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.