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Sergio Bermudes Advogados

RUA FREI CANECA, 1380, 5º AND 6º ANDARES, 01307-002 SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
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www.sbadv.com.br

Brazil

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 2

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

Sergio Bermudes Advogados enjoys a solid reputation in litigation, and has a strong track record in judicial reorganisation and judicial recovery procedures, where it is instructed by debtors, creditors and investors. Sergio Bermudes is a well-known name; other key figures in the department include Marcelo Lamego Carpenter and Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

Dispute resolution focused firm Sergio Bermudes Advogados covers the full range of litigation and arbitration, for clients including Dufry do Brasil Duty Free Shop and Merrill Lynch Capital Services. ‘Very experienced’ founding partner Sergio Bermudes heads the team together with Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira. Also recommended are arbitrators Marcelo Lamego Carpenter and Henrique Ávila.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

With offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and São Paulo, Sergio Bermudes Advogados’ team includes experts in insurance and civil litigation. Health insurance litigation is a particular strength, with past work including its representation of Bradesco Saúde and Sul América Companhia de Seguro Saúde in a case brought against them to order the provision of individual health insurance plans to the market. Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira has a hand in many of the team’s major cases, while other names to note include André Tavares.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Electricity
Energy and natural resources: electricity - ranked: tier 4

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

Sergio Bermudes Advogados focuses on dispute resolution, and regularly represents power sector clients such as electric energy distribution organisation ABRADEE, CEMIG, Coelba and Enersul. Vitor Ferreira Alves de Brito and associate Elena Landau are the names to note.

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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

Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 2

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

Sergio Bermudes Advogados enjoys a solid reputation in litigation, and has a strong track record in judicial reorganisation and judicial recovery procedures, where it is instructed by debtors, creditors and investors. Sergio Bermudes is a well-known name; other key figures in the department include Marcelo Lamego Carpenter and Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

Dispute resolution focused firm Sergio Bermudes Advogados covers the full range of litigation and arbitration, for clients including Dufry do Brasil Duty Free Shop and Merrill Lynch Capital Services. ‘Very experienced’ founding partner Sergio Bermudes heads the team together with Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira. Also recommended are arbitrators Marcelo Lamego Carpenter and Henrique Ávila.

Leading lawyers

Sergio Bermudes - Sergio Bermudes Advogados

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

With offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and São Paulo, Sergio Bermudes Advogados’ team includes experts in insurance and civil litigation. Health insurance litigation is a particular strength, with past work including its representation of Bradesco Saúde and Sul América Companhia de Seguro Saúde in a case brought against them to order the provision of individual health insurance plans to the market. Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira has a hand in many of the team’s major cases, while other names to note include André Tavares.

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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Electricity
Energy and natural resources: electricity - ranked: tier 4

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

Sergio Bermudes Advogados focuses on dispute resolution, and regularly represents power sector clients such as electric energy distribution organisation ABRADEE, CEMIG, Coelba and Enersul. Vitor Ferreira Alves de Brito and associate Elena Landau are the names to note.

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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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