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Thomas Benes Felsberg

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Practice Areas

Bankruptcy/Restructuring & Insolvency, Corporate Governance, Banking & Finance, Arbitration


Thomas is the founding partner of Felsberg Advogados and a global reference for bankruptcy and corporate restructuring matters. He is also a pioneer in other practices such as Corporate Governance, Projects, Leasing, and Aviation. Consultant to the World Bank in the field of insolvency and creditors’ rights, having contributed to the Global Insolvency Law Database (GILD) and to the Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes (ROSC) projects. Took part in a government selected committee for development of the Brazilian bankruptcy and restructuring laws and to remodel the Brazilian Insolvency Law. He advises creditors, debtors and investors in Brazil’s most complex and valuable restructurings. Awarded TMA's Lifetime Achievement in 2018, and became the first Brazilian to receive the GRR’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019.

Professional Memberships

Board member and former chairman of TMA Brazil. Member of the Executive Committee of III (International Insolvency Institute) affiliated with INSOL. Member of the American College of Bankruptcy. Legal Counsel and member of the Arbitration Chambers of FIESP and B3. President of the Columbia University Club of Brazil. Director of CESA.


LL.M. from Columbia University. Graduated from USP. Former professor of International Private Law at USP.

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Ambassador Sergio Amaral rejoins Felsberg Advogados

Thomas Benes Felsberg, Sergio Amaral

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