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Fast and cost effective dispute resolution

As pioneers of introducing arbitration to Brazil we are proud to consider it one of our major areas of expertise. We have a highly qualified team and work on every case with commitment and attention to detail in order to reach excellence service levels and efficiency.

Our lawyers have participated or are participating in various commissions in national and international arbitration institutions. The partners Mauricio Almeida Prado, Fernando Marcondes, Rafael Francisco Alves and Silvia Julio Bueno de Miranda often act as arbitrators, which gives them a broad view under different angles, vast knowledge and experience.

We handle complex arbitrations involving different sectors of industry. Currently we advise on a significant number of commercial cases and have been recognized as one of the best in infrastructure and M&A related cases in the field of Oil and Natural Gas.

On the state side, we participated in disputes between Brazil and Bolivia dealing with the commercialization of natural gas and acted in defense of Angola government in investment arbitration. On the commercial side, we represented mining companies in international arbitrations and acted for BNDES in a dispute over the construction of a hydroelectric power plant in Ecuador.

We are recognized both nationally and internationally as one of the best arbitration teams in Latin America according to Benchmark Litigation, Latin Lawyer, Who’s Who, Chambers and Partners, Global Arbitration Review and others. L.O. Baptista was also awarded the Best Brazilian Dispute Resolution Firm by Leaders League in 2018 and 2019.

Our expertise covers every stage, from drafting contracts with arbitration clauses and determining recoverable damages to securing payments of arbitral awards. We also help our clients with mediation and negotiations.

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