Dante D’Aquino > Vernalha Pereira Advogados > Curitiba, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Vernalha Pereira Advogados
Rua Mateus Leme 575
São Francisco

Work Department

Corporate Criminal


Head of Corporate Criminal Law


Head of Vernalha Pereira’s Corporate Criminal area, Dante has been practicing law for 15 years and had his career marked by cases of national and international repercussion involving areas of corporate risk. He has conducted cases with extensive international legal cooperation, with emphasis on the performance before the House of Representatives, Itamaraty, European Court of Human Rights, Interpol (Strasbourg, France), Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (OAS – Washington, D.C.) and Italy. His background includes extensive experience in cases involving Corporate Criminal Law in matters related to bidding, tax fraud, tax planning, succession planning, and corporate law, as well as cases involving environmental crimes law. With a focus on Corporate Criminal Law, Dante has been a professor of criminal procedure for over 12 years, having taught at major universities in the state of Paraná, including Universidade Tuiuti do Paraná (2006-2009), UniCuritiba (2009-2010), UniBrasil (2010-2011), and Positivo University (2016-2017). Specialist and LL.M. in Corporate Criminal Law, Dante is also the author of books and technical articles published in the country’s main legal publications.


Portuguese; English


– Member and Rapporteur of the Commission for the Defense of Professional Prerogatives of the Bar Association (OAB) – PR State Section (2022).

– Member of the Criminal Law Commission of the Bar Association (OAB) – PR State Section (2013-2014).

– Member of the Business Law Commission of the Bar Association (OAB) – PR State Section (2016-2017)


– LL.M. from Curitiba Law School – UniCuritiba (2009).

– Specialist in Constitutional Law from the Brazilian Academy of Constitutional Law (2005).

– Bachelor of Laws from Curitiba Law School – UniCuritiba (2004).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > City focus - Curitiba > Leading firms

With ‘highly qualified and experienced professionals‘, Vernalha Pereira Advogados stands out for its experience in litigation and arbitration proceedings and is well positioned to handle a range of high-stakes cases involving corporate, commercial, civil, real estate and labour law. The firm is particularly renowned for its wealth of experience in white-collar and fraud cases, and is seen with great regularity acting in large judicial anti-corruption claims. Its practitioners are also sought by a mix of Brazilian and international clients requiring assistance with public law claims and projects. Head of litigation Bruno Marzullo Zaroni leads advice on judicial and arbitration cases pertaining to civil and commercial disputes, and Luiz Fernando Casagrande Pereira counts anti-corruption matters and regulatory issues among his areas of expertise. Criminal law and money laundering cases are also key specialisms for Dante D’Aquino, while public law-related contentious matters and corporate disputes are notable practice areas for Thiago Lima Breus.