Litigation and Arbitration

The firm provides strategic preventive advice as well as pre-litigation assistance and is recognized for its expertise in representing the interests of its clients in judicial and arbitral disputes, particularly in matters related to real estate law, construction law, business, and corporate law, as well as inheritance law, bankruptcies, and judicial recoveries. Additionally, the firm handles both judicial and extrajudicial measures to recover credits and assets.

The partners and attorneys within the Litigation and Arbitration department meticulously build each case, paying close attention to details and focusing on developing the most suitable and effective strategy, considering applicable procedural and substantive law, to achieve the best possible outcome. This may involve maximizing gains, avoiding losses, or minimizing potential damages.

In addition to appearing before all national courts, including the Supreme Court, the practice of Litigation and Arbitration also involves the use of alternative dispute resolution methods (negotiation, mediation, dispute boards, etc.).

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Gustavo Padilha Advogados has been highly recommended by Leaders League in the Real Estate sector. Furthermore, the partner Gustavo Padilha himself has been recommended among the best Real Estate lawyers in Brazil. Leaders League is a global reference for evaluating law firms around the world.


Gustavo Padilha Advogados is ranked in “Tier 1” for Real Estate practice in Brazil by The Legal 500. Additionally, Gustavo Pinheiro Guimarães Padilha has been recognized in the Hall of Fame for his exceptional contributions to the Real Estate field. The renowned guide has been acknowledging law firms for 33 years across more than 150 jurisdictions, conducting comprehensive research and providing a detailed overview of the global legal market.


Gustavo Padilha Advogados is among the most admired law firms in the country in the specialties of Real Estate, Food, Beverage, and Tobacco, as well as Construction and Engineering. They have also received recognition in the regional category UF – Rio de Janeiro. Moreover, the partner Luciana Henriques Ismael has been highlighted in the areas of Real Estate and Food, Beverage, and Tobacco, while Gustavo Nunes received recognition in Construction and Engineering.


The female lawyers of Gustavo Padilha Advogados are among the most admired in Brazil according to the Análise Advocacia Mulher 2023 ranking. This publication is released annually during the International Women’s Month as a means of promoting gender equality within the legal profession.

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