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Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

AV. JUSCELINO KUBITSCHEK 1455, 5° ANDAR, ITAIM BIBI – 04543-010, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 3541 3306
Fax:
Fax +55 11 3541 3781
Web:
www.afadv.com.br

Brazil

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

A heavyweight in energy and environmental disputes, Andrade & Fichtner Advogados is currently acting for clients such as Odebrecht Ambiental, Parnaíba Gás Natural and Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista. It is representing the latter client in proceedings concerning the liability for the payment of R$2bn of debt, with Eletrobrás as alleged creditor; the highly recommended José Antonio Fichtner and Sergio Nelson Mannheimer are the lead partners on the case. The team, which comprises 36 fee-earners based in Rio de Janeiro, continues to expand its arbitration practice, with recent work including representing Arena Pernambuco Negócios e Investimentos in proceedings against the State of Pernambuco concerning the construction and operation of a football stadium.

Leading lawyers

José Antonio Fichtner - Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Dispute resolution specialist Andrade & Fichtner Advogados has ‘strong practical environmental experience’, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and construction. It advised Prumo Logística on the environmental aspects of the construction of the Superporto do Açú port and adjacent industrial complex, and assisted ThyssenKrupp concerning the construction and operation of the R$8bn Sepetiba Bay steel mill. The three partners in the team are the ‘pressure-resistantJosé Antonio Fichtner, the ‘very pragmaticVivianne Fichtner and Julio Rebello Horta.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados maintains an active insurance litigation practice, with recent highlights including its representation of SulAmérica Seguros in a lawsuit brought by Supergasbras Energia seeking indemnification for alleged loss under an insurance policy, which hinges on complex technical issues. The three-partner team comprises José Antonio Fichtner, Sergio Nelson Mannheimer and Tomaz Tavares de Lyra.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Pinheiro Neto Advogados’ arbitration practice head Gilberto Giusti is a highly regarded and experienced practitioner; he is a longstanding member of the Latin American Group of the ICC and also a member of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB). His colleague Renato Stephan Grion is another name to note. Andrade & Fichtner Advogados’ José Antonio Fichtner regularly handles high-value arbitrations, and is currently defending Porto Sudeste do Brasil in a R$1.1bn contractual dispute with Mineração Usiminas seated in the Centre for Arbitration of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce. At Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados, arbitration group co-head Carlos Braga has an impressive track record in domestic and international commercial arbitration cases, with recent matters taking him to, among other forums, the ICC and the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce. Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’ dispute resolution team is particularly active in energy and construction related arbitrations, although recent clients also include Kimberly Clark and Somos Educação. The key contacts at the firm include senior founding partner Hermes Marcelo Huck and Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa. Sergio Bermudes Advogados’ Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti, a member of the ICC and director of the Brazilian Committee of Arbitration, comes recommended. The ‘truly excellent’ Marcelo Roberto Ferro at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados is president of the LCIA’s Latin American and Caribbean Users’ Council and also chairs the ICC Brazil’s Arbitration and Mediation Committee, reflecting his standing in the international commercial arbitration community. Practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho is a key contact in Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados’ very active team; she is a member of the IBA and is very experienced in contractual disputes, particularly in the aviation sector. ‘Notable practitionerEduardo Damião Gonçalves is at the heart of many of the high-profile arbitrations handled by Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados. His recent highlights, which include ICC cases, span the real estate, construction and food and beverage sectors. At TozziniFreire Advogados, Fernando Eduardo Serec is advising a mix of domestic and international clients in ongoing ICC cases. Two new arbitration boutique firms were founded in 2015, with the renowned Luiz Olavo Baptista setting up Atelier Jurídico; and Eleonora Coelho, formerly of Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados, establishing Eleonora Coelho Advogados.

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Brazil

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

A heavyweight in energy and environmental disputes, Andrade & Fichtner Advogados is currently acting for clients such as Odebrecht Ambiental, Parnaíba Gás Natural and Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista. It is representing the latter client in proceedings concerning the liability for the payment of R$2bn of debt, with Eletrobrás as alleged creditor; the highly recommended José Antonio Fichtner and Sergio Nelson Mannheimer are the lead partners on the case. The team, which comprises 36 fee-earners based in Rio de Janeiro, continues to expand its arbitration practice, with recent work including representing Arena Pernambuco Negócios e Investimentos in proceedings against the State of Pernambuco concerning the construction and operation of a football stadium.

Leading lawyers

José Antonio Fichtner - Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 3

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Dispute resolution specialist Andrade & Fichtner Advogados has ‘strong practical environmental experience’, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and construction. It advised Prumo Logística on the environmental aspects of the construction of the Superporto do Açú port and adjacent industrial complex, and assisted ThyssenKrupp concerning the construction and operation of the R$8bn Sepetiba Bay steel mill. The three partners in the team are the ‘pressure-resistantJosé Antonio Fichtner, the ‘very pragmaticVivianne Fichtner and Julio Rebello Horta.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados maintains an active insurance litigation practice, with recent highlights including its representation of SulAmérica Seguros in a lawsuit brought by Supergasbras Energia seeking indemnification for alleged loss under an insurance policy, which hinges on complex technical issues. The three-partner team comprises José Antonio Fichtner, Sergio Nelson Mannheimer and Tomaz Tavares de Lyra.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Pinheiro Neto Advogados’ arbitration practice head Gilberto Giusti is a highly regarded and experienced practitioner; he is a longstanding member of the Latin American Group of the ICC and also a member of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB). His colleague Renato Stephan Grion is another name to note. Andrade & Fichtner Advogados’ José Antonio Fichtner regularly handles high-value arbitrations, and is currently defending Porto Sudeste do Brasil in a R$1.1bn contractual dispute with Mineração Usiminas seated in the Centre for Arbitration of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce. At Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados, arbitration group co-head Carlos Braga has an impressive track record in domestic and international commercial arbitration cases, with recent matters taking him to, among other forums, the ICC and the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce. Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’ dispute resolution team is particularly active in energy and construction related arbitrations, although recent clients also include Kimberly Clark and Somos Educação. The key contacts at the firm include senior founding partner Hermes Marcelo Huck and Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa. Sergio Bermudes Advogados’ Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti, a member of the ICC and director of the Brazilian Committee of Arbitration, comes recommended. The ‘truly excellent’ Marcelo Roberto Ferro at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados is president of the LCIA’s Latin American and Caribbean Users’ Council and also chairs the ICC Brazil’s Arbitration and Mediation Committee, reflecting his standing in the international commercial arbitration community. Practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho is a key contact in Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados’ very active team; she is a member of the IBA and is very experienced in contractual disputes, particularly in the aviation sector. ‘Notable practitionerEduardo Damião Gonçalves is at the heart of many of the high-profile arbitrations handled by Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados. His recent highlights, which include ICC cases, span the real estate, construction and food and beverage sectors. At TozziniFreire Advogados, Fernando Eduardo Serec is advising a mix of domestic and international clients in ongoing ICC cases. Two new arbitration boutique firms were founded in 2015, with the renowned Luiz Olavo Baptista setting up Atelier Jurídico; and Eleonora Coelho, formerly of Castro, Barros, Sobral, Gomes Advogados, establishing Eleonora Coelho Advogados.

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