Founding Partner

Marcelo Muriel

Education

  • University of São Paulo – Law degree (1985);
  • Cambridge University – Certificate of Proficiency in English (1982);
  • University of São Paulo – Degree in Philosophy (1980/81 incomplete);

Career

  • Founding Partner at Muriel Medici Franco and senior partner of the firm (2021 to date);
  • Founding Partner at Muriel Medici Franco and senior partner of the firm (2016/2021);
  • Founding Partner at Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados (2005/2015);
  • Intern, Associate and Partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados (1983/2005);
  • Foreign stagiaire at Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu in Tokyo, Japan (1992);

Expertise

  • Extensive practice as counsel, lead counsel and co-counsel in domestic and international dispute resolution, with emphasis on cross-border litigation, product liability and tort litigation, corporate disputes, construction, infrastructure, energy, financial transactions, domestic and international arbitration;
  • Experience as party-appointed arbitrator and chairman of arbitral tribunals in domestic and international arbitrations;

Associations

  • Former chairman of the Arbitration Committee of the São Paulo Bar;
  • Member of the ICC Latin American Group of International Arbitration;
  • Member of the IBA – International Bar Association;

Foreign languages

  • Proficiency in English;
  • Fluency in Spanish and French;
  • Intermediate knowledge of Italian and Japanese (conversation only);

International recognition

  • Chambers Latin America – Brazil, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration;
  • Chambers Global – Brazil, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration;
  • Who’s Who Legal Brazil: Arbitration, Litigation and Product Liability Defence;
  • LACCA Approved – Arbitration;
  • Expert Guides – Commercial Arbitration;
  • Análise Advocacia – Arbitration and Chemical Sector;

mmuriel@muriel.adv.br

+55 11 2124-3716

Partner

Danilo Orenga

Education

  • Pontifical Catholic University – Law degree (2011);
  • Getúlio Vargas Foundation – Specialization in Business Contracts (2013);
  • Pontifical Catholic University – Master of Laws in Civil Law (2020);

Career

  • Partner at Muriel Advogados (2021 até o presente);
  • Senior Associate at KLA Advogados (2008/2021);

Expertise

  • Danilo has a strong background and extensive track record in arbitration proceedings and judicial claims focused on business, commercial, corporate and contractual matters, advising relevant players in strategic and complex disputes. His practice includes pre-litigation advice, negotiation and representation as counsel in a diversified dispute spectrum;

Associations

  • OAB;
  • AASP;
  • CBAR;

Foreign languages

  • English;
  • French;
  • Spanish;

International recognition

  • The Legal 500 – Rising Star, Dispute Resolution: Litigation;
  • Leaders League – Recommended Lawyer: Litigation;
  • Análise 500 – Litigation and Pharmaceutical sector;

dorenga@muriel.adv.br

+55 11 2124-3716

Associate

Carolina Naves

Education

  • Presbiterian Mackenzie University – Law Degree (2019);

Career

  • Associate at Muriel Advogados (2021 to date);
  • Associate at KLA Advogados (2020/2021);
  • Intern at KLA Advogados (2019/2020);

Expertise

  • Carolina has experience in acting in complex litigation and representing clients in arbitration, judicial and administrative proceedings in the most varied types of disputes, such as business conflicts, civil construction, energy, infrastructure, among others;

Foreign languages

  • Inglês;

cnaves@muriel.adv.br

+55 11 2124-3716

Associate

Fernanda Cominato Nemr

Education

  • University of São Paulo – Law degree (2019);

Career

  • Associate at Muriel Advogados (2021 to date);
  • Intern, Legal Assistant and Associate at Muriel Medici Franco (2016/2021);
  • Intern at Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados (2016);

Expertise

  • Fernanda has experience in acting in complex litigation and representing clients in arbitration, judicial and administrative proceedings in the most varied types of disputes, such as business conflicts, civil construction, energy, infrastructure, among others;

Associations

  • Founder of the USP Student Arbitration Group – GARB-USP;
  • Member of the Brazilian Association of Arbitration Students – ABEArb;
  • Member of INOVARB Amcham;
  • Member of Young ICCA – International Council for Commercial Arbitration;

Foreign languages

  • English;

fernanda@muriel.adv.br

+55 11 2124-3716

Associate

Giovanny F. Russo

Education

  • Presbiterian Mackenzie University – Graduation in Law (2013);
  • Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Lato sensu post-graduation in Business Law (2017);
  • FGV Award for Best Course Conclusion Paper – Theme “The (in) applicability of the penal clause in the context of the departure from the non-indemnity clause”;

Career

  • Associate at Muriel Advogados (2021 to date);
  • Associate at Muriel Medici Franco Advogados (2020/2021);
  • Associate at Migliore Watanabe Figueira Advogados (2020);
  • Associate at Tepedino Migliore Berezowski Poppa Advogados (2019/2020);
  • Associate at Muriel Medici Franco Advogados (2016/2019);
  • Associate at Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados (2015/2016);
  • Intern and Associate at Trench Rossi Watanabe Advogados (2012/2015);
  • Intern at Dias Carneiro Advogados (2011/2012);

Expertise

  • Giovanny has experience in acting in complex litigation and representing clients in arbitration, judicial and administrative proceedings in the most varied types of disputes, such as business conflicts, civil construction, energy, infrastructure, among others;

Foreign languages

  • English;

grusso@muriel.adv.br

+55 11 2124-3716

Associate

Yasmim Fortes

Education

  • University of São Paulo – Law degree (2018);

Career

  • Associate at Muriel Advogados (2021 to date);
  • Associate at KLA Advogados (2019/2021);
  • Intern at KLA Advogados (2017/2018);
  • Intern at Pinheiro Neto (2014/2017);

Expertise

  • Yasmim has experience in acting in complex litigation and representing clients in arbitration, judicial and administrative proceedings in the most varied types of disputes, such as business conflicts, civil construction, energy, infrastructure, among others;

Foreign languages

  • English;

yfortes@muriel.adv.br

+55 11 2124-3716

The Firm

Muriel Advogados is a dispute resolution boutique, specialized in arbitration, mediation and strategic litigation, led by its founding partner Marcelo Muriel, who has nearly 40 years of experience in conducting highly complex litigation. The team’s scope of work ranges from preparing and advising its clients throughout the pre-litigation phase to conducting arbitration proceedings, judicial or administrative proceedings, in addition to acting in the negotiation of settlement agreements. The team of lawyers is experienced, qualified and recognized by the most important rankings and national and international publications.

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Practice Areas

Arbitration

The lawyers from Muriel Advogados are specialized in domestic and international arbitration proceedings

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Complex litigation

Muriel Advogados has extensive experience in representing national and international clients

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