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Civil and Commercial Litigation - Law Firms - Brazil - 2019 Rankings

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  • Luiz Fernando Henry Sant'Anna, Rafael Villar Gagliardi, Celso Xavier, Newton Marzagão
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  • Flávia de Campos Andrade, Fernando Eduardo Serec, Antonio Marzagão Barbuto Neto, Isabela Braga Pompilio
Valuable practice
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Arruda Alvim: Exceptional Litigators
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Arruda Alvim & Thereza Alvim Advocacia e Consultoria Jurídica

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Eduardo Arruda Alvim, Fernando Crespo Queiroz Neves, Fernando Anselmo Rodrigues

Since

1960

Track record : Stellar dispute resolution boutique acclaimed for the excellence of its legal opinions and outstanding knowledge of civil procedural law. This long-standing team has built an impressive track record advising major names from the finance, telecommunications and energy sectors before all levels of the judiciary including the Superior Courts.
Differentiation : Over its nearly six decades in the Brazilian legal market, Arruda Alvim & Thereza Alvim Advocacia has assembled one of the most respected litigation teams in the country. Consisting of 14 partners and 30 associates, the firm’s litigation department stands out its counsel in strategic class actions, banking disputes and environmental mandates.
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ASBZ: Expertise in Corporate and Energy Disputes
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ASBZ Advogados

Team

Aitan Portela, Alfredo Zucca Neto, Christian Vieira, João Biazzo Filho

Since

2011

Track record : Highly-regarded team noted for its skilled representation of companies from the electric energy, automotive and food sectors in strategic dispute resolution mandates. Stands out for its track record in civil, corporate, regulatory and labor litigation on behalf of major names such as Cielo, Santander and Walmart.
Differentiation : With offices in São Paulo and Brasília, the firm’s litigation department is a go-to name for big-ticket electric energy disputes. The practice consists of six partners and 28 associates and was recently boosted by the arrival of new partner Marcia Approbato. The labor litigation team, captained by Luis Shiromoto and Decio Daidone Junior, also recently welcomed three new associates.
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Warde Advogados: Corporate Litigation Experts
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Warde Advogados

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Walfrido Jorge Warde Júnior, Rudi Alberto Lehmann Júnior, Lucas Akel Filgueiras, José Luiz Bayeux Neto

Since

1996

Track record : Notable practice well-regarded for its expertise in complex and high-value corporate litigation mandates such as shareholder disputes as well as administrative proceedings before the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM). Singled out for its experience representing major businesses from the food, energy and banking sectors.
Differentiation : Based out of its São Paulo and Brasília offices, the firm’s dispute resolution team caters to a host of national and multinational clients such as CSN, Banco Fibria and Xuzhou Construction. The department’s four partners and four associates are frequently engaged in capital markets, real estate and environment litigation as well as commercial arbitration mandates.
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De Vivo Whitaker: Trusted by Major Multinationals
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De Vivo, Castro, Cunha E Whitaker Advogados

Team

Gustavo Lorenzi de Castro, Caio Scheunemann Longhi, Fernando Brandão Whitaker

Since

1997

Track record : Established dispute resolution group well known for its capabilities advising clients from the automotive, food and technology sectors on strategic civil, commercial and consumer litigation mandates. Additionally noted for its strength handling product liability cases and class actions for heavy-hitters such as Uber, GE and Tetra-Pak.
Differentiation : With headquarters in São Paulo, the firm’s dispute resolution team consists of four partners and forty associates and was recently boosted by the arrival of former Litigation Counsel at Uber, Caio Scheunemann Longhi. The department’s impressive client portfolio also includes giants such as BTG Pactual, Rede Globo, Motorola and Oracle.
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Licks Attorneys: For Strategic IP and Tech Disputes
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Licks Attorneys

Team

Otto Licks, Rodrigo Maior, Carlos Aboim

Since

2011

Track record : Excellent litigation team well known for its impressive performances in complex disputes involving cutting-edge intellectual property, life sciences and technology issues. Attorneys stand out for their extensive experience representing heavyweights from the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and automotive sectors in must-win patent cases.
Differentiation : Captained by Otto Licks, Rodrigo Maior and Carlos Aboim, the firm’s dispute resolution practice is consistently sought out by such market-leading names as Uber, Ericsson, Novartis and Merck. The litigation team is composed of eight partners and 48 associates spread throughout the firm’s São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and Tokyo offices.
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Raphael Miranda: Insurance Litigation Specialists
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Raphael Miranda Advogados

Team

Raphael Miranda, Pedro Ivo Mello, Antonio Pedro Raposo

Since

2011

Track record : Distinguished Rio-based dispute resolution boutique best known for its successful track record in high-profile insurance claims such as indemnity suits and adjustment loss procedures. Routinely provides counsel to key corporations from the insurance, banking, food and construction sectors on strategic civil litigation and arbitration mandates.
Differentiation : Founded in 2011, Raphael Miranda Advogados consists of four partners and seven associates all of whom are dispute resolution specialists. The firm is consistently relied upon by leading domestic players such as Vale, BRF and Bradesco for civil and commercial matters, whilst also catering to the third sector via pro-bono initiatives.
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CGM: Notable Labor and Civil Litigation Attorneys
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CGM Advogados

Team

João Guilherme Monteiro Petroni

Since

2014

Track record : Compact practice group respected for its strength assisting household names from the pharmaceutical, insurance and clothing industries with both strategic as well as day-to-day commercial disputes. Well regarded for its substantial experience handling contentious labor mandates such as collective negotiations, class actions and public civil actions.
Differentiation : With only its fifth anniversary swiftly approaching, this São Paulo-based outfit is already composed of 12 partners and 40 associates. The firm’s litigation department is headed by João Monteiro Petroni, whilst the rapidly expanding labor team is captained by Patrícia Barboza. The firm is also noted for its long-standing relationship with renowned multinationals.
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Nasser Advogados: Two Decades of Excellence
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Nasser Sociedade de Advogados

Team

Sergio Zahr Filho

Since

1998

Track record : Compact São Paulo-based dispute resolution practice group acknowledged for its in-depth knowledge of corporate, bankruptcy and real estate litigation. Capably represents key players from the domestic defence, construction and steel manufacturing industries before all levels of the judiciary as well as the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
Differentiation : The litigation department at Nasser Advogados consists of four lawyers and is captained by experienced partner, Sergio Zahr Filho. Mr. Zahr Filho has accumulated over 20 years of experience as a dispute resolution practitioner and specializes in litigation, arbitration and administrative proceedings involving private and public entities
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Here is our 2019 ranking of the best Brazilian Law Firms in Civil and Commercial Litigation. 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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