Ernesto Tzirulnik

Ernesto Tzirulnik
Rua Ceará, 202
São Paulo
+55 11 3829 0202
+55 11 3825 7730


Who's Who Legal Insurance & Reinsurance: Lawyers

Ernesto Tzirulnik has been a leader in consulting and litigation law services for insurers, reinsurers (up to 2009) and insured parties (as of 2009) for over three decades (since 1984). Known for his skill as a strategist endowed with unique knowledge and experience, he holds a doctorate in economic law from the University of São Paulo (2015) and is the author of several books on the contract of insurance and on loss adjustment, as well as of hundreds of articles published in national and foreign magazines and collective works. In the major publication on Brazilian commercial law, Tratado de Direito Comercial Brasileiro (Editora Saraiva), Tzirulnik is the author of the chapter on the contract of insurance. He is also the main author and coordinator of the first Bill on the Contract of Insurance presented in Brazil (PL 3.555/2004), already approved by the House of Representatives (PLC 29/2017) and currently under discussion in the Brazilian Federal Senate. Tzirulnik is the founder and president of the Brazilian Institute of Insurance Law. It is commonplace for his office, known as ETAD (Ernesto Tzirulnik - Advocacia), to be involved in the country's biggest insurance and reinsurance disputes, and in the legal advice of the most important insurance and reinsurance operations, as well as in civil liability cases and matters involving sophisticated contractual strategies, including corporate strategies.

Over the decades, ETAD has built up a lean team of 14 lawyers, including stars such as Paulo Piza, author of the first Brazilian doctorate thesis on reinsurance law, research carried out at the University of São Paulo Law School (2001), and promising young lawyers such as Vitor Boaventura, who holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2018), among other well-known lawyers in the Brazilian market, such as Maurício Silveira, Gustavo Melo (doctorate from PUC-SP), Wolf Ejzenberg (master’s degree from USP), Carlos Leal de Carvalho, Tiago Moraes (master’s degree from PUC-SP), Jéssica Bastos (master’s degree from USP), Julia Lins (master’s degree from USP) and Ana Blanco (doctorate from USP). The headquarters of the ETAD law firm is in São Paulo and there is a branch in Brasília. The headquarters are in a restored (1996 and 2016) iconic modernist house (1937) which inspires the Ceará 202 Cultural Project, a patronage action that does not rely on public funds and is responsible for a range of musical, cinematographic, fine art and even culinary productions. 

WWL says: Ernesto Tzirulnik receives endorsements for his work in the field and is described as an "excellent litigator for insured companies in Brazil".

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