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Raphael Miranda Advogados is a consulting boutique established by a group of lawyers with extensive experience in civil litigation, arbitration, corporate consulting, negotiation, tax consulting and planning. It is equally dedicated to business transactions and legal structuring/restructuring. The firm was founded on its partners' common idea to provide personal legal advice to its clients, focusing on recovering the necessary relationship of trust between lawyer and client. Presenting its modern and differentiated profile, the firm combines exclusive treatment and services with the dynamics of a large office. RMA's biggest differentiator is presenting fast and efficient legal solutions, conducted directly by at least one of its founding partners, who have extensive knowledge and experience in civil, corporate, tax and administrative law. Based in Rio de Janeiro and with a large correspondent's network throughout Brazil and abroad, the firm seeks to provide its clients with high-quality legal service.

The firm

The firm undertakes specialist litigation before state and federal courts, Superior Tribune of Justice and Supreme Court of Brazil; interface with regulatory agencies and public administration; business transactions and legal structuring/restructuring; arbitration; tax consulting, planning and litigation.

The firm also focuses on social responsibility offering pro bono service to its community. Casa Maternal Mello Mattos is currently its biggest third-sector client.

The firm undertakes work in the following sectors: insurance, banking, mining, oil and gas, construction, real estate, healthcare, communication, entertainment and the third sector.

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Raphael Miranda: dispute resolution specialist with extensive experience in complex judicial litigation and arbitration. Graduate from Faculdade Nacional de Direito (UFRJ). Over 20 years of practice and highly recognized for his experience in the insurance and reinsurance fields, healthcare, bankruptcy, mining, energy, oil and gas and others. Panelist at insurance conferences and member of insurance committees in the Brazilian Bar Association. Pointed as one of the main Brazilian lawyers in the insurance area by several law firm's ranking publications. Partner and board member at Sergio Bermudes Advogados from 1998 to 2011. Founding partner of Raphael Miranda Advogados in 2011.

Pedro Ivo Mello: over ten years' experience in civil litigation and arbitration in several areas like insurance, mining, oil and gas and others. Graduate and postgraduate in Civil Law from PUC Rio. Postgraduate in Insurance and Reinsurance from FGV and certificate in Negotiation's course at King's College London. MBA in Insurance and Reinsurance from Funenseg (in course). Member of the International Association of Insurance Law. Author of articles and publications about insurance law. Partner at Sergio Bermudes Advogados from 2007 to 2011. Founding partner of Raphael Miranda Advogados in 2011.

Antonio Pedro Raposo: eleven years of extensive practice in civil litigation and arbitration in fields like insurance, healthcare, mining, construction, energy, real estate and banking. Partner at Sergio Bermudes Advogados from 2009 to 2011, where he worked for seven years. Founding partner of Raphael Miranda Advogados in 2011. Member of the Brazilian Bar Association.

Henrique Barbosa: broad experience in tax planning and consulting for over 15 years. Graduate from PUC Rio, with a postgraduate in Tax and Financial Law from Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF). Expert in tax litigation, especially in the defense of tax assessment notices along with taxpayers' councils and cancellation of tax foreclosures. Co-author of the book 'Administrative Tax Procedure - Studies in Homage to Professor Aurelio Pitanga Seixas'.

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