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Latin-America Guide

Dispute Resolution: White-Collar Crime — Brazil

Senior Statesmen

René Ariel Dotti

Escritório Professor René Dotti

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources endorse senior statesman René Ariel Dotti of Escritório Professor René Dotti as an "experienced professional" who is deeply respected for his "incredible legal knowledge" of civil, administrative and penal law issues. He is head professor of penal law at the Federal University of Paraná and is recognised for his significant academic contributions to the field.

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Senior Statesmen

Nilo Batista & Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers consider senior statesman Nilo Batista of Nilo Batista & Advogados Associados "a reference" in the field of penal law. One source goes on to say: "He has an immense knowledge of Brazilian penal law," adding: "If I needed a criminal lawyer, I would want him to defend me."

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Senior Statesmen

José Carlos Dias

Dias & Carvalho Filho Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees commend former Minister of Justice José Carlos Dias of Dias & Carvalho Filho Advogados as "a reference in the field of criminal law." He is highly sought out for his 50 years of experience advising on the full range of penal and criminal issues.

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Senior Statesmen

Arthur Lavigne Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Seasoned partner Arthur Lavigne of Arthur Lavigne Advogados Associados is based in Rio de Janeiro and offers in-depth knowledge of criminal law and cases involving capital markets fraud, money laundering and other financial crimes.

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Senior Statesmen

Antônio Cláudio Mariz de Oliveira

Advocacia Mariz de Oliveira

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Antônio Cláudio Mariz de Oliveira of Advocacia Mariz de Oliveira is respected for his long-standing presence in the field of criminal law. He has over 45 years of experience advising on the full range of sector-related issues.

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Senior Statesmen

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 deeply admired by market sources for his over 40 years of experience advising on complex criminal law issues. He is head professor of penal law at the University of São Paulo.

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Band 1

Antônio Sérgio Altieri de Moraes Pitombo

Moraes Pitombo Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources praise founding partner Antônio Sérgio Altieri de Moraes Pitombo of Moraes Pitombo Advogados as "an excellent criminalist with a strong knowledge of financial crime law" and a "brilliant practitioner." He is valued for his over 20 years of experience practising civil and criminal law.

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Band 1

José Roberto Batochio

José Roberto Batochio Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources describe highly experienced partner José Roberto Batochio of José Roberto Batochio Advogados Associados as a "brilliant lawyer and a celebrated name in the sphere of Brazilian criminal law." Batochio is admired for his outstanding track record conducting leading white-collar crime cases.

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Band 1

Pierpaolo Bottini

Bottini & Tamasauskas Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources praise Pierpaolo Bottini of Bottini & Tamasauskas Advogados  as a "brilliant" and "up-to-date practitioner" who is "very professional, highly knowledgeable and has a strong academic profile." They add: "He is a well-prepared and modern lawyer who is highly qualified to advise clients." Bottini recently advised the owners of J&F Investimentos on a record BRL10.3 billion plea bargain agreement in the context of Operation Car-Wash.

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Band 1

Antônio Carlos de Almeida Castro

Almeida Castro Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees describe name partner Antônio Carlos de Almeida Castro of Almeida Castro Advogados as "a first-rate criminalist who is very well known in the market." They add: "He has great public speaking skills, is very hard-working and is always involved in leading cases."

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Band 1

Theodomiro Dias Neto

Dias & Carvalho Filho Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees praise Theodomiro Dias Neto of Dias & Carvalho Filho Advogados as "a very well-prepared lawyer who advised on one of the largest plea bargain agreements in the world," adding: "He is both very competent and highly active." He has a strong academic background and over 25 years of experience assisting clients with a wide range of criminal law issues.

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Band 1

Marcelo Leonardo Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources praise Belo Horizonte-based Marcelo Leonardo of Marcelo Leonardo Advogados Associados as "a first-rate criminal lawyer who is active in nationally relevant mandates" and who is "very calm but equally tough during cases."  

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Band 1

Nélio Machado Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rio-based practitioner Nélio Machado of Nélio Machado Advogados is a well-known figure for his over 40 years of experience in the field of criminal law. Interviewees describe him as "a brilliant lawyer with a long-standing presence in the market" who has "the profile of a classic criminalist and is known for his practical approach to cases."

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Band 1

Celso Sanchez Vilardi

Vilardi & Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Celso Sanchez Vilardi of Vilardi & Advogados Associados receives ample praise from interviewees describing him as a "modern and up-to-date lawyer" who is "active in high-profile cases." They add: "He is well prepared to face the challenges inherent to this new wave of Brazilian criminal law." Vilardi is well known for his expertise in penal procedural law and economic criminal law.

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Band 1

Alberto Zacharias Toron

Toron, Torihara e Szafir Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources commend Alberto Zacharias Toron of Toron, Torihara e Szafir Advogados as "a complete criminal lawyer who is highly qualified and always up to date," adding: "He is an excellent criminalist and a very good professional in all senses." He is a renowned expert on economic penal law and is regularly involved in Brazil's leading white-collar crime cases.

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Band 2

Dora Cavalcanti Cordani

Cavalcanti & Arruda Botelho Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "excellent" Dora Cavalcanti Cordani of Cavalcanti & Arruda Botelho Advogados is endorsed by interviewees as "a well-qualified lawyer," who has "valuable legal knowledge and strong oratory skills." She has over 20 years of experience in a wide range of criminal law matters.

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Band 2

Luís Carlos Dias Torres

Torres|Falavigna - Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Luís Carlos Dias Torres of Torres|Falavigna - Advogados actively advises high-ranking executives and major corporate players on fraud, anti-corruption, internal investigations and financial crimes.

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Band 2

Paulo Freitas Ribeiro

Paulo Freitas Ribeiro Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Paulo Freitas Ribeiro of Paulo Freitas Ribeiro Advogados Associados is described by peers as "an excellent lawyer who always performs very well in cases," adding: "He is a highly active criminalist noted for his growing influence in the market." He is professor of criminal procedural law and economic criminal 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

Founding partner Aloisio Lacerda Medeiros of Aloisio Lacerda Medeiros Advogados is a well-known name in the São Paulo legal market for his extensive experience in criminal law issues. Interviewees describe him as "an excellent lawyer," who is "pragmatic and actively involved in cases."

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Band 2

Muylaert, Livingston e Kok Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Eduardo Muylaert of Muylaert, Livingston e Kok Advogados has long-standing experience in criminal law, public law and corporate and governmental relations.

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Band 2

José Luis Oliveira Lima

Oliveira Lima, Hungria, Dall'Acqua & Furrier Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees describe José Luis Oliveira Lima of Oliveira Lima, Hungria, Dall'Acqua & Furrier Advogados as "an excellent and highly in-demand lawyer known for his strategic mindset" and "one of the best criminalists in the country." A source adds: "He is a great lawyer who performs very well during hearings and who I only have praise for."

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Band 2

Podval, Antun, Idalecio Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner Roberto Podval of Podval, Antun, Idalecio Advogados is recognised as an extremely active figure in the field of Brazilian criminal law. A former president of the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences, he is also the author of a number of works.

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Band 2

Maria Elizabeth Queijo

Maria Elizabeth Queijo e Eduardo M. Zynger Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to sources Maria Elizabeth Queijo of Maria Elizabeth Queijo e Eduardo M. Zynger Advogados is "a lawyer of the highest quality" and "an excellent professional," who has "vast experience in the field of penal law." She has over 25 years of experience assisting clients with criminal law cases.

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Band 2

Joyce Roysen Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner Joyce Roysen of Joyce Roysen Advogados offers major corporations over 25 years of experience in penal law matters. Market sources describe her as "an excellent and practical lawyer," who has "a great deal of experience in this field and solid understanding of corporate law."

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Band 2

David Teixeira de Azevedo

David Teixeira de Azevedo Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to sources David Teixeira de Azevedo of David Teixeira de Azevedo Advogados offers "outstanding legal knowledge" due to his over 30 years of experience advising on a range of criminal law issues.

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Band 2

Maurício Zanoide de Moraes

Zanoide De Moraes, Peresi, Braun & Castilho Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Former president of the Brazilian Institute of Criminal Sciences Maurício Zanoide de Moraes of Zanoide De Moraes, Peresi, Braun & Castilho Advogados Associados has a strong academic background and over 25 years of experience advising corporate clients in criminal law matters. Market sources describe him as "an excellent and well-prepared lawyer who is amongst the best in the market."

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Band 3

Fernando Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner Fernando Castelo Branco of Castelo Branco Advogados is noted for the strength of his capabilities in criminal litigation and penal procedural law. Market sources describe him as "a capable and studious criminalist," who is known for his "superior legal knowledge."

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Band 3

Roberto Delmanto Junior

Delmanto Advocacia Criminal

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to sources Roberto Delmanto Junior of Delmanto Advocacia Criminal is a "brilliant criminal lawyer," who is "well qualified" and "produces high-quality work." He is widely known as the author of acclaimed legal works.

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Band 3

FeldensMadruga

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources describe founding partner Luciano Feldens of FeldensMadruga as a "very knowledgeable and efficient lawyer" who has over 20 years of experience providing counsel on criminal law and financial crimes in particular. He is professor of criminal sciences at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS).

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Band 3

FeldensMadruga

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators describe founding partner Antenor Madruga of FeldensMadruga as "a professional of the highest quality," who "specialises in money laundering, compliance and criminal law." They add: "He has notable experience in cases involving international legal co-operation and in the prevention of financial crimes."

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Band 3

Luiz Guilherme Moreira Porto

Moreira Porto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luiz Guilherme Moreira Porto of Moreira Porto Advogados receives praise from peers, who highlight his expertise in criminal law, economic penal law and digital crimes. Market commentators describe him as "very good lawyer with a growing reputation in the market."  

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Band 3

Mário Panseri Ferreira

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of the white-collar crime practice M��rio Panseri Ferreira is respected for his knowledge of criminal law, internal investigations and compliance issues.

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Band 3

João Daniel Rassi

Siqueira Castro - Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

João Daniel Rassi is recommended by peers for his expertise in criminal law. They describe him as "an excellent lawyer," who is "very detail-oriented" and "highly knowledgeable" when it comes to white-collar crime and compliance issues.

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Band 3

Juliana Sá de Miranda

Campos Mello Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juliana Sá de Miranda of Campos Mello Advogados is regularly instructed by major companies and senior executives for her expertise in white-collar crime and compliance issues. She is noted for her track record conducting internal investigations related to corporate fraud and anti-corruption law. Interviewees describe her as "a very good lawyer for compliance issues and internal investigations, with great expertise in this field."

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Band 3

José Carlos Tórtima

Tórtima Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Former chief attorney for the State of Rio de Janeiro José Carlos Tórtima of Tórtima Advogados Associados is an expert in economic penal law and financial crimes.

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Up and Coming

Daniel Alberto Casagrande

Advocacia Casagrande

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers describe founding partner Daniel Alberto Casagrande of Advocacia Casagrande as "a very good professional" and a "well-qualified and highly knowledgeable criminal lawyer." He has over 17 years of experience advising on criminal law and specialises in white-collar and social security crimes

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