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Sergio Bermudes Advogados

Dispute Resolution

9 ranked lawyersBand 1BrazilGlobal 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Market-leading dispute resolution firm Sergio Bermudes Advogados receiving plaudits for its top-notch arbitration and litigation practice. Seasoned Rio-based team often acts on behalf of prominent technology, mining and construction corporations in high-complexity judicial cases related to civil liabilities, as well as arbitral proceedings arising from corporate matters, with particular expertise dealing with contractual and commercial agreement disputes. Clients further benefit from its know-how in insurance disputes and bankruptcy proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Satisfied clients bestow plaudits on partner Caetano Berenguer , saying: "He is very careful about strategic matters and acts in a firm and diligent way. Undoubtedly he is a partner that transmits confidence and credibility to the work he develops." He demonstrates skills to act on both litigation and arbitration cases of a commercial nature.

Co-head of department Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti has a wealth of experience in arbitration mandates, including international and complex cases. He is also a well-regarded figure for his litigation practice. Clients assert: "He is an outstanding negotiator. He also has a strong technical knowledge along with business awareness." Another source adds that his strength lies in his "strategic thinking and focus on achieving the objective."

Partner Guilherme Valdetaro Mathias has pleased clients, who say he is "very experienced" and a "strategist." International clients as well as domestic ones rely on his practice.

Partner Marcelo Lamego Carpenter secures his current ranking with the support of clients who view him as "possessing everything a client needs."

Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira co-heads the dispute resolution practice and displays expertise in disputes before judicial and arbitral courts, with a noted ability to handle contentious corporate matters. Clients enthuse: "His quality and technical ability are faultless; beyond that, his capacity to question things and bring new points of view, when one thinks all options are exhausted, is impressive."

Sergio Bermudes is deeply respected and known for the fierceness and restless commitment with which he pursues positive outcomes for clients in some of the most high-stakes legal battles in Brazil. A client says he is "very pragmatic" and able to bring additional knowledge of local and international law. He is respected by markets onlookers, who comment: "Without a doubt, he is a fantastic lawyer. He has a lot of experience."

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Brazil

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration


Caetano Berenguer
Band 4
Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti
Band 1
Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira
Band 2

Dispute Resolution: Litigation


Caetano Berenguer
Band 3
Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti
Band 1
Guilherme Valdetaro Mathias
Band 5

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