Mr Rafael Passaro > Stocche Forbes Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Stocche Forbes Advogados
04538-132 SÃO PAULO SP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Prevention; Arbitration; Contracts and Consumer Law and Product Liability.


Partner of the firm.


Rafael de Carvalho Passaro is a founding partner of the firm, with more than 15 years of experience in dispute resolution and prevention, representing clients in civil litigation, administrative proceedings and arbitration, with particular focus on civil, commercial, corporate, contractual and consumer law matters. He was a partner at Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados.


Portuguese, English and Italian.


Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Association of Lawyers and Brazilian Arbitration Commitee – CBAr.


Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (USP) – 1998. Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo – Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) – 1995. Postgraduate Degree (Lato Sensu) in Civil Procedure from Facoltà Degli Studi di Firenze in Italy – 2002.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute resolution: arbitration

Stocche Forbes Advogados is adept in arbitration involving M&A transactions, public contracts, commercial agreements and infrastructure projects. Rafael Passaro is noted for his experience in arbitral proceedings in the context of commercial and corporate law matters. Other names to note in the team include Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli and debt restructuring expert Guilherme Gaspari Coelho.

Brazil > Dispute resolution: Litigation

Stocche Forbes Advogados not only handles complex litigation, but is also adept at advising on preventive strategies. The team undertakes a range of work, regularly assisting with the resolution of disputes involving consumer law, breach of contract and other corporate and commercial issues. Rafael Passaro has more than two decades of experience in civil litigation and administrative proceedings, which are also key areas of activity for Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli. Focusing on commercial and corporate disputes, Guilherme Gaspari Coelho is another practitioner to note. Fernanda Cardoso combines expertise in corporate law and M&A matters with in-depth knowledge of dispute resolution. Domingos Refinetti joined Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados in May 2019. Since publication, the firm hired dispute resolution expert Wilson Newton de Mello Neto from an in-house position with SABESP in June 2021.