Professional excellence is a prerequisite for Fux Advogados. Our firm’s team of professionals possess varied and complementary skills, which enables us to take an in-depth and multi-disciplinary approach to every case, taking into account the specific needs of the client.

Our clients deal mainly with our firm’s partners which creates a close relationship of trust and respect. The firm’s main goal is to satisfy the clients’ needs, both in terms of timing and results.

The professionals at Fux Advogados are instructed to treat each case as unique, and to handle it with the utmost diligence, drive, technical skill and the highest ethical standards.

TEAM

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  • Alberto Lucas Albuquerque da Costa Trigo

    Alberto Lucas Albuquerque da Costa Trigo

    Alberto L. A. da Costa Trigo holds a Masters Degree in Procedural Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (February, 2019) and has obtained a law degree at the same university (December, 2015). Alberto mainly works in the area of litigation. He has experience in domestic and international litigation, and he has acted in arbitration proceedings involving leading arbitration centers.

    Alberto is the author of Signaling in the overruling of a precedent, published in Revista de Processo, vol. 276; and of Partial pactum de non petendo, published in Revista de Processo, vol. 280. He is also Executive Editor of the Civil Procedure Review.

    He is fluent in English and French. Alberto has intermediate knowledge of German.

  • Alessandro Ayres

    Alessandro Ayres

    Alessandro Ayres has an undergraduate degree in law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s National Law School and a master’s in civil procedural law from Cândido Mendes University. He has worked at Fux Advogados, in the law firm’s strategic litigation (civil, administrative and regulatory) and arbitration areas, since 2012.

  • Ariel Möller

    Ariel Möller

    A graduate of the National Law Faculty at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, specialist in Tax Accounting at the Brazilian Association of Financial Law and a postgraduate in Tax Law at the Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies, Ariel Möller has been a member of the Fux Advogados team since 2013.

  • Bruno Costa

    Bruno Costa

    Bruno Costa graduated from the Federal University Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 2009. He then specialized in Bids and Administrative Contracts at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV / RJ).

    With over 10 years of experience in Strategic Litigation (Civil, Administrative and Corporate), he has gained professional experience in representing public service concessionaires in disputes with the Public Power, in regulatory, judicial and arbitration proceedings, as well as representing clients in commercial and corporate disputes related to the most diverse sectors of the industry.

    He was awarded at the VII Brazilian Forum on Regulatory Agencies for his article “Independent Regulatory Agencies, Regulatory Activity and Regulatory Conflict.”

  • Carolina Gomes

    Carolina Gomes

    Carolina Gomes has an undergraduate law degree from Rio de Janeiro Catholic University and she is doing a master’s in civil procedural law at the same university. She is a lawyer with experience in business, civil and real estate disputes, both in the judiciary and in arbitration chambers.

    She has worked at law firms Andrade & Fichtner Advogados and Galdino, Coelho, Mendes Advogados.

  • Daniel Coelho

    Daniel Coelho

    Mr. Coelho focuses his practice in Arbitration, Litigation, and Government & Regulatory Law. He regularly appears as an advocate and arbitrator before international and domestic arbitral tribunals under the rules of various arbitration institutions in Brazil and abroad

    Mr. Coelho has an extensive experience arguing cases before the state and federal courts including the Brazilian higher courts, and the Brazilian administrative agencies.

    Mr. Coelho served as the head of Litigation and Arbitration for Veirano Advogados (2012-2016). After more than 17 years with Veirano Advogados, he left the firm to join Fux Advogados in May 2016.

    Mr. Coelho graduated from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), 1997, and holds a Master’s degree in Law from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), 2008.

    Mr. Coelho is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem (CBAr).

    RECOGNITIONS

    Chambers & Partners, Latin America - Dispute Resolution: Litigation -- 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    Chambers & Partners, Global - Dispute Resolution: Litigation -- 2011, 2012

    Legal 500, Latin America - Public Law -- 2015

    Legal 500, Latin America - Dispute Resolution -- 2013

    LACCA Approved - Litigation -- 2015, 2016

    LACCA Approved - Administrative Law -- 2016

  • Danielle Vilardo

    Danielle Vilardo

    Danielle Blanco Faro Vilardo is a tax law specialist who has done the Brazilian Financial Law Association’s Tax Jurisprudence Course. She has a master’s in tax law from Trevisan Business School in São Paulo and an undergraduate law degree from Cândido Mendes University in Rio de Janeiro. She has Danielle Blanco Faro Vilardo is a tax law specialist who has completed the Brazilian Financial Law Association’s Tax Jurisprudence Course. She has a master’s in tax law from Trevisan Business School and an undergraduate degree from Cândido Mendes University. She has also completed the Tax Law Course at the School of Legal Practice at Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

    She is the author of two articles: “Intercurrent prescription in fiscal execution,” published in a book by the Tax Law Group and “The Supreme Federal Court’s understanding of the constitutionality of federal government delinquent debt challenges,” published in “Jurisprudential Analysis of Significant Theses in Tax Law.”

    She spoke at the “Taxation of new technologies” panel at Rio de Janeiro Catholic University’s Second Tax Law Seminar. She spoke on the topic of “Intercurrent prescription in fiscal execution” as part of a roundtable discussion held by the Youth Arm of the Brazilian Financial Law Association. At a Tax Law Group event, she spoke about “The contradiction of municipal inspection fees and municipal government operations in telecommunications.”

    She is a member of the Brazilian Financial Law Association.

  • David González

    David González

    A graduate of the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, David González also holds a postgraduate degree in Civil Procedure from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Pontific Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro). He practices in the areas of Civil and Business Litigation, Bankruptcy and Receivership, as well as International Arbitration.

    His professional experience includes working at an important law firm, where he played a strategic role in major litigation before the Courts, and in various National and International Arbitration Chambers.

  • Felipe Loureiro

    Felipe Loureiro

    Felipe Loureiro graduated in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO) in December 2012 and is currently as post-graduate student at the Commercial Arbitration and Consensual Methods of Conflict Resolution at PUC-RIO. Felipe works predominantly in the area of litigation where he has both national and international experience, as well as arbitration proceedings before the main arbitration chambers.

    His professional experience includes time at the offices of Sergio Bermudes Advogados and Marlan Marinho Jr. Advogados Associados.

  • Guilherme França Barros

    Guilherme França Barros

    Guilherme França Barros obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Law from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio) in August 2008, and concluded a post-graduate course in Civil Procedural Law at the same institution in December 2010. Mr. Barros holds a Masters Degree in Law (LL.M.) from Columbia University (USA), May 2011.

    Mr. Barros focuses on litigation and arbitration, has a vast experience in national and international litigation, as well as in arbitral proceedings under the rules of the most prestigious institutions in Brazil and abroad.

    Before joining Fux Advogados, Mr. Barros served in Veirano Advogados (2011-2016), Basilio Advogados (2009-2010), and Andrade & Fichtner Advogados (2004-2008).

    Mr. Barros is a member of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, of the ICC - International Chamber of Commerce, and of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem - CBAr).

  • Júlia Oliveira

    Júlia Oliveira

    Júlia Costa de Oliveira graduated in Law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in June 2010 and holds a masters' degree in Civil Law at the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).

    Júlia has extensive experience in contractual, commercial and natural resources law. Júlia currently works in the elaboration and revision of contracts and general business law for companies, as well as preparing legal advice for domestic and foreign clients for the structuring, negotiation and formation of joint ventures; the negotiation of purchase contracts and options focusing on research projects and the production of diverse minerals, acquisition of assets and financing of mining projects.

    Prior to joining Fux Advogados, Julia worked at Veirano Advogados (2008-2017).

  • Karina Postimo Truta

    Karina Postimo Truta

    Karina Postimo Truta graduated in law from the Rio de Janeiro State University in December 2019. She mainly works in the area of litigation. She has experience in national and international litigation, on the most various subjects, besides working on arbitration proceedings in major arbitration courts. She also works on drafting and reviewing contracts and general business deals for companies.

    Before joining Fux Advogados, Karina worked at Bahia Holding S.A.

  • Leonel Pittzer

    Leonel Pittzer

    Leonel Pittzer is the partner responsible for the law firm’s tax area.

    Pittzer has an undergraduate degree in law from Rio de Janeiro Federal University, a specialist diploma in tax procedural law from Cândido Mendes University, a specialist diploma in accounting from Fundação Getulio Vargas and an MA in tax law from the Brazilian Tax Studies Institute. He is currently doing an MA in public finance, tax and development at Rio de Janeiro State University.

    He is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association’s Tax Affairs Commission, a guest professor at the Center for Economic Law Studies and a speaker.

    He has almost 15 years of experience in highly complex tax litigation (administrative and judicial), focusing on cash-in strategies and strategic tax solutions.

    He joined with Rodrigo Fux to found Escritório Fux Advogados in 2009.

  • Marcela Maffei Quadra Travassos

    Marcela Maffei Quadra Travassos

    Marcela Maffei is a lawyer in the Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice area. She mainly works on complex corporate disputes in judicial and arbitration cases, real estate and civil law issues in general, and Business Reorganization and Insolvency. Marcela´s professional experience includes working at Law Firms Wellington Moreira Pimentel, Campos Mello Advogados, Andrade & Fichtner and Barbosa Müssnich Aragão, where she remained for seven years before joining Fux Advogados as a partner in September 2016.

    Marcela Maffei has an undergraduate Law degree (2001) and a Master’s degree in Civil Law (2013) from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Member of the Arbitration Committee of Rio de Janeiro section of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-RJ), in the triennium 2019-2021. She is a is a member of the Business Law Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association (2013-2015 and 2016-2018 and 2019-2021 periods), of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem - CBAr) and the Board of Referees of civil law journal Civilistica.com (A1 Qualis rating).

    Marcela Maffei is a Professor on the Fundação Getulio Vargas Rio de Janeiro Law School’s (FGV Direito-Rio) at the LL.M Corporate Law course (since 2011), a Professor of Business Law on Continuing Education Program of CEPED/UERJ (since 2006), and a Professor of Business Law, Bankruptcy, Business Reorganization and Insolvency at Escola da Magistratura do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - EMERJ (since 2003).

    Author, Empresa Individual de Responsabilidade Limitada (EIRELI) – Análise constitucional do instituto, unipessoalidade e mecanismos de controle de abusos e fraudes (Editora Renovar, 2015) and various articles in collective works.

  • Maria Eduarda Aquino

    Maria Eduarda Aquino

    Maria Eduarda Aquino graduated in law from Rio de Janeiro State University in December 2019. She has focused on litigation, gaining experience of both domestic and international litigation concerning a wide range of topics. She has also worked on arbitration proceedings at Brazil’s main arbitration chambers.

    She has worked at law firms Barroso Fontelles, Barcellos, Mendonça & Associados and Fux Advogados.

  • Mateus Carvalho

    Mateus Carvalho

    Mateus Carvalho earned his Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and is currently attending LLM in Infrastructure and Regulation at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/RJ). Mateus focuses on Strategic Litigation (Civil, Administrative and Regulatory) and Arbitration at Fux Advogados.

    His professional experience in these areas began in 2009, and includes working in strategic litigation at a prestigious law firm. Carvalho was also a member of the Comissão dos Juizados Especiais Estaduais (Committee on Special State Courts) of the Conselho Seccional do Estado do Rio de Janeiro da OAB/RJ (the State Sectional Board of the Brazilian Bar Association's Rio de Janeiro Chapter ) from 2013 to 2015.

  • Paula Camargo

    Paula Camargo

    Paula Camargo graduated in Law from the Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais do Rio de Janeiro (IBMEC-RJ) in December 2018. She mainly works in the area of litigation. She has experience in national and international litigation, on the most various subjects, besides working on arbitration proceedings in major arbitration courts.

    Her professional experience includes time spent at law firms Veirano Advogados and Novotny Advogados.

     

  • Paulo Cristofaro

    Paulo Cristofaro

    He has an undergraduate law degree from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Paulo mainly works in the area of litigation. He has experience in domestic and international litigation, and he has acted in arbitration proceedings involving leading arbitration centers.

    His professional experience includes work at law firms Pinheiro Neto Advogados and Binenbojm, Gama & Carvalho Britto Advocacia.

  • Pedro Hassan

    Pedro Hassan

    Pedro Hassan has an undergraduate law degree from Rio de Janeiro Catholic University, a specialist diploma in civil law and procedure from the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio and a master’s in civil procedural law from Cândido Mendes University, also in Rio.

    He is currently doing two other master’s degrees, in civil procedural law at Rio de Janeiro State University.

    He joined Fux Advogados in 2018, and since then, he has worked in the strategic litigation area (civil, administrative and regulatory).

    His professional experience includes stints at law firms Veirano Advogados and Bastos-Tigre, Coelho da Rocha, Lopes e Freitas Advogados.

  • Raphael Mesquita

    Raphael Mesquita

    Raphael Mesquita obtained a law degree from Rio de Janeiro Federal University in December 2016. He mainly works in the area of litigation. He has experience in national and international litigation, besides working on arbitration proceedings in major arbitration courts.

    His professional experience includes time spent at law firms Sergio Bermudes Advogados and Basilio Advogados.

  • Renata Kingston

    Renata Kingston

    She has an undergraduate law degree from Rio de Janeiro State University (2010) and a graduate degree from the Rio de Janeiro State School of Magistrates (2014).

    Renata Kingston is a lawyer in the areas of civil litigation, real estate law, arbitration and conflict resolution. Her professional experience includes work at law firms Sergio Bermudes Advogados, Andrade & Fichtner Advogados, and Schmidt Lourenço Kingston Advogados Associados.

  • Roberto Coelho

    Roberto Coelho

    Roberto Coelho obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State in June 2006 and completed a postgraduate course in civil procedural law at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro – PUC Rio) in December 2013. Mr. Coelho was awarded a Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M.) by Queen Mary University of London (UK) in 2019.

    He has mainly worked in the areas of civil litigation and arbitration, and he has extensive experience of domestic and international litigation covering a variety of subjects.

    Before joining Fux Advogados, he worked for Veirano Advogados (2012-2016), Tavares Paes Advogados (2007-2012), and Siqueira Castro Advogados (2005-2007).

    He is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce and the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem – CBAr).

  • Rodrigo Carregal

    Rodrigo Carregal

    Obtained a law degree from the Fundação Getulio Vargas Rio de Janeiro Law School in December 2012. He has worked mainly in the area of litigation, in Brazil and abroad, and in arbitration proceedings in major arbitration courts.

    His professional experience includes work at Rio de Janeiro law firms Sergio Bermudes Advogados and Basilio Advogados.

  • Rodrigo Fux

    Rodrigo Fux

    Rodrigo Fux is a specialist in highly complex litigation. He is one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil by the country’s 500 biggest companies. He is a partner in Fux Advogados’ Litigation and Arbitration areas. He has a master’s in procedural law from Rio de Janeiro State University and he is currently doing a PhD there.

    Fux is a guest professor at the Rio de Janeiro State School of Magistrates (EMERJ) and the coordinator of its “Economic Analysis of Procedural Law” course, which has been taught at various courts of appeal across Brazil. He has given speeches at many conferences in Brazil and other countries (including at the University of London, Nova University in Lisbon and Fordham University, New York) on subjects related to civil procedures, alternative conflict resolution methods, arbitration and economic analysis of law. He is the deputy director of the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (IBDP) and a member of the panel of arbitrators of the Brazilian Center for Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA).

    He has also served as judge-auditor on the Fourth Disciplinary Commission of the Superior Court of Sports Law and assistant professor of graduate studies at the Fundação Getulio Vargas Rio de Janeiro Law School.

    His professional experience includes significant periods at law firms Sérgio Bermudes and Veirano Advogados, until he partnered with Leonel Pittzer and founded Fux Advogados.

  • Thiago Sbano

    Thiago Sbano

    Thiago Sbano graduated from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s National Law School in 2013, got a master’s in civil and constitutional law from Rio de Janeiro State University in 2015, obtained a specialist diploma in corporate and capital market law from the Getulio Vargas Foundation in 2018 and is currently attending Master in Business Law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/SP).

    He joined Fux Advogados in 2013, and since then he has worked in the law firm’s strategic litigation (civil, administrative and corporate) and arbitration areas.

    His professional experience includes stints at law firm Motta, Fernandes Rocha Advogados and logistics company LLX Logística S/A.”

     

  • Vanessa Perlingeiro

    Vanessa Perlingeiro

    Vanessa Perlingeiro holds a law degree from the Fluminense Federal University – “UFF” (2018). She is currently taking a postgraduate course in tax law at the Brazilian Institute for Tax Studies – “IBET”.

    Her experience with tax law started at the law firm Veirano Advogados. She also worked as an intern and, later, as a lawyer at Seabra Fagundes Ferraz Mannino Espírito Santo Advogados.

    She is fluent in English, with certified proficiency by the University of Cambridge.

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