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Arbitration - Law Firms - Brazil - 2020 Rankings

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  • Mauricio Almeida Prado, Fernando Marcondes, Rafael Alves, Silvia Bueno de Miranda, Alberto Sogayar
Excellent
  • Celso Xavier, Marcelo Inglez de Souza, Rafael Gagliardi, Camila Biral, Carlo Verona
Valuable practice
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L.O. Baptista Advogados: Arbitration Pioneers
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L.O. Baptista Advogados

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Mauricio Almeida Prado, Fernando Marcondes, Rafael Francisco Alves, Silvia Bueno de Miranda and Alberto Sogayar

Since

1938

Track record : Leading practice which stands out for its expert handling of high-stakes arbitrations involving complex corporate, infrastructure and energy issues. Capably covers every stage of an arbitration, from drafting contractual arbitration clauses to securing the payment of arbitral awards. Widely admired for its track record in big-ticket state side and investment arbitrations.
Differentiation : As one of Brazil’s foremost and longest-standing dispute resolution firms, L.O. Baptista is respected for its continued excellence in the arbitration, litigation and mediation spheres. The arbitration team consists of five partners and 16 associates, many of whom are senior board members at leading domestic and foreign arbitration bodies.
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Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados: Dispute Resolution Heavyweights
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Mannheimer, Perez e Lyra Advogados

Team

Sergio Mannheimer, Tomaz Tavares de Lyra, Fernanda Aviz and Marcela Levy

Since

1983

Track record : Front-running dispute resolution boutique admired for its successful performances in high-value arbitration mandates involving the construction, energy and oil & gas sectors. Singled out for its track record handling strategic corporate, insurance and infrastructure disputes on behalf of leading names such as Odebrecht, State Grid and Mapfre Seguros. Also noted for its in-depth knowledge of preventive dispute resolution.
Differentiation : With offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, this long-standing firm consists of over 20 top-tier attorneys including doctors and masters-of-law from elite Brazilian and foreign universities. The practice group currently handles arbitration cases worth a combined total of over $2 billion.
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Correia, Fleury, Gama e Silva Advogados: A Thriving Dispute Resolution Boutique
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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 : Thriving dispute resolution boutique renowned for its expertise in big-ticket corporate, energy, construction and real estate arbitration proceedings. Well-equipped to represent high-flying 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 nine associates. Led by founding partners André de Luizi Correia, Rodrigo Ribeiro Fleury and Luis Antonio da Gama e Silva Neto, the team has an impressive track record successfully handling must-win cases on behalf of both Brazilian companies as well as international investors.
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Muriel Medici Franco Advogados: Seasoned Arbitration Counsel
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Mmf - Muriel Medici Franco Advogados

Team

Marcelo Muriel and Fernando Medici Júnior

Since

2016

Track record : Excellent arbitration team sought out for its long-standing experience advising major multinationals such as Ambev, Siemens and Paper Excellence on high-stakes domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Particularly well-equipped to counsel on strategic corporate and construction mandates as well as cases involving hydroelectric powerplants.
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 seven associates and is led by founding partners Marcelo Muriel and Fernando Medici Junior.
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Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini: Distinguished Arbitration Counsel
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Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini

Team

Cesar Augusto Guimarães Pereira and Eduardo Talamini

Since

1986

Track record : Distinguished dispute resolution team singled out for its first-rate capabilities in strategic arbitration cases involving administrative law and infrastructure issues. Actively procured by leading names from the construction, energy and technology industries for its successful performances in arbitrations against government entities. Also admired for its deep knowledge of public concession contracts.
Differentiation : Founded 33 years ago in Curitiba, the firm presently has additional offices in São Paulo as well as Brasília. The Arbitration and Mediation department consists of 11 professionals who are led by seasoned partners, César Pereira and Eduardo Talamini. The group is often engaged in complex arbitration mandates before a range of domestic and foreign arbitral institutions.
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Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados: Outstanding Arbitration Experts
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Souto, Correa, Cesa, Lummertz & Amaral Advogados

Team

Carlos Fernando Souto, Guilherme Rizzo Amaral, Jorge Cesa Ferreira and Marcelo Gandelman

Since

2013

Track record : Highly regarded practice singled out for its successful performances representing leading names from the construction, energy and technology industries in must-win arbitration proceedings. Actively procured for its extensive track record handling key cases before domestic and international arbitration chambers. The firm is additionally noted for its impressive knowledge of civil, consumer and labor litigation issues.
Differentiation : With offices in Brasília, Porto Alegre, Rio and São Paulo, the firm’s excellent arbitration practice is led by partners Guilherme Rizzo Amaral, Marcelo Gandelman, Jorge Cesa and Carlos Souto. New arrivals Luís Alberto Peretti and Ricardo Quass Duarte recently strengthened the team as counsel and partner, respectively.
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Salusse, Marangoni, Parente e Jabur Advogados: Sophisticated Arbitration Attorneys
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Salusse, Marangoni, Parente E Jabur Advogados

Since

1992

Track record : Mid-sized firm admired for its extensive experience in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Capably assists with the drafting of contractual arbitration clauses, pre-litigation strategies and disputes before leading national 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 consists of over 50 legal professionals and is led by name partners Eduardo Salusse, Sérgio Ricardo Marangoni, Eduardo de Albuquerque Parente and Wilson Pinheiro Jabur. Besides dispute resolution, attorneys also provides services in M&A, tax, labor and intellectual property matters.
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Macedo Garcia Advogados: New Boutique, Renowned Professionals
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Macedo Garcia Advogados

Team

Mariana Capela Lombardi Moreto and Paulo Macedo Garcia Neto

Since

2019

Track record : Newly founded dispute resolution boutique renowned for the impressive track record of its professionals in strategic arbitration mandates. Particularly valued for its expertise in disputes involving complex construction, energy, finance and agribusiness matters. Capable of assisting clients from the early development of legal strategy right up to the enforcement of arbitral awards.
Differentiation : Established in 2019, this São Paulo-based boutique already consists of nine highly-qualified lawyers which hold doctorates and masters-of-laws from leading domestic and foreign universities. Led by founding partners Mariana Moreto and Paulo Macedo Garcia Neto, the team is currently active before arbitration chambers in New York, London, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.  
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PVS Advogados: A Flourishing Dispute Resolution Practice
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Pvs Advogados

Team

André Smilgin, Leonardo Corrêa and Mariana Souza

Since

2015

Track record : Flourishing practice highlighted for its valuable experience representing key clients from the oil and gas, finance, pharmaceutical and energy sectors in sophisticated domestic and international arbitrations. Noted for its expertise in disputes involving corporate, construction and insurance matters. Impressive client portfolio includes Norte Energia, Prática Engenharia and Tupi B.V.
Differentiation : Based out of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the firm’s arbitration department consists of seven attorneys who are led by experienced partners André Smilgin, Mariana Souza and Leonardo Corrêa. This highly qualified team is equally well-equipped to counsel on preventive litigation strategies, mediation as well as a wide range of judicial cases.
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Here is our 2020 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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