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Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados
Av. Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, 28
10º andar
CEP 04543-000
Brazil

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Tier 2

Highly specialised in arbitration‘, Mannheimer is ‘able to structurally and globally think of complex disputes to deliver the best possible advice in terms of strategy and damage control‘. Showcasing experience in proceedings held in Brazil and abroad, the team has particular experience in cases before CAM-CCBC and ad-hoc arbitrations, where it acts alongside renowned global law firms. The practice, which regularly participates in complex matters involving contractual, shareholder and M&A disputes, is well equipped to handle commercial disputes in sectors such as construction, infrastructure, oil and gas, and financial services, to name a few. Sergio Mannheimer has a wealth of experience acting as both counsel and arbitrator before the ICC and other arbitral institutions. International proceedings are also an area of activity for Tomaz Lyra, who is seasoned in commercial and corporate disputes. Marcela Levy, who has a relevant international background, is regularly sought after for her expertise in matters relating to the US. Fernanda Aviz has been regularly involved in arbitration proceedings involving the construction and oil and gas segments, while Ricardo Ramalho Almeida specialises in commercial disputes before CAM-CCBC, CAMARB and CAESP.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Mannheimer; Tomaz Lyra

Testimonials

‘Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados is highly specialised in arbitration, with partners who are references in the area. They are extremely respected in the arbitration community and are able to structurally/globally think of complex disputes to deliver the best possible advice in terms of strategy and damage control.’

‘Sergio Mannheimer is an extremely prepared professional with extensive experience in arbitrations involving private and/or public parties, standing out for his holistic knowledge of the law and his strategic thinking.’

‘Sergio Mannheimmer is a great lawyer.’

Key clients

Pirelli Group

Queiroz Galvão Group

Mapfre Seguros

Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados – NUCLEP

Enel

CTEEP – Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista

Fundação dos Economiários Federais – FUNCEF

State Grid Group

Ancar Ivanhoe

João Fortes Engenharia

White Martins

FM Global

G4S Vanguarda Segurança e Vigilância

ERB – Energias Renováveis do Brasil

BTG Pactual

TOTVS

BRZ Investimentos

Hyatt do Brasil

Cubico Sustainable Investments

Caixa Econômica Federal

Generali

AEG Administradora de Estádios

Jive Investments

Construtora Calper

Swire Pacific

ATG Americas Trading Group

Banco Modal

R2C Invest

Regina Festas

Work highlights

  • Representing Arena Pernambuco Negócios e Investimentos in an arbitration involving the construction and operation of Arena Pernambuco.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation Tier 2

Rated for its ‘great technical quality', Mannheimer, Perez E Lyra Advogados has over three decades of experience in the field of strategic litigation before both state and federal courts. It acts for a varied client roster made up of leading names from the construction, infrastructure, financial services, oil and gas, and private equity sectors. Key areas of strength for the team include litigation arising from major contracts and shareholder disputes, as well as post-M&A conflicts. Clients routinely turn to Sergio Mannheimer for assistance in complex insurance claims. He jointly heads the department alongside Tomaz Lyra, who possesses ‘great knowledge' in the resolution of disputes of a commercial and corporate nature. Fernanda Aviz is also active in this space; contractual and construction disputes are some of her core areas of expertise.

Practice head(s):

Sergio Mannheimer; Tomaz Lyra

Testimonials

‘Team with great technical quality and excellent lawyers.’

‘They are experienced in strategic litigation and have the most affordable fee collection profile, considering the technical excellence of their partners.’

‘Tomaz Lyra is a very technical lawyer, with great knowledge in the areas in which he works.’

Key clients

Pirelli Group

Queiroz GalvãoGroup

Mapfre Seguros

Nuclebrás Equipamentos Pesados – NUCLEP

Enel

CTEEP – Companhia de Transmissão de Energia Elétrica Paulista

Fundação dos Economiários Federais – FUNCEF

State Grid Group

Ancar Ivanhoe

João Fortes Engenharia

White Martins

FM Global

G4S Vanguarda Segurança e Vigilância

ERB – Energias Renováveis do Brasil

BTG Pactual

TOTVS

BRZ Investimentos

Hyatt do Brasil

Cubico Sustainable Investments

Caixa Econômica Federal

Generali

AEG Administradora de Estádios

Jive Investments

Construtora Calper

Swire Pacific

ATG Americas Trading Group

Banco Modal

R2C Invest

Regina Festas

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.
  • Acting for Hyatt in a foreclosure lawsuit to collect the loan granted for the construction of the Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro Residences.
  • Represents CTEEP in a dispute referring to the responsibility over a debt before Eletrobrás estimated at R$1.7bn.

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
Ricardo Almeida photoMr Ricardo AlmeidaPartner of Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados.
Marcela Levy photoMrs Marcela LevyPartner of Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados.
Tomaz Tavares de Lyra photoMr Tomaz Tavares de LyraPartner of Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados.
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