Paulo Fernando Pinheiro Machado

Languages spoken: Portuguese (native), Spanish (native), English (fluent), French (fluent), Italian (fluent), Swedish (fluent), Danish (fluent), Norwegian (fluent), German (intermediary), Russian (intermediary), Latin (intermediary) and Ancient Greek (basic).
Country: Brazil
Membership Grade: 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).