Firm Profile > Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

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

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) Tier 2

'Well known for its expertise' in dispute resolution, Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados is particularly noted for its 'great work' in arbitration proceedings. From offices in São Paulo, Brasília and Rio de Janeiro, the team represents companies from the natural resources, real estate and life sciences sectors -among others- in complex disputes. The firm was founded in 1954 by Arnoldo Wald. Partner-in-charge of arbitration, Riccardo Giuliano Figueira Torre, along with associates Tiago Adão Ticoulat Borges and Leticia Zuccolo, also receive praise.

Founded by Professor Arnoldo Wald in 1954, Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados is a highly specialized litigation and arbitration law firm.

The firm works on major corporate disputes, representing minority and majority shareholders, as well as on disputes involving businesses that provide public services and contracts signed with the public administration or state entities.

Wald Antunes Vita Longo e Blattner deals with domestic and international institutional arbitrations and ad hoc proceedings. Its lawyers may also serve as arbitrators, experts and consultants in arbitral proceedings under the rules of several Brazilian arbitral institutions (such as CAM/CCBC, CCMA-CIESP/FIESP, CAMARB, CBMA, FGV, CAM/BOVESPA, among others), as well as under those of foreign institutions (such as ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA and UNCITRAL).

Furthermore, the arbitration team has advised clients in court proceedings related to arbitration (such as precautionary measures, and recognition and enforcement of foreign awards), as well as producing legal opinions and statements.

Recently, the firm won the prestigious Latin Lawyer’s 2018 Deal of the Year for the ‘Banks and depositors settle disputes from Brazil’s hyperinflation period’, a major settlement among banks and depositors that represented a milestone in the country’s history.

As a recognition for the outstanding works in some of the biggest dispute resolution cases and M&A deals, Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados has been previously awarded the Deal of the Year also in 2016, 2013, 2010, 2009, and 2008.

Its team of lawyers stands out for its unparalleled expertise and experience in extremely complex matters, regarding corporate law, commercial law, contracts, banking, energy and infrastructure sectors, among others. The firm also represents public utility companies in greatly important disputes involving governmental contracts. The firm has vast experience when dealing with cases regarding hydroelectric power plants and their energy providers, corporate disputes as shareholding control acquisition, litigation involving regulatory agencies, and arbitrations regarding national and international trades.

For many years, Latin Lawyer 250, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal have nominated the firm and its managing partners within the first tier of litigation and arbitration firms. In 2014 and 2015, “Editora An?lise 500 – Brazilian most admired lawyers” ranked the firm as first and second, respectively, dispute resolution highly specialized law firm of the year.

Department Name Email Telephone
Litigation Alexandre de Mendonça Wald
Litigation Arnoldo Wald Filho
Litigation Mariana Tavares Antunes
Litigation Samantha Mendes Longo
Litigation Marcus Vinicius Vita Ferreira
Arbitration Arnoldo Wald
Arbitration Mariana Tavares Antunes
Arbitration Marina Gaensly Blattner
Administrative, Regulatory and Infrastructure Arnoldo Wald
Administrative, Regulatory and Infrastructure Mariana Tavares Antunes
Administrative, Regulatory and Infrastructure Samantha Mendes Longo
Administrative, Regulatory and Infrastructure Marina Gaensly Blattner
Commercial/Corporate Alexandre de Mendonça Wald
Commercial/Corporate Arnoldo Wald Filho
Commercial/Corporate Marcus Vinicius Vita Ferreira
Debt Restructuring and Bankruptcy Arnoldo Wald Filho
Debt Restructuring and Bankruptcy Samantha Mendes Longo
Banking and Finance Arnoldo Wald
Banking and Finance Alexandre de Mendonça Wald
Banking and Finance Marcus Vinicius Vita Ferreira
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Bernardo Cavalcanti Freire  photo Mr Bernardo Cavalcanti Freire
Mr Eduardo Cezar Chad  photo Mr Eduardo Cezar Chad
Mr Riccardo Giuliano Figueira Torre photo Mr Riccardo Giuliano Figueira Torre
Mrs Marina Gaensly Blattner  photo Mrs Marina Gaensly Blattner
Mrs Mariana Tavares Antunes  photo Mrs Mariana Tavares Antunes
Prof Dr Arnoldo Wald  photo Prof Dr Arnoldo Wald
Mr Arnoldo Wald Filho  photo Mr Arnoldo Wald Filho
Mr Alexandre de Mendonça Wald  photo Mr Alexandre de Mendonça Wald
Other fee-earners : 29
Total staff : 78
Contacts : 11