Guilherme Nitz Cappi is a senior counsel in the Civil Litigation practice of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in the Rio de Janeiro office. Guilherme focuses his practice in trial, litigation and arbitration, civil procedure, arbitration, and contract law. Guilherme specializes in civil procedure, private pension law and has extensive experience in these areas. pension funds, large industries and oil & gas companies.

Guilherme has been representing the third largest Brazilian pension fund for eleven years, as well as other clients in the Courts of the State of Rio de Janeiro. His experience includes arbitrations involving oil and gas companies, litigation in respect of option agreements and management of pending litigation for large companies.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese


  • Representing the third largest pension fund in Brazil in social security, civil and commercial litigation, also providing advice on those areas.
  • Arbitration involving oil and gas companies before the arbitration tribunal of the Brazil – Canada Chamber of Commerce.
  • Representing our client in legal proceedings involving an option agreement, pending before the Court of Appeals of the State of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Advising an infrastructure, finance and media company in connection with the integration of Pension Funds, involving companies acquired by it.
  • Defending a legal thesis at the Regional Employment Courts of Appeal in the sense that a Pension Fund cannot be held liable for the employment liabilities of its sponsor.
  • Analysis of the Brazilian social security laws and development of a legal thesis concerning supplementing private pension benefits, which thesis was well received by Brazilian Appellate Courts.
  • Representing several Pension Funds and companies, managing over 1,000 legal and administrative proceedings.


Veiga de Almeida University, Post-graduate degree in Labor Law

Anhanguera University, Certificate in Civil Procedural Law

Pontifícia Universidade Católica, JD


  • Brazil


  • Member, American Chamber of Commerce Insurance and Welfare Committee (AmCham)