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Sergio Bermudes Advogados

Work +55 21 3221 9000
Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Sergio Bermudes

Work +55 21 3221-9000
Sergio Bermudes Advogados


Founder and member of Sergio Bermudes Advogados. Areas of practice: Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Arbitration.


In 1970 he was appointed Assistant Lecturer in the General Theory of the State at the University of the State of Guanabara, and Professor of Civil Litigation at the Brazilian Faculty of Legal Science in Rio de Janeiro, being appointed to the Chair of this discipline by the Federal Education Council in 1971. In 1978 he was appointed Professor of Civil Litigation at the Pontificate Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and is a member of the Development Council of this University. Over the past 20 years he has sat as Examiner for several public examinations for judicial appointment including for the offices of State and District Attorney. He has spoken at over 200 conferences held at almost every law school in Brazil, regional branches of the Brazilian Bar Association, and at congresses, seminars and other legal events both at home and abroad. He was invited by the Federal Government, in 1985, to join the commission established to revise the Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure. He held office as a Justice of the Regional Electoral Tribunal of Rio de Janeiro for two years. In addition to several articles, essays and opinions on Civil Procedure, Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Commercial and Administrative Law, published in specialist journals, he has, since 1996, updated the 18 volumes of the Commentaries on the Civil Procedure Code by Pontes de Miranda.


Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Italian


Sergio is a member of the Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Federal District Sections of the Brazilian Bar Association, of the Institute of Brazilian Lawyers and the International Association of Procedural Law; the Spanish-American Institute of Procedural Law and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.


SERGIO BERMUDES was born and raised in Cachoeira de Itapemirim, in the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil. He concluded his secondary education at the Washington High School, in Cherokee, Iowa, USA. He graduated in Law from the University of the State of Guanabara, in 1969 and concluded doctorate studies at the University of São Paulo in the History of Roman Litigation, Canon and Lusitanian Law.


Bankruptcy and restructuring

Within: Bankruptcy and restructuring

Sergio Bermudes Advogados leverages its well-known expertise in litigation to ensure a steady flow of work in the areas of judicial recovery and bankruptcy-related disputes. It counts a number of Brazilian and international financial institutions among its clients and also has experience representing debtors. Marcelo Lamego Carpenter, Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira and Sergio Bermudes are names to note.

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Dispute resolution

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Sergio Bermudes - Sergio Bermudes Advogados

Within: Dispute resolution

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, dispute resolution boutique Sergio Bermudes Advogados has a longstanding reputation in the Brazilian market. With founding partner Sergio Bermudes still active, the firm can draw on a wealth of experience. Clients include large Brazilian and international institutions such as Bradesco, Citibank, Queiroz Galvão and Vale. The latter, as a shareholder of Samarco along with BHP Billiton, instructed the firm in litigation concerning the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster. Marcelo Fontes and Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti are also recommended.

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