Mr Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo > Cescon Barrieu > Salvador, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Cescon Barrieu
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 > City focus - Salvador > Leading firms

(Leading individuals)

Gabriel Seijo Leal de FigueiredoCescon Barrieu

With a national reputation that precedes it, Cescon Barrieu has also established itself as a leading law firm in Salvador, where it draws on the strong reputation of practice head and corporate law and dispute resolution expert Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo. Despite the challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, the firm remained busy in 2020 and 2021, particularly on the M&A side, where it represented the sellers in several high-value transactions. The Northeast office benefits from the firm’s network, and also has a standalone practice that sees it advising large and mid-sized companies on corporate, commercial and data protection law. The team also excels in litigation and arbitration, and has recently represented several companies in high-stakes cases. Associate Marcos Flávio Lago Lopes is a key member of the team.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Showcasing particular strength in contractual and M&A-related disputes, Cescon Barrieu offers representation to domestic and international clients, most notably investment funds, public companies and financial institutions, in complex litigation. Furthermore, the team’s caseload is populated by a diverse range of contentious matters, including those involving construction, infrastructure, public procurement, environmental and consumer law issues. Focusing on corporate conflicts, Carlos David Albuquerque Braga jointly leads the department with four other key practitioners: Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo is seen with great regularity handling contractual and post-M&A disputes, while restructuring and insolvency mandates are Fábio Rosas‘ key specialism. Helena Abdo, who excels in procedural matters and mediation, is highly regarded by clients, and Mauricio Fabbri is a key contact for both Brazilian and foreign companies.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

The arbitration team at Cescon Barrieu is particularly skilled in contractual, corporate and M&A-related disputes. It works closely with other practices within the firm – such as the M&A, infrastructure and banking departments – to assist domestic and multinational clients in arbitration proceedings in Brazil and abroad. Cases involving construction, environmental law and government contracts are other areas of activity for the team, which is jointly led by Carlos David Albuquerque Braga, who specialises in corporate disputes, Helena Abdo, a key contact for mediation, and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo, whose experience includes acting as counsel and arbitrator in proceedings involving M&A and contractual conflicts. Mauricio Fabbri also focuses on contentious matters involving corporate contracts and M&A transactions.