Braz Coelho Veras Lessa Bueno

About Us

Braz, Coelho, Veras, Lessa e Bueno Advogados is one of the most respected Brazilian law firms in Infrastructure, Public Law and Arbitration.

The firm is acknowledged by the main legal rankings, such as Leaders League (Dispute Resolution), The Legal 500 (Public Law) and Análise 500 Advocacia (Logistics), standing out for being a “one stop shop” for infrastructure.

We have 3 offices in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba and São Paulo).

The firm has a highly experienced team with a solid academic background. Some of its partners are considered major authorities in infrastructure and public law. With more than 40 books and 250 scientific papers published, our team of lawyers has an intense academic activity.

About Us
About Us

With an outstanding performance in infrastructure, the firm assists large companies in projects, transactions and dispute resolution in the Energy, Oil & Gas, Ports, Highways, Railways, Public Transportation, Telecommunications, Mining, Public Procurement and Heavy Construction sectors. We assist our clients in public bidding processes, concessions, public-private partnerships (PPP), development and financing of projects of various sizes and in the structuring of specific contracts in the heavy construction sector, such as EPC, EPCM, DBB, DB, PCM, CMR, DBO, BOT and Alliance Contracts. With a profound knowledge of the infrastructure sector, the firm provides full assistance to clients in all legal aspects involving infrastructure projects.

The firm also has a strong presence in arbitration, having represented clients in proceedings before the main arbitration chambers in Brazil and worldwide, such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CAM-CCBC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC), as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings.


CORPORATE GOVERNANCE. The corporate culture guides the routine at BCVL Advogados, ensuring efficiency and transparency to the services provided. The lawyers periodically monitor projects and proceedings to ensure that goals are met and expected results are achieved.

The firm focuses on providing services to companies that demand high-performance legal services. Therefore, we deliver high-standard governance, mirroring the large corporations we represent.

EXPERTISE. We are a law firm specializing in Infrastructure, Arbitration, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Electoral Law, Judicial Litigation, and Asset and Estate Management. Our team of lawyers is made up of professionals with solid technical training and who have published several scientific works, contributing to the firm’s performance with modern legal solutions focused on the clients’ businesses.

We are also listed as one of the Brazilian firms that are members of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and we are also members of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAR) and the Brazilian Institute of Construction Law (IBDiC).

STRATEGY. The corporate culture guides the routine of BCVL Advogados, ensuring efficiency and transparency to the services provided. Our lawyers periodically monitor projects and cases to ensure compliance with goals and achievement of expected results.

BCVL Advogados is a law firm that assists companies that require high-performance legal services. Thus, BCVL Advogados works with a high standard of corporate governance, mirroring the large corporations it represents.

SPEED. We like speed. Speed ​​is an essential characteristic that we value at BCVL Advogados.
Good work is only good if it is done quickly.

Companies assisted
Litigation and Arbitration proceedings


Acknowledged as one of the best law firms in Infrastructure, Public Law, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, and Mining by the world’s leading legal rankings: Chambers, Leaders League, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Análise Advocacia.

Top Ranked Chambers Brazil 2023
Leaders League - Ranked Firm 2024
The Legal 500 Latin America Leading Firm - 2024
IFLR1000 - Project Development 2023
Análise Advocacia Escritório Mais Admirado - 2023-2024
Análise Advocacia Regional - 2024


"Committed to results, deadlines and transparency in processes. Emphasis on the way in which they present proposals for solutions and coping with processes."
The Legal 500
"The firm stands out for its infrastructure and public law expertise, with typical mandates including public tenders, concessions, PPPs, and project financing, as well as judicial and administrative proceedings."
The Legal 500
"Praised for combining ‘high technical knowledge with agility and absolute availability’, the group is noted for its extensive experience in regulatory matters, administrative litigation, PPPs and concessions, with a focus on the infrastructure sector."
The Legal 500
"Admired practice singled out for its superior performance representing major corporations from the power, construction, oil and gas and infrastructure sectors in high-stakes dispute resolution cases. Appreciated for its vast expertise in public law, as well as for its extensive experience acting in proceedings before Brazil’s Higher Courts. Additionally noted for its dispute boards and arbitration with the public administration capabilities."
Leaders League
"All Braz Coelho's lawyers have a strong technical and legal background."
Chambers and Partners
"The team are always available and have high ability to handle complex demands."
Chambers and Partners
"Braz, Coelho, Campos, Veras, Lessa e Bueno Advogados receives consistent feedback from impressed sources. The team represents important clients in highly complex infrastructure matters, especially in the energy, ports and construction sectors. Clients also benefit from its advisory services in M&A and bidding processes, as well as project management. The firm also provides contentious assistance with arbitration, judicial and administrative proceedings."
Chambers and Partners


Braz, Coelho, Veras, Lessa e Bueno operates in 5 major areas, each one catered to by a specialized department with its very own team of experts.

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