Dispute Resolution

DEQ is highly renowned for its efficient resolution of disputes, its experience in assisting local and foreign clients in both court litigation and arbitration. Among others, we note the following matters:


Granite mining concession litigation
Defending a large Japanese keirestsu in a lawsuit involving granite exportation, price indexation, and the granting of a concession over mining exploration rights.
Defending large storage company
Acting for the defendant in an action commenced against a large storage company to obtain the release of products kept in storage facilities that had been offered as security to third parties, successfully reversing the decision on appeal.

Recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards on behalf of SGX-listed agribusiness group
Acting for the applicant on the successful recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards issued by the International Cotton Association against Brazilian rural producers.
Arbitration in greenfield project
Acting for an Australian professional in arbitration taking place in Miami regarding a greenfield entertainment project based in California.

Acting as expert witnesses in foreign courts and arbitration proceedings
Acting as experts in Brazilian law in a variety of high profile cases such as the Petrobras, Parmalat, Sadia (now BR Foods) and Aracruz (now Fibria) class actions in the US, as well as in court disputes and arbitrations in England and Australia.
Acting for lead plaintiffs in US class actions
Acting against large Brazilian corporations for the lead plaintiffs in class actions in the US regarding breaches of the Exchange Act; acting in complex service-of-process procedures (letters rogatory), in the preparation of strategies, and carrying out discovery and evidence gathering in Brazil.

Complex cross-jurisdictional succession and probate matters
Acting in complex succession and probate matters involving clients and assets in multiple jurisdictions including Germany, Australia, Greece and Brazil.