Mauro Pedroso Gonçalves

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

“He is a brilliant lawyer. He can understand our needs and seek the best possible solutions, focusing on our business. We were very pleased to have his instructions on the group’s most strategic issues, especially those related to electricity and higher courts.”

The Legal 500

Visión general

Mauro Pedroso Gonçalves focuses his practice on civil litigation in a wide range of sectors, including oil & gas, energy, infrastructure, banking, real estate, technology, and agribusiness. He has substantial experience in briefing and arguing cases before the highest courts, as well as crafting legal strategies for high-stakes disputes in trial and appellate courts, regulatory agencies, audit courts, and comptrollers' offices. Mauro is a Ph.D. candidate and holds an LL.M. from the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC-SP). Additionally, he is a professor of Civil Procedure and the author of several legal publications. Before joining the firm, he served as a law clerk at the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice.



  • A consortium formed by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Engie Brasil Energia S.A., and GDF International in a claim before the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF), regarding the sale process of Transportadora Associada de Gás S.A. (TAG), a subsidiary of Petrobras, and closed the US$ 8.6 billion deal.
  • A multinational construction company in several proceedings in the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) and lawsuits in the higher courts, arising from the Operation Car Wash, about its alleged participation in a cartel to defraud Petrobras bids.
  • A multinational wood pulp company in a judgment of “repetitive appeals”, before the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), involving more than 1,700 lawsuits, which dismissed fishers’ damages claims related to liability for environmental harm.
  • A civil association, with national reach, which brings together companies of the insurance sector, in actions for declaration of unconstitutionality, before the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF), against several laws issued by the many Brazilian States.

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  • Recognized by Leaders League Brazil 2023 as Highly Recommended in the Civil and Commercial Litigation area.
  • “Mauro Pedroso Gonçalves is seasoned in briefing and arguing cases before the high courts, especially those involving banking, real estate and technology-related disputes.” – The Legal 500, 2023
  • “Mauro Pedroso Gonçalves has a extensive experience in administrative proceedings.” – The Legal 500, 2023
  • Recognized by WWL Global 2022 as Recommended in Commercial Litigation area.
  • Recognized by Latin Lawyer 250 2023 in Litigation area.
  • Recognized by Leaders League Brazil 2021 as Highly Recommended in the Dispute Resolution: Civil and Commercial Litigation area.
  • “Clients appreciate ‘his sensible and sensitive approach to clients when assisting with superior court cases,’ while peers believe that ‘he is a good lawyer who is knowledgeable of constitutional law.’” – Chambers Latin America, 2020.


  • Pontifical Catholic University PUC/SP, LLM, (2024 - expected)
  • Pontifical Catholic University PUC/SP, LLM
  • Yale University, The US Legal System and the Constitution
  • Centro Universitário de Brasilia, Bachelor of Laws
  • Centro Universitário de Brasilia, Specialist in Civil Procedure


  • Brazil


  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Participación Profesional y Comunitaria

  • Member of the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (IBDP)
  • Member of the Association of Civil Procedure of Brasilia (ABPC)