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Brazil - Commercial Litigation

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Walfrido Jorge Warde Jr is an academic and well-recognised figure in the field of corporate law, capital markets and commercial litigation.

Biography

Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior is a founding partner of Warde Advogados, which was established in 1996 and focuses solely on corporate disputes, anti-corruption and regulatory matters.

Walfrido is the firm’s managing partner, and specialises in commercial dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration). He has a well-known track record in disputes across Brazil and abroad, and plays a key role in developing innovative dispute resolution strategies for the firm’s clients, who include numerous leading corporations. His opinions are widely adopted by the Brazilian courts, which often cite passages from his books and articles. His practice encompasses wide-ranging industry sectors, notably banking and finance, transport and infrastructure, energy, R&D, food, media, and apparel.

Walfrido is listed as an arbitrator at the CIESP-FIESP Arbitration Chamber, and is also a member of the Brazilian Jurimetrics Association and the regulatory committee of the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. He is the President of the IREE Institute, an independent and non-partisan think tank based in São Paulo.

Walfrido is co-author of the Bill No. 4,303/12 (Special Regime for Simplified Corporations) and the rescue plan for the national infrastructure project. He has published wide-ranging textbooks, articles and essays, with his opinions frequently being adopted by Brazil’s courts. His most recent textbook, O Espetáculo da Corrupção, was published in October 2018.

He graduated in law from the University of São Paulo. He obtained his LLM from the New York University School of Law and a PhD in corporate law from the University of São Paulo. He was also a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Hamburg in 2004– 2005 and 2007–2008.

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