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Brazil: Arbitration 2017

In this chapter we feature 41 practitioners who are highlighted for their abilities and expertise in domestic and international arbitrations. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. José Emilio Nunes Pinto José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados, São Paulo
2. Carlos Alberto Carmona Marques Rosado Toledo Cesar & Carmona Advogados, São Paulo
3. Hermes  Marcelo Huck Lilla Huck Otranto Camargo Advogados, São Paulo
4. Gilberto Giusti Pinheiro Neto Advogados, São Paulo
5. Marcelo Roberto Ferro Ferro Castro Neves Daltro & Gomide Advogados, Rio De Janeiro

TOZZINIFREIRE ADVOGADOS boasts one of the leading arbitration teams in Brazil with three practitioners highlighted for their impressive work in the field.
Fernando Eduardo Serec heads the firm’s arbitration group and is known for his vast experience in proceedings across a range of areas from real estate to administrative law.
Octavio Fragata Martins de Barros is “a very well-known figure” in the Brazilian market and is frequently engaged in both international and domestic arbitrations.
Antonio Marzagão Barbuto Neto is a dispute resolution specialist known for his particular expertise handling New York-related matters.  

At ESCRITÓRIO DE ADVOCACIA SERGIO  BERMUDES, Sergio Bermudes is a longstanding figure in the Brazilian market, recognised for his invaluable experience in the field.
Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti is “an excellent lawyer” and focuses his work on court litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira also gains recognition for his impressive work in the space.

Full-service firm PINHEIRO NETO ADVOGADOS sees two of its lawyers recognised for their leading work in arbitration.
Gilberto Giusti is “an incredibly experienced practitioner” and heads the firm’s arbitration group. He regularly acts as both counsel and arbitrator and is highly respected on an international level.
Renato Stephan Grion draws praise from international sources who consider him “one of the best in Brazil for arbitration”.

We also recognised two practitioners from L O BAPTISTA ADVOGADOS in this chapter.
Adriana Braghetta is “a big name” in the Brazilian arbitration space. She is exceptionally well versed in acting as both counsel and arbitrator with over 20 years of experience in the area.
Mauricio Almeida Prado is “an excellent arbitrator” and is regarded by respondents as “among the top of his generation”.

LEFOSSE ADVOGADOS sees two lawyers nominated for their work in arbitration this year.
Pedro Maciel continues to impress peers and clients alike who describe him as “a great lawyer”. He focuses his first-rate practice on complex disputes both in Brazil and abroad.
Carlo de Lima Verona boasts a top-tier international arbitration practice and wins praise from sources who note that “he is always well prepared”.

JOSÉ CARLOS DE MAGALHÃES ADVOGADOS ASSOCIADOS also achieves two listings in this chapter.
José Carlos de Magalhães is highly sought after by clients who commend his “high reputation and sophistication”.
Debora Visconte is also recognised this year and is noted for her “great knowledge of arbitration”.

DEMAREST ADVOGADOSRafael Villar Gagliardi is “an excellent arbitration lawyer” well known throughout the Brazilian market for his strong dispute resolution practice.
Celso Xavier is “one of the best in the market at the moment”, according to sources who praise him for his great knowledge of arbitration proceedings.

MATTOS FILHO VEIGA FILHO MARREY JR E QUIROGA ADVOGADOS sees two lawyers nominated in this chapter.
Eduardo Damião Gonçalves is a widely recognised name in the international arbitration field and regularly represents clients across a range of sectors from technology and environment to infrastructure.
Flávio Pereira Lima acts as both counsel and arbitrator and is experienced in handling both domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

José Emilio Nunes Pinto at JOSÉ EMILIO NUNES PINTO ADVOGADOS stands out as “one of the most prominent arbitrators in the country”. He draws high praise from a range of international sources who commend his exceptional expertise in the area.

At MARQUES ROSADO TOLEDO CESAR & CARMONA ADVOGADOS, “star arbitrator” Carlos Alberto Carmona is “great as both arbitrator and counsel”. According to one source, “He is one of the most important figures in the field in Brazil.”

Hermes  Marcelo Huck at LILLA HUCK OTRANTO CAMARGO ADVOGADOS is “among the best arbitrators in the country” and wins praise from both domestic and international sources.

Marcelo Roberto Ferro at FERRO CASTRO NEVES DALTRO & GOMIDE ADVOGADOS handles both Brazilian and international arbitration matters, and is described by sources as “an excellent arbitration lawyer”.

At LEE TAUBE GABARDO SOCIEDADE DE ADVOGADOS, João Bosco Lee is very active in the market, and gains recognition as “one of the best arbitrators around”.

SELMA LEMES ADVOGADOS’ Selma Maria Ferreira Lemes is “top choice” as an arbitrator for many who praise her expertise in the field.

Nelson Eizirik at EIZIRIK ADVOGADOS is considered “a very important figure” in the domestic market and is known for his excellent dispute resolution work. 

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