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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 receives widespread praise from market commentators, who describe him as "an icon in  the Brazilian arbitration sphere" and a "sensational professional." They go on to add: "Luiz is impressive, a senior and sharp arbitrator" who also is "super intelligent and charismatic."

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Pedro Batista Martins

Batista Martins Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Exceptional"Pedro Batista Martins of Batista Martins Advogados is widely recognised by market sources for his contribution to the sector as co-author of the Brazilian Arbitration Law. Interviewees say: "He is very efficient and experienced presiding over arbitration panels due to his strong business acumen and vast knowledge of arbitration law." He is particularly recommended for his expertise in commercial matters.

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Lee Taube Gabardo Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources praise João Bosco Lee of Lee Taube Gabardo Sociedade de Advogados as a dynamic arbitrator, commenting: "He is active in commercial disputes, with particular strength in construction cases." Sources also report that "he is always well prepared, knows the cases in detail and provides objective solutions to complex cases."

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Carlos Alberto Carmona

Marques Rosado, Toledo Cesar e Carmona Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Exceptional professional"Carlos Alberto Carmona of Marques Rosado, Toledo Cesar e Carmona Advogados is described by multiple sources as a proactive and experienced arbitrator. Market commentators praise his "terrific ability to cross-examine witnesses" and his "proactive and organised" approach. They conclude: "He is one of the most experienced arbitrators and still one of the most in demand."

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Cristiano de Sousa Zanetti

Cristiano Zanetti Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Brilliant arbitrator" Cristiano de Sousa Zanetti of Cristiano Zanetti Advogados is acclaimed as "a safe pair of hands for civil law cases." One impressed source says: "He is terrific. If I could, I would choose him to handle all my cases. He is very hard-working and handles the arbitration proceedings remarkably."

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Selma Maria Ferreira Lemes

Selma Lemes Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Selma Maria Ferreira Lemes of Selma Lemes Advogados Associados stands out for her expertise handling arbitrations proceedings arising from commercial contracts and infrastructure matters. Peers highlight her in-depth knowledge, saying: "She is one of the co-authors of the Brazilian arbitration law and is experienced in proceedings related to various practice areas."

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Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca

Fonseca e Salles Lima Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Very intelligent arbitrator"Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca of Fonseca e Salles Lima Advogados Associados draws upon his expertise as a dispute resolution lawyer to handle domestic and international arbitrations. Commentators say: "He stands out for his experience, technical knowledge and dedication in corporate cases."

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Hermes Marcelo Huck

Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly admired senior statesman Hermes Marcelo Huck is described by a source as "one of the greatest arbitrators I have ever worked with." Huck is well prepared to undertake domestic and international arbitrations and is particularly experienced in proceedings hailing from corporate transactions and construction contracts.

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José Emilio Nunes Pinto

José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected  José Emilio Nunes Pinto of José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados is widely acclaimed for his expertise conducting high-profile corporate and infrastructure cases. Sources point out: "He is one of the most experienced arbitrators in the energy and oil and gas areas, and has a strong track record in international arbitrations."

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Maurício Almeida Prado

L.O. Baptista Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Admired partner Maurício Almeida Prado is noted for his track record as a lawyer in the arbitration field, as well as his academic career and growing activity as an arbitrator. Sources praise him as "a very dynamic and respected arbitrator and practitioner," who also is "sharp and trustworthy." Prado has extensive capabilities handling proceedings related to corporate transactions and construction contracts.

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Flávia Bittar Neves

Flávia Bittar Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Flávia Bittar Neves of Flávia Bittar Sociedade de Advogados enters the ranking after being described as "an ascending star in the arbitration scene." Sources add that "she handles the proceedings in a very swift and efficient manner,"  and also underline that she is proficient in construction and mining cases.

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Eleonora Coelho Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eleonora Coelho of Eleonora Coelho Advogados is described as "a dedicated professional who studies cases thoroughly." Commmentators add that "she is swift, diligent and active in contractual, construction and corporate arbitrations." 

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Ricardo de Carvalho Aprigliano

Aprigliano Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ricardo de Carvalho Aprigliano of Aprigliano Advogados receives praise for conducting arbitration proceedings involving "complex civil issues,"  and sources go on to assert: "He is a new face in arbitration who has been rising quickly due to his dedication to the cases and availability."

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Valeria Galíndez

Valença Galíndez Arbitration

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Great arbitrator" Valeria Galíndez of Valença Galíndez Arbitration is identified by interviewees as a growing presence in a wide range of disputes. Market commentators value: "She speaks several languages, which makes her a very good name for handling international arbitrations."

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Lauro Gama Junior

Lauro Gama Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Lauro Gama Junior of Lauro Gama Advogados is praised for his work in domestic and international proceedings. "He is excellent for arbitrations related to corporate and construction matters," reports one source. Another adds: "He is very dedicated and effective in bringing parties together."

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Grebler Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eduardo Grebler of Grebler Advogados is recognised for his long-standing practice as an arbitrator. "He is a studious and dedicated arbitrator who conducts proceedings very elegantly," reports one source, who also notes that Grebler is particularly well versed in M&A and construction matters.

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José Carlos Magalhães

José Carlos de Magalhães Advogados Associados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Respected partner José Carlos Magalhães of José Carlos de Magalhães Advogados Associados comes recommended for his "vast experience in national and international arbitration proceedings and deep knowledge of substantive and procedural law."

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Giovanni Ettore Nanni

Nanni Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Civil law professor Giovanni Ettore Nanni of Nanni Advogados "offers the perfect balance between academic knowledge and practical experience as a lawyer," according to one source. Commentators report that he is well qualified to handle proceedings arising out of the energy and construction sectors.

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Carlos Suplicy de Figueiredo Forbes

Mundie Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Carlos Suplicy de Figueiredo Forbes of Mundie Advogados is described by peers as "an excellent" and "well-prepared" arbitrator. They go on to add: "He is knowledgeable and experienced, and has a calm manner that allows him to handle tense proceedings effectively."

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Gustavo Tepedino Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Interviewees endorse Gustavo Tepedino of Gustavo Tepedino Advogados for his "extensive knowledge of civil law." They add to his praises, commenting: "He is available, attentive and an excellent arbitrator to handle contractual disputes."

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Trindade - Sociedade de Advogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-regarded arbitrator Marcelo Trindade of Trindade - Sociedade de Advogados is frequently singled out by market sources for his "considerable corporate and civil law acumen, coupled with a business-oriented approach to cases."

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