Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Blattner Advogados is one of the most efficient and dynamic Brazilian law firms, providing personalized legal services to clients in Brazil and abroad.
The firm is headquartered in São Paulo and has offices in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília. It was founded in 1954 by Prof. Dr. Arnoldo Wald, along with his sons, Alexandre de Mendonça Wald and Arnoldo Wald Filho and it is currently managed alongside four other partners: Mariana Tavares Antunes (São Paulo), Marcus Vita Ferreira (Brasília), Samantha Mendes Longo (Rio de Janeiro) and Marina Gaensly Blattner (São Paulo).
Known for providing its clients with tailor-made services, the firm specializes in multifaceted areas of disputes in both public and private affairs, such as: civil, commercial, administrative, banking, international, antitrust and corporate law, as well as disputes relating to infrastructure (telecommunications, energy, gas & oil, sanitation, transport and aviation). In addition, we also manage and bring to resolution conflicts concerning regulatory bodies such as ANP, ANATEL, ANEEL and CADE.
The firm also represents clients in national and international arbitration and mediation. Its lawyers are experienced counsellors, mediators, legal experts and consultants in proceedings before Brazilian and foreign arbitral institutions (ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA and UNCITRAL).
For many years, the firm and its partners have appeared among Brazil’s first-tier litigation and arbitration firms in specialized publications, such as Latin Lawyer 250, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. The firm has also won the renowned Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year from 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016,2018 and 2019, in the disputes resolution and M&A categories, and ranked first in the 2018 (dispute resolution and energy sectors) and 2019 (arbitration, civil law and construction sectors) editions of Revista Análise Advocacia 500.
Main areas of practice
Litigation: The firm’s litigation department is specialized in various areas, private or public, such as disputes over civil, commercial, administrative, banking, international, corporate, competition and tax law, environmental, infrastructure (telecommunications, energy, sanitation, transport and aviation), among others.
Arbitration: The firm pioneers in having a department specialized in national and international arbitration and has been consistently ranked as a first-tier firm. Its lawyers have worked as counsel, arbitrators, legal experts and consultants in proceedings before Brazilian and foreign arbitral institutions, as well as representing clients in state court proceedings related to arbitration, drafted legal opinions and provided legal advice on arbitration agreements.
Administrative, regulatory and infrastructure: The firm’s practice covers regulated industries such as energy, telecommunications, gas, oil, airlines, toll road concessions and pharmaceuticals, representing them before several government agencies, as well as representing their interests in lawsuits that aim to set aside these administrative bodies’ rulings.
Commercial/corporate: The firm’s lawyers have been active in both domestic and cross-border transactions and private equity practice, representing foreign and multinational corporations, financial institutions and other organizations on a full range of specialized services. Lately, the main focus has been on solving disputes brought before judicial and arbitration courts.
Debt restructuring and bankruptcy: Wald has vast experience in advising and representing both debtors and creditors in debt reorganizations. The firm also currently serves as administrator in Brazil’s judicial restructuring proceeding with most creditors involved.
Banking and finance: The firm provides counsel to companies and financial institutions in several complex transactions and litigation proceedings of varied nature, including loaning, acquisition financing and financing of exports, among others, mainly focusing on previous and post litigation proceedings
Languages: Portuguese, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
São Paulo, Brazil
Avenida Juscelino Kubitschek 510, 8th floor, 04543-906
Tel: +55 11 3074 6000
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Avenida Franklin Roosevelt, 115
4th floor, 20021-120
Tel: +55 21 2272 9300
SCN, Quadra 04, n. 100
Bloco B, Petala D 702 B
Centro Empresarial Varig, 70710-500
Tel: +55 61 3410 4700