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Rafael de Carvalho Passaro

Rafael has gathered a 15-year experience in dispute resolution and prevention, representing clients in civil litigation, administrative proceedings and arbitration, with particular focus on civil, commercial, corporate, contractual and consumer law matters.


Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (USP) – 1998. Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo – Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) – 1995. Postgraduate Degree (Lato Sensu) in Civil Procedure from Facoltà Degli Studi di Firenze in Italy – 2002. Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Associação dos Advogados de São Paulo and Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem – CBAr.


Rafael is recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the main active lawyers in Brazil in Litigation, Arbitration and Product Liability, having been praised by his clients as “a well-known arbitration lawyer” who is “extremely committed, capable and widely recognised for the quality of his arbitration practice.” (Chambers Latin America 2017).

Rafael is also listed as one of the most admired attorneys in Brazil by the publication “Análise Advocacia 500″ 2017.

He was awarded the Client Choice Awards 2015 for Arbitration & ADR in Brazil, by the International Law Office.

The Legal 500 also recommends Rafael in Dispute Resolution (The Legal 500 Latin America 2017).

Rafael mentioned by Latin Lawyer 250 2016 for its performance in Litigation, having been referred by his clients as “one of the most intelligent and well-prepared lawyers I know”

Rafael is in the “LACCA Approved” list of recommended lawyers for 2018, voted by in-house counsel in Latin America, as one of the best Litigation lawyers to work with.

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