Mr Bernardo Cavalcanti Freire > Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department


Administrative / Infrastructure e concessions

Banking and financial

Commercial / corporate

Judicial reorganization and bankruptcy



Senior Partner


Bernardo Cavalcanti Freire is a partner at Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados since 2019. He graduated from the Federal University of Pernambuco in 2006, with a prominent study on the applicability of the bankruptcy and restructuring regimes to football clubs; and achieved his LLM in Corporate Law from Insper (Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa) in 2011, after studying the shareholders’ agreement in mixed capital companies.

Among his practice areas, he has an specially intense activity in litigation, administrative, bankruptcy and restructuring, commercial/corporate, banking and finance law.

He was recognized as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil by several publications, including Análise Advocacia, Leaders League, Best Lawyers, Latin Lawyer, Legal 500, Lawyer Monthly and Who’s Who Legal, being acknowledged as Thought Leader in Arbitration and National Leader in Administrative Litigation by the last of those.

He is the author of several articles published in books, law magazines and websites, such as Consultor Jurídico, and nationwide newspapers, such as Folha de São Paulo. In addition, he is recurrently a collaborator in legal collective publications on arbitration, competition and private law.


Portuguese, English and Spanish.




Bachelor in Law, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife (2006);

LLM in Corporate Law, IBMEC-INSPER (2011).


Lawyer Rankings

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.