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).


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Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados is a highly specialised boutique firm focused on the resolution of conflicts through judicial proceedings, arbitration and mediation. On the litigation front, the group represents clients from the public and private sectors in mandates concerning civil, commercial, administrative, banking and corporate disputes. Infrastructure is a key sectoral strength for the department, which is often engaged by public service concessionaires in enforcement matters and issues arising from bids and contracts. Mariana Tavares Antunes has more than twenty years of experience in strategic litigation. Litigation matters involving concessions and corporate law are key specialisms for Alexandre de Mendonça Wald. Other noteworthy individuals include Arnoldo Wald Filho, Marcus Vinicius Vita Ferreira, who is proficient in issues concerning banking and consumer law, Bernardo Cavalcanti Freire and Arnoldo Wald. Clarissa Marcondes Macéa was promoted to partner in 2021. Since publication, Pâmela Silveira Leite has been promoted to partner, while Patrícia Iglecias has joined from the São Paulo’s state environmental agency to lead the environmental practice.