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BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão
RJ. 22271-070
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Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration




Pedro Costa is a highly experienced litigator, defending clients’ interests both before the courts and in arbitration proceedings. He acts for national and international businesses and individuals involved in complex disputes in the area of business, corporate and successions law.


Portuguese, English


OAB/RJ nº 97.550


​LL.M., Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ (2004)

LL.B., Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ (1998)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Insurance

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has developed a solid practice in insurance-related corporate deals, having advised on high-profile M&A, joint ventures and restructurings. Rio de Janeiro-based corporate partner Henrique Vargas Gama Beloch heads the team, and acts for several leading insurers. Litigation partner Pedro Costa also has good experience in insurance disputes.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão fields a team of professionals specialised in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, who are equipped to assist clients engaged in corporate and civil disputes. With significant experience in administrative and judicial proceedings, the firm represents clients before state and federal courts. The team is also adept at handling cross-border matters, working alongside leading international firms. Restructuring and dispute resolution specialist Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea jointly leads the team with Pedro Costa, whose areas of expertise include infrastructure and corporate disputes. André Abbud is regularly instructed by clients operating in the energy, infrastructure, healthcare and agribusiness sectors. Rafael Castilho focuses on civil and commercial litigation.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

With strong credentials in domestic and international arbitration, BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is singled out for its impressive track record in M&A-related proceedings. The team continues to handle a high volume of cases before leading arbitration chambers, demonstrating particular experience in high-value disputes involving construction contracts, infrastructure projects, real estate acquisitions and shareholders’ agreements, among others. Besides often acting as lead counsel to high-profile clients in major arbitrations, the firm’s practitioners are also nominated as arbitrators in cases, especially those concerning commercial disputes and sports law. Pedro Oliveira da Costa, who combines litigation and arbitration experience, jointly heads the department with André Abbud, who is widely recognised in international arbitration. Francisco Müssnich has a strong background in M&A and is also noted for his proficiency in domestic and cross-border arbitration. Commercial disputes before Brazilian and international arbitral tribunals are also key areas of activity for Gustavo Santos Kulesza.