Firm Profile

Galdino & Coelho, Pimenta, Takemi, Ayoub Advogados


Aggressive expansion from insolvency virtuosos

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 2013

Partners: 7

Lawyers: 92

Work areas

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

On the eve of its 10th anniversary, the firm elevated several lawyers to the equity partnership and added their names to the masthead. Now rebranded Galdino & Coelho, Pimenta, Takemi, Ayoub Advogados, it continues to offer clients top-tier litigation advice. With some of Brazil's most esteemed disputes lawyers on its bench, it is no wonder that this is a go-to firm for complex litigation as well as insolvency and restructuring matters.

The firm's method has only improved in the decade since its launch, and Galdino & Coelho has perfected an astute understanding of the type of advice demanded by its clients. Its insolvency practice is adept in constructing intricate and methodical corporate reorganisations, while the firm also brings its long-standing and highly-reputed experience in dispute resolution. Judicial recovery and civil litigation proceedings are handled with ease as well.

The past two years have proven productive and profitable. The firm has added more members, several of whom are highly respected litigators and insolvency lawyers. The new arrivals include a former judge, the vice president of the Brazilian Center for Arbitration and Mediation and two experienced dispute resolution partners from rival firms.

The firm is steered under the watchful eye of managing partner Sergio Coelho, who has kept it on a steady course despite changes to its partnership throughout the years.

One client describes the firm's lawyers as “very technical, and accessible. They are business oriented. They can find creative solutions for the most complex problems”. Another satisfied client commends this team for “always representing the client’s interest and thinking outside the box”.


Galdino & Coelho has offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasília.

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