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Veirano Advogados

Work +55 21 3824 4747
Fax +55 21 2262 4247
Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Ricardo Gama

Work +55 21 3824 4747
Veirano Advogados

Work Department

Commercial Contracts, Labor & Employment, Dispute Resolution, Government & Regulatory and Insolvency & Restructuring




Ricardo Gama is a partner in the Firm’s Litigation and Arbitration practice groups. As part of his litigation practice, Mr. Gama has been actively engaged in highly complex cases, both in the various Brazilian courts and in arbitration. Mr. Gama is currently lead litigation counsel in a dispute between the major shareholder of a Brazilian telecommunications company and a minority shareholder. This dispute involves cases heard in the Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo state courts and is also subject of an international arbitration before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

His experience with national and international arbitrations goes back to 2004. Graduated in the LL.M program of the University of Virginia (class of 2008) and member of the AIJA Litigation and Arbitration Group, Ricardo is involved in arbitrations covering a broad array of matters, representing national and international clients, such as: a large Brazilian mining company in a commercial dispute against an international supplier of heavy equipment and in a dispute against a construction company (related to the expansion of its industrial plant); and foreign investors seeking reimbursement of an investment made for the establishment of a shopping mall in the North Region of Brazil.

Mr. Gama’s practice also involves review and negotiation of commercial contracts, such as distribution and agency agreements, as well as consultancy for national and foreign companies willing to participate in public bids promoted by the various branches of the Brazilian Government or by government-owned and/or controlled companies, such as Petrobras. Mr. Gama and his team have assisted consortia in the recent two rounds of public bids promoted by the federal government for the privatization of international airports.


English and Portuguese


International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
International Bar Association (IBA) – Litigation, Arbitration, Employment and Industrial Relations Law Committees, Latin American Regional Forum
World Services Group (WSG)
Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – Rio de Janeiro


LL.M, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA, 2008
PEC Contracts, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-RJ), Rio de Janeiro, 2006
Orientation in USA Law, University of California at Davis and Berkeley, 2003
LL.B, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), 2001


Bankruptcy and restructuring

Within: Bankruptcy and restructuring

The ‘very committed’ and ‘hardworking’ team at Veirano Advogados is split between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and includes experts in litigation, M&A and banking. Its partners can often be found representing creditors in high-profile insolvency proceedings, and it is also adept in distressed M&A. Among Cássio Cavalli’s recent workload was his representation of Banco Santander (Brasil) in the judicial reorganisation of of Bom Jesus Agropecuária; the transaction involved the restructuring of debt through debentures and the replacement of a security package. Sergio Bronstein, Gustavo Moraes Stolagli and Ricardo Gama are also leading figures in the team.

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