Sergio Bermudes Advogados is a pioneer dispute resolution firm in Brazil since its inception almost 50 years ago. The firm’s reputation is largely based on the advocacy skills of its attorneys before the courts, national and international arbitration tribunals, and administrative bodies on matters in diverse industries. The team of lawyers is recognized for their leading presence in high-stakes matters before all Brazilian administrative bodies, regulatory authorities, and courts and tribunals.
Litigation stars Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira and Guilherme Valdetaro Mathias represent Chubb in a dispute brought by Anglo American. The client refused to cover an event that occurred at Port of Santana, State of Amazonas as the port is allegedly owned by Anglo Ferrous Brasil, a company pertaining to Anglo American, which filed this dispute seeking and insurance pay out and an award of damages. The firm obtained a favorable decision at the first instance court, and a judgment is pending at the second instance court. Founding partner Sergio Bermudes and litigation stars Marcio Vieira Souto Costa Ferreira, Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti, and Caetano Berenguer are part of the lead counsel team representing Braskem in a BRL6.7 billion lawsuit filed by the Federal Prosecutor’s Office. The suit claims that Braskem should be held responsible for cracks and damages suffered by families in the region of Pinheiro, Mutange and Bebedouro.
Marcelo Fontes is active in civil, commercial, arbitration, and banking and financial services disputes. He is recognized for his work on behalf of capital markets and corporate clients in arbitration proceedings.