Civil Litigation

MAZZUCCO & MELLO ADVOGADOS represents Brazilian and multinational clients in legal proceedings in every jurisdiction of the Judiciary branch, in state and federal courts and in superior courts. The activity of the law firm is focused on disputes involving consumption relationships, capital markets, antitrust, construction and power industries, corporate law, agribusiness, contractual law, administrative contracts, insurance, IT and internet law, family and succession law, project finance, real estate, corporate transactions (M&A), environmental law and disputes involving public companies and their shareholders.

A multidisciplinary approach enables the civil litigation group of our firm to act in complex issues, involving different areas of the law and commercial practice.

MAZZUCCO & MELLO ADVOGADOS has recognized experience in litigation involving international clients and a broad network of relationships with renown law firms in all continents. The firm has recently set up an office in China. These enables the law firm to act with excellence in multi-jurisdiction litigations.

With such purpose, the firm provides its clients with services in the following segments:

  • Commercial Disputes;
  • Disputes involving financial institutions;
  • Disputes on contractual interpretations;
  • Disputes against government bodies;
  • Corporate disputes;
  • Competition disputes
  • Civil liability;
  • Consumption relationships; and
  • Strategic credit recovery.

In addition to its practice on civil litigation, MAZZUCCO & MELLO ADVOGADOS is a reference on consulting services to in the preventive and pre-litigation phases, offering alternatives to avoid the filing of administrative complaints and legal proceedings, negotiating with the Public Prosecutors’ Office and Brazilian regulatory authorities to create alternative solutions for resolving conflicts.

Pre-litigation Consultancy
  • Legal analysis about the pre-litigation situation involving a leading British company in loss adjustment and its role in an accident involving a Petrobras off-shore platform.
Strategic Civil Litigation
  • Elaboration of a lawsuit on behalf of the Taxi Association for the imposition of regulatory limits on transportation app companies. The lawsuit was the first of its kind in Brazil and was followed by many afterwards. In the end, after this demand and pressure from taxi drivers, the authorities decided to regulate such apps.
  • Lawsuit to discuss a agricultural contract and an incorrect collection for seeds not delivered on behalf of the world leading company in seeds and agribusiness. The case represents a positive precedent for other consumer discussions.
  • Acted in a lawsuit on behalf of a leading Chinese company of technology, artificial intelligence and internet; with values of R$ 70 million, discussing unfair competition with phone apps. This was the first lawsuit of its kind in Brazil.
  • Acted in a suit for damages on behalf of a leading Chinese technology company, for alleged incorrect photography usage of Rio de Janeiro para the digital promotion of the Olympic Games in Rio.
  • Acted in a civil lawsuit on behalf of Baidu debating the "right to be forgotten", filed by a person that committed a sex crime and wanted the news of the event to be removed from the internet.
  • Defended Baidu in a damage claim from a social network user who had her image put up on a social network of supposed sexual content without her authorization.
  • Defended a plastic surgeon in a damage claim for alleged medical mistake.
  • Acted on behalf of the owner of a website made to discuss issues of the Mormon community to defend him from a civil suit that aimed to shut the site down over supposed intellectual property violation claims.
  • Civil responsibility lawsuit of an administrator por losses in a company of R$8 million. Acted on behalf of the administrator of the Italian Telemarketing company, resulting in a negotiated deal of R$400 thousand in the labor suit and the cancellation of the civil suit.
  • Acted on behalf of a leading Brazilian videogame and game company in a high complexity commercial litigation involving foreign jurisdiction, resulting in a negotiation that canceled the lawsuit with a payment of R$300 thousand and the rest to be decided by international arbitration.
  • Acted on behalf of a microcredit financial institution in an affirmative covenant suit with damages and discussion of contractual and corporate issues involving about R$1 million, relative to a contract with the M&A of each part. The obligations of the adverse party were not met.
  • Collective Civil Class Action to guarantee rights of retirees of Sabesp
  • Filed a lawsuit to preserve intellectual property rights (brands) of an American owned TV channel for music, videoclips and other entertainment.
  • Managed the portfolio of credit recovery, monition actions, and executions on behalf of a large financial institution.
  • Managed the portfolio of credit recovery, monition actions, and executions on behalf of a large financial institution.
  • Managed the portfolio of a large international financial institution, acquisitive prescription suits, compulsory adjudication, as well as civil report about several properties renounced in M&A.
  • Defended a leading pipeline company in damage claims.
  • Managing litigation portfolio of major pharmaceutical company including disputes with commercial agents and administrative environmental procedures.
  • Lawsuit to discuss an agricultural contract and an incorrect collection for seeds not delivered on behalf of the world leading company in seeds and agribusiness. The case represents a positive precedent for other consumer discussions.
  • Acted in a lawsuit on behalf of a leading Chinese company of technology, artificial intelligence and internet; with values of R$ 70 million, discussing unfair competition with phone apps. This was the first lawsuit of its kind in Brazil.
  • Acted in a suit for damages on behalf of a leading Chinese technology company, for alleged incorrect photography usage of Rio de Janeiro para the digital promotion of the Olympic Games in Rio.
  • Acted in a civil lawsuit on behalf of Baidu debating the "right to be forgotten", filled by a person that committed a sex crime and wanted the news of the event to be removed from the internet.
  • Defended internet Chinese company in a moral damage claim from a social network user who had her image put up on a social network of supposed sexual content without her authorization.
  • Defended a plastic surgeon in a damage claim for alleged medical mistake.
  • Acted on behalf of the owner of a website made to discuss issues of the Mormon community to defend him from a civil suit that aimed to shut the site down over supposed intellectual property violation claims.
  • Defended a light bulb industrial company, involving lawsuits and executions, filling of pre-executive pleas, execution embargos and negotiations with banks over R$50 million.
  • Defended an industrial plastic company in lawsuits involving executions, pre-executive pleas, execution embargos and bank negotiations of debts of R$26 million.
  • Represented shareholders of an industrial plastic company in many lawsuits involving executions, pre-executive pleas, execution embargos and bank negotiations of debts of R$20 million.
  • Represented an engineering company in a petition for court-supervised reorganization and many lawsuits involving executions, pre-executive pleas, execution embargos and bank negotiations of debts of R$20 million.
  • Represented an engineering company in a petition for court-supervised reorganization and many lawsuits involving executions, pre-executive pleas, execution embargos and bank negotiations of debts of R$36 million.
  • Represented an engineering company in a petition for court-supervised reorganization and many lawsuits involving executions, pre-executive pleas, execution embargos and bank negotiations of debts of R$36 million.
  • Defending a livestock association contract rights against the integrator, a major Brazilian food company.
  • Defending companies in damage claim having up to 100 million in dispute; defending airline company in damage claim about aircraft crash
Judicial Divorce
  • Legal counsel for a judicial divorce of an executive involving family patrimony of R$6 million.
Divorce Litigation
  • Legal counsel for a judicial divorce of an executive involving child custody and living abroad.
Strategic Management of portfolio of civil lawsuits
  • Conducted the portfolio of active and passive civil lawsuits, on behalf of a subcontracting service and BPO business group, with over 500 lawsuits at a total value over R$1.4 billion, including the direct coordination of 4 lawyers, 2 paralegals and courtroom lawyer team.
  • Conducted the portfolio of passive civil suits on behalf of a heavy construction and infrastructure company with about 215 lawsuits at a total contingency value of R$11 million. The active suit portfolio was also followed, with 25 cases with values of R$345 million. Direct team coordination with 4 lawyers and another team for hearings. Elaborated KPI Management Reports
  • Conducted the portfolio of active and passive civil suits on behalf of a IT subcontracting service company, with about 20 lawsuits and a relevant contingency value.
  • Conducted the portfolio of active and passive civil lawsuits, on behalf of a subcontracting service and BPO business group, with over 500 lawsuits at a total value over R$1.4 billion.
  • Conducted the portfolio of passive civil suits on behalf of a heavy construction and infrastructure company with about 215 lawsuits at a total contingency value of R$11 million. The active suit portfolio was also followed, with 25 cases with values of R$345 million. Direct team coordination with 4 lawyers and another team for hearings. Elaborated KPI Management Reports
  • Conducted the portfolio of active and passive civil suits on behalf of a service subcontracting IT company, with about 20 lawsuits and a relevant contingency value.
Corporate litigation
  • Claiming vote in the administrative council of Eletrobras. Defending electricity company with revenue over BRL 100 millions per year
Administrative Law Litigation
  • filing written of mandamus for the Brazilian gambling association discussing specific legislation about gambling rights
International litigation
  • Act along with English solicitors and barristers in a lawsuit against UK company to claim damages
Credit Collection
  • Credit recovery of about BRL 90 million on behalf of Brazilian Investment Fund.
  • Credit recovery of BRL 3 million on behalf of a consultancy and commercial representation company.
  • Credit recovery of BRL 2 million on behalf of an investor.
  • Credit recovery of BRL 6 million on behalf of a Chilean financial institution.
  • Out-of-order measures for credit recovery of BRL 500 thousand on behalf of a financial consultancy company.
  • Credit recovery of BRL 2 million on behalf of an investor.
  • Credit recovery of BRL 6 million on behalf of a Chilean financial institution.