Our Firm

We focus on complex cases. We solve our clients’ problems with strategy, dedication and determination. We are decisive in the cases in which we operate, bringing results that help our clients in conducting their businesses. Nothing is left to chance; nothing is done on the spur of the moment. From the beginning to the end of each matter, our performance is always determinant to achieve the best result to our clients.
Our firm is the continuity of a journey started more than 25 years ago. We are revolutionizing the Brazilian legal market, transforming the traditional full-service firm model into a benchmark outfit for complex disputes. We build longstanding personal relationships with our clients. The results we deliver are a direct consequence of the trust and partnerships forged in each case, throughout decades.
In our trajectory, we trained outstanding lawyers and joined forces with others of relevance and notoriety in the areas of litigation, arbitration and energy. Today our team is comprised of seasoned professionals, combining previous experiences in national and international preeminent law firms, public sector and legal departments of multinational companies of the most diverse and relevant sectors of the economy.
We have won national and international awards, having participated in the largest and most expressive arbitration and judicial disputes in Brazil, many of which have reshaped the legal, economic and corporate scenario of our country at a transnational level.
We unite the assertiveness, care and partnership of a highly specialized strategic litigation boutique, with the culture and organization found only in large firms.

Our Philosophy

  • We are strategic Each case is unique and requires special attention. We analyze all cases deeply and thoroughly in search for the best possible solution. We look deep into our clients’ businesses and needs. We firmly believe that preparation with our clients is the key to success.
  • We are efficient Our actions are thorough and assertive. We believe that a direct, clear and visual line of communication enhances the relationship with our clients and maximizes the chances of success in our mandates. Nothing is assumed; everything is questioned. No matter how complex the issue may be, it is our job to make and keep conflict resolution simple.
  • We are focused We work intensely and we mind the urgency and needs of each case. The pursuit of excellence, high quality and strong results is our mantra and we repeat it to the exhaustion.
  • We are collaborative Joint and collaborative cooperation with business divisions and in-house legal departments, national and international law firms of a variety specialties and profiles is an indistinct and inseparable part of our DNA. There is no ego in this equation.
  • We are problem solvers We are enrolled to solve complex cases. That's what we like. Finding innovative solutions is our main asset. Always with firm commitment to ethics and transparency, we work hard to meet the interests of our clients and exceed expectations.
  • We are game changers Our fingerprint is in all the cases in which we operate. Whether entering disputes, or preventing them from occurring, we are trusted advisors to our clients and determinant to their businesses. Our partnership is transparent, secure, lasting and decisive.

Founding Partners

What they say about us

Excellent lawyer, with excellent technical capacity and great legal vision, which allows him to find very creative solutions and differentiates him (Daniel Schaffer, Legal 500 2022)


Rafael impressed the entire team with his extraordinary expertise. In addition, he is a fierce litigator with a lot of charisma and the ability to present complex issues in a crystal-clear manner (Rafael Gagliardi, Chambers Latin America 2023)


Marcelo is an outstanding lawyer, with a sophisticated and strategic vision of disputes (Marcelo Inglez, Chambers Latin America 2023)


He is one of the best and it is always a pleasure to work with him (Carlo Verona, Chambers Latin America 2023)


Whenever we face a complex challenge involving our business, we count on the excellence and irreproachable work of Daniel Schaffer. Diligent, punctual and technically impeccable, he advises us frankly and objectively on the most relevant and strategic matters (Daniel Schaffer, Legal 500 2022)


Celso is an excellent lawyer who has provided tremendous insights into the restructuring field in Brazil (Celso Xavier, Chambers Latin America 2023)


Gagliardi has an excellent approach to complex litigation, with a great balance of steady leadership and strategy proposals. Additionally, he has strong commitment to the client and their team (Rafael Gagliardi, Chambers Latin America 2023)


Lawyer with excellent technical training and good procedural vision (Marcelo Inglez, Chambers Latin America 2023)


Carlo is a quick and sharp legal mind with extraordinary personal skills and a business-savvy approach. He is responsive, straight to the point and never shies away from providing true legal advice (Carlo Verona, Chambers Latin America 2023)