Mr Arnoldo Wald Filho > 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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Work Department


Administrative / Infrastructure and concessions.

Commercial / corporate.

Judicial Reorganization and bankruptcy.

Banking and financial.



Managing Partner.



Arnoldo Wald Filho is a partner at Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados and has been a Federal Advisor to the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) since 2010, where he currently chairs the Special Mediation and Reconciliation Commission. He is involved in several of the most relevant arbitration and mediation institutions in Brazil, and currently chairs the Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in Brazil and is a member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), an arbitrator at the Arbitration and Mediation Chamber of the São Paulo State Industry Federation (Fiesp) and member of the Arbitration and Mediation Chamber of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV). He is also a member of the São Paulo Lawyers’ Institute (IASP), the Brazilian Lawyers’ Institute (IAB) and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). He is an honorary consul of Monaco in Brazil.

Author of São Paulo: capital da arbitragem na América Latina (2009); Novos rumos para a arbitragem’ (2008); Discurso de agradecimento no Fórum de Direito Bancário, 40 anos do Banco Central: passado, presente e futuro (2007); A sistematização do direito monetário e o STF’ (2007), among other works published in Brazil.



Portuguese, English, French.



Member of the Federal Board of the Brazilian Bar (OAB), representing the Chapter of the State of São Paulo; Member of the Arbitration Chamber of Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro; Chairman of the Mediation, Conciliation and Arbitration Special Committee of the Federal Board of the Brazilian Bar (OAB); Chairman of the Institutional Relations Committee of the Brazilian Bar – São Paulo Chapter (OAB-SP). Member of the IA of São Paulo. Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee of the CCI.



Advanced Mediation Workshop: Mediating Complex Disputes – Harvard Negotiation Institute (2017); Cândido Mendes University (LLB, 1986).




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.