Dispute resolution: Litigation in Brazil

Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados

Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados is a go-to firm for dispute resolution in Brazil. Entirely devoted to domestic and international litigation and arbitration, its practitioners have professional experience in foreign jurisdictions, as well as proficiency in several languages, to address the needs of both Brazilian and international clients in range of complex disputes. High-stakes litigation involving transport, construction, infrastructure and financial services-sector clients regularly features on the team's caseload. The department is led by three partners: Marcelo Roberto Ferro and José Roberto de Castro Neves, who both specialise in civil and commercial litigation, and Daltro Borges, who focuses on bankruptcy and restructuring matters. Rodrigo Barreto Cogo and Karina Goldberg are also key contacts in the department.


The highly motivated team is providing legal advice at a high level with a great availability. In a global litigation context the English language abilities are decisive and there exists a very deep knowledge of the Brazilian court environment.’

Outstanding responsiveness and motivation to provide legal advice to the point in very short periods. Karina Goldberg is recommended.

Key clients

Camargo Correa


Enseada / Construtora Norberto Odebrecht


Btg Pactual

Brasil Plural

Concessionária Rio-Teresópólis (CRT)

Andrade Gutierrez



Lala Foods

Work highlights

  • Representing Volkswagen in a class action filed by ABRADECONT (Association for the defense of consumers) before the first Commercial Court of Rio de Janeiro in relation to the emissions scandal.
  • Representing TUV SUD Bureau de Projetos e Consultoria in several indemnification cases related to Vale’s mining dam collapse in Brumadinho.
  • Acting for Delphos Serviços Técnicos in a dispute against Sulamerica Seguros over the alleged breach of a service agreement.
  • Represented Statoil Brasil Óleo e Gás in a class action, in which the claimant challenges the validity and fairness price of the acquisition, by Statoil from Petrobras, of exploration rights in an oilfield in Brazilian pre-salt.
  • Acted for MultiRio Operações Portuárias in court litigation with Companhia Docas do Rio de Janeiro related to the illegality of a charge.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

The dispute resolution team at Pinheiro Neto Advogados acts for domestic and international companies in litigation arising in all commercial, industrial and service sectors, as well as in the prevention of disputes and in mediation proceedings. Gilberto Giusti has over two decades of experience in the field of litigation, having acted in a number of high-stakes cases on behalf of Brazilian and foreign clients. Rodrigo Carneiro is adept in cross-border contentious matters, while Luis Claudio Furtado Faria focuses on civil and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on disputes involving the energy, shipping and financial services sectors. Recently promoted partner Eider Avelino Silva is another name to note for corporate, civil and commercial disputes.


‘Helpful does not sufficiently describe the extent of Pinheiro Neto’s team support, orientation and advice during the procedure.’

Key clients

ETE Equipamentos de Tração Elétrica

CEBRAF Serviços

Schneider Electric Brasil

Siemens Mobility GmbH

Bombardier Transportation (Switzerland) AG

Governança e Gestão Investimentos

Saint-Gobain Distribuição Brasil

Heineken – HNK BR Indústria de Bebidas


Siemens Healthineers




CCR Group

KPMG Auditores Independentes

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners

Mitsui Gás e Energia

Work highlights

  • Represented KPMG Auditores Independentes’ interests in two lawsuits in relation to an unprecedented dispute over whether independent auditors could be held liable for unpaid debts of two financial institutions going into liquidation and bankruptcy.
  • Successfully defended Saint-Gobain in a public civil action against the client, which claimed that the company should be required to add a late payment clause in all of its showroom sales contracts in case of delay in the delivery of goods.
  • Acted for Brookfield in a citizen suit and a civil public action against the sale of NTS, a Petrobras subsidiary that engages in natural gas distribution in the southeast region of Brazil.
  • Advised Mitsui Gás e Energia do Brasil and Mizha Energia e Participações, a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., in two important lawsuits which seek the annulment of the sale of a 49% equity interest in Gaspetro.
  • Assisting Tribeca since 1996 in corporate disputes against its partners in a local company named Futura.

Sergio Bermudes Advogados

Regarded among the leading players in the dispute resolution market in Brazil, Sergio Bermudes Advogados has a track record in high-stakes lawsuits with national and international significance. The practice offers representation to clients at the regulatory, administrative and judicial level, including before the superior courts in the country. Mandates range from corporate and commercial disputes to matters related to insurance, restructuring, energy, infrastructure and electoral law. Recognised litigator Sergio Bermudes oversees the group alongside Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira, whose areas of expertise include corporate, financial and commercial litigation, and Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti, who stands out for cross-border cases. Caetano Berenguer and Rafaela Fucci are other key practitioners who are fully dedicated to dispute resolution.


‘Sergio Bermudes Advogados is the best Brazilian litigation law firm because they link a huge knowledge in civil and corporate law with a very strong experience in courts.’

‘Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira is one of the most experienced attorneys in Brazilian courts. His knowledge in Brazilian civil procedure law makes him capable to change the game when it is not working.’

‘Caetano Berenguer is a rising star attorney with a lot of energy and experience in corporate litigation law. He is the best choice to win hard cases and will undoubtedly be one of the future stars in the Brazilian litigation scenario.’

‘The team is unique for the experience in dealing with complex litigation and for the respect that they have in the legal community. The individuals have great behaviour vis a vis difficult negotiations.’

‘Fabiano Robalinho stands out as the one of the best lawyers in the firm.’

‘The Bermudes’s team is experienced and smart. They have demonstrated a great experience with a range of lawsuits.’

Key clients



Banco Bradesco

Telefônica Vivo






Bradesco Seguros

Banco Safra





Technip Engenharia



Work highlights

  • Defends Vale in the case related to the collapse of the Samarco dam in 2015, and the proceedings arising out of the Brumadinho dam collapse.
  • Acts for Braskem in a lawsuit filed by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, claiming that the client should be held responsible for cracks and damages suffered by families in the region of Pinheiro, Mutange and Bebedouro.
  • Advises Construtora Norberto Odebrecht and Odebrecht Participações in a dispute brought by the Prosecutor’s Office of the State of Rio de Janeiro, seeking to recover an alleged misappropriation of public funds.
  • Acts for Enel and CELG Distribuição in a judicial dispute originated with the filing of a writ of mandamus against the State of Goiás, seeking reparatory measures due to multiple breaches of the privatisation contract of CELG Distribuição.
  • Representing UTC Engenharia in a dispute against Petrobras concerning two service provision agreements entered into by both companies.

Demarest Advogados

Demarest Advogados focuses on high-end and complex litigation at all levels of the judicial and administrative courts. The practice handles disputes ranging from contractual liability, tort and regulatory issues, to matters involving corporate law, public bids, unfair competition and IP, among other areas. The department is structured around seven equity partners, who oversee specialised litigation groups. Celso Xavier is noted for his extensive experience in litigious matters pertaining to cartels, securities and contractual issues. Marcelo Inglez de Sousa brings together expertise in dispute resolution and IP, while Rafael Gagliardi stands out for regulatory disputes. In its latest round of promotions, the firm promoted civil litigation specialist Cesar Rossi Machado to partner.


Proactive team, with experienced lawyers, that have great knowledge of complex litigation and the environment of Brazilian judiciary branch. Demarest is a power house in Brazilian law market and the multitask team is able to attend to different litigation matters by accessing the firm’s various lawyers and partners knowledge to solve litigation matters.

The partners are directly engaged with the cases, and provide great customer experience with total availability to solve client needs. They are also well experimented lawyers, with impressive experience and capacity to solve cases and expose complex litigation matters with a simple approach.’

‘The younger lawyers (Rodrigo Yves) are also very well educated and able to quickly respond to any doubts that may take place.’

Key clients


99 Taxi

ABAG – Associação Brasileira do Agronegócio

Resinas Brasil


Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica – CCEE



Vale S/A


Work highlights

  • Engaged by Wyeth to defend it in a class action brought by the State of São Paulo, in which according to the plaintiff, Wyeth would have colluded with NGOs, doctors and lawyers to defraud the public treasury in connection with the drug Enbrel, manufactured by Wyeth.
  • Represented Peugeot Citroen in a lawsuit brought by SHC, a group that used to hold more than 50% of all Citroen’s dealers in the country, in relation to the alleged unlawful termination of the dealer agreements.
  • Defending Shire in a class action discussing whether pharmaceutical companies that have performed clinical trials in Brazil would have the obligation to supply the tested drugs to the participants of the trial free of charge and without any time limitation.
  • Retained by Google to take care of its litigation related to Google Ads.

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

The growing litigation department at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados has substantial experience in assisting leading companies from a variety of industries, including telecoms, energy, aviation, infrastructure and financial services. Preventative matters, including pre-litigation conflict management and mediation, are key areas of activity for the team, which is also experienced handling cases throughout the entire justice system, including at the superior courts in Brasília. The department is jointly led by Eliane Cristina Carvalho, who focuses on civil litigation, and Gláucia Coelho, whose expertise covers judicial and administrative proceedings. Eduardo Perazza de Medeiros regularly advises on the settlement of disputes involving civil and contractual liability, as well as administrative improbity actions. Paulo Eduardo Leite Marino is another name to note for dispute resolution, while Renata Martins de Oliveira Amado is particularly noted for restructuring claims.


Professionals are competent, driven and well prepared. There is constant and substantial contact with clients and on a proactive manner. They are ethical and objective.

Gláucia Coelho is a fierce litigator, she has a deep knowledge of Civil Procedure Law and an in-depth understanding of the inside aspects of litigation. She is a good speaker, well prepared and professional.’

Renata Oliveira is very engaged in the matters under her attention, with a comprehensive view of the facts and applicable laws and an acute understanding of the relevant events surrounding litigation. She is experienced in “pure” litigation as well as in insolvency litigation, to which she has dedicated a substantial amount of her time. Very good in strategic thinking, she captures the attention of clients and judges alike.’

Key clients

Rumo S/A and its subsidiaries

Samarco Mineração


Aerovias del Continente Americano


Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras


Accenture do Brasil

Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais

Samsung Eletrônica da Amazônia



Entrevias Concessionária de Rodovias


GECAS – GE Capital Aviation Services

Work highlights

  • Assisted Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras in important public class action claims, which set an important judicial precedent in Brazil in relation to the obligation of airlines to provide free fares to certain underprivileged individuals.
  • Assisted Vale with the judicial claims resulting from a major accident, including those related to the indemnification that must be paid to the victims of the accident, which amount to very sizeable monetary values.
  • Represented Accenture do Brasil in a case involving complex regulatory and technical discussions regarding the rules applicable to public bids for software and the special conditions awarded in these bids to national products.
  • Acted for Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais in a claim that could result in significant financial losses and force it to reinstate a health insurance plan involving thousands of individuals.

Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados

Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados' highly qualified team represents clients in all stages of litigation. The practice is sought after by a diverse client base, which includes key players from the construction, infrastructure, private equity and financial services sectors, among others. Complex and high-value disputes feature on the team's workload, with many cases involving commercial and corporate issues, corporate restructuring and bankruptcy, as well as infrastructure projects. Litigation arising from the energy and oil and gas sectors are key areas of activity for co-head Sergio Mannheimer. Co-leader Tomaz Lyra has a proven track record handling cases before the superior courts in Brazil. Marcelo Dickstein is a name to note for construction and real estate disputes, while Fernanda Aviz's fields of expertise include civil law and cross-border litigation.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Mannheimer; Tomaz Lyra


‘The firm counts with an extremely qualified team of lawyers, who are able to handle complex and high-value mandates. The service provided by the team is extremely personalised, and partners are deeply involved in matters.’

‘Responsibility and commitment of top lawyers.’

‘Marcelo Dickstein is engaged in matters and possesses high technical knowledge.’

‘Tomaz Lyra is extremely competent, intelligent and has the ability to come up with innovative solutions when guiding clients’ decisions.’

‘Sergio Mannheimer is very experienced and demonstrates deep legal knowledge. Fernanda Aviz is capable of putting forward creative solutions, and is always available to address queries. Bernardo Latgé is recommended for dispute resolution.’

‘Marcelo Dickstein is an outstanding lawyer. He has a straightforward vision and handles cases of huge importance and sensitive matters.’

Key clients


CTEEP – Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista

Fema2 Investimentos e Participações

Consórcio QGIT

Brookfield Incorporações

White Martins Gases Industriais

Swire Pacific Navegação Offshore

Alstom Power Inc. and Alstom Brasil

João Fortes Engenharia

Associação dos Controladores de Arrecadação do Município do Rio de Janeiro – ACAM

Associação dos Agentes de Fazenda do Município do Rio de Janeiro – AAFA

Pirelli Group

Convap Engenharia e Construções

ERB – Energias Renováveis do Brasil and ERB Aratinga

Administradora Shopping Nova América



Ternium Brasil

Enerflex Compression Leasing

Enerflex Energia

Naturgy Brasil


Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Vale in a $2.5bn dispute regarding the construction of a very large railway in Minas Gerais.
  • Acted for CTEEP – Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista in a 30-year-long controversy involving three of the biggest players in the energy market.
  • Representation of Consórcio QGIT in a lawsuit filed against Petrobras in relation to an agreement executed for the construction of natural gas processing units in Rio de Janeiro’s petrochemical complex.
  • Represented Brookfield Incorporações, a Brazilian real estate company, as defendant in a lawsuit in which the plaintiff sought to be recognised as the sole owner of a large area in Barra da Tijuca, a neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro.

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has a notable track record in assisting heavyweights from a variety of industries in disputes involving administrative, corporate and regulatory issues. The department is often retained to handle sensitive political, social and economic matters, including disputes involving national elections, consumer rights, sale of public assets and significant corporate and M&A. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves is a seasoned litigator, acting for both leading Brazilian and foreign clients. Flavio Pereira Lima specialises in civil and environmental litigation, while Alex Hatanaka is noted for commercial and bankruptcy-related disputes. Ricardo Junqueira is active in contentious work pertaining to corporate and infrastructure issues. André Chateaubriand recently joined from Sergio Bermudes Advogados, bringing a wealth of experience in civil litigation before the Superior Court of Justice and cross-border disputes.

Key clients

Bunge Alimentos

The Carlyle Group L.P.

Enel Brasil

FCA Fiat Chrysler Automóveis Brasil

Fundação Previdenciária IBM

Google Brasil Internet

Philip Morris Brasil Indústria e Comércio

Philip Morris Brasil


Supervia Concessionária de Transporte Ferroviário


Work highlights

  • Represented Philip Morris Brasil Indústria e Comércio and Philip Morris Brasil in a healthcare cost recovery claim filed by the federal union.
  • Acts for Banco Santander in an action filed by Frigorífico Margen, which involves the discussion about the responsibility of the former for the bankruptcy of the latter.
  • Represents Enel Brasil and CELG Distribuição in complex cases regarding the terms and conditions for the acquisition of CELG-D by Enel.
  • Acts for Supervia Concessionária de Transporte Ferroviário in several complex cases about unilateral requirements imposed by the state that alter the original concession standards and impact the economic financial balance of a concession contract.

TozziniFreire Advogados

Strategic litigation is at the core of TozziniFreire Advogados’ dispute resolution team, which excels in civil and commercial disputes. The practice has a strong presence in the automotive industry, and has also recently witnessed a growth in mandates related to the technology industry. Other areas of activity for the department include electoral disputes. Fernando Eduardo Serec, whose track record covers complex financial, real estate and administrative litigation, and Luíz Virgílio Pimenta Penteado Manente, who is noted for consumer claims, jointly lead the team. Lucas Britto Mejias is active in construction, corporate and commercial disputes. Since publication, team expanded further with the hire of Elias Marques de Medeiros Neto from logistics company Rumo in February 2021.

Key clients

W.R. Grace & Co.





BMW do Brasil


International Industria de Motores da America do Sul

Ford Motor Company Brasil


Oracle do Brasil Sistemas

BR Ambiental Fundo de Investimento em Participacoes Multiestrategia

Work highlights

  • Defending Caterpillar in a complex judicial dispute against Usina Xavantes, alleging that the generator sets sold by the client were defective.
  • Representing Coteminas in a complex judicial dispute against three important farmers of the State of Goiás, who allege that the farms should return to them.
  • Acts for Colgate in strategic litigation in Brazil, notably a civil action filed by the State Legislature of Rio de Janeiro challenging the efficacy of an ingredient in its bestseller toothpaste.
  • Representing Facebook in Supreme Court litigation about the safe harbour provision established by the Brazilian Internet Law.

BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão

The conflict prevention and resolution practice at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has a strong track record in judicial and administrative proceedings arising out of complex civil and corporate disputes. Luiz Fernando Fraga excels in commercial and corporate disputes, and often represents clients in proceedings against government agencies. Disputes involving the construction, infrastructure and insurance sectors, as well as family law and succession issues, are among Pedro Costa’s areas of expertise. Domestic and international clients seek Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea’s assistance in business litigation, particularly in cases involving investment funds. André Abbud is another practitioner to note for commercial disputes, while Rafael Castilho stands out in civil litigation. Gustavo Santos Kulesza was promoted to partner.


‘In a corporate dispute, BMA brings together the M&A, corporate and tax teams to support the litigation practice, resulting in an optimised and tailored service.’

‘Luiz Fernando Fraga combines litigation expertise with deep knowledge in corporate matters. He understands our business and our goals.’

‘Eduardo Wanderley is the perfect lawyer for complex credit structures, mainly related to judicial recovery’

‘Rafael Castilho adds great value to our disputes, with his hands-on approach. You know he is always doing his best to achieve his clients needs.’ 

Key clients

Sul America Santa Cruz Participações

Galvão Engenharia

SINOPEC Petroleum do Brasil



Netflix do Brasil



TAM Linhas Aéreas

Abengoa Concessões Brasil Holding

Abengoa Construção Brasil

HP Brasil Equipamentos Eletrônicos

Work highlights

  • Represents the construction consortium composed of Galvão Engenharia and SINOPEC Petroleum do Brasil in a lawsuit regarding the construction of a nitrogen fertiliser production plant.
  • Assisting Airbnb in a special appeal filed before the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice that is considered to be a leading case in Brazilian case law with regard to limitations on rights of property (by condominium agreements) over owners of flats that want to rent them for short periods of time.
  • Represented Netflix Brasil in a lawsuit pending before the Civil Court of São Paulo, in which the plaintiff claims that the series Super Drags is plagiarism of a series created by him and exhibited on YouTube (Drag Dragons).

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados' litigation team attracts instructions from Brazilian and foreign companies, investment funds and financial institutions in complex disputes. Of particular note is the team's expertise in M&A-related and contractual disputes. Practice co-head Carlos David Albuquerque Braga specialises in commercial litigation, as well as shareholder disputes and contentious M&A matters. Cases involving bankruptcy, shipping and M&A are strengths for Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo in the Salvador office, while Helena Najjar Abdo’s key areas of practice include class actions and mediation. Fábio Rosas is highly skilled in restructuring and insolvency claims.


‘The team is very detailed and discusses the strategies and possibilities given the context of each case they advise on.’

‘Professionals stick to the details of each matter, not letting the possibilities of each step pass without an intense analysis.’

‘I believe the team is so strong/professional because of their partner, Helena Abdo.’

‘Helena Abdo is unique. I believe she is the best litigation attorney nowadays in Brazil. She is flexible, well-oriented and hard-working.’

Key clients

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Galvani Participações e Empreendimentos

Even Construtora e Incorporadora

Diebold Lafarge


Grupo JTB – Japan Tourist Bureau

Valeant Farmacêutica do Brasil

Visa do Brasil Empreendimentos

Grupo Bunge

Boehringher Ingelheim

Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados represents clients in cases at all levels of the Brazilian judicial system, with expertise in regulatory, contractual and restructuring-related disputes, as well as class actions. Its clients operate in a range of industries, particularly the insurance, technology, real estate, energy and construction sectors. The firm’s Brasília office is devoted to assisting clients before the superior courts and regulatory agencies. Practice head Guilherme Gomes Pereira focuses on litigation concerning environment, energy and insurance law. Rogério Carmona Bianco is also noted for insurance disputes, while Alexandre Domingues Serafim stands out in patent litigation.

Practice head(s):

Guilherme Gomes Pereira


‘The team is very thorough and careful with the advice it provides.’

‘Rogério Bianco is an excellent litigator. Thorough, careful and experienced.’

Key clients

Porto Seguro

Itaú Seguros

Banco Itaú-BBA

Unip – Universidade Paulista

Cristália Produtos Químicos e Farmacêuticos

EDB – Sistemas Elétricos

Expedia Inc.

Camargo Correa

The Carlyle Group

CBRE Richard Ellis

Grupo Equipav – Empate – Aegea

Vulcabras Azaleia

Grupo Serveng

Blau Farmacêutica


Grupo Sympla – Movile – Naspers

Perfumes Dana

Arrow Eletronics

Cielo S.A.

Mercado Bitcoin

Work highlights

  • Assisting HS Produkt, a Croatian company, in a writ of mandamus regarding a public tender offer undertaken by the police of the State of Rio Grande do Sul for the acquisition of pistols.
  • Advising Engine Br Tecnologia on claims that are strategic for the continuation of its business.
  • Representing Cristália Produtos Químicos Farmacêuticos in the filing of a claim to invalidate a drug patent held by the counter-party.

KLA Advogados

KLA Advogados demonstrates particular strength in complex corporate disputes, but also has the ability to undertake contentious work in relation to real estate, energy and franchising issues, among other areas. Tiago Cortez, who has a wealth of experience in the field of commercial and corporate litigation, as well as antitrust and life sciences matters, leads the department. Taisa Oliveira is proficient in civil and commercial matters. Former partner Maria Cristina Corrêa de Carvalho Junqueira left the team, and is now at Vaz, Buranello, Shingaki e Oioli Advogados. Since publicationDanilo Orenga left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Tiago Cortez


‘The team at KLA is fast, responsive, and thorough. They excel at explaining small details of the law or of fact patterns that may have large impacts. They listen to clients, and understand their goals, strengths and challenges, and the way in which the law impacts them. The KLA team is great at explaining the law in a straightforward manner that allows us to understand how it applies to our unique context.’

‘Andre Canuto Muriel and Carolina Naves are recommended.’

Key clients

Cia Brasileira de Distribuição

GE Healthcare do Brasil

Tegra Incorporadora

DXC Technology

Wikimedia Foundation

Lear do Brasil

Procter & Gamble

General Mills Brasil

Caterpillar Inc

Aché Laboratórios Farmacêuticos

Work highlights

  • Represented Aché in an indemnification lawsuit filed against PwC, in which Aché seeks the payment of indemnification for economic losses concerning a tax consultancy agreement executed by the parties.
  • Acting for Tegra Group in three related claims regarding the demobilisation of Tegra Group’s operation in the central-western region, especially regarding an urban allotment located in Goiânia.
  • Assisting Grupo Pão de Açúcar with a collection claim filed by a real estate dealer for alleged brokerage services rendered to Grupo Pão de Açúcar in the sale of a distribution centre.

Trench Rossi Watanabe

Trench Rossi Watanabe is a popular destination in the Brazilian dispute resolution market for global corporations seeking representation in complex disputes, particularly those with cross-border aspects. The department has experience in litigation in all instances, including matters before the Supreme Court, concerning key players from the oil and gas, consumer goods and IT sectors, among others. With more than two decades in the field of civil and commercial litigation, Marcio de Souza Polto leads the practice from São Paulo alongside Andrea Brick, who oversees the Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre groups. Litigation arising from contractual, corporate and insolvency issues are key areas of activity for Giuliana Schunck, while Tiago Zapater is noted for environmental class actions.


‘TRW’s Litigation team has unique capabilities to represent clients in all kinds of litigation before the Brazilian courts. A diverse and highly trained team, TRW litigation lawyers are very experienced in a variety of industries and bring really effective and creative litigation strategies. The firm’s international footprint also plays a role in developing lawyers with global outlooks.’

‘Partners Marcio Polto and Bruno Burini are leaders in the field and bring a remarkable wealth of experience to the table. Mr. Polto is a seasoned lawyer with a bright strategic mind, capable of grasping the core issues at hand and related them to the client commercial objectives. Mr. Burini pairs impressive academic credentials as a scholar with wide experience in the field.’

Key clients

Cinemark Brasil


Condomínio do Centro Empresarial Varig




Liquigás do Brasil

Xerox do Brasil


Petros – Fundação Petrobrás de Seguridade Social


Shell Petrogal

Lincoln Global



Work highlights

  • Represents LIEBHERR in an indemnification lawsuit filed by Brazil Marítima before the São Luís-MA District Court, in which the claimant agues that LIEBHERR is liable for 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 in relation to the charge of a certain fee for the online sale of tickets.
  • Represents Cinemark in several lawsuits filed by ECAD, the Brazilian office responsible for the collection of copyrights, requesting Cinemark to stop exhibiting film soundtracks in its cinemas until it obtains authorisation, and requesting compensation for losses and damages.

Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados

Specialised in dispute resolution, Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados handles complex judicial litigation and mediation. The service offering includes representing clients in a variety of disputes, involving civil, commercial, administrative, antitrust, infrastructure and corporate issues. Founding partner Arnoldo Wald co-ordinates the group with managing partner Alexandre de Mendonça Wald, Arnoldo Wald Filho, Mariana Tavares Antunes, who specialises in procedural and civil law, and Samantha Mendes Longo. Consumer and contentious competition matters are an area of focus for co-head Marcus Vinicius Vita Ferreira.


‘Knowledge, confidence and strategy.’

‘Eduardo Chad is a young partner in Wald Lawyers with great knowledge of the law. The characteristic that makes him stand out is his ability to present practical solutions.’

‘Mariana Antunes and Bernardo Freire are also recommended.’

Bichara Advogados

Bichara Advogados focuses on complex dispute resolution, providing legal support to domestic clients and international corporations active in an array of industries, such as telecoms, transport, construction and education. The practice is recognised for its proven track record in cases related to supplementary pension funds, and price fixing of road freight service. Adriana Astuto is a seasoned litigator, who regularly advises on civil liability and contractual issues. Thiago Lins, who recently joined the firm, is noted for class actions. Judicial and administrative proceedings involving public law and succession issues are key areas of activity for Pedro Acioli Werner. Since publicationDiogo Ciuffo Carneiro left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Adriana Astuto; Thiago Lins


‘Bichara is a hands-on law firm. Lawyers are resilient, organised and forensic, always pursuing client’s goals, deeply involved in the matters and focused on the result. The firm’s DNA is spread all across the individuals, from juniors to the main partners.’

‘Pedro Werner is a young partner that showed from the beginning a lot of technical skills. He is a rising star. Another quality is that he is very calm and thoughtful.’

‘Adriana Astuto is one of the leading litigators in Brazil.’

‘Bichara’s litigation team is ready for any challenge at any time. Pedro Salarini is always available. In addition to meeting demands immediately, they dominate technical knowledge and have a comprehensive view of the topic, managing to foresee jurisprudence positions.’

‘They are always available, providing prompt feedback.’

Key clients

Oi Group

Votorantim Group

JBS Group


Queiroz Galvão Group

Accor Hoteis

Eldorado Celulose





Kroton Group


Líder Taxi Aereo



Cenibra Celulose



Louis Dreyfus Corp

CEPS – Companhia de Energia de São Paulo

Work highlights

  • Representing CESP – Companhia Energética de São Paulo in public class actions related to alleged environmental damage caused as a result of interventions in a Permanent Preservation Area.
  • Acting for LAUREATE INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITIES in relation to a course syllabus restructuring implemented by Potiguar University, after over 200 medical students filed a number of lawsuits.

Lefosse Advogados

Lefosse Advogados excels in commercial litigation, offering representation to clients throughout the entire judicial system in Brazil. Practice head Pedro Maciel is skilled in domestic and cross-border disputes, with a special focus on corporate and construction issues. Raphael Nehin Corrêa’s areas of activity include litigation involving restructuring, as well as administrative proceedings. Diogo Ciuffo Carneiro joined the firm in May 2021.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Maciel


‘Availability, engagement and quality of advice makes the team stand out in the market.’

Key clients

Elfa Medicamentos

Lenovo Tecnologia Brasil

Mantiq Investimentos

ACSA – Airport Company of South Africa

Walmart Brasil

Merck Sharp & Dohme Farmacêutica

Rafael Colella

Magazine Luiza

Procter & Gamble Industrial e Comercial

China Construction Bank

Work highlights

  • Representing Mantiq Investimentos in its capacity as manager of the investment fund InfraBrasil Fundo de Investimento em Participações in a complex litigation involving the issuance of debentures by PST Energias Renováveis e Participações.

Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados Associados

In dispute resolution, Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados Associados' expertise covers public concessions, credit recovery, contractual issues, public civil actions and shareholder conflicts, among other areas. Paulo Guilherme Lopes stands out for his more than three decades of experience in the field of commercial disputes. Credit recovery and restructuring matters are among Rodrigo Quadrante and Ricardo Tosto’s legal specialisms. Patricia Rios has an extensive track record in proceedings before the superior courts in Brazil.

Key clients

Alumni Engenharia

Grupo Alupar

Banco Fibra

Banco Industrial


EDP Brasil



UTC Participações

Wow Nutrition

Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel to debtor Grupo UTC in relation to the termination of a leniency agreement by Petrobras which caused the client to file a petition for reorganisation.

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados

Lobo de Rizzo Advogados provides advice to a diverse client portfolio, including some of the leading international companies operating in Brazil. The team is instructed on disputes arising out of contractual, corporate, consumer and IP issues. The practice is under the joint leadership of Luis Fernando Guerrero, who focuses on complex commercial and corporate disputes, and Gabriel José de Orleans e Bragança, who recently joined from Sergio Bermudes Advogados and has extensive experience in judicial proceedings and mediation. Hugo Tubone Yamashita is another key practitioner. Since publication, Patrícia Lamaneres Binnie left the firm, in August 2021.


‘Lobo de Rizzo is one of the most capable law firms. Gabriel and Luis Guerrero are outstanding lawyers and we’re very lucky to have them as business partners’

‘The professionals are always available and on top of the case. Their different practice areas works very well together, providing a multidisciplinary team capable of dealing with the most complex cases. Ana Miguel and Luis Fernando Guerrero are outstanding professionals. They are always on top of the relevant subjects of the case and are business driven.’

‘Lobo de Rizzo is definitely one of the best law firms for dispute resolution. The partners really understand what the clients are seeking, which makes them a very unique law firm with that tailor-made touch. ‘

‘The professionals really know how to deal with pressure and they understand what is expected from the firm.’

‘Lobo de Rizzo provides great quality advice. The team of lawyers has extensive knowledge in several areas of law. Partners are directly involved in the strategy and handling of cases, which is a great differential compared to other firms.’

‘Gabriel de Orleans e Bragança is highly qualified and is recognised by peers in the market for his deep knowledge and expertise in judicial recovery and civil matters. He is always ready to assist us especially in the more urgent and challenging mandates.’

Key clients

Juruena 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


Bioagri Ambiental

Invista Crédito e Investimento

Jive Asset Gestão de Recursos

Sul Financeira – Crédito, Financiamentos e Investimentos

Headwaters B.D.

IS Entrega

Itaúsa – Itaú Investimentos

Corning Incorporated

Work highlights

  • Assistance to Juruena in damage 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.
  • Assistance to Dia Brasil, the Spanish supermarket chain, in four class actions filed by the State Prosecutor of Rio Grande do Sul over supposed violation of consumer rights by Dia Brasil.

Souto Correa Advogados

Souto Correa Advogados provides assistance in strategic commercial litigation, while also handling disputes related to civil liability, consumer law, environmental matters, public concessions and class actions. Guilherme Rizzo Amaral, who is noted for consumer claims and arbitration, leads the department alongside civil and tax litigator Otávio Domit and Julia Klarmann, whose experience covers domestic and multi-jurisdictional contentious matters. The practice was further strengthened by the April-2019 arrival of Ricardo Quass Duarte from Trench Rossi Watanabe, who focuses on civil, commercial and IP cases.


‘The team is very organised, always ready to help, and they are very detailed and can help the client in all aspects regarding the litigation.’

‘Ricardo Duarte is an expert in complex civil matters. I have had the pleasure to work with him for several years now, mainly in issues involving distribution agreements, breach of contracts, evaluation of complex agreements, etc.’

‘Ricardo Duarte stands out not only in view of the deep knowledge of the civil laws, but also because he understands client’s business and operations. He is business-driven, flexible in terms of legal fees, pro-active and is always available for his clients no matter when and regardless of the number of cases he handles for the client.’

‘The lawyers who I work with pay very close attention to each and every detail in the litigation process and are always ready to help us.’

‘Souto Correa is one of the few firms in the world that focus on its clients, not only on its products. Their communication is very effective, straight to the point, and simple. They are very good at meeting tight deadlines without compromising the quality of the work. They are creative on finding the best  solutions.’

‘Souto Correa professionals are very responsive and creative.’

Key clients

Banco Mizuho

Banco BTG Pactual

Dell Computadores do Brasil

Duque Comercio e Participações

Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletricidade de São Paulo

S.AGL Events Exhibitions

International Finance Corporation

LATAM Linhas Aéreas

Man Energy Solutions Brasil Equipamentos e Serviços

Samsung Eletrônica da Amazônia

Via Varejo

Votorantim Asset Management Distribuidora de Titulos e Valores Mobiliários

Work highlights

  • Represented GL Events in a socially relevant dispute regarding the seizure of books in a book fair in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Represents ABINEE in a Direct Action for Unconstitutionality before the State Court of São Paulo, requesting abstract judicial review of several provisions of the Municipal Consumer Defense Code of São Paulo.

Stocche Forbes Advogados

Stocche Forbes Advogados not only handles complex litigation, but is also adept at advising on preventive strategies. The team undertakes a range of work, regularly assisting with the resolution of disputes involving consumer law, breach of contract and other corporate and commercial issues. Rafael Passaro has more than two decades of experience in civil litigation and administrative proceedings, which are also key areas of activity for Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli. Focusing on commercial and corporate disputes, Guilherme Gaspari Coelho is another practitioner to note. Fernanda Cardoso combines expertise in corporate law and M&A matters with in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution. Domingos Refinetti joined Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados in May 2019. Since publication, the firm hired dispute resolution expert Wilson Newton de Mello Neto from an in-house position with SABESP in June 2021.


‘The Stocche Advogados team has worked for us leading a pool of offices in major strategic processes, demonstrating to be a team of high technical and management skills, very closely involved and always acting proactively, seeking to anticipate the movements of the adverse and the judiciary in defining the best strategy.’

‘Our interactions, as a rule, are with the team specialized in dispute resolution and litigation, led by partner Rafael Passaro. Rafael shows himself to be a highly trained and always accessible lawyer, with solutions that are appropriate to the specific case and the client’s needs. I also highlight the lawyers Luis Guilherme A. Bondioli and Fernanda Cardoso, for their high technical capacity and brilliance.’

‘Luis Guilherme Bondioli is a great professional, having extensive experience, which facilitates the dialogue with the client.’ 

Key clients












Credite Suisse


Work highlights

  • Retained as counsel for Dudalina in a dispute between shareholders of two companies it has incorporated.
  • Represented Brookfield Incorporações in a dispute over an agreement executed between a company and an investor regarding some commercial units.

Veirano Advogados

The dispute resolution team at Veirano Advogados offers representation to a diverse range of clients operating in a range of industries, including banking, logistics, energy, oil and gas, entertainment and mining. The department is well equipped to advise on cases arising from civil, commercial and corporate disputes, as well as consumer claims. Felipe Bastos, whose experience covers litigation and mediation, oversees the department. Ricardo Gama is often retained by domestic and international clients in a variety of strategic disputes. Rosangela Delgado handles contractual, commercial and regulatory disputes, and Luiz Guilherme Migliora is noted for his extensive track record in complex litigation.

Practice head(s):

Felipe Bastos


‘The Veirano team has provided not only legal opinion but also business strategy, leading us to rational results which could minimise our legal and business risk.’

‘The firm has a multidisciplinary team which combine diverse skills, covering the full-range of advice and providing high-quality legal services. Lawyers are qualified and always available. Ricardo Gama stands out for his negotiation skills, and ability to handle complex and sensible matters.’

Key clients

EMI Records Brasil

Ferrous Resources Limited


Porto do Açu


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

Warner Music Brasil

TIM Celular

BNY Mellon Serviços Financeiros Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários

Subsea 7 do Brasil Serviços

Hugo Pedro de FigueiredoBreville Pty Limited

Magotteaux Brasil

Koenig & Bauer

Supergasbras Energia

Work highlights

  • Advises EMI, a large recording company owned by Universal Music Group, in a lawsuit brought by well-known Brazilian singer João Gilberto, claiming the payment of royalties and damages for the exploration and remastering of his works.
  • Representing the Brazilian branch of the Church of Latter-Day Saints (LDS Church) in a strategic class action filed against LDS Church and the municipality of Fortaleza concerning alleged environmental irregularities in the construction of the LDS Church’s temple in Fortaleza.

Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados

The litigation department at Vella Pugliese Buosi e Guidoni Advogados represents clients in lawsuits involving breaches of contract, civil liability, environmental law, restructuring claims and corporate and real estate disputes. Antonio Celso Pugliese leads the department, which demonstrates particular strength in class actions. Carolina Mansur and Nahima Müller are other key names in the team focusing on civil litigation.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Celso Pugliese


‘Dedicated and hardworking team with significant experience.’

‘Carolina Mansur is always outstanding and offers alternative approaches to solving cases.’

BFBM – Barroso Fontelles, Barcellos, Mendonça & Associados

BFBM – Barroso Fontelles, Barcellos, Mendonça & Associados is entirely devoted to dispute resolution, and is well versed in judicial and administrative proceedings. In particular, the department is often instructed to act in cases before the superior courts in Brazil. Rafael Barroso Fontelles specialises in banking disputes, while Eduardo Mendonça regularly handles litigation involving digital law, regulatory matters and freedom of speech issues. Felipe Monnerat's areas of expertise include cases addressing regulatory issues pertaining to the telecoms sector.

Key clients

Telefônica Brasil

Banco Itaú Unibanco

Confederação Nacional das Empresas de Seguros Gerais, Previdência Privada e Vida, Saúde Suplementar e Capitalização

Sindtelebrasil – Sindicato Nacional das Empresas de Telefonia e de Serviço Móvel Celular e PessoalAtento

Serasa Experian



Federação Brasileira de Bancos

Banco Bradesco

Banco Votorantim

Louis Dreyfus Company

Biosev Bioenergia International


Uber Brasil

Cinemark Brasil


BHP Billiton

BR Distribuidora


Work highlights

  • Advising Telefônica Brasil (VIVO) in a class action filed against the client, requesting a preliminary injunction ordering that advertising geo-localised media services be prohibited and that a personal data protection impact report be prepared and submitted.

Castro Barros Advogados

The disputes team at Castro Barros Advogados covers commercial, banking, and corporate disputes. José Augusto Leal focuses on commercial and corporate litigation, demonstrating extensive experience in cases involving financial services-sector clients. Credit recovery is an area of expertise for Alexandre Espínola Catramby, while Marco Deluiggi specialises in corporate and insurance disputes. Olympio Carvalho is proficient in cross-border matters, as well as in the resolution of conflicts concerning the transport sector.


‘The team understands your needs and work with high level legal technique.’

‘Castro Barros has a group of experienced lawyers, who can think and develop several alternatives to win a case. Their petitions are not only clear and easy to read, but also short and complete.’

‘Olympio Carvalho is recommended for his technical ability, availability and friendly relationship.’

‘Alexandre Catramby (partner) and Rodrigo Mattos (senior associate) are fast, smart and always available to discuss a case or situation, even if they are not our lawyer in a case.’

Key clients

J.P. Morgan

Hewlett-Packard Enterprises Financial Services

Banco BTG Pactual

Renault do Brasil

Banco Modal

União de Lojas Leader

Brasbunker Participações

Editora Abril

Fundação Petrobras de Seguridade Social – Petros

Forever Living Products Brasil

Work highlights

  • Representing JPMorgan in complex and high-value disputes conducted in the state of Rio de Janeiro against Companhia Docas do Rio de Janeiro, a government-owned entity.

L.O. Baptista Advogados

The civil and commercial litigation practice at L.O. Baptista Advogados has extensive experience advising multinational companies operating in the technology, retail, energy and natural resources sectors. The practice is jointly led by litigator André Carmelingo Alves and André Mendes Espirito Santo, whose knowledge covers corporate disputes, consumer claims and cases involving the fashion sector. In addition, the department is well equipped to handle disputes concerning IP, construction, credit recovery, real estate and environmental law.

Siqueira Castro – Advogados

With a vast network of regional offices, Siqueira Castro – Advogados is well versed in commercial and corporate litigation at all levels of the federal and state courts. Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro, who is an expert in judicial and administrative proceedings, oversees the department with André Gondinho, who focuses on business litigation. Daniela Soares Domingues is noted for strategic litigation and mediation, and Andre Frossard Albuquerque's experience covers disputes involving unfair competition, corporate and infrastructure issues. In January 2021, Yasmin Cotait e Silva, Emerson Soares Mendes and Vinicius da Silva Pacheco were promoted to the partnership.

Key clients

Cnen Projetos de Engenharia

Pcbios – Participações Em Complexos Bioenergéticos

Ceg – Companhia Distribuidora De Gás do Rio De Janeiro

Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers

Icatu Holding

Slavel Distribuidora de Automóveis

Fraport Ag Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide

Fraport Brasil Aeroporto de Porto Alegre

Associação Brasileira de Televisão Por Assinatura – Abta

Companhia de Bebidas das Américas – Ambev

Kellogg Brasil

Peixe Urbano Web Serviços Digitais

Work highlights

  • Represents SLAVEL, a HYUNDAI dealership present in several cities in the State of Paraná, in a lawsuit for damages suffered because of anti-competitive measures practised by a manufacturer and a dealership.

Tauil & Chequer Advogados

Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown represents companies operating in the energy, mining, finance, construction and oil and gas sectors, among others, in domestic and cross-border litigation. The team is led by Gustavo Fernandes de Andrade, who focuses on commercial and corporate disputes, and Leonardo Morato, who specialises in restructuring matters. Bankruptcy-related litigation is one of Luciana Celidonio’s specialisms, while Mauro Pedroso Gonçalves is a seasoned practitioner in cross-border cases and pre-litigation issues. Luis Inácio Lucena Adams, who sits in the Brasília office, provides assistance in relation to matters before the superior and supreme courts.


‘The litigation practice of Tauil & Chequer has a seasoned and solid background. They are not only extremely business-oriented, but also attentive to the details and specific facts of my industry. I would be pleased to recommend Tauil & Chequer to my in-house peers, as they are ahead of the curve and deliver an excellent work-product.’

‘I would like to refer to João Marçal Martins as a rising star in litigation. He is talented, assertive. He quickly understands the deep aspects of the case and is easy to deal with.’

Key clients

Paragon Offshore

Sinopec Petroleum do Brasil

Banco Mizuho do Brasil

BNY Mellon Serviços Financeiros DTVM

Indra Brasil Soluções e Serviços Tecnológicos

BGC Liquidez Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários

Sindicato Nacional das Empresas de Telefonia e de Serviço Móvel Celular E Pessoal – Sinditelebrasil

Vantage Drilling International

Stam Metalúrgica

Telefônica Brasil


Norsk Hydro Brasil

Confederação Nacional das Empresas de Seguros Gerais, Previdência Privada e Vida, Saúde Suplementar e Capitalização – CNSEG

Confederação Nacional Da Indústria (CNI)

Banco Bradesco

Turmalina Gestão e Administração de Recursos

Recofarma Indústria Do Amazonas

Grupo Ok Construções E Empreendimentos

Techint Engenharia E Construção


Refinaria de Petróleos de Manguinhos

Amazonas Geração e Transmissão de Energia

Work highlights

  • Acts as counsel for Stam Metalúrgica and its shareholders/officer  in seven different parallel lawsuits filed by a minority shareholder involving a variety of corporate matters.

Arruda Alvim & Thereza Alvim Advocacia e Consultoria Jurídica

Arruda Alvim & Thereza Alvim Advocacia e Consultoria Jurídica illustrates particular experience in class actions involving consumer rights, environmental law and public law-related matters. Other areas of expertise include civil litigation, corporate disputes and administrative proceedings. The key point of contact is founding partner Theresa Arruda Alvim.

ASBZ Advogados

ASBZ Advogados handles disputes involving a range of industries, including technology, energy, healthcare and consumer goods. The practice is jointly led by three partners: Alfredo Zucca Neto, whose experience in civil and commercial litigation spans more than two decades; Aitan Canuto Cosenza Portela, who excels in contentious matters pertaining to the energy and financial services sectors; and Christian Vieira, who is noted for corporate and construction disputes. Maurício Maríngolo is based in Brasília and leads on work related to the superior courts. Heloisa Vasconcellos is another name to note.


‘The partners actively participate in the proposed solutions for the business and are able to add technical knowledge, business vision and management skills.’

‘Aitan Portela is a businessman who practices law with excellence. Daniel Telles is an operator of the law that has evolved a lot, especially with regard to management skills. Maurício Maríngolo is a strategist. Felipe Gruber is a business partner capable of providing quick and adequate solutions to the company’s needs.’

Key clients


Banco Santander (Brasil)

CTEEP – Cia. De Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista

WalMart Brasil

Tecnisa S.A.Rádio e Televisão Bandeirantes

Elo Participações

Sociedade de Senhoras do Hospital Sírio-Libanes

Dia Brasil Sociedade

Companhia Brasileira de Soluções e Seviços


Stone Pagamentos

Biosev Bioenergia

Mexichem Brasil Indústria de Transformação Plástica

Banco Bradesco

Bom Negócio Atividades de Internet


Prime Sistemas de Atendimento ao Consumidor

Tishman Speyer

Work highlights

  • Defended CTEEP – Cia. De Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista in a claim for damages arising from indirect expropriation due to the construction of an electrical energy substation.

Azevedo Sette Advogados

Azevedo Sette Advogados offers representation to clients in civil litigation proceedings throughout the country. The practice is instructed by a diverse client portfolio of companies active in a range of industries, particularly technology and telecoms. Ricardo Azevedo Sette and Paulo Ciari de Almeida Filho are two of the key partners in the department, which expanded at the partner level with the promotion of Danielle Chipranski Cavalcante to the partnership in 2021.

Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados

The litigation team at Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados assists Brazilian and domestic clients in disputes involving civil, commercial and consumer law, as well as administrative, regulatory and corporate issues. Renato Moraes focuses on judicial proceedings, showcasing particular expertise in internet issues and public law-related litigation. Leonardo Avelar is skilled in corporate and civil disputes, which are also areas of focus for Paulo Renato Barroso.


‘Leonardo Magalhães Avelar and his team deliver good results and provides prompt legal advice.’

‘Leonardo Magalhães Avelar is technically excellent and manages to provide legal advice in a manner that gives confidence to the company even in the most stressful cases.’

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

Goldwind Equipamentos e Soluções em Energia Renovável

Investimento e Participações em Infraestrutura – INVEPAR

Logitecth do Brasil Comercio de Acessoria de Informatica


PDV Loteamento e Empreendimentos Imobiliários

PVH Brasil projetos renováveis

Swissport Brasil

Amafi Comercial e Construtora

Starboard Restructuring Partners

Banco Santander (Brasil)

Rossi Residencial

CHC do Brasil Taxi Aéreo

Work highlights

  • Acted for CHC do Brasil Taxi Aereo in the filing of an indemnity claim for damages caused by Panalpina, as lessee of a helicopter.

CMT – Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados

CMT – Carvalho, Machado e Timm Advogados provides legal assistance to clients in a range of corporate and commercial disputes. Paula Abi-Chahine Yunes Perim handles lawsuits involving civil, administrative, commercial and consumer law, while Tiago Faganello is adept at settling disputes arising from M&A, infrastructure projects and construction contracts. Orlando Silva Neto and Fabiane Verçosa are also key practitioners in the team.


‘The litigation practice is very successful, always available to assist the client. Most of the partners have a very good academic background, which allows them to be very creative in the proceedings.’

‘Paula Abi-Chahine is a very good professional, she performs a great job for her clients. Renato Caovilla is also an excellent partner.’

Key clients

Weblink Hospedagem de sites

WEG Equipamentos Elétricos

SETEP Terraplanagem

Athus Participações


Unilever Brasil

PPG Industrial do Brasil

Katoen Natie

Yokogawa Service

John Deere Brasil

Cofco Brasil


GS1 Brasil – Associação Brasileira de AutomaçãoAmil




Somfy Brasil

Teixeira Duarte


Grupo MGB






J.U. Ungaro


GERDAU Aços Longos

Mercado Livre

STARR Indemnity & Liability Company

Philip Morris Brasil






Work highlights

  • Acting for CIPASA, a construction company, in a public interest civil action, through which the Federal Prosecution Office sought to discontinue a luxury development.

Felsberg Advogados

Felsberg Advogados represents clients in all stages of judicial litigation in Brazil, and is also well equipped to assist in mediation. Acting for companies in the transport, energy and construction sectors, among others, the team handles lawsuits involving corporate, M&A, financing, environmental and consumer law issues. The department is led by Marcus Matteucci, whose experience covers domestic and cross-border litigation, as well as civil and commercial disputes, and Eduardo Périllier, who joined the firm in 2019.

Key clients

Caixa Econômica Federal

Caixa Participações

Companhia Hidroelétrica Figueirópolis


Supermirella Participações

TNS Serviços de Pesquisa de Mercado

WPP Group Nominees Limited

WPP do Brasil Participações


IBOPE Participações

Rede Energia

Zeos Tecnologia e Sistemas

WJ Produtos Alimentícios

Equipav Engenharia

Agropecuária Potenza

Votener – Votorantim Comercializadora de Energia

T4F Entretenimento

Promonlogicalis Tecnologia e Participações

Diebold Nixdorf Brazil

Parmalat S.p.A

Lactalis do Brasil – Comércio, Importação e Exportação de Laticínios

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional – CSN

Usina Caeté



FKP Sojuzplodoimport

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company

Nordic Trustee ASA

Banco do Brasil

JVC Kenwood do Brasil

Mexichem Brasil

Livraria Cultura

Johnson Controls

Avis Budget Group

Caixa Econômica Federal

Work highlights

  • Assisting Votener in a collection claim against Coenergy Comercializadora de Energia to recover the amounts owed as a termination fine of an energy trading agreement and as damages.

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

Inglez, Werneck, Ramos, Cury e Françolin Advogados (IWRCF) is well equipped to advise foreign and Brazilian clients on complex litigation as well as preventive strategies. With in-depth knowledge of the automobile and healthcare industries, the practice also excels in contentious matters pertaining to the technology and pharmaceutical industries. Practice co-head Renato José Cury stands out in civil litigation and class actions, and co-leader Andréa Pitthan Françolin has extensive experience in judicial and administrative proceedings. Civil, commercial and regulatory disputes are areas of activity for Tatiana Magalhães Florence. Caroline Lerner Castro is regularly retained by leading multinational companies.


‘Team of business-oriented attorneys, high level of understanding about the fast paced business environment that requires agile responses with incredible commitment to excellence.’

‘The team has qualified and dedicated professionals. Luiz Fernando Alouche is an excellent lawyer, who gets involved in the matters and is always available to answer any questions.’

‘Dedicated and efficient team under the brilliant leadership of Renato Cury, who develops legal strategies capable of delivering great results.

‘IWRCF’s team of litigators go deeply in the details of each case and make their clients feel comfortable with them leading them. Renato Cury is an easily reachable partner and an excellent professional to support in product liability cases.’

‘Renato Cury is smart, hard-working, and a pleasure to work with.  He has excellent knowledge of the law in the area of product liability and class actions. He is also strategic and thinks creatively to achieve the best and most efficient solutions for clients.’

‘Andreá Françolin raises the bar on delivering excellence on every single matter handled by her or her team. She builds client intimacy and delivers an outstanding service and results.’

Key clients

Volkswagen do Brasil Industria de Veículos Automotores

Dow AgroSciences Industrial

Procomp Indústria Eletrônica

Mattel do Brasil

Medtronic Comercial

Nissan do Brasil Automóveis

Goodyear do Brasil Produtos de Borracha

Eurofarma Laboratórios

HBO do Brasil

Audi do Brasil Indústria e Comércio de Veículos

ConectCar Soluções de Mobilidade Eletrônica

Work highlights

  • Representing Sanofi in a lawsuit brought by the State of Rio Grande do Sul, requesting reimbursement of the expenses it incurred in providing free medication to a patient after Sanofi had ended a trial.

Levy & Salomão

Levy & Salomão offers representation to clients before state and federal courts in relation to litigation arising from corporate and labour disputes, as well as issues pertaining to environmental law, project development, real estate matters and credit recovery. Key practitioners include Angela Di Franco, who is in the São Paulo office, and Brasília-based Bolívar Moura Rocha.

LUC Advogados

LUC Advogados is a new player in the field of strategic litigation and arbitration, which benefits from the extensive experience of founding partners Luciano de Souza Godoy and Ricardo Zamariola Júnior, who were formerly at Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados (now Vidigal Neto Advogados). The practice, which is based in São Paulo and Brasília, is dedicated to settling cases involving public and private law, and is well equipped to assist clients throughout the entire Brazilian federal and state court system. Leonardo Dib Freire was promoted to partner in September 2021.

Key clients

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

Caixa Econômica Federal – CEF

Suzano Papel e Celulose

ANBIMA – Associação Brasileira das Entidades dos Mercados

Buser Brasil Tecnologia

Raízen Combustíveis

Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo

Banco Santander

Unilever Brasil

Arcor do Brasil

Work highlights

  • Retained by Buser – a digital service provider in the bus charter business – to represent it before the Supreme Court in a direct action for unconstitutionality that challenges newly passed federal legislation.

Mattos Engelberg Advogados

Mattos Engelberg Advogados excels in class actions, and also advises on pre-litigation strategies and enforcement proceedings. João Berchmans Correia Serra leads the team based in Brasília, and advises on real estate, product liability and public law-related litigation. João Carlos Areosa is a name to note for cross-border disputes. Founding partner Ubiratan Mattos and recent hire Felipe Moraes are other leading practitioners in the team. Louise Emily Bosschart is also recommended. Gustavo Penna Marinho left the firm in 2020.


‘The team is able to understand the details of the demand and the customer’s needs. They are proactive.’

‘Louise Bosschart has a strong leadership ability. She leads even when there are other offices participating in the same project.’

Key clients

Akzo Nobel

Flora Produtos de Limpeza

Globenet Cabos Submarinos

GE Oil & Gas

CHIESI Farmacêutica



Louis Dreyfus Company



Work highlights

  • Defending JJM Automóveis e Serviços Ltda in a lawsuit related to the termination of a lease contract.

Muriel Medici Franco Advogados

Muriel Medici Franco Advogados has a strong track record in representing foreign and domestic companies in high-value litigation. Of particular note, the department stands out for its expertise in the agribusiness sector. Marcelo Muriel has longstanding experience in litigation and arbitration. Fernando Medici Júnior has a significant background in international litigation. Nancy Gombossy de Melo Franco and Thiago Soares Gerbasi have in-depth knowledge of the agricultural sector. Aline Dias is skilled in procedural law. Since publication, the firm announced in June 2021 that it has split into two new firms: Muriel Advogados, led by Marcelo Muriel, and Franco Leutewiler Henriques Advogados (FLH Advogados), where Nancy Gombossy de Melo Franco and Aline Dias are among the key contacts. Fernando Medici Júnior is now at Marcelo Tostes Advogados. Álvaro Brito Arantes also left the firm in June 2021.


‘Excellent technical knowledge, innovative and differentiated solutions for customer demands, personal customer service by partners and easy contact with them.’

‘The team is accessible, updated and always available. Álvaro Arantes is exceptional. He always serves the customer personally and demonstrates excellent technical knowledge, with a comprehensive view. Moreover, he is always up-to-date and knows how to identify the jurisprudence and legislative trends on the subject.’

‘Álvaro Arantes is highly regarded as a practical problem solver and has excellent ideas to handle complex disputes. He is very technical and has a deep knowledge of the Brazilian procedural system and case law.’

‘The combination of good academic background and excellent knowledge of the industry/sector makes the practice unique. Additionally, the partners are very hands-on and participate directly in the daily activities. Nancy Franco and Thiago Gerbasi are very experienced in the agribusiness sector in Brazil.’

‘Marcelo Muriel is a star, has a lot of experience and an impressive legal background. He is sharp, strong, creative and always acts as if his life depended on the case. Fernando Médici has deep procedural knowledge and knows how to use it in favor of the client. He truly understands the client’s business and has a contagious enthusiasm. He speaks the client’s language, and is available when you need him.’

‘Thiago Gerbasi and Nancy Franco are stars in the litigation sector.’

‘The team has excellent technical knowledge, everyone knows the cases in-depth, the service is personalised, quickly meeting customer deadlines.’

Key clients


Louis Dreyfus Company Group

Cofco International

Nordex Energy

Andritz Hydro


Apple Computer Brasil

Banco BTG Pactual Group

Enforce ADM

Paper Excellence



Deutsche Bank

Martin Brower


Peixe Urbano


Work highlights

  • Acting for Andritz Hydro in a lawsuit against Fator Seguradora in a dispute regarding the payment of indemnification connected to the construction of Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant.

Rolim, Viotti, Goulart, Cardoso Advogados

Rolim, Viotti & Leite Campos Advogados' civil litigation team has significant experience handling lawsuits involving automotive, energy and telecoms companies. Practice head Helvécio Franco Maia Júnior's areas of practice include regulatory litigation, as well as disputes arising from mining contracts, consumer claims, real estate issues and commercial agreements. Patrícia Pilo Bittencourt Redig and Luís Felipe Bernardes Sá Teles, who both focus on litigation and arbitration, are also core members of the team.


‘Lawyers’ technical ability and their handling of complex cases is outstanding.’

‘Patricia Redig Piló and Helvecio Franco Maia Junior are always at our disposal and have in-depth knowledge of the law.’

Key clients

FCA Fiat Chrysler Automóveis do Brasil


Mercedes-Benz do Brasil


Gerdau Group

Ciber Equipamentos Rodoviários

ADM do Brasil

Algar Telecom

CNH Latin America

Zurich Brasil Seguros

Anglogold Ashanti Córrego do Sítio Mineração

Work highlights

  • Defends Grupo CPFL in several lawsuits filed against it and ANEEL (the Brazilian Energy Regulatory Agency) by municipalities which are seeking to prevent a process established by a regulatory statute in 2010 concerning public lighting assets.

Silveiro Advogados

Silveiro Advogados has a significant track record in construction disputes, and is also active in corporate litigation. The team, which is split between São Paulo and Porto Alegre, is proficient in judicial and administrative proceedings, and adept in acting in class actions. Department head Ricardo Ranzolin is experienced in civil litigation and arbitration. Ricardo Leal de Moraes is a name to note for antitrust litigation and public law issues, while telecoms and post-privatisation disputes are core areas of activity for Igor Bimkowski Rossoni.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Ranzolin


‘I consider that the firm has a team capable of assisting in the avoidance and resolution of conflicts of the highest legal complexity. I say this based on the strategic and frank debate we have, the theoretical/academic and practical capacity that the lawyers with whom I work present as well as for the petitions they elaborate in relation to administrative, judicial and arbitration proceedings.’

‘Realistic strategic thinking and the broad theoretical/academic and practical knowledge of the partners is worth mentioning.’

Key clients

Telefonica Brasil

Eduardo Rocha Azevedo

Banco Cooperativo SICREDI

IBI Participações

BANRISUL – Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul

Bing Imóveis Incorporadora e Construtora

Tárik Potthoff

Rio Bravo Investments

Frusapar Participações (Fruki Bebidas)

Rohden Indústria Lignea

Work highlights

  • Represents Telefonica in a class action filed by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the State of São Paulo against Telesp (a state-owned company bought by Telefônica).

Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa e Guerreiro Advogados

The litigation department at Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa e Guerreiro Advogados focuses on commercial disputes, assisting companies in a range of industries, including private equity. The practice also possesses the ability to handle disputes involving real estate and energy issues, as well as regulatory agencies. Founding partner Paulo Albert Weyland Vieira dedicates his practice to corporate disputes. Marcos Serra Netto Fioravanti and Claudio Roberto Pieruccetti Marques are seasoned practitioners in civil and business litigation. Investment and pension funds often seek Lucas Hermeto's advice on contentious matters.

Key clients


Norte EnergiaVale

Postalis – Instituto de Previdência Complementar

Clube De Regatas Do Flamengo

GE Fundo de Investimento em Participações

Brasil Sovereign Fund

MRS Logística


Bolt Energias

BW Offshore



Operador Nacional do Sistema Elétrico

Work highlights

  • Represents Serpros (a federal state-owned technology company’s pension fund) in a lawsuit seeking indemnification from its former managers.

Warde Advogados

Warde Advogados specialises in corporate disputes, regulatory issues and anti-corruption matters. Its clients are active across multiple sectors, including real estate, energy, financial services, retail and media. Managing partner Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior oversees the department, and is proficient in commercial dispute resolution. Bankruptcy cases are a core area of activity for Jose Luiz Bayeux Neto, while Lucas Akel Filgueiras is experienced in handling public law-related contentious matters. Rodrigo Jesuino Bittencourt is noted for disputes concerning financial services and capital markets. Recently, the team was further strengthened by the arrival of Alfredo Sérgio Lazzareschi Neto.


‘The best quality of Warde Advogados is the lawyers’ ability to elaborate sophisticated strategies, even in the most challenging matters. They have a disruptive vision of litigation.’

‘Walfrido Warde draws efficient and oftentimes bold strategies, while Felipe Emmanuel de Figueiredo makes everything seem compelling and reasonable. The team is exceptional in all areas of litigation, but particularly stands out in corporate and commercial disputes. In addition, Renato Polillo, José Luiz Bayeux Neto, Lucas Akel, and Rodrigo Bittencourt are always available and have in-depth knowledge.’

‘Besides having extensive knowledge in the field of litigation, the firm has an incredible multidisciplinary ability to advise on a range of disputes. With precise techniques, they are very adept at turning any type of setback into victory, as they are always looking for some alternative solution to their clients’ problems. They are able to accurately indicate the best path to be followed, even when evidently contrary to clients’ expectations.’

‘Walfrido Warde’s dedication and availability for customer service are noteworthy as well. He is the type of lawyer with whom we want to relate, because it is impossible to feel weak or susceptible when represented by him, whose scientific knowledge is also very impressive. Jose Luiz Bayeux Neto should also be mentioned, who is  in my opinion the best writer of procedural documents. He is capable of transforming any type of dense subject into pleasant reading, without ever losing its legality. He is also a great strategist.’

Key clients


Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional – CSN

Cyrela Brazil Realty

M. Dias Branco

Vigor Alimentos

Saraiva Livreiros Editores

José Carlos Grubisich Filho

Banco Safra

GranBio Investimentos

Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group

Banco Fibra

Sequoia Participações

Grupo SpliceJ

aú Construtora

Chilli Beans

Noroestecom Telecomunicações

Roberto Villa Real Júnior

VKN Motors do Brasil

Olavo Tarraf

Renova Energia

Multisetorial Sudeste Fundo de Investimento em Participações

Work highlights

  • Continues to represent JBS in several class actions filed by Brazilian individuals who are seeking reimbursement for purported losses caused by JBS to the public treasury.

Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados

Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados not only assists clients with the settling of disputes, but also offers support in relation to preventive actions. Typical instructions include construction and energy-related cases and restructuring claims. Founding partner Vânia Wongtschowski is noted for her in-depth knowledge of the retail and construction sectors. Domingos Refinetti, who has vast experience in the field of litigation and insolvency, recently joined from Stocche Forbes Advogados. Other names to note in the team include Juliana Brotto de Barros Milaré, Marília Canto Gusso, Rubens Opice Filho and Patrícia Lamaneres Binnie, who joined from Lobo de Rizzo Advogados in August 2021.

Key clients

Alufer Estruturas Metálicas

Arcos Dourados Comercio de Alimentos

Associação Educacional Ursinho Branco

Cargil Agricola


Iss Servsystem do Brasil

Racional Engenharia

Somos Sistema de Ensino

Sodexo Pass do Brasil

T-Grão Cargo Terminal de Graneis

Tww do Brasil

Vivareal Internet

Work highlights

  • Representing Braldecar in a claim filed by Cosan Indústria e Comércio, Raízen Energia and COMGÁS, through which the plaintiffs seek the termination of lease agreements executed with Braldecar.

Almeida Advogados

Almeida Advogados regularly represents domestic and international clients in corporate and shareholder disputes. The practice is also proficient in litigation involving real estate, insurance, financial and contractual issues, among other areas. Andréa Seco is proficient in civil and commercial matters. Domestic and foreign companies seek Henrique Carmona do Amaral’s representation in strategic litigation. André de Almeida is another key point of contact in the team.

Key clients

Paulista Saúde

MSC Cruzeiros Do Brasil

Alpex Alumínio

Aerovias de México – Aeroméxico

Hughes Telecomunicações do Brasil

Alesat Combustíveis

Edding International GmbH

Gusa Nordeste

Stericycle Gestão Ambiental

Mahle Behr Gerenciamento Térmico Brasil

Mahle Metal Leve

Oil Group

MSC Shipping Consórcio Aquamec

Work highlights

  • Assisting Boston Medical Group in several lawsuits to stop competitors’ use of Google ads with terms and key words that match the ones used as part of BMG’s trade mark.

Andrade Maia Advogados

Dispute resolution is at the core of Andrade Maia Advogados' practice, which is noted for class actions and mass litigation. The firm acts for a diverse client base, which includes several leading international and domestic companies. Founding partner Júlio Cesar Goulart Lanes is the name to note.

Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados

The dispute resolution department at Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados is well versed in litigation, with significant experience in settling disputes involving corporate, tax, capital markets, labour and civil law. Of particular note is the team's strong track record in punitive administrative proceedings related to the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and the National Superintendence for Pension Funds (PREVIC). Department head Bruno Carriello has more than two decades of experience in litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Carriello

Key clients

PETROBRAS – Petróleo Brasileiro

ELETROBRAS – Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras



Kepler Weber


Previ – Caixa de Previdência dos Funcionários do Banco do BrasilReal Grandeza – Fundação de Previdência e Assistência Social

PETROS – Fundação Petrobras de Seguridade SocialGenerali Brasil SegurosBanco Paulista

Banco Fator

Fator Corretora de Valores

Postalis – Instituto de Seguridade Social Dos Correios e Telégrafos

Fidc Brasil Plural Recuperação de Crédito

Socopa – Sociedade Corretora Paulista

Fundação de Seguridade Social Braslight

Work highlights

  • Represents Eletrobras in a lawsuit questioning the privatisation of CEPISA.

Dias Carneiro Advogados

Dias Carneiro Advogados focuses on commercial and corporate litigation, and also provides advice on the prevention of conflicts. The team is jointly led by Laura Mendes Bumachar, whose experience covers litigation and arbitration, and recently promoted partner Antonio Nachif, who is often instructed by clients operating in a range of industries, including banking, energy, construction, insurance and agribusiness. Since publication, Álvaro Brito Arantes has joined the firm from Muriel Medici Franco Advogados.


‘The team demonstrates a lot of dedication and effort to solve the cases, it is attentive to the judgments about similar cases in order to use any favourable precedent in the solution of the cases.’

‘The team is well organised and conducts extensive research of judgements in order to assist in all decisions. They answer questions immediately, which shows that they follow the processes and have knowledge of the procedures.’

‘They are easily accessible, respond to contacts very quickly. They are intelligent and studious, communicate very clearly and have extensive knowledge in the areas in which they operate. They follow the cases very closely, having knowledge of everything that occurs in the process and answer questions immediately, without having to research the current one.’

Key clients

Arcadia Commodities Trading Limited

Brasil Plural

Control Union Brasil

Emsenhuber Advogados Associados


Interpart Planejamento de Negócios Empresariais

Raízen Combustíveis Group

Raízen Energia

Riot Games Serviços

Solairedirect SASUBS

Work highlights

  • Represents Raízen Energia in two lawsuits against the sale of assets filed by Brookfiled Energy Group, on the basis that the purchase of Tonon BioEnergia’s properties by Raízen would be deemed to be fraudulent.

Ernesto Borges Advogados

Ernesto Borges Advogados is based in the Centre-West of Brazil and provides support to a diverse client list comprised of banks, real estate companies, telecom providers, insurers and agribusiness companies. The department is led by founding partner Ernesto Borges Neto, who is skilled in civil, commercial and administrative litigation, Bernardo Rodrigues de Oliveira Castro, who is noted for banking and financial contentious matters, Maria Mercedes Filartiga Cunha, Edyen Valente Calepis and Walberto Laurindo de Oliveira Filho.


‘Ernesto Borges Neto has been able to gather a team with high skills and extreme ability in the litigation field, specially in the States of Mato Grosso do Sul and Mato Grosso.’

‘Ernesto Borges Neto is extremely respected by the judges in Mato Grosso do Sul and is a reference regarding law in the states of centre-west of Brazil.’

‘It is the best litigation law firm in brazilian’s middle West region. It has very good and capable lawyers with very good knowledge in their respective fields of work.’

‘Ernesto Borges Neto is an outstanding lawyer with experienced practice in litigation. His knowledge of the judges and how they rule is a very important  tool. He has great academic credentials and is respected by his peers and the judges.’

‘Evandro Cesar Alexandre dos Santos is also a very good lawyer in litigation.’

Key clients

Companhia Energética de São Paulo – Cesp

Banco Bradesco

Banco Itau



Concessionária Rota do Oeste

Fertipar Fertilizantes do Paraná

Embratel Tvsat Telecomunicações

Work highlights

  • Engaged to defend Condomínio Agrícola in an action that discussed the possession of a rural area containing more than 9,000 hectares.

Advocacia Fernanda Hernandez

Brasília-based firm Advocacia Fernanda Hernandez possesses in-depth knowledge of the high courts in Brazil, offering representation to clients from local first instance up to the Supreme Court. Founding partner Fernanda Guimaraes Hernandez leads the team, which is well versed in judicial and administrative proceedings. Litigation involving the financial sector is a core area of activity for Bruna Macedo Moreth.


‘Hardworking, ethical and committed team.’

‘All the lawyers are extremely capable and Ms. Hernandez is one of most brilliant practitioners I’ve ever worked with. She is able to create a culture inside the office which follows her principles.’

‘They know our lawsuits more than our internal team, because they research any and all subjects that have reference to our cases.’

‘Each lawyer takes care of their cases as if it were the most important.’

Key clients

Jive Investments Consultoria

Advocacia Gandra MartinsBRF

Advocacia Dias de SouzaCamargo Correa

Cascol Combustíveis para Veículos

Maisbarato Comércio de Bebida e Alimentos

Solvi Participações

Group Attos

Banco BS2

Construtora Norberto Odebrecht

Juscapital – Jus Capital Gestão de Recursos

Work highlights

  • Advises the Portal do Sol Incorporação, Casablanca Incorporação and Scorpius Residencial Resort Incorporação throughout all the judicial phases aiming to contest and deconstruct the concept of joint liability of the companies to certain labour debts.

Advocacia Fernando Rudge Leite

Advocacia Fernando Rudge Leite undertakes a range of contentious work, including litigation involving real estate, corporate, banking and contractual disputes, as well as IP issues and credit recovery. Luiz Antonio Gomiero Júnior is a seasoned practitioner in dispute resolution.

Gasparini, Nogueira de Lima e Barbosa Advogados

The civil and commercial litigation practice at Gasparini, De Cresci e Nogueira de Lima Advogados demonstrates particular strength in restructuring claims and credit recovery, as well as infrastructure disputes and insurance lawsuits. Pedro Paulo Wendel Gasparini draws on almost three decades of experience in the field of commercial litigation. The team has seen significant growth recently, with the arrival of Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola from Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper and Ana Lygia Tannus Giacometti from a firm of which she was a founding partner. Verzola brings to the table experience in strategic and regulatory litigation, while Giacometti is proficient in corporate, tort, consumer and insurance disputes.


‘Gasparini, Nogueira De Lima E Barbosa Advogados’ team is strongly committed to clients. While most attorneys and law firms seek to win the case, Gasparini focuses on bringing solid returns according to their clients’ true interests.’

‘Pedro Paulo Gasparini is a brilliant mind. With an elegant and vigorous way to represent his clients in litigation, he always stands out as a key individual. Julia Astorga de Souza is a rising star in her field.’

Key clients

AMC Serviços Educacionais

GPS Group

General Motors do Brasil

Camargo Corrêa Infra

ABB Group

Giorgio Armani Brasil

Siemens Healthcare Diagnósticos



Metso Brazil Indústria E Comércio

C&A Modas

Florespar Florestal

Sanchez Cano

Work highlights

  • Defending Camargo Corrêa Infra in a public civil action for irregularities in the concession of the BRT/Salvador urban mobility project.

Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini Advogados

Curitiba-based Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini Advogados draws upon its strong profile in the public law market to assist clients with judicial and administrative proceedings arising from public procurement, government contracts, concessions and public-private partnerships (PPPs) in regulated sectors. The team, which is also adept at handling contentious commercial matters, has been particularly active in litigation involving bus and rail transport regulations. Eduardo Talamini, who has a strong track record in litigation and arbitration, oversees the department with André Guskow Cardoso, who is noted for administrative proceedings.


‘There is always a profound commitment of the firm to address customers’ needs. The team excels in strategic litigation, both in the administrative and judicial spheres. Their knowledge of administrative law is outstanding.’

‘Justen, Pereira, Oliveira e Talamini offers a personalised service from a full range of professionals (between lawyers and other contributors) who well-prepared to deliver legal answers in a fast and efficient way. The firm’s legal team has extensive experience in civil procedure and administrative law, seeking to provide their clients’ particular needs with smart and efficient insights.’

‘The firm’s structure, technical skills, ability to draft documents with passion, alongside with the customised support given during all consultations and suits are the main differentials when compared to other law firms.’

‘The mandated activities were performed by a highly qualified and multi-disciplined team: Marçal Justen filho, Eduardo Talamini, César Pereira, Felipe Scripes, Daniel Borda and Mayara Tonin. They were extraordinarily careful and skillful at data handling, document drafting, holding the oral hearings and providing the necessary advice. Moreover, they were brilliant when developing the judicial strategies, relying on the best available knowledge and legal practices.’

‘I particularly highlight and recommend the work of Marçal Justen Filho and Daniel Borda, who had spared no efforts, promptness and diligence to accomplish a great victory for the company.’

‘The firm has an outstanding knowledge of the public law and strategic litigation.’

Key clients


Advocacia Fernanda Hernandez

Águas de Itu – Exploração de serviços de Água e Esgoto


APM Terminals Itajaí

Associação Nacional das Empresas de Transportes Urbanos – NTU e Confederação Nacional do Transporte – CNT

Auto Viação Catarinense

Avianca – Ocenair Linhas Aéreas

Brookfield Energia Renovável

Brookfield São Paulo Empreendimentos Imobiliários


Cesbe – Engenharia e EmpreendimentosConcessionária Ecovia Caminho do Mar



Dataprom Equipamentos e Serviços de Informática

Ecorodovias Infraestrutura e Logística



Ferrovia Tereza Cristina (FTC)

Fortuna Corretora de Commodities e Consultoria Financeira

GNL Gemini Comercialização de Logística de Gás

J. Malucelli Construtora de Obras

Jaragua Equipamentos Industriais

Lavoro Administração de Bens e Participações

Maxifrota – Serviço de Manutenção de Frota


Racli – Limpeza Urbana

Rumo Malha Sul and Rumo Intermodal

Senff Participações


SETPESP – Sindicato Das Empresas de Transportes de Passageiros do Estado de São Paulo


Sulamericana Armazéns Gerais


TCP -Terminal de Conteineres de Paranaguá

Tecon Salvador

Transporte Coletivo Pérola do Oeste


Viasul – Concessionária das Rodovias Integradas do Sul


Work highlights

  • Represents CONCESSIONÁRIA ECOVIA CAMINHO DO MAR in four lawsuits that discuss the regularity of a concession.

Marchini Botelho Caselta Advogados

The litigation team at Marchini Botelho Caselta Advogados offers representation to clients before state and federal courts. The department is composed of seasoned practitioners, who bring together cross-practice expertise to handle contentious matters involving antitrust and regulatory issues, as well as insolvency, corporate and environmental law. Aurélio Marchini Santos, whose legal specialisms include international trade and antitrust litigation, jointly leads the team with Daniel Costa Caselta, who combines experience in judicial and arbitral proceedings.


‘Excellent legal technique.’

Key clients

VLI Group

White Martins Gases Industriais

Sherwin-Williams do Brasil Comércio e Indústria

Voestalpine VAE Gmb

HCRH Brasil

Atem’s Distribuidora de Petróleo

Associação Cemitérios Privados de São Paulo – ACEMBRA

Ceras Johnson

Elemidia Consultoria e Serviços de Marketing

Technip Operadora Portuária and Terminal Portuário de Angra dos Reis

Electrolux do Brasil

Landmark Capital Assessoria Empresarial

Abril Comunicações

Canais Abril de Televisão

Abril Radiodifusão

Interbrok Corretores de Seguros

Work highlights

  • Represented Ultrafértil and VLI Group on several lawsuits related to TIPLAM, one of the most important private maritime terminals in Brazil.

Monteiro de Castro e Setoguti Advogados

Monteiro de Castro e Setoguti Advogados is adept in commercial and civil litigation. The practice is led by Guilherme Setoguti, who focuses on litigation and arbitration proceedings, and also benefits from Rodrigo Monteiro de Castro's expertise in business and corporate law. The department was recently strengthened by the hire of Débora Carrara from Stocche Forbes Advogados, who is particularly skilled in commercial and corporate disputes, and Thiago Cabral from Souto Correa Advogados, who specialises in civil and corporate litigation.

Practice head(s):

Guilherme Setoguti


‘They have profound knowledge about case, knowing every detail and every aspect of them.  They are extremely dedicated and always provide a great perspective whilst keeping the bigger picture in mind of how the case might unfold.’

‘Guilherme Setoguti is extremely reassuring when dealing with problems. Apart from being reassuring, Rodrigo de Castro’s diplomatic demeanor makes him very impressive during negotiations.’

‘The firm is very well represented in law institutes, public agencies and in Court. Guilherme Setoguti is very respected as a lawyer. Also, because of the fact that he’s so well related, the firm attracts a good amount of trust when the client is looking for a good representation in  court. The firm is very quick with everything you ask. In addition, every single lawyer of the firm has an outstanding technical capability.’

‘Monteiro de Castro, Setoguti Advogados has a very distinguished board of partners. Rodrigo de Castro is a very well-experienced lawyer and knows exactly what companies are looking for when it comes to problem solving. Guilherme Setoguti is one of the most impressive lawyers that I have ever known, considering the amount of experience that he already has, despite being so young. He has a very modern approach as a lawyer and possesses an astonishing technical capability.’

‘Claudia Gruppi Costa, one the of the associates of the firm, comprehends clients’ needs very quickly. She’s also very good with timing and counseling.’

Key clients

Rádio E Televisão Bandeirantes

Rádio E Televisão Bandeirantes Do Rio De Janeiro


Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Consultores


Multiner / 2007 Participações

CBP Indústria

Banco Safra



Engepav Empreendimentos E Participações

GGHI Negócios Imobiliários Participações


Manteigaria Lisboa

Superbac – Proteção Ambiental

Auto Posto São Paulo / Cabrera Auto Posto

Work highlights

  • Represents TV Bandeirantes in a lawsuit proposed by two of its shareholders requesting the dismissal of Bandeirantes’ chief executive officer.

Elias, Matias Advogados

Nogueira, Elias, Laskowski & Matias Advogados handles civil and commercial lawsuits involving consumer law, contractual issues and credit recovery. The practice is also well equipped to assist with litigation concerning construction, healthcare, education and technology-related disputes. The team is under the joint leadership of Rubens Carmo Elias Filho and Carla Maluf Elias.

Key clients

Spraying Systems Do Brasil

Spectrum Brands Brasil Industria e Comercio de Bens de Consumo

Construtora Ts

Construtora Ts-Rconstrual 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

Construal Desenvolvimento Urbano

Work highlights

  • Acted for Santos Salles Empreendimentos e Participações in several civil and corporate lawsuits related to the sale of shares and disclaimer of warranties.

Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados

Demonstrating notable strength in disputes pertaining to the energy sector, Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados provides legal support in the context of civil and commercial litigation. Areas of recent growth for the dispute resolution team include contentious real estate and banking matters. Marcelo Beltrão da Fonseca is the practice head.

Practice head(s):

Marcelo Beltrão da Fonseca

Key clients

Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletricidade de São Paulo


Light Serviços de Eletricidade

Serveng Civilsan

Aliansce Sonae Shopping Centers

Banco Santander (Brasil)

CESP – Companhia Energética de São Paulo


Banco Bradesco

Work highlights

  • Provided legal assistance to Serveng Civilsan in connection with a lawsuit filed against Companhia Hidroelétrica do São Francisco – CHESF seeking indemnity for material damages caused by a delay in providing transmission lines.