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Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados

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Managing Partners: Marcelo Roberto Ferro, José Roberto de Castro Neves
Number of partners: 24
Number of other lawyers: 26

Marcelo Roberto Ferro, José Roberto de Castro Neves
ADR/Arbitration: Marcelo Roberto Ferro, José Roberto de Castro Neves
Bankruptcy/Reorganisation: Daltro Borges, Luiz Bernardo Gomide

Firm Overview:

Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados (FCDG) was established in 2005, by a group of renowned and highly experienced professionals who shared the aspiration of offering their clients superior law services. With offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo – and correspondents in other Brazilian cities – FCDG endeavours to provide an exclusive service, particularly in civil, commercial and administrative law, as well as in commercial and business matters, in both court litigation and arbitration. It is equally dedicated to commercial legal tasks such as drafting contracts and business planning, possessing vast experience in reorganisation issues.

The firm’s condensed structure with highly specialised lawyers allows for each case/matter to be carefully and personally conducted by at least one of its founding partners, providing its clients with personalised and full-time assistance that ensures efficient, fast and innovative solutions.

Areas of Practice
ADR/Arbitration: 40%
Bankruptcy & Reorganisation: 15%

Main Areas of Practice


FCDG’s main practice is litigation, representing its clients before several courts and executive bodies in Brazil, in cases related to civil and commercial law. The firm represents clients before Brazilian Federal and State Courts, as well as federal and state bodies, notably Regulatory Agencies, in consultancy and precautionary activities.

Alternative Dispute Resolutions/Arbitration:
FCDG has also distinguished itself in the field of domestic and international arbitration, representing clients before several national chambers, as well as before foreign ones. FCDG provides consultancy on enforcement of international courts’ decisions and arbitration awards, and assists its clients with the elabouration and negotiation of arbitral clauses. FCDG partners also act as arbitrators in the main domestic and foreign arbitration institutions.

Bankruptcy & Reorganisation:
The firm represents debtors and creditors in reorganisation proceedings and litigation under bankruptcy and reorganisation law. FCDG advises domestic clients concerning creditors’ and debtors’ rights issues and assists clients in negotiating solutions outside of formal insolvency proceedings.

Apart from its dispute resolution practice, FCDG offers extrajudicial counseling in matters such as contracts drafting and reviewing, commercial transactions, incorporation of legal entities, drafting of legal opinions and affidavits, and legal risk assessment.

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