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Fernando Dantas M. Neustein

Fernando Dantas M. Neustein


Fernando’s practice focuses on complex litigation with an emphasis on product liability disputes requiring long-term commitments with clients in sectors such as tobacco, technology, beverages, food and pharmaceuticals. Fernando also has a long experience in handling litigation concerning public policy before Brazil’s higher courts and in liaising with international counsels on Brazilian litigation and co-counseling on cross-border disputes.


Fernando has authored various articles about changes in procedural law, notably on class actions. He has been a speaker in domestic and international seminars on the Brazilian litigation environment. Fernando is a member of the Lawyers’ Institute of São Paulo (IASP) and the Class Actions Committee of the International Bar Association. He is a former member of the Brazilian Bar Association’s Law Firms’ Committee, São Paulo Section and the Brazilian Bar Association’s Integration with Higher Courts Committee, Federal Section.


Bachelor of Laws – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), 1998

Master of Constitutional Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), 2006


Análise Advocacia 500 – Food, Beverage & Tobacco (2020); Regulatory (2020)

Chambers Brazil (formerly Chambers Latin America) – Product Liability/Consumer Law (2009–2022)

Euromoney Expert Guides – Product Liability (2016)

Benchmark Litigation (2020, 2021)

Latin Lawyer 250 – Litigation (2016–2021)

Who’s Who Legal Global – Product Liability Defense (2019–2022)

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Product Liability Defense (2019–2021)

Único. The Mattos Filho news portal

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With Fernando Dantas M. Neustein

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Click to read the Latin Lawyer article. Partners:  Paula Vieira e Fernando Dantas M. Neustein.

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