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Arbitration - Law Firms - Brazil - 2019 Rankings

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L.O. Baptista Advogados: Arbitration Giants
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L.O. Baptista Advogados

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Adriana Braghetta, Mauricio Almeida Prado, Fernando Marcondes, Paulo Macedo, Rafael Alves e Silvia Miranda.

Since

1938

Track record : Market-leading team singled out for its expert handling of high-profile arbitrations involving complex corporate, infrastructure and energy issues. Renowned for its track record in state side arbitrations having recently advised on the Brazil-Bolivia natural gas conflict and represented the Angolan government in investment arbitration issues.
Differentiation : As one of Brazil’s foremost and longest-standing dispute resolution firms, L.O Baptista stands out for its continued excellence in arbitration, litigation and mediation proceedings. The arbitration team consists of six partners and 15 associates, many of whom are senior board members at leading domestic and foreign arbitration bodies.
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Andrade e Fichtner Advogados: Dispute Resolution Heavyweights
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Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados

Team

José Antonio Fichtner and Sergio Mannheimer

Since

1983

Track record : Leading dispute resolution boutique widely admired for its experience in big-ticket arbitration mandates involving the construction and energy sectors as well as public-private partnerships. Highlighted for its capabilities in complex corporate, insurance and environmental litigation. Additionally noted for its expertise assisting with the recognition of foreign arbitral awards.
Differentiation : With headquarters in Rio de Janeiro and offices in São Paulo and Brasília, this long-standing firm consists of over 30 top-tier attorneys including doctors and masters of law from both Brazilian and foreign universities. The team was recently involved in a dispute over the control of Brazil’s largest retailer.
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Muriel Medici Franco Advogados: Long-Standing Arbitration Experience
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Muriel Medici Franco Advogados

Team

Marcelo Muriel, Fernando Medici Junior, Nancy Gombossy de Melo Franco

Since

2016

Track record : Distinguished arbitration practice noted for its exceptional experience advising leading multinationals such as GE, Siemens and Ambev. Renowned expertise assisting with strategic corporate and construction arbitrations as well as cases involving major hydroelectric powerplants. Frequently sought out by key companies from the food, technology and retail sectors.
Differentiation : Founded in 2016 and with offices in São Paulo and Ribeirão Preto, Muriel Medici Franco Advogados is a dispute resolution and agribusiness boutique which stands out for its deeply experienced team. The arbitration department consists of two partners and nine associates and is led by founding partners Marcelo Muriel and Fernando Medici Junior.
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Trench Rossi Watanabe Advogados: High-Stakes Arbitrations
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Trench Rossi Watanabe Advogados

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Andrea Brick, Joaquim de Paiva Muniz, Marcio de Souza Polto

Since

1959

Track record : Excellent arbitration practice well equipped to counsel national and international heavyweights such as Petrobras, Shell, Vale and Accenture. Singled out for its impressive track record in high-stakes arbitrations involving the oil and gas, construction and energy sectors. Clients benefit from the firm’s global reach due to its cooperation with global powerhouse Baker & McKenzie.
Differentiation : Founded in 1959 and with offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and Brasília, Trench Rossi Watanabe is celebrating six decades in the Brazilian legal market. The firm’s arbitration team consists of eight partners and 20 associates and is singled out for its expertise in billion-dollar oil and gas disputes.
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Correia, Fleury, Gama e Silva Advogados: Big-Ticket Disputes
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Correia, Fleury, Gama e Silva Advogados

Team

André de Luizi Correia, Rodrigo Ribeiro Fleury and Luis Antonio da Gama e Silva Neto

Since

2015

Track record : Flourishing dispute resolution boutique singled out for its expertise in big-ticket corporate, energy and construction arbitration proceedings. Well-equipped to represent domestic companies and financial institutions in strategic contentious issues before all levels of the judiciary, governmental bodies and regulatory agencies.
Differentiation : Founded in 2015, this compact São Paulo-based practice group consists of three partners and seven associates with significant experience in both national and international dispute resolution mandates. The team is noted for its in-depth knowledge of the banking, oil and gas, telecommunications and real estate sectors.
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Justen, Pereira, Oliveira e Talamini: Dispute Resolution Connoisseurs
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Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini

Team

Cesar A. Guimarães Pereira, Eduardo Talamini

Since

1986

Track record : Admired dispute resolution practice noted for its excellent capabilities in domestic and foreign corporate arbitration proceedings. Frequently sought out by key players from the construction, energy and technology industries for its successful performances in arbitrations against government entities. Additionally known for its deep knowledge of public concession contracts.
Differentiation : Founded over three decades ago in Curitiba, today the firm has additional offices in São Paulo as well as Brasília. The arbitration department consists of 11 attorneys who are led by seasoned partners, César Pereira and Eduardo Talamini. The group is often engaged in complex arbitration mandates on behalf of federal state-owned companies.
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Salusse Marangoni Advogados: Over 25 Years of Dispute Resolution
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Salusse Marangoni Advogados

Team

Eduardo Perez Salusse, Sérgio Ricardo Nutti Marangoni, Eduardo de Albuquerque Parente

Since

1992

Track record : Mid-sized firm respected for its track record in arbitration consultancy and litigation. Well-equipped to counsel on the drafting of contractual arbitration clauses, pre-litigation strategies and disputes before major domestic and international arbitration chambers. Particularly noted for its expertise in preventive corporate litigation and disputes involving civil, commercial and administrative law.
Differentiation : Based out of São Paulo, the firm presently consists of over 50 legal professionals and is led by partners Eduardo Salusse, Sérgio Ricardo Marangoni, Eduardo de Albuquerque Parente and Wilson Pinheiro Jabur. Besides dispute resolution, attorneys also specialize in M&A, tax, labor and compliance matters.
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Vieira Rezende Advogados: A Rising Force in Dispute Resolution
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Vieira Rezende Advogados

Team

Paulo Vieira, Carlos da Costa e Silva Filho, Marcos Serra Netto Fioravanti

Since

1995

Track record : Robust arbitration practice within a full-service outfit recognized for its experience handling high-profile corporate and energy disputes on behalf of major pension funds, investment funds and corporations. Key clients include leading names such as Petros, Postalis and Vale. Also noted for its significant expertise in shipping and power disputes.
Differentiation : With offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília, Vieira Rezende Advogados boasts 22 partners, 40 associates and five counsel. The firm’s arbitration team consists of five partners and 11 associates and was recently boosted via the internal promotion of Claudio Pieruccetti to partner.
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Wongtschowski e Zanotta Advogados: A Thriving Firm
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Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados

Team

Vânia Wongtschowski, Rubens Opice Filho, Marília Canto Gusso, Juliana Brotto Milare

Since

2006

Track record : Thriving São Paulo-based practice recognised for its impressive performances in middle-market arbitrations involving complex corporate, construction, agribusiness and energy issues. Well-equipped to counsel both national and international companies and financial institutions on consultancy and pre- arbitration matters.
Differentiation : With headquarters in São Paulo, the firm’s arbitration team is rapidly growing and was recently boosted by the arrival of four new associates. This wave of recruitments brings the department’s tally to a total of four partners and 17 associates. Several attorneys are committee and board members at Brazil’s leading arbitral institutions.
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Here is our 2019 ranking of the best Brazilian Law Firms in Arbitration. This ranking was created after a year-long investigation. Our team took into consideration data from multiple sources, such as peer and client recommendation, growth, and importance of different cases. This ranking intends to be a decision-making tool for leaders and is available online in five languages.

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