Marcelo Gandelman > Souto Correa Advogados > Rio De Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Souto Correa Advogados
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ, 22410-000

Work Department

Arbitration; Litigation; and Energy




Marcelo Gandelman has wide experience in litigation and arbitration involving strategic matters, advising national and international companies from different sectors, such as petrochemical, energy, telecommunications, metallurgy, real estate and construction, in complex disputes. 

His practice also has a special focus on litigation and other regulatory and contractual matters involving leading companies in the energy sector. 


Portuguese (native), English, and Spanish.


Ex- Coordinator and Professor of Intellectual Property Law in the Post-graduation in Intellectual Property Law Course offered by the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).


  • Post-graduate diploma in Intellectual Property Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) – 2000.  
  • Bachelor of Laws from Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) – 1995.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

With attorneys in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre, Souto Correa Advogados is capable of assembling multidisciplinary teams, combining industry and procedural knowledge, to assist clients in a variety of arbitration cases. Covering domestic and international proceedings, as well as mediation, the team has been particularly active in matters involving construction contracts and oil and gas clients, but is also retained by companies operating in other segments, including energy, engineering, real estate and technology. Guilherme Rizzo Amaral stands out for his experience in international arbitration. Splitting his time between arbitration and litigation, Marcelo Gandelman is another key contact in the team, which also includes Jorge Cesa Ferreira da Silva, who often acts as arbitrator, expert witness and counsel in proceedings, and Luis Alberto Peretti.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

At Souto Correa Advogados, the litigation practice ‘comprises highly qualified and technical lawyers‘ focused on strategic disputes, including acting for defendants and claimants in class actions, and in matters arising from contractual, environmental, corporate and public law conflicts. The Porto Alegre-based team is often involved in nationally significant litigation, and its practitioners in Brasília are skilled in cases before the superior courts. Guilherme Rizzo Amaral devotes his time to arbitration and litigation proceedings on behalf of major companies. He jointly heads up the group with associate Rafael Sirangelo de Abreu, whose experience covers judicial and out-of-court disputes. Marcelo Gandelman is a name to note in Rio de Janeiro for dispute resolution, while São Paulo-based partner Ricardo Quass Duarte, who has a strong international background, specialises in civil litigation. Diogo Squeff Fries handles civil and commercial litigation.