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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

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Rodrigo Cogo is a distinguished litigator with vast experience in handling contentious proceedings arising from civil, corporate, administrative and banking disputes.


Rodrigo Cogo is a senior partner at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados (FCDG), a boutique litigation firm with offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, with correspondents in other Brazilian cities.

FCDG has been ranked as a leading litigation and arbitration firm for several years, and Cogo was instrumental in the firm’s start in São Paulo.

With more than 20 years’ experience as a lawyer, Cogo provides the expert and personal attention that his clients’ high-profile cases demand. He has considerable experience in court litigation and complex arbitrations, both as a lawyer and as an arbitrator. He is also experienced in discovery proceedings in the United States (Section 1782), working jointly with US law firms to support his clients. As a litigator, he has handled some of the largest strategic cases in Brazil, both international and domestic. His legal practice encompasses all areas of commercial and civil litigation, including corporate, banking, insurance and reinsurance, and construction law, with wide experience in M&A disputes, infrastructure contracts, corporate reorganisation (restructuring and bankruptcy) and credit recovery. He also provides consultancy on enforcement of international court decisions and arbitration awards, and assists clients with the drafting and negotiation of arbitral clauses.

He received his master’s degree in law from the University of São Paulo (2005), after graduating in law at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (1998), and in international business at Rio-Grandenses College (1998).

He has published articles in the field of private law and is the author of the book Frustration of Contract – The Impact of Supervening Facts on the Contractual Scheme (2012). He speaks Portuguese, English and Italian.

He has also been ranked as one of the most admired professionals in dispute resolution.

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