Believing that an extrajudicial and pre-suit approach offers an appropriate solution to business disputes involving solely private interests, MARCELO TOSTES LAW FIRM advocates for arbitration and other alternative conflict resolution methods as more effective means to deal with such disputes. In this respect, it provides legal support in every step and procedure of the process.
With a solid participation in both Brazilian and international chambers of arbitration, the Firm provides full legal support to clients during negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts, including arbitration clauses. The ultimate purpose is to avoid judicialization and ensure faster technical decisions. Our standpoint is that avoiding conflict offers companies an opportunity for innovation and growth.


  • Legal assistance on drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements that contain mediation and arbitration clauses;
  • Preparation of arbitration procedures in Brazil and abroad, including support and follow-up, as well as selection of arbitrators and arbitration courts;
  • Assistência legal na negociação e elaboração de contratos comerciais com previsão de cláusula arbitral e de mediação;
  • Enforcement of arbitration awards at local courts in case of disputes over the validity of arbitration awards and conventions;
  • Recognition of foreign arbitration awards before Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice (STJ);
  • Legal risk assessments;
  • Secrecy and confidentiality assurance to prevent and manage commercial conflicts.