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

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados
41820-020 SALVADOR, BA

Work Department

Arbitration, Litigation and Insolvency and Restructuring




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.


Portuguese and English.


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).


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: Litigation

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados‘ litigation team attracts instructions from Brazilian and foreign companies, investment funds and financial institutions in complex disputes. Of particular note is the team’s expertise in M&A-related and contractual disputes. Practice co-head Carlos David Albuquerque Braga specialises in commercial litigation, as well as shareholder disputes and contentious M&A matters. Cases involving bankruptcy, shipping and M&A are strengths for Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo in the Salvador office, while Helena Najjar Abdo’s key areas of practice include class actions and mediation. Fábio Rosas is highly skilled in restructuring and insolvency claims.

Brazil > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados provides support to Brazilian and foreign companies, investment funds and financial institutions in arbitration proceedings throughout the country. The practice has solid experience in complex contractual and corporate disputes involving M&A issues, joint ventures, construction matters and infrastructure projects, as well as international contracts, public procurement and environmental law. Carlos David Albuquerque Braga stands out for his expertise in corporate disputes, while Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo demonstrates strength in contentious contractual and M&A matters. Helena Abdo focuses on procedural law. Maurício Pestilla Fabbri was promoted to partner in 2019.

Brazil > City focus - Salvador > Leading firms

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados’ busy Salvador office is led by experienced partner Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo and comprises local lawyers from the state of Bahia; while benefiting from the firm’s other offices, the Salvador office is also equipped to assist its clients independently. The full-service, São Paulo-headquartered firm is traditionally known in corporate and M&A, and in Salvador, similarly, it stands out in this space. Acting for a broad client base of local and international companies across a range of industries, the Salvador team advises on sales, acquisitions, restructurings and a range of commercial agreements. Dispute resolution is another standout area. Recent work on the contentious side includes construction cases, tax litigation and commercial disputes. Associate Marcos Flávio Lago Lopes is another key contact, with experience in arbitration and judicial proceedings on behalf of large and mid-sized companies.

Brazil > City focus - Belo Horizonte > Dispute resolution

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados advises foreign and Brazilian clients in litigation related to corporate, tax, labour, public law and M&A disputes. Other notable areas of practice include mining and environmental litigation, as well as commercial arbitration. Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo, who sits in Salvador, oversees the team with Belo Horizonte-based Frederico Viana Rodrigues and Marcelo Mendo Gomes de Souza. Luiz Nardy combines expertise in mining, restructuring and recovery claims with a solid track record in litigation and arbitration.