Welcome to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
CIArb Brazil is the Brazilian Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the leading professional body for dispute resolution. The Branch was formed on 25th July 2019 and has as its patron Ambassador Roberto Azevedo, former Director General of the World Trade Organisation.
Christine Santini is a mediator, arbitrator and legal consultant, with a vast experience in civil and public law as a judge, both in 1st and 2nd instances, at São Paulo Court of Justice (1987/2021). She is a JD from University of São Paulo and holds an Executive MBA in Law (Management and Business Law) from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. As a former judge, she occupied the position of Coordinator of International Affairs in São Paulo Judicial Academy (2014/2021) and she took part in the committee created by the CNJ (National Council of Justice) in charge of coordinating and supervising the application of the Data Protection Act in Brazilian courts. She is also a member of the consulting boards of the Initiative Compliance for Health (project developed by FGV EAESP – Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo – Fundação Getúlio Vargas, FGVethics and FGV Saúde); Instituto Phaneros, specializing in psychedelic research for mass mental health; and IASS – International Academy for Space Studies. Christine has an extensive experience in the multidisciplinary area of Law and Medicine, specially concerning civil liability and torts, compliance, clinical research, public and private systems of health and health insurance. She participated in numerous events, courses and workshops in Brazil and abroad (mainly USA, UK, France and Japan), aimed to discuss access to justice and alternative dispute resolution methods.
Lawyer graduated from Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, with a Master degree in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick – England, specialized in International Law, National and International Arbitration and Protection of Foreign Investment. Currently with residence in Brazil.
Partner of the Departments of Arbitration & ADRs of the firm Wöss Partners S.C., based in Mexico and Washington DC and of the firm Braz Campos Advogados, with offices in São Paulo and Curitiba, Brazil.
Director of Arbitration of the Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration of Santa Catarina, south of
Brazil (CAMESC). Former Secretary General of the International Arbitration Center of the Lima
Chamber of Commerce (CCL), Peru. Experience as arbitrator in commercial, civil and public
procurement issues in infrastructure projects, in Peru and Brazil. Legal advisor to foreign
investors in international arbitrations before ICSID (Washington), ICC and GAFTA (London).
University Professor and Speaker of International Trade, National and International Arbitration
and Protection of Foreign Investments in Peruvian and Brazilian Universities.
Associate Editor for Brazil and Peru of Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) Online
Journal and President of the Committee on Public and Private International Law of the Inter-
American Bar Association (IABA), Washington DC.
Author of several articles related to International Arbitration and Foreign Investment in
specialized Law Journals
Cesar Pereira is Chair of the CIArb Brazil Branch for the 2020-2022 term. He became a Fellow in 2013, after the first ARF held in Brazil, and he is proud to be part of the group that led the process to create a branch in Brazil and reinforce CIArb’s presence in South America. He is a partner at Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini, which he joined in 1990 as a student intern. He is based in São Paulo and responsible for the firm’s infrastructure and arbitration practices. His main area of academic expertise is administrative law, especially concessions, public-private partnerships and public procurement, and he often sits as arbitrator or acts as counsel, consultant or legal expert in litigation or arbitration or in transactions in these areas. He holds a doctorate degree from PUC-SP in administrative law and has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University (USA), European University Institute (Italy) and the University of Nottingham (UK). He has also a keen interest in international sales and contracts and is an active supporter of the Willem C. Vis and similar competitions. He has co-edited or authored works on the CISG and is a member of the Vis East Board of Directors. On a personal note, he is a marathon runner, shares his wife’s enthusiasm for contemporary art and has been an active scuba diver since his twenties.
Barrister, England and Wales (1997) and Attorney, New York (2002). Celso has a broad international commercial practice with recognized expertise in reinsurance, cyber insurance, cybersecurity, data breach, cryptocurrency, fraud, asset-tracing, and business interruption insurance law as well as regulatory investigations, comprising both advisory and contentious work. Having worked for over 23 years as an international litigation solicitor and partner in several international UK and US law firms based in the City of London, Celso has extensive expertise in complex multi-jurisdictional arbitrations and court proceedings worldwide.
Celso is a founding committee member of the Cyber Insurance Association and past President of the London Business Interruption Association. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), and a former visiting lecturer at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee (CEPMLP). Celso also accepts appointments to act as an arbitrator.
Publications: (1) Chapter “International Arbitration-Insurance and Reinsurance (London Market)” in International Commercial Arbitration Practice: 21st Century Perspectives, LexisNexis (available here); (2) Cyber Risks Insurance – Law and Practice, 1 ed., Sweet & Maxwell; and (3) Walmsley on Business Interruption Insurance, 2 ed., Witherby Insurance.
Formado em Direito pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Atualmente é Juiz de Direito do Tribunal de Justiça do Estado de São Paulo (TJSP), tendo sido aprovado em 1º lugar na prova oral do concurso. É ainda Juiz da 382ª Zona Eleitoral do Tribunal Regional Eleitoral de São Paulo (TRE-SP) e integrante da 2ª Turma do Colégio Recursal da Fazenda Pública de Santo André. Foi orador titular da equipe da PUC-SP no 17º Willem C. Vis Moot (Viena, Áustria – 2010) e coach das equipes da PUC-SP no 19º Willem C. Vis Moot (Viena, Áustria – 2012) e no 10º Willem C. Vis Moot East (Hong Kong – 2013). Bolsista da PUC-SP, por mérito acadêmico, na Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Durham (Reino Unido – 2010). Aprovado também no 56º Concurso de Ingresso na Magistratura do Estado de Goiás (TJGO – 2016).