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Siqueira Castro – Advogados

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Carlos Fernando Siqueira Castro

Work +55 11 37049840
Siqueira Castro – Advogados

Work Department

São Paulo Office.



Areas of activity
• Commercial Law
• Corporate Law
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Capital Markets
• Contracts
• International Law
• Antitrust Law
• Banking Law
• Civil Law
• Arbitration
• Bankruptcy and Debt Rehabilitation


• Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Office
• Brazil Former Chairman for the International Committee of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
• Former professor of Corporate Law of the City-University School
• Former Administrative Judge of the State of Rio de Janeiro Commercial Registry (JUCERJA)
• Former international associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, USA


Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.


• Former State Board Member for the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Chapter
• Member of the Brazilian Bar Association
• Member of the International Bar Association
• Member ofthe American Bar Association
• Member of the State of São Paulo Lawyers Association


• Graduated from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), in 1998
• Postgraduate Degree in Economic and Corporate Law at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV/RJ)
• Master of Law (LL.M.) from the University of Chicago Law School, EUA


Bankruptcy and restructuring

Within: Bankruptcy and restructuring

Siqueira Castro – Advogados has expertise in debt recovery, debt renegotiation and other bankruptcy-related matters. Carlos Fernando Siqueira Castro and Guilherme Dantas head the practice.

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

With an extensive office network in Brazil, Siqueira Castro – Advogados has lawyers based in key cities across the country. The team is also active in cross-border transactions and maintains relationships with numerous foreign law firms. The firm’s busy compliance team is led by João Daniel Rassi and advises on foreign and national legislation. Carlos Fernando Siqueira Castro, Fábio Korenblum and Guilherme Dantas are advising a client in the energy generation field on commercial agreements, corporate governance and compliance policies. Sérgio Ricardo Fogolin is another name to note.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The ‘creative and efficient’ team at Siqueira Castro – Advogados covers a range of litigation and arbitration cases, including white-collar crime matters. Its recent work includes representing Shell Brasil Petróleo in litigation filed by lubricant suppliers involving indemnification claims for losses under franchise and distribution agreements; and fighting for the recognition of a foreign arbitral decision before the Superior Court. Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro, João Daniel Rassi and Fábio Coutinho Kurtz are recommended. Alexandre dos Santos Wider and white-collar crime expert Gauthama Carlos Colagrande Fornaciari de Paula were promoted to partner, while Adriana Conrado Zamponi and Marcos Serra Netto Fioravanti left for Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados and Vieira, Rezende, Barbosa e Guerreiro Advogados respectively.

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Public law

Within: Public law

Siqueira Castro – Advogados has a notable track record advising clients in the energy, telecoms and transport sectors. Its multidisciplinary team offers administrative, regulatory, environmental and corporate law expertise. Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro and Renato Otto Kloss advised Federação de Futebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FERJ) on a bidding procedure for the concession of the Maracanã stadium. Renata de Abreu Martins and Rodrigo Alexander Calazans Macedo regularly have a hand in the team’s most noteworthy work.

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