Brazil: Commercial Litigation 2017

This year’s research highlights 35 leading litigators who stand out for their top-quality advice and representations in contentious commercial contexts. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Arnoldo Wald Wald e Associados Advogados
2. Marcelo Roberto Ferro Ferro Castro Neves Daltro & Gomide Advogados
3. Sergio Bermudes Escritório de Advocacia Sergio Bermudes
4. José Roberto de Castro Neves Ferro Castro Neves Daltro & Gomide Advogados

Three leading litigators from FERRO CASTRO NEVES DALTRO & GOMIDE ADVOGADOS are recognised in this year’s edition.
With vast experience in dispute resolution and civil law matters, Marcelo Roberto Ferro is “one of the most well-rounded lawyers in Brazil”. Peers say he is “always a tough fight”.
José Roberto de Castro Neves is praised by peers and clients alike for his “very strong” style of delivery, particularly in high-stakes litigation.
Daltro de Campos Borges Filho is a highly regarded litigator and a go-to name at the firm.

LOBO & IBEAS ADVOGADOS sees two top lawyers listed in this chapter.
Pedro Paulo Salles Cristofaro is “always committed to the interest of the client. He is very professional and always presents innovative solutions."
Flavia Savio Cristofaro is recognised for “the outstanding quality of her work”. One source notes: “She is always available to resolve problems presented by the client.”

ANDRADE & FICHTNER ADVOGADOS also achieves two listings this year.
José Antonio Fichtner "is an acclaimed expert in the fields of civil and corporate law, with vast national and international experience. Additionally, he boasts profound experience of working with public entities and is an expert in civil procedure.”
Founding partner Mauro Fichtner is a widely respected lawyer and esteemed expert in civil procedure law.

Two excellent lawyers from ARRUDA ALVIM & THEREZA ALVIM ADVOCACIA E CONSULTORIA JURÍDICA are included here.
Eduardo Arruda Alvim draws high praise from sources, one of whom effuses, “His extensive experience in the field has proven he is a very competent lawyer with a strong presence in national courts.”
José Manoel de Arruda Alvim Netto is a highly esteemed lawyer with expertise in a broad range of commercial and corporate matters. He boasts invaluable experience as judge and as a litigator.

PINHEIRO NETO ADVOGADOS also sees two practitioners nominated for their fantastic work in the field.
Gilberto Giusti heads the firm’s litigation group and is described as “one of the top” litigators in Brazil. 
Celso Cintra Mori enjoys an excellent reputation in the market for his outstanding civil and commercial litigation practice. 

At WALD E ASSOCIADOS ADVOGADOS Arnoldo Wald impresses clients with his “confidence and agility” when it comes to litigation proceedings.

Sergio Bermudes of ESCRITÓRIO DE ADVOCACIA SERGIO  BERMUDES is a major name in the market and is considered “one of the most respected masters of litigation in Brazil”.

Ana Tereza Basilio, founder of BASILIO ADVOGADOS is “widely recognised as a driven and skilled lawyer”. She is a renowned specialist in civil procedural law and dispute resolution and occupies a prominent position “at the head of one of Rio de Janeiro’s leading law firms”.

At NUNES FERREIRA, VIANNA ARAÚJO, CRAMER, DUARTE ADVOGADOS, Ivan Nunes Ferreira is “an excellent lawyer” and “a really big name” for complex cases, according to respondents.

DINAMARCO ROSSI BERALDO & BEDAQUE’s Cândido Rangel Dinamarco is a longstanding fixture in the litigation arena and is regarded as a “very senior and authoritative” expert in civil procedural law.

Carlos Alberto Carmona of MARQUES ROSADO TOLEDO CESAR & CARMONA ADVOGADOS is “a very strong and prominent name” in the space.

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