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Latin-America Guide

Dispute Resolution: South — Brazil


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

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Luciano Benetti Timm
- 5 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Full-service firm respected for its dispute resolution department, offering expertise in arbitration and pre-court negotiation. Frequently advises on litigation on corporate matters, including commercial contracts, product liability, distribution and resale agreements. Clients are drawn from a range of sectors, spanning pharmaceuticals, banking and food and beverage.

Strengths Clients appreciate that the lawyers "speak the language of business, and are able to apply technical knowledge to the reality of the client's situation." Another adds that "the services are high quality; they are timely and responsive."

Work highlights Defended the retail giant Calçados Beira Rio in a claim brought by a minority shareholder, challenging the donation of shares to a non-profit organisation.

Significant clients Ambev, John Deere, Grupo JBS-Friboi, DPaschoal, Banco De Lage Landen.

Notable practitioners

Widely respected practitioner Luciano Benetti Timm is particularly commended for his arbitration practice. "He is an excellent lawyer and academic. In both mediation and arbitration, he achieved excellent results for my company," enthuses one client.

Clients report that Rafael Bicca Machado "has a high level of technical knowledge in conflict resolution, and is deeply committed to resolving disputes as quickly as possible."

Department profile by CMT - Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados

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

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Marçal Justen Filho and Cesar Guimarães Pereira
- 4 partners
- 28 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Based in Curitiba, this esteemed boutique focuses its practice on public and administrative law, particularly disputes involving government entities. Boasts outstanding experience in matters regarding public procurement, government contracts and concessions. Adept at handling both litigation and arbitration proceedings for public and private clients.

Strengths Clients emphasise the team's regular communication and availability. One interviewee states that the lawyers are "excellent; dynamic with complex knowledge of the matters at hand."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Construtora OAS on the lifting of a BRL2.5 billion freezing order related to alleged overpricing in joint-venture contracts.

Significant clients ABRATEC, TCP, EcoRodovias Infraestrutura e Logística, Jaraguá Equipamentos Industriais, APM Terminals Itajai.

Notable practitioners

Marçal Justen Filho is considered an authority on a national level for his expertise in public law. He is often called upon to provide counsel on public and administrative matters.

Eduardo Talamini focuses his practice on contracts, commercial and corporate law-related disputes. Clients praise Eduardo's responsiveness and oratory skills, stating that "he is an excellent speaker, extremely careful regarding deadlines and always updates us on the progress of the case." Another source adds: "He is always available, which gives us confidence."

Clients highlight Cesar Guimarães Pereira for "his logical, fast and theoretical thinking." Another client adds that "he is dynamic and always available to speak." His areas of expertise include public, commercial and contractual disputes.

Department profile by Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini - Advogados Associados

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

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第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Guilherme Rizzo Amaral and Roberta Feiten
- 4 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly-regarded team focusing its practice on litigations involving consumer, energy and environmental matters. Adept at handling class action suits related to industry associations. Experienced advising both public and private clients from Brazil as well as other jurisdictions, from sectors including oil and gas, TMT and real estate.

Strengths The lawyers' availability and technical capabilities are praised by clients, who note that "they are very effective, responsive and the partners are highly skilled." One interviewee also states that "it is an excellent firm, both in terms of technical aspects and client service."

Work highlights Advised AES Sul regarding legislation changes by the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL), which could have resulted in losses in excess of USD110 million.

Significant clients Via Varejo, LENOVO, Petrobrás, DELL, Braskem.

Notable practitioners

Procedural law specialist Guilherme Rizzo Amaral is commended by clients, who state that "he's an excellent lawyer. I recommend his services." Amaral is experienced in litigation, including class actions and arbitration matters.

Marcelo Gandelman's practice spans litigation and arbitration for domestic and foreign companies. He is experienced advising clients from the petrochemical, energy, real estate and construction sectors.

Highly respected by market commentators, Jorge Cesa focuses his arbitration practice on M&A, real estate and product liability matters.

Department profile by Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados

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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Matter, Boettcher, Zanini Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Carlos Klein Zanini
- 7 partners

What the team is known for Esteemed team noted for its broad dispute resolution practice, including arbitration and litigation on commercial, corporate and contract law matters. Client roster spans a diverse range of industries, such as real estate, food and retail. Head-quartered in Porto Alegre, it also has an office in São Paulo.

Strengths Clients report that the lawyers notes "work proactively" and are "fully committed, diligent and available."

Work highlights Assisted Ovattificio Resinatura Valpadana with an extrajudicial dispute with ADLER, one of its minority shareholders. The dispute concerned disagreements over the corporate financial strategy for a third company. The matter is valued at approximately USD6 million.

Significant clients Calçados Beira Rio, Mitsubishi Elevadores do Brasil, SLC Agrícola, Goldsztein, Bolsa Brasileira de Mercadorias.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Carlos Klein Zanini is well respected for his corporate law expertise and related dispute resolution practice. "He is agile, available and has great interpersonal skills. He inspires great confidence," notes one client.

Ricardo Boettcher focuses his dispute practice on civil, contractual and tax matters. Clients highlight his responsiveness and knowledge of this area.

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Silveiro Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ricardo Ranzolin, Ricardo Borges Fortes de Oliveira and Ricardo Leal de Moraes.
- 17 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-established firm specialising in corporate disputes, class actions and arbitration procedures. Clients are drawn from sectors spanning real estate, telecommunications, retail and banking. Regularly handles contentious issues relating to liquidation procedures, project finance and civil liability.

Strengths Clients praise the lawyers for their "attention to detail and technical excellence," adding that "they are always available and deliver great results."

Work highlights Assisted Telefonica Brasil with a dispute regarding approximately USD500 million compensation to shareholders following the company's privatisation.

Significant clients Elevadores Otis, Lojas Quero-Quero, HSBC Brasil, Huawei Brasil, Banrisul.

Notable practitioners

Department head Ricardo Ranzolin is commended by clients for his "outstanding technical skills" and the clarity displayed in his work. He is the vice-president of the Arbitration Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association.

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TozziniFreire Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Eduardo Mariotti, Luis Renato Ferreira da Silva and Vinícius de Oliveira Berni.
- 4 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for This respected nationwide firm provides arbitration and litigation services to a wide range of entities from the energy, banking, construction and automobile industries. The team regularly assists clients on contractual, class action and environmental disputes.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's "experience, wide range of services and presence in the entire country."

Work highlights Advised AES SUL on a consumer class action regarding the fares of multiple energy suppliers. The matter is valued at approximately USD150 million.

Significant clients Braskem, Santander, Lojas Renner, Vonpar Refrescos, Ford Brasil.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Eduardo Mariotti focuses his practice on litigation related to banking and finance transactions, along with consumer class actions. He is also experienced in arbitration proceedings.

Vinícius de Oliveira Berni is active in litigation regarding civil, administrative and regulatory matters. He advises clients from a diverse range of industries including the transport, energy and food sectors.

Roberto Pierri Bersch boasts particular experience in labour and employment-related disputes. He regularly handles litigation as well as advising clients on compliance matters.

Co-head of department Luis Renato Ferreira da Silva is noted by peers for his arbitration activity. One states that he is an "excellent professor and great lawyer."

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Andrade Maia Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South

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第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Júlio Cesar Goulart Lanes, Maria Teresa Bernhardt Palmeiro and Fábio Cardoso Machado
- 10 partners
- 37 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for This full-service national firm is well known for its litigation practice, particularly on labour-related matters. Represents clients from a diverse range of industries such as transport, retail, health, telecommunications and construction.

Strengths One client reports that "the lawyers are great; very committed."

Work highlights Acting as counsel to Lanxess on various credit recovery actions.

Significant clients Uber, Braskem, Saraiva e Siciliano, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht, Unimed Porto Alegre.

Notable practitioners Fábio Cardoso Machado is the key client contact.

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

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Approximately 2 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected firm based in Curitiba, particularly acknowledged for its work on civil and corporate litigation in the banking sector.

Strengths One client states that "the lawyers' performance on highly complex contentious work has been excellent."

Notable practitioners

Peers laud Thereza Celina Diniz De Arruda Alvim's civil law practice, saying "she is a great name" in this sphere. She is well recognised for her academic expertise as well as her activity on mass contentious cases related to the financial sector.

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Carpena Advogados Associados - Dispute Resolution: South

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Márcio Louzada Carpena, Valternei Melo de Souza and Jaqueline Franceschetti
- 52 partners
- 65 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected firm regularly sought after to handle disputes for clients from the banking, energy and construction sectors. Expertise spans contentious matters on corporate, labour and insurance issues. Has offices in Porto Alegre, Caixas do Sul, São José dos Campos and Rio de Janeiro.

Strengths One client enthuses that the firm "offers exceptional legal services."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of Drogaria Mais Econômica on a dispute between the buyer and seller parties in an M&A transaction.

Significant clients Crefisa, Forno de Minas, NBC Bank, Verti Capital, Artecola Participações.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Márcio Louzada Carpena boasts particular expertise in civil litigation. He is experienced advising on regulatory and M&A disputes. Market commentators highlight his academic reputation.

Department profile 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

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第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Fernanda Dal Pont Giora, Gianmarco Costabeber and Marcel Davidman Papadopol
- 4 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Flourishing Porto Alegre-based firm boasting expertise on labour, mass consumer claims and credit recovery matters. Handles disputes for clients from the food, banking and finance and automotive sectors, from both Brazil and other jurisdictions.

Strengths Clients state that "the team is versatile and agile," and also highlight the lawyers' technical abilities.

Work highlights Advised JBS Aves on a dispute raised by a food producer, alleging a breach of an agreement regarding a percentage payment of the client's export revenues.

Significant clients Seara, Credigy, BIVEL, Tyson Brasil, Doux Frangosul.

Notable practitioners

Clients highlight Marcel Davidman Papadopol for his "technical capacity and strategic abilities, as well as his high level of organisation and skill in handling mass litigation cases." Another client notes his "dedicated and personalised service."

Department profile by Costabeber, Filippelli e Papadopol Advogados Associados

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Hapner Kroetz Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Carlos Eduardo Manfredini Hapner and Fabiola Polatti Cordeiro
- 2 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Based in Curitiba, this respected firm has significant experience in judicial litigation, arbitration and mediation for international and domestic companies. Areas of expertise include commercial, financial and labour matters. Client roster spans the retail, real estate and energy sectors.

Strengths Clients report that the team's "strong points are the lawyers' knowledge and the direct involvement of senior partners."

Work highlights Assisted both Lancom Empreendimentos de Habilitação Pyrys and CP Construtora e Incorporadora with damages lawsuits regarding a loan granted by Caixa Econômica Federal, valued at approximately USD30 million.

Significant clients UEGA Araucária, Electrolux, Grupo Votorantim, Louisiana-Pacific, CCR RodoNorte.

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

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Lippert Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Marcia Mallmann Lippert and Francisco Rosito
- 2 partners
- 18 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-established firm acknowledged for its civil litigation practice. Clients derive from a diverse range of industries, including real estate, agribusiness and telecommunications. Product liability, consumer law, damages and torts are particular areas of expertise.

Strengths One client highlights the firm for its "commitment to the client and highly capable lawyers."

Work highlights Defended Yara Brasil Fertilizantes in a class action lawsuit claiming damages for environmental contamination in the city of Santo Amaro in Bahia.

Significant clients Claro, Braskem, Tetra Pak, Frigelar Comércio e Indústria, STIHL.

Notable practitioners

Sources praise head of department Francisco Rosito for his "profound technical knowledge," adding that he is "extremely diligent and cordial." He is experienced defending clients in product liability matters.

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Mosimann, Horn & Advogados Associados - Dispute Resolution: South

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Rafael de Assis Horn and Douglas Anderson Dal Monte
- 14 partners
- 25 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Based in Florianópolis, this well-established firm offers a diverse range of dispute resolution expertise, spanning administrative, consumer, credit recovery and labour matters. Provides counsel to clients from sectors including banking, TMT and real estate.

Strengths One interviewee reports that the lawyers "have a high level of technical knowledge and great agility in their work."

Work highlights Acted for Banco Sistema on multiple proceedings related to loan agreements valued at approximately USD45 million.

Significant clients White Martins, Lojas Colombo, Ipiranga, Jaime Aleixo, Seguradora Líder dos Consórcios DPVAT.

Notable practitioners

Department head Rafael de Assis Horn is well recognised for his work in the Santa Catarina market. He is experienced handling disputes pertaining to public contracts and environmental matters.

Department profile by Mosimann, Horn & Advogados Associados

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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Mosimann, Horn is prepared to assist clients in a wide range of foreign investments in Brazil, with staff fluent in English. Knowledge and experience necessary to provide the negotiation and drafting of international contracts, due diligence in domestic companies, structurisation of multinationals subsidiaries, analysis of trade issues, among others. LANGUAGES: English, French, Italian, Portuguese (Native), Spanish.



Siqueira Castro - Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South

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Band 3

第三等

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Fábio Korenblum and Gustavo Gonçalves Gomes
- 2 partners
- 30 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Nationwide full-service firm with strong litigation expertise, maintaining Southern offices in Porto Alegre and Curitiba. Often sought after to handle administrative and product liability matters, as well as mass litigation on consumer and labour issues. Clients are drawn from a wide range of industries, spanning the energy, TMT and pharmaceutical sectors.

Strengths Clients highlight "the lawyers' capability and commitment, combined with the firm's national presence" as key strengths.

Work highlights Assisted Saint Gobain Vidros with an investigation regarding alleged illegal security proceedings at the client's operational plants.

Significant clients Electrolux do Brasil, STEMAC, Bunge, AMIL, Sumitomo Rubber do Brasil.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Fábio Korenblum wins praise from clients for his legal knowledge and ability to lead a team. He is experienced providing advice on civil and consumer disputes.

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

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ricardo Dornelles Chaves Barcellos
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected international firm boasting particular activity defending clients in class action suits. Experienced advising both domestic and international clients from the agribusiness, manufacturing and beverage industries.

Strengths Clients report that "the team is responsive, with profound technical knowledge." Another interviewee values "the partners' excellent interpersonal skills and international experience."

Notable practitioners

Department head Ricardo Dornelles Chaves Barcellos is experienced in arbitration and litigation, spanning commercial contracts and class actions in the real estate and environmental spheres.

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Veirano Advogados - Dispute Resolution: South

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Fernando Verzoni
- 1 partner
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Nationwide full-service firm with strong civil litigation expertise on product liability, administrative and M&A matters, as well as those pertaining to energy and labour mandates. Client roster spans the food and beverage, transport and TMT sectors.

Strengths Clients describe the team as "high quality, with outstanding M&A and contracts expertise."

Work highlights Advised AES Sul on a compensation claim by a plastic manufacturer, valued at approximately USD7 million.

Significant clients Philip Morris do Brasil, LATAM, Masterfoods Brasil Alimentos, Borrachas Vipal, Cais Mauá do Brasil.

Notable practitioners Fernando Verzoni is the key client contact.

Department profile 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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The team is repeatedly engaged with sophisticated Dispute Resolution in English and applying foreign or international laws, working both as leading counsel or co-counsel teaming up with international law firms. 

Veirano’s group is comfortable with the production of evidence, cross-examination, and the dynamics of the discovery system. Due to the firm’s history and the background of its members, the dispute resolution team has a profound understanding of international clients’ demands and needs.

Some members of the team have a unique blend of experience on both transactional and sophisticated litigation matters, that allow them to have a broader perspective and comprehension of the dispute.

Partners and associates in Veirano’s dispute resolution group have worked in foreign firms and are familiar to the dynamic of international commercial and investment arbitration. Such experience provides flexibility to the team.

Veirano’s dispute group has been retained by clients from the most different industries such as merchant and investment banking, private equity and venture capital, construction, mining, oil and gas, steel, energy, telecommunications, pharmaceutical industry, IT, insurance and entertainment.

We also represent clients internationally with the support of a broad network of key partners and relationships around the world, including members of top legal organizations like World Services Group (WSG).

German Desk

The Firm’s German Desk consists of a team of 14 attorneys fluent in German, which offer a wealth of experience and services to companies from the German speaking world, helping them achieve their business objectives in Brazil.

In the other direction, with the support of colleagues from the German speaking world, we assist Brazilian companies, in the protection of their interests and investments in countries, such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Some of the characteristics that make our Desk unique in the market include:

• Former experience as in-house within multinationals and as attorneys at leading German law firms
• Thorough understanding of German law, as well as German, Austrian and Swiss business environment, ethics and corporate governance
• Profound expertise in Brazilian law
• Depending on the necessities of each client, can function as a one stop full service firm for certain projects, act as a “virtual” legal department for those that do not have their own department, or render advice on particular cases and matters of interest

Whilst the head of our Desk is licensed to practice law in Germany, most of our Brazilian members have concluded part of their law degrees in Germany. Hence, they gained professional fluency in the German language and proximity to the German legal system and business mindset.

Track Record

Veirano Advogados has been providing a vast array of legal advice to German clients in Brazil, as well as to Brazilian clients invested in the German speaking world and in their commercial relations with German parties.


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Luciano Benetti Timm

CMT - Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados

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Widely respected practitioner Luciano Benetti Timm is particularly commended for his arbitration practice. "He is an excellent lawyer and academic. In both mediation and arbitration, he achieved excellent results for my company," enthuses one client.

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Lee Taube Gabardo Sociedade de Advogados

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Market commentators highly praise the arbitration practice of João Bosco Lee of Lee Taube Gabardo Sociedade de Advogados, stating that "he is excellent." Another adds that "he has been a forerunner in arbitration in Brazil." He also has a significant track record in international arbitration.

Ruy Rosado de Aguiar of Ruy Rosado de Aguiar Advogados is noted by interviewees as an "incredibly respected practitioner." He wins particular praise for his arbitration practice.

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Marçal Justen Filho

Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini - Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Marçal Justen Filho is considered an authority on a national level for his expertise in public law. He is often called upon to provide counsel on public and administrative matters.

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Luiz Guilherme Marinoni

Marinoni Advocacia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luiz Guilherme Marinoni of Marinoni Advocacia is a respected practitioner and academic, with experience before the Supreme Court. "He is very good," notes one interviewee.

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Guilherme Rizzo Amaral

Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Procedural law specialist Guilherme Rizzo Amaral is commended by clients, who state that "he's an excellent lawyer. I recommend his services." Amaral is experienced in litigation, including class actions and arbitration matters.

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Ruy Rosado de Aguiar

Ruy Rosado de Aguiar Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eduardo Talamini focuses his practice on contracts, commercial and corporate law-related disputes. Clients praise Eduardo's responsiveness and oratory skills, stating that "he is an excellent speaker, extremely careful regarding deadlines and always updates us on the progress of the case." Another source adds: "He is always available, which gives us confidence."

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Teresa Arruda Alvim

Arruda Alvim, Aragão, Lins, Sato & Vasconcelos

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers laud Thereza Celina Diniz De Arruda Alvim's civil law practice, saying "she is a great name" in this sphere. She is well recognised for her academic expertise as well as her activity on mass contentious cases related to the financial sector.

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Rafael Bicca Machado

CMT - Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients report that Rafael Bicca Machado "has a high level of technical knowledge in conflict resolution, and is deeply committed to resolving disputes as quickly as possible."

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Carpena Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Márcio Louzada Carpena boasts particular expertise in civil litigation. He is experienced advising on regulatory and M&A disputes. Market commentators highlight his academic reputation.

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Rafael de Assis Horn

Mosimann, Horn & Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Rafael de Assis Horn is well recognised for his work in the Santa Catarina market. He is experienced handling disputes pertaining to public contracts and environmental matters.

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Ricardo Dornelles Chaves Barcellos

Trench Rossi Watanabe (in cooperation with Baker McKenzie International)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Ricardo Dornelles Chaves Barcellos is experienced in arbitration and litigation, spanning commercial contracts and class actions in the real estate and environmental spheres.

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TozziniFreire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Eduardo Mariotti focuses his practice on litigation related to banking and finance transactions, along with consumer class actions. He is also experienced in arbitration proceedings.

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Roberto Pierri Bersch

TozziniFreire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Roberto Pierri Bersch boasts particular experience in labour and employment-related disputes. He regularly handles litigation as well as advising clients on compliance matters.

Co-head of department Luis Renato Ferreira da Silva is noted by peers for his arbitration activity. One states that he is an "excellent professor and great lawyer."

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Silveiro Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Ricardo Ranzolin is commended by clients for his "outstanding technical skills" and the clarity displayed in his work. He is the vice-president of the Arbitration Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association.

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Lippert Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources praise head of department Francisco Rosito for his "profound technical knowledge," adding that he is "extremely diligent and cordial." He is experienced defending clients in product liability matters.

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Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly respected by market commentators, Jorge Cesa focuses his arbitration practice on M&A, real estate and product liability matters.

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Marcel Davidman Papadopol

Costabeber, Filippelli e Papadopol Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients highlight Marcel Davidman Papadopol for his "technical capacity and strategic abilities, as well as his high level of organisation and skill in handling mass litigation cases." Another client notes his "dedicated and personalised service."

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Vinícius de Oliveira Berni

TozziniFreire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Vinícius de Oliveira Berni is active in litigation regarding civil, administrative and regulatory matters. He advises clients from a diverse range of industries including the transport, energy and food sectors.

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Luis Renato Ferreira da Silva

TozziniFreire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Luis Renato Ferreira da Silva is noted by peers for his arbitration activity. One states that he is an "excellent professor and great lawyer."

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Marcelo Gandelman

Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Marcelo Gandelman's practice spans litigation and arbitration for domestic and foreign companies. He is experienced advising clients from the petrochemical, energy, real estate and construction sectors.

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Carlos Klein Zanini

Matter, Boettcher, Zanini Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Carlos Klein Zanini is well respected for his corporate law expertise and related dispute resolution practice. "He is agile, available and has great interpersonal skills. He inspires great confidence," notes one client.

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Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients highlight Cesar Guimarães Pereira for "his logical, fast and theoretical thinking." Another client adds that "he is dynamic and always available to speak." His areas of expertise include public, commercial and contractual disputes.

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Ricardo Boettcher

Matter, Boettcher, Zanini Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ricardo Boettcher focuses his dispute practice on civil, contractual and tax matters. Clients highlight his responsiveness and knowledge of this area.

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Siqueira Castro - Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Fábio Korenblum wins praise from clients for his legal knowledge and ability to lead a team. He is experienced providing advice on civil and consumer disputes.

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Evandro Luis Kruel

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Evandro Luis Pippi Kruel of Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice is experienced in a diverse range of areas, including civil, commercial, labour and telecommunications matters. He handles work for clients from the food, pharmaceutical and aviation sectors.

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