Firms To Watch: Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Recently founded firm Franco Leutewiler Henriques Advogados (FLH Advogados) has a deep bench of litigators experienced in commercial, corporate, infrastructure, agribusiness and energy disputes.
Boutique firm Siqueira, Bottrel, Almeida e Silva Advogados is skilled at handling judicial proceedings arising from bankruptcy and restructuring matters, but also showcases strength in construction and public law-related disputes.

Dispute Resolution: Litigation in Brazil

Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados

Exclusively dedicated to dispute resolution, Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados enjoys a strong reputation in the Brazilian market for its strategic litigation practice. Covering civil, corporate and administrative cases, the team has a wealth of experience in domestic and cross-border disputes across a variety of sectors, including construction, financial services and infrastructure. Marcelo Roberto Ferro, who is proficient in high-stakes litigation and arbitration, stands out for his experience in matters related to infrastructure and shareholders' disputes. He coordinates the department alongside José Roberto de Castro Neves, who has a strong track record in court proceedings involving civil and commercial law. Other individuals to note in the litigation team include Karina Goldberg and Gustavo Birenbaum, the latter of whom focuses on corporate disputes and administrative litigation.

Practice head(s):

Marcelo Roberto Ferro; José Roberto de Castro Neves

Key clients

Eneva

Construtora Norberto Odebrecht

Cosan

Btg Pactual

Brasil Plural

Heineken

Andrade Gutierrez

Ambev

Soares Penido

Volkswagen

Work highlights

  • Advised Volkswagen do Brasil in a class action filed by ABRADECONT (Association for the Defense of Consumers) before the 1st Commercial Court of Rio de Janeiro concerning the emission of C02 in its diesel vehicles.
  • Represents Banco BTG in a number of civil procedures, including arbitration, corporate litigation and credit recovery.
  • Represented Rio Bravo in a dispute against Santander in relation to the performance of 28 contracts of properties where the main branches of Santander are located in Brazil.

Mattos Filho

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has a notable track record for advising market-leading clients from a range of industries, most notably energy, technology, financial services and consumer goods, in a range of litigation mandates spanning the corporate, administrative, regulatory and pre-litigation spheres. Key areas of strength for the department include multimillion-dollar disputes involving public law issues and government entities, post-M&A conflicts, sensitive political matters and administrative misconduct claims. The department has recently witnessed significant growth in cases involving insurance, construction, environment and restructuring-related contentious matters. The dispute resolution team also plays a key role in the firm’s pro bono initiatives, having represented several clients in immigration, LGBTQ and Covid-19 related litigation. Maria Abreu de Moura Guido, who is proficient in securities litigation and arbitration, and Nicole Moreira de Barros Reis, a key contact for technology companies, were recently welcomed to partnership. Flavio Pereira Lima is a standout name; he handles disputes related to M&A, telecoms, banking and construction. Ricardo Junqueira, who focuses on corporate and infrastructure disputes, and Alex Hatanaka, who specialises in cases involving financial and capital market issues, are also key members of the team, as are civil litigator Fernando Dantas Motta Neustein and Maricí Giannico. Since publication, Diego Herrera de Moraes joined the Brasilia office from HD Advogados in July 2022.

Testimonials

‘Mattos has a very solid team of litigators, who have superb strategic thinking and long-term perspective on managing cases.’

‘Fernando Dantas is an exceptional litigator, who always provides practical, strategic and realistic advice on the management of cases.’

‘ Very good litigation team, with knowledgeable and very well prepared lawyers. Very hard working and committed, offering creative solutions to solve the client’s problems. Also a very good integration with other areas of the firm.’

‘It is recommended for the high technical quality of legal services provided by a multidisciplinary team, specialised in various legal disciplines, that works together to make the solution feasible for the Client.’

‘Partners Flávio Pereira Lima and Thiago Luis Santos Sombra are professionals who stand out for their technical competence, personal service and dedication to the Client’s cases.’

Key clients

Philip Morris Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Philip Morris Brasil

FCA Fiat Chrysler Automóveis Brasil

Garrett Motion Indústria Automotiva Brasil

Alphaville Jundiaí Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Atvos Agroindustrial

Companhia Energética de São Paulo – CESP

Heineken

Heineken Brazil

CAOA Group

Porta dos Fundos Produtora e Distribuidora Audiovisual

Supervia Concessionária de Transporte Ferroviário

BRF

Raízen Group

Votorantim Cimentos

Gol Linha Aéreas

Starboard Asset

Solystic

Brazilian Vegetable Oils Industry Association (ABIOVE)

Bunge

Intercement Brasil

Facebook Serviços Online do Brasil

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Work highlights

  • Represents Philip Morris in a healthcare cost recovery claim filed by the federal union seeking reimbursement for past and future healthcare expenses with the treatment of 27 diseases.
  • Represents Porta dos Fundos – a well-known Brazilian comedy producer – in a public civil action and several individual lawsuits concerning freedom of speech in the context of humour.
  • Acts for Supervia, a company that operates the public transportation service in the railway system in Rio de Janeiro, in several cases concerning unilateral requirements imposed by the state that alter the original concession standards.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

With ‘seasoned lawyers in a wide variety of practice areas‘, Pinheiro Neto Advogados has an extremely strong reputation in Brazil. The firm’s litigation practice is skilled at handling high-profile cases with national and international significance, especially matters arising from corporate, commercial and contractual disputes. Gilberto Giusti is seasoned in domestic and cross-border matters, showcasing comprehensive knowledge of cases involving civil, commercial, corporate, securities and construction disputes. Civil and commercial litigation are the main areas of activity for Luis Claudio Furtado Faria, who is regularly retained by clients operating in the energy, shipping and financial services sectors. Celso Cintra Mori, whose litigation experience spans more than five decades, and civil litigator Diogenes Mendes Gonçalves Neto are other key contacts within the department. Vicente Coelho Araujo, who is based in the Brasília office, stands out for his track record in appellate litigation before the Brazilian higher courts.

Testimonials

‘The team is excellent.’

‘The breadth of the practice is its core strength. Pinheiro Neto has seasoned lawyers in a wide variety of practice areas so no matter the problem, someone at the firm has relevant experience to help you solve it.’

The firm offers qualified professionals and, as they work in different segments, they manage to contemplate several aspects.’

Professionalism; Quality of service; Understanding the customer’s business.’

I would highlight Pedro Paulo Barradas Barata and Carla Cavalheiro for their reliability, clarity and quality of arguments.

Key clients

Funambol

KPMG Auditores Independentes

CCR Group

Brookfield Infrastructure Group

Mitsui Gás e Energia

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

TICKET SERVICOS

Arcos Dourados Comércio de Alimentos

Arteris

Casa Bahia Comercial

CTEEP – Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista

Microsoft Informática

M+W Group

Vantage Drilling International

Viabahia Concessionária de Rodovias

Alstom Brasil Energia e Transporte

Work highlights

  • Representing Canadian-based company Brookfield in two lawsuits involving the sale of NTS, a Petrobras subsidiary that engages in natural gas distribution in the southeast region of Brazil.
  • Assisted Microsoft in judicial and administrative proceedings in which the Brazilian National Council of Justice (CNJ) discussed the suspension of the agreement signed by the State Court of Justice of São Paulo (TJSP) and Microsoft on February 2019.
  • Provides legal defence to Mitsui Gás e Energia do Brasil (MGEB), a company of the Mitsui Group, in a public civil lawsuit filed by the Federation of Oil Workers (FUP) against Petrobras and MGEB.

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

Sergio Bermudes Advogados is a go-to destination for Brazilian and international clients engaged in high-stakes litigation. The firm is recognised for its extensive experience before administrative bodies, regulatory authorities and the superior courts, showcasing an impressive track record in Supreme Federal Court cases. The firm fields sub-groups focused on disputes pertaining to corporate and commercial agreements, public law, environmental issues as well as real estate, insurance and energy-related matters. Recently, the department has been particularly busy with cases arising out of the Covid-19 crisis, including Direct Actions of Unconstitutionality (ADI) against the Brazilian Quarantine Law and against state and municipal laws. The department relies on a stellar bench of leading litigators, including Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira and Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti, both of whom possess strong credentials in corporate and commercial litigation. They oversee the team alongside Sergio Bermudes, who is a key figure in the Brazilian dispute resolution market. Rafaela Fucci plays a key role in insurance-related matters, and judicial restructuring and disputes pertaining to the energy sector are among Ricardo Loretti Henrici's specialisms. Marcelo Fontes is a name to note for contractual disputes, while Caetano Berenguer excels in contentious matters involving infrastructure contracts.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Bermudes; Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira; Fabiano Robalinho

Testimonials

‘The service provided is of high quality, the strategy is designed to meet the clients’ needs and the result is always very satisfactory. What makes them different from other firms is the availability of the partners and the 360º view of the clients’ needs.’

‘I recommend Fabiano Robalinho as an individual who stands out for providing a service with technical quality and who understands the clients’ sector.’

‘Marcio Vieira Souto Costa stands out for his seniority, availability, creativity, involvement in matters and ability to handle sensitive and complex issues. Good experience in regional and superior courts.’

‘Caetano Berenguer is an exceptional lawyer, not only for his technical knowledge, but also for his quick reasoning and strategic thinking.’

‘Sérgio Bermudes is a lawyer with unique experience and several successes in the litigation area.’

‘Ricardo Loretti is exceptional in assisting clients with strategic and relevant cases.’

‘The technical knowledge of the team is unique. Without a doubt, the best in Brazil in its area of ​​expertise.’

‘Sergio Bermudes Advogados’ team is extremely committed to the work and client. The technical quality of the professionals is a definite standout. I am convinced that it is the best dispute resolution firm in Brazil, both in arbitration and litigation matters.’

Key clients

Vale

Via Varejo

Banco Bradesco

Bradesco Seguros

Bradespar

Bradesplan

Votorantim Cimentos

Citibank

Light

Telefonica Vivo

Federação Nacional de Saúde Suplementar (FenaSaúde)

Technip Engenharia

Concer – Companhia de Concessão Rodoviária Juiz de Fora-Rio

Work highlights

  • Defends Vale in significant matters, including concerning environmental disasters: the tailing dam collapses in Mariana in 2015 and Brumadinho in 2019.
  • Represents Braskem in a R$6.7bn lawsuit filed by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office.
  • Represents Enel in a dispute against the state of Goiás seeking reparatory measures due to multiple breaches of the privatisation contract of CELG-D.

Demarest Advogados

With a strong network of offices in Brazil, ‘renowned law firmDemarest Advogados has the ability to act for clients from several segments, including energy, pharmaceutical, infrastructure and steel production, in litigation, arbitration and mediation. Corporate disputes, cases involving capital markets, contractual liability and public law issues are key areas of activity for the practice, which is under the joint leadership of Celso XavierMarcelo Inglez de Souza and Rafael Gagliardi. Xavier excels in litigation involving securities, competition law and contractual agreements, while Souza combines a strong dispute resolution and intellectual property practice. Regulatory matters, most notably those involving the energy and infrastructure sectors, are among Gagliardi’s areas of expertise. Since publication, in February 2022, the firm announced the arrival of superior court litigation expert Angela Cignachi Baeta Neves in Brasília.

Practice head(s):

Celso Xavier; Marcelo Inglez de Souza; Rafael Gagliardi

Testimonials

‘Demarest is a renowned law firm in Brazil, formed by highly qualified professionals, especially in the area of litigation and disputes. Their deep knowledge of this field and legislation, and their results in court, makes the firm one of the best legal boards in Brazil.’

‘Celso Xavier is a distinguished professional.’

‘Lawyers are specialists in different topics and have deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector. They are always available.’

‘Excellent service. Provide practical solutions to clients pointing out risks. Rafael Gagliardi is recommended.’

Key clients

Gol Linhas Aéreas

BR Distribuidora

General Mill

Corteva

Facebook

Via Varejo

Volkswagen

Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica – CCEE

Vale

Google

Work highlights

  • Representing Google in litigation related to Google Ads.
  • Hired by Facebook to assist it in a case related to the IPv4 and IPv6 and the disclosure of users’ information on the internet.
  • Filed a lawsuit on behalf of BR Distribuidora, Raízen and BP to vacate a previous judicial award concerning the entrance of third parties in a pool for fuel distribution in the Guarulhos Airport.

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

The sizeable dispute resolution team at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice AdvogadosComparative Guides promotional icon is a solid performer in litigation at all levels in Brazil, including proceedings before the superior courts in Brasília. Recently, the team has been particularly active in cases involving clients from the mining, technology, start-up, pharmaceutical, banking and aviation sectors; bankruptcy and judicial reorganisations are also areas of strength for the department. Eliane Cristina Carvalho, whose fields of expertise include civil litigation, crisis management and preventive measures, heads up the practice with Gláucia Mara Coelho, who stands out for her impressive track record in high-stakes judicial and administrative proceedings. Corporate disputes are notable areas of practice for Ariana Anfe and Paulo Eduardo Leite Marino. Eduardo Perazza de Medeiros is another key contact, especially for contractual disputes, environmental class actions and administrative improbity claims.

Practice head(s):

Eliane Cristina Carvalho; Gláucia Mara Coelho

Testimonials

‘The firm has a unique position in the market regarding the implementation of collective programs for the resolution of conflicts.’

‘Glaucia Coelho is a professional who stands out for being extremely didactic, technical and extremely brilliant in their work.’

‘Broad and deep knowledge, speed and availability to find the best strategy.’

‘Paulo Eduardo Marino and Ariana Anfe stand out for their technical competence, professionalism and dedication to the client.’

‘Team with excellent knowledge in the field. The ability to respond immediately to urgent and critical demands is impressive. All are excellent professionals, but I would highlight Eliane Carvalho.’

Key clients

Rumo

Samarco Mineração

Braskem

Duratex

Sequoia Logística e Transporte

Gumi Brasil Participações

Oracle do Brasil Sistemas

Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais

Samsung Eletrônica da Amazônia

Vale

Banco Bradesco

Quimica Amparo

CEEE – Companhia Estadual de Energia Elétrica

GRU – Concessionária do Aeroporto Internacional de Guarulhos

Work highlights

  • Representing Samarco Mineração in a case related to an accident involving its dam Fundão, causing a massive spill of 32 million cubic metres of mud tailings beyond the property limits.
  • Assisted Kirton Bank in a judicial claim filed by the counterparty to discuss cashbacks on the transaction price of an M&A deal.
  • Acted for Braskem, which decided to close its activities in Maceió (Alagoas) due to a report that mentioned the occurrence of geological events that affected the region.

Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados

Dispute resolution boutique Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados stands out for its strong capabilities across all types of litigation. Examples include its significant expertise in shareholders' disputes, post-M&A conflicts and cases involving contractual issues. The firm acts for a diverse client roster, which includes heavyweights from the construction, infrastructure, private equity, oil and gas and financial services sectors. The highly regarded Sergio Mannheimer steers the Rio de Janeiro team on an array of litigation mandates. Tomaz Lyra is the main point of contact in São Paulo; he is adept in matters before state and superior courts. Civil and corporate litigation specialist Fernanda Aviz is another key practitioner, as is Marcela Levy.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Mannheimer; Tomaz Lyra

Testimonials

‘Professionalism, and a keen sense of humanity combined with technical knowledge.’

‘Sérgio Mannheimer has great academic credentials, and is knowledgeable of topics.’

‘The service provided by Mannheimer’s lawyers is excellent. The firm is a dispute resolution boutique, focused on litigation and arbitration. Lawyers are good strategists, always anticipating their opponents’ next steps. The advice is tailor-made. I recommend the work of two partners at the firm: Marcela Levy and Fernanda Aviz. They are young and very dedicated, with total mastery of the subject being discussed. Always available and quick to deliver, even when faced with highly complex issues, which distinguishes them from other lawyers.’

‘Tomaz Lyra (partner) is highly qualified and offers solutions for complex cases in line with the most up-to-date jurisprudence and specific to the subject under analysis.’

Key clients

Construtora Arena Pernambuco

Construtora Queiroz Galvão

Mapfre Seguros

Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados – NUCLEP

Enel Green Horizonte MP Solar

CTEEP – Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista

Fundação dos Economiários Federais – FUNCEF

ERB – Energias Renováveis do Brasil

State Grid Group

Ancar Ivanhoe

João Fortes Engenharia

White Martins

Iesa Óleo e Gás

G4S Vanguarda Segurança e Vigilância

Consórcio Ipojuca Interligações

BTG Pactual

TOTVS

BRZ Investimentos

Pirelli Group

Cubico Sustainable Investments

Caixa Participações – CAIXAPAR

Work highlights

  • Represents IMCOPA in a R$200m dispute arising from the default by the lessee of its industrial premises and losses resulting from acts of the company’s former chief officers.
  • Representing Hyatt in a foreclosure lawsuit to collect the loan granted for the construction of the Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro Residences.
  • Acted for Enel in a dispute regarding the rendering of public lighting services in the Angra dos Reis municipality.

TozziniFreire Advogados

High-value commercial disputes are at the core of the litigation practice at TozziniFreire Advogados, which represents clients from several industries, including infrastructure, banking and technology. The team, which is also noted for its knowledge of the automotive sector, excels in contractual and technology-related disputes. Fernando Eduardo Serec has considerable experience in contentious matters involving financial contracts and administrative law. He jointly leads the practice with Luíz Virgílio Pimenta Penteado Manente, who is highly regarded for consumer litigation. Mônica Mendonça Costa is a highly regarded practitioner for contentious matters arising from M&A and real estate transactions. Other noteworthy practitioners include Antonio Marzagão Barbuto Neto. Since publicationJulio Neves left the firm, in March 2022.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Eduardo Serec; Luíz Virgílio Pimenta Penteado Manente

Key clients

W.R. Grace & Co.

Colgate-Palmolive

Coteminas

Facebook/Instagram

Caterpillar

BMW do Brasil

Univar

International Industria de Motores da America do Sul

Ford Motor Company Brasil

Claro

Oracle do Brasil Sistemas

BR Ambiental Fundo de Investimento em Participações Multiestratégia

LafargeHolcim

Romani Industria e Comércio de Sal

FS Agrisolutions Industria de Biocombustíveis

Axalta Coating Systems

Mitsui Gás

Autonomy Investimentos

Work highlights

  • Representing Caterpillar in a judicial dispute against Usina Xavantes regarding an indemnification action against Caterpillar alleging that the generator sets sold by it were defective.
  • Representing Coteminas in a complex judicial dispute against three important farmers in the state of Goiás.
  • Represents Colgate in several strategic cases in Brazil, notably a civil action filed by the state legislature of Rio de Janeiro challenging the efficacy of an ingredient of its toothpaste.

Trench Rossi Watanabe

Trench Rossi Watanabe is recognised for its 'experience in highly complex disputes involving large national and international clients'. The dispute resolution team often acts alongside other departments, bringing together multidisciplinary expertise to address clients' needs in civil and commercial litigation before the superior courts. Marcio Polto coordinates the team from São Paulo; he is particularly noted for his experience in corporate disputes and cross-border matters. Corporate litigation is a key area of activity for co-head Andrea Brick, based in Rio de Janeiro; she is regularly instructed by telecoms, energy and mining-sector companies. Gledson Campos leads on bankruptcy and insolvency-related litigation, which is also an area of focus for Giuliana Schunck, who in addition handles contractual, family and commercial disputes. Tiago Zapater specialises in class actions and environmental litigation.

Practice head(s):

Marcio Polto; Andrea Brick

Testimonials

‘Highly qualified team which is available for urgent matters.’

‘Specialised knowledge and international recognition.’

‘Andrea Brick stands out in dispute resolution.’

‘Tiago Vaitecunas Zapater is recommended.’

‘TRW has one of the best litigation practices in the country. The team’s experience in highly complex disputes involving large national and international clients from different industries before the most diverse courts in the country is outstanding. The team’s technical capacity is equally impressive, with professionals who bring the latest academic developments to the reality of the forum in an objective and pragmatic way.’

‘Marcio Polto is one of the great names in the litigation field and leads TRW’s litigation team with competence and efficiency. Marcio has an excellent strategic vision and commercial approach and is always available to provide excellent customer service. His crisis management skills are equally outstanding.’

Key clients

LIEBHERR

Ingresso.com

Nestlé

Braskem

PepsiCo

Associação Brasileira de Descartáveis (ABRADE)

Instituto Socioambiental do Plá

Cinemark Brasil

Toyota Brasil

Shell

Petrobras

Shell

Petrogal

Cielo

Petros – Fundação Petrobrás de Seguridade Social

Astellas

Seagate

Votorantim

Wells Fargo

MAGSEIS

Nintendo

Tempore Engenharia

Ipiranga

Work highlights

  • Represents LIEBHERR in an indemnification lawsuit filed by Brazil Marítima before the São Luís-MA District Court regarding a fire that destroyed a port crane.
  • Acts on behalf of Ingresso.com, an online ticket seller company, in a lawsuit filed by Associação de Defesa dos Consumidores do Rio Grande do Sul – ADECON-RS, in relation to the charge of the “convenience fee” for the online sale of tickets.
  • Represents Wright Medical Technology in an indemnification lawsuit filed by Techmedical Importações e Comércio and JDR Comércio de Produtos Cirúrgicos seeking damages resulting from contractual defaults.

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão fields a team of professionals specialised in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, who are equipped to assist clients engaged in corporate and civil disputes. With significant experience in administrative and judicial proceedings, the firm represents clients before state and federal courts. The team is also adept at handling cross-border matters, working alongside leading international firms. Restructuring and dispute resolution specialist Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea jointly leads the team with Pedro Costa, whose areas of expertise include infrastructure and corporate disputes. André Abbud is regularly instructed by clients operating in the energy, infrastructure, healthcare and agribusiness sectors. Rafael Castilho focuses on civil and commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea; Pedro Costa

Testimonials

‘The technical ability of the professionals, as well as their macro vision of the market in which our company operates stands out. They are always up to date, available, and provide accurate and direct opinions.’

‘The attention and involvement of the entire team is second to none. The case is still ongoing and from the beginning we felt very comfortable with all the care provided by the team. Their technical ability and the development of strategies are unique. They have a broad view of negotiations and proceedings, anticipating risks and developing innovative strategies.’

‘Felipe Evaristo Galea is one of the best lawyers in this area. His availability also sets him apart from others.’

Key clients

Usiminas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais – USIMINAS

Owens Corning Fiberglas

Embraer

Lex Finance

Sul America Santa Cruz Participações

Galvão Engenharia

Multiner

Bosan Participações

Latam Airlines Brasil

Airbnb Serviços Digitais

Work highlights

  • Represents Galvão Engenharia in a series of disputes arising from Operação Lava Jato and the subsequent decision made by Petrobras to terminate the contracts in progress for the construction of a fertiliser plant located in Mato Grosso do Sul.
  • Acts for Owens Corning Fiberglas in a lawsuit filed by a Brazilian company specialised in metallic roofing systems.
  • Represents Usiminas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais, one of the largest steel companies in Brazil, in a lawsuit related to an agreement entered into by the client and the largest supplier of industrial gas in Brazil.

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Showcasing particular strength in contractual and M&A-related disputes, Cescon Barrieu offers representation to domestic and international clients, most notably investment funds, public companies and financial institutions, in complex litigation. Furthermore, the team's caseload is populated by a diverse range of contentious matters, including those involving construction, infrastructure, public procurement, environmental and consumer law issues. Focusing on corporate conflicts, Carlos David Albuquerque Braga jointly leads the department with four other key practitioners: Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo is seen with great regularity handling contractual and post-M&A disputes, while restructuring and insolvency mandates are Fábio Rosas' key specialism. Helena Abdo, who excels in procedural matters and mediation, is highly regarded by clients, and Mauricio Fabbri is a key contact for both Brazilian and foreign companies.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Braga; Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo; Fábio Rosas; Helena Abdo; Maurício Fabbri

Testimonials

‘Cohesive and responsive litigation team.’

‘Helena Abdo and her team have provided excellent services for our company in handling a critical regulatory / public law case. We have so far obtained the best possible result in the lawsuit, and her craft has been instrumental in reaching such great results.’

‘The firm is attentive and always very helpful. In addition, it stands out in the legal scene for providing an excellent service, with speed, care and cutting-edge advice. Gabriel Seijo and Helena Najjar Abdo are recommended.’

‘The entire team actively engages in our cases.  There are other professionals from the Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados law firm who also stand out, however, Helena Abdo is fantastic.’

Key clients

Smartfit Group

SMTC Participações

JEA Participações

Spring Televisão

Bionovis – Companhia Brasileira de Biotecnologia Farmacêutica

Boehringer Ingelheim do Brasil Química e Farmacêutica

Vale

Nexa Recursos Minerais

Unidas

Banco BTG Pactual

FII Campus Faria Lima

Alipay Singapore E-Commerce

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Boehringer Ingelheim do Brasil Química e Farmacêutica in a product liability lawsuit that sought compensation under an allegation concerning a drug for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
  • Acts for Bionovis in an ordinary procedure filed by Genentech concerning patent PI9809387-8.
  • Represents Spring Televisão in a public civil action filed by the Federal Public Prosecutor, claiming that the direct transfer of the television concession owned by Abril Radiofusão and granted to Spring without a bidding process was illegal.

Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados is well equipped to handle cases at both the administrative and judicial level. Clients from the insurance, education, construction, energy and technology sectors regularly turn to the team for representation in class actions, contractual disputes and restructuring-related issues, among other sorts of contentious matters before regulatory agencies and the superior courts. Guilherme Gomes Pereira heads the department, which also includes dispute resolution expert Rogério Carmona Bianco, whose areas of expertise cover class actions and construction disputes. Conflicts involving corporate issues, health insurance and the pharmaceutical sector are all fields of activity for Alexandre Domingues Serafim, who is also a name to note for patent litigation. Since publication: the firm endured a significant split in February 2022 with the departure of 24 lawyers to found HRSA; while the firm retains 47 attorneys, Pereira and Serafim are among those who have left.

Testimonials

‘The firm focuses on strategic litigation and handles sensitive cases. Work is performed with technical excellence and mastery, and lawyers offer effective solutions.’ 

Key clients

Porto Seguro

Banco Itaú-BBA

Camargo Correa

Unip – Universidade Paulista

Valgroup

EDB – Sistemas Elétricos

Expedia

Mercado Bitcoin

The Carlyle Group

CBRE

Grupo Equipav – Empate – Aegea

Grupo Sympla – Movile – Naspers

Arrow Eletronics

Editora Manole

NCS Suplementos

CIN Corporação Industrial do Norte

Amidas Inversiones

CIN Brasil Participações

Resource Capital Funds

Mangels Industrial and Tecnopar

Administradora

Sony Entertainment

Floresta Realizações Audiovisuais

Cristália Produtos Químicos e Farmacêuticos

Work highlights

  • Representing Empate Engenhria e Comércio in a claim regarding the payment of an alleged debt.
  • Acting for Editora Manole in a corporate dispute between the clients and its former majority shareholder.
  • Represents Mercado Bitcoin Serviços Digitais, the largest cryptocurrency and digital assets exchange platform in Latin America, in a case regarding fraud in cryptocurrency trading.

Lefosse Advogados

With an ‘excellent and strategic view of litigation‘, Lefosse Advogados has a wealth of experience helping domestic and foreign clients navigate the complexities of Brazilian law and courts. Class actions, commercial and corporate disputes are all strengths for the team led by Pedro Maciel, who routinely acts for clients from the construction, banking, telecoms and energy sectors. Domestic and cross-border proceedings including public and private corporations are some of Raphael Nehin Corrêa‘s notable areas of practice. Márcio Opromolla is well regarded for his experience in litigation and crisis management. Rafael Stefanini is another contact for corporate disputes. In a recent development, Diogo Ciuffo Carneiro joined the firm from Bichara Advogados. Since publication, the practice was further strengthened by the arrival of Julio Neves from TozziniFreire Advogados in March 2022.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Maciel

Testimonials

‘Excellent and strategic view of litigation, with well-defined work plans and in-depth study of the necessary issues. One of the best firms I have had the opportunity to work with in the area.’

‘Marcio Opromolla seeks to go deeper into the business issues and has a very strategic approach.’

Key clients

IRB Brasil Resseguros

Lactalis do Brasil – Comércio, Importação e Exportação de Laticínios

Elfa Medicamentos

Lenovo Tecnologia Brasil

Mantiq Investimentos

Norte Energia – NESA

Magazine Luiza

Procter & Gamble Industrial e Comercial

Merck Sharp & Dohme Saúde Animal

Energia Sustentável do Brasil – ESBR

Work highlights

  • Successully represented Lenovo in a strategic class action over the alleged installation of malware in certain laptops.
  • Represented Lactalis in a lawsuit filed against AGRICOOP – Cooperativa Central Agrofamiliar in relation to the termination of a purchase agreement of non-pasteursed milk.
  • Acted for Elfa Medicamentos in a class action lawsuit filed by the city of Aracaju, concerning the supply of medicine.

Veirano Advogados

Veirano Advogados brings together experience in litigation, mediation and arbitration, and is equipped to handle administrative proceedings and insurance claims. Recently, the department saw an increase in mandates pertaining to class actions, construction disputes and contentious issues arising from distribution agreements. Other areas of activity included assisting clients involved in lawsuits against public entities and matters coming out of the Covid-19 crisis. Practice head Felipe Bastos acts for Brazilian and foreign clients in commercial and corporate litigation. Rosangela Delgado has extensive experience in product liability, contractual and regulatory issues. Priscila Sansone is also noted for contractual and tort law. Since publication, the team has been further strengthened with the hire of Diego Capistrano -formerly a senior associate at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão- as a partner in the Rio de Janeiro office; in addition to his disputes practice, Capistrano is also active in bankruptcy and restructuring matters.

Practice head(s):

Felipe Bastos

Testimonials

‘The dispute resolution team at Veirano Advogados has extensive experience in complex cases and a great capacity to respond to urgent requests. Furthermore the partners are extremely available.’

‘Felipe Bastos is experienced, available and has great strategic thinking.’

‘I was very impressed by the team’s technical skills and the pragmatic way in which they handled matters.’

Key clients

Basf

Kawasaki do Brasil

Indústria e Comércio and Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Eletrobras Termonuclear – Eletronuclear

Global Payments Serviços de Pagamentos

Amil Assistência Médica Internacional

Repsol Sinopec Brasil

Johnson & Johnson

Enforce Group

Westrock Celulose, Papel e Embalagens

Alnutri Alimentos

Sovos Compliance Desenvolvimento de Sistemas

Três Tentos Agroindustrial

Olfar

Taxweb Software de Compliance Fiscal

Banco Plural

Align Technology do Brasil

Porto do Açu

Pan-Americana Indústrias Químicas

Sider Comercial Industrial

VAA Brasil Importação e Exportação

TIM

Associação Brasileira d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias

Warner Music Brasil

Shell do Brasil

BNY Mellon Serviços Financeiros Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários (BNY Mellon)

Aurora Energia Renováveis II

Hidrovias do Brasil – Vila do Conde

Harsco Metals

Marka Nikko Asset Management

Subsea 7 do Brasil Serviços  (Subsea 7)

Weatherford Indústria e Comércio

Wärtsilä Brasil

Wärtsilä Finland Oy

Wärtsilä Netherlands

Concessionária Aeroporto Rio de Janeiro

Olivetti

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended Raízen in a major claim for damages and loss of profits based on tort.
  • Represents Porto do Açu in 476 lawsuits which discuss indemnification due by the client due to expropriation proceedings.
  • Obtained on behalf of Westrock the suspension of municipal decrees based on the Covid-19 pandemic, which severely impacted the client’s business.

Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados

The litigation department at Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados attracts praise for its ‘technical capacity, availability and strategic vision‘. Its practitioners are regularly instructed by clients from a variety of industries in relation to infrastructure, commercial, corporate, restructuring and banking-related disputes. In the administrative litigation sphere, the team is sought after by public service concessionaires looking for legal support in the context of enforcement matters and bid protests. Civil litigator Mariana Tavares Antunes is extremely active in the team, which also includes Arnoldo Wald Filho, who focuses on litigation and arbitration, and contractual law specialist Marcus Vinícius Vita Ferreira. Bernardo Cavalcanti Freire and Eduardo Cezar Chad are widely recommended by clients. Other names to note include Arnoldo Wald, Alexandre de Mendonça Wald and Marina Gaensly Blattner. Since publication, Samantha Mendes Longo left the firm, in October 2021.

Practice head(s):

Arnoldo Wald; Alexandre de Mendonça Wald; Arnoldo Wald Filho; Mariana Tavares Antunes; Marcus Vinicius Vita Ferreira; Marina Gaensly Blattner; Bernardo Cavalcanti Freire; Eduardo Cezar Chad

Testimonials

‘Competent and dedicated professionals, close to the business and committed to results.’

‘Bernardo Freire stands out in administrative and civil litigation.’

‘Great technical knowledge; proximity to the client; always aim to solve the client’s problem. Eduardo Chad is recommended.’

‘This is a firm that combines important qualities with a highly competent team, 24/7 customer service with a high degree of assertiveness in their work. I would like to highlight Alexandre Wald, Mariana Antunes and Eduardo Chad.’

‘Technical capacity, availability, and strategic vision. Bernardo Freire is recommended.’

Key clients

Partido Humanista da Solidariedade – PHS

Grupo Farmabrasil

Confederação Nacional dos Pescadores e Aquicultores – CNPA

Companhia Docas do Estado de São Paulo – CODESP

Viação Aérea de São Paulo – VASP

Votorantim

BTG Pactual

GAFISA

Alliance Shopping Centres

DIVX

Ericsson

CESP- Companhia Energética de São Paulo

NOKIA Technlogies

Work highlights

  • Represented Partido Humanista da Solidariedade before the Supreme Federal Court as claimant in an ADI (Direct Unconstitutionality Action).
  • Acts for Grupo Farmabrasil before the Supreme Federal Court as amicus curiae in ADI n. 5529, which aims at declaring the unconstitutionality of the sole paragraph of Article 40 of Law No. 9,279 / 96.
  • Represented Confederação Nacional dos Pescadores e Aquicultores – CNPA as claimant of ADPF (a claim of non-compliance with a fundamental precept) n. 389.

Bichara Advogados

Acting for national and foreign clients, Bichara Advogados handles complex lawsuits and class actions in the telecoms, construction, real estate and energy sectors. Adriana Astuto is skilled in civil and contractual disputes, and regularly represents concessionaires in contentious matters. Fellow co-head Thiago Lins is a counsel of choice for telecoms, insurance and agribusiness clients in relation to litigation and arbitration mandates. Environmental litigation, administrative proceedings and public law-related disputes are also strengths; Pedro Acioli Werner has extensive experience in this regard. Former department leader Diogo Ciuffo is no longer at the firm, but the team was joined by André Gondinho, a specialist in civil, commercial and tax litigation, from Siqueira Castro – Advogados in June 2021.

Practice head(s):

Adriana Astuto; Thiago Lins; André Gondinho

Testimonials

‘The team is always up-to-date on issues, managing to anticipate scenarios and guide clients in preventing disputes.’

‘Diogo Carneiro stands out for his technical accuracy. Associate Pedro Salarini  is recommended for his quick responses, global vision of the client and for his ability to always find a solution.’

‘Availability and sense of urgency in serving clients, without forgetting the undisputed technical quality of the lawyers.’

‘Thiago Lins is one of the partners at the firm, he is a lawyer with a lot of experience and technical knowledge.’

‘Proactivity, availability, efficiency and speed.’

Key clients

Oi Group

Votorantim Energia

JBS Group

Braskem

Construtora Queiroz Galvão

Laureate International Universities

MRS

SINEPE/RJ

NRE Educational

CPFL

Work highlights

  • Acted for Oi in class actions that aimed to prohibit telecoms companies from suspending the service in the event of default by the user.
  • Represented SINIPERIO (School’s Union of Rio de Janeiro) in a case related to the suspension of classes by the mayor of Rio de Janeiro due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Acted for J&F Investimentos in a $4bn indemnification lawsuit filed by BNDES for losses allegedly caused by wrong evaluation of assets during the acquisition of Bertin.

KLA Advogados

KLA Advogados has extensive experience in assisting pharmaceutical, insurance, consumer products, automotive and media-sector clients in an array of judicial and administrative litigation. The team – whose main strengths include corporate and commercial disputes – often acts alongside international law firms in cross-border mandates. Department head Tiago Cortez is seasoned in antitrust and competition cases. Taisa Oliveira is highly regarded for her impressive track record in disputes concerning real estate and contractual matters, the latter of which is also an area of focus for Flávia Cristina Alterio Falavigna; both were promoted to partner in October 2021.

Practice head(s):

Tiago Cortez

Testimonials

‘Technical and procedural knowledge, accessibility and personality of the partners, excellent writing and reasoning.’

‘Flavia Alterio provides a personalised service focused on customer needs. She is helpful and available to debate theses, lines of defence and arguments.’

‘Up-to-date, technical and creative professionals who find the perfect solution to the problems presented by clients.’

‘Taisa Oliveira is an excellent professional, who is technical, eloquent, available, up-to-date and quick to understand the client’s needs.’ 

Key clients

Cia Brasileira de Distribuição

DXC Technology

Caterpillar

Lear do Brasil

SaeDong Brasil

General Mills Brasil

GE Healthcare do Brasil

Tegra Incorporadora

Iguá Saneamento

Procter & Gamble

Work highlights

  • Assisting an individual in a commercial dispute against several companies related to a loan of over R$27m.
  • Representing Ecogen in a civil claim filed by Condomínio Geral Norte Shopping regarding the early termination of a lease agreement.
  • Representing Tegra Group in four related claims regarding the demobilisation of Tegra Group’s operation in the Central-Western region.

Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados Associados

Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados Associados' recent caseload illustrates its strength in litigation; it has handled cases involving credit recovery, tax law, shareholder disputes, public concessions, infrastructure and energy-related issues. With in-depth knowledge of credit recovery, Ricardo Tosto is a key practitionerRodrigo Quadrante is highlighted for handling commercial law and banking cases, while Paulo Guilherme Lopes is particularly noted for his track record in arbitration. Other key individuals include 'great litigator' Patricia Rios and Daniel Albolea Junior.

Practice head(s):

Paulo Guilherme Lopes; Ricardo Tosto; Rodrigo Quadrante; Patricia Rios; Daniel Albolea Junior

Testimonials

‘Full-service firm focused mainly on the areas of civil and commercial litigation and arbitration. It acts with extreme professionalism, competence and dedication. We have been working for over twenty years together with excellent results.’

‘Ricardo Tosto is recommended for judicial matters; Paulo Guilherme Lopes stands out in arbitration; Patrícia Rios is a great litigator and Rodrigo Quadrante handles cases related to commercial and banking law.’

‘Leite e Tosto is recognised for its strong performance in dispute resolution. The firm’s busy civil and commercial litigation department is led by experienced partners Paulo Guilherme Lopes, Ricardo Tosto and Rodrigo Quadrante and is known for its deep knowledge of cases involving credit recovery, distribution contracts and product liability issues.’

Key clients

Alumni Engenharia

Grupo Alupar

Banco Fibra

Banco Industrial

Capitânia

EDP Brasil

JHSF

OAS

UTC Participações

Wow Nutrition

Work highlights

  • Represented Alupar in a R$22m lawsuit regarding a supply and service contract.
  • Acted for Group UTC in a billion-dollar matter related to Operation Lava Jato.
  • Assisted EDP in a contractual matter involving the acquisition of energy in the context of the pandemic.

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

The experience of Lobo de Rizzo Advogados' litigation team spans disputes arising from commercial contracts, corporate matters, restructuring and consumer law issues. Civil litigation and arbitration specialist Luis Fernando Guerrero acts for a diverse client roster that includes leading international and Brazilian players. He oversees the department with Gabriel José de Orleans e Bragança, who has brought a number of mandates pertaining to the banking sector since his arrival at the firm. Hugo Tubone Yamashita is a name to note at the associate level.

Practice head(s):

Luis Fernando Guerrero; Gabriel José de Orleans e Bragança

Testimonials

‘Lobo de Rizzo is a full-service firm that is prepared to provide legal advice in all areas of law. The firm has professionals with exceptional technical capacity in civil, tax and labour litigation and the service is provided with agility. The professionals go deep into the client’s business and propose alternatives that make deals viable, pointing out the risks.’

‘Luis Fernando Guerrero has excellent technical abilities in civil litigation and arbitration matters.’ 

‘The team stands out for its in-depth knowledge and legal experience in the market. Gabriel José de Orleans e Bragança is recommended.’

Key clients

Hydria Participações e Investimentos

Dia Brasil Sociedade

Banco Safra

Banco Rabobank International Brasil

Banco Bradesco

Banco ABC Brasil

China Construction Bank (Brasil) Banco

Múltiplo

Ernst & Young Auditores Independentes

Cargill Agrícola

Metlife

Bioagri Ambiental

Invista Crédito e Investimento

Jive Asset Gestão de Recursos

Sul Financeira – Crédito, Financiamentos e Investimentos

Headwaters

IS Entrega

Itaúsa – Itaú Investimentos

Corning Incorporated

Work highlights

  • Provided assistance to Dia Brasil in its strategic civil litigation cases involving contractual disputes with franchisees, including four class actions.
  • Acting for Hydria in damages claims filed by Energisa Mato Grosso – Distribuidora de Energia seeking compensation for fines levied by the state of Mato Grosso upon wrongful use of tax credits.
  • Assisting Autostar in civil litigation cases involving lease agreements and the consequences brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Souto Correa Advogados

'Composed of highly qualified and experienced professionals in judicial, administrative and arbitration disputes', the team at Souto Correa Advogados is well versed in litigation involving consumer law, environmental issues, construction, energy, contractual and corporate disputes. The team - which is predominantly based in Porto Alegre - is under the leadership of Guilherme Rizzo Amaral, Julia Klarmann and Otávio Domit. Roberta Feiten Silva leads on product liability cases and consumer lawsuits, and Ricardo Quass Duarte is noted for his work in complex civil litigation.

Practice head(s):

Guilherme Rizzo Amaral; Otávio Domit; Julia Klarmann

Testimonials

‘This practice has lawyers with special experience in product liability matters. They are able to work as part of a worldwide team considering foreign law systems and company tactics as well.’

‘Ricardo Quass Duarte is very committed and always has a clear tactic in mind.’

‘The team is extremely competent, composed of highly qualified and experienced professionals in judicial, administrative and arbitration disputes.’

‘Among the many excellent lawyers in the firm, I highlight the work of Guilherme Amaral.’

‘Partners provide personalised services. Professionals involved in cases always have in-depth knowledge of the facts and stand out for their technical and legal knowledge.’

‘Ricardo Quazz Duarte works in civil litigation and is extremely competent and committed. He always seek to deeply understand clients’ problems and deliver winning solutions and strategies.’

‘They are dedicated to cases, seeking successful alternatives to disputes.’

Key clients

Airbnb Serviços Digitais

Braskem

CHS Agronegócio

CPFL Group

Companhia de Navegação Norsul

Continental Brasil Indústria Automotiva

Duque Comercio e Participações

Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletricidade de São Paulo

GDC Partners Serviços Fiduciários Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários

GE Energias Renováveis

GL Events Exhibitions

Lenovo Tecnologia Brasil

Mar Azul Logística, Armazenamento, Terminais e Transportes

Microsoft do Brasil Importações e Comércio de Software e Vídeo Games

Samsung Eletrônica da Amazônia

Votorantim Asset Management Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários

Work highlights

  • Represents Petrobras in a lawsuit to set aside a partial award rendered in arbitral proceedings.
  • Represented Microsoft in a class action regarding Brazilian data protection regulations.
  • Represents Airbnb in public civil actions that claimed that the platform would have violated decrees that banned hosting services as a way of preventing the Covid-19 pandemic.

Stocche Forbes Advogados

The dispute resolution department at Stocche Forbes Advogados represents clients in lawsuits involving breach of contract, civil liability, commercial issues and corporate disputes. Rafael Passaro has 'a distinguished professional profile' in the field of civil litigation and administrative proceedings. He oversees the practice with Fernanda Cardoso, Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli and Guilherme Gaspari Coelho, who is a key contact for commercial and corporate disputes. Lilian Patrus Marques is a name to note for preventive work, litigation and arbitration matters.

Practice head(s):

Rafael Passaro; Luis Guilherme Bondioli; Guilherme Gaspari Coelho; Fernanda Cardoso

Testimonials

‘The vast experience and high qualifications of the partners and lawyers are characteristics that make Stocche Forbes stand out. The ease of interaction between clients and the team is also a differential that makes it one of the best firms in Brazil.’

‘Their biggest quality is the lawyers’ availability and technical knowledge.’

‘Lilian Patrus has impeccable technique, is organised and available.’

‘Rafael Passaro is available and understands the client’s business.’

‘Rafael Passaro is my main point of contact for litigation matters. He has vast experience and qualifications in topics in this area. He is a reference in the market and has a distinguished professional profile.’

Key clients

Corteva

Tegra

Autonomy

Siemens

Hypera

OEP Brasil Electronics

Tishman Speyer

CVS/Onofre

Elfa

Litel

Work highlights

  • Retained as counsel for Dudalina in a dispute between shareholders of two companies it has incorporated.
  • Acting for Brookfield Incorporações in a dispute over an agreement executed between TG São Paulo Empreendimentos Imobiliários and an investor regarding some commercial units.
  • Defending Tegra Incorporadora and MB Engenharia SPE40 in a dispute regarding the construction of a shopping centre in Distrito Federal.

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados

Offering broad services that span public law-related claims and litigation involving financing contracts, corporate restructuring, transactions and energy issues, Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados is well versed in 'resolving complex disputes'. Acting for construction and oil and gas companies in class actions related to environmental matters is an area of particular strength for the practice, which often works with the firm's Brasília office in cases before the superior courts. Antonio Celso Pugliese stands out for his work in judicial disputes in the construction and financial sectors. Carolina Mansur is well regarded for insolvency and bankruptcy-related litigation, while commercial and technology disputes are among Nahima Müller's key areas of specialism.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Celso Pugliese; Carolina Mansur; Nahima Müller

Testimonials

‘The litigation team is really excellent. Their business knowledge is impressive.’

‘Carolina Mansur is available and committed to clients.’

‘The practice provides a service of excellent technical and professional quality. It is capable of resolving complex disputes. I recommend Celso Pugliese as an individual.’

‘I would like to highlight Nahima Muller. She stood out for her differentiated performance.’

‘Celso Pugliese is a reference in strategic civil cases. He is a senior partner of the group, but he remains a reference in complex cases, where it is necessary to see more than the rules of civil procedure. He also stands out for his enormous knowledge of the oil and gas sector.’

BFBM – Barroso Fontelles, Barcellos, Mendonça & Associados

Dispute resolution boutique BFBM – Barroso Fontelles, Barcellos, Mendonça & Associados is routinely engaged by clients, most notably in the telecoms, internet and banking sectors, in relation to proceedings before the superior courts of Brazil. The team - which has been particularly busy with several disputes arising from the Covid-19 pandemic- is well equipped to handle both judicial and administrative proceedings. Rafael Barroso Fontelles is a go-to counsel for major Brazilian banks, while Felipe Monnerat Solon de Pontes is sought after by telecoms companies. Eduardo Mendonça is best known for his experience in cases concerning regulatory matters and freedom of speech. Civil and banking law specialist Konstantinos Andropoulus is also active in dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Rafael Barroso Fontelles; Eduardo Mendonça; Felipe Monnerat Solon de Pontes

Testimonials

‘Technical quality of service; ability to suggest important strategies for the business, excellent reasoning and performance. Eduardo Mendonça is recommended.’

‘The firm stands out for acting in litigation with a strategic vision that goes beyond the cases. As they know the market, the internet and technology sector very well, we know that BFBM’s performance is guided by a strategic positioning, in which it seeks not only a positive result in the specific case, but a result that can have an impact in the market and positively influence the portfolio of ongoing legal cases.’

‘Eduardo Mendonça is the main litigation partner at the Brasília office. He knows the ins and outs of acting in higher courts like few others and stands out for his work in the area of ​​technology and internet. He is available and has been a strategic partner for sensitive issues in courts across the country.’

‘The level of delivery and the search for the desired result combined with an excellent legal technique make the BFBM firm stand out in the national legal market.’

‘My main contact is Felipe Monnerat Solon de Pontes Rodrigues, and what distinguishes him from so many other partners and lawyers is his persistence, availability and legal excellence.’

‘The entire legal team is extremely competent, technical and easily adapts to clients’ needs and requests. Felipe Monnerat is recommended.’

‘The engagement, technical knowledge and involvement of partner Felipe Monnerat Solon de Pontes Rodrigues are impressive and worthy of recognition. He has in-depth knowledge of Brazilian and international jurisprudence, which guarantees lasting solutions to the issues raised.’

Key clients

Oi

CEPTIS Brasil

TIM Brasil

Organizações GLOBO

Verisure Brasil

McKinsey Consulting

BR Distribuidora

C6 Bank

Ripio

Atento

Sinditelebrasil (Sindicato Nacional das Empresas de Telefonia e de Serviço Móvel Celular e Pessoal)

Abraplex (Associação Brasileira das Empresas Exibidoras Cinematográficas Operadoras de Multiplex)

Petrobras

FGC (Fundo Garantidor de Crédito)

Banco Votorantim

Energisa

Sicpa

Louis Dreyfus Company Brasil

H Stern

Work highlights

  • Represents Banco Bradesco in a compensation claim filed by a ticket seller for major events.
  • Acted for Telefônica Brasil in the filing of a lawsuit against Smartgeo, which was hired by Telefônica to develop and maintain an online service offered to its customers.
  • Acted for Itaú Unibanco in a lawsuit where the counterparty compelled the client to render credit accounts linked to its current account, as a result of the credit transactions contracted beforehand.

Castro Barros Advogados

The ‘extremely competent and innovative’ litigation team at Castro Barros Advogados handles an array of mandates, but particularly excels in high-stakes credit recovery lawsuits and corporate and commercial disputes. José Augusto Leal is proficient in contentious matters arising from financing transactions. Alexandre Espínola Catramby also regularly acts for financial market players; other areas of expertise include commercial and public law disputes. Recently promoted partner Rodrigo Gonçalves Lima de Mattos specialises in credit recovery, while Olympio Carvalho is the name to note for shipping and transport cases. Marco Deluiggi is the contact in São Paulo for insurance claims.

Practice head(s):

José Augusto Leal

Testimonials

‘Successful representation in the enforcement of an arbitral award against a state-owned entity. Pragmatic, easy to deal with.’

‘Olympio Carvalho is highly experienced, focused, and goal-oriented.’

‘The litigation team is extremely competent, innovative and capable of devising interesting strategies for clients, always focused on achieving quick results.’

‘Alexandre Catramby is the partner in charge of the litigation area, with experience in civil law and civil procedure that place him in a privileged position in relation to his competitors.’

‘Rodrigo Mattos is a senior staff attorney with robust legal knowledge and impeccable writing. Jose Augusto Leal has experience in complex litigation and is highly  knowledgeable of business law.’

‘The firm has a team of professionals who are prepared and dedicated to the client. I highly recommend the work of Olympio Carvalho, whose expertise and procedural skills contribute favourably to our performance.’

‘The team has vast technical knowledge and extremely qualified lawyers. Alexandre Catramby stands out in the team; he always comes up with optimal solutions to address our problems.’

Key clients

J.P. Morgan

Hewlett-Packard Enterprises Financial Services

Banco BTG Pactual

Renault do Brasil

Pentágono Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários

União de Lojas Leader

Brasbunker Participações

Editora Abril

Banco Modal

LafargeHolcim

Work highlights

  • Representing Haitong and HPFS in lawsuits against IESA and other companies of the Inepar Group.
  • Representing investors in a dispute related to Odebrecht’s judicial restructuring.
  • Acting for Renault in a dispute against a car dealer involving R$80m.

L.O. Baptista Advogados

L.O. Baptista Advogados provides comprehensive services in dispute resolution, demonstrating the ability to handle corporate, construction, environmental, product liability, IP and credit recovery lawsuits. André Carmelingo Alves acts for clients from a multitude of sectors in corporate and commercial disputes before the main courts of the country. He manages the practice alongside André Mendes Espirito Santo, who is regularly instructed by clients in the retail, automotive and technology sectors. Other noteworthy individuals include André de Martini Menossi and Ulisses Simões da Silva, both of whom were welcomed to the partnership in February 2021. The dispute resolution department was also strengthened by the arrival of a team of lawyers from RPSN Advogados, including Silvia Rodrigues Pachikoski.

Practice head(s):

André Camerlingo Alves; André Mendes Espirito Santo

Testimonials

‘The team is committed and delivers excellent results. André Mendes is a great lawyer.’

‘In addition to the high level of technical knowledge, the practice provides very personalised services.’

Key clients

LAB Empreend. Imobiliários

PP&C Auditores

SR Logística E Transportes

Nail Aliance Cosméticos

Agropecuaria Jayoro

Lew’ Lara Publicidade Propaganda

Micromar Indústria e Comércio

Plastcenter Indústria e Comércio

Laces and Hair Instituto De Beleza

NetiSoluções Tecnológicas

Pavsolo Construtora e Mineradora

TR Negócios E Participações

IBT Indústria

Tub Express Exportação

Sollievo Medicina

E-It Technologies Consultoria De Informática

Bcem Comércio de Produtos Alimentícios

Mardam Indústria e Comércio de Produtos de Higiene

Construtora Marinho

Delti Solução em Eletricidade

Work highlights

  • Represents Plastcenter Indústria e Comércio in a dispute involving alleged fraud in the transmission of the company’s quota shares.
  • Acts for Delti Solução em Eletricidade in a case regarding the termination of a construction contract for two electric power stations in the state of São Paulo.
  • Assisted the Shareholders of R1 Participações e Gestão de Negócios in a claim seeking reparation of damages filed by the counterparty alleging a breach of an insurance contract.

LUC Advogados

Dispute resolution is the core area of focus at LUC Advogados, which is skilled in litigation involving public and private law before the state and federal courts. Luciano de Souza Godoy, whose background includes a ten-year tenure as a federal judge, heads up the practice with Ricardo Zamariola Júnior, who is highly regarded by clients for his experience in litigation involving corporate, contractual and family law disputes. Leonardo Dib Freire - who was promoted to partner in September 2021 - is another star in the dispute resolution team; he specialises in both judicial and administrative litigation.

Practice head(s):

Luciano de Souza Godoy; Ricardo Zamariola Junior

Testimonials

‘LUC Advogados has a team of excellent lawyers suitable for complex cases. Luciano Godoy is always a reference in the dispute resolution realm. Ricardo Zamariola also always shows great disposition and good ideas.’

‘Leonardo Dib Freire is always very well informed. Competent, helpful, always available to assist us.’

‘Attentive to the client and always available. Leonardo Dib, Luciano Godoy and Ricardo Zamariola are recommended.’ 

‘LUC lawyers have an extraordinary technical capacity. They deal with complex cases very easily and can quickly understand the scenario.’

Key clients

Radar Propriedades Agrícolas

Construtora Norberto Odebrecht

Grupo Leste Investimentos

Colgate-Palmolive Comercial

Souza Cruz

Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo

Sindicato Nacional das Empresas Distribuidoras de Combustíveis e de Lubrificantes – SINDICOM

Buser Brasil Tecnologia

Cosan

Raízen Combustíveis

Caixa Econômica Federal – CEF

ANBIMA – Associação Brasileira das Entidades dos Mercados

Banco Santander

Usinas Itamarati

Unilever Brasil

Arcor do Brasil

Work highlights

  • Defending Colgate-Palmolive Comercial before the Federal Court of Appeals of São Paulo in relation to  a debt collection lawsuit arising out of the operation built by the client to raise funds for the acquisition of Kolynos.
  • Retained by Buser – a digital service provider in the bus charter business – to represent it before the Supreme Federal Court in a direct action for unconstitutionality that challenges newly passed federal legislation.
  • Acting for SINDICOM – Sindicato Nacional das Empresas Distribuidoras de Combustíveis e de Lubrificantes in a lawsuit challenging regulatory legislation that prohibits producers from selling ethanol directly to retail petrol stations without intermediation of fuel distribution companies.

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Siqueira Castro – Advogados has strength across the board in relation to litigation involving civil liability, contractual breaches, commercial agreements, corporate issues, tax law and environmental matters. Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro, whose experience covers litigation and mediation, leads the department. The firm – which also fields a team in Brasília experienced in acting before the highest courts – attracts instructions from a multitude of sectors, including construction, banking, manufacturing, technology and insurance, among others. André Frossard Albuquerque and Daniela Soares Domingues are other core members of the litigation and arbitration team.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro

Key clients

Slavel Distribuidora de Automóveis

Nacional Gás Butano Distribuidora

Heber Participações

Construções e Comércio Camargo Correa

Kellogg Brasil

AMBEV – Companhia de Bebidas das Américas

Construtora CVP

CNEN Projetos de Engenharia

Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers

Icatu Holding

Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide

Fraport Brasil

Aeroporto de Porto Alegre

FETRANSPOR – Federação das Empresas de Transporte de Passageiro do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Pronto Express Logística

White Martins Indústria de Gases

Casa & Vídeo Rio de Janeiro

CEG – Companhia Distribuidora de Gás do Rio de Janeiro

Atento Brasil

OGMO/Santos – Orgão Gestor de Mão de Obra do Trabalho Portuário do Porto Organizado de Santos

Associação Brasileira de Televisão por Assinatura – ABTA

Peixe Urbano Web Serviços Digitais

Work highlights

  • Represents Construções e Comércio Camargo Corrêa in a collection lawsuit filed against the company of public works in the state of Rio de Janeiro – EMOP.
  • Defended the interests of Casa & Video in lawsuits aimed at securing the operation of several of its stores during the existence of state and municipal decrees which ordered the closure of several economic activities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Represents Slavel, a Hyundai dealership present in several cities in the state of Paraná, in a lawsuit for concerning anti-competitive measures.

Tauil & Chequer Advogados

Drawing on its international law firm partnership, Tauil & Chequer Advogados is well placed to handle cross-border litigation. Highlighted for its 'great legal knowledge and experience in the litigation and advisory field', the team assist clients in both administrative and judicial proceedings, and is particularly skilled in commercial disputes involving construction projects, oil and gas, and energy-related matters. Gustavo Fernandes sits at the helm of the practice, where Mauro Pedroso Gonçalves is also a key figure.

Practice head(s):

Gustavo Fernandes; Mauro Pedroso Gonçalves

Testimonials

‘Law firm with great legal knowledge and experience in the litigation and advisory field.’

‘Readiness and assertiveness.’

‘Analyzes new strategies in order to understand the situations and propose adequate solutions for the client. Searches for references for the construction of arguments and for the structuring of ideas. Gustavo Fernandes stands out.’

‘Gustavo Fernandes and João Cople are great experts of law and characteristics related to the IT services market.’

Key clients

Indra Brasil Soluções e Serviços Tecnológicos

BNY Mellon Serviços Financeiros DTVM

Petronas Petróleo Brasil

Vantage Drilling International

Eneva

Paragon Offshore

Sinopec Petroleum do Brasil

Banco Mizuho do Brasil

Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário – VBI Logístico

Confederação Nacional da Indústria (CNI)

Work highlights

  • Acts as counsel to Eneva in the writ of mandamus filed before the Court of Itapiranga, Amazonas, concerning the rules issued by health authorities in relation to Covid-19.
  • Representing The Bank of New York Mellon in a lawsuit filed by the state of Maranhão to renegotiate the terms of a credit and guaranty agreement executed by the parties.
  • Engaged by VBI, a real estate investment fund of BTG Pactual, to represent it in a lawsuit filed by TAIFF – Proart Distribuidora de Produtos de Beleza, a company in the beauty and cosmetics sector in Brazil.

Warde Advogados

At Warde Advogados, the litigation practice places a particular emphasis on corporate and commercial disputes, anti-corruption and regulatory matters. The firm - which has recently secured instructions from new clients in the financial services, retail and media sectors - is highlighted as 'smart, strategic and very well connected'Department leader Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior is best known for his performance in corporate disputes on behalf of infrastructure, energy, food and beverage and media companies. Recent joiner Alfredo Sérgio Lazzareschi Neto excels in commercial disputes, and Jose Luiz Bayeux Neto is recommended for bankruptcy cases. Other noteworthy practitioners include Felipe Emmanuel de Figueiredo and Rodrigo Jesuino Bittencourt, the latter of whom is proficient in post-M&A disputes.

Practice head(s):

Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior

Testimonials

‘Excellent team. Smart, strategic and very well connected. Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior and Felipe Emmanuel de Figueiredo are fantastic.’ 

‘In addition to having deep knowledge of matters related to the law, the practices’s decisions are invariably made based on effective strategies. ‘

‘Walfrido Warde needs no introduction. One of the smartest people I have ever met. José Luiz Bayeux Neto has the gift of turning any dense subject into wonderful stories.’

‘The team is recognised for its combativeness, independence and ability to act in different jurisdictions.’

‘Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior, founding partner of Warde Advogados, has outstanding expertise in corporate disputes and capital markets. Rodrigo Jesuino Bittencourt has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, corporate law and capital markets issues.’

‘Significant experience in litigation. Legal knowledge combined with a practical vision of the business world.’

‘José Luiz Bayeux Neto and Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior are efficient and objective, and have profound knowledge of business and corporate law.’

‘Strategic thinking. José Luiz Bayeux Neto possesses great legal knowledge and understands clients’ needs. Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior provides practical and accurate solutions, and focuses on getting the best results on behalf of the client.’ 

Key clients

JBS

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional – CSN

Cyrela Brazil Realty

M. Dias Branco

Vigor Alimentos

Saraiva Livreiros Editores

Banco Safra

GranBio Investimentos

Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group

Banco Fibra

Sequoia Participações

Grupo Splice

Jaú Construtora

Chilli Beans

Noroestecom Telecomunicações

VKN Motors do Brasil

Renova Energia

IRB Brasil Resseguros

Clube de Investimento

Bonsucex Holding

Esh Capital

Itaipu Binacional

Editora Vetores

EMSA – Empresa Sul Americana de Montagens (Grupo EMSA)

Work highlights

  • Represents JBS in several class actions filed by Brazilian individuals who are seeking reimbursement for purported losses JBS caused to the public treasury.
  • Represented Sequoia Participações in a shareholder dispute filed against Aroeira Participações.
  • Continues to represent CSN (a shareholder of Usiminas) in proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil (CVM) and the Supreme Court of Justice seeking to compel Ternium-Techint to proceed with a takeover bid of common stock issued by Usiminas.

ASBZ Advogados

ASBZ Advogados is best known for its relevant role in nationwide lawsuits, particularly matters before the state courts of São Paulo. Praised for the 'deep involvement' of its partners, the civil litigation team is sought after by clients active in a variety of industries, including financial services, retail, technology, construction and energy, among others. Managing partner Alfredo Zucca Neto handles civil and commercial litigation matters on behalf of retail and food and beverage companies. Aitan Canuto Cosenza Portela, João Biazzo Filho and the recently promoted Nicole Bork Alvo are also noted. Christian Vieira specialises in disputes pertaining to the construction, automotive and retail sectors.

Practice head(s):

Alfredo Zucca Neto; Aitan Canuto Consenza Portela; Christian Garcia Vieira; João Biazzo Filho; Nicole Bork Alvo

Testimonials

‘Partners are deeply involved in matters, have excellent technical knowledge and a great business vision.’

 ‘Aitan Portela is great.’

‘Knowledge, expertise and quick response time.’

‘Alfredo Zucca Neto stands out for his competence, dedication and differentiated customer service.’

Key clients

Cielo

Banco Santander (Brasil)

CTEEP – Cia. De Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista

Grupo BIG

Tecnisa

Rádio e Televisão Bandeirantes (Band)

Elo Participações

Companhia Brasileira de Soluções e Seviços

Livelo

Banco Bradesco

Biosev Bioenergia

Mexichem Brasil Indústria de Transformação Plástica

Bom Negócio Atividades de Internet

Prime Sistemas de Atendimento ao Consumidor

Tishman Speyer

Federação Paulista de Futebol

Stone Pagamentos

Banco AndBank (Brasil)

Confederação Brasileira de Futebol

Case New Holland

Work highlights

  • Acts for CTEEP in a public civil action involving public companies’ employee pensions.
  • Defends the interests of the Paulista Football Federation in a public interest civil action seeking the payment of pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages concerning the 2005 São Paulo and Brazilian football championships.
  • Assists Grupo Big (Walmart) in a collection lawsuit brought by VBR seeking damages of R$27.5m.

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados regularly acts before federal and state courts, administrative authorities and regulatory agencies. Primary fields of expertise include litigation involving consumer law, credit recovery, corporate disputes, civil liability, as well as insurance and environmental claims. Ricardo Azevedo Sette specialises in civil and commercial matters. Consumer lawsuits and construction disputes are key specialisms for Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro, while Paulo Ciari de Almeida Filho is a name to note for labour and IP litigation. Leonardo Platais Brasil Teixeira is a key point of contact for technology clients. Other names to note include João Capanema, Felipe Moraes, Leonardo Farinha Goulart and Rodrigo Badaró de Castro.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Azevedo Sette; Paulo Ciari de Almeida Filho; João Capanema Barbosa Filho; Felipe Moraes; Leonardo Farinha Goulart; Leonardo Platais Brasil Teixeira; Marcos Augusto Leonardo Ribeiro; Rodrigo Badaró de Castro

Testimonials

‘The civil litigation team works in partnership with clients as an extension of the legal department. It acts in a proactive way. Paulo Ciari is responsible for the civil litigation area and acts as a bridge to other professionals in the team.’

‘The office has very well-defined teams from each area, and this creates an excellent synergy at times when discussions about the client’s strategies as a whole are necessary. Ricardo Azevedo Sette and Leonardo Platais are excellent.’

Key clients

Turkish Airlines

Claro

CAEDU Comércio

Mercedes-Benz

SASCAR Tecnologia e Segurança

Auto Viação Guaianazes

HABIB’s Group

Zambon Pharms

Toyota do Brasil

Lifecenter Sistema De Saúde

Vedacit

PSA Groupe

Banco Semear

Anglo American

Concessionária do Aeroporto de Confins

Supermercados Irmão Lopes

Grupo Aterpa

Embaré Industrias Alimenticias

Minas Arena – Gestão De Instalações Esportivas

Grupo Multipar

TIM Celular

YDUQS Participações

GreenTours

CNH Industrial

Work highlights

  • Represents Caedu in several lawsuits involving consumer law, product liability and administrative matters.
  • Provides specialist legal advice and represents Banco Semear in strategic and consumer lawsuits in relation to civil and contractual matters.
  • Represents Concessionária do Aeroporto de Confins – BH Airport in strategic litigation in consumer, civil and environmental matters.

Campos Mello Advogados

Covering the full array of litigation services, Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper is equipped to represent clients at all court levels, including the superior courts in Brasília. Due to its cooperation with DLA Piper, the firm often provides pre-litigation advice and legal opinions to a host of international clients. Felipe Hermanny, whose experience includes commercial litigation and arbitration, leads the São Paulo team. Vinicius Pereira is an ‘essential asset in any legal process’ according to clients; he is based in Rio de Janeiro and specialises in contractual disputes in the financing, real estate and energy sectors. Credit recovery and contentious insolvencies are key areas of focus for Leandro Rinaldi in Rio. Since publication, the practice was further bolstered by the arrival of João Marçal Martins from Tauil & Chequer Advogados, in October 2021.

Practice head(s):

Felipe Hermanny; Leandro Rinaldi

Testimonials

‘The team’s main ability is to continuously monitor the company’s activities and anticipate any legal problems that may arise. Vinícius Pereira is a partner with extensive knowledge of different areas of law, which makes him an essential asset in any legal process.’

‘High quality service and a lot of availability and attention. In particular, partner Vinicius Pereira stands out for his ability to find solutions in complex litigation and for the didactic way in which he presents his arguments, in addition to his great presence in court. He also stands out for the elaboration of innovative and complex theses.’

‘Excellent office. Vinicius is very considerate and has comprehensive knowledge. I strongly recommend him.’

‘I would highlight, as a differentiating quality, the international partnership between Campos Mello Advogados and DLA Piper. Vinicius Pereira has always been very attentive and willing to collaborate with projects. He is a trained professional with solid experience.’

‘The CMA litigation team is excellent. Vinicius Pereira stands out for his knowledge, experience and availability. Associate Beni Flint proved to be a great professional.’

‘Extremely diligent, as well as assertive in the strategies. Always available. Leandro Rinaldi is recommended.’

Key clients

Sony Interactive

TechnipFMC

Statkraft

Leste Litigation Finance

GR Serviços de Alimentação

Ager Incorporações

Vinci Partners

Hyatt Grand Hotel

Grupo Máquina de vendas

Massa Falida do Banco BVA

SITA, INC

CHC Helicopter

Davita

Baker and Hughes

Bunker One

CHAVAL Navegação

Grupo Dirija

Austral Seguradora

Grupo Carlton

JW Marriot

BTG Pactual

Casa & Video

Brookfield

Banco BTG Pactual

Grupo Itavema

Gemini Energy

UFC, inc

Grupo Starboard

Concremat

Hard Rock International

Work highlights

  • Represents Máquina de Vendas Brasil in a lawsuit requesting the annulment of a CAM-CCBC arbitral award.
  • Acting for Statkraft Energias Renováveis in a public civil action filed by the National Association of Independent Participants and Assistants of FUNCEF (ANIPA) against several defendants concerning damages for losses caused by mismanagement of resources.
  • Representing LMTE- Linhas Macapá Transmissora de Energia in a lawsuit filed by senator Randolphe Rodrigues requesting several covenants and moral damages on behalf of the people of the state of Amapá related to 20 days of partial blackout in the state.

CMT – Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados

The dispute resolution lawyers at CMT – Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados 'act as true partners of the business' and offer assistance to a diverse client base engaged in contentious matters involving engineering contracts, distribution and commercial agreements, and corporate issues. Paula Abi-Chahine Yunes Perim is the main name to note in São Paulo; she has a wealth of experience in cross-border matters and disputes arising from M&A, infrastructure and construction projects. Fabiane Verçosa is based in Rio de Janeiro and leads on arbitration work. Tiago Faganello is another key contact for dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Fabiane Verçosa; Paula Abi-Chahine Yunes Perim; Tiago Faganello

Testimonials

‘I consider the service to be very good and quick. Technical quality is also a plus. The partner Fabiane Verçosa is the person who works with me.’

‘CMT is extremely attentive and thorough. They are client-focused and always available. They act as true partners of the business. They try to understand the client’s business in order to give the best possible opinion within the timeframe they’re given.’

‘Their service stands out because they really know our business and come up with adequate solutions.’

Key clients

BDLL

Administradora Geral De Estacionamentos

Vale

Ambev

CMPC Celulose Rio Grandense

Gerdau Aços Longos

PPG Industrial Do Brasil

Multi Armazéns

Yara Brazil Fertilizantes

Merck Indústrias Químicas

Lupatech

Brdigital – Brasil Digital Telecomunicações

Grupo Bolognesi

Câmara De Comercialização De Energia Elétrica (CCEE)

Unesul De Transportes

Setapar

Teikon Tecnologia Industrial

Philip Morris Brasil Indústria E Comércio

Teixeira Duarte (EMPA)

Katoen Natie

Yokogawa Service

John Deere Brasil

Melhoramentos CMPC

Mercado Livre

CYMI Construções e Participações

Transfero Swiss

STARR Indemnity & Liability Company

Work highlights

  • Representing Philip Morris in a lawsuit filed by the bankrupt estate of ERIL, seeking the annulment of a real estate sale deed.
  • Engaged by Yokogawa Service to file an action in a case concerning services rendered by Industec at the plant of the EPC executed with Vale.
  • Defends Ambev in two lawsuits entered by a former beverages distributor claiming for restitution for a contract termination.

Felsberg Advogados

With offices in Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and São Paulo, Felsberg Advogados prides itself on rendering the full range of dispute resolution services, covering domestic and cross-border litigation and mediation matters. The department's caseload attests to its ability to act across a wide range of sectors, including energy, construction and transport, and to handle a variety of contentious matters arising from corporate issues, M&A, consumer law and financing contracts. Marcus Alexandre Matteucci Gomes leads the practice, which also includes Eduardo Périllier, who focuses on judicial restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Marcus Alexandre Matteucci Gomes

Testimonials

‘The technical quality and commitment of the team stand out.’

‘Marcus Alexandre Matteucci Gomes is great.’

Excellent service. They pay attention to the details of each case. Dedication to understanding the facts and technical particularities of the subject matter.’

Key clients

Votener – Votorantim Comercializadora de Energia

Equipav Engenharia

Rede Energia

Parmalat

Modec

T4F Entretenimento (Time 4 Fun)

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

WPP do Brasil Participações

Agropecuária Potenza

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional – CSN

Interface

Francisco Biazi Filho

Work highlights

  • Assisting Votener in a collection claim in the 33rd Civil State Court of São Paulo against Coenergy Comercializadora de Energia to recover amounts owed as a termination fine of an energy trading agreement.
  • Representing Equipav Engenharia in environmental litigation arising from the alleged non-compliance with environmental regulations concerning the MS-040 Highway.
  • Acting for Renova Energia in enforcement proceedings filed by Banco Citibank to collect the amount represented by a credit note issued by the client.

Inglez, Werneck, Ramos, Cury e Françolin Advogados (IWRCF)

Inglez, Werneck, Ramos, Cury e Françolin Advogados (IWRCF) is well equipped to provide pre-litigation advice and represent clients from a multitude of industries in litigation at the administrative and judicial levels. The group has established itself as a popular choice of counsel for clients in the automotive, healthcare and food and beverages industries. Renato José Cury is regarded as an 'excellent professional in consumer issues'; he has a strong track record in civil litigation and class actions. Andréa Pitthan Françolin is highlighted for her 'availability, broad and strategic vision of the themes, clear understanding of facts and business vision', and Tatiana Magalhães Florence excels in disputes related to commercial and administrative law.

Practice head(s):

Renato José Cury; Andréa Pitthan Françolin

Testimonials

‘The firm is formed by excellent professionals who are dedicated to their clients. Partners work very closely on a daily basis and that makes a big difference. Renato Cury is an excellent professional in consumer issues.’

‘The litigation team is very well prepared. Always available, provides innovative and pragmatic solutions.’

‘Andrea Francolin is the best lawyer for commercial disputes. Extremely competent, very intelligent and a great communicator.’

‘Dedicated team, committed to serving its clients, always seeking the best legal solution. The partner responsible for civil litigation, Andrea Françolin, has a vision of the client’s business and is dedicated to understanding all issues as if she were responsible for the issue internally, translating the technicality of law into business.’

‘IWRCF stands out for its availability, quality of advice and ability to  meet deadlines. Without a shadow of a doubt, the availability, cordiality and quality of advice make the service exceptional.’

‘It is the best practice in terms of understanding the urgency of the request, strategic vision and alignment with the business’ interests. They have a multidisciplinary team that always provides a complete and well-founded answer.’

‘Andrea Françolin is by far the best professional in the area I’ve had the opportunity to work with. The commitment, availability, broad and strategic vision of the themes, clear understanding of facts and business vision, certainly distinguish her.’

‘I highlight Renato José Cury in the litigation and consumer area. Renato is a brilliant lawyer, with excellent training and very dedicated to the client. He is a professional with exceptional ability to define the strategy of a case in order to achieve the best results for the client.’

Key clients

Volkswagen do Brasil Industria de Veículos Automotores

Dow AgroSciences Industrial

Mattel do Brasil

Medtronic Comercial

Nissan do Brasil Automóveis

Goodyear do Brasil Produtos de Borracha

Eurofarma Laboratórios

Vigor Alimentos

Audi do Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Veículos

Work highlights

  • Representing Goodyear do Brasil Produtos de Borracha in a dispute regarding the termination of several agreements with a distributor.
  • Represented Medtronic and Auto Suture in the pre-litigation phase and in all lawsuits involving the termination of distribution agreements.
  • Defends LIASA in a lawsuit filed by a bank in relation to the alleged breach of a loan agreement.

MAMG Advogados

MAMG Advogados was born out of the merger of dispute resolution boutique MGA Advogados and L.O. Baptista Advogados' former arbitration team in 2021. The litigation group offers support to domestic and international companies in an array of matters before courts and regulatory agencies at the municipal, state and federal level, with a particular focus on construction and infrastructure disputes. Paulo Macedo Garcia Neto is skilled in commercial litigation and arbitration arising in the energy, agribusiness, healthcare, insurance and infrastructure sectors. Mariana Capela Lombardi Moreto 'excels in judicial litigation and arbitration', especially cases involving civil liability, commercial contracts, real estate transactions and antitrust investigations. Rafael Francisco Alves is another noteworthy individual, focused on complex litigation.

Practice head(s):

Paulo Macedo Garcia Neto; Mariana Capela Lombardi Moreto; Rafael Francisco Alves

Testimonials

‘Very experienced partners, who serve clients in a professional and effective way.’  

‘Mariana Capela Lombardi excels in judicial litigation and arbitration. Paulo Garcia Macedo deserves to be highlighted for his work in dispute resolution.’

Key clients

TSL Engenharia, Manutenção e Meio Ambiente

EET Brasil Alumínio e Parafinas

ALM Administrações e Participações e Empreendimentos

Runner Assessoria Empresarial e Participações

Faraday Investimentos e Participações

EPP

Agropecuária Tuiuti  (Shefa)

Banco Paulista

Fazendas Nacionais Participações

Arena das Dunas Concessão e Eventos

Work highlights

  • Acting for Arena Das Dunas Concessão e Eventos in a lawsuit against the state of Rio Grande do Norte regarding a PPP contract for the construction of a football stadium.
  • Acting for TSL Engenharia and EET Brasil Alumínio in a case related to a breach of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding three loan agreements for the construction of an industrial unit.
  • Represents Runner Assessoria Empresarial e Participações in a claim regarding the breach of an agreement for the purchase of quotas of a third company.

Mattos Engelberg Advogados

At Mattos Engelberg Advogados, the litigation group has a solid track record in representing clients in commercial, product liability, consumer law, post-M&A, banking and real estate disputes, where it provides assistance throughout the entire litigation or arbitration procedure. Led by João Carlos Areosa, the team is also skilled at representing clients before the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and the Central Bank of Brazil. Practice head Areosa handles commercial and corporate disputes before state and federal courts. Corporate litigation is an area of expertise for Raphael Rangel Pereira, who is also the name to note for administrative proceedings.

Practice head(s):

João Carlos Areosa

Testimonials

‘Technical quality and experience in presenting alternatives and solutions.’

‘João Carlos Areosa provides technical and practical advice, always proactively.’

Key clients

Summit Global Asset SPC

Telefônica do Brasil

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Banco Múltiplo

BBCA Brazil Industrial e Investimentos

Scotiabank Brasil

Biosev

Akzo Nobel

Barry Callebaut Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Produtos Alimentícios

CTEEP – Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista

M. Dias Branco

Louis Dreyfus Company

Indra Brasil Soluções e Serviços Tecnológicos

Aliança Agrícola do Cerrado

Gazit Brasil

Smartcoat – Serviços em Revestimento

Work highlights

  • Acts for Summit Global Asset SPC in a third-party claim related to a foreclosure of real estate involved in a chattel mortgage in benefit of Summit.
  • Assisted BBCA in the preparation and filing of a lawsuit to enforce the delivery of soybeans based on an agreement of purchase and sale of this product.
  • Represents a Brazilian investor in a case related to a sophisticated stock market fraud regarding a harmful investment portfolio managed by brokers.

Rolim, Viotti, Goulart, Cardoso Advogados

Rolim, Viotti, Goulart, Cardoso Advogados has carved out a reputation for acting for clients operating in highly regulated industries - including telecoms, energy and mining - in judicial and administrative litigation. The team counts civil disputes related to distribution agreements, consumer and real estate law among its key strengths. Department leader Helvécio Franco Maia Júnior has significant experience in cases arising from franchising agreements and contractual issues. Luís Felipe Bernardes Sá Teles is seasoned in civil litigation.

Practice head(s):

Helvécio Franco Maia Júnior

Testimonials

‘Expertise, prompt service and excellent client service.’

‘Helvécio Franco Maia Júnior is great.’

Key clients

FCA Fiat Chrysler Automóveis do Brasil

Grupo CPFL

Mercedes-Benz do Brasil

Claro

Gerdau Group

Ciber Equipamentos Rodoviários

Algar Telecom

CNH Latin America

Telefònica Brasil

Anglogold Ashanti

Companhia Energética de Minas Gerais – Cemig

Ligas de Alumíno – LIASA

ABRADEE – Associação Brasileira de Distribuidores de Energia Elétrica

Mosaic Fertilizantes P & K

Consórcio Candonga

Vale

Kinross Brasil Mineração

Operador Nacional do Sistema Elétrico (ONS)

Companhia Estadual de Geração e Transmissão de Energia – CEEE-GT

Companhia de Geração e Transmissão de Energia Elétrica do Sul do Brasil – CGT ELETROSUL

Work highlights

  • Assisted CGT Eletrosul in filing an administrative appeal related to a revision process of tariffs by ANEEL, Brazil’s energy regulator.
  • Successfully demonstrated Gerdau Açominas in a class action concerning an alleged scheme aimed at diverting public funds to supply steelworks.
  • Acting for Telefônica, which seeks the annulment of a fine imposed by the Brazilian Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) for the alleged non-compliance with user rights standards.

Silveiro Advogados

Silveiro Advogados has extensive experience of handling litigation throughout the entire justice system in Brazil. The team is particularly prominent in the telecoms, construction and corporate sectors. Ricardo Leal de Moraes, who specialises in competition and administrative law, is a name to note in the team, as are Ricardo Ranzolin and Igor Bimkowski Rossoni, who 'stand out for their technical capacity and excellent client service skills'. 

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Ranzolin

Testimonials

‘The team’s dedication to understanding and finding solutions to unusual issues, with a quick and efficient response is outstanding.’

‘Igor Bimkowski Rossoni and Ricardo Borges Ranzolin stand out for their technical capacity and excellent client service skills.’

‘Silveiro Advogados has acted in our cases in a very diligent and proactive manner, always a step ahead in all procedural acts, in addition to working with commendable zeal and impressive speed. The litigation team has served us brilliantly and has put together a very successful strategy so far.’

‘Igor Bimkowski Rossoni and Rafael Brunati Pereira da Silva had a proactive performance throughout the case. In addition, they demonstrate that they have great technical knowledge in the matters discussed and have been extremely successful in all our matters so far.’

‘After a long partnership with the real estate office, we hired Silveiro to work in the civil and litigation area. Igor Rossoni is responsible for the great work done. In addition to deep academic knowledge, Igor is also a thorough lawyer when discussing legal strategies (post and before litigation).’

‘The team is attentive and always very helpful. They provide cutting-edge advice.’

‘It is a state-of-the-art practice that works very quickly, efficiently and with a lot of knowledge of the facts, in matters of judicial and administrative litigation. Ricardo Borges Ranzolin and Igor Binkowski Rossoni are recommended.’

Key clients

Telefônica Brasil

Elevadores Otis

Banco Cooperativo SICREDI

IBI Participações

BANRISUL – Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul

Terra Santa Agro

Rio Bravo Investimentos

Frusapar Participações

TMSA – Tecnologia em Movimentação

HT Micron Semicondutores

Faculdade de Campinas – FACAMP

Work highlights

  • Represents Telefônica in various class actions arising from consumer-related issues in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
  • Representing H&F majority shareholders in a lawsuit in which the minority, due to alleged disloyalty, seeks compensatory damages.
  • Representing Zaffari in a lawsuit discussing the right to vindicate the possession of a building located in Porto Alegre.

Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa e Guerreiro Advogados

Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa e Guerreiro Advogados undertakes work relating to litigation and arbitration, attracting engagements from domestic and international companies, pension funds and investment banks. Paulo Albert Weyland Vieira draws on his background as a corporate lawyer to handle complex corporate disputes. Marcos Serra Netto Fioravanti is not only adept in assisting clients with civil and commercial litigation, but also acts in arbitration in Brazil. Claudio Roberto Pieruccetti Marques excels in public law-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Paulo Albert Weyland Vieira; Marcos Serra Netto Fioravanti; Claudio Roberto Pieruccetti Marques

Key clients

NBTY

DeLaval

Marine Production Systems do Brasil

Panalpina

Woodwing Software

Vale

BW Offshore do Brasil

MRS Logística

Fundação Petros de Seguridade Social – PETROS

Unimed Petrópolis/RJ Cooperativa de Trabalho Médico

Belo Monte Transmissora de Energia SPE

Pirapora X Energias Renováveis

Work highlights

  • Acting for Vale in a lawsuit filed by Brazilian & Braz, related to the alleged termination of a lease.
  • Representing Belo Monte Transmissora de Energia in an indemnity action filed by Agropecuária Binotto.
  • Defending Unimed, one of the largest private health insurance and medical services providers in Rio de Janeiro, in three lawsuits regarding tax debt.

Wongtschowski Kleiman Advogados

Wongtschowski Kleiman Advogados' ‘proactive and efficient team’ advises a balanced mix of domestic and foreign clients involved in litigation related to construction and real estate contracts, business transactions and trade law, among other areas. Vânia Wongtschowski is seasoned in both arbitration and litigation, and Marília Canto Gusso is singled out for her work in disputes pertaining to the energy, retail, construction and infrastructure sectors. Debt restructuring is an area of focus for Domingos Refinetti. Other noteworthy practitioners include Juliana Brotto de Barros Milaré, Maria Amélia Alves Araújo and recent hire Patrícia Lamaneres Binnie, who joined from Lobo de Rizzo Advogados in August 2021.

Practice head(s):

Vânia Wongtschowski; Marília Canto Gusso; Juliana Brotto de Barros Milaré; Maria Amélia Alves Araújo.; Domingos Refinetti

Testimonials

‘The technical quality of the services provided by the firm is what differentiates it from others in the national market.’

‘Vânia Wongtschowski stands out out due to her seniority and commitment to the Client.’

‘Proactive and efficient team.’

Key clients

Alper Corretora De Seguros

BRF – Brasil Foods

BYD Shangluo CO

BYD Europe

Cargil Agricola

CAF (Espanha)

CAF Brasil

Capulho I Fundo De Investimento Em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizados

Cielo

Dengo Chocolates

DIASE Construções

Duratex

EIT – EMPRESA Industrial Técnica

Estadão

Gerdau

ISS Servisystem

Itau Unibanco

LIBERCON Engenharia

Mary Kay Do Brasil

Racional Engenharia

Somos Sistema De Ensino

Sodexo Pass Do Brasil

T-Grão Cargo Terminal De Graneis

Vitória Química Tintas e Anticorrosivos

Worldpay Do Brasil Processamento de Pagamentos

Braldecar Empreendimentos

Work highlights

  • Acting for Braldecar Empreendimentos in a claim filed by Cosan Indústria e Comércio, Raízen Energia and Companhia de Gás de São Paulo – COMGÁS, through which the plaintiffs seek the termination of lease agreements executed with Braldecar.
  • Representing Gerdau Aços Longos in a lawsuit involving allegedly predatory prices.
  • Acting for Capulho I Fundo De Investimento Em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizados in a case related to the recovery of credit involved in agricultural financing.

Almeida Advogados

Corporate litigation is at the core of Almeida Advogados' dispute resolution practice, which acts for clients in court and administrative proceedings. Co-leader Andréa Seco has specialist knowledge in civil litigation and judicial reorganisations, and is well versed in disputes pertaining to the energy, automotive, transport, banking and retail sectors. Fellow practice head Henrique Carmona do Amaral devotes his practice to litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Andréa Seco; Henrique Carmona do Amaral

Key clients

Paulista Saúde – Boston Medical Group

Alpex Alumínio

MSC Cruzeiros do Brasil

MWM/NAVISTAR Group

Bom Negócio Atividades de Internet (OLX)

Aerovias de México – Aeroméxico

Hughes Telecomunicações do Brasil

Alesat Combustíveis

Edding International

Aço Verde Gusa Nordeste

Stericycle Gestão Ambiental

Biosev

Mahle Metal Leve

Oil Group

Gafisa

Consórcio Aquamec

RJ Trading e Investimentos

Work highlights

  • Filed several lawsuits on behalf of Boston Medical Group to prevent Google do Brasil Internet from selling ads that violate BMG’s trade mark and to seek indemnities for moral and material damage.
  • Representing Bom Negócio Atividades de Internet (OLX), an online marketplace headquartered in Amsterdam, in a corporate and trade mark dispute.
  • Defending Aeroméxico in a motion filed by the state prosecutor of São Paulo requesting Aeroméxico to buy lands near the Guarulhos Airport to plant trees and green areas as indemnity for the CO2 emissions caused by its planes.

Andrade Maia Advogados

Andrade Maia Advogados has a significant track record in litigation involving the technology, healthcare, automotive, telecom, retail and oil and gas sectors. Founding partner Júlio Cesar Goulart Lanes oversees the 'highly qualified and extremely engaged' team of partners and associates, which manage a substantial caseload and are 'well connected in the south region'. Otávio Luiz Verdi Motta is singled out for his experience in strategic lawsuits. Other names to note for litigation include Carolina de Azevedo Altafini Brody, Fábio Cardoso Machado and consumer law specialist Fabrício Costa Pozatti.

Practice head(s):

Júlio Cesar Goulart Lanes

Testimonials

‘Firm with excellent technical performance and well-connected in the South Region. Otávio Motta possesses strategic vision in litigation.’

‘A lot of quality and agility in service.’

‘The firm delivers excellent quality for exceptional value. Both partners and associates are highly qualified and extremely engaged in understanding clients’ business and needs. The team is proactive and usually responds very quickly. Even when performing with increased volume, the team maintains strategic-like quality in matter management.’

‘Andrade Maia’s main difference from its competitors is interest. The firm is mindful of client’s needs and business reality and focuses on delivering practical results.’

‘I understand that the main characteristic of the team is its strategic positioning and alignment with the client’s objectives.’

Key clients

Mercado Livre

CVC Brasil

BRK Ambiental

STER Engenharia

AERIS

Uber Tecnologia do Brasil

Jaguar Land Rover

Construtora Queiroz Galvão

General Motors do Brasil

CIA Mutual de Seguros

Work highlights

  • Acted for Uber Tecnologia do Brasil in a lawsuit filed by Partido NOVO to declare unconstitutional the city of Porto Alegre law nº 12.162/2016.
  • Filed a a writ of mandamus on behalf of Construtora Queiroz Galvão against the act of Presidente da Comissão Permanente de Licitações, which authorised China Railway in the bidding for international competition no. 118/2016, of the city of Canoas/RS.
  • Representing Refinaria de Petróleo Riograndense in a class action filed by the Rio Grande do Sul state prosecution concerning soil contamination.

Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados

Led by corporate litigation specialist Bruno Carriello, the dispute resolution team at Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados has vast experience in handling cases before federal and state courts. Matters arising from corporate, capital markets, civil, tax and labour disputes are areas of specialism for the department, which also handles administrative litigation. Germano Rego Borges is also part of the core team.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Carriello

Testimonials

‘The team has extensive legal knowledge on matters of interest to the client, being up-to-date on different topics and capable of promptly defending our interests. Unlike other firms, access to lawyers is easy. Bruno Carriello Rosa is recommended.’

‘Very synchronized group bringing diverse skills to the cases in question.  Bruno Carrielo thinks outside of the box. ‘

‘The technical knowledge of its team makes this firm unique and the agility and precision with which the services are provided favours decision-making.  I recommend Bruno Carrielo.’

Key clients

Petrobras

Eletrobras

Oi

Embraer

Kepler Weber

Copersucar

Previ – Caixa de Previdência dos Funcionários do Banco do Brasil

Real Grandeza – Fundação de Previdência e Assistência Social

PETROS – Fundação Petrobras de Seguridade Social

Generali Brasil Seguros

Banco Paulista

Banco Fator

Fator Corretora de Valores

Fundo de Recuperação de Ativos – Fundo de Investimentos em Direitos Creditórios

Padronizados

Fidc Brasil Plural Recuperação de Crédito

Socopa – Sociedade Corretora Paulista

Fator Projetos

Fundação de Seguridade Social Braslight

Fundação Atlântico de Seguridade Social

Fundação Forluminas de Seguridade Social – FORLUZ

Fundação de Seguridade Social da Arcellormittal Brasil – FUNSSEST

Fundação Assistencial dos Empregados da Cesan – FAECES

Brasco Logística OffShore

Fundação Vale do Rio Doce de Seguridade Social – VALIA

Work highlights

  • Represents Eletrobras and its CEO and members of the board in lawsuits regarding the validity of the general shareholders’ meeting that decided the privatisation of six electrical energy distributors in several states of the north and northwest regions.
  • Acts for Caixa de Previdência dos Funcionários do Banco do Brasil (PREVI) in judicial litigation of approximately 2,000 lawsuits discussing private pension contracts and labour contracts.
  • Hired to file a partial dissolution lawsuit of Sendas Business Group in a R$200m case.

Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados

Domestic and foreign clients turn to Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados for assistance with administrative proceedings and judicial disputes related to consumer rights, commercial agreements, IP and public law-related matters. In particular, public law disputes are a key area of activity for co-head Renato Moraes. Leonardo Espíndola and Tatiana Kauffmann also specialise in litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution methods.

Practice head(s):

Renato Moraes; Leonardo Espíndola

Testimonials

‘I am always assisted in a very personal and close way. The involvement of partners in the day-to-day business is certainly a huge differential. All lawyers are very technical and always make me feel confident about the decisions made.’

‘Cascione is a firm of young people who bring creative and innovative solutions. Renato Moraes, the partner, is excellent. He has answers to all my questions and never leaves me unattended. He is present, involved and always makes me feel very secure.’

‘Tatiana Kauffmann accompanies me on a daily basis. An exceptional lawyer, she always answers me promptly, answers my questions correctly and it is evident that she understands a lot about the business.’

‘Very practical approach and high technical knowledge.’

‘Renato Moraes is an exceptional professional, always available and with extensive technical knowledge.’

Key clients

Itafos Mineração e Fertilizantes

Raízen Araraquara Açúcar e Álcool

RB Capital

Log-In Logística Intermodal

Som Maior Áudio e Vídeo

Weener Indústria Plástica

Cargill Agrícola

Swissport Brasil

Starboard Restructuring Partners

Logitecth do Brasil Comercio de Acessoria de Informática

Banco Santander (Brasil)

PDV Loteamento e Empreendimentos Imobiliários

PVH Brasil projetos renováveis

Sherwin-Williams do Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Telefônica Brasil

The Valspar Corporation

Rossi Residencial

Caixa Econômica Federal

Euro Pneus Comercial

Beta 48 Incorporação

Dover Fueling Solutions

Work highlights

  • Acted for Sumisho Aero Engine Lease as claimant seeking the repossession of an aircraft engine leased to Avianca Brasil, which is in judicial recovery.
  • Acting for JP Miguel Engenharia in a collection claim regarding fees owed to a former engineer in charge of maintenance and renovation of residential and commercial properties in São Paulo.
  • Represented Beta 48 Incorporação in an execution claim filed by Rejo Participações Eirel seeking payment due to an alleged breach of a purchase and sale real estate property agreement.

Dias Carneiro Advogados

Dias Carneiro Advogados is instructed by clients from an array of industries, including banking, construction, energy, life sciences, agribusiness and insurance. Led by 'excellent litigatorAntonio Nachif and the highly regarded Laura Mendes Bumachar - whose areas of expertise cover restructuring and insolvency, litigation and arbitration - the department is particularly active in corporate and commercial disputes. The team was recently strengthened by the arrival of Álvaro Brito Arantes from Muriel Medici Franco Advogados.

Practice head(s):

Laura Mendes Bumachar; Antonio Nachif

Testimonials

‘Dias Carneiro’s team is experienced and knows the industry very well. The litigation team always presents viable and reasonable strategies. Antonio Nachif has great technical knowledge.’

‘Knowledge of the subject. Antonio Nachif is an excellent litigator, closely monitors the processes that he is responsible for and is always available for any meetings or clarifications.’

‘The litigation team has a high technical capacity to act in complex cases. Excellent service. Antônio Nachif is recommended.’

Key clients

Arcadia Commodities Trading Limited

Brasil Plural  – Banco Múltiplo

Control Union Brasil

Emsenhuber Advogados Associados

Grendene

Interpart Planej. de Negócios Empresariais

KSM Realty

Memed

Oracle do Brasil Sistemas

Raízen Combustíveis Group

Raízen Energia

Riot Games Serviços

Schneider Electric Brasil

Solairedirect SAS

UBS

Dental Cremer Produtos Odontológicos

Vivareal Internet

OLX Atividades de Internet

Work highlights

  • Representing Solairedirect in a civil class action concerning alleged environmental damages related to the installation of an energy plant.
  • Represented one of the main platforms for digital prescriptions that emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic, Memed, in a civil investigation concerning consumer rights, which was dismissed and shelved in 2020.
  • Represented technology company VivaReal Internet in several lawsuits concerning Brazilian internet law, which were ruled favourably to the client in 2020.

Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto e Terra Advogados

Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto e Terra Advogados‘ dispute resolution group is well placed to act on behalf of companies in a range of sectors and public figures in litigation. Its recent caseload includes cases involving environmental claims, contractual issues and real estate-related disputes, illustrating the team’s broad capabilities in these and other areas. Daniel Gustavo Magnane Sanfins focuses on civil proceedings and digital law. Wilson de Toledo Silva Junior is another contact for judicial litigation. Founding partner Mário Sérgio Duarte Garcia  sadly passed away in April 2021.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Gustavo Magnane Sanfins

Testimonials

‘Very well structured firm, excellent customer service, and its professionals, in addition to solid legal knowledge, are extremely dedicated and focused on seeking the best result and client satisfaction.’

‘Daniel Sanfins is an excellent professional and is always available to guide the client in the search for the best result.’

‘The firm has a range of extremely technical professionals, who are very well prepared to solve problems. They are open to suggestions and think completely outside the box.’

‘Daniel Sanfins is extremely accessible, highly technically trained, and extremely strategic.’

‘Duarte Garcia, Serra Netto and Terra combines legal understanding with attention and dedication to clients.’

Key clients

Opportunity Group

Prologis

Home Health Fornecimento de Insfraestrutura de Apoio e Assistência ao Paciente no Domicílio

InterCement Brasil

Metrus – Instituto de Seguridade Social

São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações

Atena – Tecnologias em Energia Natural

Enob Group

Grupo Libra

Copersucar – Cooperativa de Produtores de Cana-de-Açúcar, Açúcar e Álcool do Estado de São Paulo

Work highlights

  • Acted for Parcom Participações in filing a civil lawsuit against Telefônica Brasil, claiming compensation for dividends that were not paid to the client.
  • Represents Metrus Instituto de Seguridade Social, a pension fund institute for the employees of the subway company that serves the city of São Paulo (São Paulo Metro) in a lawsuit filed by a human resources company.
  • Represents Capital Construções e Dragagens, a well-known civil engineering company, in a lawsuit filed against a public bank, claiming the termination of a contract entered into by the parties.

Elias, Matias Advogados

With particular strength in the real estate sector, Elias, Matias Advogados provides comprehensive assistance to clients in the context of civil and commercial litigation. Consumer law and credit recovery are notable areas of expertise for the team. Carla Maluf Elias and Rubens Carmo Elias Filho are names to note in the team; both are well versed in real estate litigation.

Practice head(s):

Rubens Carmo Elias Filho; Carla Maluf Elias

Testimonials

‘The firm’s opinions and guidelines substantially contribute to decision-making in companies and provide comfort as to the paths to be followed.’

‘Rubens Carmo Elias Filho is the leader in the real estate area at the firm and his technical knowledge is exceptional.’

‘Legal knowledge well above average. Rubens Elias has great technical expertise.’

Key clients

Spraying Systems Do Brasil

Spectrum Brands Brasil Industria e Comercio De Bens De Consumo

Construtora TS

Construtora TS-R

Construal Desenvolvimento Urbano

Your Route Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento

HSR Specialist Researchers

Santos Salles Empreendimentos e Participações

Cyrela Brazil Realty Empreendimentos e Participações

Lucio Engenharia

Crane Worldwide Logística Do Brasil

Francal Feiras e Empreendimentos

Zangari Administração De Bens

Casa Grande Empreendimentos Imobiliários

Predial Cherem Empreendimentos

Work highlights

  • Acted for Construtora TS-R in various civil suits regarding agreements signed between the client, as a consumer, and companies that supply elevators and related equipment, parts and services.
  • Representing Your Route Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento and HSR Specialist Researchers in an intellectual property lawsuit involving unfair competition and improper use of software.
  • Hired by Santos Salles Empreendimentos e Participações to act in several civil and corporate lawsuits related to the sale of shares and disclaimer of warranties, due to non-compliance by the new shareholders.

Ernesto Borges Advogados

Based in Mato Grosso do Sul, Ernesto Borges Advogados is equipped to assist clients in individual and collective lawsuits related to insurance, banking, corporate and consumer law. Rodrigues de Oliveira Castro Bernardo focuses on civil litigation and acts for large companies operating in Brazil. Walberto Laurindo de Oliveira Filho, who excels in insurance claims, is highly regarded.

Practice head(s):

Bernardo Rodrigues de Oliveira Castro; Walberto Laurindo de Oliveira Filho

Testimonials

‘I believe that the firm’s portfolio is attractive to companies like us that operate in the energy sector, because of the recognition of professionals in the market,  and the quality of the service provided. Walberto Laurindo de Oliveira Filho is recommended.’

‘Diversified practice in mass litigation, but also assists with strategic disputes.  Walberto Laurindo de Oliveira Filho is great.’

Key clients

Itaú Unibanco

Banco Cetelem

ENERGISA

CESP – Comphania Energética de São Paulo

Alphaville Urbanismo

Viação Motta

Via Varejo

Work highlights

  • Acted for Banco Bradesco in a lawsuit seeking the extension of rural credit notes and the decommissioning of the guarantee of the rural property related to fiduciary alienation.
  • Representing Banco Cetelem in a public civil action promoted by the public ministry of the state of Mato Grosso do Sul against the client.
  • Representing Banco Cetelem in an action filed against the client to declare void a payroll loan agreement.

Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados

Covering advice on civil, administrative and commercial litigation, Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados acts for an impressive domestic and international client roster. Ana Lygia Tannus Giacometti's areas of specialism include tort, insurance claims, consumer rights, and contractual and corporate disputes, and Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola, who has notable experience in judicial and administrative proceedings, is also highly regarded. They lead the team alongside Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini, who receives plaudits from clients for his 'extensive experience in civil litigation'.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini; Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola; Ana Lygia Tannus Giacometti

Testimonials

‘It is a full service office with a wide range of activities in the civil litigation area. The partners are attentive and helpful in judicial proceedings or arbitration. There is direct contact with partners throughout cases.’

‘Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini is attentive and has extensive experience in civil litigation. Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola is an assertive professional with experience in strategic civil cases and arbitration. Ana Lygia Tannus Giacometti is an experienced professional with a strong presence in civil litigation.’

‘We strongly recommend the work of partner Maysa Verzola, who helped us with important cases.’

‘The partner Maysa Verzola has technical and refined knowledge of civil law matters. She is very clear in her position, making it easier for the client to understand.’

‘GNLB Associados is a unique law firm in advising and assisting their clients in Dispute Resolution. Pedro Paulo Gasparini has a brilliant mind. Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola is also recommended.’

Key clients

AMC Serviços Educacionais

GPS Group

General Motors

Camargo Corrêa Infra

ABB Group

Giorgio Armani Brasil

Siemens Healthcare Diagnósticos

Siemens

Independência

Metso Brazil Indústria E Comércio

C&A Modas

Florespar Florestal

Sanchez Cano

Iron Mountain do Brasil

Espólio de Cecília de Almeida Prado Amaral

Work highlights

  • Representing Iron Mountain in a claim to contest a tender launched by Petrobras for a contract to provide specialised filing services, which was awarded to SOS Tecnologia e Gestão da Informação.
  • Representing Top Service as plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against Araucária Nitrogenados – ANSA, a Petrobras subsidiary, seeking compensation for the loss suffered during the performance of a contract.
  • Assisted Camargo Correa to obtain a judicial decision authorising the transport of employees from several construction sites to Florianópolis airport to send them home due to the suspension of activities triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini Advogados

Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini Advogados is popular among public and private sector clients seeking representation in litigation involving public law and government entities. Commercial disputes also feature on the team's caseload, which is predominantly populated by contentious matters related to government contracts, PPPs and concessions. 'Standout professionals' Eduardo Talamini and André Guskow Cardoso - who are based in Curitiba - oversee the litigation practice.

Practice head(s):

Eduardo Talamini; André Guskow Cardoso

Testimonials

‘The team has in-depth knowledge of administrative law and uses this knowledge intelligently in strategic litigation. The team is diligent, efficient and thorough in its approach to disputes and creative in proposing solutions. In our opinion, the firm represents the gold standard in complex legal disputes in the area of ​​public law.’

‘Excellent technical capacity. Standout professionals include Eduardo Talamini and André Guskow Cardoso.’

‘Quality of service. Involvement and commitment of partners and associates. Knowledge at the highest level.’

Key clients

Federação das Empresas de Transporte de Passageiros dos Estados do Paraná e Santa Catarina (Fepasc)

Rumo Malha Sul

Rumo Intermodal

Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá – TCP

BRK Ambiental

J. Malucelli Energia

Ecovia

Ecocataratas

Ecosul

SETPESC – Sindicato Das Empresas De Transporte Rodoviários De Passageiros No Estado De Santa Catarina

Transporte Coletivo Pérola do Oeste

SINTERJ – Sindicato Das Empresas De Transportes Rodoviários Intermunicipais Do Estado Do Rio De Janeiro

Work highlights

  • Represents FEPASC in several administrative procedures and lawsuits regarding the validity of the current concessions and the concessionaires’ right to financial compensation for all the losses resulting from certain acts of the government.
  • Represents Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá – TCP in several disputes at the Federal Court of Audit, the Federal Public Ministry (Prosecutor’s Office) and Federal Courts.
  • Represents BRK Ambiental in several lawsuits in order to ensure and enforce a public water supply and sewerage management public contract’s rules.

Marchini Botelho Caselta Advogados

Providing preventive and litigation services, Marchini Botelho Caselta Advogados excels in antitrust, corporate, environmental and public law-related litigation. The team is also prepared to represent clients before regulatory agencies and in judicial reorganisations. Aurélio Marchini Santos is regarded for his work in 'the most complex cases', acting before state and federal courts. He oversees the practice with Daniel Costa Caselta, who brings together experience in litigation, arbitration and mediation. The team was reinforced by the arrival of Martim Della Valle from his own boutique firm in September 2020; he possesses a notable track record in arbitration and as a compliance advisor.

Practice head(s):

Aurélio Marchini Santos; Daniel Costa Caselta

Testimonials

‘Marchini Botelho Caselta Advogados combines expertise in competition and corporate law with well-designed litigation strategies, acting in the judicial and administrative fronts.’

‘Aurélio Marchini has, in addition to the usual experience and competence, the rare quality of listening to the client and adapting legal solutions to the most complex cases.’

‘Great technical knowledge. Daniel Caselta and Aurelio Marchini are excellent lawyers.’

Key clients

VLI Group

White Martins Gases Industriais

Sherwin-Williams

Voestalpine VAE

CRH Brasil

John Deere do Brasil

Atem’s Distribuidora de Petróleo

Associação Cemitérios Privados de São Paulo – ACEMBRA

Sindicato dos Cemitérios e Crematórios Particulares do Brasil – SINCEP

Abril Comunicações

Elemidia Consultoria e Serviços de Marketing

O Estado de S. Paulo

Technip Operadora Portuária

Terminal Portuário de Angra dos Reis

Ceras Johnson

Omega Desenvolvimento de Energia

Electrolux do Brasil

Amar Assistência em Seguros

Work highlights

  • Acted for FNS in two claims against a public-owned company to seek damages and specific performance of the obligation of repairing defects on rails and sleepers on FNS’s railway track.
  • Represented Ultrafértil in several claims to ensure the continuity of the construction of a confined aquatic disposal cell.
  • Advised White Martins in a lawsuit to annul a R$1.76bn fine imposed by CADE.

Monteiro de Castro e Setoguti Advogados

Monteiro de Castro e Setoguti Advogados attracts instructions from a range of domestic and international clients. Civil litigation, corporate disputes and court-supervised reorganisations are key specialisms for the team, which is led by Guilherme Setoguti and Rodrigo Monteiro de Castro, both of whom are active in contentious matters involving contractual issues, corporate and business law.

Practice head(s):

Guilherme Setoguti; Rodrigo Monteiro de Castro

Key clients

Rádio E Televisão Bandeirantes

Rádio E Televisão Bandeirantes Do Rio De Janeiro

Construcap – CCPS – Engenharia e Comércio

Tegra Incorporadora

Tsc Juazeiro Shopping Center

Tenco Shopping Centers

Shoppings Do Brasil Investimentos e Participações

Regida Empreendimentos e Participações

Apsen Farmacêutica

Banco Safra

Ophthalmos

GGHI Negócios Imobiliários Participações

Multiner and 2007 Participações

Brasilinvest Empreendimentos e Participações

Toscana Desenvolvimento Urbano

Boulder Empreendimentos e Participações

B2S Invest Participações

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Consultores

Hot Biscuits Participações

Agrinlog Ciência Ambiental

Nobel Nove Transportes e Combustível

Work highlights

  • Acted for TV Bandeirantes in the lawsuit proposed by two of its shareholders requesting the dismissal of the company’s CEO.
  • Represents three businessmen in the agricultural industry in relation to a public lawsuit for administrative improbity acts filed by the Public Prosecutor Office against the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES).
  • Represented Regida Empreendimentos e Participações in a lawsuit filed by one of Apsen’s minority shareholders claiming that Regida, a major shareholder, must be prevented from voting in Apsen’s general meeting to approve the accounts because its partners are also Apsen’s directors.

Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados possesses 'vast experience in civil litigation' and is perhaps best known for the contentious work it undertakes on behalf of energy clients. Marcelo Beltrão da Fonseca heads up the group, which has expanded its service offering and has seen an increase in work from financial services, telecoms and real estate companies in relation to commercial and corporate disputes.

Practice head(s):

Marcelo Beltrão da Fonseca

Testimonials

‘Legal knowledge and vast experience in civil litigation. Marcelo Fonseca is excellent.’

Key clients

Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletricidade de São Paulo

Braskem

Light Serviços de Eletricidade

Serving Civilsan

Alliance Sonae Shopping Centers

Banco Santander (Brasil)

CESP- Companhia Energética de São Paulo

Votorantim

Banco Bradesco

Hotelaria AccorInvest Brasil

L.B.K.S.P.E. Empreendimentos e Participações

Alcoa Alumínio

Vale

Votorantim Cimentos

Machadinho Participações

DME Distribuição- DMED

Associação dos Aposentados Participantes de Eletros- APEL

Work highlights

  • Acting for Enel Distribuição in connection with a lawsuit filed by Eletropaulo to suspend and declare null and void an administrative order by the ANEEL to recalculate Eletropaulo’s past tariffs.
  • Acted for Braskem in filing a lawsuit to seek compensation for loss and damages caused by the February 2011 northeast region blackout.
  • Provided legal assistance to Votorantim in connection with real estate litigation involving a private environmental preservation area owned by the client.