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: arbitration Tier 3

Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados fields a specialised team in domestic and international arbitration. The team is composed of practitioners who have experience working as counsel, legal experts, consultants and arbitrators in proceedings before arbitral chambers. Mandates range from representing clients in cases related to infrastructure projects to engineering issues to stock market investments. The highly regarded Arnoldo Wald oversees the department with Mariana Tavares Antunes, Marina Gaensly Blattner and the recently promoted Riccardo Giuliano Figueira Torre.


‘Very close-knit core group synchronized and familiar with all details of the cases, with excellent knowledge and understanding of arbitration rules and techniques with strategic thinking and skills’. 

‘The team works with passion and dedication.’

‘Marina Blattner and Paulo Funari were tireless and they worked since the very first moment with integrity, dedication and knowledge. It was inspiring to work with them.’

‘Proactive team, which is efficient at coping with clients’ requests. Riccardo Torre and associates Leticia Zuccollo and Tiago Adao are recommended.’

Dispute resolution: Litigation Tier 3

Specialised in dispute resolution, Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados handles complex judicial litigation and mediation. The service offering includes representing clients in a variety of disputes, involving civil, commercial, administrative, antitrust, infrastructure and corporate issues. Founding partner Arnoldo Wald co-ordinates the group with managing partner Alexandre de Mendonça Wald, Arnoldo Wald Filho, Mariana Tavares Antunes, who specialises in procedural and civil law, and Samantha Mendes Longo. Consumer and contentious competition matters are an area of focus for co-head Marcus Vinicius Vita Ferreira.


‘Knowledge, confidence and strategy.’

‘Eduardo Chad is a young partner in Wald Lawyers with great knowledge of the law. The characteristic that makes him stand out is his ability to present practical solutions.’

‘Mariana Antunes and Bernardo Freire are also recommended.’

Founded by Professor Arnoldo Wald in 1954, Wald, Antunes, Vita 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 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 Análise 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 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 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
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 Senior Partner    
Mr Eduardo Cezar Chad  photo Mr Eduardo Cezar Chad Senior Partner  
Mr Riccardo Giuliano Figueira Torre photo Mr Riccardo Giuliano Figueira Torre Partner    
Mrs Marina Gaensly Blattner  photo Mrs Marina Gaensly Blattner Naming partner.  
 Letícia Perrone Campos Mello  photo Letícia Perrone Campos Mello International Partner
Mrs Mariana Tavares Antunes  photo Mrs Mariana Tavares Antunes Naming Partner. Mariana Antunes is a highly qualified litigator with experience in…
Mr Arnoldo Wald photo Mr Arnoldo Wald Founding partner  
Mr Arnoldo Wald Filho  photo Mr Arnoldo Wald Filho Managing Partner.  
Mr Alexandre de Mendonça Wald  photo Mr Alexandre de Mendonça Wald One of Wald’s Founding Partners, Alexandre Wald has almost 30 years of…
Other fee-earners : 22
Total staff : 34