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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: Arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Dispute resolution: Litigation - ranked: tier 1

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Dispute resolution heavyweight Andrade & Fichtner Advogados has ‘deep legal knowledge coupled with strong business acumen’. It has particular expertise in disputes involving public bodies and environmental matters, but covers a broad range of other areas. Its recent work includes representing electricity transmission concessionaire CTEEP in seeking to obtain a judicial declaration that it is not liable for the payment of R$3bn in debt. Numerous lawyers, including José Antonio Fichtner and the ‘prompt and clearSergio Nelson Mannheimer, also act in arbitration proceedings. After 18 years at the firm, Fernanda Aviz made partner in December 2017, and is recommended along with Marcela Levy and Tomaz Lyra.

Leading lawyers

José Antonio Fichtner - Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Next generation lawyers

Marcela Levy - Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Tomaz Lyra - Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

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Environment - ranked: tier 4

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

In 2017, Andrade & Fichtner Advogados continued to advise Prumo Logística on environmental and regulatory aspects of the construction of the Superporto do Açú seaport. Another highlight was advising steel production company Ternium Brasil in relation to the construction and operation of a major steel mill in Sepetiba Bay. Vivianne Fichtner and Julio Rebello Horta are recommended.

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Insurance - ranked: tier 4

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Dispute resolution firm Andrade & Fichtner Advogados draws on several decades of experience in the market, with insurance litigation among its areas of strength. Name partner José Antonio Fichtner and Sergio Nelson Mannheimer are key contacts.

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