Brazil: Insurance & Reinsurance 2018

Our research has identified 22 exceptional insurance and reinsurance practitioners this year, who are highlighted for their outstanding work in the field.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Ernesto Tzirulnik Ernesto Tzirulnik Advocacia, São Paulo
2. Marcelo Mansur Haddad Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo
3. Ilan Goldberg Chalfin, Goldberg, Vainboim & Fichtner Advogados Associados, Rio de Janeiro

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados performs well this year, achieving three nominations.
Marcelo Mansur Haddad is “very well known in the market” where he is considered “a specialised attorney” for complex insurance and reinsurance mandates. One source notes, “He is excellent on corporate-related matters.”
Camila Leal Calais wins high praise from sources who describe her as “a top lawyer in insurance law”, particularly when it comes to related transactions and contracts.
Thomaz del Castillo Barroso Kastrup is a well-known figure in the insurance space, where he stands out for his excellent work on both corporate and regulatory matters.

HFW also stands out in the insurance and reinsurance space, and sees three practitioners recognised in this chapter.
Fernando Albino is a widely respected insurance lawyer who comes highly recommended, particularly for his superb expertise handling related matters across the aviation sector.
Geoffrey Conlin frequently acts for brokers, insurers and reinsurers on a range of matters from insurance policies to claims.
Jeremy Shebson heads the firm’s office in São Paulo and continues to impress respondents with his expert handling of complex aviation insurance matters.

Ernesto Tzirulnik at Ernesto Tzirulnik Advocacia is “the top lawyer in the field” according to peers who consider him “the best when it comes to insurance law”. They particularly commend his exceptional work on insurance disputes.
Paulo Luiz de Toledo Piza is “an excellent lawyer” who stands out in the insurance market for his excellence in the field, particularly when advising on contracts.

At Chalfin, Goldberg, Vainboim & Fichtner Advogados Associados, founding partner Ilan Goldberg is regarded as “a strong operator in insurance law”. His top-tier practice encompasses a wide array of advisory and contentious matters.

Pellon & Associados’s Luís Felipe Pellon is a well-established figure in the market who wins widespread praise from peers for his extensive experience advising large insurance clients on a range of mandates.
Sergio Ruy Barroso de Mello received widespread plaudits from market commentators who consider him a top name when it comes to handling insurance and reinsurance-related contracts.

At Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Diógenes Gonçalves Neto boasts “great experience handling insurance disputes” according to peers who consider him “a top litigator”.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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