Candido de Oliveira


Candido de Oliveira Advogados is a highly-regarded firm headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The firm has also an office in Brasilia which is the national capital of the country and is the location of the Superior Courts. The firm was established in 1891 and has a long history of excellence.

The firm’s main practice area is civil and commercial litigation. The partners regularly assist clients in a broad range of different types of dispute, especially in the banking, financial, commercial, product liability and regulatory areas. The litigation team has a sterling track record in complex judicial and administrative cases involving class actions, contracts, corporate and commercial issues, public civil actions and torts.

Candido de Oliveira also has a prime focus on insolvency matters with expertise on both the debtor and creditor sides. On the debtor side, the partners have profound expertise in the representation of companies in the energy, naval and civil construction, logistics, retail and other sectors, and in developing reorganization plans and strategies for business restructuring. On the creditor side, the firm has successfully represented a wide range of claimants, including financial institutions and other market players, in the avoidance of fraudulent transfers and making other recoveries.


In addition to a deep knowledge and experience in business and corporate law, he has participated in noted cases assisting large corporations in structuring projects in the energy sector. Has been working with AMK in Miami, Mishcon de Reya and Wilberforce Chambers, in London, in developing a multi-country international recover strategy against Eike Batista (once the richest man in Brazil), with aspects pending in the Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Panama, Brazil and Miami.

Leonardo Moreira Lima


+55 21 2240-7746

His litigation experience spans fraud, bankruptcy, judicial reorganization and administrative liquidation, including the Brazilian financial institutions known as BANERJ and BANCO BRJ.

Eduardo Braga Bacal


+55 21 2240-7746

Since 2006 Eduardo has specialized in civil, commercial, and international litigation, mediation, and arbitration regarding complex cases.

He is the Leading partner of the firm Candido de Oliveira in bankruptcy/insolvency practice, and Head of a Committee from the Bar Association of Rio de Janeiro concerning Asset Recovery and Asset Tracing (including crypto) which is focused in discussing and developing legislation about this issue.