Ms Daniela Alves Portugal Duque Estrada > Castro Barros Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Castro Barros Advogados

Work Department

Insurance and Reinsurance


Practice focused on tax litigation, including as lead counsel in administrative and court proceedings, across different court levels, on complex and strategic matters. Daniela is also the head of our law firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance practice, advising both national and foreign clients. Daniela was elected Vice-Chairwoman of the Insurance Committee of the International Bar Association (2019-2020). Daniela was listed by International Tax Review as one of the Tax Controversy Leaders from 2013 to 2020, and Woman in Tax Leaders from 2016 to 2018 and 2020. Recommended by The Legal 500 Latin America for Insurance and Tax since 2013. Daniela is a member of the Special Committee for Taxpayer Protection and Tax Policy of OAB/RJ for 2019-2021.


Partner with Castro Barros Advogados since 2012


Portuguese,English and Spanish


International Insurance Law Association (AIDA) (2013)
International Bar Association, (IBA) (2013)
Brazilian Bar Association
– São Paulo Chapter (2011)
– Rio de Janeiro Chapter (2001)


Executive MBA in Insurance and Reinsurance Law – National Insurance School – Funenseg, São Paulo Regional Unit (2011)
Ongoing Education Course – Corporate, Succession and Tax Strategies – Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo (2008)
Bachelor of Laws – Catholic University of do Rio de Janeiro (2001)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Transport and shipping

Castro Barros Advogados is a popular choice for wet and dry shipping disputes. The firm acts for a mix of banks, P&I clubs and maritime services companies in a broad range of claims. The team has also established connections with several leading international shipping firms. The highly rated Olympio Carvalho leads the team, with strong support from well-regarded associate Camilla Werneck. Clients also benefit from the input of other experienced litigators at the firm, including Alexandre Espínola Catramby and insurance specialist Daniela Alves Portugal Duque Estrada.

Brazil > Tax

Castro Barros Advogados offers a full-service tax practice to its clients, many of which operate in the telecoms, media, retail and technology sectors. This incorporates high-end consulting and litigation support on direct and indirect taxation, including transfer pricing queries and the structuring of corporate transactions. Key members of the team include André Gomes de Oliveira, Daniela Alves Portugal Duque Estrada and Gabriel Manica Mendes de Sena.