João Carlos Toledo > Madrona Fialho Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Madrona Fialho Advogados
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 3064
11º andar
Jardim Paulistano
SP, 01451-000

Work Department

  • Civil Litigation
  • Mediation & Arbitration,
  • Credit Recovery, Bankruptcy & Reorganization
  • Succession & Estate Planning




João advises clients on litigation, arbitration and administrative litigation related to business law. He represents clients in litigation procedures in matters brought to litigation in court, in arbitration chambers or in regulatory agencies and various public administration entities. He has represented domestic and foreign clients in matters in civil, business, administrative, and public law. João is a member of the Brazilian Chamber of Arbitration.


Portuguese and English


  • Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Section (2003)

  • Member of the Brazilian Chamber of Arbitration


  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Law, 2008)
  • Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Law, 2006)
  • Faculdade Autônoma de Direito (Postgraduate Diploma in Civil Procedural Law, 2005)
  • Universidade Paulista (LL.B., 2001)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Madrona Fialho Advogados – the result of the 2023 merger between Fialho Salles Advogados and Madrona Advogados – has a strong track record in public law cases, but its litigation experience also encompasses shareholder, construction and IP disputes. The department is jointly led by three partners in Belo Horizonte: Érico Andrade, a key contact for cases involving public procurement, PPPs and concessions; Leonardo Canabrava, who focuses on corporate law; and mediation, litigation and arbitration specialist Leonardo de Abreu Birchal; and three practitioners in São Paulo: João Carlos Toledo; Fábio Alem; and Luciano Velasque Rocha, the lattermost of whom has a wealth of experience in civil and commercial litigation.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

A result of the 2023 merger between Fialho Salles Advogados and Madrona Advogados, Madrona Fialho Advogados handles a mix of domestic and cross-border arbitration matters, demonstrating particular strength in engineering, construction and corporate disputes. Leonardo Canabrava has a wealth of experience in arbitration and mediation, and often acts as arbitrator before Brazilian and international chambers. He oversees the Belo Horizonte group with Leonardo Birchal, who maintains a broad practice in dispute resolution and non-contentious matters. Also at the helm of the practice and based in São Paulo, João Carlos Toledo is a key name to note for cases involving M&A and energy supply agreements, while Fábio Alem focuses on corporate and construction disputes. Luciano Velasque Rocha is also noted.