Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea > BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão > RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

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

Litigation and Arbitration / Restructuring and Insolvency




Felipe Galea is a partner in the Civil Litigation, Arbitration and Bankruptcy, Business Reorganization and Insolvency Practice. He has extensive experience representing both national and international clients in business litigation throughout Brazil, particularly large investment funds and multinationals doing business in the entertainment, automotive, publishing, real estate and construction, and agribusiness sectors. He has been involved in some of the most important business reorganization proceedings in Brazil, and his work includes advising investors interested in acquiring distressed assets. He also has notable experience in collective actions involving consumer and other group rights. Felipe is a member of BMA’s Steering Committee.




OAB/SP nº 220.280


LL.M., Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC​​ (2013).

Continuing Education Program in Contract Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV (2007). 

LL.B., Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC (2003).​​

Lawyer Rankings

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 > Restructuring and insolvency

BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão has represented the debtors in some of Brazil’s largest restructuring and insolvency proceedings in recent years. Its advice to Queiroz Galvão Energia, Oi and Sucden do Brasil are demonstrative of the firm’s capacity to handle high-profile bankruptcy claims, as well as non-judicial restructurings. The firm has built up an especially strong reputation for bankruptcy litigation, where partners such as Felipe Evaristo dos Santos Galea and Eduardo Guimarães Wanderley are particularly active. The versatile Sergio Savi has strong credentials both for contentious and non-contentious restructuring advice. Since publication, the department has been further strengthened by the arrival of Luciana Celidonio from Tauil & Chequer Advogados, in November 2021.