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Wongtschowski Kleiman Advogados

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 5

The ‘young and excellent team' at Wongtschowski Kleiman Advogados acts for a range of clients, including construction, real estate, finance, media and transport players, in an array of contentious matters. Founder Vânia Wongtschowski is a solid performer in both litigation and arbitration, in which she routinely advises retail and construction companies. Marília Canto Gusso handles construction and technology-related disputes, while Juliana Brotto De Barros Milaré is a name to note for real estate cases. With a wealth of experience in debt restructuring and insolvency, Domingos Fernando Refinetti focuses on bankruptcy and consumer law litigation. ‘Excellent professional' Patrícia Paoliello Lamaneres Binnie, who joined from Lobo de Rizzo Advogados in August 2021, is dedicated to arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Vânia Wongtschowski Kleiman; Marília Canto Gusso; Juliana Brotto de Barros Milaré; Domingos Fernando Refinetti; Patricia Paoliello Lamaneres Binnie; Rubens Opice Filho


‘Strong focus on human and sustainability issues. The team has always been very attentive, available, agile, dealing with issues in an uncomplicated and informal way and charging the fees in a very fair and accessible way.’

‘Juliana Brotto is always available and handles matters in a light, uncomplicated and humane way. On a few occasions we also had contact with partner Vânia Wongtschowski, who was very serious and confident.’

‘Young and excellent team, they work well together under the leadership of Vania Wongstchowski.’

‘Vania Wongtschowski is a rising star: young but with a lot of experience, technically excellent and with a great presence in negotiations and hearings.’

‘Patricia Lamaneres is also an excellent professional, with impeccable technique and posture.’

Key clients

Gerdau Aços Longos

Capulho I Fundo De Investimento Em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizados

Racional Engenharia

Itaú Unibanco

Work highlights

  • Representing Gerdau Aços Longos in a lawsuit involving allegedly predatory prices.
  • Acting for Capulho I Fundo De Investimento Em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizados in a case related to the recovery of credit involved in agricultural financing.
  • Acting for Racional Engenharia in a claim involving the economic-financial imbalance of a contract with EPC.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Tier 6

Focused exclusively on strategic dispute resolution, Wongtschowski Kleiman Advogados has been engaged in a growing number of arbitration proceedings, most notably cases arising from construction, commodities, real estate, technology and corporate disputes. The team, which is equipped to assist clients in all types of arbitral proceedings, consultations and legal opinions, has experienced an uptick in demands from clients engaged in post-M&A arbitration. Vânia Wongtschowski has a proven track record in matters involving real estate and financial services clients. Recent highlights for Marília Canto Gusso include cases involving construction, retail, infrastructure and technology players, while Juliana Brotto De Barros Milaré specialises in real estate matters. Domingos Fernando Refinetti is a leading figure in restructuring and insolvency mandates. Patrícia Paoliello Lamaneres Binnie recently joined from Lobo de Rizzo Advogados, bringing significant experience in construction, corporate and investment-related arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Vânia Wongtschowski; Marília Canto Gusso; Juliana Brotto de Barros Milaré; Domingos Fernando Refinetti; Patricia Paoliello Lamaneres Binnie


‘The team is very capable and has extensive experience in arbitration proceedings. In addition, they are very easy to work with and ready to support us whenever we have questions.’

‘They are wonderful and committed to the client.’

‘Vânia and Domingos are absolutely outstanding.’

Key clients


H. Aidar Pavimentação e Obras

Work highlights

  • Acts for Fimer in an arbitration involving a solar equipment supply contract.

WK Advogados is Brazilian wide law firm. We are specialized in preventing and solving complex disputes.

Founded in 2006, we are a young but highly experienced firm. We have a united professional team who are recognized as having many years of experience within other national and international law firms. As well as being well prepared, available and up-to-date, there is something we are really good at: we are experts in our fields. We add value to our clients decision making, simplifying technical matters, focusing on the prevention of problems and, whenever necessary, solving their difficulties through clear, objective opinions and in favor of its business. We believe in partnership and customized service as indispensable conditions to satisfy everyone we serve.

Our collaborative model allows us to propose solutions focused on the interests of each of our clients in a personalized way. The proximity we seek with our clients and partners is part of our culture. We value the well-being and quality of life of all the professionals who form our team, an attitude that is reflected in our work environment and productivity. In line with the mission of our firm and the internal developed collaborative model, we have created a pro bono project called WK Social, which is nothing more than a reflection of what we expect for our country’s future. We are constantly searching for a more just and egalitarian society, by analyzing the current economic, social and environmental impacts.

Through these above commitments, we believe that it is possible to truly help our clients and positively transform our society as a whole.

Arbitration, Civil Litigation and Regulatory Vânia Wongtschowskivania@wkadvogados.com+55 (11) 3818-5555
Arbitration, Civil Litigation and Regulatory Rubens Opicerubens@wkadvogados.com+55 (11) 3818-5555
Arbitration, Civil Litigation, Dispute Prevention and Regulatory Marília Canto Gussomarilia@wkadvogados.com+55 (11) 3818-5555
Arbitration, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law Juliana Brotto Milaréjuliana@wkadvogados.com+55 (11) 3818-5555
Arbitration, Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation and Dispute Prevention Domingos Fernando Refinettidomingos.refinetti@wkadvogados.com+55 (11) 3818-5555
Arbitration, Civil Litigation and Dispute Prevention Patrícia Paoliello Lamanerespatricia.lamaneres@wkadvogados.com+55 (11) 3818-5555
Partners : 6
Associates : 17
Interns : 9
Administrative : 6
Câmara de Arbitragem OAB/SP - CAMCA
Arbitac - Associação Comercial do Paraná
Brazilian Institute of Construction Law
Brazilian Arbitration Comitee (CBAr)
Chartered Institute of Arbitration (FCIArb)
Brazilian Institute of Construction Law
Comission of Studies in Restructure & Insolvency Law - IASP
Turnaround Management Association of Brazil – TMA