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Raphael Miranda Advogados is a litigation and consulting boutique law firm established in 2011 by a group with solid experience in civil litigation, arbitration, mediation, including, in the insurance and reinsurance field, large risks claims adjustment. It is equally dedicated to corporate consulting, negotiation, tax, business transactions, legal structuring and restructuring. When the firm was founded its partners aimed to provide personalized legal advice and to build mutual trust lawyer/client relation.

When the firm was founded, its partners aimed to provide personalized legal advice and to build mutual trust lawyer/client relation. Presenting its modern profile, the firm combines differentiated treatment, exclusive services and dynamic performance

What sets RMA apart from the others is presenting fast and efficient legal solutions conducted directly by its founding partners, who have extensive knowledge and experience. Based in Rio de Janeiro and counting with a large correspondents network throughout Brazil and abroad, the firm seeks to provide its clients with a 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.

Senior contacts

Raphael Miranda: lawyer, graduated from National Law School, litigation specialist with extensive experience in complex judicial litigation and arbitration throughout the country and abroad. Has over 20 years of legal practice. He represents clients in commercial law, contracts, insurance, mining, energy, oil & gas, banking, construction, real estate and others. Pointed by Chambers and Partners (2011 and 2012 editions) as a Notable Practitioner attorney and ranked in the insurance area in the 2015 edition. Panelist in insurance conferences and member of insurance committees in OAB (Brazilian Bar Association). He was a partner of Sergio Bermudes, where he worked from 1993 to 2011. Was a board member of SBADV from 2005 to 2011. Funding partner of Raphael Miranda Advogados in 2011. Board member of retail and communication companies. Member of Casa Maternal Mello Mattos and Instituto da Criança.

Pedro Ivo Mello: civil litigation specialist with 10 years of experience, mainly in insurance, mining and oil & gas. Post graduated in Civil Law at PUC-Rio, Extension Course in Insurance and Reinsurance from FGV and Certificates in “Negotiation: Strategy and Skills” and “International Commercial Law” at a King´s College London. He was a partner at Sergio Bermudes Advogados from 2007 to 2011. Co-founding partner of Raphael Miranda Advogados.

Antonio Pedro Raposo: lawyer with 11 years of extensive practice in civil and commercial litigation in fields like insurance, health care, mining, construction, energy, real estate and banking. He was a partner at Sergio Bermudes Advogados from 2009 to 2011 where he worked for 7 years. Co- founding partner of Raphael Miranda Advogados in 2011.

Henrique Barbosa: lawyer, graduated from PUC – RJ and holder of a postgraduate degree in Financial and Tax Law from UFF. He has experience in tax consulting and tax planning linked to corporate transactions. He also has an outstanding performance in tax litigation, both administrative, as judicial. Works with companies of various industry sectors, including oil and gas, real estate, international trade, energy and mining, as well as individuals, for whom he provides advice on all tax issues.


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