About this office:
Brandão Couto, Wigderowitz & Pessoa Advogados is a firm specialized in civil, judicial, arbitral and administrative litigation, as well as in the prevention of disputes.
The direct focus on civil litigation allows us to provide legal counseling of high quality with quickness, efficiency, strategic orientation and personalized assistance. We aim at establishing a partnership relation with our clients under which their interests and needs are met and the development of efficient, exclusive and creative preventive or corrective solutions is carried out.
Our team comprises highly qualified lawyers from litigation departments of big firms, holding a consistent academic background and a wide experience before courts and in national and international arbitrations.
We also have a broad experience in significant judicial lawsuits, taking care of themes considered strategic by our clients. We also work preventively with our clients, identifying causes and risk factors that could potentially become disputes.
We also have a long expertise in managing accounts with a large number of lawsuits, and count with an efficient structure of process management to meet any need in this field.
We have offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Niterói, with correspondents in all the Brazilian states, and associations with firms operating in other Law areas. We have at our disposal a complete operational and technological infrastructure, including systems of document management and process monitoring.
Our main practice areas are:
Advisory practice related to arbitration;
Draft of arbitral clauses and compromises;
Practice in national and international arbitral procedures: ad hoc arbitration and arbitral chambers;
Homologation and enforcement of foreign arbitral rulings.
Practice in administrative lawsuits before the Central Bank of Brazil, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission, the National Telecommunications Agency, the National Electrical Energy Agency and other regulating agencies.
Practice before the courts in all areas of Civil and Commercial Law, especially:
Banking and Financial Law;
Administrative and Regulatory Law;
Representation of creditors in bankruptcy and judicial recoveries;
Litigation before the Federal Supreme Court and the Superior Court of Justice, including homologation of foreign rulings and enforcement of letters rogatory.
Advisory practice related to Consumer Law;
Draft and review of contracts, warranty terms and post-sales, advertising pieces and product packaging;
Review of internal procedures, organization of data banks and information support, and orientation to call centers and consumer services;
Practice in administrative procedures and civil trials;
Practice in lawsuits concerning individual and collective consumer relations;
Practice in public civil actions;
Advisory in drafting and executing Terms of Conduct Adjustment.
Management of Accounts Holding a Large Amount of Lawsuits
Development of stock management policy, aiming at controlling the tendency of its ongoing increase, creating mechanisms to keep it stable and, if possible, to allow its gradual reduction throughout the time until the closing of the process;
Definition of Policies of Agreements and Resources, aiming at reducing the stock and speeding up the closing of the actions;
Development of training routines, aiming at integrating the lawyers with several areas/departments;
Definition, together with the client, of actions, aiming at preventing lawsuits by means of review of the commercial and legal procedures adopted by the company;
Draft of processual and management reports customized to meet the specific request of each client;
Development of defense theses for the main objects, aiming at harmonizing the legal strategies;
Practice in due diligence, aiming at identifying a diagnosis and performance of an action plan with several scopes:
Construction and review of basis data records;
Identification of the main offenders (plaintiffs and objects);
Identification of the necessary evidences for the success of the company;
Control of seizures and identification of amounts to be raised with possible accounting adjustment;
Review and adjustment of contingencies (prognoses);
Adoption of measures to shorten the closing of the processes (core of negotiation and emergency petitions).