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Dispute Resolution: Litigation — Brazil


Andrade & Fichtner Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Antonio Fichtner, Sergio Mannheimer, Vivianne Fichtner and Tomaz Tavares de Lyra
- 10 partners
- 26 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Outstanding Rio-based practice highly regarded for its expertise representing prominent clients from the energy, mining and banking industries in national and international arbitrations, corporate litigation and preventative litigation consultancy. Additionally offers significant experience in high-profile disputes related to the exploration, production and distribution of oil and gas.

Strengths A clients says: "I would highlight the deep legal knowledge and availability of its partners, who provide us with tailor-made client services."

Work highlights Represented Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista in a lawsuit filed to obtain a judicial declaration stating that the company is not liable for the payment of a debt of approximately BRL3 billion to Eletrobrás.

Significant clients Queiroz Galvão, Vale, White Martins, Grupo Pão de Açúcar, Casino.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed practitioner José Antonio Fichtner is described by interviewees as "an excellent lawyer and a great strategist." One source adds: "He is an incredible practitioner - if I ever needed a lawyer I would go to him as he is sharp, intelligent and knows a great deal about litigation." He offers outstanding expertise in corporate and contractual disputes particularly those related to the construction, energy and insurance sectors. He is also active in disputes involving public-private partnerships.

Sergio Mannheimer is a well-known player in this market and comes recommended by sources for his high level of legal knowledge and long-standing experience in litigation cases. Clients describe him as "a very good and efficient lawyer who remains available to clients."

Rio-based partner Vivianne Fichtner offers solid capabilities in litigation cases related to the infrastructure and environmental sectors.

Up-and-coming partner Tomaz Tavares de Lyra is active in both litigation and arbitration cases related to a broad range of industry sectors. Client highlights his "deep legal knowledge and solid business background."

About the Team (content provided by Andrade & Fichtner Advogados)

Andrade & Fichtner has an established dispute resolution practice, having successfully represented clients in the most significant litigation and arbitration disputes in the country. The law firm represented multiple institutional investors in what was considered the largest corporate dispute in Brazilian history, regaining control of private equity funds which operated important domestic companies. In arbitration, the firm has represented clients in civil, commercial and corporate conflicts related to infrastructure, energy, construction, public-private partnerships, among others, having acted in the dispute over the control of the largest retailer in the country.

Founding partner José Antonio Fichtner was a member of the Comission of Jurists responsible for drafting the bills for the new Brazilian Arbitration Act and the new Brazilian Mediation Act.

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Arruda Alvim & Thereza Alvim Advocacia e Consultoria Jurídica - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 11 partners
- approximately 37 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected practice group with an extensive background in dispute resolution. Widely recognised for its long-standing expertise in the field and much sought after to provide legal opinions on complex cases. Covers a broad range of contentious issues in connection with corporate, labour and competition law.

Strengths Clients report: "The team is made up of professionals who are very easy to deal with and who work in the interest of clients. They provide us with peace of mind as we can count on their consistent quality and great legal knowledge."

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman José Manoel de Arruda Alvim is a widely respected name in this field who is described by interviewees as "fantastic," "excellent" and "one of the greatest procedural law experts in Brazil." He is often instructed by clients and peers for his in-depth legal opinions regarding civil matters.

Thereza Celina Diniz de Arruda Alvim is described by market sources as a "reference in procedural law" who is also "very combative and intelligent." She is also renowned for her long-standing academic career and the quality of her legal opinions.

Araken de Assis is endorsed by interviewees for his profound legal knowledge of litigation matters. Peers describe him as a "very efficient," "highly knowledgeable" and "excellent" practitioner and academic.

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Azevedo Sette Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 9 partners
- 90 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly active team known for its notable footprint throughout Brazil with regional offices in Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Goiânia, Recife and Vitória. Experienced advising leading domestic and multinational companies from the construction, pharmaceutical and technology sectors in civil disputes, including product liability litigation and class actions.

Strengths Clients highlight the "availability of the team's lawyers and the swiftness of their responses."

Work highlights Advised Twitter on strategic matters regarding regulatory and corporate law and represented them in a number of litigation cases in Brazil.

Significant clients Grupo Pão de Açúcar, Microsoft, Toyota, Anglo American, Claro.

Notable practitioners

Ricardo Azevedo Sette and Paulo Ciari de Almeida Filho are the key client contacts.

About the Team (content provided by Azevedo Sette Advogados)

Our law firm and partners have over 20 years’ experience advising clients in complex transactions in Litigation and Arbitration, principally to Retail, Insurance, Automotive, Pharmaceutical Industry, Telecommunication, Internet and Information Technology sectors with support of the partners and team. The main clients are some of the largest international companies operating in Brazil in various economic sectors and national companies located in a considered number of Brazilian states.

With 6 offices in Brazil, localized in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Goiânia, São Paulo, Recife and Rio de Janeiro, Azevedo Sette Advogados represents domestic and multinational clients in strategic legal actions, real estate and securities litigations, consumer relations disputes (strategic or volume), and arbitration, with a view to offering clients a wide range of consulting and advising and legal certainty and support.

This department is best known for its experience in complex litigation, organization, agility and personal touch when dealing with the clients, including the visitation of our attorneys to the line of production and technical explanations regarding the procedures adopted and work dedicated in identify, analyse and understand the necessities of our clients. With direct ties with all firm’s departments, Azevedo Sette’s Litigation department employs attorneys in teams consisting of partners, coordinators and interns, working tandem with the Control Management Division. 

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Bichara Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Adriana Astuto and Diogo Ciuffo
- 2 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded firm representing national and international companies from the energy, mining, food and telecommunications industries in corporate and contractual disputes, class actions, preventative litigation counselling and tax matters. Additional experience in consumer law, real estate and insurance litigation.

Strengths Clients observe: "The team provides swift responses, always strives to meet our demands and offers us alternative solutions. Their lawyers are additionally very available and extremely responsive."

Work highlights Advised JBS on the filing of a lawsuit to overturn a prior judicial decision which considered it liable to pay BRL250 million to BASF.

Significant clients Accor Hotéis, Multiplan, Acciona Rodovias, Concremat, Kroton.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe head of department Adriana Astuto as an "energetic lawyer," who "leads cases with great passion." Interviewees add: "She is a highly determined professional who remains available to clients." She stands out in the market for her solid expertise in corporate litigation.

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BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Luiz Fernando Fraga and Sergio Fagundes
- 8 partners
- 30 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Full-service firm with solid capabilities in both litigation and arbitration mandates. Team focuses primarily on corporate and civil disputes and regularly provides counsel to market-leading companies from the real estate, banking and insurance sectors. Additionally offers notable expertise in preventative litigation strategies, extrajudicial proceedings and administrative disputes.

Strengths Clients say: "The team offers great legal knowledge, provides deep technical analysis and is always working to find the best possible solutions to our cases. They are excellent."

Work highlights Advised Galvão Engenharia and SINOPEC Petroleum do Brasil on several judicial proceedings related to the construction of a nitrogen fertiliser production plant. The accumulated value of the ongoing proceedings is approximately BRL2 billion.

Significant clients BTG Pactual, Ultragaz, BHP Billiton.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Francisco Müssnich excels in domestic and cross-border arbitrations related to high-end corporate matters. Market sources commend him as "an excellent strategist," "a very well-rounded practitioner," and "a super-intelligent and forceful figure."

André Abbud comes recommended by interviewees for his expertise representing domestic and foreign clients from the steel manufacturing, construction and energy sectors in complex arbitration cases. Interviewees laud him as "an excellent and talented young arbitration specialist," who "truly stands out in the arbitration market as a highly focused and very organised professional." They add: "He is a fantastic arbitration lawyer."

Department co-head Luiz Fernando Fraga offers domestic and international companies from the agribusiness, mining and construction industries comprehensive experience in both corporate and administrative litigation. Sources describe him as "a well-prepared litigator," and "a capable professional who is very active in corporate-related disputes."

Partner Sergio Fagundes is frequently sought out by national and international companies for the strength of his expertise in strategic corporate disputes, administrative proceedings and arbitrations. He is active before the state and federal courts for clients hailing from the healthcare, energy and financial sectors.

About the Team (content provided by BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão)

BMA's litigation and arbitration team acts in some of the biggest disputes in the Brazilian corporate world and the results we obtain for our clients show how dedication and solid legal knowledge combined with carefully planned and executed strategies can lead to success. 

In addition to business and civil litigation, BMA's litigation group acts in conflict prevention and complex negotiations and arbitrations in Brazil and in other countries. In international disputes, BMA's own litigators, who have earned international recognition for their work, work in association with foreign law firms to ensure our clients have complete legal support.  

In Brazil, BMA acts before courts of all levels of jurisdiction, with emphasis on tax and business and matters before Brazil's highest courts, and advises clients in some of the most complex arbitration proceedings in the country. 

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Brandão Couto, Widgerowitz e Pessoa Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners
- approximately 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced team with substantial knowledge of corporate litigation, contractual disputes and class actions related to product liability, environmental and telecommunications issues. Consolidated expertise in litigation related to the health sector.

Strengths One client notes: "We have been working with the firm for over two decades. They are true allies of our company and I sincerely value our long-standing relationship."

Notable practitioners

Clients praise name partner Paulo Rogério Brandão Couto as "an exceptional lawyer and a problem solver who understands our business." He draws on over 35 years of experience to advise clients on strategic disputes related to product liability and consumer litigation.

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Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Carlos Braga, Gabriel Seijo and Tiago Lopes
- 5 partners
- 19 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced team with a strong track record in both litigation and arbitration mandates. Well equipped to assist major financial institutions and corporations from the agribusiness, construction and pharmaceutical sectors with commercial, infrastructure and administrative dispute resolution cases. Additional strength in preventative litigation consultancy and alternative dispute resolution methods.

Strengths Clients comment: "Their lawyers are always available and consistently meet very tight deadlines. They anticipate problems and potential responses from the other parties involved. They are also extremely committed and knowledgeable professionals who are always thinking outside the box to find better legal alternatives and solutions."

Work highlights Advised a multinational automotive supplier on a lawsuit filed by Denso Corporation seeking the annulment of a leniency agreement signed between the client and the Brazilian Competition Authority (CADE) related to an automotive parts cartel.

Significant clients Bunge, Even Construtora e Incorporadora, Valeant, Visa, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Notable practitioners

Partner Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo has over 20 years of experience advising national and international companies on high-stakes litigation and arbitration proceedings related to corporate law, contractual breaches and bankruptcy issues. Clients praise him as "a remarkable professional who is very knowledgeable, always available and whose commitment to the client is non-stop." They add: "He is always challenging himself to find new legal solutions."

Partner Carlos David Albuquerque Braga assists Brazilian and international companies with litigation and arbitration proceedings related to corporate and M&A issues. Clients describe him as "a very committed lawyer who always keeps his promises and perfectly conducts cases." They go on to praise him as "an excellent professional," who is "very active in arbitration cases."

About the Team (content provided by Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados)

Cescon Barrieu's experience includes not only counselling highly complex and strategical disputes but also technical advisement throughout the management of the crisis caused by the conflict. The team acts on administrative and judicial proceedings and counsel the clients based on the best strategies and potential outcomes in future disputes.

The department has teams specialized in litigation related to (i) Corporate Litigation, (ii) Civil Liability, Commercial Agreements and Consumer Law, (iii) Administrative and Environmental Law and (iv) Judicial and
Extrajudicial Reorganization, Liquidation and Credit Recovery.

The team of Corporate Litigation acts in judicial and arbitration proceedings related to mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganization, dissolution of companies, removal of shareholders, challenge of resolutions of shareholders’ meetings, enforcement of put and call options, liability of managers, among others.

Regarding Debt Restructuring, the department has been acting on behalf of creditors and investors in renegotiating debts and on judicial reorganization proceedings, in addition to asset negotiations involving companies going through financial crisis.

Cescon Barrieu also represents clients in international and domestic arbitrations. The team has handled several landmark corporate arbitration cases and some of the most complex arbitrations in construction, infrastructure, M&A, technology and other corporate matters.


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Costa e Tavares Paes Sociedade de Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
-2 partners
-approximately 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises on civil and commercial litigation, antitrust disputes and arbitrations. Handles domestic and cross-border disputes involving banking law, public law, labour and compliance issues.

Notable practitioners

Peers describe partner Vamilson José Costa as "an excellent lawyer" for his substantial experience advising clients on corporate law, civil litigation and arbitral proceedings.

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Demarest Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Luiz Fernando Sant'Anna
- 12 partners
- 52 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned full-service firm with notable experience advising clients from the energy, pharmaceutical and automotive industries on the entire range of dispute resolution matters. Highly active in strategic litigation and arbitration cases related to contractual liability, IP and environmental issues. Additional expertise representing leading companies in administrative and regulatory disputes.

Strengths A client says: "I would highlight the legal knowledge, professionalism and dedication shown by the firm's lawyers. Another important differential is their availability and swift responses to our queries."

Work highlights Advised Comgás on several lawsuits against ARSESP (The Regulatory Agency for Waste Treatment and Energy of the State of São Paulo) regarding the authority's re-evaluation of the price charged by the company. These include administrative proceedings, class actions and appeals before the Supreme Court.

Significant clients Unilever, Dow Chemical, Bayer, Nike, Volkswagen, Peugeot-Citroën.

Notable practitioners

Celso Xavier draws praise for his distinguished activity representing heavyweights from the automotive, pharmaceutical and energy sectors in litigation and arbitration cases. He is also well known for his experience in product liability and judicial restructuring mandates. Market sources describe him as "an outstanding professional" who is "very combative and provides great client service."

Partner Rafael Villar Gagliardi specialises in regulatory disputes related to the energy sector. Clients endorse his "distinguished knowledge of civil and procedural law," with one pointing out: "Rafael was very fast and efficient in creating a strategic defence which was very impressive considering the complexity of the matter."

Head of practice Luiz Fernando Henry Sant'Anna has over 30 years of experience assisting major companies with complex environmental and regulatory disputes. He also comes recommended for his expertise handling crisis management scenarios.

Interviewees endorse Marcelo Junqueira Inglez de Souza as "a brilliant and very well-rounded lawyer who is very accessible, up to date and objective." He has considerable experience in IP litigation and regularly represents major names from the consumer goods, pharmaceutical and electronics sectors.

Partner Carlo Verona is well respected for his track record representing multinationals in both litigation and international arbitration cases primarily involving the mining, telecommunications and construction industries. He offers significant experience in commercial and investment arbitrations. Market sources praise him as "a determined lawyer," who has "great legal knowledge and approaches cases in an innovative manner."

About the Team (content provided by Demarest Advogados)

​Demarest's Litigation and Arbitration team is recognized as one of the most prestigious in the Brazilian market. It is formed by approximately 60 lawyers, including consultants and retired judges, most of them holding postgraduate degrees.

The expertise and structure built up for 65 years of practice allow it to promptly meet its clients' needs in both litigation and pre-litigation situations, including in the definition of a strategy, negotiation and mediation.

A multidisciplinary structure enables us to act in complex cases involving all legal practice and business areas, always with state-of-the art solutions and counting on the know-how of the other specialized areas.

Also as a consequence of our expertise, we have been able to develop a network with local attorneys throughout Brazil by means of a strict and continuous selection process to evaluate their efficiency, reliability and ethics.

Finally, our litigation team works integrated with our arbitration team, that has a strong and incisive performance in significant disputes mainly involving corporate, contract, energy and engineering matters in various arbitration centers in Brazil and abroad.

We believe in a long-lasting relationship with our clients and an effective partnership in the conduction of their litigation cases. Our technical skills added to the knowledge we strive to obtain about our clients' business and market are the key to our continuous success in finding favorable and effective solutions to the cases.

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De Vivo, Whitaker, Castro Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Gustavo Lorenzi de Castro
- 3 partners
- 25 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid practice group particularly active in product liability and consumer disputes. Client roster comprises key players from the automotive, construction and chemical sectors. Additional strengths includes administrative litigation and debt recovery proceedings.

Strengths Clients comment: "The team's lawyers are attentive and genuinely interested in our business," adding: "They are able to understand our demands and meet our expectations."

Work highlights Represented Avon Cosméticos in a lawsuit filed by Cine Telões related to an alleged abusive termination of a contract. The matter is worth approximately BRL51 million.

Significant clients Uber, Yamaha, Banco Votorantim, VLI, Tecnoseeds.

Notable practitioners

Gustavo Lorenzi de Castro is the key client contact.

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Dias Carneiro Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- approximately 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Compact team which regularly assists national and international companies in a broad range of disputes involving the judicial and administrative spheres. Focuses on dispute resolution related to banking, corporate and IP issues, with complementary strength in insolvency and debt recovery mandates.

Notable practitioners

Antonio Amendola and Ricardo Sanches are the key client contacts.

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Dinamarco, Rossi, Beraldo & Bedaque Advocacia - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- approximately 48 lawyers

What the team is known for São Paulo-based boutique admired for its expertise in strategic dispute resolution matters. Noted activity in the prevention, management and solution of complex disputes before the Brazilian courts, administrative bodies and national and international arbitration panels. Additionally offers substantial experience in antitrust litigation and credit recovery proceedings.

Strengths Interviewees remark: "The firm is excellent for complex disputes related to commercial and civil law. Their team is frequently able to obtain important judicial decisions," adding: "The firm is a reference for its judicial litigation practice."

Notable practitioners

Market sources laud senior statesman and founding partner Cândido Rangel Dinamarco as a "one of the greatest procedural lawyers of Brazil," and "a great reference" for his outstanding expertise in civil litigation and his distinguished career as an academic.

Cândido da Silva Dinamarco has over 25 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of dispute resolution matters. Peers describe him as "a highly knowledgeable and combative lawyer who is very detail-oriented in his approach to cases."

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Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Marcelo Roberto Ferro and José Roberto de Castro Neves
- 25 partners
- 19 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly specialised team recognised as one of the leading practices for strategic dispute resolution matters. Extensive experience includes a successful track record representing domestic and foreign companies from the construction, financial services and energy industries in litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings. Often collaborates with premier international firms on high-stakes multi-jurisdictional mandates.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's "unparalleled legal expertise and commitment to resolve our issues," adding: "They have excellent lawyers and charge reasonable rates."

Work highlights Represented AbbVie Biotechnology in a BRL2 billion lawsuit against the Brazilian Patent Office regarding the potential annulment of patents for Humira in Brazil.

Significant clients Camargo Corrêa, Odebrecht, Andrade Gutierrez, Cosan, Banco BTG Pactual.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees commend Marcelo Roberto Ferro as "one of the greatest lawyers in Brazil," and "an outstanding professional" who is "in the front line of dispute resolution cases." Another source adds: "In both litigation and arbitration, Marcelo has achieved an unquestionable position and is always active in the most relevant cases in the market." He is a leading expert in strategic civil and corporate mandates.

Experienced partner José Roberto de Castro Neves focuses on civil and corporate litigation and is additionally active in arbitration proceedings. He is highly regarded by commentators who describe him as "an excellent lawyer who is highly active in judicial disputes" related to commercial agreements, consumer law and inheritance rights.

According to sources Eduardo Pecoraro stands out as "an efficient" and "objective" litigator who offers strong capabilities in civil and corporate disputes. He is additionally noted for his experience in restructuring and insolvency matters.

Karina Goldberg specialises in domestic and cross-border dispute resolution related to contractual and commercial matters. She is described by market sources as an "excellent lawyer" for her track record in both litigation and arbitration mandates related to shareholder and M&A disputes. Clients add: "She knows how to develop winning strategies for our cases."

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FCDG’s main practice is litigation, representing clients before several courts and governmental agencies in Brazil, in cases related to private, corporate, construction and administrative law. 


FCDG has also distinguished itself in the field of domestic and international arbitration, representing clients before several national institutions (Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce – CCBC, Brazilian Mediation and Arbitration Center – CBMA, FGV Conciliation and Arbitration Chamber, São Paulo Mediation and Arbitration Chamber (FIESP), Mediation and Arbiration Chamber of Engineering Institute), as well as in foreign ones (International Chamber of Commerce – ICC, The London Court of International Arbitration – LCIA, Court of Arbitration of Sport – CAS). FCDG provides consultancy on requests for recognition of foreign court decisions and arbitral awards, and assistance to clients in the elaboration, negotiation and risk assessment of arbitration agreements. FCDG partners also act as arbitrators in domestic and international arbitration proceedings before the main Arbitration Institutions.


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Gasparini, De Cresci e Nogueira de Lima Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini and Christian Garcia Vieira
- 2 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Go-to firm for clients in the forestry and chemicals sectors, noted for its strength in civil litigation, construction arbitrations, product liability and class actions. Extensive knowledge of administrative issues, regulatory law, insurance disputes and ADR mechanisms. Additional strength representing large companies from the electronics and automotive sectors.

Strengths Interviewees say: "The firm has great legal knowledge and provides very good client service. We fully trust their handling of our cases."

Work highlights Represented São Fernando Energia in two lawsuits filed against ANEEL (The Brazilian National Agency for Electric Power) regarding contractual liability worth a combined USD51 million.

Significant clients GM, GE, Siemens, ABB, Metso.

Notable practitioners

Clients praise founding partner Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini as "a professional who has deep legal expertise and strives to find innovative solutions to our problems." He concentrates on commercial litigation and arbitration mandates and has valuable experience handling compliance-related cases.

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Engaged in highly complex litigation, national and international arbitrations, advisory services and preventive work in negotiations, drawing up of studies and legal opinion.

Our practice covers a wide range of disputes: civil and regulatory affairs, in all jurisdiction and administrative levels; proceedings associated with product liability; civil litigation involving corporate disputes; companies’ reorganization and bankruptcy procedures; proceedings associated with environmental liability; compliance and anti corruption consultancy and litigation; resolution of disputes arising from insurance contracts in general; participation in class actions dealing on various issues; litigation concerning real estate and construction; arbitration and assistance in mediating several conflicts for resolution of disputes, measures for Court approval of agreements achieved through mediation, preparation and negotiation of arbitration clauses, reviewing and advising clients on arbitration clauses. Our client list includes leading industrial companies such as Siemens, ABB, Metso and this year we won a beauty contest to handle General Motors’ litigation portfolio in Brazil.

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Koury Lopes Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Maria Cristina Junqueira, Tiago Cortez and Eloy Rizzo
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regularly assists leading corporations from the automotive, pharmaceutical and media industries with dispute resolution matters. Advises on a broad range of judicial and administrative litigation cases concerning aspects of commercial, civil and regulatory law. Impressive strength in compliance and in the implementation of anti-corruption training programmes.

Strengths Clients say: "Koury Lopes combines great legal knowledge with the ability to plan strategic defences for challenging cases."

Work highlights Advised Consórcio Heleno & Fonseca on the filing of a lawsuit against Companhia Metropolitana de São Paulo requesting the economic rebalancing of a construction contract after the latter failed to comply with its contractual obligation. The value of the claim is approximately BRL290 million.

Significant clients Votorantim Cimentos, Electrolux, Caterpillar, BKO Engenharia, GE.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Maria Cristina Junqueira is well known for her experience handling national and international commercial arbitration and litigation mandates related to the advertising, power and technology sectors. Clients say: "She pays great attention to detail and is very rigorous in the analysis of cases," adding: "She is both a swift and knowledgeable professional."

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KLA advises and represents a broad range of national and international clients in a wide variety of substantive areas, including commercial and civil disputes, competition, compliance, contracts, torts, intellectual property, business law, insurance law, family and real estate law, environmental law and land policing. The litigation team has large experience in judicial and administrative litigation, mediation and arbitration and can assist clients in different industries, including, without limitation, automotive, media, insurance, consumer products and pharmacy.

Our litigation team has been consistently evolving and improving its technical abilities to provide our clients the best advice bearing in mind the challenges of litigating in Brazil. KLA´s differential advantage is present in the tailor-made services offered to its clients, with the direct involvement of the partners in each of our cases, from the conception of its strategy to the presentation of oral arguments in court.

KLA is also well known for working closely with US clients and law firms. Several members of KLA’s litigation team have studied and worked abroad and are very used to work with foreign clients.

KLA is also widely known for its pharmaceutical and compliance strong practices, and many of the recent cases in which it has been working with have some sort of relation with the pharmaceutical industry and/or has an anti-corruption aspect.

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Lautenschlager, Romeiro e Iwamizu Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Eduardo Romeiro
- 6 partners
- 16 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted practice assisting domestic and foreign companies hailing from the energy, telecommunications and industrial sectors in disputes related to civil, corporate and regulatory law, including antitrust and product liability issues as well as credit recovery proceedings. Additionally offers knowledge of preventative litigation strategies.

Strengths Clients say: "We consider the firm as an ally in the legal market. Their professionals are always available to provide legal counsel and listen to our concerns."

Significant clients Souza Cruz, Siemens, Telefônica, Henkel, Whirlpool.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Eduardo Romeiro is noted for his expertise in commercial disputes, often involving product liability issues, as well as in public interest civil actions. He is additionally active in commercial arbitrations and has extensive knowledge of alternative dispute resolution methods.

Partner Antonio Urbino Penna has over 30 years of experience assisting domestic and foreign companies with civil and commercial disputes. He also advises corporate players in bankruptcy and debt restructuring matters.

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Lefosse Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Pedro Maciel
- 2 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Notable practice which stands outs for its strength in both litigation and arbitration cases. Active in preventative litigation counselling, banking disputes and arbitrations related to public auctions and construction matters. Team has experience in handling both civil and regulatory litigation mandates.

Strengths Clients say: "Lefosse has been extremely methodical in its approach to one of our arbitrations. The lawyers have great problem-solving skills and present us with different solutions for each case. We have seen excellent results since engaging the firm as our counsel in Brazil."

Work highlights Advised Angra Partners on a BRL60 million lawsuit related to the issuance of debentures by PST Energia Renováveis e Participações.

Significant clients Jansen, MSD, SBA Torres, Chery, Aché.

Notable practitioners

Head of department Pedro Soares Maciel is an expert in international arbitration and regularly advises local and foreign companies from the construction, energy and banking sectors in complex infrastructure disputes. Interviewees describe him as "a young lawyer who is attentive and highly intelligent" and "a knowledgeable and compelling advocate." Clients add: "We would highly recommend him for high-profile arbitrations."

Partner Raphael Nehin Corrêa maintains a strong reputation in domestic and cross-border litigation mandates related to civil, commercial and contractual disputes. Interviewees remark: "He has great expertise in arbitration law, vast knowledge of the financial markets and remains very available to clients."

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Our litigation lawyers provide strategic and research-based advice on transactional matters. We frequently provide consultation to our clients on the legal and litigation risks, and, where appropriate, on the reputational or business risks involved in pursuing a particular course of action. 

Our litigation team is trial-ready. We have extensive experience handling substantively and procedurally complex commercial litigation matters. However, one of our fundamental aims is to avoid our clients getting into lengthy disputes and therefore, much of the advice we give is of a preventative nature. We have always believed in arbitration as an appropriate form of settling conflicts and especially given the problem encountered by the Brazilian judiciary, we are increasingly observing its use.

Our areas of expertise include: 

- Banking and corporate litigation and arbitration


- Collection/enforcement


- Civil and commercial litigation and arbitration


- Infrastructure litigation and arbitration


- Restructuring & insolvency litigation


- Product liability litigation


- Regulatory and internal investigations


- Environmental litigation


- Due diligence


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Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 15 partners
- 91 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Robust practice regularly assisting clients from the infrastructure, energy and banking sectors with all types of litigation including credit recovery proceedings and public civil actions as well as product liability, labour and insurance mandates. Additionally handles strategic arbitration cases arising from the engineering and construction sectors.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's "legal knowledge, commitment to our cases and careful monitoring of our matters." Sources add: "They are very proactive and provide almost immediate responses to our queries."

Work highlights Successfully represented JBS in a USD16 million lawsuit against Banco Safra.

Significant clients Paranapanema, Banco Fibra, Azul Linhas Aéreas, Rabobank, GM.

Notable practitioners

Paulo Guilherme de Mendonça Lopes is the key contact for clients.

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Levy & Salomão Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Angela Di Franco
- 3 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Full-service firm with particular strength in litigation cases related to antitrust, product liability and IP. Also advises on real estate disputes. Clientele includes domestic and international companies from the insurance, aviation and media sectors.

Strengths Clients endorse the team's lawyers for their "deep legal knowledge, availability and business-oriented approach."

Work highlights Advised Airbus on the contribution suit filed by Itaú Seguros regarding payments made to the relatives of the victims of the TAM 3054 air accident.

Significant clients Allianz, Grupo RBS, Natura, Schaeffler, HBO.

Notable practitioners

Clients recommend head of department Angela Di Franco as "a highly knowledgeable and combative lawyer who provides in-depth advice whilst working efficiently." Another interviewee adds: "She is very practical and always strives to find the best solutions to our cases." She has over 20 years of experience conducting domestic and international arbitration and litigation cases related to a broad range of sectors.

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Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Rogério Carmona Bianco
- 26 partners

What the team is known for Long-standing practice respected for its experience in both litigation and arbitration mandates. Frequently represents major multinationals and private equity funds in judicial disputes involving construction, insurance and environmental matters as well as in complex commercial and investor-state arbitrations in Brazil and abroad. Firm's complementary strength in corporate, tax and labour law allows the team to handle multidisciplinary cases.

Strengths Clients highlight the firm's arbitration practice: "The team is very experienced, has extensive knowledge of Brazilian legislation and a deep understanding of arbitration proceedings."

Work highlights Advised Enerpeixe on several civil actions filed by the Federal Public Prosecutor and the State Public Prosecutor regarding the alleged violation of environmental regulations during the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in the North of Brazil.

Significant clients Itaú Unibanco, Expedia, Rede Energia, Universidade Paulista, Porto Seguro.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Hermes Marcelo Huck is widely regarded by interviewees as "a reference" and "a sensational lawyer and arbitrator." Peers highlight his "excellent experience" in this field and ability to conduct high-profile arbitrations related to shareholder issues and construction contracts. They add: "He is a very experienced arbitrator who is immensely respected by his peers."

Head of practice Rogério Carmona Bianco is endorsed by peers as "an excellent professional who is knowledgeable and forceful in arbitration cases" and "develops efficient legal strategies." He is recognised for his extensive experience in insurance disputes, environmental class actions and construction litigation.

Interviewees consider Fabio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa to be "an intelligent and well-qualified lawyer" who stands out for his activity in the arbitration sphere. He is noted for his track record representing companies in general corporate disputes, as well as in specific construction and IP cases.

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LILLA, HUCK, OTRANTO, CAMARGO’s litigation and arbitration area is today the firm’s flagship practice.

We are prepared to represent our clients’ interests in virtually all sorts of cases, at different courts and tribunals.

Litigation and arbitration costs are factors of concern for our clients. Keeping this in mind, we carefully analyze each situation, deciding with the client on the best strategy to be followed and considering the risks involved at each stage.

We are aware that legal proceedings and arbitration are not necessarily ends in themselves, but rather one of the possible paths to achieve solutions that are sound from a corporate, financial and institutional standpoint. Our ability to mobilize efforts, take simultaneous initiatives and react quickly on different fronts is a major benefit that gives our clients an edge on the settlement of strategically important disputes.

LILLA, HUCK, OTRANTO, CAMARGO’s litigation and arbitration team is qualified to provide legal advice to its clients in all Brazilian states.. We have the expertise required to lead complex multilateral proceedings involving strategic actions that progress simultaneously in different locations.

With the support of our office in Brasília, which is completely integrated to our head office in São Paulo, we follow up closely on our clients’ cases from their outset, at the first-instance court, up to final judgment from the Superior Court of Justice or the Federal Supreme Court.

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L.O. Baptista Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Leading São Paulo-based practice widely admired for its considerable expertise representing clients from the construction, energy and retail sectors in domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Also well equipped to handle litigation with notable strength assisting companies from the technology and biofuel segments in IP, consumer and environmental disputes.

Strengths Interviewees say: "The team has deep expertise in national and international arbitration cases. Their lawyers are very qualified, capably deliver results and have a sharp strategic vision."

Work highlights Represented Canon in several litigation mandates including civil class actions, corporate disputes, administrative proceedings and risk mitigation.

Significant clients São Martinho, Pentair, BNP Paribas, Emerson Power Network, IMB Têxtil.

Notable practitioners

Partner Maurício Almeida Prado draws praise for the strength of his expertise in arbitration cases, particularly relating to the construction sector. He has over 25 years of experience advising on major companies on domestic and international mandates. Market sources praise him as "an excellent lawyer," and "a sensational negotiator who remains in control of even the most sensitive negotiations."

"Excellent" partner Adriana Braghetta is a much-admired name in the market who has extensive experience in national and international arbitrations involving the energy, construction and real estate sectors. Clients describe her as "a deeply knowledgeable procedural lawyer," and "a highly experienced arbitration practitioner and arbitrator."

Clients describe André Camerlingo Alves as a "very analytical lawyer who provides in-depth analysis and always find solutions that make us feel comfortable and protected." He focuses on corporate and commercial litigation related to the electronics, energy and banking sectors.

Up-and-coming Rafael Francisco Alves has valuable experience in major cross-border arbitration cases. He frequently provides counsel to companies from the banking, energy and real estate sectors on disputes related to M&A transactions, commercial partnerships and construction contracts.

About the Team (content provided by L.O. Baptista Advogados)

LITIGATION

L. O. Baptista rely on an experienced and qualified team able to provide top-level services in the civil, commercial and business litigation areas, working with creativity, initiative, agility and assurance in a variety of subjects.

The performance of the area is recognized both in the preventive and in the litigation spheres, with focus on the following segments: intellectual property, corporate disputes, environmental law, credit recovery, franchises, homologation and enforcement of foreign judgments, family and successions, disputes involving real estate issues, consumer rights – risk mitigation/Compliance and administrative and judicial litigation, among others.

ARBITRATION

As pioneers of introducing arbitration to Brazil we are proud to consider it one of our major areas of expertise. We have a highly qualified team and work on every case with commitment and attention to detail in order to reach excellence service levels and efficiency.

Our lawyers have participated or are participating in various commissions in national and international arbitration institutions such as the Appellate Body of the WTO, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr), ICC, ICDR, CCBC, AMCHAM, FIESP, IBDIC, among others.

With the current caseload of 40 pending arbitrations (valued over US$ 25 billion), we are recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the best arbitration teams in Latin America.




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Lobo de Rizzo Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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

What the team is known for Established practice regularly called upon for its experience in contentious matters related to corporate, IP and real estate law. Well equipped to handle domestic and cross-border arbitration proceedings for key companies from the energy, mining and telecommunication sectors. Also noted for its strength in preventative litigation consultancy.

Strengths Clients report: "The team performs very good work, meets the agreed deadlines and has well-qualified professionals who are knowledgeable of arbitration and litigation issues."

Work highlights Represented Ernst & Young in a cross-border dispute in which LAEP Holdings and its Brazilian subsidiaries requested the passing of accounts in connection with LAEP's provisional liquidation.

Significant clients KPMG, Kroton, ABAL - Associação Brasileira do Alumínio, Geopark Brasil, Dia Brasil.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Luis Fernando Guerrero has over 15 years of experience in corporate disputes related to commercial contracts and product liability issues. Market sources describe him as "a great strategist who fully dedicates himself to cases," and is "extremely active in both arbitrations and judicial litigation mandates." They add: "He is highly knowledgeable of civil procedural law."

About the Team (content provided by Lobo de Rizzo Advogados)

Our team's broad experience guarantees that a variety of conflicts and disputes may be prevented and resolved fast and efficiently.

Our expertise includes disputes involving corporate matters, civil and contractual obligations, consumer relations, intellectual property, non-contractual civil liability, real estate issues, and court reorganization.
 
A combination of our corporate and civil litigation practices has resulted in the formation of a highly-qualified team of professionals, prepared to handle the most complex corporate disputes.
 
We provide preventive advice, which basically consists in the qualitative assessment of the practices adopted and an evaluation of their need to be restructured.

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Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of departments: Eliane Cristina de Carvalho, Gláucia Mara Coelho, Renata Martins de Oliveira and Lucas Sant'Anna
- 4 partners
- 40 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded team with a commendable track record in dispute resolution cases. Notable experience representing major companies from the aviation, energy and telecommunications sectors in a range of mandates such as local and international arbitrations, judicial disputes, preventative litigation strategies and strategic cases before the higher courts. Additionally offers valued experience in antitrust litigation, environmental class actions and in other types of regulatory dispute.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's "availability, technical quality and experience," also noting that "the firm is able to provide a multidisciplinary approach, which is a very positive asset for certain cases."

Work highlights Represented América Latina Logística in several disputes relating to railway concessions, other infrastructure matters and contracts entered into with public entities. The combined value of cases was BRL1 billion.

Significant clients Cyrela, Samarco, Guangxi Liugong Machinery, Air Products, Instituto Brasileiro de Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis.

Notable practitioners

Practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho comes recommended by market commentators as a "hard-working" and "experienced" practitioner. She stands out for her activity in the prevention and resolution of strategic civil disputes and for her crisis management capabilities. Carvalho is often retained by large companies from the construction, automotive and energy sectors.

Clients praise Gláucia Coelho as "a highly knowledgeable and experienced dispute resolution practitioner who conducts cases in an objective, efficient and swift manner." She uses her impressive knowledge of civil procedural law to advise companies from the retail, electronics and pharmaceutical sectors in product liability and consumer disputes.

About the Team (content provided by Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice)

There are times when the preservation of one’s financial position ​​is as important as the search for new opportunities. We stand ready to assist our clients in the most diverse forms of disputes, always in pursuit of the best results with a high degree of effectiveness, creativity and efficiency.

We advise and represent our clients in litigation and preventive matters in various types of business disputes, appearing before courts, administrative authorities and regulatory agencies.

We have the specialized knowledge of all of Machado Meyer’s practice areas at our disposal and teams with in-depth experience in cross-border litigation and a broad network of relationships with major law firms in numerous countries.

Our practice is divided into the following areas:

PREVENTION

Strategic approach to pre-litigation conflict management

Analysis of creative alternatives to avoid the commencement of disputes or, if unavoidable, to put our clients in an advantageous position when any litigation begins

LITIGATION

Readiness, technical knowledge, and strategy to conduct disputes in the most efficient manner possible for clients

Full understanding of regulations issued by the major market regulatory agencies 

ARBITRATION

Assistance in deciding on use of an arbitration clause as an alternative mechanism for conflict resolution

Definition of strategy for arbitration proceedings to maintain the value of the asset in dispute and maximize the possibility of a favorable outcome for the client

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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 52 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded team which stands out for its impressive strength in major national and international arbitrations as well as in complex environmental, insurance and finance-related disputes. Respected for its notable track record advising market-leading clients from the automotive, energy and technology industries in a range of litigation mandates spanning the corporate, administrative and regulatory spheres. Frequently teams up with the firm's excellent corporate, competition, tax and compliance teams to advise on cases requiring a multidisciplinary approach.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm is truly committed to providing great client service and stands out for its multidisciplinary approach and seamless interdepartmental integration."

Work highlights Represented Ultrapar Participações in a BRL2.8 billion dispute related to the acquisition of liquefied gas company Liquigas from Petrobras. The purchase was challenged by union workers for allegedly not following public bidding proceedings.

Significant clients Fiat, Banco Original, AES Eletropaulo, Bunge, Bombardier.

Notable practitioners

Partner Eduardo Damião Gonçalves has extensive experience in domestic and international arbitrations related to a variety of sectors such as corporate, insurance and energy. Interviewees endorse him as an "excellent lawyer," who is known for his "superb track record" representing leading companies from the information technology, telecommunications and construction sectors in strategic mandates.

Market commentators recommend partner Flávio Pereira Lima for being highly technical and determined. He draws on his over 20 years of experience in civil and environmental litigation to represent major corporate players in domestic and cross-border disputes. He is known for his strength in cases involving the banking, telecommunications and oil and gas sectors.

"Extremely knowledgeable" partner Fabio Teixeira Ozi is frequently instructed by major companies from the automotive and agribusiness industries for his valuable experience in complex litigation and pre-claim settlement negotiations. He is additionally respected for his knowledge of product liability issues.

Interviewees describe up-and-coming partner Flávio Spaccaquerche Barbosa as "a knowledgeable and well-qualified professional" and "an excellent professional of the new generation." Flávio was recently named partner and actively leads complex arbitration mandates related to the construction and oil and gas sectors.

About the Team (content provided by Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados)

The Dispute Resolution team represents domestic and international clients in both trial and appellate proceedings, brought in state and federal levels, and in the highest courts of the country, as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings held under the rules of the main domestic and international arbitration institutions.

Our experience includes legal disputes involving the following areas: consumer protection laws, antitrust, banking and finance, capital markets, corporate transactions, including M&A, disputes involving publicly traded companies and their shareholders, project financing, construction, mining, energy (including oil and its by-products), agreements with the government, I.T., insurance and pensions, NGOs, succession rights, real estate, telecoms and environmental.

Our services include drafting legal opinions, affidavits and testimonies addressing the applicability of Brazilian Laws and the interpretation of these laws in international proceedings, assisting clients in the production of evidence in Brazil to be used in legal and arbitration proceedings abroad.

The stellar reputation enjoyed by our practice is a result of our understanding of our clients' businesses, which allows us to provide custom-made legal services. The quality and scope of our services provide our clients a competitive edge in today's volatile commercial environment.

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Mundie Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Carlos Suplicy de Figueiredo Forbes, Cristiano Kozan and Marco Gasparetti
-3 partners
-15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected practice specialising in telecommunications and energy disputes. Draws on its leading knowledge of both industries to represent clients in sector-related administrative litigation, class actions, collective consumer claims and arbitration mandates. Also noted for its significant knowledge of the beverages sector.

Strengths Interviewees report: "The team consists of experienced professionals who offer substantial legal knowledge. They are organised, dedicated and work closely with the client."

Work highlights Successfully represented Atento do Brasil in a lawsuit to prevent its former CEO from rendering services to a major competitor based on the non-compete clause agreed between the parties.

Notable practitioners

New addition to the rankings Carlos Suplicy de Figueiredo Forbes is an experienced arbitration practitioner and is considered by market sources as "an excellent arbitration lawyer" who is "active in numerous arbitrations as counsel and as arbitrator." He is the current president of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CAM-CCBC).

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Gilberto Giusti and Diógenes Gonçalves
- 33 partners
- 170 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Front-running team with outstanding experience assisting major players from the construction, energy and oil and gas sectors in domestic and international disputes. Maintains an impressive track record in civil and commercial litigation as well as in strategic arbitration proceedings involving IP rights, corporate law and specific infrastructure issues. Additionally offers expertise in antitrust litigation, credit recoveries and white-collar criminal law.

Strengths Market sources say: "The team is very good in both arbitration and judicial litigation. They have a high-quality team with many of their lawyers being considered references in the legal market."

Work highlights Advised BHP Billiton on the ongoing BRL155 billion lawsuit filed by state and federal prosecutors related to the Fundão dam collapse in 2015.

Significant clients Apple, Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica, ABRABE - Associação Brasileira de Bebidas, CVC Brasil Operadora e Agência de Viagens, CTEEP – Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees praise Celso Cintra Mori as an "excellent lawyer and orator who has profound legal knowledge," and "a great strategist who has vast litigation experience." He has over 40 years of experience representing market-leading corporations in local and international high-stakes court litigation and arbitration mandates.

Head of the arbitration practice Gilberto Giusti is a widely respected figure for his capabilities in civil litigation and arbitration matters. Market sources describe him as "an outstanding lawyer" who is "excellent during trial hearings," with additional sources adding: "He is one of the best dispute resolution lawyers in the market" and "a very active name in the arbitration sphere."

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

Partner Renato Stephan Grion is recommended by market sources as "a very efficient and dedicated professional" who is active in both domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings. Clients add: "He pays a great deal of attention to our needs and helps us to find solutions which are in our best interests."

Rodrigo Carneiro de Oliveira has over 20 years of experience advising on complex litigation and arbitration proceedings related to civil, corporate and antitrust law.

About the Team (content provided by Pinheiro Neto Advogados)

Civil Law, which as from 2002 includes the Commercial Code, is the foundation of all legal reality, encompassing the set or rules that govern private interests. Because of its importance and far-reaching scope, Civil Law is the centerpiece of all fields of Law.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados is active in all areas and ramifications of Civil Law, serving Brazilian and foreign individuals and legal entities. The firm’s professionals hold lato and stricto sensu specialization degrees, and several of them engage in academic activities in conjunction with their professional activities.

The firm’s civil and commercial litigation practice involves:

  • Interpretation of rules and contracts;
  • Statute of limitations and loss of procedural rights;
  • Civil capacity and identity, associations and foundations;
  • Validity of legal transactions, fulfillment of obligations, all types of contracts (civil, commercial, financial), guarantees and credit instruments;
  • Civil, professional, supplier’s and manufacturer’s liability;
  • Corporate activity and de facto and de jure corporations;
  • Possession, ownership or condominium of assets and rights of any kind;
  • Kinship relations, marriage, stable union ruling, guardianship and curatorship;
  • Succession, wills, probate proceedings and estate planning.


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Sergio Bermudes Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Sergio Bermudes, Marcio Ferreira, Marcelo Fontes and Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti
- 30 partners
- 80 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Stellar practice reputed as one of the leading names in this field. Admired for its wealth of experience advising major financial institutions and corporate heavyweights from the food and beverage, mining and oil and gas sectors on the full range of contentious mandates. Outstanding track record assisting clients before all Brazilian courts and tribunals as well as the administrative and regulatory bodies, with additional expertise in high-profile domestic and international arbitrations.

Strengths Market sources enthuse: "The whole firm focuses on dispute resolution and is excellent at what it does. They have great arbitration and litigation teams who are involved in very big cases and represent both national and international companies."

Work highlights Continued to advise Vale on a BRL155 billion public interest civil lawsuit filed by the federal and state prosecutors against Samarco Mineração, Vale and BHP Billiton seeking full compensation for all economic and socio-environmental damages caused by the rupture of the Fundão dam in Mariana in Minas Gerais.

Significant clients The Bank of New York Mellon, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Ventura Petróleo, BRF.

Notable practitioners

Star individual and founding partner Sergio Bermudes is widely admired by market sources as "a reference in judicial litigation," and "one of the most brilliant lawyers in the field" for his long-standing track record in leading mandates. Interviewees commend him as "the greatest reference in the Brazilian dispute resolution market" and "an icon known for his excellent legal knowledge, strategic vision and great public-speaking skills."

Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira is well known for his extensive experience in high-profile litigation and arbitration mandates related to corporate and financial issues. Sources describe him as "an excellent lawyer" who "stands out for his incredible ability to evaluate cases" and is "very active in judicial proceedings."

Partner Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti is a renowned expert in domestic and cross-border arbitration proceedings and litigation matters. Interviewees consider him "a first-rate litigator" for the "outstanding legal solutions which he provides." Sources add: "He is a very talented lawyer and a great communicator who really stands out."

According to clients partner Guilherme Valdetaro Mathias has "a vast knowledge of procedural law, a deep understanding of cases and strategic legal reasoning." Another source adds: "He is a capable and hard-working lawyer who has valuable expertise in judicial proceedings." His practice spans civil and regulatory law disputes, including commercial litigation and arbitration cases.

Partner André Chateaubriand Martins regularly advises domestic and foreign companies on litigation and arbitration cases related to corporate and financial matters.

Up-and-coming partner Caetano Berenger is a new addition to the table. Interviewees describe him as "a very talented professional" and "an excellent lawyer who is very involved in strategic mandates." He offers notable expertise in corporate and contractual disputes.

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The firm has, for several years, topped the rankings of specialist law reviews and journals, having, over its 40-year history, handled several major lawsuits with national and transnational significance. The firm’s lawyers provide broad ranging representation before Federal and State courts, Arbitral Tribunals, Regulatory Agencies and Public Authorities, as well as the negotiation of settlements and pre-emptive advice and assistance on dispute avoidance.

The arbitration team has extensive experience in arbitration, having handled several commercial arbitration cases in Brazil since the 1980’s, even prior to the enactment of the Arbitration Law (Law nº 9307/96). The firm’s ADR Team has grown significantly in line with increasing demand for arbitration and is well placed to advise and assist on both international and domestic cases. Key team members hold postgraduate qualification from leading universities abroad, with several having undergone training in both common law and civil law systems, particularly in relation to arbitration and transnational dispute settlement. Senior partners regularly sit as arbitrators on domestic and international panels.

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Siqueira Castro - Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro and Fábio Coutinho Kurtz
- 8 partners
- 40 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly active practice which draws upon its extensive network of offices to act before all levels of the federal and state courts. Advises clients from all major industries on a wide range of corporate litigation matters and strategic arbitration disputes. Known for its expertise representing clients from the mining, oil and gas and telecommunication sectors in litigation cases involving credit recovery, breach of contract and shareholder issues.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm is well known in the market, it provides a multidisciplinary approach to cases and swift legal services, and delivers high-quality work."

Work highlights Advised Vale on a USD20 million contractual dispute against Instituto Aerus de Seguridade Social.

Significant clients Shell, Ambev, White Martins, PETROS - Fundação Petrobrás de Seguridade Social, Nextel.

Notable practitioners

Name partner Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro is respected for his long-standing experience assisting major corporate players with strategic disputes related to civil, administrative and regulatory law. He is a full professor of Constitutional Law at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro and PUC-Rio.

Rio-based partner Fábio Coutinho Kurtz regularly advises clients on strategic civil and commercial litigation. He is also active in product liability mandates. Sources describe him as "a competent lawyer who is respected for his activity in regulatory issues."

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

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Guilherme Rizzo Amaral, Marcelo Gandelman, Eliana Baraldi and Roberta Feiten
- 5 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Flourishing Porto Alegre-based team noted for its strength in energy and environmental disputes. Frequently represents leading multinationals and industry associations from the retail and electronics sectors in strategic class actions and litigation mandates related to product liability. Additional capabilities in local and international arbitration cases involving general corporate matters and specific construction and banking issues.

Strengths Clients remark: "The team is highly experienced, well qualified and provides swift responses. Their legal knowledge is practically flawless."

Work highlights Advised Alstom on a lawsuit filed by Itaipu Binacional seeking to damages for the non-compliance of contractual obligations related to the supply of equipment and services.

Significant clients Samsung, Lenovo, Via Varejo, AES, LATAM.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Guilherme Rizzo Amaral is well regarded for his impressive knowledge of class actions and arbitration cases. Market sources consider him "a highly knowledgeable and intelligent lawyer who has great experience in procedural law." Clients add: "He is a great lawyer who is both proactive and assertive."

Name partner Carlos Fernando Souto draws on his successful track record in the technology, financial services and manufacturing industries to advise major companies on high-profile litigation matters.

"Very combative" partner Marcelo Gandelman is often retained by domestic and foreign corporations from the energy, telecommunications and real estate sectors for his significant expertise in arbitration law.

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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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Stocche Forbes Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Domingos Refinetti, Rafael Passaro and Luis Guilherme Bondioli
- 3 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Distinguished team well regarded for its valuable experience representing companies from the construction, agribusiness and real estate sectors in a broad range of dispute resolution mandates. Offers recognised expertise in complex litigation, national and international arbitrations, bankruptcy proceedings and product liability matters. Additionally noted for its knowledge of preventative litigation strategies.

Strengths One client notes: "I would definitely highlight the quality of their lawyers. Our cases are always conducted by partners, which is a huge differential in terms of the quality of the firm's services."

Significant clients Cargill Agrícola, Gerdau, Brookfield, Tishman Speyer, Odebrecht.

Notable practitioners

Senior partner Domingos Fernando Refinetti draws praise for his extensive experience in strategic arbitration and litigation mandates involving corporate, bankruptcy and product liability issues. Interviewees commend him as "a very combative lawyer and one of the greatest names in judicial litigation," who "stands out for his legal knowledge and pragmatic approach to problems." Market sources add: "He is a highly specialised dispute resolution lawyer who is always available and was decisive in the success of our case."

Co-head of department Rafael de Carvalho Passaro is noted for the strength of his capabilities in arbitration mandates related to contractual issues. He is additionally noted for his activity in disputes involving administrative proceedings and consumer law. Sources consider him "a dynamic professional who finds solutions for complex cases," and "an excellent arbitration and litigation lawyer who has valuable negotiation skills."

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We have expert teams in all forms of dispute resolution and prevention, representing clients in administrative, judicial and arbitration proceedings, and covering commercial, corporate, competition, banking, contractual, liability, environmental and regulatory aspects (such as aviation, telecoms and power).


We also advise clients on the enforcement of foreign judicial or arbitral awards in Brazil, as well as with service of process and the execution of other foreign orders in Brazil.


Our team also excels in asset tracking and recovery, having partners well know for their expertise and who have participated in cases of great domestic and international relevance and repercussion.



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Tepedino, Migliore, Berezowski e Poppa Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Ricardo Tepedino
- 8 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for São Paulo-based boutique much admired for its profound knowledge of litigation and pre-litigation matters. Represents an impressive client portfolio before the judiciary, federal administrative bodies and national and international arbitration panels in mandates related to corporate and bankruptcy law. Clientele includes financial institutions and corporate players from the construction, media and real estate sectors.

Strengths Clients report: "The firm stands out for its excellent legal knowledge and personalised client service, and offers more than a mere technical legal analysis by also using its strategic business knowledge to advise clients."

Significant clients BTG Pactual, Bradesco, Folha de São Paulo, WTorre, Intercement.

Notable practitioners

Founding partner Ricardo Tepedino is a widely admired figure in the dispute resolution sphere. Clients enthuse: "He successfully advised us on a highly complex judicial dispute and performed impeccably during the hearing." Peers describe him as "one of the most brilliant lawyers in the market," and "an excellent litigator who is so attentive that nothing gets past him."

Name partner Alfredo Migliore has over 16 years of experience advising on complex corporate and civil litigation and arbitration mandates. Interviewees describe him as an "extremely thorough and well-qualified lawyer," who "combines valuable legal knowledge with practical expertise."

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TozziniFreire Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Fernando Eduardo Serec
- 24 partners
- 294 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong team recognised for its capabilities representing major Brazilian and multinational companies in pre-litigation consultancy, shareholder disputes, credit recovery proceedings and major international arbitrations. Noted for its outstanding track record assisting clients from the energy, construction and automotive sectors. Frequently collaborates with the firm's leading competition, compliance and tax practices on antitrust, anti-corruption and tax litigation mandates.

Strengths Interviewees note: "The team is very available, pays great attention to the client and is proactive," adding: "They are spectacular for both national and international cases."

Work highlights Advised Companhia de Tecidos Norte de Minas on a number of judicial disputes filed by three farmers based in the state of Goiás regarding the ownership of land worth approximately BRL150 million.

Significant clients BMW, Ford, Caterpillar, Holcim, Alstom.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Fernando Eduardo Serec offers extensive experience in both strategic litigation and arbitration mandates involving commercial, administrative and banking law. He is frequently active in local and international arbitration cases related to the insurance and construction sectors. Clients praise him as "a vastly experienced professional with a unique ability to analyse cases and the needs of clients." Interviewees add: "He is a very experienced arbitration lawyer who remains accessible and provides swift responses."

Luíz Virgílio Manente is well regarded for his expertise in litigation mandates involving product liability, public law and compliance issues. Clients endorse him as "an effective lawyer who knows when to fight and when to be conciliatory," adding: "Under his excellent guidance we have obtained several favourable decisions."

Partner Antonio Marzagão Barbuto Neto is often retained by companies for his experience in domestic and international arbitrations. Market sources describe him as "a talented and creative lawyer who always strives to find the best solution for clients." They add: "He is detail-oriented and yet very objective in his approach to cases."

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

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Marcio Polto, Andrea Brick and Joaquim Muniz
- 8 partners
- 23 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-respected team with experience representing leading multinationals in high-value litigation and arbitration cases. Notable strength providing counsel in environmental, consumer and general corporate disputes. Highly regarded for its complementary expertise in white-collar crime, compliance and preventative litigation strategies. Often supported by the firm's notable competition, IP and environment practices.

Strengths Clients say: "The team's lawyers are highly knowledgeable, pay great attention to our needs as clients and provide very swift responses."

Work highlights Advised Plastivida, the main plastic manufacturers association of Brazil, on a BRL1 billion environmental class action filed by the federal and state district attorneys regarding the implementation of a nationwide waste policy for plastic packaging.

Significant clients Petrobras, Shell, Itaú, Nestlé, GE.

Notable practitioners

Head of the arbitration practice Joaquim de Paiva Muniz draws praise for his extensive experience in local and international arbitrations related to high-end M&A deals. Clients enthuse: "Joaquim delivers excellent legal services and has an incredible knowledge of the arbitration sphere." They add: "He has all the expertise necessary to be fully in control during our arbitration hearings."

Marcio de Souza Polto has over 20 years of experience assisting major companies from the pharmaceutical, chemical and automotive sectors in civil and commercial disputes. He is additionally noted for his significant knowledge of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

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Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- approximately 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Long-standing firm with established experience in tax litigation and administrative disputes. Recognised for its expertise advising clients from the power, oil and gas and chemicals sectors on energy disputes, corporate litigation and banking law issues.

Strengths Interviewees observe: "The firm is well reputed in the market and has a capable team of lawyers who deliver high-quality work."

Notable practitioners

Head of department Marcelo Beltrão da Fonseca is described by peers as an "intelligent and practical lawyer" for his practice representing companies from the energy sector in litigation related to tax as well as corporate and administrative law.

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Veirano Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Rosângela Delgado, Luiz Guilherme Migliora, José Carlos Wahle and Sergio André Laclau
- 6 partners
- 39 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Full-service firm noted for its substantial experience representing established companies from the food and beverage, energy and manufacturing sectors in product liability and other corporate disputes. Well-equipped to advise on credit recovery proceedings, antitrust litigation and contentious intellectual property mandates as well as in national and international arbitration cases.

Strengths Clients say: "The team is very skilled in negotiations, has profound legal knowledge and provides high-quality services."

Work highlights Advised EMI Records on a lawsuit filed by well-known Brazilian singer João Gilberto seeking the payment of BRL217 million in royalties and damages for the exploitation of his work.

Significant clients Masterfoods, Conaprole - Cooperativa Nacional de Productores de Leche, Eletropaulo, Siemens, Asia Steels & Metals.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming partner Fábio Além enters the table after being recommended by peers as a "very good lawyer" in domestic and international arbitrations related to corporate and infrastructure law. Além is regularly active both as an arbitration lawyer and as an arbitrator.

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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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Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Antonio Celso Fonseca Pugliese
- 3 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Frequently advises major companies from the energy, chemicals and consumer goods sectors on administrative litigation, corporate and commercial disputes and bankruptcy proceedings. Proven capabilities representing clients in agribusiness litigation, environmental disputes and contentious antitrust mandates.

Strengths Clients report: "The firm provides high-quality legal services in this field. Partners are fully involved in strategic cases and regularly provide us with creative solutions."

Notable practitioners

According to clients Antonio Celso Fonseca Pugliese is a "committed lawyer who provides us with in-depth analyses of our cases." He is regularly involved in both litigation and arbitration mandates related to class actions, environmental law and civil procedural law.

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Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Respected practice with long-standing experience handling disputes in the administrative and corporate spheres. Notable expertise in litigation and arbitration proceedings related to tax, banking and infrastructure matters. Admired for its excellent track record in local and international arbitration cases.

Strengths Clients say: "Their knowledge of the dispute resolution market goes beyond purely technical aspects - they are familiar with procedural case law and they know how courts work."

Notable practitioners

Senior statesman Arnoldo Wald is held in high esteem by interviewees, who describe him as "a reference," "a brilliant practitioner" and an "unbelievable mind." He has over 60 years of experience advising market-leading names on strategic corporate and banking disputes. Peers commend him as "one of the greatest names in Brazilian litigation" and "a phenomenon."

Peers describe managing partner Alexandre de Mendonça Wald as an "intelligent lawyer," "an able strategist" and a "leader." He has considerable experience handling litigation and arbitration proceedings related to administrative, banking and bankruptcy matters.

About the Team (content provided by Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados)

The firm stands in a leading position as a highly specialized dispute resolution boutique, focusing on extremely complex judicial, arbitration and mediation matters.

The department is specialized in various areas, both public and private, such as disputes over civil, commercial, administrative, banking, international, antitrust and corporate law, as well as disputes relating to infrastructure (telecommunications, energy, gas & oil, sanitation, transport and aviation), including conflicts concerning regulatory bodies (ANP, ANATEL, ANEEL and CADE).

The activities of the department also include all forms of national and international arbitration and mediation. Its lawyers have worked as counselors, arbitrators, mediators, legal experts and consultants in proceedings before Brazilian and foreign institutions (ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA and UNCITRAL).

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Senior Statesperson

José Manoel de Arruda Alvim

Arruda Alvim & Thereza Alvim Advocacia e Consultoria Jurídica

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman José Manoel de Arruda Alvim is a widely respected name in this field who is described by interviewees as "fantastic," "excellent" and "one of the greatest procedural law experts in Brazil." He is often instructed by clients and peers for his in-depth legal opinions regarding civil matters.

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Senior Statesperson

Cândido Rangel Dinamarco

Dinamarco, Rossi, Beraldo & Bedaque Advocacia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources laud senior statesman and founding partner Cândido Rangel Dinamarco as a "one of the greatest procedural lawyers of Brazil," and "a great reference" for his outstanding expertise in civil litigation and his distinguished career as an academic.

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Senior Statesperson

Humberto Theodoro Jr

Humberto Theodoro Jr Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Humberto Theodoro Jr of Humberto Theodoro Jr Advogados Associados is a deeply respected practitioner and academic who has authored acclaimed works on civil law. He is a former head professor of civil procedural law at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.

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Senior Statesperson

Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Arnoldo Wald is held in high esteem by interviewees, who describe him as "a reference," "a brilliant practitioner" and an "unbelievable mind." He has over 60 years of experience advising market-leading names on strategic corporate and banking disputes. Peers commend him as "one of the greatest names in Brazilian litigation" and "a phenomenon."

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Star Individuals

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Star individual and founding partner Sergio Bermudes is widely admired by market sources as "a reference in judicial litigation," and "one of the most brilliant lawyers in the field" for his long-standing track record in leading mandates. Interviewees commend him as "the greatest reference in the Brazilian dispute resolution market" and "an icon known for his excellent legal knowledge, strategic vision and great public-speaking skills."

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Celso Cintra Mori

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees praise Celso Cintra Mori as an "excellent lawyer and orator who has profound legal knowledge," and "a great strategist who has vast litigation experience." He has over 40 years of experience representing market-leading corporations in local and international high-stakes court litigation and arbitration mandates.

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Marcelo Roberto Ferro

Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees commend Marcelo Roberto Ferro as "one of the greatest lawyers in Brazil," and "an outstanding professional" who is "in the front line of dispute resolution cases." Another source adds: "In both litigation and arbitration, Marcelo has achieved an unquestionable position and is always active in the most relevant cases in the market." He is a leading expert in strategic civil and corporate mandates.  

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José Antonio Fichtner

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed practitioner José Antonio Fichtner is described by interviewees as "an excellent lawyer and a great strategist." One source adds: "He is an incredible practitioner - if I ever needed a lawyer I would go to him as he is sharp, intelligent and knows a great deal about litigation." He offers outstanding expertise in corporate and contractual disputes particularly those related to the construction, energy and insurance sectors. He is also active in disputes involving public-private partnerships.

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Tepedino, Migliore, Berezowski e Poppa Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Ricardo Tepedino is a widely admired figure in the dispute resolution sphere. Clients enthuse: "He successfully advised us on a highly complex judicial dispute and performed impeccably during the hearing." Peers describe him as "one of the most brilliant lawyers in the market," and "an excellent litigator who is so attentive that nothing gets past him."

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José Roberto de Castro Neves

Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced partner José Roberto de Castro Neves focuses on civil and corporate litigation and is additionally active in arbitration proceedings. He is highly regarded by commentators who describe him as "an excellent lawyer who is highly active in judicial disputes" related to commercial agreements, consumer law and inheritance rights.

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of the arbitration practice Gilberto Giusti is a widely respected figure for his capabilities in civil litigation and arbitration matters. Market sources describe him as "an outstanding lawyer" who is "excellent during trial hearings," with additional sources adding: "He is one of the best dispute resolution lawyers in the market" and "a very active name in the arbitration sphere."

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Paulo Benedito Lazzareschi

Lazzareschi, Hilal, Bolina & Rocha Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Paulo Benedito Lazzareschi of Lazzareschi, Hilal, Bolina & Rocha Advogados is recommended by peers as an "experienced and highly qualified litigator." He is particularly noted for his expertise in disputes involving corporate and contractual matters.

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Sergio Mannheimer

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sergio Mannheimer is a well-known player in this market and comes recommended by sources for his high level of legal knowledge and long-standing experience in litigation cases. Clients describe him as "a very good and efficient lawyer who remains available to clients."  

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Domingos Fernando Refinetti

Stocche Forbes Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior partner Domingos Fernando Refinetti draws praise for his extensive experience in strategic arbitration and litigation mandates involving corporate, bankruptcy and product liability issues. Interviewees commend him as "a very combative lawyer and one of the greatest names in judicial litigation," who "stands out for his legal knowledge and pragmatic approach to problems." Market sources add: "He is a highly specialised dispute resolution lawyer who is always available and was decisive in the success of our case."

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Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti is a renowned expert in domestic and cross-border arbitration proceedings and litigation matters. Interviewees consider him "a first-rate litigator" for the "outstanding legal solutions which he provides." Sources add: "He is a very talented lawyer and a great communicator who really stands out." 

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Fernando Eduardo Serec

TozziniFreire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Fernando Eduardo Serec offers extensive experience in both strategic litigation and arbitration mandates involving commercial, administrative and banking law. He is frequently active in local and international arbitration cases related to the insurance and construction sectors. Clients praise him as "a vastly experienced professional with a unique ability to analyse cases and the needs of clients." Interviewees add: "He is a very experienced arbitration lawyer who remains accessible and provides swift responses."

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Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira is well known for his extensive experience in high-profile litigation and arbitration mandates related to corporate and financial issues. Sources describe him as "an excellent lawyer" who "stands out for his incredible ability to evaluate cases" and is "very active in judicial proceedings."

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Marcelo Beltrão da Fonseca

Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Marcelo Beltrão da Fonseca is described by peers as an "intelligent and practical lawyer" for his practice representing companies from the energy sector in litigation related to tax as well as corporate and administrative law.

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Arruda Alvim & Thereza Alvim Advocacia e Consultoria Jurídica

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Araken de Assis is endorsed by interviewees for his profound legal knowledge of litigation matters. Peers describe him as a "very efficient," "highly knowledgeable" and "excellent" practitioner and academic.

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Band 3

Rafael de Carvalho Passaro

Stocche Forbes Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Co-head of department Rafael de Carvalho Passaro is noted for the strength of his capabilities in arbitration mandates related to contractual issues. He is additionally noted for his activity in disputes involving administrative proceedings and consumer law. Sources consider him "a dynamic professional who finds solutions for complex cases," and "an excellent arbitration and litigation lawyer who has valuable negotiation skills."

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Band 3

Thereza Celina Diniz de Arruda Alvim

Arruda Alvim & Thereza Alvim Advocacia e Consultoria Jurídica

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Thereza Celina Diniz de Arruda Alvim is described by market sources as a "reference in procedural law" who is also "very combative and intelligent." She is also renowned for her long-standing academic career and the quality of her legal opinions.

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Luiz Fernando Fraga

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Luiz Fernando Fraga offers domestic and international companies from the agribusiness, mining and construction industries comprehensive experience in both corporate and administrative litigation. Sources describe him as "a well-prepared litigator," and "a capable professional who is very active in corporate-related disputes."

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Band 3

E. Munhoz Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees highly recommend founding partner Eduardo Munhoz of E. Munhoz Advogados for his remarkable expertise in disputes related to bankruptcy and restructuring processes. Sources describe him as "a brilliant practitioner" and "an excellent lawyer who focuses on judicial restructuring issues."

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Band 3

Flávio Pereira Lima

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market commentators recommend partner Flávio Pereira Lima for being highly technical and determined. He draws on his over 20 years of experience in civil and environmental litigation to represent major corporate players in domestic and cross-border disputes. He is known for his strength in cases involving the banking, telecommunications and oil and gas sectors.

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Band 3

Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo has over 20 years of experience advising national and international companies on high-stakes litigation and arbitration proceedings related to corporate law, contractual breaches and bankruptcy issues. Clients praise him as "a remarkable professional who is very knowledgeable, always available and whose commitment to the client is non-stop." They add: "He is always challenging himself to find new legal solutions."

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Band 3

Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro

Siqueira Castro - Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro is respected for his long-standing experience assisting major corporate players with strategic disputes related to civil, administrative and regulatory law. He is a full professor of Constitutional Law at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro and PUC-Rio.

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Band 3

Guilherme Valdetaro Mathias

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to clients partner Guilherme Valdetaro Mathias has "a vast knowledge of procedural law, a deep understanding of cases and strategic legal reasoning." Another source adds: "He is a capable and hard-working lawyer who has valuable expertise in judicial proceedings." His practice spans civil and regulatory law disputes, including commercial litigation and arbitration cases. 

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Band 3

Rafael Villar Gagliardi

Demarest Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rafael Villar Gagliardi specialises in regulatory disputes related to the energy sector. Clients endorse his "distinguished knowledge of civil and procedural law," with one pointing out: "Rafael was very fast and efficient in creating a strategic defence which was very impressive considering the complexity of the matter."

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Band 3

Alexandre de Mendonça Wald

Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers describe managing partner Alexandre de Mendonça Wald as an "intelligent lawyer," "an able strategist" and a "leader." He has considerable experience handling litigation and arbitration proceedings related to administrative, banking and bankruptcy matters.

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Band 3

Demarest Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Celso Xavier draws praise for his distinguished activity representing heavyweights from the automotive, pharmaceutical and energy sectors in litigation and arbitration cases. He is also well known for his experience in product liability and judicial restructuring mandates. Market sources describe him as "an outstanding professional" who is "very combative and provides great client service."

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Band 4

Carlos David Albuquerque Braga

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Carlos David Albuquerque Braga assists Brazilian and international companies with litigation and arbitration proceedings related to corporate and M&A issues. Clients describe him as "a very committed lawyer who always keeps his promises and perfectly conducts cases." They go on to praise him as "an excellent professional," who is "very active in arbitration cases."

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Band 4

Paulo Rogério Brandão Couto

Brandão Couto, Widgerowitz e Pessoa Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise name partner Paulo Rogério Brandão Couto as "an exceptional lawyer and a problem solver who understands our business." He draws on over 35 years of experience to advise clients on strategic disputes related to product liability and consumer litigation.

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Band 4

Rogério Carmona Bianco

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of practice Rogério Carmona Bianco is endorsed by peers as "an excellent professional who is knowledgeable and forceful in arbitration cases" and "develops efficient legal strategies." He is recognised for his extensive experience in insurance disputes, environmental class actions and construction litigation.

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Band 4

Eliane Cristina Carvalho

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho comes recommended by market commentators as a "hard-working" and "experienced" practitioner. She stands out for her activity in the prevention and resolution of strategic civil disputes and for her crisis management capabilities. Carvalho is often retained by large companies from the construction, automotive and energy sectors.

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Band 4

André de Luizi Correia

CFGS Advogados - Correia, Fleury, Gama e Silva Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to sources André de Luizi Correia of CFGS Advogados - Correia, Fleury, Gama e Silva Advogados "stands out for his experience in disputes involving construction contracts," and "showed himself to be clear-thinking and fully in control whilst leading our cases." Clients go on to praise him as "an exceptional procedural strategist," who "performs remarkably well during cross-examinations." He has over 20 years of experience handling complex arbitration and litigation mandates.  

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Band 4

Levy & Salomão Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients recommend head of department Angela Di Franco as "a highly knowledgeable and combative lawyer who provides in-depth advice whilst working efficiently." Another interviewee adds: "She is very practical and always strives to find the best solutions to our cases." She has over 20 years of experience conducting domestic and international arbitration and litigation cases related to a broad range of sectors.

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Band 4

Antonio Celso Fonseca Pugliese

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to clients Antonio Celso Fonseca Pugliese is a "committed lawyer who provides us with in-depth analyses of our cases." He is regularly involved in both litigation and arbitration mandates related to class actions, environmental law and civil procedural law.

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Band 4

Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

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Band 4

Ana Paula Hubinger Araujo

Araujo Partners

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients recommend Ana Paula Hubinger Araujo of Araujo Partners for her "valuable legal knowledge, commitment and availability." She is well known in the market for her extensive track record representing leading companies from the automotive sector in consumer and product liability disputes.

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Band 4

Ruy Janoni Dourado

Dourado & Cambraia Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees describe partner Ruy Janoni Dourado of Dourado & Cambraia Advogados as an "experienced litigator," who stands out for his "extensive legal knowledge." He regularly assists clients from the banking, pharmaceutical and energy sectors with arbitration and litigation mandates related to corporate and regulatory law. 

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Band 4

Luíz Virgílio Manente

TozziniFreire Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Luíz Virgílio Manente is well regarded for his expertise in litigation mandates involving product liability, public law and compliance issues. Clients endorse him as "an effective lawyer who knows when to fight and when to be conciliatory," adding: "Under his excellent guidance we have obtained several favourable decisions."

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Band 4

Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to sources Eduardo Pecoraro stands out as "an efficient" and "objective" litigator who offers strong capabilities in civil and corporate disputes. He is additionally noted for his experience in restructuring and insolvency matters.

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Band 4

Guilherme Rizzo Amaral

Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Guilherme Rizzo Amaral is well regarded for his impressive knowledge of class actions and arbitration cases. Market sources consider him "a highly knowledgeable and intelligent lawyer who has great experience in procedural law." Clients add: "He is a great lawyer who is both proactive and assertive."

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Band 4

Luiz Fernando Henry Sant'Anna

Demarest Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of practice Luiz Fernando Henry Sant'Anna has over 30 years of experience assisting major companies with complex environmental and regulatory disputes. He also comes recommended for his expertise handling crisis management scenarios.

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Band 4

Pedro Soares Maciel

Lefosse Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Pedro Soares Maciel is an expert in international arbitration and regularly advises local and foreign companies from the construction, energy and banking sectors in complex infrastructure disputes. Interviewees describe him as "a young lawyer who is attentive and highly intelligent" and "a knowledgeable and compelling advocate." Clients add: "We would highly recommend him for high-profile arbitrations."

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Band 4

Carlos Fernando Souto

Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Name partner Carlos Fernando Souto draws on his successful track record in the technology, financial services and manufacturing industries to advise major companies on high-profile litigation matters.

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Band 4

Fabio Teixeira Ozi

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Extremely knowledgeable" partner Fabio Teixeira Ozi is frequently instructed by major companies from the automotive and agribusiness industries for his valuable experience in complex litigation and pre-claim settlement negotiations. He is additionally respected for his knowledge of product liability issues.

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Band 4

Antonio Urbino Penna

Lautenschlager, Romeiro e Iwamizu Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Antonio Urbino Penna has over 30 years of experience assisting domestic and foreign companies with civil and commercial disputes. He also advises corporate players in bankruptcy and debt restructuring matters.

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Band 4

Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini

Gasparini, De Cresci e Nogueira de Lima Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise founding partner Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini as "a professional who has deep legal expertise and strives to find innovative solutions to our problems." He concentrates on commercial litigation and arbitration mandates and has valuable experience handling compliance-related cases.

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Band 5

Bichara Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients describe head of department Adriana Astuto as an "energetic lawyer," who "leads cases with great passion." Interviewees add: "She is a highly determined professional who remains available to clients." She stands out in the market for her solid expertise in corporate litigation.

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Band 5

André Camerlingo Alves

L.O. Baptista Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients describe André Camerlingo Alves as a "very analytical lawyer who provides in-depth analysis and always find solutions that make us feel comfortable and protected." He focuses on corporate and commercial litigation related to the electronics, energy and banking sectors.

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Band 5

Rodrigo Carneiro de Oliveira

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rodrigo Carneiro de Oliveira has over 20 years of experience advising on complex litigation and arbitration proceedings related to civil, corporate and antitrust law.

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Band 5

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise Gláucia Coelho as "a highly knowledgeable and experienced dispute resolution practitioner who conducts cases in an objective, efficient and swift manner." She uses her impressive knowledge of civil procedural law to advise companies from the retail, electronics and pharmaceutical sectors in product liability and consumer disputes.

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Band 5

Vamilson José Costa

Costa e Tavares Paes Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers describe partner Vamilson José Costa as "an excellent lawyer" for his substantial experience advising clients on corporate law, civil litigation and arbitral proceedings.

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Band 5

Fábio Coutinho Kurtz

Siqueira Castro - Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rio-based partner Fábio Coutinho Kurtz regularly advises clients on strategic civil and commercial litigation. He is also active in product liability mandates. Sources describe him as "a competent lawyer who is respected for his activity in regulatory issues."

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Band 5

Cândido da Silva Dinamarco

Dinamarco, Rossi, Beraldo & Bedaque Advocacia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Cândido da Silva Dinamarco has over 25 years of experience representing clients in a wide range of dispute resolution matters. Peers describe him as "a highly knowledgeable and combative lawyer who is very detail-oriented in his approach to cases."

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Band 5

Marcio de Souza Polto

Trench Rossi Watanabe (in cooperation with Baker McKenzie International)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Marcio de Souza Polto has over 20 years of experience assisting major companies from the pharmaceutical, chemical and automotive sectors in civil and commercial disputes. He is additionally noted for his significant knowledge of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

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Band 5

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Sergio Fagundes is frequently sought out by national and international companies for the strength of his expertise in strategic corporate disputes, administrative proceedings and arbitrations. He is active before the state and federal courts for clients hailing from the healthcare, energy and financial sectors.

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Band 5

Vivianne Fichtner

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Rio-based partner Vivianne Fichtner offers solid capabilities in litigation cases related to the infrastructure and environmental sectors.

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Band 5

Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Karina Goldberg specialises in domestic and cross-border dispute resolution related to contractual and commercial matters. She is described by market sources as an "excellent lawyer" for her track record in both litigation and arbitration mandates related to shareholder and M&A disputes. Clients add: "She knows how to develop winning strategies for our cases."

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Band 5

Maria Cristina Junqueira

Koury Lopes Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Maria Cristina Junqueira is well known for her experience handling national and international commercial arbitration and litigation mandates related to the advertising, power and technology sectors. Clients say: "She pays great attention to detail and is very rigorous in the analysis of cases," adding: "She is both a swift and knowledgeable professional."

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Band 5

Marcelo Junqueira Inglez de Souza

Demarest Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees endorse Marcelo Junqueira Inglez de Souza as "a brilliant and very well-rounded lawyer who is very accessible, up to date and objective." He has considerable experience in IP litigation and regularly represents major names from the consumer goods, pharmaceutical and electronics sectors.

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Band 5

Raphael Nehin Corrêa

Lefosse Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Raphael Nehin Corrêa maintains a strong reputation in domestic and cross-border litigation mandates related to civil, commercial and contractual disputes. Interviewees remark: "He has great expertise in arbitration law, vast knowledge of the financial markets and remains very available to clients."

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Band 5

Andrea Pitthan Françolin

Inglez, Werneck, Ramos, Cury e Françolin Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Andrea Pitthan Françolin of Inglez, Werneck, Ramos, Cury e Françolin Advogados is described by interviewees as an "excellent and intelligent lawyer" for her expertise in strategic litigation related to product liability and consumer lawSources remark: "She is an extremely dedicated professional who is familiar with the smallest of details in cases, which is very reassuring to clients."

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Band 5

Lautenschlager, Romeiro e Iwamizu Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Head of department Eduardo Romeiro is noted for his expertise in commercial disputes, often involving product liability issues, as well as in public interest civil actions. He is additionally active in commercial arbitrations and has extensive knowledge of alternative dispute resolution methods.

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Up and Coming

Caetano Berenguer

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Caetano Berenger is a new addition to the table. Interviewees describe him as "a very talented professional" and "an excellent lawyer who is very involved in strategic mandates." He offers notable expertise in corporate and contractual disputes.

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Up and Coming

Luis Fernando Guerrero

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Luis Fernando Guerrero has over 15 years of experience in corporate disputes related to commercial contracts and product liability issues. Market sources describe him as "a great strategist who fully dedicates himself to cases," and is "extremely active in both arbitrations and judicial litigation mandates." They add: "He is highly knowledgeable of civil procedural law."

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Up and Coming

Tomaz Tavares de Lyra

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Tomaz Tavares de Lyra is active in both litigation and arbitration cases related to a broad range of industry sectors. Client highlights his "deep legal knowledge and solid business background."

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