Partner Profile

Alex Hatanaka

Mattos Filho


LL 250


Alex Hatanaka has experience in commercial and civil litigation, specialising in disputes related to the financial and capital markets industries. Alex represents financial institutions, funds and multinationals with emphasis on cross-border and complex commercial litigation, insolvency-related litigation and restructurings and class actions. Alex has handled regulatory and enforcement actions instituted by the Brazilian Securities Commission and the Central Bank of Brazil. Prior, he worked in the law firm of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP in the United States and served as in-house counsel for investment banks.  Member of the Turnaround Management Association, INSOL International and Banking Law Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association.



  • Chambers Brazil – Bankruptcy & Restructuring (2021)
  • Best Lawyers – Brazil: Arbitration and Mediation (2020–2021); Global Business: Arbitration and Mediation (2020)
  • GRR – Names to Know in Brazil (2020)
  • Benchmark Litigation (2018–2020)
  • The Legal 500 – Banking and Finance (2018–2019); Bankruptcy & Restructuring (2018)

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