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BFBM – Barroso Fontelles, Barcellos, Mendonça & Associados

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Rafael Barroso Fontelles is a partner at the firm. He is a litigation expert with over 15 years of experience. His practice is strongly focused on the banking sector, from which he represents the major Brazilian players. Rafael acts on strategic, high value litigation cases and in all courts across Brazil, including the STJ.


Portuguese and English


Bachelor of Laws at PUC-RIO.
Post graduation in Consumer Law at PUC-Rio.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

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

Brazil > City focus - Brasilia > Litigation

An office that values the quality of services, transparency and ethics’, specialised dispute resolution firm BFBM – Barroso Fontelles, Barcellos, Mendonça & Associados attracts a strong following from household name companies, particularly those operating in the technology, telecoms and financial services sectors. Much of its appeal lies in its ability to handle a large number of cases in administrative and judicial proceedings and arbitration, including high-stakes disputes with significant ramifications. Key practitioners in the team include Rafael Barroso Fontelles, ‘great partnerEduardo Mendonça, ‘innovator‘ and telecoms-sector specialist Felipe Monnerat Solon de Pontes, who is noted for his ‘great knowledge of the jurisprudence of the country and internationally‘, and ‘business oriented‘ and ‘technically impeccable‘ partner Ana Paula de Barcellos, who stands out for her knowledge of public law and regulatory matters. Márcio Monteiro Reis and associates Priscilla Pestana and Paulo Henrique Figueredo de Araújo also receive praise.