Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Firm Profile

Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados
AV. ALMIRANTE BARROSO, 139
4º ANDAR CENTRO – 20031-005
RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Tier 2

Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados has a wealth of experience in the resolution of conflicts through arbitration, and is particularly well versed in international proceedings. The department often works alongside renowned foreign law firms in cross-border matters, and is predominantly retained by clients operating in the construction, infrastructure, financial services and energy sectors. Key areas of expertise include disputes arising from M&A transactions, shareholders' agreements and major contracts; besides acting as counsel in arbitrations before prominent institutions, the department is also experienced in requests for the recognition of foreign arbitral awards. Sergio Mannheimer oversees the dispute resolution team based in Rio de Janeiro; he has a growing practice as an arbitrator in high-value disputes before the ICC and other arbitral chambers. Tomaz Tavares de Lyra leads the team in São Paulo and is highly regarded. Marcela Levy and Fernanda Aviz, who handle arbitration proceedings as well as civil and corporate litigation, are also part of the core team.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Mannheimer; Tomaz Tavares de Lyra

Testimonials

‘Personalised service; strategic vision; ethical behaviour; empathy; and in-depth knowledge of the law.’

‘Tomaz Tavares de Lyra is an attentive partner, always available to assist the client. Very secure, experienced and knowledgeable of matters. Marcelo Levy is an attentive, insightful and proactive partner.’

Key clients

Construtora Arena Pernambuco

Construtora Queiroz Galvão

Mapfre Seguros

Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados – NUCLEP

Enel Green Horizonte MP Solar

CTEEP – Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista

Fundação dos Economiários Federais – FUNCEF

State Grid Group

Ancar Ivanhoe

João Fortes Engenharia

White Martins

Iesa Óleo e Gás

G4S Vanguarda Segurança e Vigilância

Consórcio Ipojuca Interligações

BTG Pactual

TOTVS

BRZ Investimentos

Pirelli Group

Cubico Sustainable Investments

Caixa Participações – CAIXAPAR

Generali

Work highlights

  • Representing FUNCEF in a multimillion shareholder dispute.
  • Acted for BRZ Investimentos and others in a dispute submitted to arbitration following the exercise of a put option, as well as in an annulment lawsuit filed against the award.
  • Representing Construtora Queiroz Galvão and IESA in a R$2.7bn construction arbitration.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 2

Dispute resolution boutique Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados stands out for its strong capabilities across all types of litigation. Examples include its significant expertise in shareholders' disputes, post-M&A conflicts and cases involving contractual issues. The firm acts for a diverse client roster, which includes heavyweights from the construction, infrastructure, private equity, oil and gas and financial services sectors. The highly regarded Sergio Mannheimer steers the Rio de Janeiro team on an array of litigation mandates. Tomaz Lyra is the main point of contact in São Paulo; he is adept in matters before state and superior courts. Civil and corporate litigation specialist Fernanda Aviz is another key practitioner, as is Marcela Levy.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Mannheimer; Tomaz Lyra

Testimonials

‘Professionalism, and a keen sense of humanity combined with technical knowledge.’

‘Sérgio Mannheimer has great academic credentials, and is knowledgeable of topics.’

‘The service provided by Mannheimer’s lawyers is excellent. The firm is a dispute resolution boutique, focused on litigation and arbitration. Lawyers are good strategists, always anticipating their opponents’ next steps. The advice is tailor-made. I recommend the work of two partners at the firm: Marcela Levy and Fernanda Aviz. They are young and very dedicated, with total mastery of the subject being discussed. Always available and quick to deliver, even when faced with highly complex issues, which distinguishes them from other lawyers.’

‘Tomaz Lyra (partner) is highly qualified and offers solutions for complex cases in line with the most up-to-date jurisprudence and specific to the subject under analysis.’

Key clients

Construtora Arena Pernambuco

Construtora Queiroz Galvão

Mapfre Seguros

Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados – NUCLEP

Enel Green Horizonte MP Solar

CTEEP – Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista

Fundação dos Economiários Federais – FUNCEF

ERB – Energias Renováveis do Brasil

State Grid Group

Ancar Ivanhoe

João Fortes Engenharia

White Martins

Iesa Óleo e Gás

G4S Vanguarda Segurança e Vigilância

Consórcio Ipojuca Interligações

BTG Pactual

TOTVS

BRZ Investimentos

Pirelli Group

Cubico Sustainable Investments

Caixa Participações – CAIXAPAR

Work highlights

  • Represents IMCOPA in a R$200m dispute arising from the default by the lessee of its industrial premises and losses resulting from acts of the company’s former chief officers.
  • Representing Hyatt in a foreclosure lawsuit to collect the loan granted for the construction of the Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro Residences.
  • Acted for Enel in a dispute regarding the rendering of public lighting services in the Angra dos Reis municipality.

Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados acts, mainly, in the prevention and resolution of significant disputes, before State Courts and through arbitration, both international and domestic, with success in the most notable corporate disputes in the country. The firm also provides legal consulting services, offering its clients tailored solutions in the performance of their activities. With offices located in the two major cities in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, and correspondents in other cities, Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados acts nationwide and maintains partnerships with the most esteemed foreign law firms.

The firm counts upon a team of qualified professionals with vast experience in highly complex litigation. Many of its members have masters and doctoral degrees in law from the most respected universities in Brazil, the United States and Europe.  In addition some are law professors and authors of books and articles published in specialised journals, thus providing a service of the highest quality to its clients. Multiple partners are dedicated to each and every case, in order to deliver an effective and agile legal solution, adapted to its specific needs and to the highest standard of excellence.

Arbitration and mediation: Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados has broad experience in mediation and arbitration, both national and international, before the most prestigious Brazilian and foreign arbitral institutions, such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Brazilian Centre of Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA), the Centre for Arbitration and Mediation of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CAM-CCBC), the FGV Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration and Chamber of Conciliation, the Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of São Paulo (CIESP/FIESP), the Market Arbitration Chamber (CAM), among others. It also acts in ad hoc arbitrations under the rules, eg, of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law – UNCITRAL. The firm is recognised for acting in some of the most complex arbitrations in the country, in which the results obtained are the outcome of a strategy defined in a meticulous manner by professionals with profound legal knowledge and far-reaching experience in the area.

Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados has ample expertise in the recognition of foreign arbitral awards before the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), in addition
to assisting its clients in the negotiation and drafting of arbitration agreements. Lawyers of the firm are also listed as arbitrators before reputable national and international arbitral institutions. The excellence of its professionals in the area is recognised by legal publications such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Litigation: Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados occupies a prominent position in the litigation practice area due to the solid professional experience of its members in complex and strategic disputes involving the most diverse areas of the Law, with emphasis on Civil, Commercial, Corporate, Administrative, Constitutional, Tax, International, Insurance, Bankruptcy and Judicial Reorganisation.

The firm’s activities in the litigation sphere involve the representation of its clients, both domestic and foreign, before different Courts in the country, both at the state and federal levels, in judicial proceedings in the first and second levels of jurisdiction, and before higher courts.

Consulting services in corporate and tax law: Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados counts on a team specialised in Corporate Law and M&A and provides consulting and support in private equity deals, mergers and acquisitions, from the definition of the strategy to the negotiation and structuring of the deal, conducting legal due diligences and assisting in the drafting of documents for the operation.

The firm also acts in support of the clients’ housekeeping routine activities and obligations, such as the alteration of articles of incorporation, corporate restructuring, constitution and dissolution of companies, representation in shareholders meetings, drafting the relevant papers and conducting the filing and updating of registered data before the Federal Revenue Service, the Central Bank, Boards of Trade and the Brazilian Securities Exchange Commission (CVM).

Insurance and reinsurance: Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra has vast experience in assisting Brazilian and international insurers, reinsurers and insured companies in the adjustment of complex claims. It has a significant role in preventing litigation by drafting and revising contracts, providing advice to clients on coverage issues and other legal matters involving insurance and representing insurers, reinsurers and insured companies in administrative proceedings of regulatory nature. The firm has been involved in some of the largest and most complex judicial disputes and arbitrations pertaining to insurance and reinsurance matters.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Arbitration and Litigation Sergio Mannheimermannheimer@mpladv.com.br(55) (21) 2215-1733
Consulting in Corporate and Tax Law Pedro Perezpedro.perez@mpladv.com.br(55) (21) 2215-1733
Arbitration and Litigation Tomaz Lyratomaz.lyra@mpladv.com.br(55) (11) 3541-3306
Arbitration and Litigation Karina Stern de Siqueirakarina.stern@mpladv.com.br(55) (21) 2215-1733
Arbitration and Litigation Marcela Levymarcela.levy@mpladv.com.br(55) (11) 3541-3306
Arbitration and Litigation Fernanda Avizfernanda.aviz@mpladv.com.br(55) (21) 2215-1733
Arbitration and Litigation Ricardo Almeidaricardo.almeida@mpladv.com.br(55) (11) 3541-3306
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Fernanda Aviz photoMrs Fernanda AvizPartner of Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados
Sergio Mannheimer photoMr Sergio MannheimerPartner of Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados.
Pedro Henrique Perez photoMr Pedro Henrique PerezPartner of Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados.
Karina Stern de Siqueira photoMrs Karina Stern de SiqueiraPartner of Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados.
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