Mr Arnoldo Wald Filho > Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados
04543-906 SÃO PAULO
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Work Department


Administrative / Infrastructure and concessions.

Commercial / corporate.

Judicial Reorganization and bankruptcy.

Banking and financial.



Managing Partner.


Arnoldo Wald Filho is a partner at Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados and has been a Federal Advisor to the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) since 2010, where he currently chairs the Special Mediation and Reconciliation Commission.

He is involved in several of the most relevant arbitration and mediation institutions in Brazil, and currently chairs the Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in Brazil and is a member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), an arbitrator at the Arbitration and Mediation Chamber of the São Paulo State Industry Federation (Fiesp) and member of the Arbitration and Mediation Chamber of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV). He is also a member of the São Paulo Lawyers’ Institute (IASP), the Brazilian Lawyers’ Institute (IAB) and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). He is an honorary consul of Monaco in Brazil.

Author of São Paulo: capital da arbitragem na América Latina (2009); Novos rumos para a arbitragem’ (2008); Discurso de agradecimento no Fórum de Direito Bancário, 40 anos do Banco Central: passado, presente e futuro (2007); A sistematização do direito monetário e o STF’ (2007), among other works published in Brazil.


Portuguese, English and French.



Member of the Federal Board of the Brazilian Bar (OAB), representing the Chapter of the State of São Paulo

Member of the Arbitration Chamber of Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro

Chairman of the Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration Special Committee of the Federal Board of the Brazilian Bar (OAB)

Chairman of the Institutional Relations Committee of the Brazilian Bar – São Paulo Chapter (OAB-SP)

Member of the IA of São Paulo

Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee of the CCI


Advanced Mediation Workshop: Mediating Complex Disputes – Harvard Negotiation Institute (2017)

Cândido Mendes University (LLB, 1986).


Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados brings together a team of specialised lawyers who serve as counsel and arbitrators in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, most notably cases in the infrastructure and engineering sectors. The firm is also regularly instructed by clients in court cases related to arbitration, including the execution of arbitral sentences and the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Arnoldo Wald stands out for his ‘wide and deep knowledge‘ of dispute resolution. Arnoldo Wald Filho focuses on arbitration and mediation, which are also notable areas of practice for Riccardo Giuliano Figueira Torre. Other key names in the team include Mariana Tavares Antunes and Marina Gaensly Blattner.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Entirely devoted to dispute resolution, Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados possesses the ‘ability to handle highly complex cases‘ heard before judicial courts and administrative bodies. With strong credentials in prominent superior court proceedings, the team is well versed in advising on civil, commercial, corporate, banking and infrastructure-related lawsuits. Founding partner Arnoldo Wald, Alexandre de Mendonça Wald, who specialises in disputes involving corporate law and concessions, and Arnoldo Wald Filho, who is well regarded for his ‘ability to resolve hurdles and settle disputes‘ in an array of sectors, are some of the main points of contact in the team. Mariana Tavares Antunes ‘stands out for her organisation and execution skills‘. Consumer and competition litigation are among Brasília-based partner Marcus Vinícius Vita Ferreira‘s areas of expertise, while ‘technical lawyerEduardo Cezar Chad and Bernardo Cavalcanti Freire are proficient in bankruptcy and restructuring cases. Riccardo Giuliano Figueira Torre, Adriana Campos Conrado Zamponi in Rio de Janeiro, and the recently promoted Clarissa Marcondes Macéa are also active in litigation.