Rafael de Carvalho Passaro

Telephone: +55 11 3755-5405
Languages: Portuguese, English and Italian
Email: rpassaro@stoccheforbes.com.br

Practice Area(s):
Arbitration and Mediation
Consumer Law and Product Liability
Dispute Resolution and Prevention

Rafael has gathered a 20-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. Sources describe him as “an experienced lawyer who benefits from a precise strategic perspective.” One impressed client says: “He is an excellent practitioner and I always instruct him to deal with strategic litigation and arbitration cases.” Other sources say: “He is technically very capable and engenders confidence from clients.” (Chambers Latin America 2019).

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

The Legal 500 also recommends Rafael in Dispute Resolution (The Legal 500 Latin America 2018).

Rafael 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.

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