Firm Profile

Felsberg Advogados


Market-leading insolvency experts

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 1970

Partners: 34

Lawyers: 104

Work areas

This firm is highly recommended for services in the following work areas.

Felsberg Advogados boasts a class-leading and highly sophisticated insolvency practice. Consequently, the firm was primed to take on the uptick of mandates from clients in distressed situations due to the economic slowdown linked to the covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, the firm’s stellar labour practice team reaps benefits, while there is growth in its litigation, M&A and data groups.

Such is the renown with which the insolvency department is held that its lawyers have become a regular fixture in some of the highest-profile and most complex multibillion-dollar cases taking place in the country.

Felsberg Advogados is proud of its diverse ranks; it has a high percentage of young partners and a female partner majority, and it works hard to increase diversity and inclusion initiatives. DiversiFeA, the firm’s equality, diversity and inclusion committee, has been key in its celebration of International LGBT Pride Day and Brazil’s Black Consciousness Day.

Widely respected founding partner Thomas Felsberg is still a driving force within the firm. His continued leadership is interpreted as a desire to drive through a period of renewal, rather than a tight grip on power. Felsberg’s partners refer to him as a visionary who is not prone to resting on his laurels. Moreover, management is shared, and other partners participate in a range of committees and contribute to strategic decisions.

Across all practice areas, the firm aims to continue its long-held policy of prioritising high-value work, while exiting areas that become commoditised or where compensation dips below the firm’s profitability threshold. Such an approach, coupled with the firm’s unwavering focus on ensuring quality legal service, has stood the test of time.


The firm has offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília.

Alliances & networks

Felsberg Advogados is a member of the Meritas and Legalink networks.

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