- Phone: (55 11) 3141-9101
- City: São Paulo
- Languages: Portuguese, English, German, French and Spanish.
- Practice Areas: Restructuring & Insolvency/Arbitration and Mediation/Institutional and Governmental Relations/Aviation & Aircraft Finance
Thomas Benes Felsberg is the founding partner of Felsberg Advogados and is a global reference in the area of bankruptcy and company restructuring. He has taught International Private Law at the University of São Paulo. Member of Executive Committee of International Insolvency Institute, American College of Bankruptcy, former chairman and current member of Turnaround Management Association – Brazil and Legal Counsel of São Paulo State Federation of Industries - FIESP.
Thomas Felsberg acted as Brazilian consultant to the World Bank in the area of insolvency and credit rights, having contributed, together with the IMF, to the ‘Global Insolvency Law Database’ (GILD) and ‘Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes’ (ROSC) projects. He is recognized by publications such as ‘Latin Lawyer’, ‘Legal 500” and ‘Chambers’ as Brazil’s leading insolvency lawyer. He formed part of the committees responsible for development of the current bankruptcy and company restructuring law and is again part of a government selected group to remodel the Brazilian Insolvency Law. In addition to his work relating to insolvency and debt restructuring, Thomas Felsberg plays an important role as an arbiter with important arbitration chambers both in Brazil and overseas, whilst he is a member of the ‘the Arbitration Chamber of the Legal Council of the Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo’ (‘São Paulo State Federation of Industries / FIESP), of the Arbitration Chamber of the São Paulo Stock Exchange, a director of the ‘Centro de Estudos das Sociedade de Advogados’ (‘Attorneys’ Society Study Center’ / ‘CESA’), and is President of the Columbia University Club of Brazil.Read more
- Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) - OAB/SP.
- Graduate of the University of São Paulo.
- Masters Degree (LLM) from Columbia University.
The author of an extensive list of books and articles in Portuguese and English, Thomas has actively participated as a speaker and panelist at congresses and conferences throughout the world.
Named Leader in their Field by the renowned British publication Chambers and Partners Latin America.
Named Leader in the field of Insolvency by The Legal 500.
Named one of the Leading Practitioners in this Field by Expert Guides
Named on of the Leading Business Lawyers by Who's Who Legal.
In 2017 Thomas was highlighted by the renowned Brazilian publication “Análise Advocacia” as one of the “Most Admired Attorneys” in the insolvency area.