Areas of expertise   

• Litigation/arbitration • Tax • Bankruptcy/court-supervised reorganisation • Insurance and reinsurance • Corporate


Extension in technical reinsurance processes, the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK, 2011; master’s in commercial law, University of São Paulo, 2010; specialisation in corporate finance and capital markets, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 2002; specialisation in capital markets, University of São Paulo (USP), 2000; specialisation in corporate law, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, 1996; BA, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 1993; LLB, University of São Paulo, 1992.

Main practice areas

Commercial and corporate law; insurance law; bankruptcy, court-supervised and out-of-court reorganisation; general litigation, mediation and arbitration.


‘Overview: Insurance and Reinsurance in Brazil’, Latin Lawyer 2014; contributions to the publication Direito Societário Contemporâneo I, (‘Contemporary Corporate Law’), Quartier Latin Publishing House (2009); ‘Comentários à Lei de Recuperação de Empresas e Falência’ (‘Comments on the Legislation on Company Reorganisation and Bankruptcy’), Revista dos Tribunais (2005).

Listed by PLC Which Lawyer? for Insolvency and Reorganisation; by Chambers and Partners for insolvency and reorganisation, and insurance; by Chambers and Partners Global for insurance; by Chambers and Partners Latin America for insurance; by Latin Lawyer 250; by The Legal 500 for bankruptcy and restructuring, by Who’s Who Legal for insurance and Expert Guides – BRIC – insurance and reinsurance and by Análise Advocacia 500 for insurance.

Member: Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo (1993) and Rio de Janeiro (2001) sections; São Paulo Lawyers Association; Judicial Modernisation Committee of the São Paulo Bar Association; director of the Law Firms Study Centre (2006–2011).

Languages: Portuguese, English and French.

Professional experience  

• De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados – Founding Partner (2011 – 2019)

• Xavier, Bernardes Bragança, Sociedade de Advogados – Partner (2000-2011)

• Tozzini, Freire, Teixeira e Silva Advogados – Senior Lawyer (2000)

• Lawyer at the offices: Pati e Magalhães, Engler e Engler and Advocacia De Luizi (1993 – 2000).

This is part of a professional notice: all recommended firms are invited, but not required, to supply a professional notice and partner profiles, which are published in return for a fee.

Motta Fernandes Advogados

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