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Brazil: Commercial Litigation 2016

Thirty-one individuals stand out in this chapter as those with the greatest expertise in commercial litigation matters.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
José Roberto de Castro Neves Ferro Castro Neves Daltro & Gomide Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
Sergio Bermudes Escritório de Advocacia Sergio Bermudes, Rio de Janeiro
Daltro de Campos Borges Filho Ferro Castro Neves Daltro & Gomide Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
Cândido Rangel Dinamarco Dinamarco Rossi Beraldo & Bedaque, São Paulo
Marcelo Roberto Ferro Ferro Castro Neves Daltro & Gomide Advogados, São Paulo

Ferro Castro Neves Daltro & Gomide Advogados leads the way with three recommendations. José Roberto de Castro Neves is a high-ranking name in our research; he is a founding partner of the firm and is noted for his “specialist knowledge” of court proceedings and his “great ability as a litigator”. Fellow founding partner Marcelo Roberto Ferro is a “heavyweight” in the field of commercial litigation, with “a great depth of experience and understanding”. Daltro de Campos Borges Filho is held in high esteem for his thorough knowledge and expertise in bankruptcy litigation.

Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados garners a duo of recommendations. Carlos Fernando Couto de Oliveira Souto is a “pre-eminent” practitioner in the field, having frequently served as general counsel for his clients and having advised corporate entities and state and municipal bodies. Clients recommend him for his “ability to think outside the box” and “draw on his years of in-house experience”. Guilherme Rizzo Amaral heads the firm’s litigation practice, and is “a consummate practitioner” with “real experience” in highly complex litigation, including class actions and arbitration.

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados receives two recommendations. Mauro Fichtner, founding partner of the firm, has over 25 years of experience and is noted as “one of the foremost litigation experts in Brazil”. José Antonio Fichtner, also a founding partner, has experience in corporate and contractual disputes ranging from construction and oil and gas to telecommunications. He is recommended for his “peerless work” and his “high level of judicial advice”.

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados receives two recommendations. Flávio Pereira Lima is “a formidable litigator” who has experience in Brazil and foreign jurisdictions. Peers say that he “knows his field in great detail”. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves is “a real star” who has experience of complex litigation relating to environmental law, information technology, and infrastructure and whose “creative solutions are always welcomed”.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados also sees two names featured. Celso Cintra Mori is “highly respected” for his years of experience in commercial litigation and a deep knowledge of the Brazilian judicial system. Gilberto Giusti is considered “the go-to lawyer” for commercial litigation internationally and in Brazil.

Lobo & Ibeas Advogados also has two practitioners recommended. Pedro Paulo Cristofaro is “a true leader in the field” and is praised for his “academic knowledge” of litigation in Brazil. Peers say he “has an excellent manner when dealing with clients”. José-Ricardo Pereira Lira is extolled for his “excellent understanding of clients’ needs”, and his ability to provide “a tailored response”.

Ana Tereza Basilio of Basilio Advogados is a high-ranking name in our research and is described as “one of the real stars in commercial litigation in Brazil”. She has practised commercial litigation both domestically and in an international practice and one client noted that she provides “a great depth of experience and expertise”.

At Dinamarco Rossi Beraldo & Bedaque, Cândido Rangel Dinamarco is a high-ranking name in our research; he is “a dean of the Brazilian bar” and provides “a wealth of knowledge” on matters relating to commercial litigation.

Ivan Nunes Ferreira at Nunes Ferreira Vianna Araújo Cramer Duarte Advogados has been involved in numerous litigation cases in Brazilian courts and has served as both counsel and arbitrator in domestic and international disputes. He provides “well-thought-through advice that clients can use”.

Sergio Bermudes is founding partner of Escritório de Advocacia Sergio Bermudes and is lauded for his “innovative practice”. He is described as “a pleasure to work with”.

Siqueira Castro Advogados’ founding partner Carlos Roberto Siqueira Castro is “one of the best commercial litigation practitioners in Brazil” and is described by one client as “highly distinguished”.

Luciano Godoy of Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados is a “leading light” who offers “great strategic advice” in commercial litigation in multiple industries both in Brazil and abroad.

Eduardo Arruda Alvim at Arruda Alvim & Thereza Alvim Advocacia e Consultoria Jurídica provides “an encyclopedic knowledge” of commercial litigation, and is “appreciative of clients’ commercial objectives”.

Duarte Garcia, Caselli Guimarães e Terra’s Mário Sérgio Duarte Garcia is a “superb practitioner” with “decades of experience” relating to commercial litigation in Brazil.

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