Brazil: Restructuring and Insolvency 2018

In this chapter we recognise 11 practitioners as the top restructuring and insolvency lawyers in the Brazilian market. They are highlighted for their excellence in representing financial and commercial institutions regarding operational and debt restructurings, as well as insolvency matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Eduardo Secchi Munhoz E Munhoz Advogados, São Paulo
2. Fabio Rosas Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados, São Paulo

Pinheiro Neto Advogados performs well this year with two lawyers recognised here.  
Giuliano Colombo is a market leader in Brazil and is held in high esteem by peers for his strong work in strategic and cross-border debt restructuring.
Luiz Fernando Valente de Paiva has a broad practice which ranges from bankruptcy litigation, extrajudicial reorganisation and debt recovery. Sources consider him “one of the best restructuring lawyer in Brazil”.

Eduardo Secchi Munhoz at E Munhoz Advogados is an “outstanding” practitioner and market leader. He has over 25 years of experience handling complex reorganisations, arbitration and corporate litigation. 

Ivo Waisberg at Thomaz Bastos Waisberg Kurzweil Advogados is “an extremely intelligent practitioner”. He has over 10 years of experience in matters pertaining to debt restructuring, insolvency and corporate litigation matters across a wide range of sectors.

Fábio Rosas at Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados is strongly recommended by peers in the Brazilian market. He has extensive experience representing domestic and international clients on transactional, debt, corporate restructuring and distressed M&A matters

Peers consider Daltro de Campos Borges Filho of Ferro Castro Neves Daltro & Gomide Advogados a top practitioner in the restructuring and insolvency space. His practice focuses on corporate restructuring and bankruptcy matters.

Paulo De Moraes Penalva Santos at Rosman Penalva Souza Leão Franco Advogados is described as “a prominent figure” in the market, whose speciality lies in business recovery and bankruptcy law.

Domingos Fernando Refinetti from Stocche Forbes Advogados is highly rated by respondents, who commend his substantial expertise in bankruptcy and corporate reorganisation matters.

Ricardo Tepedino at Tepedino, Migliore e Berezowski Advogados is well regarded by peers in the Brazilian market, and has carved out a specialised practice in business recovery, bankruptcy and corporate law.

Founding partner of Felsberg Advogados Thomas Benes Felsberg is praised by peers as a "go-to" practitioner in Brazil.  He has considerable experience and expertise in the areas of bankruptcy law and company restructurings.

Lionel Zaclis of Azevedo Sette Advogados is widely regarded as a skilful practitioner in the domestic market, with over 30 years of experience in the banking, capital markets, and corporate restructurings.  

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