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Brazil: Aviation 2017

We identify 20 leading practitioners who are considered standout names in the field of aviation law. They are highlighted for their top-tier work handling a range of related matters including finance, regulations and litigation for airlines, insurers, aviation manufacturers, airports and regulatory agencies.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Peter Macara Beaumont & Son, Rio de Janeiro
2. Kenneth Basch Basch & Rameh, São Paulo
3. Martyn Plaskett Beaumont & Son, Rio de Janeiro
4. Julio Costa Tauil & Chequer Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

BEAUMONT & SON sees two practitioners standout among the leading aviation specialists in the country.
Peter Macara is “an incredibly well-respected figure in the market”. He is “top of the list” for many clients who consider him a true expert when it comes to handling insurance matters for airlines.
Martyn Plaskett is a widely recognised name in Brazil and is regarded by sources as “one of the best out there”.

TAUIL & CHEQUER ADVOGADOS also achieves two nominations in this chapter.
Julio Costa is “vastly experienced” when it comes to insurance matters and related litigation in the aviation sector. Peers describe him as “a major name” in the space, and “have nothing but great things to say about him”.
Gustavo Lasalvia continues to impress with his top-tier aviation insurance practice, and is well versed in handling an array of related matters from regulation, contracts and dispute resolution.

We highlight two standout aviation practitioners from PINHEIRO NETO ADVOGADOS this year.
Adolpho Julio de Carvalho draws widespread praise from international peers who consider him “an aviation financing specialist”.
Felipe Bonsenso Veneziano is “a rising star” in the Brazilian market and is frequently engaged in handling a range of related work from financing and regulatory advice through to contentious matters.

BERNARDI & SCHNAPP ADVOGADOS receives two listings this year.
Ricardo Bernardi is “the best at litigation for airlines in Brazil” according to respondents, who also highlight his strong regulatory expertise.
Carla Christina Schnapp is also recognised for her exceptional work handling litigation proceedings on behalf of international airlines and boasts over 18 years of experience in the sector.

Two lawyers at DI CIERO ADVOGADOS stand out for their impressive work in the field of aviation.
Simone  Franco Di Ciero focuses her world-class practice on regulatory matters for airlines in Brazil. One source describes her as “an outstanding lawyer that deserves to be at the top of the list”.
Luisa Medina continues to impress with her in-depth knowledge of both aviation-related regulatory and labour law in Brazil.

HOLMAN FENWICK WILLAN also sees two individuals recognised for their strong work in the sector.
Fernando Albino is internationally recognised as a first-rate aviation practitioner, and is known for his superb work on cross-border liability claims arising from high-profile accidents.
Jeremy Shebson heads the firm’s São Paulo office and is highlighted for his excellent representation of clients who include both airlines and operators.

BASCH & RAMEH’s Kenneth Basch enjoys a great reputation as one of the foremost aviation practitioners in Brazil. Clients “would definitely recommend him” for his exceptional work, particularly in relation to insurance matters. 

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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