Walfrido is one of Warde Advogados’ founding partners and has extensive experience in corporate and capital markets’ disputes.
He holds an LLB from the USP Faculty of Law, a degree in Philosophy from the USP Philosophy, Languages and Human Sciences Faculty, and received his LLM from the New York University School of Law. Walfrido is also a Doctor of Commercial Law from the USP Faculty of Law and was a Research scholar at the Max-Planck Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatsrecht (Hamburg) in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008.
•President of the Institute for Reform of State and Company Relations – IREE.
•Member of the Institute of Applied Corporate Law – IDSA.
•Member of the Brazilian Jurimetrics Association – ABJ.
•Member of the CIESP-FIESP body of arbitrators.
•Member of the Brazilian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association’s Regulatory Committee (ABVCAP).
•Joint sponsor of Bill No. 4,303/12 (Special Regime for Simplified Joint Stock Corporations).
•Co-author of the Action Plan to Save the National Infrastructure Project.
•Author of more than a dozen technical books, including “Applied Corporate Law” (Direito Societário Aplicado) and the best-seller
“The Spectacle of Corruption” (O Espetáculo da Corrupção).
Rudi Alberto Lehmann Júnior
Rudi is one of Warde Advogados’ founding partners and specializes in civil, environmental and real estate litigation.
He has an LLB from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University and specialized in Civil Procedure and Labor Law at PUC-SP.
Rudi is a member of the São Paulo Attorneys Institute, IASP.
Valdir Moysés Simão
Valdir is one of the country’s foremost experts on Brazil’s anticorruption law. He has very broad experience in compliance matters, internal investigations, administrative disciplinary proceedings, leniency agreements, corporate ethics and State-corporate relationships.
He holds a Doctorate in Law from the University of Salamanca and a Master’s Degree in Social Security System Management and Direction from the University of Alcalá. He is also a post-graduate Professor and Lecturer in Law.
Valdir is a member of the FIESP Strategic Board and the Movimento Brasil Competitivo Board.
Previously in his career, his other positions have included President of the INSS, Treasury Secretary, Assistant Secretary at the Federal Revenue Service and Executive Secretary of the President’s Executive Office.
Valdir spent 29 years as a tax auditor for the Federal Revenue Service.
He has also served as Minister of Planning, Budgets and Management and Head of the Federal Comptroller General, where he regulated the Anticorruption Act and instituted corporate administrative liability proceedings, compliance programs and leniency agreements.
Leandro Daiello Coimbra
Leandro was Director General of Brazil’s Federal Police from 2011 to 2017, when Brazil’s biggest ever anticorruption investigations, including Operation Carwash, took place. He has a very detailed understanding of internal investigations.
Leandro was a Federal Police chief for over 22 years and has experience policing against drugs, smuggling, money-laundering and organized crime. He has also served as Federal Police Superintendent in São Paulo.
He holds a degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Río Grande do Sul and an MBA in Public Safety Management from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation.
Carlos Renato de Azevedo Ferreira
Carlos is currently President of the recently-created Brazilian Football Ethics Commission, an independent and autonomous body operating outside the CBF’s control.
He was previously an appellate judge prior to retiring from the São Paulo State Court of Appeals and Founder and First President of the São Paulo Magistrates’ Academy and Director of the TJSP São Paulo Magistrates’ School.
Carlos was also the Creator, Coordinator and President of the First World Congress of Magistrates’ Schools, which was held in São Paulo.
He is also an Advising Magistrate at CEPES - the Research and Study Center at the First Civil Appeals Court in the State of São Paulo.
Alfredo Sérgio Lazzareschi Neto
Alfredo is a partner specializing in corporate law, civil proceedings, arbitration, contract law, the CVM and corporate matters.
He is also an arbitrator, mainly on corporate and investment fund matters.
He has authored a book called “The Annotated Corporations Act” (Lei das Sociedades por Ações Anotada).
Alfredo is a member of the Porto Seguro S.A. Fiscal Council, the Alpargatas Audit Committee and a Board member at CONJUR - the Superior Board for Legal and Legislative Affairs at the São Paulo State Federation of Industry (FIESP).
Alfredo received his LLB from the USP Faculty of Law.
José Luiz Bayeux Neto
José is a partner who represents clients in corporate disputes and credit recovery matters.
He has an LLB and Master's degree in Civil Law from the USP Faculty of Law.
Renato is a partner representing clients in corporate disputes and compliance and anticorruption matters.
He received his Master’s degree and Doctorate in Civil Law from the USP Faculty of Law, an LLM from the University of Virginia School of Law and his LLB from the Mackenzie University.
Renato previously worked on the international arbitration and white-collar teams at King & Spalding in New York and Houston and Clifford Chance in São Paulo.
He is a member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee - CBAr
Fernando Antonio Maia da Cunha
Fernando is a consulting partner at Warde Advogados and a specialist in corporate law.
He was a career magistrate at the TJSP from January 1981 until his retirement in September 2019. During his tenure he was President of the Private Law Section in 2010/2011 and a member of the Superior Council of Magistrates, when he proposed creation of the Reserved Chamber of Business Law (Res. 538/2011). He was also a member of the 1st Chamber of Business Law from 2012 to 2016 and the 4th Chamber of Private Law from 2005 to 2019.
Fernando also spent several years at the São Paulo Electoral Courts. He was a Judge for the 5th Zone of the Capital, Electoral Propaganda Enforcement Judge when Law 9504/98 was passed and sat on the TRE Bench from 2002 to 2004.
In the academic arena, Fernando was Director of the São Paulo Magistrates School from 2014 to 2016, elected by the TJSP Bench and a member of the Superior Board at ENFAM - the National School for Magistrate Training and Improvement, a position to which he was also elected by the STJ Bench. He was also Coordinator and Assistant Professor on five Post-Graduate Business Law courses at the EPM (5th to 9th), from 2012 to 2019, and Coordinator and Assistant Professor on the Post-Graduate course in Contemporary Private Law at the Sorocaba Faculty of Law. He has written a number of articles and coordinated the book “CCP, A Magistrate’s Perspective” (CPC, Perspectivas da Magistratura), a collection of essays by multiple authors. Fernando holds a Master’s degree in Commercial Law from PUC-SP.
Marco Antonio Marques da Silva
Marco is a consulting partner at Warde Advogados and a specialist in corporate criminal law.
He was a career magistrate at the São Paulo State Court of Appeals from 1983 to 2019 and sat as an Appellate Judge for the 6th Criminal Chamber. He also sat as substitute Magistrate on the Superior Electoral Court and the São Paulo Criminal Court of Appeals (TACRIM-SP). He was Judge for the 3rd Criminal Court in the District of São Paulo.
In the academic arena, Marco is a Full Professor (Master, Doctor and Associate Professor) in Criminal Procedural Law at the PUC-SP Faculty of Law, Visiting Professor at the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law and Full Professor at the European University (Lisbon/Portugal). He has a post-doctoral degree in Financial Criminal Law from the University of Coimbra (Portugal).
Fernando is also a Member of the National Education Board - Superior Chamber of Education; a Member of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, President of the Brazilian Academy of Criminal Law, Cultural Director at the Portugal House in São Paulo, Coordinator of the Criminal Procedural Law Research Center (Master’s and Doctoral) at PUC-SP, Director and Collaborating Partner at the São Paulo Attorneys’ Institute (IASP) and a Member of the Cyberspace Legal Investigation Center at the Lisbon University Faculty of Law.
Alexandre is a senior associate at Warde Advogados. He specializes in corporate and civil litigation, arbitration, bankruptcy and administrative law (public bids and administrative contracts, public civil actions and administrative misconduct proceedings).
He holds an LLB from the Faculty of Law at the Rio de Janeiro State University - UERJ, where he spent an academic semester studying at the University of Florence Faculty of Law in Italy.
He also completed an extension course on Public Bids and Administrative Contracts at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation - FGV Rio.
Alexandre has a postgraduate degree in Commercial Arbitration from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro - PUC-Rio.
Álvaro Adelino Marques Bayeux
He has an LLB from the USP Faculty of Law, a post-graduate degree in Infrastructure Law from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation -GVLaw and received his Master’s degree in Economic Law and Economic Policy from the USP Faculty of Law.
Caetano de Vasconcellos Neto
Caetano is a partner whose work focuses on banking and regulatory law.
He is a former Legal Director at the Credit Guarantor Fund (FCG) and a member of its Board of Directors.
He writes for the Banking and Capital Markets Law Review (RT) and other legal publications, newspapers and websites and is a guest member of the National Financial System’s Center for Advanced Studies on Regulation - NEASF - at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation - FGV Law RIO.
Caetano has vast experience in structured operations on financial markets and with special banking Resolution regimes decreed by the Central Bank of Brazil.
Cássio de Alencar Teles Barreto
As a senior associate at Warde Advogados, Cássio focuses on litigation and the Superior Courts.
He holds an LLB from the Federal District University - UDF and a specialist qualification in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure from the Brasiliense Institute of Public Law - IDP.
Cássio is a guest researcher on anticorruption and compliance law at the Brasiliense Institute of Public Law - IDP (2015).
He is also a specialist in Public Law, certified by the Brasilia University Center - UniCEUB.
Felipe Emmanuel de Figueiredo
Felipe is a Warde Advogados partner who specializes in judicial litigation and arbitration.
He graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo in 2015.
He holds a post-graduate degree in Business Law from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation’s São Paulo School of Law.
Felipe is also a member of INOVARB - the New Arbitration Specialists’ Initiative, a group linked with AMCHAM - the US Chamber of Commerce - that studies and debates arbitration.
Felipe Rafael Sousa
Felipe is a Warde Advogados senior associate specializing in risk analysis and internal controls.
He holds an LLB from the FMU.
He is currently studying for a post-graduate degree in Civil Procedure the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo.
Gabriel Ciriaco Lira
Gabriel is a partner at Warde Advogados.
He received his Master’s degree in State Law from PUC/SP.
He is General Secretary of the National OAB Institutional Relations Commission, a Consulting Member of the National OAB Infrastructure Commission and a former consulting member of the national advocacy school.
Guilherme Ferreira Coelho Lippi
Guilherme is a Warde Advogados partner specializing in corporate and commercial matters, particularly corporate (M&A), capital markets and commercial contract transactions.
He has an LLB from the FMU University, an LLM in corporate law from INSPER and a specialization in corporate law, capital markets, corporate agreements and business practices from the National Institute of Social Sciences.
He is also a member of the Legal Affairs Committee at the São Paulo State Federation of Industry - FIESP.
Jamile Cruzes Moysés Simão
Jamile is Warde Advogados senior associate with experience in judicial and administrative litigation and with the Superior Courts.
She has an LLB from the Brasilia University Center - UniCEB (2016) and a degree in Social Sciences from the University of Brasilia (2014).
She is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Constitutional Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo - PUC.
Jamile is also a researcher with the “Constitutional Justice and Interpretation: STF” group at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo - PUC.
Luciano Mendes de Oliveira
Luciano is a Warde Advogados associate specializing in corporate and commercial consultancy and litigation.
Luciano received his LLB from the USP Faculty of Law and a degree in Business Administration from EAESP - FGV.
Luísa Gomes da Silva
Luísa is a Warde Advogados associate specializing in judicial litigation and arbitration.
She holds an LLB from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo - PUC.
Pedro Henrique Adoglio Benradt
Pedro, a Warde Advogados senior associate, focuses on compliance, anticorruption and commercial and corporate counseling (particularly corporate transactions/M&A, capital markets and commercial contracts).
He has an LLB from the Mackenzie University and received his LLM in Corporate Law from INSPER.
Rodrigo Jesuíno Bittencourt
Rodrigo is a Warde Advogados partner focusing on litigation, arbitration, corporate law and the capital markets.
He holds an LLB from the University of São Paulo - USP Faculty of Law and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Commercial Law from the University of São Paulo Faculty of Law.
Vinicius Fernando Leite Oliveira
Vinicius is a Warde Advogados associate focusing on civil and corporate litigation.
He holds a Law degree from the University of São Paulo Faculty of Law and is a member of the OAB São Paulo subsection.