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Tavares Advogados
4.300, CONJ, 404 E 405, ITAIM BIBI,

Brazil > Insurance Tier 2

Tavares Advogados is a highly specialised boutique that stands out for its expertise in contentious insurance claims, both in litigation and arbitration, where it 'demonstrates extreme zeal and deep technical knowledge'. The team also has a strong track record advising on loss adjustment procedures. The firm represents a mix of insurers, reinsurers and financial services companies on a range of products including life and health insurance, and pensions. Founding partner André Tavares is a top litigator in the field, and a leading figure in the wider industry. Daniel Chacur de Miranda has good experience in loss adjustment procedures and complex insurance claims.

Practice head(s):

André Tavares


‘Two aspects stand out. First, their availability and responsiveness. They are highly energetic and respond around the clock, available at all times by phone, e-mail or WhatsApp. Second, they have an in depth understanding of insurance. They are excellent, and equally at home when dealing with the purely technical and the commercially important points, while assisting with strategies that accommodate the client’s commercial relationships.’

‘The firm operates in strategic litigation, demonstrating extreme zeal and deep technical knowledge, being highly specialized in the area of insurance.’

‘Tavares Advogados brings together important characteristics for modern advocacy, combining dynamism, personalized and agile service to its clients. They have an excellent readiness regime. Always willing to present assertive solutions to their clients.’

‘André Tavares and Daniel Chacur de Miranda are technically expert in insurance and procedural law. They provide creative legal advice and are innovative and aggressive tacticians while being user friendly, responsive, and dynamic. And both have a good sense of humour, which helps, when the circumstances permit. Vanessa Matos is extremely organised and clear in her explanations of complex factual issues.’

‘I highlight the performance of Andre Tavares, Fernanda Pantoja and Daniel Chacur as a reference in their specialties, what highlights them from other professionals is the dynamism, readiness and high specialization making them able to present assertive and specialized solutions to the legal demands put under consultation.’

Key clients

Axa XL Catlin

Banco Bradesco

BB Seguros – Companhia de Seguros Aliança do Brasil

BTG Pactual

Caixa Seguradora

Chubb do Brasil Companhia de Seguros

CNSEG – Confederação Nacional das Seguradoras

IRB-Brasil Re

Munich Re do Brasil Resseguradora

Sompo Seguros

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Brasil Seguros

THB Corretora de Resseguro

Work highlights

  • Advised Chubb on the loss adjustment of D&O insurance cover related to a class action filed against Braskem before a Federal Court in New Jersey.
  • Advised AXA on the loss adjustment of civil liability insurance cover for losses arising from a blackout in the State of Amapá.
  • Assisted Chubb on the adjustment of D&O insurance cover for the losses arising from several investigations into alleged unlawful acts by executives of a major financial institution.

Tavares Advogados is a specialised boutique firm, founded by a group of partners with in-depth experience of complex civil, insurance, corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings as well as loss adjustment procedures. The firm also offers advice and assistance on insurance and reinsurance matters, including international work, as well as regulatory, civil and corporate strategic advice support for clients within the sector.

Main areas of practice
Insurance: The firm’s insurance practice acts in all fields of insurance law, in particular in issues pertaining to D&O, E&O, life insurance, personal accident insurance, property cover, operational risks, guarantees, civil liability, capitalisation and private pensions. Tavares Advogados has experience of high-profile strategic litigation with significant high contingency potential, including very substantial compensation claims, constitutional lawsuits and related applications filed with a view to the formation of binding court precedents. The firm offers planning and strategic advice services, including the drafting and review of contracts, advice and assistance with loss adjustment procedures, liaison and representation before the regulatory agency SUSEP, and litigation portfolio management.

Dispute resolution: The firm’s dispute resolution practice represents clients before Brazilian courts of all instances (state, federal and superior), before administrative tribunals and before domestic and international arbitration tribunals. The firm has been involved in several of the major and cutting-edge insurance litigation and arbitration cases since its foundation, as well as in other relevant cases involving commercial and contractual disputes.

International work: Tavares Advogados regularly advises international clients on multi-jurisdiction matters involving arbitration and loss-adjustment procedures.

Managing partner Andre Tavaresandretavares@tavad.com.br552133530520
Senior partner Daniel Chacur de Mirandadanielmiranda@tavad.com.br552133530520
Senior partner Fernanda Medina Pantojafernandapantoja@tavad.com.br552133530520
Other fee-earners : 25
Contacts : 9

André Tavares, Managing Partner

André Tavares explains the firm’s focus on strategic litigation and insurance matters

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Tavares Advogados from your competitors?

We specialize in strategic litigation. Our partners are highly experienced with an exceptionally strong academic background. Our mission is to deliver personalized first-class services with the best outcomes for our clients. Every case is directly conducted by at least two partners, who maintain a hands-on approach from start to finish.

The firm also conducts standard to complex loss adjustment procedures, as well as routine litigation, with the direct involvement of its partners, on the most cost-effective basis.

Our partners have pursued graduate and postgraduate degrees, such as Master’s Degrees, LLM’s and Ph.D., at world-class universities, including Columbia University, Universidade de São Paulo, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Université Jean Moulin III and PUC-Rio. The firm and its partners are frequently recognized by the most prestigious international publications.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

The firm is rapidly and consistently developing its dispute resolution practice, especially regarding strategic litigation. Our partners are highly qualified and experienced, having previously worked on several leading cases at the most renowned Brazilian law firms.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

Our partners organized themselves to be available for national and international clients on the 24/7 basis.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

The firm has the best up-to-date technological tools to deliver to our clients all information regarding their cases in the most efficient manner. We provide full and comprehensive reports about any ongoing case within 24 hours off the clients’ request.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

Although we are a litigation boutique, there were several occasions when we advised the client not to litigate, as a settlement would be the best option in terms of money, time and commercial exposure. We have a specialist team dedicated to advice and assistance aimed at the avoidance of litigation by pre-emptive measures or the negotiated settlement of existing or potential disputes, together with on-going monitoring of potential or existing claims against our clients.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

The firm will always provide highly specialized insurance and reinsurance advice to our clients. However, we are also expanding our areas of strategic litigation to encompass a wide range of complex commercial disputes before major arbitral institutions and before the courts.