Eduardo Mendonça > BFBM – Barroso Fontelles, Barcellos, Mendonça & Associados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

BFBM – Barroso Fontelles, Barcellos, Mendonça & Associados

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Eduardo is a partner at the firm and a litigation expert, who specialises in digital law. He frequently acts on cases concerning regulatory matters and freedom of speech in the internet. Eduardo is also a former clerk for one of the Brazilian Supreme Court Justices. He has nearly 15 years of experience in this field and is currently responsible for several important cases in the Brazilian superior courts. Eduardo is also a published author with an outstanding academic background, being a researcher and professor of law at well-respected Univerties in Brazil.


Portuguese, English, German and Spanish


Bachelor in Laws at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ);
Masters in Public Law at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ);
Doctorate in Public Law at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), with research assignments at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

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Brazil > City focus - Brasilia > Litigation

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Eduardo Mendonça – BFBM – Barroso Fontelles, Barcellos, Mendonça & Associados

With a strong focus on dispute resolution, including both administrative and judicial proceedings, BFBM – Barroso Fontelles, Barcellos, Mendonça & Associados regularly acts on cases before the Supreme Federal Court (STF), the Supreme Court of Justice (STJ), the Superior Labour Court (TST) and the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU). The group is particularly known for its activity in the banking and finance, telecoms and technology segments, where it receives instructions from large domestic and international companies such as Petrobas and Meta Platforms. Litigator and consultant Eduardo Mendonça, who has recently been busy handling matters related to the regulation of new technologies, leads the practice. Felipe Monnerat Solon de Pontes, who heads the firm’s telecoms department; procedural and constitutional law expert Renata Saraiva Verano; and Rafael Barroso Fontelles, who focuses on high-value litigation cases in the banking sector, are also noted.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Dedicated to dispute resolution, boutique firm BFBM – Barroso Fontelles, Barcellos, Mendonça & Associados houses a team of ‘highly trained professionals‘, who are seasoned in litigation proceedings before the superior courts in Brazil. Cases arising from the Covid-19 pandemic in the retail, energy and real estate sectors, as well as banking and telecoms-related mandates, are among the team’s recent highlights. Banking clients routinely turn to Rafael Barroso Fontelles for assistance in contentious matters, while litigator Felipe Monnerat is go-to counsel for regulatory and telecoms issues. Eduardo Mendonça focuses on digital law and freedom of speech cases. Banking and civil litigation are some of Konstantinos Andropoulus‘s areas of expertise.

Brazil > TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy

Clients turn to BFBM – Barroso Fontelles, Barcellos, Mendonça & Associados’ ‘excellent’ privacy and data department for advice on privacy maters, including LGPD compliance, privacy-related class actions, user privacy, and third-party liability related to data. Eduardo Mendonça has over 15 years of experience in constitutional and digital law, and co-leads the practice alongside André Zanatta and Felipe Monnerat, who are both well versed in regulatory matters and litigation, including data breaches.