Lawyers at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown have a reputation of success in the most sensitive and complex litigation and arbitration cases and are familiar with arbitration in accordance with the rules of all major associations and traditional litigation in court. With a strong commitment to quality and client satisfaction, our approach emphasizes a practical understanding of our clients' business problems to ensure that the services provided match the levels required in any particular case, achieving our clients’ strategic and commercial objectives. We represent clients in complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes in a number of areas, identifying and putting in place the most advantageous business-oriented solutions.

From the moment clients retain our firm, we think through the entire case and look for creative ways to resolve the dispute at the earliest opportunity, at the lowest cost and with the least risk. The care with which we develop the legal and factual record during the trial is particularly important in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions, where the chances of prevailing at trial are diminished and victory may have to await a successful appeal.

Our lawyers represent clients before all judicial and administrative courts, as well as national and international arbitration bodies. The Litigation practice at Tauil & Chequer Advogados, in association with Mayer Brown (T&C) has substantial experience in negotiations and complex civil, corporate and commercial disputes.

Domestic and International Arbitration

Our Arbitration practice has seasoned lawyers with experience involving multiple jurisdictions and business sectors.  T&C lawyers are knowledgeable about the different dispute resolution mechanisms available and help clients find what best suits their needs.

We frequently represent corporations, companies, partnerships, financial institutions, insurers and governmental entities before such leading international arbitration bodies as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution/American Arbitration Association (ICDR/AAA). Our lawyers also appear regularly in such respected domestic institutions such as Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce and the Brazilian Center of Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA).

Due to its experience and reputation, our team has credibility with all parties, from opposing counsel to arbitrators, from mediators to the governing bodies of dispute resolution institutes.  Such credibility has been critical in resolution of disputes involving our clients.
Our team is experienced with the different types of procedures used in Common Law and Civil Law countries and is always mindful of the different treatment given to evidence and discovery in different jurisdictions.

In counseling our clients, we anticipate their risk exposure and help structure contract remedies for dispute negotiation and settlement before any problems arise.   Above all, T&C’s dispute resolution practice understands the need of clients to resolve controversies with the minimum disruption to their businesses and relationships in the overall market. Our lawyers are always aware that the client's main goal in resolving disputes is to preserve their business and their reputation.


Latin Lawyer 250, 2018
“Tauil & Chequer’s arbitration department has been steadily growing its profile in recent years owing to the team’s representation of international and domestic clients before the main arbitration institutions in Brazil and abroad. They are particularly visible on mining, oil and gas, energy, and construction cases.”

Latin Lawyer 250, 2019
Tauil & Chequer's disputes team is relatively new to the firm. Recent years have seen the firm aggressively expand and deepen the area through a series of lateral hires that have added a clutch new partners to the department's senior ranks. (…)The team has a noted set of arbitration work too.

Chambers Latin America, 2018
Singled out for its experience in commercial arbitration cases arising from the energy and construction industries.”

Chambers Latin America 2018
Full-service outfit with a growing presence in the dispute resolution arena. Singled out for its experience in commercial arbitration cases arising from the energy and construction industries.

Chambers Latin America 2017
"The firm is involved in an impressive volume of arbitrations." Full-service outfit with a growing presence in the dispute resolution arena. Singled out for its experience in oil and gas, energy, construction and commercial arbitration.

The Legal 500 2017
Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has 'a real understanding of urgency in addressing issues'.

Multi-jurisdictional litigation is a strength of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, which benefits from a strong international network.

The Legal 500 2016
Energy sector heavyweight Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown has invested strongly in the dispute resolution area, with the latest addition being Bernardo Weaver, who joined the firm’s São Paulo office in March 2016 and strengthens the anti-corruption and compliance side of the practice. Tax litigation is also an area of growth.

The Legal 500 2015
"The team at Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown leverages off the firm’s strength in the energy sector to act in litigation and arbitral proceedings."

Chambers Latin America 2014
"They stand out for their quality, diligence and ability to come up with fast solutions."