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Latin-America Guide

Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators — Brazil

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Luiz Olavo Baptista

Atelier Jurídico

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior statesman Luiz Olavo Baptista of Atelier Jurídico is championed by market sources as one of the leading references of the arbitration sphere and is widely admired for his extensive experience as an arbitrator. Peers say: "He has an excellent track record in international arbitrations" and is "committed and detail-oriented during cases."

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Pedro Batista Martins

Batista Martins Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees describe Pedro Batista Martins of Batista Martins Advogados as an "excellent arbitrator," who is "extremely efficient, diligent and qualified." They go on to say: "He is an exceptional professional who oversees proceedings in an elegant, timely and intelligent manner," adding: "He is one of the most renowned Brazilian arbitrators."

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Lee Taube Gabardo Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner João Bosco Lee of Lee Taube Gabardo Sociedade de Advogados is admired for his extensive experience as an arbitrator in cases involving construction, energy and general corporate issues. Interviewees observe: "He is very well prepared for hearings and is highly committed to a swift and correct management of cases." Sources go on to highlight his "outstanding experience in domestic arbitrations involving a broad range of sectors."

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Carlos Alberto Carmona

Marques Rosado, Toledo Cesar e Carmona Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers commend Carlos Alberto Carmona of Marques Rosado, Toledo Cesar e Carmona Advogados as "one of the most experienced arbitrators in Brazil" who has "an outstanding track record in local and international arbitrations" involving the corporate and construction sectors. They continue: "He has excellent legal knowledge of arbitration law and a unique ability to conduct hearings," adding: "He is very proactive and well prepared and always has a deep knowledge of all the facts and documents related to a case."

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Eleonora Coelho Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources describe Eleonora Coelho of Eleonora Coelho Advogados as a "great arbitrator." Interviewees remark: "As an arbitrator, Eleonora is always in control of proceedings. She is a hard-working professional and conducts cases in an efficient and swift manner whilst always maintaining a high standard in her work."

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Ricardo de Carvalho Aprigliano

Aprigliano Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ricardo de Carvalho Aprigliano of Aprigliano Advogados is a growing presence in multi-jurisdictional disputes involving engineering and construction matters. Sources consider him "an excellent name from this new generation of Brazilian arbitrators," who is "actively sought out to preside over contractual and infrastructure arbitrations."

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Cristiano de Sousa Zanetti

Cristiano Zanetti Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources endorse sole practitioner Cristiano de Sousa Zanetti as "an excellent arbitrator," who has "exceptional legal knowledge and is known for his practical approach to cases." Another source adds: "He is a specialist in commercial and contractual disputes." He is professor of civil law at the University of São Paulo.

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Selma Maria Ferreira Lemes

Selma Lemes Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

According to market sources Selma Maria Ferreira Lemes of Selma Lemes Advogados Associados is a "diligent and efficient arbitrator" who stands out for her "excellent experience in domestic proceedings." She is noted for her abilities conducting arbitrations related to commercial and infrastructure law.

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Valeria Galíndez

Valença Galíndez Arbitration

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Market sources reserve praise for partner Valeria Galíndez of Valença Galíndez Arbitration for her practice as a well-known advocate and arbitrator. Peers describe her as "an expert on international arbitrations cases," and "a dynamic arbitrator who stands out for her great knowledge of commercial and construction issues." They add: "She performs impeccably during arbitration hearings, asks intelligent questions and has exceptional communication skills."  

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Lauro Gama Junior

Binenbojm Gama & Carvalho Britto Advocacia

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees praise Lauro Gama Junior of Binenbojm Gama & Carvalho Britto Advocacia for his "hard-working profile" and comprehensive knowledge of contractual matters, international trade mandates and private international law. Peers note: "He has an excellent legal background and works very swiftly as an arbitrator."

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Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca

Fonseca e Salles Lima Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca of Fonseca e Salles Lima Advogados Associados draws praise for his comprehensive experience as both an advocate and as an arbitrator. Market sources praise him as "an excellent arbitrator who performs in-depth studies of cases and has a significant knowledge of civil law." They add: "He has extensive experience in corporate disputes involving construction and real estate issues."

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Grebler Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Eduardo Grebler is an admired figure for his vast experience as a party counsel and as an arbitrator. Market sources describe him as "a highly active arbitrator" who specialises in mandates related to construction and mining. They add: "He offers outstanding knowledge of arbitration law."

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Hermes Marcelo Huck

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Hermes Marcelo Huck is widely regarded by interviewees as "a reference" and "a sensational lawyer and arbitrator." Peers highlight his "excellent experience" in this field and ability to conduct high-profile arbitrations related to shareholder issues and construction contracts. They add: "He is a very experienced arbitrator who is immensely respected by his peers."

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José Carlos Magalhães

José Carlos de Magalhães Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers single out José Carlos Magalhães of José Carlos de Magalhães Advogados as "a reference in the Brazilian arbitration sphere" for his "excellent experience overseeing commercial, corporate and constructions disputes." Interviewees say: "He provides in-depth analyses of each case and works swiftly in the drafting of his decisions."

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Giovanni Ettore Nanni

Nanni Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Giovanni Ettore Nanni of Nanni Advogados is endorsed by interviewees as "one of the best arbitrators in Brazil" who "allies a profound academic knowledge with his significant experience as a lawyer." Nanni stands out for his extensive experience in proceedings related to civil, commercial, construction and energy matters.

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José Emilio Nunes Pinto

José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees commend José Emilio Nunes Pinto of José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados as "one of the most experienced" and "respected" Brazilian arbitrators, and note his ability to "conduct proceedings in English, Spanish and French." He is often retained for his wealth of experience in complex corporate disputes and cases arising from the infrastructure sector.

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Gustavo Tepedino Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gustavo Tepedino of Gustavo Tepedino Advogados is active in domestic and international arbitration cases and is noted for his substantial experience in civil law mandates. He is frequently sought out by fellow peers for the quality of his legal opinions related to complex arbitration disputes.

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Trindade - Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Former president of the CVM (Brazilian Securities & Exchange Commission) Marcelo Trindade of Trindade - Sociedade de Advogados is highly sought after for his experience overseeing corporate and financial arbitrations. Market sources describe him as "a highly specialised arbitrator in corporate law," who is both "pragmatic and objective in his approach to cases."

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