Firm Profile > Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados
04552-020, SÃO PAULO

Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime) Tier 1

Established in 2005, Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados has established itself as a leading firm in litigation and arbitration. Operating from its offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the team handles a range of corporate, construction and administrative disputes. Standout areas include consumer and sports law. Simone Barros is highly recommended for her 'expertise, talent and selected skills in civil litigation and arbitration'. Marcelo Roberto Ferro, José Roberto de Castro Neves and Eduardo Pecoraro are also names to note.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration > Local practitioners of note (by country)

Pinheiro Neto Advogados handles a steady stream of multimillion-dollar ICC arbitration. Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion are highly recommended; the latter is the co-chair of the Arbitration and Mediation Committee of CESA. Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide AdvogadosMarcelo Roberto Ferro regularly acts as arbitrator and counsel, and is particularly experience in handling disputes arising from corporate transactions. L.O. Baptista AdvogadosAdriana BraghettaRafael Francisco Alves and Maurício Almeida Prado are 'highly specialised lawyers with high capacity to bring solutions to resolve high complexity disputes'. Fernando Marcondes regularly acts as an arbitrator in construction and real estate-related matters. Recent caseload features a range of construction and infrastructure disputes as well as M&A-related matters in the oil and gas sector. Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice AdvogadosEliane Cristina Carvalho recently handled a series of disputes arising from M&A transactions and is representing Air Products Brasil in arbitration proceedings initiated by Air Liquide. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is singled out for his 'outstanding technical skills and deep understanding of the corporate world', and his ability to 'simplify complex problems gives clients great confidence and comfort'. Gonçalves regularly acts as counsel and arbitrator in a range of domestic and international disputes, and Flávio Spaccaquerche Barbosa is 'a well experienced lawyer with solid technical background'. At TozziniFreire AdvogadosFernando Eduardo Serec assists clients from a diverse range of sectors and has experience acting as both party counsel and arbitrator. Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados' 'brilliant' team handles both commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings, and is active in the construction, pharmaceutical and energy sectors. Fabio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa is 'an absolute joy to work with', while Hermes Marcelo Huck  and Rogério Carmona Bianco are 'very focused on details of the case without losing sight of the big picture'. Marcelo Muriel at Muriel Medici Franco Advogados is 'certainly one of the standout Brazilian practitioners, with a healthy portfolio of disputes and great ICC arbitration experience'. Stocche Forbes AdvogadosRafael Passaro is recommended for contractual disputes and disputes involving administrative proceedings. Andrade & Fichtner AdvogadosJosé Antonio Fichtner acts as arbitrator and counsel in corporate and contractual arbitral and judicial disputes. André Abbud at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is 'an excellent expert in arbitration' and 'knows his clients' business well'. Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados' team has 'a creative mind to think out of the box, suggesting solutions that may seem different but are perfectly aligned with the needs of the company'; co-heads Carlos David Albuquerque Braga and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo are recommended. Other names to note include Lefosse AdvogadosPedro Maciel who is 'a superstar in the Brazilian arbitration market' and Lobo de Rizzo AdvogadosLuis Fernando Guerrero who is singled out for his 'client-oriented' approach.


Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados (FCDG) is a law firm established in 2005, by a group of renowned and highly experienced professionals who shared the aspiration of offering to their clients superior law services. FCDG has reported a remarkable growth of activity in litigation, upholding an outstanding position in the market, especially regarding commercial arbitration, construction and company restructuring and reorganization.

FCDG attorneys have extensive experience handling high-stakes arbitrations and litigations in the commercial, corporate, construction and infrastructure areas. FCDG’s positive results, strong reputation and personalized approach have established the firm solidly in the top tier of Brazilian firms specialized in dispute resolution.

Recent experience makes the firm uniquely qualified to represent clients in international arbitration involving shareholders disputes, mostly before ICC Court of Arbitration, or LCIA Court of Arbitration. The team has also been involved in the past years in the most relevant judicial and arbitration disputes in the Brazilian market. Further, the team has significant experience in the construction and energy sectors, in particular advising on disputes relating to oil and gas and infrastructure projects, including oil and gas pipelines and platforms, refineries, petrochemical plants, process plants and energy plants.

With offices in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo – and correspondents in other Brazilian cities – FCDG endeavors to provide exclusive services, particularly in the areas of private, corporate, construction and administrative law, either in consultancy or in litigation. The firm represents clients before federal and state courts, as well as in domestic and international arbitration cases. Very frequently the lawyers will also act before government agencies, in consultancy and litigation matters. The firm is equally dedicated to other legal advice such as drafting contracts, possessing vast experience in restructuring matters.

The firm values its partner-centric approach to case management, in which partners remain involved with day-to-day events such that you can contact any of us at any time. In addition, FCDG’s team includes attorneys which had academic or professional experience in foreign jurisdictions and are fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Department Name Email Telephone
International and Domestic Arbitration Marcelo Ferro +55 21 2519 1900
Commercial Litigation Jose Roberto de Castro Neves +55 21 2519 1900
Bankruptcy and Restructuring Daltro Borges 55-21-2519-1900
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