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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: arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 1

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados delivers ‘an unrivalled level of service’; its lawyers are ‘always available, possess deep legal knowledge coupled with strong business acumen, and are great strategists’. The firm is highly recommended for energy and environmental disputes, as well as disputes involving public bodies. It is currently defending Vale against a R$1.2bn claim brought by the state of Brazil alleging non-performance of a construction agreement for a railway system in Minas Gerais; and represented ThyssenKrupp CSA in a civil action filed by the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro and the state environmental agency seeking the suspension and annulment of the operational license to build a R$8bn steel plant, claiming that it should only have been granted after the submission of a new environmental study. The ‘committed’ Tomaz Lyra provides ‘tailored service’, and is recommended along with José Antonio Fichtner and Sergio Nelson Mannheimer. The ‘intelligent and business-oriented’ Marcela Levy made partner in January 2017.

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
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Notable for its expertise in the environmental aspects of construction projects, Andrade & Fichtner Advogados was involved in a number of large projects in 2016; it advised Construtora Norberto Odebrecht on the establishment of a shipyard and naval base for the construction of conventional and nuclear-powered submarines, and assisted Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém in the construction of a steel mill. Vivianne Fichtner and Julio Rebello Horta are recommended.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Insurance litigation is a mainstay of Andrade & Fichtner Advogados, which has an active dispute resolution practice. Past clients include Allianz Seguros, Sul América Seguros and Seguradora Líder-DPVAT. Founding partner José Antonio Fichtner has a broad practice that takes in insurance; with him in the team are Tomaz Tavares de Lyra and Sergio Nelson Mannheimer.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Recommended lawyers at Pinheiro Neto Advogados include American Arbitration Association (AAA) advisory council member Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion; both are highly regarded for their expertise, with the practice having recently handled several ICC disputes. Andrade & Fichtner Advogadoshas great knowledge of infrastructure and energy’, and José Antonio Fichtner is currently handling several international arbitrations related to those two sectors. Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados’ department co-heads Carlos Braga and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo have recently acted together in ICC arbitrations relating to the retail and agrochemical industries, among others. The practice was further strengthened by the arrival of Ana Carolina Beneti in 2015. The sizeable team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados acts for multinationals such as Portuguese construction company Efacec and US-based manufacturer ITT Group, and domestic companies including agribusiness giant Rezende Barbosa. The very experienced Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are the names to note. Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados founding partner Marcelo Roberto Ferro is very active in the arbitral community, serving as president of the LCIA’s Latin American and Caribbean users’ council and also chairing the ICC’s Brazil arbitration and mediation committee. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho continues to handle several contractual disputes, including representing Michelin in arbitral proceedings arising from the acquisition of an asset tracking and driver monitoring company. At Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, ‘excellent lawyer’ Eduardo Damião Gonçalves ‘has deep knowledge and gets to the point quickly’. In one of many highlights, he is acting in a construction dispute heard under ICC rules. TozziniFreire Advogados’ Fernando Eduardo Serec is handling several six-figure ICC cases, representing high-profile international as well as domestic clients. Eleonora Coelho, who founded boutique firm Eleonora Coelho Advogados in 2015, is a member of the ICC’s Latin America committee and also sits on the ICDR’s Latin America advisory council. Key figures at L.O. Baptista Advogados include the ‘strategic’ Mauricio Almeida Prado, who is ‘always extremely well prepared’; the ‘articulate and combative’ Adriana Braghetta; and Fernando Marcodes, who ‘is technical and gets involved’. Stocche Forbes Advogados’ recent clients include Cargill Agrícola, CVS and Odebrecht. Rafael Passaro, who has ‘a very accurate view of the economic aspects of arbitration’, and Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli are the names to note. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ Luis Fernando Guerrero is increasingly active as an arbitrator. Luiz Olavo Baptista, who founded Atelier Jurídico in 2015, is a widely respected arbitrator.

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Brazil

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution: arbitration - ranked: tier 2

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Dispute resolution: litigation - ranked: tier 1

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados delivers ‘an unrivalled level of service’; its lawyers are ‘always available, possess deep legal knowledge coupled with strong business acumen, and are great strategists’. The firm is highly recommended for energy and environmental disputes, as well as disputes involving public bodies. It is currently defending Vale against a R$1.2bn claim brought by the state of Brazil alleging non-performance of a construction agreement for a railway system in Minas Gerais; and represented ThyssenKrupp CSA in a civil action filed by the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro and the state environmental agency seeking the suspension and annulment of the operational license to build a R$8bn steel plant, claiming that it should only have been granted after the submission of a new environmental study. The ‘committed’ Tomaz Lyra provides ‘tailored service’, and is recommended along with José Antonio Fichtner and Sergio Nelson Mannheimer. The ‘intelligent and business-oriented’ Marcela Levy made partner in January 2017.

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
Environment - ranked: tier 4

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Notable for its expertise in the environmental aspects of construction projects, Andrade & Fichtner Advogados was involved in a number of large projects in 2016; it advised Construtora Norberto Odebrecht on the establishment of a shipyard and naval base for the construction of conventional and nuclear-powered submarines, and assisted Companhia Siderúrgica do Pecém in the construction of a steel mill. Vivianne Fichtner and Julio Rebello Horta are recommended.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados

Insurance litigation is a mainstay of Andrade & Fichtner Advogados, which has an active dispute resolution practice. Past clients include Allianz Seguros, Sul América Seguros and Seguradora Líder-DPVAT. Founding partner José Antonio Fichtner has a broad practice that takes in insurance; with him in the team are Tomaz Tavares de Lyra and Sergio Nelson Mannheimer.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Recommended lawyers at Pinheiro Neto Advogados include American Arbitration Association (AAA) advisory council member Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion; both are highly regarded for their expertise, with the practice having recently handled several ICC disputes. Andrade & Fichtner Advogadoshas great knowledge of infrastructure and energy’, and José Antonio Fichtner is currently handling several international arbitrations related to those two sectors. Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados’ department co-heads Carlos Braga and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo have recently acted together in ICC arbitrations relating to the retail and agrochemical industries, among others. The practice was further strengthened by the arrival of Ana Carolina Beneti in 2015. The sizeable team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados acts for multinationals such as Portuguese construction company Efacec and US-based manufacturer ITT Group, and domestic companies including agribusiness giant Rezende Barbosa. The very experienced Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are the names to note. Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados founding partner Marcelo Roberto Ferro is very active in the arbitral community, serving as president of the LCIA’s Latin American and Caribbean users’ council and also chairing the ICC’s Brazil arbitration and mediation committee. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho continues to handle several contractual disputes, including representing Michelin in arbitral proceedings arising from the acquisition of an asset tracking and driver monitoring company. At Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, ‘excellent lawyer’ Eduardo Damião Gonçalves ‘has deep knowledge and gets to the point quickly’. In one of many highlights, he is acting in a construction dispute heard under ICC rules. TozziniFreire Advogados’ Fernando Eduardo Serec is handling several six-figure ICC cases, representing high-profile international as well as domestic clients. Eleonora Coelho, who founded boutique firm Eleonora Coelho Advogados in 2015, is a member of the ICC’s Latin America committee and also sits on the ICDR’s Latin America advisory council. Key figures at L.O. Baptista Advogados include the ‘strategic’ Mauricio Almeida Prado, who is ‘always extremely well prepared’; the ‘articulate and combative’ Adriana Braghetta; and Fernando Marcodes, who ‘is technical and gets involved’. Stocche Forbes Advogados’ recent clients include Cargill Agrícola, CVS and Odebrecht. Rafael Passaro, who has ‘a very accurate view of the economic aspects of arbitration’, and Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli are the names to note. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ Luis Fernando Guerrero is increasingly active as an arbitrator. Luiz Olavo Baptista, who founded Atelier Jurídico in 2015, is a widely respected arbitrator.

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