Established in 2005 by a group of renowned and highly experienced professionals, Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados (FCDG) is a leading Brazilian dispute resolution law firm entirely dedicated to domestic and international litigation and arbitration.
FCDG currently has 56 lawyers spread across its offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Brasilia. The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience handling complex, high-stakes disputes across all key industry sectors, on matters related to civil, corporate, administrative and bankruptcy areas of law.
FCDG has successfully represented clients in many high-profile disputes. The firm is best known for offering a partner-centric approach on handling cases, and guarantying to its clients innovative strategies. The firm upholds a solid reputation in the market establishing an outstanding position amongst the Brazilian top tier firms specialized in dispute resolution in Brazil.
MAIN PRACTICE AREAS
Alongside litigation, FCDG’s arbitration practice represents the core business of the firm. FCDG has been involved in the major international arbitrations involving Brazilian parties in the past few years, working alongside other leading international firms, before several domestic and international institutions. FCDG partners also act as arbitrators in domestic and international proceedings.
The firm has been particularly active in the energy, transport, and construction sectors, in disputes against the State and State entities, and matters involving shareholder agreements.
FCDG is recognized as one of the best litigation firms in Brazil. The firm represents clients in all stages of domestic litigation, before state and federal courts, as well as in Brazilian executive bodies. The firm stands out for its custom-built strategies, and skilled lawyers, with a great domain of oral and written advocacy. FCDG has advised clients in disputes involving several industry sectors, particularly in infrastructure and corporate matters.
Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Reorganization:
With a longstanding tradition on the field, the FCDG’s bankruptcy, restructuring and reorganization practice counts with highly specialized lawyers, well known by their versatility in representing different sides on a restructuring procedure, a characteristic that provides to the FCDG’s team a unique holistic approach when handling judicial and non-judicial procedures under bankruptcy and reorganization law. FCDG has advised debtors, creditors, investors and bankruptcy trustees in matters related to credit recovery, and reorganization, restructuring and bankruptcy procedures.
Clients (current and past) include Abbvie Inc.; Ambev; Andrade Gutierrez; ArcellorMittal Brasil; Banco BBM; Banco Safra; Bank of America; Braskem S/A; Banco BTG-Pactual; Banco Panamericano; Banco ABC; Banco Brasil Plural; C.A. Investments; Consórcio Via Amarela (Odebrecht, OAS, Queiroz Galvão, Camargo Corrêa, Andrade Gutierrez, Alstom); Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S/A; Cosan S/A; CPFL Energias S.A.; Claro S.A.; Eneva, Equinor Brasil Energia Ltda; Estapar; Heineken; Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo S.A.; Libra S.A.; Prumo Logística S/A; Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários Ltda.; MRS Logística S.A.; Multiterminais S.A.; Norsk Hydro ASA; PriceWaterhouseCoopers; Sindicato Nacional das Empresas Distribuidoras de Combustíveis e Lubrificantes – SINDICOM; Vinci Partners; Volkswagen do Brasil.
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