Walfrido Jorge Warde Jr

Walfrido Jorge Warde Jr
Alameda Itu, 852 - 7° andar
Jardim Paulista - CEP 01421-002
São Paulo
+55 11 3065 8207


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Walfrido is counsel in corporate and capital markets litigation and arbitration. 

He works in complex corporate litigation cases in Brazil that set paramount decisions on corporate matters.

He represents clients in various corporate disputes seeking to render corporate acts null, void or ineffective, and to enforce compliance by directors and officers with legal corporate duties (eg, exclusion, forced removal and liquidation of assets), as well as those seeking indemnification to companies and shareholders, and requiring intervention in corporate management. 

Walfrido is active in administrative proceedings before the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM), the boards of trade and the National Department of Business Registration. 

He develops independent theses and strategies to support clients’ claims and defences involving key corporate and securities law issues under dispute.

Walfrido is the co-author of the Bill No. 4,303/12 (Special Regime for Simplified Corporations) to reduce the bureaucracy of corporations’ rules applied to small and medium-sized companies.

He has developed legal projects with the government, including “The Rescue Plan for the National Infrastructure Project”, the seed of new Brazilian laws (Rule/Medida Provisória No. 703/2015, Bill No. 3,636/15 and Bill No. 4,703/16). 

He is a member of several institutes and associations such as the Corporate Law Association (IDSA), Law Metrics Brazilian Association (ABJ) and the regulatory committee of the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (ABVCAP). He is the president of the The Institute for Reform of State-Enterprise Relations (IREE; www.iree.org.br).

Walfrido holds a bachelor’s degree in law and in philosophy from the Law School of the University of São Paulo (USP); an LLM from the New York University School of Law; and a juris doctor in commercial law from USP. He was a researcher (with scholarship) at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, Germany), in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008.

Walfrido is a professor and lecturer who has published several books and papers.

WWL says: Walfrido Jorge Warde is a leader in the corporate space and is praised for his “agility and good combination of theoretical and practical knowledge”.

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