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Warde Advogados
CEP 01421-002, SÃO PAULO

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Arbitration





Specialises in litigation, arbitration and white-collar crime

Partner, Warde Advogados (2018 – present); previous roles include Senior Associate, Clifford Chance (São Paulo), 2017 – 2018; and Foreign Associate, King & Spalding (New York and Houston)


Portuguese and English



Director, IREE (Instituto para Reforma das Relações entre Estado e Empresa)


Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Mackenzie University. LLM from the University of Virginia School of Law

Masters’ Degree and PhD candidate from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Warde Advogados ‘has a first-class dispute resolution practice‘, which ‘consistently provides an exceptional level of service to clients‘ operating in an array of industries, including financial services, retail, media, real estate and manufacturing. Corporate and commercial disputes, as well as regulatory matters, are core areas of focus for the department, which is under the leadership of commercial dispute resolution specialist Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior. Other key individuals include Alfredo Sérgio Lazzareschi Neto and Jose Luiz Bayeux Neto, the latter of whom is singled out for his track record in bankruptcy cases. Renato Polillo is a name to note for cross-border disputes and anti-corruption matters, while Felipe Emmanuel De Figueiredo and Rodrigo Jesuino Bittencourt are primarily focused on commercial lawsuits, where they often act for infrastructure, real estate and media clients.

Brazil > Compliance

A specialised firm in litigation, regulation, anti-corruption and compliance, Warde Advogados stands out for its expertise in federal administrative proceedings. With former Chief Minister of the Federal Comptroller General and highly regarded partner Valdir Moysés Simão leading the compliance department, the team is well versed in investigations before the CGU as well as proceedings before the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU). Clients also regularly seek the team’s advice on integrity risks, compliance programmes and day-to-day compliance matters. The department was given a further boost in July 2021 with the hire of partner and scholar Silvio Luiz de Almeida, who stands out for his specialisation in compliance, anti-discrimination and human rights. Other names to note include founding partner and litigator Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior; Leandro Daiello Coimbra, a former Director-General of the Federal Police; Renato Polillo, who also has experience working in international law firms; and senior associate Pedro Henrique Adoglio Benradt.