Brazil: Commercial Litigation 2018

In this chapter, we highlight 39 outstanding litigators for their expertise spanning a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Gilberto Giusti Pinheiro Neto Advogados, São Paulo
2. José Roberto de Castro Neves Ferro Castro Neves Daltro & Gomide Advogados, Rio de Janeiro
3. Sergio Bermudes Escritório de Advocacia Sergio Bermudes, Rio de Janeiro
4. José Antonio Fichtner Andrade & Fichtner Advogados, São Paulo
5. Marcelo Roberto Ferro Ferro Castro Neves Daltro & Gomide Advogados, Rio de Janeiro

Ferro Castro Neves Daltro & Gomide Advogados sees three lawyers listed here.
José Roberto de Castro Neves is a well-known lawyer in Brazil, who stands out as an “excellent and very active” litigator with strong expertise in commercial law.
Marcelo Roberto Ferro is a leading name in the market. He boasts broad expertise in construction and corporate law disputes and is a prominent figure in litigation. 
The “excellent” Daltro de Campos Borges Filho is a seasoned commercial litigator with vast experience before Brazilian courts, particularly in restructuring and insolvency disputes.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados is home to two prominent commercial litigators.
Gilberto Giusti is highlighted as “a really high-profile lawyer” by peers, who regard him as “a standout practitioner” in the commercial litigation space.
Celso Cintra Mori is a leading light in the firm’s São Paulo office. He boasts decades of legal experience and comes highly regarded for his expertise in sophisticated commercial disputes.

Andrade & Fichtner Advogados achieves two listings in this chapter.
José Antonio Fichtner stands out as “an important name in the field” who impresses peers and clients alike with his strong litigation practice and expertise in corporate and contract disputes.
Mauro Fichtner is a long-standing fixture in the market, who comes highly regarded for his impressive expertise in complex corporate disputes.

Arruda Alvim & Thereza Alvim Advocacia e Consultoria Jurídica achieves two listings here.
José Manoel de Arruda Alvim Netto is a well-established figure in the Brazilian market. As a former judge, he is well versed in a broad range of complex matters and is well known for his work in commercial litigation.
Eduardo Arruda Alvim is a well-recognised commercial litigator who enjoys an excellent reputation for his extensive experience handling major cases before Brazilian courts.

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados sees two lawyers listed here.
Eduardo Damião Gonçalves draws praise as “a great litigator”. He has a strong presence in the market and is well known for his expertise in corporate and construction disputes.
Flávio Pereira Lima is highly visible in the market and stands out for his expertise in civil litigation and commercial dispute resolution.

Tepedino, Migliore e Berezowski Advogados achieves two listings in this chapter.
Ricardo Tepedino draws praise as “an important name” in the Brazilian market. He is a prominent expert in commercial dispute resolution and stands out for his first-rate litigation practice.
In São Paolo, Bruno Poppa is a well-known litigator with a superb reputation for his expertise in complex commercial disputes. 

Sergio Bermudes of Escritório de Advocacia Sergio Bermudes is a leading practitioner in this year’s research. Peers speak highly of his involvement in high-profile Supreme Court cases and he boasts decades of experience in the field.

Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados’ founding partner Arnoldo Wald is a revered figure at the Brazilian Bar. With decades of experience in corporate and banking litigation, he is a go-to adviser for major disputes.

At Dinamarco Rossi Beraldo & Bedaque, Cândido Rangel Dinamarco stands out as a “very active and scholarly” figure in the litigation market. He boasts extensive experience as a judge and as counsel in commercial disputes and is a highly sought-after adviser. 

Flávio Luiz Yarshell of Yarshell Mateucci e Camargo Advogados comes highly recommended by peers and clients alike for his superb expertise in the field. He is an accomplished litigator with extensive experience before Brazilian courts.

Fernando Eduardo Serec leads the litigation team at TozziniFreire Advogados. He has a strong cross-border practice and is well known for his work on sophisticated commercial cases.

Ivan Nunes Ferreira of Nunes Ferreira, Vianna Araújo, Cramer, Duarte Advogados is highly visible in the market and is celebrated as “an excellent litigator” by peers. 

Flavia Savio Cristofaro is a standout name at Borba, Simões Barbosa, Bessone, Cristofaro - BSBC Advogados. She impresses market commentators with “her expertise and experience in contractual disputes and understanding of market conditions”.

Guilherme Rizzo Amaral, founding partner at Souto Correa Cesa Lummertz & Amaral Advogados, is highlighted for “his perfect balance of deep legal knowledge, and understanding of the business, that drives successful legal strategy”.

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