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Vernalha Pereira Advogados
Rua Mateus Leme 575
São Francisco

City focus - Curitiba > Leading firms Tier 1

Dispute resolution is a key pillar of Vernalha Pereira Advogados, which is adept at representing clients before administrative bodies and judicial courts, such as the Supreme Federal Court and Supreme Court of Justice. In addition to its strong capabilities in contentious matters, the group is also well positioned to advise on public law, corporate and commercial agreements, criminal investigations and anti-corruption issues. Practice leader Bruno Marzullo Zaroni specialises in civil and commercial disputes. Litigation is also a specialism for founding partner Luiz Fernando Casagrande Pereira, who has a wealth of experience in proceedings involving public law, real estate and anti-corruption issues. Dante D’Aquino, who focuses on criminal cases, is another name to note in Curitiba.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Marzullo Zaroni


‘Team specialised in infrastructure, with expertise in administrative law. Its positive difference lies in practical experiences with companies in this area, which allows for extensive knowledge of the market. It is worth highlighting the speed of meeting demands.’

Key clients

Ábaco Construções

Brementur Agência de Turismo

Cima Engenharia

Fresnomaq Indústria de Máquinas – WAP

Hi Technologies

Velsis Sistemas e Tecnologia

Fiscaltech Tecnologia e Automação

Itaipu Binacional

Philus Engenharia

Oros Engenharia e Construção

Positivo Tecnologia

Sinduscon PR – Sindicato da Indústria da Construção Civil no Estado do Paraná

Cattalini BioEnergia

Consilux Consultoria e Construções Elétrica

Compasa do Brasil Distribuidora de Derivados de Petróleo

Gaissler Moreira Engenharia Civil

Sanetran Saneamento Ambiental

Dataprom – Sistema de Bilhetagem e Controlador Semafórico

Pattac Empreendimentos e Participacoes

Tucumann Engenharia e Empreendimentos

Unimed Curitiba

Hexion Química do Brasil


Work highlights

  • Acted for Unigloves Brasil Importadora in a claim regarding financial losses caused by fraudulent investment practices.
  • Represented Serrana Engenharia in litigation regarding a corruption scheme among the company’s shareholders.
  • Acted for Cervejaria Petrópolis in a dispute against Importação, Exportação e Indústria Óleos involving a lease agreement.

Brazil > Public law Tier 4

Renowned firmVernalha Pereira Advogados has a strong reputation for both contentious and non-contentious matters, assisting with PPPs, high-value public tenders and concessions. Founding partner Fernando Vernalha Guimarães is a key resource for large public concessionaires and development banks. He is supported by Thiago Lima Breus and Angelica Petian, who handle the entire spectrum of public law and regulatory work, standing out for their experience in the infrastructure and sanitation sectors. Luiz Fernando Casagrande Pereira is also recommended for contentious and anti-corruption matters. The group was further strengthened in June 2023 by the arrival of constitutional, administrative and regulatory law specialist Rodrigo Pinto De Campos and Aline Lícia Klein from Porto Lauand Advogados; both possess in-depth knowledge of bidding procedures, government contracts and public concessions.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Vernalha Guimarães; Thiago Lima Breus; Angelica Petian; Luiz Fernando Casagrande Pereira


‘It is uncommon for a lawyer as renowned as Fernando Vernalha to be an available, detailed-oriented person and committed to actions that transcend strategic aspects. This is a renowned firm, with deep credibility in the subject of infrastructure law.’

‘At Vernalha Pereira, the team is very passionate about the subject, team combines deep experience with a lot of discipline in studying and updating.. They chase, research, do the hard work.’

‘They are quick, attentive to new legislation, and provide detailed monitoring of all issues relating to the project.’

‘Angélica Peltier is extremely attentive.’

Key clients

Itaipu Binacional


Sinduscon PR – Sindicato da Indústria da Construções Civil no Estado do Paraná

Sindicato da Construção Civil da Região Noroeste do Paraná – SINDUSCON NOROESTE PR

Sindicato da Construção Civil do Norte do Paraná – SINDUSCON NORTE PR

WEG Equipamentos Elétricos

BRK Ambiental

Compasa do Brasil – Distribuidora de Derivados de Petróleo



Concremat Engenharia e Tecnologia

Egis Engenharia Consultiva – América Latina

Hi Technologies

Caminhos do Paraná

Positivo Tecnologia

Wap/Fresnomaq Indústria de Máquinas

ATEXP – Associação dos Terminais de Exportação do Porto de Paranaguá

Club Athletico Paranaense

CAP – Arena dos Paranaenses

Work highlights

  • Assisted FIPE in a PPP for the implementation of the Nova Ferroeste project in the state of Paraná, which aims to connect different municipalities.
  • Assisted Energy Technology and Automation in two public bidding processes for the concession of integrated vehicle parking lots in the state of Paraná.
  • Advised Equatorial on two public bidding processes for the management of public sewage systems in the state of Amapá and in the municipality of Cariacica.

We are a comprehensive corporate law firm, admired in several areas of law by the main national and international legal directories. We are prepared to offer multidisciplinary and integrated legal solutions with the precision, efficiency and responsibility that large cases and complex transactions require. Throughout our twenty plus years of practice, we have contributed to the development of the law, building lasting relationships. With offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and Curitiba, we defend the interest of companies, institutions and entities from various sectors of the economy, acting as a consistent business partner.

Extremely proud of our past and relentlessly involved with our present, we are a law firm headed for the future.

Our practices
Administrative law
Capital markets
Contracts and corporate
Corporate criminal law
Electoral law
Environment law
Family and succession law
Infrastructure and projects
Life sciences and healthcare
Litigation and arbitration
Media and entertainment
Real estate
Sports law
Technology and digital business

Our offices
Rua Olimpíadas, 200 – 2nd Floor
Vila Olímpia – CEP 04551-000
Phone +55 11 4890 0360

Av. Pasteur, 110 – 7th Floor
Botafogo – CEP 22290-240
Phone +55 21 4007 2221

SAUS – Qd. 1 – Bloco N – 711
Asa Sul – CEP 70070-010
Phone +55 61 4007 2221

Rua Mateus Leme, 575
São Francisco – CEP 80510-192
Phone +55 41 3233 0530

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Fernando Vernalha Guimarães +55 11 4007 2221
Managing Partner Luiz Fernando Casagrande Pereira +55 11 4007 2221
Photo Name Position Profile
Thiago Lima Breus  photo Thiago Lima Breus Head of Administrative Law.
Luiz Fernando Casagrande Pereira  photo Luiz Fernando Casagrande Pereira Founding Partner.
Dante D’Aquino  photo Dante D’Aquino Head of Corporate Criminal Law
Bruno Fonseca Marcondes  photo Bruno Fonseca Marcondes Head of Contracts and Business Structuring.
Dayana Dallabrida  photo Dayana Dallabrida Head of Contracts and Business Structuring.
Mariana Borges de Souza  photo Mariana Borges de Souza Head of the Healthcare and Life Sciences area.
Paulo Henrique Golambiuk  photo Paulo Henrique Golambiuk Head of Electoral and Political Law.
Bruno Marzullo Zaroni  photo Bruno Marzullo Zaroni Head of the litigation and arbitration area.
Andressa Saizaki  photo Andressa Saizaki Head of Tax Law.
Ruy Barbosa Junior  photo Ruy Barbosa Junior Head of Labor Law area.
Fernando Vernalha Guimarães  photo Fernando Vernalha Guimarães Founding Partner.
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