Arbitration and Mediation


Our role in this practice area focuses on the strategic management of local and international arbitration. We get involved from the pre-arbitration stage to analyze the strengths and weaknesses and formulate strategies of any particular case, and we see it all the way through to the arbitration or litigation stages, as the case may be. For each case, we make sure to conduct an in-depth analysis to get a comprehensive understanding of the case at hand, and to assess critical arguments that strengthen our client’s position.

We ensure to deliver to our clients the best legal representation possible through our highest standards of excellence and technical expertise, combined with our extensive practical arbitration experience and know-how on delivering the right message to the right audience. In addition, the business strategies of our clients are always taken into account so that the strategies executed by our team in and out of the proceedings are in line with the business goals of our clients. After all, conflicts and litigation are part of a company´s daily routine; however, they must not become an end-goal in itself.

Our team consists of outstanding well-trained professionals who are constantly sharpening their knowledge while combining technical expertise with a wide-ranging practical approach. Moreover, we constantly strive to uphold the highest ethical and moral values which serve as our compass in the practice of law. Undoubtedly, we always act with independence and enthusiasm but also with consideration, respect and care in the handling of our work on behalf of our clients.

Our experience includes arbitrations before institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CAM-CCBC), covering the following areas:

  • Construction and engineering
  • Business contracts in general
  • Distribution agreements
  • Complex insurance policies such as directors and officers liabilities (D&O)
  • Sports-related transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Dissolution/winding up of entities and exclusion of shareholders/members
  • Joint ventures and other corporate entities under conflict amongst shareholders/members

Our international experience also enables us to represent foreign clients in arbitration proceedings in Brazil (inbound arbitrations), or Brazilian clients in other jurisdictions (outbound arbitrations). This is done through consolidated partnerships with other leading law firms in countries such as Spain, England, France, United States, Trinidad & Tobago, and Chile, among others; as well as harnessing our team’s broad cultural knowledge and language fluency in English, Spanish, French, and Korean. A good number of our attorneys have earned advanced degrees and academic qualifications abroad and have been visiting attorneys with top law firms in other countries, including England, United States, France, Spain, and Korea.

  • Representation of a Brazilian construction company in LCIA arbitration involving a FIDIC Yellow Book contract for highway construction in Central America
  • Representation of a Brazilian construction company in ICC arbitration in Miami relating to contractual issues
  • Representation of a Brazilian construction company in ICC arbitration in paris relating to the financing of an engineering project in South America
  • Representation of a Brazilian company in CAM-CCBC arbitration relating to corporate and M&A issues in connection with a stadium used in the 2014 World Cup
  • Representation of a multinational pharmaceutical company in ICC arbitration relating to contractual issues
  • Representation of a US corporation in ICC arbitration based in São Paulo in which an international investment fund seeks the annulment of a corporate acquisition based on alleged defects relating to the business of the target

Análise Advocacia 500 - 2018


MNA was considered as one of the most admired offices in Brazil by the magazine/ranking “Análise 500 – 2018” in the following categories: Specialty – Arbitration / Fair Trade / Corporate / Tax; Economic Sectors – Food and Beverages/ Transportation and Logistics; Admired in which state – São Paulo. In addition, we congratulate our partner for being selected as most admired lawyer in the following categories: Specialty – Fair Trade (J. A. Miguel Neto); Economic Sectors – Food and Beverages (J. A. Miguel Neto); Admired in which state – São Paulo (J. A. Miguel Neto).

SÃO PAULO COURT MAINTAINS AN UNFAVORABLE EXTRAJUDICIAL DECISION TO THE SUBWAY

10 de August de 2018 | Press
O Metrô de São Paulo terá que pagar uma quantia extra, de cerca de R$ 10 milhões, ao consórcio responsável pelas obras da Linha 4-Amarela, que é formado pelas construtoras Tiisa e Comsa. Esse valor corresponde à retirada de material contaminado de um dos locais da construção - cujo o [...]Read More

JUDICIAL RECOVERY: “KNOWING THE RIGHT TIME TO FILE A CLAIM IS FUNDAMENTAL TO RESTRUCTURE THE BUSINESS ON TIME”

20 de June de 2018 | Press
Paulo Nasser, sócio do Miguel Neto Advogados, explica quais os requisitos para entrar com o pedido de recuperação judicial e como funciona o processo? O advogado também esclarece como funcionários dessas empresas são afetados pela medida.Read More

LIBRA DEBT ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS STALEMATED IN CODESP

14 de July de 2016 | Press
Confira a entrevista do Dr. Paulo Nasser, sócio do departamento contencioso cível, para o Valor EconômicoRead More

NEW CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE FAVORS QUICK CONCILIATION TO SMOOTH WAY TO AGREEMENT

28 de March de 2016 | Press
Confira a entrevista do Rodrigo Lucas Gama Alves, advogado do departamento contencioso cível, para o Conjur.Read More

NEW CPC

18 de March de 2016 | Press
Confira a citação do Dr. Paulo Nasser, sócio do departamento contencioso cível, para o Migalhas.Read More

SPANISH COMPANY STOPS WORK ON JOB SITES IN BRAZIL

14 de March de 2016 | Press
Confira a entrevista do Dr. Paulo Nasser, sócio do departamento contencioso cível, para o Correio Braziliense.Read More

DOWN-TIME FOR ABENGOA JOB SITES AFFECTING BRAZIL’S PLANS FOR ELECTRIC SECTOR

14 de March de 2016 | Press
Confira a entrevista do Dr. Paulo Nasser, sócio do departamento contencioso cível, para o Correio Braziliense.Read More

REORGANIZATION WILL BECOME “SHORTCUT” TO BANKRUPTCY

29 de February de 2016 | Press
Confira a entrevista do Dr. Paulo Nasser, sócio do departamento contencioso cível, para o Estadão.Read More

COURT-SUPERVISED REORGANIZATION MAY BE A SNARE

17 de November de 2015 | Press
Confira a entrevista do Dr. Paulo Magalhães Nasser , sócio do departamento contencioso cível, para o Estadão.Read More

NEW BOOK ON “LAWYERS’ FEES”

14 de August de 2015 | Press
Paulo Nasser e Rodrigo Lucas Gama Alves, do Contencioso Cível do MNA, colaboraram como autores do livro Honorários Advocatícios, recém-publicado pela Editora JusPODIVM.Read More

KEY CHANGES IN NEW CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE

10 de August de 2015 | Press
Confira a entrevista do Dr. Paulo Magalhães Nasser , sócio do departamento contencioso cível, para Jornal da Ordem.Read More

DISPUTES IN ARBITRATION ADD UP TO R$ 29 BILLION IN THE LAST TEN YEARS

27 de July de 2015 | Press
Paulo M. Nasser, sócio do contencioso cível e arbitragem. Leia aqui a matéria na íntegra.Read More

GROUP SEES FRAUD CLAIM ON NEYMAR SALE AND WILL RECEIVE R$85 MILLION

2 de April de 2015 | Press
Confira a entrevista do Dr. Paulo Magalhães Nasser , sócio do departamento contencioso cível, para Jornal Folha de São Paulo.Read More

JOURNAL: GROUP ANNOUNCES FRAUD IN NEYMAR SALE AND SAYS IT WILL CHARGE R$85 MILLION

2 de April de 2015 | Press
Paulo M. Nasser, advogado do contencioso cível e arbitragem. Leia aqui a matéria na íntegra.Read More

IV Congresso de Processo Civil de Florianópolis


Hoje começa o Congresso de Processo Civil de Florianopolis, evento anual que reunirá 1.200 participantes. Nosso sócio Paulo Magalhaes Nasser participará como palestrante no painel dedicado aos negócios jurídicos processuais.

ICCA - International Council for Commercial Arbitration


Our partner, Paulo Magalhães Nasser, participated in the workshop “Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration”, promoted by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), in Rio de Janeiro.

The event took place on May 7 in Rio de Janeiro.

Congresso de Direito Processual Civil


The Congress of Civil Procedural Law promoted by OAB Santos took place on June 18.

Our civil litigation partner, Paulo Magalhães Nasser, participated in the panel on “Binding Precedents and the Impacts of Advocacy”.

Harvard Law Brazilian Association Legal Symposium


From April 16th to 20th, the Law in the 21st Century symposium was held at the Harvard Law School, with the participation of jurists from various nationalities discussing current issues in the Brazilian and North American legal scenario.

The fight against corruption; the economic analysis of the law; the impacts of artificial intelligence; and alternative forms of dispute resolution were prominent themes of the event.

Our partner Paulo Magalhães Nasser was one of the exhibitors, addressing aspects of international dispute resolution by arbitration.

Our office, following its guideline of encouraging technical and scientific deepening, was one of the sponsors of the event.

CBar 2017


Paulo Magalhães Nasser, the head partner for the litigation and arbitration department at MNA, was a member of the XVI International Arbitration Congress, which was sponsored by the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr).  The event took place in Gramado, State of Rio Grande do Sul, on September 24-26, with the central theme being “Due Process in Arbitration.”  Paulo Nasser was part of an international panel entitled “Due Process of Law and Judicial Control of Arbitration Awards (Recognition and Annulment).”

Press Conference - DIS - Neymar Case


On March 29, 2017, our client DIS held a press conference in relation to its lawsuit against Neymar Jr. and Barcelona FC, together with MNA partner Paulo Magalhães Nasser, Grupo Sonda’s president and DIS’ CEO.