Brazil: Aviation 2018

This year’s research into the Brazilian aviation space sees 24 individuals from across the country highlighted for their work handling a range of sector-related finance, regulatory and contentious matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Ricardo Bernardi Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados, São Paulo
2. Jeremy Shebson HFW, São Paulo
3. Julio Costa Costa & Lasalvia Advogados, São Paulo
4. Fabio Falkenburger Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, São Paulo

HFW performs well this year and sees three standout lawyers recognised for their strong expertise in the aviation space.
Jeremy Shebson is “absolutely amazing on aviation claims” according to sources, who note he is “highly experienced” when it comes to related insurance matters.
Fernando Albino is a strong name in the field of international aviation. He draws widespread praise from peers who highlight his excellent work on claims arising out of major accidents.
Giselle Deiró also gains recognition in this chapter for her impressive work handling aviation-related disputes.   

Full-service firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados also achieves three nominations here.
Adolpho Julio de Carvalho is a highly respected lawyer who respondents praise highly for his impressive insight into the trade and customs aspects of aviation law.
Felipe Bonsenso Veneziano garners high praise from colleagues in the field this year. His practice sees him advise clients on issues including aviation insurance and regulation.
Ricardo Vieira Coelho remains highly popular among sources who commend his impressive expertise on aviation matters, offering particular insight into aviation finance.

At Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados Ricardo Bernardi is a “very dedicated” practitioner who remains a favourite among sources. He offers excellent insight to clients on aviation regulation.
Carla Christina Schnapp wins high praise from respondents who commend her wealth of insight into aviation litigation and regulatory matters.

At Costa & Lasalvia Advogados – CAL, Julio Costa is praised by peers who consider him a “very good and dedicated practitioner” and commend him for his valuable expertise in aviation insurance matters.

At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados Fabio Falkenburger is a well-recognised name in the Brazilian market. Sources note he is “great to work with” and is frequently engaged in “high-profile cases” relating to purchase and sale operations.

At Basch & Rameh, Kenneth Basch is “a big name in the field” according to sources who describe him as “one of the most important airline finance lawyers in the world”.

Rita Taliba at Braga Nascimento e Zilio Advogados Associados is a top name in the Brazilian market for aviation litigation, providing clients with more than three decades of experience in the field.

Maria Regina Mangabeira Albernaz Lynch of Motta Fernandes Rocha Advogados is a well-recognised figure in the market who market players state is “one of the most experienced practitioners we have in Brazil”. She is known among peers for her expertise in aviation finance and litigation.

At Arena Alvarez Advogados, Luiz Eduardo Arena Alvarez is an outstanding practitioner who enjoys a great reputation in the field for his particular expertise handling finance and regulatory matters.

Jose Gabriel Assis de Almeida of JG Assis de Almeida e Associados is a well-known name in the Brazilian aviation space, with extensive experience across a range of matters including regulatory advice and litigation.

Simone Franco Di Ciero at Di Ciero Advogados has an excellent reputation in the country for her wealth of expertise across the full gamut of aviation issues, including regulation, cargo issues and customs.

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