Thiago Lima Breus > Vernalha Pereira Advogados > Curitiba, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Vernalha Pereira Advogados
Rua Mateus Leme 575
São Francisco

Work Department

Administrative; Environmental; Compliance and Corporate Integrity; Construction


Head of Administrative Law.


Thiago is head of administrative law at Vernalha Pereira. Attorney-at-law and legal consultant in public law since 2004, he has relevant experience in bidding processes, public contracts, public service concessions, and public-private partnership (PPP) projects. He holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in State Law from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) and was a visiting researcher at the Universities of Coimbra (Portugal) and Bologna (Italy). He is an Assistant Professor of State, Law, and Public Administration and Public Management at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), of Public Law at the Federal Institute of Paraná (IFPR), and at the School of Magistracy of Paraná. He is the author of the books Contratação Pública Estratégica (Editora Almedina) and Políticas Públicas no Estado Constitucional (Editora Fórum) and of articles in collective works and academic journals.


Portuguese; English; Spanish


– Member of the Institute of Paraná Attorneys (IAP).

– Member of the Constitutional Law Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – PR State Section.

– Member of the Editorial Board of the Electronic Magazine of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – PR State Section.


– Ph.D. in State Law from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR – 2015)

– LL.M in State Law from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR – 2006)

– Visiting Researcher at the University of Bologna (Italy – 2015)

– Visiting Researcher at the University of Coimbra (Portugal – 2014)

– Bachelor of Laws from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR – 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.