Mr Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo > Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados > Salvador, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados
AVENIDA TANCREDO NEVES, 620 CONJUNTOS 1522 E 1523
CAMINHO DAS ÁRVORES
41820-020 SALVADOR, BA
Brazil

Work Department

Arbitration, Litigation and Insolvency and Restructuring

Position

Partner

Career

He represents large and medium-sized foreign and domestic clients in international and domestic arbitration, judicial proceedings of strategic interest to the clients, and provides corporate advice and mediation. Seijo mainly acts in discussions related to corporate law and corporate contracts.

Languages

Portuguese and English.

Memberships

Bar Admission: Brazil. Member of the Instituto dos Advogados de São Paulo (IASP), the Instituto de Direito Privado (IDP) and the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr).

Education

He holds a degree in Law from Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) and he is a Doctor (PhD) and Master in Civil Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC). Professor of Private Law and Arbitration, he authored the book “Contrato de Fiança” (Saraiva, 2010) and articles on Private Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)

Always available to discuss and align strategy‘, Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados‘ dispute resolution lawyers act for Brazilian and international clients in corporate and commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. With a full-service offering, the firm can staff cases with experts in a range of fields, including M&A and banking. Praise is levelled at ‘very good lawyerHelena Najjar Abdo and Carlos Braga, who ‘finds new perspectives‘. Senior associate Mauricio Fabbri is also noted. Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo focuses on contractual and M&A disputes, with additional expertise in bankruptcy and shipping litigation.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration > Local practitioners of note (by country)

Pinheiro Neto Advogados handles a steady stream of multimillion-dollar ICC arbitration. Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion are highly recommended; the latter is the co-chair of the Arbitration and Mediation Committee of CESA. Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados‘ Marcelo Roberto Ferro regularly acts as arbitrator and counsel, and is particularly experience in handling disputes arising from corporate transactions. L.O. Baptista Advogados‘ Adriana BraghettaRafael Francisco Alves and Maurício Almeida Prado are ‘highly specialised lawyers with high capacity to bring solutions to resolve high complexity disputes’. Fernando Marcondes regularly acts as an arbitrator in construction and real estate-related matters. Recent caseload features a range of construction and infrastructure disputes as well as M&A-related matters in the oil and gas sector. Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados‘ Eliane Cristina Carvalho recently handled a series of disputes arising from M&A transactions and is representing Air Products Brasil in arbitration proceedings initiated by Air Liquide. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is singled out for his ‘outstanding technical skills and deep understanding of the corporate world‘, and his ability to ‘simplify complex problems gives clients great confidence and comfort‘. Gonçalves regularly acts as counsel and arbitrator in a range of domestic and international disputes, and Flávio Spaccaquerche Barbosa is ‘a well experienced lawyer with solid technical background’. At TozziniFreire AdvogadosFernando Eduardo Serec assists clients from a diverse range of sectors and has experience acting as both party counsel and arbitrator. Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados‘ ‘brilliant‘ team handles both commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings, and is active in the construction, pharmaceutical and energy sectors. Fabio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa is ‘an absolute joy to work with‘, while Hermes Marcelo Huck  and Rogério Carmona Bianco are ‘very focused on details of the case without losing sight of the big picture‘. Marcelo Muriel at Muriel Medici Franco Advogados is ‘certainly one of the standout Brazilian practitioners, with a healthy portfolio of disputes and great ICC arbitration experience‘. Stocche Forbes Advogados‘ Rafael Passaro is recommended for contractual disputes and disputes involving administrative proceedings. Andrade & Fichtner Advogados‘ José Antonio Fichtner acts as arbitrator and counsel in corporate and contractual arbitral and judicial disputes. André Abbud at BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is ‘an excellent expert in arbitration‘ and ‘knows his clients’ business well‘. Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados‘ team has ‘a creative mind to think out of the box, suggesting solutions that may seem different but are perfectly aligned with the needs of the company‘; co-heads Carlos David Albuquerque Braga and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo are recommended. Other names to note include Lefosse Advogados‘ Pedro Maciel who is ‘a superstar in the Brazilian arbitration market‘ and Lobo de Rizzo Advogados‘ Luis Fernando Guerrero who is singled out for his ‘client-oriented‘ approach.