Mr Alexandre de Mendonça Wald > Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados
04543-906 SÃO PAULO
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One of Wald’s Founding Partners, Alexandre Wald has almost 30 years of practice as a lawyer, being highly regarded by his clients. He has also written many articles in the fields of banking, finance, corporate law and capital markets. Areas of practice: Corporate; M&A; Capital Markets; Telecommunications; Infrastructure; Concessions; Litigation; Administrative and Regulatory Law.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar (OAB) in 1984. Joined the firm in 1984. Co-author of “O Direito de Parceria e a nova Lei de Concessões”, published in 1996 by Editora Revista dos Tribunais. Author of various articles in the areas of banking, finance, corporate law and capital markets published in Brazilian law reviews. Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America 2014 state that Alexandre de Mendonça Wald “is championed by clients as being ‘extremely responsive and understanding the urgency of his client’s needs’. Moreover, according to Legal500 2013-2014, “Alexandre de Mendonça Wald is ‘tenacious and technically astute’”. Mr. Alexandre Wald has led Wald in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013 Latin Lawyer’s Deal of the Year awards.

San Tiago Dantas and Arnoldo Medeiros da Fonseca Disputes Chair of Civil Law at the Faculdade Nacional de Direito da Universidade do Brasil (1954 to 1958).

Lecturer in Civil Law at the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Fluminense (1956).

Lecturer in Civil Law (1957) and Professor of Civil Law (1966) at the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do State of Guanabara (now UERJ).

Consultant on the National Commission for Habitation at the Ministry of Labor (1962).

Secretary General and President of the Brazilian Group of the Henri Capitant Association (1962-2012) and then honorary president of the same.

 Vice-Director (1961-1962), Secretary General and vice-president of the IAB for four terms (1962-1964; 1966-1967; 1982-1983; 1984-1985).

 Legal Adviser for the Brazilian Government office for the Coordination of the Technical Assistance Program – Ponto IV – Alliance for Progress (1963).

 Prosecutor of the state of Rio de Janeiro (1963-1985).

 Prosecutor General of the Justice of the state of Rio de Janeiro (1965-1967).

 Organized the CEPED (Center of Research and Development – Fundação Getúlio Vargas, with UEG), and with the support of the North-American universities where he gave lectures (1965).

President of the Commission for the reform of the Financial Administration Code of the State of Guanabara (1966).

Founder and Director the Law Journal of the Prosecutor’s office of the State of Guanabara (1967).

Associate Professor of Comparative Law at the Law Faculty of Paris (1969-1970 and 1991-1992).

 Head of Legal Assistance to the Secretariat of Justice of the state of Rio de Janeiro (1974).

 Secretary General of the National Committee of Brazilian Comparative Law affiliated to UNESCO.

 Corresponding Partner of the Institute of Advocates of the Federal District (1984).

 President of the CVM and Member of the CMN (1988-1989).

Founder and Director of the Journal of Banking Law and Capital Markets (1998) and of the Journal of Arbitration and Mediation (2004).

President of the International Academy of Law and Economics – AIDE (2000-2002).

Vice-President of the Brazilian Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce

President of the Arbitration Commission of the Brazilian Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce


English, French.


Founding-member and President of the Penn Law Brazil Alumni Club; Member of the Turnaround Management Association – Brazil. Acting member of the IAB- Institute of Brazilian Advocates (1955), Correspondent member of the Institute of Comparative Law of the University of Mexico (1955); Member of the Federal Council of the Bar Association of Brazil – OAB (1965-1986); Member of the Municipal Council of Constitutional studies of São Paulo (1993);

Member of the International Arbitration Court of the CCI (2003-2012); Member of the High Council of Legal and Legislative Subjects (Conjur) of Fiesp (2004); Member emeritus of the Instituto dos Advogados de São Paulo – IASP (2011); Member of numerous other cultural entities, both national and foreign; Member of the Academie Internationale de Droit Comparé; Member of the Société de Législation Comparée.


Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (Bachelor of Laws, 1981); Universidade Cândido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro (Master of Laws, 1984); University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia (LL.M., 1986); Doctorate in Law from the Faculdade Nacional de Direito da Universidade do Brasil (1956); Doutor Honoris Causa from the University of Paris II (1997); Member of the Executive Committee of the CCI (2000-2002);

Doutor Honoris Causa from the Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público – (2007).


Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

The experienced team at Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados is able to handle institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, representing a range of clients before Brazilian and international arbitration chambers. Disputes involving stock market investments, engineering and infrastructure contracts are key areas of focus for the arbitration department, which is also equipped to assist with the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. The team is under the joint leadership of six practitioners: name partner Arnoldo Wald; Mariana Tavares AntunesAlexandre de Mendonça Wald, who has specialist knowledge of banking, capital markets and corporate law; Arnoldo Wald Filho, whose experience covers banking matters and arbitration; litigation and arbitration specialist Riccardo Giuliano Figueira Torre; and Marina Gaensly Blattner.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

The litigation department at Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados attracts praise for its ‘technical capacity, availability and strategic vision‘. Its practitioners are regularly instructed by clients from a variety of industries in relation to infrastructure, commercial, corporate, restructuring and banking-related disputes. In the administrative litigation sphere, the team is sought after by public service concessionaires looking for legal support in the context of enforcement matters and bid protests. Civil litigator Mariana Tavares Antunes is extremely active in the team, which also includes Arnoldo Wald Filho, who focuses on litigation and arbitration, and contractual law specialist Marcus Vinícius Vita Ferreira. Bernardo Cavalcanti Freire and Eduardo Cezar Chad are widely recommended by clients. Other names to note include Arnoldo Wald, Alexandre de Mendonça Wald and Marina Gaensly Blattner. Since publication, Samantha Mendes Longo left the firm, in October 2021.