Paulo Guilherme Mendonça Lopes

Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados



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Thought Leader LACCA Approved


Paulo Guilherme de Mendonça Lopes is a partner at Leite, Tosto e Barros Advogados and head of the litigation and arbitration department.

His 35 years of experience in handling business disputes and complex arbitration cases have earned him the status of one of the most prominent lawyers in the area, and he is routinely acknowledged by all the main national and international legal publications, including Latin Lawyer, Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Leaders League and Análise Advocacia.

Lopes has extensive experience advising clients on structuring deals in the areas of infrastructure, financial services, corporate matters, debt restructuring and commercial contracts. His knowledge of the Brazilian business environment and how it interfaces with the global market is extensive, with particular expertise in infrastructure, energy, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and logistics, as well as the financial, banking and insurance sectors.

In cases, he represented or is representing:

  • A Brazilian energy company in a contractual matter involving energy acquisition in the context of the pandemic.
  • A Brazilian bank to recover credit through an execution action filed against an engineering company, which has undergone a judicial reorganisation.
  • A Brazilian bank involving an Incident of Inverse Disregard of Legal Entity filed in extrajudicial execution proceedings.

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