Mr Alexandre Espinola Catramby > Castro Barros Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Castro Barros Advogados

Work Department

Arbitration & Litigation
Business Contracts


Practice focused on litigation, especially on civil, business and public law, in strategic and highly complex cases. Strong background in credit recovery proceedings for financial institutions. Advises several companies and banks, especially in the draw-up and negotiation of banking-related business contracts. Recommended as a Dispute Resolution lawyer by Legal 500 Latin America, from 2014 to 2020, and by “Análise Advocacia 500”, since 2013. Catramby has been referred by CLOs of leading Brazilian companies as one of Brazil’s most admired lawyers in civil and business law.


Partner with Castro Barros Advogados since 2008


Portuguese and English.


Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
– São Paulo Chapter (2016)
– Rio de Janeiro Chapter (1999)
Portuguese Bar Association
– Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAR) (2005)


Master´s Degree in Legal Sciences – Law School of the University of Lisbon (2010)
U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law – George Washington University Law School – Washington, DC (2007)
Specialization in Law of Obligations of the New Civil Code –Study and Research Center in Law – State University of Rio de Janeiro (2003)
Graduate degree in Civil Law – Candido Mendes University – Rio de Janeiro (2002)
Bachelor of Laws – Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1999)

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 > Dispute resolution: Litigation

The disputes team at Castro Barros Advogados covers commercial, banking, and corporate disputes. José Augusto Leal focuses on commercial and corporate litigation, demonstrating extensive experience in cases involving financial services-sector clients. Credit recovery is an area of expertise for Alexandre Espínola Catramby, while Marco Deluiggi specialises in corporate and insurance disputes. Olympio Carvalho is proficient in cross-border matters, as well as in the resolution of conflicts concerning the transport sector.

Brazil > Restructuring and insolvency

The experienced creditor-side practice at Castro Barros Advogados has represented clients in some of Brazil’s largest restructurings. The team, which is led by Alexandre Espínola Catramby, has good expertise in court-supervised restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings, and represents several major domestic and international corporates, banks and investment funds.