Founded by Prof Dr Arnoldo Wald in 1954, Wald, Antunes, Vita, Longo e Associados Advogados is one of the most efficient and dynamic Brazilian law firms, providing legal services to clients in Brazil and abroad. Since 2012, the firm has restructured its offices in order to consolidate its leading position as a highly specialised litigation boutique, focusing on extremely complex judicial and arbitration matters, concerning banking, corporate, commercial and infrastructure sectors, among others.
For many years, the firm and its managing partners have appeared among Brazil’s first-tier litigation and arbitration firms in several specialised publications, such as Latin Lawyer 250, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. Wald has also won the renowned Latin Lawyer’s Deal of the Year from 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2016, under the categories of disputes resolution and M&A. In 2014 and 2015, the firm ranked first and second, respectively, as the dispute’s boutique law firm of the year from Revista Análise Advocacia, and was also elected the 'Best Litigation Boutique – 2016' by Business Worldwide Magazine.
Main areas of practice
Litigation: The firm’s litigation department and its main partners have appeared for many years among Brazil’s premier litigation firms in the most prestigious publications, such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250 and Legal 500. It focuses in various areas, such as disputes over civil, commercial, administrative, banking, international, corporate and tax law issues. The firm represents public utilities in disputes involving contracts entered with the State and State entities.
Arbitration: The firm pioneers in having a department specialising in national and international arbitration and has been consistently ranked as a first-tier firm in Brazil in the field in various publications such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, GAR 100, Latin Lawyer 250 and The Legal 500. Its lawyers have worked as counsel, arbitrators, legal experts and consultants in proceedings before Brazilian and foreign arbitral institutions (ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA and UNCITRAL), as well as have represented clients in state court proceedings related to arbitration, drafted legal opinions and provided legal advice on arbitration agreements.
Administrative, regulatory and infrastructure: The firm’s practice covers regulated industries such as energy, telecommunications, gas, oil, airlines, toll road concessions and pharmaceuticals, representing them in lawsuits or before several governmental agencies. Having assisted many clients throughout the privatisation process, the firm has a comprehensive understanding of the complex issues emerging in public procurement procedures in general, public-private partnerships and infrastructure projects.
Commercial/corporate: the firm’s main focus has been lately placed at solving high-profile transactions’ disputes that are brought before judicial and arbitration courts.
Debt restructuring and bankruptcy: Wald has vast experience in advising and representing both debtors and creditors in debt reorganisations. The firm has acted countless times as legal counsel and currently functions as administrator in Brazil’s biggest judicial restructuring proceeding.
Banking and finance: The firm provides counsel to companies and financial institutions in medium-size and large transactions and complex litigation proceedings of a varied nature, including lending, acquisition financing and financing of exports, among others.
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