Domingos Fernando Refinetti

Telephone: +55 11 3755-5409
Languages: Portuguese, English, Italian, French and Spanish

Practice Area(s):
Arbitration and Mediation
Consumer Law and Product Liability
Insolvency and Restructuring
Fraud Prevention and Asset Recovery
Dispute Resolution and Prevention
Asset Recovery

Domingos works in the dispute resolution and prevention, representing clients in civil litigation, administrative proceedings and arbitration areas, with particular focus on civil, commercial, corporate, contractual, aviation and consumer law matters. He also has recognized expertise in bankruptcy and corporate reorganization. He is co-author of the book “Money Laundering and Asset Recovery: Brazil, Nigeria, United Kingdom and Switzerland”.


Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (USP) – 1976.

Specialization in Business Administration from the Business Administration School of São Paulo – Fundação Getúlio Vargas (CEAG-FGV) – 1991.

Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, the .International Bar Association, Turnaround Management Association and IBR – Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos de Recuperação de Empresas.


Domingos is recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the main acting lawyers in Brazil in Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Product Liability, having been referred by interviewees as a reputed litigator known for his “assertive profile and extremely strategic vision.” They add: “He is great and very experienced.” He is admired for his track record in sophisticated disputes, preventive litigation counselling and administrative proceedings before the public authorities. Other sources describe him as “a very good, experienced and intellectually well-prepared lawyer” who “always delivers what he promises.” (Chambers Latin America 2019).

He is also listed as a standout practitioner in Restructuring & Insolvency, Asset Recovery and Business Crime Defence and Investigations by Who’s Who Legal Brazil and in Litigation, Asset Recovery and Business Crime Defence by Who’s Who Legal.

The Legal 500 also listed Domingos as leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution, and recommends him in Bankruptcy and Restructuring and Dispute Resolution (The Legal 500 Latin America 2018).

Domingos is in the “LACCA Approved” list of recommended lawyers for 2019, voted by in-house counsel in Latin America, as one of the best Litigation lawyers to work with.

Domingos is also listed as one of the most admired attorneys in Brazil by the publication “Análise Advocacia 500” 2018.

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