a go-to firm for its clients, given its history of representing and advising on strategic commercial disputes covering multiple industries and subject matters. The firm approaches each case with intensity, thoroughness and creativity. We pride ourselves on rapidly assembling focused, integrated and efficient teams to address important aspects of a client’s problem and to handle numerous cases in multiple forums.

Litigation - Our highly experienced attorneys understand the business implications of going to court and bring a strategic, cost-effective approach to resolving our clients’ most critical disputes. Our attorneys are recognized for their experience, creativity, integrity and strategic approach and clients benefit from our ability to leverage our broad experience and versatility to address their unique legal interests with minimal disruption to their business.

Arbitration - Souto Correa represents clients in a wide range of substantive disputes in arbitral forums. Our attorneys have an extensive trial experience and industry knowledge to take on virtually any conflict. The dispute resolution team is experienced in both domestic and international arbitration, as well as mediation, through a multidisciplinary team. We have represented clients before major arbitral institutions, both domestically and abroad and regularly advise clients on drafting and revising arbitration agreements.

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CMT – Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected dispute resolution department, boasting significant expertise in arbitration and pre-litigation negotiation. Regularly retained to advise on commercial litigation matters relating to distribution and resale agreements, as well as civil disputes such as product liability. Clientele stems from the pharmaceutical, banking and consumer goods sectors. Merck, Vale and Unilever are new clients.

Strengths Commentators are full of praise for the team's capabilities: "They are very knowledgeable, business-oriented and technically very good, in addition to always obtaining good results for us, which give us a lot of security."

Other sources appreciate that "the team is very attentive and focused on our cases and knows our business very well."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of CMPC Celulose Riograndense in a lawsuit filed by Ponto a Ponto Transporte Direto de Cargas seeking damages and the application of a fine due to the alleged non-payment of road tolls.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Luciano Benetti Timm is well regarded by peers and clients alike for his long-standing career within the arbitration sphere, which includes acting as party counsel and as arbitrator. One client enthuses: "He is very knowledgeable in terms of business and economics, so he understands the clients' needs very well," while another praises his capabilities, saying: "He is very technical, diligent and responsive."

Partner Rafael Bicca Machado is known for his work within the dispute resolution arena, especially in relation to commercial litigation cases. Sources report that he is visible representing clients before the courts.

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CMT is notably known for its performance and efficiency in dispute resolution, including pre-court stages. The firm prides itself on knowing the client’s business, by studying the client’s specific activities in detail and the impact each case has on the client, through an interdisciplinary approach to problems, seeking to offer solutions tailored to each client.

The most renowned partner in this field is Luciano Timm. He developed a unique style by combining strong international academic background with market experience. He is one of the backbones of this practice group and he is responsible for establishing a reputable and well-known Dispute Resolution team, as well as for scouting young talents to join the scores of CMT.

Furthermore, the firm’s Dispute Resolution team is known for its strong academic and professional qualification, with years of experience in complex and strategic litigation. It is composed by partners James Marques Machado, Tiago Faganello, Francisco Kümmel, and George de Oliveira (Curitiba office), as well as by associates Danilo Magalhães Júnior, Robson Verfe Leal, Vanessa Wojahn de Lima, and Marcelo Richter, who render a result-oriented service directed to the client’s business. Also assisting the team is founding partner Rafael Bicca Machado, whose experience in dispute resolution is definitely noteworthy.

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Matter, Boettcher, Zanini Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Reputable firm headquartered in Porto Alegre and noted for its broad disputes practice. Frequently represents clients in both arbitration and litigation proceedings. Well versed in a variety of contentious commercial matters, as well as disputes relating to public-private partnerships. Clients are drawn from the food and drink, energy and real estate sectors. Carob House Alimentos and Ovattificio Resinatura Valpadana are new client wins.

Strengths Clients identify that "the firm stands out because of the proximity they have to their clients and their market knowledge, which makes it easier for issues to be understood and for the right result to be obtained."

They also mention that "the team is experienced and particularly skilled dealing with dispute resolution cases involving shareholders."

Work highlights Advised Goldsztein Cyrela Empreendimentos Imobiliários on a partial liquidation lawsuit initiated by one of the company's minority shareholders before the Paraná state court.

Notable practitioners

Name partner Ricardo Boettcher focuses his dispute resolution practice on contentious civil and commercial mandates. Clients observe that "he always shows great skill dealing with matters, including delicate and complex cases."

Carlos Klein Zanini is well known for his corporate law expertise and applying it to his dispute resolution practice. Sources appreciate that "he has in-depth knowledge of the legislation and effectively protects his clients from exposure."

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Silveiro Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Porto Alegre-based firm specialising in corporate disputes, class actions and arbitration proceedings. Established team regularly handles contentious issues relating to liquidations, project finance, shareholder conflicts and civil liability. Well equipped to act before all levels of the judicial courts. Clients are typically drawn from the real estate, telecommunications, banking and retail sectors.

Strengths Commentators enthuse: "The firm is composed of very competent lawyers who have deep knowledge of their practice areas and are focused on conflict resolution, transmitting security and trust at all times."

Other sources report: "They are bold, dedicated, always ready to help and find solutions to the problems presented to them."

Work highlights Represented Rio Bravo Investimentos, in its role as fund manager for a real estate fund that holds certain rights and obligations relating to Petrobras, in a lawsuit filed by Multitek Engenharia claiming damages for the breach of a construction contract.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Ricardo Ranzolin is known for his work in commercial litigation mandates. Market commentators say: "He is a very serious and good lawyer," while one client remarks that "he provided a high-quality service to us recently in a contentious corporate matter." He also draws on over 30 years of experience to represent clients in arbitrations, as well as civil cases involving class action lawsuits.

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TozziniFreire Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant local team within an established full-service firm providing arbitration and litigation services, particularly in relation to commercial contracts and M&A deals. Also handles class action consumer lawsuits and environmental disputes. Benefits from its nationwide coverage to assist leading clients hailing from a wide range of sectors, including energy, banking, infrastructure and telecommunications.

Strengths Clients praise the firm for having "a solid team, with a well structured back-office and the ability to render services nationally in a very complete manner."

Market sources add: "The local team is composed of very good lawyers who we always meet on the other side of the bench."

Work highlights Provided counsel to Banco Sicredi in a lawsuit filed by Construtora e Incorporadora Novitá disputing a contract relating to the government's social housing programme, Minha Casa Minha Vida.

Notable practitioners

Noteworthy co-head of department Luis Renato Ferreira da Silva rises in the rankings following strong feedback from sources. Clients attest: "He is an excellent lawyer, outstanding, intelligent, studious and with a good strategic vision," while a market commentator reports that "he is very active in litigation cases and also a respected name in the local courts." Ferreira da Silva specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration.

Porto Alegre-based practitioner Eduardo Mariotti is an expert in litigation cases related to banking and finance transactions, as well as consumer class actions. He boasts 20 years of expertise in this practice area, which also includes advice on arbitration cases arising from contractual disputes. Market observers describe him as "a good lawyer," and clients assert: "He is very good in managing the team."

"Good lawyer" Roberto Pierri Bersch boasts many years of experience handling labour and employment disputes, as well as compliance-related matters, for a wide range of national and multinational clients.

Key partner Vinícius de Oliveira Berni is active representing clients in civil and administrative litigation, particularly regulatory environmental disputes. He frequently acts for companies from the transport, energy and food sectors.

About the Team (content provided by TozziniFreire Advogados)

TozziniFreire’s Dispute Resolution practice is known for its strong reputation in assisting companies involved in business-related disputes representing domestic and foreign clients from the most different industries. Our Arbitration and Litigation teams are recognized as leaders in the sector by frequently managing Brazil’s most significant cases.

Arbitration

Our professionals have broad experience in all aspects of arbitration, from ad hoc to institutional arbitration processes. The arbitration group regularly serves as arbitrators, mediators, and experts in international disputes in M&A, capital markets, insurance, construction, and energy, among other areas.
 
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Agility, creativity, and assertiveness form the cornerstones of TozziniFreire’s litigation practice. Our professionals use cutting-edge strategies and technology to create effective solutions that allow clients to avoid extensive litigation and delayed relief. Each case is handled as a unique claim and managed according to a customized plan that includes pre-litigation strategies with a proven record of success.

Comprised of highly qualified lawyers with broad experience in all classes of judicial disputes, our litigation team appears in state and federal courts throughout the Brazilian territory and issue legal opinions on a variety of topics.


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Andrade Maia Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Known for its local litigation practice, especially employment and product liability mandates. Frequently retained by clients from the transportation, retail and infrastructure sectors to undertake class action lawsuits and litigation portfolios. Uber and Jaguar Land Rover are new client wins.

Strengths Sources emphasise the lawyers' proximity to clients, commenting: "They have become real partners to our firm, are super-fast and always reliable," and add that "they provide high-quality services and are very organised in sending us litigation reports."

Work highlights Assisted Uber with a consumer rights class action initiated by ABUV (Brazilian Association of Vehicle Users) against the use of surge pricing in transportation fares.

Notable practitioners

Fábio Cardoso Machado is the key contact for clients.

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Arruda Alvim, Aragão, Lins & Sato Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Long-standing firm based in Curitiba, widely known in the market for its work in civil and commercial litigation. Boasts particular expertise in the banking sector. Team is further noted for its skills in product liability cases.

Strengths Clients claim that "they are very consistent in the quality of services provided, from the legal-technical standpoint to the administrative aspects," and go on to assert: "They maintain an easy relationship with their clients."

Notable practitioners

Seasoned name partner Teresa Arruda Alvim is lauded by sources for her skilled work in civil law mandates and considerable academic expertise. Clients hailing from the financial sector benefit from her assistance with litigation portfolios. Market commentators say: "She is very good; an intellectual and a professor who produces great legal opinions."

About the Team (content provided by Arruda Alvim, Aragão, Lins & Sato Advogados)

Arruda Alvim, Aragão, Lins & Sato provides legal assistance and counselling services to individuals, as well as to national and international companies, both in the litigation, arbitration, and advisory spheres. Our firm aims to act as a true extension of our clients’ in-house legal departments. In this way, we contribute towards the management of legal liabilities, having a sound understanding of our clients’ needs and market sectors.

With head office in Curitiba (PR), the firm has branches in Porto Alegre (RS), Florianópolis (SC) and Sinop (MT), in addition to a partnership with Torreão & Roller Advogados based in Brasília. We also maintain professional cooperation with other law firms in every region of the country, which enables us to extend the personal service offered at the head office throughout Brazil.

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Carpena Advogados Associados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid firm regularly hired by clients hailing from the energy, banking and construction sectors to handle disputes related to corporate, finance, labour and insurance issues. Client benefits from its broad national coverage, with offices in Porto Alegre, Caxias do Sul, São José dos Campos and Rio de Janeiro.

Strengths Clients highlight their "technical knowledge, in particular in civil contentious mandates and the amicable resolution of litigation cases."

Work highlights Acted for SETA on a lawsuit seeking the restoration of undue payments regarding overpaid interest in industrial and export bonds.

Notable practitioners

Well-regarded name partner Márcio Carpena is visible assisting with litigation portfolios and other civil litigation cases. His practice spans regulatory and M&A-related disputes. Clients highlight his "excellent legal knowledge and soft skills."

About the Team (content provided by Carpena Advogados Associados)

Founded in 1980 with a pioneering and revolutionary vision, the Carpena Advogados Associados law firm aims to provide personal and high-quality legal services, initially in Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul state.

Based on a solid foundation and a philosophy of always pursuing the highest technical standards, the firm gained the respect of the legal community and the admiration of everyone it dealt with, and the number of professionals and partners increased steadily.

Over time the firm expanded and began to provide services in Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and primarily São Paulo, where its branch has provided consultancy in structured operations, M&A and legal support for corporate projects.

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Costabeber, Filippelli e Papadopol Advogados Associados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Porto Alegre-based firm boasting considerable expertise in dispute resolution cases in connection with labour, credit recovery and product liability matters. Clientele comprises local and foreign companies from the food, banking and finance and transportation sectors. Eletrossis Sistemas Eletrônicos is a new client.

Strengths "They are a fast, serious and highly capable team who always make issues clear to us, in addition to providing excellent options to move forward," according to clients.

Work highlights Assisted MA Indústria with several labour-related lawsuits amounting to BRL7 million.

Notable practitioners

Name partner Marcel Davidman Papadopol is acknowledged by clients as "an extremely qualified professional and a skilled negotiator." One source also reports that "he helped fix problems we thought were impossible to solve." He regularly assists clients with corporate disputes.

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Lippert Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Significant local firm acknowledged for its solid civil litigation practice. Local companies from a diverse range of sectors, including real estate, agribusiness and telecommunications, instruct the team to handle product liability and consumer law disputes. Particularly active assisting with class action lawsuits.

Strengths Sources attest: "They are very experienced and technical, which makes us feel very safe," also highlighting that "they always allow the clients to give their point of view in cases."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Ursa Florestal in several lawsuits against Reflorestadores Unidos in connection with real estate properties used for agribusiness purposes.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Francisco Rosito boasts considerable experience defending clients in civil and product liability disputes. Commentators endorse him as "very intelligent, clear and technical," adding: "He has a long-standing practice and a vast knowledge of the law, which makes it hard to catch him off-guard. He inspires a lot of confidence."

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Mosimann-Horn Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Established practice based in Florianópolis covering a wide range of dispute resolution mandates, including cases involving administrative, consumer and labour law. Clients involved in the banking, telecommunications, real estate and construction sectors also benefit from the team's expertise in credit recovery. Arteris and Statkraft are new client wins.

Strengths Sources underline the lawyers' "legal knowledge, sense of urgency and security in the services rendered."

Work highlights Instructed by Odebrecht Ambiental and BRK to defend their right to participate in the bidding process for water supply and sewage treatment in the city of Caçador.

Notable practitioners

Santa Catarina-based practitioner Rafael Horn is experienced in handling disputes related to public contracts and environmental matters, as a client endorses: "He recently stood out when dealing with a class action involving environmental issues." He also actively assists clients with corporate and real estate-related disputes.

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Mosimann, Horn has been a leader in the legal field for more than 18 years. Such success is the result of the victorious union of 50 years of legal experience of Hélio Mosimann, a former Superior Court of Justice Minister, and more than 40 years of background as a lawyer of Oswaldo Horn in conjunction with the boldness and dynamism of Rafael Horn, in the legal field since 1997. Today the firm has a specialized and renowned multidisciplinary team of attorneys, working in numerous fields of law, with targeted solutions for each of the client’s needs, from the most simple to the most complex and exceptional.


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Trench Rossi Watanabe (in cooperation with Baker McKenzie International) - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-regarded international firm that maintains an active local team defending clients in class action suits, with particular expertise in labour and public liability matters. Boasts considerable acumen advising domestic and international clients hailing from the agribusiness, manufacturing and food and beverage sectors.

Strengths Market sources endorse: "They are a serious and skilful team who maintain a respectable client list."

Notable practitioners

Solid head of department Ricardo Dornelles Chaves Barcellos boasts an experienced arbitration and litigation practice, with particular acumen in mandates related to commercial contracts and class action suits arising from real estate and environmental matters. Clients endorse him as "clear and knowledgeable in his advice," while market sources attest that "he is a good lawyer."

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Veirano Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Compact department within a full-service firm boasting considerable civil litigation expertise in relation to labour issues. Also regularly hired by clients from the food and drink, transportation and energy sectors to assist with product liability cases, as well as administrative and commercial litigation.

Strengths Clients note that the firm stands out due to "the tailor-made service provided by the partners and senior associates, as well as their technical skills."

Work highlights Defended Philip Morris in a class action filed by the Labour Public Prosecutor seeking compulsory compliance with a legal requirement that companies with over 100 members of staff, employ a percentage of disabled people.

Notable practitioners

Associate-to-watch Filipe Scherer Oliveira garners praise from clients, who report that "he provides excellent legal opinions and maintains a close relationship with clients." Peers also highlight his knowledge of corporate law.

About the Team (content provided by Veirano Advogados)

The Porto Alegre Office litigation department is mainly focused on complex and sensitive matters only. We do not have (and do not intend to have) any type of project involving “repetitive mass litigation”, for we believe we best add value to our clients when we assist them in the most sophisticated disputes.

In this broad practice area, Veirano Advogados represents clients across major economic sectors in matters encompassing arbitration, mediation and litigation.

Backed by international education and experience, our arbitration team has a first-rate track record in international and local arbitration involving matters such as corporate disputes, construction and infrastructure projects, and environmental regulatory disputes.

Our arbitration specialists also have training and experience in mediation processes, enabling them to deal effectively with the frequent combination of mediation and arbitration clauses in commercial contracts.

In the litigation realm, we regularly assist clients in disputes of different natures, such as banking and financial, commercial and business, product liability and regulatory. More specifically, our litigation team has a sterling track record in complex judicial and administrative cases involving class actions, contracts, corporate and commercial issues, public civil actions and tort disputes.

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Hapner Kroetz Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Compact Curitiba-based practice that is active in litigation mandates. Team regularly handles disputes related to public infrastructure projects as well as breaches in commercial agreements. Clients typically stem from the retail, real estate and energy sectors.

Work highlights Assisted an engineering consortium comprising DM Construtora de Obras, LFM Engenharia de Obras and SEF - Saneamento e Engenharia Ferroviária in a lawsuit seeking for the reimbursement of costs related to building sanitation works not originally accounted for in the public bid won by the consortium.

Notable practitioners Carlos Eduardo Manfredini Hapner is the key client contact.

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Siqueira Castro - Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Sizeable full-service firm offering national coverage and significant expertise in administrative and commercial litigation. Noted for handling sizeable litigation portfolios related to labour and consumer law. Grupo Boticário, Rumo and TIM Celular are new clients wins.

Strengths Commentators say: "They are available, swift, qualified, committed and provide clients with a tailor-made service."

Work highlights Assisted White Martins with a lawsuit filed by Medabil Sistemas Construtivos seeking the termination of supply contracts and refund for overpayment.

Notable practitioners

Clients recommend Fábio Korenblum and go on to assert: "He is business-oriented, has great technical skills and strategic vision, especially in consumer litigation mandates."

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Eminent Practitioner

Luciano Benetti Timm

CMT – Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eminent practitioner Luciano Benetti Timm is well regarded by peers and clients alike for his long-standing career within the arbitration sphere, which includes acting as party counsel and as arbitrator. One client enthuses: "He is very knowledgeable in terms of business and economics, so he understands the clients' needs very well," while another praises his capabilities, saying: "He is very technical, diligent and responsive."

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Lee Taube Gabardo Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Distinguished name partner João Bosco Lee of Lee Taube Gabardo Sociedade de Advogados is highly praised for his arbitration practice, which encompasses both national and international proceedings. Peers claim that "he is one of the forerunners of arbitration in Brazil," while another source adds: "He is an excellent lawyer and arbitrator, who is very well respected in the market." Commentators also endorse his level of activity, reporting that "he is visible in many cases."

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Luiz Guilherme Marinoni

Marinoni Advocacia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Revered practitioner Luiz Guilherme Marinoni of Marinoni Advocacia is known for producing high-end legal opinions and for litigating in complex cases, particularly before the Supreme Court of Justice. Market sources describe him as "an intellectual and also very good in litigation," while another observer confirms: "He produces very good legal opinions."

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Guilherme Rizzo Amaral

Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Acclaimed co-head of department Guilherme Rizzo Amaral maintains an established practice focusing on contentious mandates, including class action suits and arbitration matters. A client claims that "he is an excellent practitioner to deal with arbitration proceedings," and another source recommends him as "constantly available, dedicated and persistent." Market commentators also appreciate that "he is a good lawyer, very studious and clever."

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Ruy Rosado de Aguiar

Ruy Rosado de Aguiar Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pre-eminent founding partner and former minister of the Supreme Court of Justice Ruy Rosado de Aguiar of Ruy Rosado de Aguiar Advogados is highly regarded by market sources for his established arbitration practice. Peers rate him as "a great arbitrator" and one observer adds that "he is very knowledgeable." Another interviewee remarks: "He is a great choice for legal opinions."

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Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Outstanding name partner Eduardo Talamini advises on disputes related to administrative and corporate law, involving commercial contracts and public concessions. He is well equipped to represent clients before the courts and arbitration tribunals. One market source declares: "He is highly qualified in procedural matters and litigation cases," and clients add that "he is a stellar lawyer who boasts vast knowledge of arbitration and a calm demeanour in corporate meetings."

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Band 2

Teresa Arruda Alvim

Arruda Alvim, Aragão, Lins & Sato Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned name partner Teresa Arruda Alvim is lauded by sources for her skilled work in civil law mandates and considerable academic expertise. Clients hailing from the financial sector benefit from her assistance with litigation portfolios. Market commentators say: "She is very good; an intellectual and a professor who produces great legal opinions."

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Band 2

Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jorge Cesa is recognised in the market for his advice on arbitration cases, especially those related to M&A, real estate and product liability issues. Clients state: "He is a unique lawyer, with deep knowledge of the practice area," and report that "he often assists with difficult negotiations, helping us to minimise risks." His client list comprises companies from the broadcasting and tobacco industries.

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Band 2

Ricardo Dornelles Chaves Barcellos

Trench Rossi Watanabe (in cooperation with Baker McKenzie International)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Solid head of department Ricardo Dornelles Chaves Barcellos boasts an experienced arbitration and litigation practice, with particular acumen in mandates related to commercial contracts and class action suits arising from real estate and environmental matters. Clients endorse him as "clear and knowledgeable in his advice," while market sources attest that "he is a good lawyer."

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Band 2

Luis Renato Ferreira da Silva

TozziniFreire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Noteworthy co-head of department Luis Renato Ferreira da Silva rises in the rankings following strong feedback from sources. Clients attest: "He is an excellent lawyer, outstanding, intelligent, studious and with a good strategic vision," while a market commentator reports that "he is very active in litigation cases and also a respected name in the local courts." Ferreira da Silva specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration.

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Band 2

Mosimann-Horn Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Santa Catarina-based practitioner Rafael Horn is experienced in handling disputes related to public contracts and environmental matters, as a client endorses: "He recentlystood out when dealing with a class action involving environmental issues." He also actively assists clients with corporate and real estate-related disputes.

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Band 2

Tozzini Freire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Porto Alegre-based practitioner Eduardo Mariotti is an expert in litigation cases related to banking and finance transactions, as well as consumer class actions. He boasts 20 years of expertise in this practice area, which also includes advice on arbitration cases arising from contractual disputes. Market observers describe him as "a good lawyer," and clients assert: "He is very good in managing the team."

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Band 2

Roberto Pierri Bersch

TozziniFreire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Good lawyer"Roberto Pierri Bersch boasts many years of experience handling labour and employment disputes, as well as compliance-related matters, for a wide range of national and multinational clients.

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Band 2

Silveiro Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Ricardo Ranzolin is known for his work in commercial litigation mandates. Market commentators say: "He is a very serious and good lawyer," while one client remarks that "he provided a high-quality service to us recently in a contentious corporate matter." He also draws on over 30 years of experience to represent clients in arbitrations, as well as civil cases involving class action lawsuits.

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Band 2

Lippert Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Francisco Rosito boasts considerable experience defending clients in civil and product liability disputes. Commentators endorse him as "very intelligent, clear and technical," adding: "He has a long-standing practice and a vast knowledge of the law, which makes it hard to catch him off-guard. He inspires a lot of confidence."

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Band 3

Rafael Bicca Machado

CMT – Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rafael Bicca Machado is known for his work within the dispute resolution arena, especially in relation to commercial litigation cases. Sources report that he is visible representing clients before the courts.

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Band 3

Carpena Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-regarded name partner Márcio Carpena is visible assisting with litigation portfolios and other civil litigation cases. His practice spans regulatory and M&A-related disputes. Clients highlight his "excellent legal knowledge and soft skills."

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Band 3

Marcel Davidman Papadopol

Costabeber, Filippelli e Papadopol Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner Marcel Davidman Papadopol is acknowledged by clients as "an extremely qualified professional and a skilled negotiator." One source also reports that "he helped fix problems we thought were impossible to solve." He regularly assists clients with corporate disputes.

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Band 3

Vinícius de Oliveira Berni

Tozzini Freire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Vinícius de Oliveira Berni is active representing clients in civil and administrative litigation, particularly regulatory environmental disputes. He frequently acts for companies from the transport, energy and food sectors.

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Band 4

Ricardo Boettcher

Matter, Boettcher, Zanini Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner Ricardo Boettcher focuses his dispute resolution practice on contentious civil and commercial mandates. Clients observe that "healways shows great skill dealing with matters, including delicate and complex cases."

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Band 4

Carlos Klein Zanini

Matter, Boettcher, Zanini Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Klein Zanini is well known for his corporate law expertise and applying it to his dispute resolution practice. Sources appreciate that "he has in-depth knowledge of the legislation and effectively protects his clients from exposure."

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Band 4

Siqueira Castro - Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients recommend Fábio Korenblum and go on to assert: "He is business-oriented, has great technical skills and strategic vision, especially in consumer litigation mandates."

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Associates to watch

Filipe Scherer Oliveira

Veirano Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch Filipe Scherer Oliveira garners praise from clients, who report that "he provides excellent legal opinions and maintains a close relationship with clients." Peers also highlight his knowledge of corporate law.

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