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Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados

Competition and antitrust Tier 5

Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados excels in complex cartel cases, where it assists Brazilian and international companies and executives in all stages of CADE investigations. Name partner and competition practice head Pedro Zanotta draws on significant experience both in-house and in private practice. Dayane Garcia Lopes Criscuolo and Rodrigo Orlandini are key associates in the team.

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Corporate and M&A Tier 6

Mid-market M&A is a mainstay at Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados, which has recently advised on transactions in the ports, education and agribusiness sectors, among others. Names to note include founding partner Alexandre ZanottaTiago Bonatti Peres, who has significant experience in domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity deals; and senior associates Luiza Ozores Igel and Carolina de Mattos Pacheco.

Key clients

Atlântica Hotels

Cargill Agrícola

Deicmar Armazenagem e Distribuição

Embu Engenharia e Comércio


Falcon Distribuição, Armazenamento e Transportes


GP Investimentos

Grupo Guararapes

Grupo Libra


IdenGene Agência de Restaurantes Online

Iron Mountain

Libercon Engenharia

Libra Terminal Rio (in judicial recovery)

Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias

PB Construções

Polo Films Indústria e Comércio

Distribuidora de Autopeças Rondobras

Sadenco Sul-Americana de Engenharia

Solaris Equipamentos e Serviços

TAG Investimentos

T-Grão Cargo Terminal de Graneis

Voice Script International

4Bio Medicamentos

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 6

Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados handles arbitration proceedings involving construction and corporate disputes, as well as real estate matters and issues pertaining to the energy sector. Domingos Refinetti joined from Stocche Forbes Advogados, bringing a wealth of experience in both litigation and arbitration, in which he has acted both as counsel and arbitrator. Vania Wongtschowski stands out in arbitration concerning real estate, corporate and banking issues. Marília Canto Gusso and Juliana Brotto de Barros Milaré are also key practitioners in the department.

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 6

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 and Rubens Opice Filho.

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

WZ Advogados is Brazilian wide law firm.

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 WZ 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration and Civil Litigation Vânia Wongtschowski +55 (11) 3818-5555
Corporate, Financial and Capital Markets and Contracts Alexandre Zanotta +55 (11) 3818-5555
Arbitration and Civil Litigation Rubens Opice +55 (11) 3818-5555
Arbitration, Civil Litigation and Dispute Prevention Marília Canto Gusso +55 (11) 3818-5555
Arbitration, Civil Litigation and Consumer Law Juliana Brotto Milaré +55 (11) 3818-5555
Antitrust and Compliance and Corporate Ethics Pedro Zanotta +55 (11) 3818-5555
Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Tiago Bonatti Peres +55 (11) 3818-5555
Bankruptcy and Restructuring Domingos Fernando Refinetti +55 (11) 3818-5555
Photo Name Position Profile
 Juliana Brotto Milaré  photo Juliana Brotto Milaré Partner
 Marília Canto Gusso photo Marília Canto Gusso
 Rubens Opice  photo Rubens Opice Partner
 Tiago Peres  photo Tiago Peres Partner
 Domingos Refinetti  photo Domingos Refinetti Partner
 Vânia Wongtschowski photo Vânia Wongtschowski Partner
 Alexandre Zanotta  photo Alexandre Zanotta Partner
 Pedro Zanotta  photo Pedro Zanotta Partner
Partners : 8
Associates : 35
Interns : 16
Administrative : 8