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Brazil: Insurance & Reinsurance 2016

Twenty-one lawyers are identified in this chapter for their excellent insurance and reinsurance work. 

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Marcelo Mansur Haddad Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
Ilan Goldberg Chalfin, Goldberg, Vainboim & Fichtner Advogados Associados
Camila Leal Calais Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
João Marcelo Máximo dos Santos Santos Bevilaqua Advogados
Ernesto Tzirulnik Ernesto  Tzirulnik Advocacia

Holman Fenwick Willan emerges as the leading insurance and reinsurance group in our research with three prominent practitioners listed this year. As head of the São Paulo office, Jeremy Shebson is “extremely well versed” in legal matters pertaining to the aviation insurance market. Fernando Albino boasts a “stellar reputation” in the Brazilian legal market for his expertise in claims arising from major aviation accidents. Geoffrey Conlin is a leading foreign counsel, acting for international insurers, reinsurers and brokers based in London and overseas. One source remarks, “He really knows his stuff.”

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados achieves two listings in this chapter, both of whom feature among most highly regarded individuals. The “pre-eminent” Marcelo Mansur Haddad is an “extremely knowledgeable and professional practitioner” who handles insurance and reinsurance claims, regulatory issues and corporate matters. Alongside him, Camila Leal Calais is praised for her “ability to untangle even the most complex issues and present them in a user-friendly manner”. She is routinely seen as a top choice for the incorporation of insurance and reinsurance companies and other major corporate transactions.

At his own firm, Ernesto Tzirulnik is considered “one of the most outstanding insurance lawyers in Brazil”. He regularly deals with highly complex regulatory claims, and is known for his “solutions-oriented approach”. He is joined by the “incredibly bright” Paulo Luiz de Toledo Piza who impresses with his “resolute focus” and “astute legal mind”.

At Pellon & Asociados Law Office, founding partner Luís Felipe Pellon is a “true insurance specialist”, winning praise for his “organised and dedicated approach to matters”. Sergio Ruy Barroso de Mello is popular among clients, who hail him “an exceptionally responsive and practical lawyer”.

Ilan Goldberg at Chalfin, Goldberg, Vainboim & Fichtner Advogados Associados is highlighted for his “impressive D&O insurance work” for which he is highly sought after by clients.

João Marcelo Máximo dos Santos at Santos Bevilaqua Advogados also comes highly recommended. He possesses a great reputation in the insurance regulatory market leading many to consider him “a prominent figure in the field”.

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