Alexandre Chiochetti Ferrari
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).
Celso De Azevedo
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.
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.
Christian Armando Carbajal Valenzuela
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
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.
Cristina Mastrobuono FCIArb
Cristina M. Wagner Mastrobuono is an arbitrator and legal consultant with a large experience in the public sector. She is a JD from Universidade de São Paulo and holds an LLM degree from the University of Chicago. Former Vice Chair of the Legal Department of the State of São Paulo, she has occupied various high-profile positions across practice areas including Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnerships, Concessions, Arbitration, Corporate, and Finance & Tax. Founding partner of Cristina Mastrobuono Advogados, she acts as arbitrator in proceedings related to the infrastructure sector and coordinates the Infrawomen Brazil Mediation and Arbitration Committee.
Daniel Brantes Ferreira
Daniel B. Ferreira is the CEO of the Brazilian Center for Mediation and Arbitration – CBMA. He is also a professor of at AMBRA University (USA), Senior Researcher at South Ural State University, and research fellow at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Author and co-author of several papers in ADR, published in high-ranked journals, including Scopus and Web of Science, monographs, and textbooks. Daniel is also Editor-In-Chief of the scopus indexed Brazilian Journal for Alternative Dispute Resolution (RBADR) and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Law in Changing World (IJLCW). Daniel is a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), qualified mediator at the International Mediation Institute (IMI), and Young Regional Chair for Brazil at the Institute for the Transnational Arbitration (ITA)
Daniela Monteiro Gabbay
Founding Partner at Daniela Gabbay Advocacia e Resolução de Conflitos, a boutique
law firm specialized in dispute resolution, especially in arbitration and mediation.Currently listed on the roster of mediators and arbitrators in the most prestigious centers in Brazil, Daniela is an experienced Mediator and Arbitrator in ad hoc and institutional proceedings on corporate disputes under different arbitration rules.
She holds a master degree and a doctorate degree from the University of Sao Paulo
and has been a visiting fellow at Yale University (2008) and the London School of
Economics and Political Science (2013).
Professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, teaching courses in Civil
Procedure, Mediation and Arbitration in the Graduate and Undergraduate Programs.
Author of several books and articles on mediation and arbitration.
Daniela is also regularly listed in worldly recognized rankings, such as Who’s Who
Legal (Future Leaders in Arbitration and Global and National Leader in Mediation) and
Leaders League (Arbitration, Litigation and Brazil’s Best Mediators rankings).
Eduardo Grebler é graduado em Direito pela Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, LL.M. pela Columbia University School of Law. Sócio de Grebler Advogados em Belo Horizonte e São Paulo. Atua como árbitro e advogado, tendo participado em mais de uma centena de procedimentos arbitrais domésticos e internacionais, em disputas envolvendo direito societário, compra e venda internacional de mercadorias e serviços, contratos de construção e infraestrutura e arbitragem de investimento, dentre outros. Fellow do Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, membro da lista de árbitros de diversas instituições arbitrais brasileiras e estrangeiras. Designado pelo Governo do Brasil como árbitro do Protocolo de Olivos do Mercosul e como membro da Corte Permanente de Arbitragem da Haia. Professor de Direito Internacional Privado na PUC/MG. Publicou cerca de sessenta trabalhos sobre arbitragem, contratos internacionais e direito internacional privado, no Brasil e no exterior
Frederico Singarajah FCIArb
Frederico is a specialist in international trade and investment disputes. He practiced law as a solicitor and in-house lawyer before being called to the bar. As a native Brazilian he speaks Portuguese (and Spanish), is often involved in Latin American, Iberian, and Lusophone disputes, and is able to provide quick advice without the need for translations or interpreters. He is specifically sought out for his unique expertise by English, international and foreign firms as well as third-party funders and government.
He is an experienced trial advocate. During his time at the bar, he has advised and acted for states, state entities, public and private companies in English court proceedings, and has a considerable international arbitration practice (including under the institutional rules of the LCIA, ICDR, ICC, LMAA, SCC, B3, CAM-CCBC, and UNCITRAL).
Frederico’s practice spans across a wide spectrum of industry sectors including banking & finance, corporate, M & A, commodities, maritime, aviation, energy, mining, infrastructure, and insurance cases.
Frederico is recognized in the International Arbitration Powerlist by Legal 500 and Whoswholegal, amongst the most experienced and notable international arbitration practitioners at the English bar. He sits as an arbitrator and is included in the lists or panels of arbitrators in many institutions across the world including the LCIA, ICC, ACICA, AIAC, KCAB, VIAC, CACM to name a few.
Gabriella Celidonio Paschoa
Advogada e Mediadora. Head de resolução de conflitos da Paschoa Sociedade de Advogados. Mediadora certificada no Brasil e no Reino Unido. Bacharel em direito pela Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP/SP). Pós-graduada em Direito Processual Civil pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC/SP). Mediadora formada pela Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/SP). Accredited Mediator pela London School of Mediation (LSM). Membro associado ao Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – ACIArb (Corporate Mediation).
• Graduated in Civil Engineering with honors, MBA in Finance, 25 years of executive experience
in project management, contract and claim management. Chartered Arbitrator and Quantity
• Experienced in executing international construction projects, including complex power
generation plants and large-scale infrastructure developments. Proficient in implementing
measures to ensure meeting and exceeding compliance with budget, schedule, quality, safety,
and customer expectations.
• Experience gained during the execution of industrial buildings, LNG to Power projects, Simple
Cycle and Combined Cycle power plants, water distribution systems, gas & water pipelines,
water treatment plants, HV Switchyard & Transmission Lines, Piers & Docks, roads & railways,
tunneling & airports.
• Highly skilled in Contract Administration, Claims Management and Dispute Avoidance and
Resolution. Focused on implementing project commercial and contractual strategies that
constantly exploits opportunities and minimize exposure to risks.
• Tested and skilled in Project and Contract Management, Finance and Accounting, resolution
of Claims and Disputes, Litigation Support.
• Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
Guilherme Freire de Melo Barros
– Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná – PUCPR
– LL.M. in International Trade Law at the University of Turin, Italy
– Master in Economic Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná – PUCPR
– Attorney at the Attorney General Office of the State of Paraná (PGEPR)
Mediador Judicial (TJSP – Tribunal de Justiça do Estado de São Paulo) e Extrajudicial em algumas das principais câmaras brasileiras. Certificado por IMI – International Mediation Institute, ICFML – Instituto de Certificação e Formação de Mediadores Lusófonos e ODR Foundations Training. Facilitador. Árbitro. Fellow do CIArb – Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Reino Unido). Advogado. Professor em cursos de gradução e pós-graduação em Direito. Autor de livros e artigos jurídicos. Mestre e Doutor em Direito Processual pela USP – Universidade de São Paulo. Capacitado em Mediação pela Mediaras Mediaciones Privadas (ARG) e pela Algi Mediação. Capacitado em Negociação pela FGV – Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Especialista em Mediação de Conflitos Complexos e em Negociação pelo PON – Program on Negotiation da Harvard Law School (EUA). Capacitado e certificado em Dispute Board pela DRBF – Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (EUA). Membro da AASP – Associação dos Advogados de São Paulo; da ABDEM Associação Brasileira de Direito de Energia e do Meio Ambiente; do CBAr – Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem; do CEAPRO – Centro de Estudos Avançados de Processo; da DRBF – Dispute Resolution Board Foundation; do IASP – Instituto dos Advogados de São Paulo; do IBDP – Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Processual; da INSOL International; e da TMA – Turnaround Management Association Brasil. Membro Efetivo da Comissão de Soluções Consensuais da OAB/SP – Seção de São Paulo da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil.
Lawyer from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos and Master in Real Estate Consulting from the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona. He has worked in the Real Estate and Arbitration departments at Baker & Mckenzie in Barcelona (Spain) and is currently a Partner at Huanco Abogados. He works as an arbitrator and lawyer in arbitrations in public and private contracts, and in processes of execution and annulment of arbitral awards.
In addition, he is a member of the Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA) and the Young International Arbitration Group (London). He has been Technical Secretary and Advisor of the Working Group that was responsible for proposing improvements to the Civil Code designated by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. He is a professor of Real Estate, Obligations, Contracts and Arbitration at the Faculties of Law of the UPC and Universidad del Pacífico, and in the Master; Degree in Civil and Commercial Law of the UNMSM.
Isabella Moreira de Andrade Vosgerau
Admitted to practice (Brazil) in 2012. FCIArb member since 2021. Associate lawyer at Justen, Pereira, Oliveira e Talamini, with experience in arbitration, corporate law and contracts. General Secretary of Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation of FIEP – CAMFIEP.
Juliya J. Arbisman
A UK-qualified and US-based lawyer, Juliya Arbisman has a broad international law practice with a focus on complex jurisdictions (Africa, Middle East and CIS), complex industries (mining and energy), and complex claims (parallel criminal-civil proceedings). Juliya is experienced in serving as lead counsel in international arbitrations under the LCIA, ICC, ICDR, SCC, AAA, SIAC, Swiss Chamber, PCA, ICSID and ad hoc rules. She represents clients in a number of court-based applications regarding arbitration (in the UK and elsewhere), including injunctions, set-aside claims, and enforcement proceedings.
Juliya has particular experience in mining and energy sector cases involving both public and private projects that ranged in value from $100m to $7bn. She has worked on some of the largest ever claims under the Energy Charter Treaty, many of which concerned the former CIS countries. Juliya holds a Non-Executive Director position in a mining advisory firm in London.
Juliya also has substantial experience on protection of property and fair process cases in international and regional courts in Europe, Africa and Americas. She has appeared in many proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights. She has co-counseled on claims at the UK Privy Council arising from Commonwealth jurisdictions. These
claims have ranged from judicial review over energy regulation, judicial review over declaration of marine protection area that had excluded an aboriginal population in the Indian Ocean, habeas corpus and other submissions invoking diplomatic and consularlaw.
Juliya joined Steptoe from a national law firm where she headed the International Practice and was a member of the executive committee. Juliya began her career in the international arbitration group of a major UK international law firm in London.
Karin Klempp Franco
PhD on commercial law from Universidade de São Paulo. LL.M. on International Economic Law at University of Cologne, Germany with Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel; JD from Universidade de São Paulo.
She has developed her career in law firms in Germany and Brazil working with/leading the Intellectual Property, Digital Law, Privacy and Data Protection, Dispute Resolution, M&A, and German Desk areas. Ranked at Chambers (Latin America and Global), Leaders League, Best Lawyers, Análise 500 Advocacia.
She is a Professor of Law at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Courses at Facamp – Faculdades Campinas (lectures: Arbitration, Mediation, ADRs and Negotiation, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Privacy and Data Protection, Compliance). Guest lecturer in several courses – California Western School of Law, GVLaw, ESA/OAB, Inova/Unicamp, Embrapa.
She serves as arbitrator, mediator, and panelist for domain names in different institutions. Karin has a CIPP/E certification – Certified Information Privacy Professional – Europe by IAPP – International Association of Privacy Professionals and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Arbitrators of London – FCIArb.
Publications: (1) International Transfer of Technology to Brazil (2010), Trends in Alternative Dispute Resolution Concerning Intellectual Property: A Brazilian Perspective (2012); Patent Litigation: Jurisdiction Comparisons – Brazil (2012); Smart trains: quo vadis? A Brief Analysis of Artificial Intelligence from the Perspective of Intellectual Property and Civil Liability (2018); Brazilian Data Protection Law could be efficient for the communications on Covid-19 (2020); Brazilian law Trends for Digital Governance, Fundamental Rights and Personal Data (2020).
Laerte Meyer de Castro Alves
Partner of R. Amaral, Huland, Castro Alves, Linhares; Barros Leal Law Firm, in charge to manage the corporate and international areas of practice, having strong expertise in advising foreign investors, bankrupt estates and companies operating in the markets of real estate, tourism, hospitality, construction and transports. Bachelor of Law at the University of Fortaleza – UNIFOR, Specialist in Business Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo –
PUC/SP, Master in International Law at the Lisbon University School of Law – FDUL. Registered in the Brazilian and Portuguese Bar Associations. Member of the Arbitration and Mediation Unit of the Alliance of Business Lawyers – ABL (Geneva), Vice-President of the Brazilian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ceará – CCIBAC (Fortaleza), Member for Brazil for the Deutsch-Brasilianische Gesellschaft – DBG (Berlin), Professor of the LL.M. Business Law and Management of the University of Fortaleza – UNIFOR (Fortaleza), Arbitrator of the Specialized Arbitration and Mediation Chamber – CAMES (Fortaleza). Worked professionally in arbitrations, due diligences, business acquisitions, corporate restructuring, international finance, corporate conflicts, insolvency proceedings, projects to implement corporate governance rules, disputes on intellectual property rights, negotiation of international agreements, as well the incorporation, merger and split of companies. Was speaker in Brazil and abroad in panels related to foreign capital, investment attraction and Brazilian legal system. Author of the book; From the Development to the Consolidation of the Legal Institute of Nationality in International Law;
Graduated in Law (São Paulo State University) and in Business (Getúlio Vargas Foundation). MBA in Agribusiness (São Paulo State University). Master in Civil Procedure (Londrina State University). Certificated in Negotiation by Harvard Law School. Ph.D. candidate in Sociology, researching gender equality in Brazilian State Courts.
Professor of Arbitration and ADRs at Londrina State University.
Director of Arbitration at the Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration in Agribusiness (CAMAGRO). Member of the Arbitration in Agribusiness studies group at the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr)
Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr) group of Diversity and member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of Alumni Getúlio Vargas Foundation (Business School
Founding partner of L. Baddauy Advocacia (law firm).
Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrator (London-UK), the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and the Arbitrators and Mediators Institute of New Zealand. Coordinator of the Agribusiness Committee of the Brazilian branch of CIArb.
Lise de Almeida
Lise de Almeida is a lawyer with extensive experience in litigation and arbitration, having represented parties from diverse economic sectors in commercial, civil and administrative cases for over thirty years now. She holds both a law degree (J.D.) and a doctoral degree (S.J.D.) from the University of São Paulo Law School, and a master’s degree (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School.
Lise is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is in the roster of arbitrators of (i) the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC); (ii) the Arbitration Chamber at CIESP-FIESP, (iii) the Arbitration and Mediation Chamber of the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná, and (iv) the Italian-Brazilian Arbitration and Mediation Chamber – CAMITAL.
She is a founding partner of the Law Firm Almeida, Costa e Pinheiro Sociedade de Advogados headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.
Lucila is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators since 2017. She is a partner of Lima Netto, Carvalho, Abreu, Mayrink Advogados, based in Belo Horizonte and São Paulo, Brazil, where she represents companies in domestic and international arbitrations, as well as in complex litigations, and acts as an arbitrator. She holds an LL.M from the University of California, Davis, USA, as well as a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Additionally, she is the Administrative Vice-President of CAMARB – Câmara de Mediação e Arbitragem Empresarial – Brasil; has been acting as a member of the fiscal council of a publicly traded Corporation; and is a certified member of the IBGC – Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance.
Luis Fernando Guerrero
LL.M. and J.D. in Civil Procedure from University of São Paulo Law School. Conflict Mediation Specialist from Northwestern University. Visiting Scholar at Columbia University. Arbitrator. Mediator. University Professor. Attorney-at-Law and Court Litigation, Arbitration, and Conflict Resolution Partner at Lobo De Rizzo Advogados.
Luíza Kömel is Deputy Secretary-General of the CAM-CCBC (Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada). She has obtained her law degree from the University of São Paulo (USP) and is certified in civil law by the University of Paris II: Pantheón-Assas. She has acted as counsel and case manager in domestic and international arbitration proceedings and has extensive experience in international arbitration and mediation academic competitions.
Marcelo R. Escobar
Mr. Escobar is an attorney and arbitrator based in São Paulo, Brazil. He is a founding and managing partner at Escobar Advogados, where he has been developing a practice on corporate and international law in addition to his primary activity as a litigation lawyer. Included in the roster of arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA), and several Brazilian institutions (CAMFIEP, CBMAE, CAMES, CAMAGRO and CAMNORTE). Mr. Escobar also has experience in resolving disputes as a former Judge of the Administrative Tax Court of the State of Sao Paulo, and a former Counselor Judge of Tax Council of the City of Sao Paulo.
Marcelo R. W. Escobar’s educational background includes PhD and Master’s degrees in law; Visiting Student at Durham University (UK); Postgraduate in Corporate Law and Civil Procedure; He is a professor at LL. M. in Arbitration at the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (IBMEC) and Post-Graduation in Arbitration at PUC / SP-COGEAE; TOP UK Santander Universities Award Winner, Makenzie/Santander Universities. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and has an additional good command of French
Napoleão Casado Filho
Napoleão Casado Filho, current Vice-President of CIArb Brazil Branch, is a member of the Approved Faculty List of the London Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Professor of Arbitration and International Commercial Law at the Post-graduation of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP) and university Center of Joao Pessoa (UNIPE).
He has a Master and PhD degrees in International Economic Relations Law at PUC/SP and Post-doctorate at Université Paris II – Pantheon-Sorbonne – Société de Législation Comparée. Experienced arbitrator in proceedings under various institutional rules, he is the Managing Partner at Clasen, Caribé & Casado Filho Sociedade de Advogados, and is a skilled Counsel in international and national arbitration proceedings and in litigation on national courts.
Paulo Fernando Pinheiro Machado FCIArb
Paulo Fernando Pinheiro Machado is a career diplomat, lawyer and barrister (unregistered). Mr. Pinheiro Machado has wide experience with international issues of high complexity in particular in the areas of shipping, commodities, finance, infrastructure, and the environment. Mr. Pinheiro Machado holds dual legal qualification, both in Brazil and in England and Wales. LLB (Hons 1st Class) by the Faculty of Law of Curitiba (UNICURITIBA); PGDip (Distinction) in Political Sociology by the Federal University of Parana (UFPR); Diploma in French Studies (2nd Degree mention bien) by the University of Nancy 2; Master in Diplomacy (MPhil with Distinction) by the Instituto Rio Branco; Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL/CPE with Commendation) by City, University of London; Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC – Very Competent) by City, University of London; Master of Laws (LLM with Commendation) by City, University of London; and Diploma in International Arbitration by CIArb.
Mr. Pinheiro Machado has also long diplomatic experience, in particular in Europe and in South America, having served as Chargé d’Affaires for Brazil in Prague and in Copenhagen. He was a member of the Official Brazilian Delegation to the UNFCCC COP-15. Barrister (unregistered) by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. Member of the Commission of Internacional Law of OAB/PR, Honorary Member of the Special Commission of Maritime Law of OAB/RS, Honorary Member of the Special Commission of Internacional Relations of OAB/RS, Expert of the Centre of Political-Strategic Studies of the Brazilian Navy (CEPE-MB) and Researcher of the Centre of Advanced Studies in International Law of PUC/PR (NEADI). Mr. Pinheiro Machado is also a Member of the Baltic Exchange, a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
Pedro Henrique Bandeira Sousa
-Arbitrator – Centro Brasileiro de Mediação e Arbitragem (CBMA), Brazil;
-Sports Arbitration course Coordinator – Centro Brasileiro de Mediação e Arbitragem (CBMA), Brazil;
-Vice-President of the 1st Disciplinary Committee of the Santa Catarina Football Sports Court, Brazil;
-Member of the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, Santa Catarina Section Arbitration Committee, Brazil;
-Member of the Brazilian Bar Association;
-Member of the Portuguese Bar Association;
-Master in Transnational Law (Dissertation: Sports Arbitration);
— A Câmara Nacional de Resolução de Disputas da CBF: Instauração do Processo, Procedimento e Natureza das Decisões à Luz do Instituto da Arbitragem. In: Douglas Anderson Dal Monte; Rodrigo de Assis Horn. (Org.). ANUÁRIO MH 2019. 1ed. Florianópolis: Conceito Editorial, 2019, v. 1, p. 261-282
— The Arbitral Nature of the Dispute Resolution Chamber – ‘Discussion on the necessary requirements for the decisions of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber to be recognized as arbitration awards’. In: MEIRIM, José Manuel (Director). REVISTA DO DIREITO DO DESPORTO. Ano II, n.º 4, Setembro-Dezembro 2020. Lisboa: AAFDL / FPF PORTUGAL FOOTBALL SCHOOL, 2020, p. 76-100
— ARBITRATION: STATUTES OF LIMITATION TO INITIATE AN ARBITRATION PROCEEDING
Discussion about the institute, legal nature and possible consequences for the expiration of the term. Revista Brasileira de Alternative Dispute Resolution – RBADR, v.2, n.4 (jul-dez).
Thiago Marinho Nunes FCIArb
2008-2011 – Ph.D. in International and Comparative Law. Law School of the University of São Paulo. Thesis: Analysis of the Effects of the Statute of Limitations in Domestic and International Arbitration from a Brazilian Law perspective;
2003-2004 – LL.M (DESS) in Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), France Paper: “La pratique des anti-suit injunctions à l’encontre de l’arbitrage et son émergence en droit brésilien” (The practice of anti-suit injunctions against arbitration and its emergency in Brazilian law), with the guidance of Professor Charles Jarrosson;
2002-2003 – Post graduation (DSU) in Civil Law University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), France.;
1995-2000 -Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Full Professor at Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (Ibmec-SP); Independent Arbitrator. Practice Areas: Civil and Commercial transactions; Oil and Gas, Energy, Banking, agribusiness. Domestic and International Arbitration. Professional activities include acting as arbitrator in domestic and international arbitration procedures in Brazil, Administrative Secretary of Arbitration Tribunals as counsel in arbitration procedures;
author of numerous articles and books, inter alia: Arbitragem e Prescrição (Arbitration and the statute of limitations). São Paulo: Atlas, 2014; The CAM-CCBC Arbitration Rules 2012: A Commentary. Coordinated by Frederico José Straube, Claudio Finkelstein and Napoleão Casado Filho. Hague: Eleven International Publishing, 2016.
Tonico Monteiro da Silva
Tonico is CIARB BRAZIL’s current Secretary as well as Director of Education. He is based in São Paulo and specialises in disputes involving construction law in general, corporate and commercial issues, as well as trade finance. Tonico has a Master’s Degree from the Universidade de São Paulo and an MBA in Finance and Investor’s Relations from FIPECAFI. His main hobby is dressage and show jumping. He was a director of the riding school of the Sociedade Hípica Paulista for two consecutive terms.