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

Castro Barros Advogados

Work Department

Dispute Resolution.


Partner – He has a strong background in litigation, in the areas of civil, commercial and public law. With solid experience in credit recovery, he represents financial conglomerates in complex and high value disputes. He also advises companies regarding contracts, especially those referring to financial transactions.


Joined the firm in August, 1998 as an intern. Associate from 1999 to 2008. Partner (2008).


Portuguese and English.


Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Section (1999); Center for Legal Studies – Judiciary Subcommittee; Portugal Bar Association (2005); Brazilian Arbitration Committee – CBAr.


Master´s Degree in Legal Sciences – School of Law, Lisbon University (2009); U.S. Legal Methods: Introduction to U.S. Law – George Washington University Law School (2007); Specialization in Law of Obligations of the New Civil Code – Center for Legal Studies and Research of Rio de Janeiro State University – UERJ, 2003; Postgraduate Course in Civil Law – Candido Mendes University, 2002; Law Degree from Rio de Janeiro Catholic University Law School, 1999.


Botanical sciences, travelling.

Lawyer Rankings

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.

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 > 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.