LDCM Advogados is a boutique firm specialized in dispute resolution. We represent Brazilian and foreign clients in all aspects of disputes, from negotiations prior to court litigation to the enforcement of court and arbitration decisions, including settlement discussions and examination and disposal of distressed assets under litigation.
Our firm focuses on complex disputes, including court and administrative ligation, domestic and foreign arbitration, recovery of assets in Brazil and abroad, debt restructuring, and asset acquisition in specific situations. We have broad experience in the advice of clients on diverse subjects in multiple industries and sectors such as M&A, banking, finance, capital markets, infrastructure, construction, oil & gas, power, agribusiness, real estate, technology, and telecommunications.
Our partners come from leading Brazilian and foreign firms and rank among the senior players in their fields of expertise. These qualifications enable our team to propose innovative, sophisticated, and efficient solutions to our clients.
Lawyer with broad experience in court, arbitration, and administrative disputes, Leonardo was a partner of two of the largest Brazilian litigation firms for over 15 years (both ranked as Band 1 in Chambers, Leaders’ League, WWL, etc.). He has a Law degree from PUC-Rio, Master’s Degree in Civil Law from UERJ, and LLM in Arbitration from the Center for International Commercial Arbitration of the American University (Washington, DC). Leonardo is the author of books and articles on Arbitration and Civil Law in Brazil and abroad. Leonardo was a Post-graduation Professor at PUC-Rio for 10 years and acts as an arbitrator in Brazil and abroad in complex commercial disputes.
Marcio Araujo Opromolla (or “Bauru,” as he is known in the market) is a partner of LDCM Advogados in São Paulo. Previously, he was a partner for 18 years of Dinamarco, Rossi, Beraldo & Bedaque Advocacia and Lefosse Advogados. Over the last 25 years, Marcio represented public and private strategic agents in some of the most relevant causes of Brazil, acting in the prevention and resolution of complex national and international disputes of diverse natures and sectors of the economy.
Tatiana Ferri is a partner in LDCM’s complex litigation and cross border disputes practice. She has previously worked for over 10 years at the renowned disputes team of White & Case in London. In Brazil, she was General Counsel at one of the country’s largest infrastructure companies.
With over 20 years of experience in Brazil and abroad, Tatiana has represented clients in international commercial arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA and ICDR. She acted in high-profile cases across several jurisdictions and has experience in numerous industries including construction, oil and gas, energy, mining, insurance, rail, corporate, among others. Since February 2022, Tatiana is the coordinator of the Arbitration and Infrastructure Task Force of ICC Brazil.
She is a graduate of Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and is qualified in Brazil, England, and Wales. She holds a master’s degree from Queen Mary University of London and a postgraduate degree in Administrative Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and in Civil Procedural Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo.
Broad experience in public, civil, business, and tax law litigation in several firms before different Brazilian state courts since 2004.
Attorney of the State of Rio de Janeiro and Associate Professor of Civil Procedural Law at UERJ in the undergraduate, master, and doctorate courses. Master’s degree in Public Law from UERJ, Ph.D. in Procedural Law from UERJ, and Post-Doctor in Law from the University of Coimbra. Master of Laws from King’s College London and trained in negotiation from Harvard Kennedy School.
Tatiana is a partner of LDCM Advogados, focusing on the resolution of complex pre-court, court, and arbitration disputes in the corporate and insolvency fields involving distressed assets. Before joining LDCM Advogados, Tatiana worked in large firms in São Paulo, the last of which was Lefosse Advogados.
Over a career of more than 16 years, Tatiana has garnered extensive experience in court-approved and out-of-court reorganizations and bankruptcy proceedings, having represented domestic and foreign creditors and/or investors. Moreover, Tatiana advised clients from various sectors regarding investment in distressed assets, negotiation, and high complexity litigation, being recognized by Chambers and Partners in Bankruptcy/Restructuring – Brazil in the Up-and-Coming category.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, both from the University of São Paulo (USP). Tatiana currently holds the position of Deputy Director of the Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos em Recuperação de Empresas – IBR; Communication Director of IWIRC-Brazil, the Brazilian arm of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation; and board member of CamCMR – Câmara Especial de Resolução de Conflitos em Reestruturação de Empresas.
Bruno Barreto is a partner of LDCM Advogados. He has extensive experience assisting clients in transnational disputes, including arbitration and court and administrative litigation. His practice focuses particularly on contract and corporate issues related to various sectors, such as M&A, Banking, Capital Markets, Oil & gas, Construction, Real Estate, Telecommunications, and Technology.
Lawyer with extensive experience in complex, domestic, and transnational cases, Rodrigo holds a degree in Law from PUC-Rio and a master’s degree in International Law from UERJ and was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for International Comparative Law in Hamburg. Rodrigo participates in several academic projects in arbitration and contract law. He is associated with institutions such as the Henri Capitant Association of Comparative Law, Instituto de Direito Privado (IDiP), and the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr).
Experienced in civil and business litigation and credit recovery, Pedro was an associate of traditional Brazilian firms, such as Pinheiro Guimarães, and a partner of Motta, Fernandes Rocha. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Law from UERJ and a Post-Graduate degree in Civil Procedural Law and Private Law from PUC-Rio. The WWL ranking recognizes Pedro as a “National Leader – Brazil.”
Vitor works in court, arbitration, and administrative disputes of high complexity. Master in Contemporary Civil Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), he is specialized in International Commercial Arbitration from the American University – Washington College of Law. Vitor was a speaker at Willem C. VIS International Commercial Arbitration Moot and an advisor to Equipe de Competição e Estudos em Arbitragem Nacional e Internacional of FND/UFRJ.
Gabriel Penna Gomes is an associate lawyer with LDCM Advogados. Graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of the State of São Paulo (PUC-SP), he has experience in strategic judicial disputes involving debt restructuring, insolvency proceedings (court-approved and out-of-court reorganization and bankruptcy), and corporate litigation. Prior to joining LDCM Advogados, Gabriel was an associate in the area of Civil Litigation and Restructuring and Insolvency of Lefosse Advogados.
Ana Carolina Mello is an associate lawyer at LDCM Advogados. A Bachelor of Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Ana focuses on litigation, with experience in arbitration and extensive civil, business, and bankruptcy litigation.
Larissa Monaco Caranti is an associate lawyer at LDCM Advogados.
Lawyer graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo with experience in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Private International Law, Corporate Law, and Criminal Law.
João Marcelo Mathias is an associate lawyer at LDCM Advogados.
It is graduated from the State University of Rio de Janeiro with experience in Civil Litigation and Arbitration.
Pâmela Diedam is an associate lawyer at LDCM Advogados.
Attorney with experience and multidisciplinary involvement in advisory and complex dispute resolution, both in administrative and judicial contexts. Maintains continuous and specialized engagement in business law, restructuring, and insolvency, assisting debtors, creditors, hedge funds, acquirers, investors, and (national and foreign) administrators. Contributed to significant and notable structuring of distressed company mergers and acquisitions, high-value banking transactions, and cases involving the acquisition of assets under special circumstances (distressed assets). Holds a degree in Law from the State University of Maringá – UEM and a postgraduate degree in business law from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation – FGV. Was part of a judicial administration team and prior to joining LDCM, served as an associate at Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch, and Barreto Advogados.
Pedro Kurtz is an associate lawyer at LDCM Advogados.
Attorney with experience in academic research and in the practical areas of Civil Litigation and Arbitration, gained in both small and large law firms. Graduated in Law from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).