Brazil: Insurance & Reinsurance 2017

This year, we identify 22 leading lawyers in the field recognised for their exceptional work handling advisory and contentious matters across multiple industry sectors for insurers, reinsurers and insured parties.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Ilan Goldberg Chalfin, Goldberg, Vainboim & Fichtner Advogados Associados, Rio de Janeiro
2. Marcelo Mansur Haddad Mattos Filho Veiga FIlho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo
3. Diógenes Gonçalves Neto Pinheiro Neto Advogados, São Paulo
4. João Marcelo Máximo dos Santos Santos Bevilaqua Advogados, São Paulo

Leading Brazilian firm MATTOS FILHO VEIGA FILHO MARREY JR E QUIROGA ADVOGADOS sees three experts listed.
Marcelo Mansur Haddad is recognised as a trusted adviser to insurers, reinsurers and pension companies and has a particular focus on regulatory and transactional matters. One peer says, “He is the go-to guy, very competent and easy to deal with.”
Camila Leal Calais receives praise as “a leading corporate and regulatory lawyer” with additional expertise advising insurers under investigation.
Thomaz del Castillo Barroso Kastrup is recognised for his international experience and as a market authority on insurance and reinsurance matters within Brazil.

International firm HOLMAN FENWICK WILLAN achieves three listings in this year’s chapter.
Fernando Albino receives plaudits for his aviation insurance practice and is highly esteemed for his superb local knowledge.
Geoffrey Conlin is recommended for the international scope of his practice as well as his expertise advising both insurers and reinsurers across numerous industry sectors including energy and real estate.
Head of the São Paulo team Jeremy Shebson is a leader in the aerospace insurance industry and is praised for his quick thinking and his depth of knowledge.

Two leading lawyers at DR&A ADVOGADOS are recommended.
Founding partner Dinir  Salvador Rios da Rocha is frequently engaged in leading high-value insurance mergers in Brazil and is recognised as “highly specialised in D&O claims”.
Julia Santoro  De Camargo Donato is listed for her first-rate corporate practice where she is highly sought after for her excellent advice on insurance and reinsurance transactions.

ERNESTO TZIRULNIK ADVOCACIA achieves two listings in this chapter.
Founding partner Ernesto Tzirulnik is recognised by one peer as “the best litigation lawyer in Brazil” and is “very well known” within the market.
“Big player in insurance litigation” Paulo Luiz de Toledo Piza is a highly respected practitioner in the field who is recognised for his strong analytical abilities.

TM LAW - FABIO TORRES & ASSOCIADOS sees two of its leading practitioners recognised.
Fábio  Torres is “an experienced litigation lawyer” with an excellent practice. He is recognised as a leader in the Brazilian market.
Dennys Zimmermann receives high praise for his expertise in aviation insurance and is commended by his peers across the board for his impressive record.

Ilan Goldberg of CHALFIN, GOLDBERG, VAINBOIM & FICHTNER ADVOGADOS ASSOCIADOS is highly regarded in the market both for his “academic level of knowledge” and his reputation as “a great colleague”. He is recognised for his expertise in complex mass litigation in relation to insurance matters, an area in which he is considered a specialist.

Diógenes Gonçalves Neto at PINHEIRO NETO ADVOGADOS is a leader in the space and is highly regarded for his fantastic work in insurance and reinsurance litigation.

SANTOS BEVILAQUA ADVOGADOS sees João Marcelo Máximo dos Santos recognised for his expertise in regulatory insurance matters; he is regarded as one of the leading authorities in Brazil in his field.

Luís Felipe Pellon at PELLON & ASSOCIADOS LAW OFFICE is “a highly experienced lawyer” with extensive expertise in insurance matters within the domestic market.

DEMAREST ADVOGADOS' Marcia Cicarelli Barbosa de Oliveira is highly sought after by insurers who commend her exceptional knowledge of the field. 

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