Mr Marcello Bernardes > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ 22261-005
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Work Department

Public Law, Commercial Litigation, and Infrastructure.




Joined Pinheiro Neto Advogados in 1984 as a trainee and became partner in 1998.

Marcello Alfredo Bernardes counsels domestic and international clients on public law matters, with special emphasis on contracts and disputes involving road concessions, public transport, urban mobility, water and air transport. Marcello is regarded as a trusted advisor and litigator in court and arbitration proceedings.


Portuguese and English.


Brazilian Lawyers Institute – IAB.


LL.B degree from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ)- 1987.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Public law

Covering both consultancy and litigation matters, Pinheiro Neto Advogados is equipped to lead advice on interactions with governmental entities and high-profile judicial cases involving public administration issues. The team is often retained by clients in the transport, sanitation, healthcare and defence sectors in relation to government tenders for public concessions, PPPs, privatisations and contract negotiations. Recently, the practice has been active in matters arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, advising on the execution of emergency contracts with the government and on the renegotiation of government contracts due to unforeseen circumstances. The public law team also took on a leading role in the firm’s pro bono initiative assisting clients in the implementation of measures to help fight Covid-19, such as donations to the government and cooperation agreements. Ricardo Pagliari Levy is seasoned in administrative proceedings and public procurement. The latter is also a core area of activity for Fernando Rissoli Lobo Filho, who also showcases strength in regulatory issues. Other key individuals include Heloisa Figueiredo Ferraz and Marcello Bernardes, who focuses on infrastructure projects and litigation.