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Latin-America Guide

Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime — Brazil

Senior Statesperson

René Ariel Dotti

Escritório Professor René Dotti

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of criminal law at the Federal University of Paraná, René Ariel Dotti of Escritório Professor René Dotti is praised by peers for his long-standing experience advising on complex criminal cases.

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Senior Statesperson

Nilo Batista & Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Nilo Batista of Nilo Batista & Advogados Associados is endorsed by one market commentator as "one of the most knowledgeable criminal law practitioners in Brazil." He also has a long-standing academic career and is currently the head of criminal law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

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Senior Statesperson

José Roberto Batochio

José Roberto Batochio Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman José Roberto Batochio of José Roberto Batochio Advogados Associados is deeply admired by commentators for his extensive track record in complex white-collar crime cases. Sources comment: "He maintains a strategic role in high-profile criminal cases." 

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Senior Statesperson

José Carlos Dias

Dias & Carvalho Filho Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Former Minister of Justice José Carlos Dias of Dias & Carvalho Filho Advogados is held in high esteem by market sources who describe him as "an excellent professional and fantastic orator." He draws upon 50 years of expertise to advise on high-profile criminal cases.

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Senior Statesperson

Arthur Lavigne Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rio de Janeiro-based senior statesman Arthur Lavigne of Arthur Lavigne Advogados Associados is recognised for his long-standing experience in white-collar crime mandates. He provides skilled advice on diverse financial crimes, including fraud and money laundering.

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Senior Statesperson

Antônio Cláudio Mariz de Oliveira

Advocacia Mariz de Oliveira

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees describe senior statesman Antônio Cláudio Mariz de Oliveira of Advocacia Mariz de Oliveira as "a first-rate criminal lawyer."  One impressed peer says: "I respect and admire him dearly, he remains visible in relevant cases and he is a fantastic public speaker."

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Senior Statesperson

Miguel Reale Júnior

Miguel Reale Júnior Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Former Minister of Justice Miguel Reale Júnior of Miguel Reale Júnior Advogados is acknowledged by market sources as "a solid penal law academic who often organises study groups to discuss new legislation." Commentators also add: "He is very strategic and active providing legal opinions."

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Band 1

Antônio Sérgio Altieri de Moraes Pitombo

Moraes Pitombo Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources rate name partner Antônio Sérgio Altieri de Moraes Pitombo of Moraes Pitombo Advogados as "a pioneer in white-collar crime advocacy." He draws upon over 20 years of expertise in civil and criminal law to advise on high-profile cases. Another interviewee adds: "He is a very dynamic lawyer who combines great technical knowledge with a practical approach."

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Band 1

Pierpaolo Bottini

Bottini & Tamasauskas Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Brilliant and remarkably intelligent" partner Pierpaolo Bottini of Bottini & Tamasauskas Advogados is renowned among observers for his "active academic work and involvement in relevant cases." Peers also add that "he is highly regarded within the white-collar crime scene for leading one of the most complete, active and versatile firms in the market." He is known for representing both high-profile executive and politicians.

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Band 1

Antônio Nabor Areias Bulhões

Bulhões & Bulhões Advocacia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Antônio Nabor Areias Bulhões of Bulhões & Bulhões Advocacia enters the ranking following commendations for his "remarkable technical abilities and vast experience defending cases before higher courts." Other sources agree: "He is fantastic and active in complex cases, especially before the Supreme Court and Superior Court of Justice." He is known for representing executives in some of the most high-profile ongoing corruption cases in Brazil.

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Band 1

Antônio Carlos de Almeida Castro

Almeida Castro Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Prestigious name partner Antônio Carlos de Almeida Castro of Almeida Castro Advogados is widely recognised for his outstanding track record representing high-profile politicians. Sources comment: "He is very qualified technically and a well-reputed criminal lawyer who is particularly known for his solid work before higher courts." They conclude: "His is a very visible name."

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Band 1

Theodomiro Dias Neto

Dias & Carvalho Filho Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Theodomiro Dias Neto of Dias & Carvalho Filho Advogados has more than 25 years of experience advising clients on significant criminal cases. Market commentators describe the senior partner as "a brilliant and erudite professional who benefits from a very solid background in the white-collar crime arena."

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Band 1

Marcelo Leonardo Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Belo Horizonte-based name partner Marcelo Leonardo of Marcelo Leonardo Advogados Associados is described by market observers as "a highly experienced and technical lawyer who stands out for prosecuting cases before the higher courts." He is head professor of criminal law at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.

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Band 1

Nélio Machado Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Nélio Machado of Nélio Machado Advogados is often described by market sources as "a classic criminal lawyer." Interviewees add: "He is a very talented and instinctive practitioner who is a reference in Rio de Janeiro."

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Band 1

Celso Sanchez Vilardi

Vilardi & Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers declare that name partner Celso Sanchez Vilardi of Vilardi & Advogados Associados "is an excellent lawyer who is very technical and active in  high-profile cases." They go on to add: "He is very experienced representing construction companies." Vilardi is acclaimed for his prowess handling mandates across the full spectrum of economic crimes.

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Band 1

Alberto Zacharias Toron

Toron, Torihara e Szafir Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Distinguished partner Alberto Zacharias Toron of Toron, Torihara e Szafir Advogados is widely acknowledged by market sources for his impressive track record in complex criminal cases. One sources rates: "He is one of the most respected criminalists in Brazil and is always involved in headline cases, creating precedents in the higher courts."

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Band 2

Dora Cavalcanti Cordani

Cavalcanti & Arruda Botelho Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced partner Dora Cavalcanti Cordani of Cavalcanti & Arruda Botelho Advogados is acclaimed by market commentators as "a great criminalist"  who is "efficient and super intelligent." They go on to say: "She is an excellent white-collar crime lawyer who has a more practical approach to cases."

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Band 2

Paulo Freitas Ribeiro

Paulo Freitas Ribeiro Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Excellent Rio-based lawyer"Paulo Freitas Ribeiro of Paulo Freitas Ribeiro Advogados Associados offers skilled advice on fraud and money-laundering cases. He is professor of criminal procedural law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

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Band 2

Aloisio Lacerda Medeiros

Aloisio Lacerda Medeiros Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed name partner Aloisio Lacerda Medeiros of Aloisio Lacerda Medeiros Advogados is described by peers as "a senior and respected partner who has a consistent career acting on relevant white-collar cases." He is well known for assisting with criminal law issues within the state of São Paulo.

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Band 2

José Luis Oliveira Lima

Oliveira Lima, Hungria, Dall'Acqua & Furrier Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

São Paulo-based partner José Luis Oliveira Lima of Oliveira Lima, Hungria, Dall'Acqua & Furrier Advogados is described by a source as "a good strategist who is often involved in relevant cases." He has more than 25 years of experience working on a wide range of criminal law matters.

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Band 2

Maria Elizabeth Queijo

Maria Elizabeth Queijo e Eduardo M. Zynger Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Solid partner and professor Maria Elizabeth Queijo of Maria Elizabeth Queijo e Eduardo M. Zynger Advogados is praised by market sources as "an excellent professional with a solid academic background" and "an active lawyer handling groundbreaking cases before higher courts."

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Band 2

David Teixeira de Azevedo

David Teixeira de Azevedo Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

David Teixeira de Azevedo of David Teixeira de Azevedo Advogados is praised by peers for his strong academic profile, as they point out: "He provides legal opinions with great quality." He is professor of criminal law at the University of São Paulo and advises clients on the full spectrum of criminal law matters.

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Band 2

Maurício Zanoide de Moraes

Zanoide De Moraes, Peresi, Braun & Castilho Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources praise partner Maurício Zanoide de Moraes of Zanoide De Moraes, Peresi, Braun & Castilho Advogados Associados for his "solid technical knowledge, sagacity and strategic analysis." He draws upon over 25 years of professional experience and a strong academic background to assist corporate clients with criminal cases.

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Band 3

Fernando Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Well-prepared" partner Fernando Castelo Branco of Castelo Branco Advogados is recognised in the market for his solid activity representing corporate clients in economic criminal law cases.

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Band 3

Roberto Delmanto Junior

Delmanto Advocacia Criminal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators often describe partner Roberto Delmanto Junior of Delmanto Advocacia Criminal as "a classic criminalist," adding: "He is technically excellent." A client recommends him for his "vast competence and dedication."

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Band 3

Luís Carlos Dias Torres

Torres|Falavigna - Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Intelligent and highly capable" partner Luís Carlos Dias Torres of Torres|Falavigna - Advogados is highlighted by observers as "an experienced  white-collar crime lawyer."

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Band 3

FeldensMadruga

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner and professor Luciano Feldens of FeldensMadruga is well known in the market, as sources highlight: "He is very good technically and visible working in important cases and for big clients." Feldens benefits from over 20 years of experience in financial crimes.

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Band 3

FeldensMadruga

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Well-prepared" and "highly intelligent" founding partner Antenor Madruga of FeldensMadruga is noted as "an excellent criminalist who is proficient in procedural law and compliance, as well as international co-operation and leniency agreements."

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Band 3

Luiz Guilherme Moreira Porto

Moreira Porto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Highly qualified practitioner"Luiz Guilherme Moreira Porto of Moreira Porto Advogados is well known in the market for his general criminal law, economic penal law and digital crimes practice.

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Band 3

Muylaert, Livingston e Kok Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Very good criminalist" Eduardo Muylaert of Muylaert, Livingston e Kok Advogados maintains a long-standing practice advising clients on criminal and public law matters.

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Band 3

Mário Panseri Ferreira

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Mário Panseri Ferreira is praised by sources, who say: "He has a practical view of criminal risks to corporate clients and is able to structure shrewd strategies." They also highlight his approach towards tense situations, claiming that "he is able to explain the main concerns, maintaining the client's calm and confidence." He specialises in fraud and corruption matters.

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Band 3

Podval, Antun, Idalecio Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Former president of the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences Roberto Podval of Podval, Antun, Idalecio Advogados is well known by market sources for his criminal law practice.

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Band 3

João Daniel Rassi

Siqueira Castro - Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department João Daniel Rassi is praised by market commentators, who state: "He is very dedicated, hard-working and detail-oriented"  and "a great professional to negotiate leniency agreements." They add: "He provides prompt services and accurate analysis of criminal liabilities."

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Band 3

Joyce Roysen Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Joyce Roysen of Joyce Roysen Advogados boasts 25 years of expertise assisting corporate clients with criminal liability cases. Sources attest that "she provides a very good service to important clients."

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Up and Coming

Daniel Alberto Casagrande

Advocacia Casagrande

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources highlight up-and-coming partner Daniel Alberto Casagrande of Advocacia Casagrande for his "great technical background and activity in relevant cases," also describing him as "dedicated." He is particularly visible advising on social security crimes.

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