Senior Partner: Marcelo Muriel
Number of partners: 6
Number of other lawyers: 19
Languages: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Arbitration & Litigation: Marcelo Muriel, Fernando Medici Jr, Aline Dias
Product Liability, Litigation & Credit Recovery: Marcelo Muriel, Álvaro Brito Arantes
Agribusiness, Litigation & Credit Recovery: Nancy Gombossy de Melo Franco, Thiago Soares Gerbasi
Bankruptcy & Credit Recovery: Nancy Gombossy de Melo Franco, Álvaro Brito Arantes, Thiago Soares Gerbasi
A dispute resolution and agribusiness boutique which was introduced in early 2016 as a split from a mid-size general practice firm. MMF Advogados has one of the most awarded dispute resolution practices in the country, with an impeccable reputation and ubiquitous presence in ranks and rosters of specialized publications.
Main Areas of Practice:
Agribusiness: The firm is well praised by clients for its agribusiness practice advising on deals from the initial structuring, negotiation, drafting of contracts and enforcement through litigation. MMF Advogados is acclaimed for its high quality practice by some of the most relevant agribusiness companies in Brazil, specially tradings, agrochemistry, sugar and ethanol. MMF Advogados benefits from both its dispute resolution practice and the specific knowledge of Agribusiness, one of the fastest growing markets in the country.
As a pioneer in arbitration practice in Brazil, Senior Partner Marcelo Muriel has almost 40 years of experience in some of the most significant arbitration cases in the country, along with partners Fernando Medici and Aline Dias and their teams. The firm typically represents international clients in complex arbitration proceedings, and has reaped a list of successes in more than sixty multimillion claims. Marcelo Muriel was the first chairman of the Arbitration Committee of the Brazilian Bar in São Paulo, the country’s financial and business center. Most relevant cases involve construction, infrastructure, energy, M&A transactions, and confirmation and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.
A specific practice group handles credit recovery, including representation of creditors in judicial restructuring and insolvency proceedings. MMF Advogados also advises clients in out-of-court restructuring and has earned a reputation for providing instruments for negotiation and settlement of complex disputes.
Complex Litigation & Multi-Jurisdiction Disputes:
Over 30 years litigation experience in complex litigation including class actions, product liability, enforcement proceedings, pre-trial advice, commercial litigation, cross-border litigation. The firm handles some of the largest disputes pending before the local and federal courts in Brazil, including at the appellate court level and superior courts. The range of legal matters dealt with by the team is impressive, encompassing different areas of law, agribusiness, construction, financial services, infrastructure, beverages, energy, technology, insurance, pulp and paper, administrative laws and regulations, etc.
The client base is diversified and covers several different industries. Examples are financial institutions, commodities trading companies, infrastructure suppliers, electro-mechanical manufacturers, food and beverage, pulp and paper, technology, software, agriculture and crop trading, among others.