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.


Marcello Oliveira


+55 21 2240-7746

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 he has specialized in civil, commercial and international litigation, mediation and arbitration regarding complex cases. He has also represented debtors and creditors in a range of insolvency proceedings. As well as Marcello, Eduardo is working with AMK in Miami, Mishcon de Reya and Wilberforce Chambers, in London, in developing a multi-country international recover strategy against Eike Batista.

Antonio Carlos Florencio de Abreu e Silva

Senior Partner


Antonio received a Bachelor of Laws from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro – PUC-RJ in 1975. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Tax Law (ABDT) where he occupies chair number 31 and is Vice-President of the Brazilian Association of Financial Law (ABDF). He was also a Member of the Permanent Scientific Committee (PSC) of the International Fiscal Association – IFA from 2000 to 2010. He advises individual and corporate clients on tax, civil, corporate, commercial and regulatory matters, including health, ports and shipping areas. Also represents clients on litigation cases at administrative and Court levels.