Fabrício Bertini Pasquot Polido

Represents national and international clients in complex transactions and dispute settlement both in litigation and arbitration on major issues related to innovation and new technologies, intellectual property, privacy and cybersecurity, internet law, trade in digital goods and services, telecommunications, media and entertainment.

With extensive experience in international legal practice in Brazil and abroad, assists companies and individual investors in matters ranging from the structuring of legal strategies for startups to advising on regulatory matters and complex negotiations involving services, solutions and applications of Industry 4.0, such as in artificial intelligence, digital platforms, internet of things, encryption and cloud computing.

Has been advising clients with drafting and submission of legal opinions in his fields of expertise, as well as the implementation and updating of global corporate policies to Brazilian laws. Assists companies in policy strategies and position documents in hearings and public consultations dealing with legislative projects, and “amicus curiae” memorials before higher Brazilian courts in complex disputes related to internet, intellectual property and new technologies.

Academic Background
  • PhD in International and Comparative Law, University of São Paulo.
  • LL.M. in International Intellectual Property Law, University of Turin.
  • Bachelors of Laws, University of São Paulo, December 2004.
  • Exchange Studies in Law, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Juristische Fakultät, 2002.
  • Author and editor of several books, such as: “Private International Law at the Frontiers of Labour and New Technologies: essays and narratives in the digital age”; “UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration” (edited with Eduardo Grebler and Christian Lopes), “Internet Governance, Conflict of Laws and Jurisdiction” (edited with Lucas Anjos and Luiza Brandão), “Technologies and connectivity: law and policies in network governance”, “Civil Framework and Internet Governance: dialogues between the domestic and the global,” International Intellectual Property Law,” International Civil Procedural Law and International Commercial “, ” International Commercial Arbitration and Practice of CAM-CCBC “,” International Law, Humanism and Global Order: Liber Amicorum Prof. Guido Soares ”.
  • He is frequently invited to write articles for national and international journals and reviews, in addition to being member of the editorial boards of several specialized journals.
  • Author of the chapters “The Judgments Project of the Hague Conference on Private International Law: A Way Forward for a Long Awaited Solution, available in the book“ Diversity and International Law ”; “Contemporary research agendas in Law & New Technologies”, available in “Methodology of Research in Law”; “History of international commercial arbitration:‘ Travaux Préparatoires ’of the 1958 New York Convention”, available in “International Commercial Arbitration and the 60 Years of the New York Convention”; “The Emergence and Development of Intellectual Property Law in South America”, available in “The Oxford Handbook of Intellectual Property Law”, among others.
  • He is frequently invited to speak at national and international seminars and congresses, such as “Digital platforms, information technology services and transnational legal processes: challenges to Law & Big Data in the global digital economy”, at the University of Rome; “Contemporary trends on International Intellectual Property Law: intellectual property, trade & development linkages at crossroads”, in London; “Private International Law and New Technologies: the challenges of applicable law and jurisdiction in blockchain conflicts”, among others.
  • Tenured Professor of Private International Law, International Intellectual Property Law, Comparative Law, International Dispute Resolution & New Technologies at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).
  • Professor at the Graduate Program in Law and Graduate Program in Technological Innovation and Intellectual Property at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), where he also supervises master’s dissertations and doctoral theses.
  • Founder and coordinator of UFMG Research Centre for Studies in Internet, Innovation and Intellectual Property Law (GNet), Study Group on International Contracts and International Commercial Arbitration (GACI) and Law Clinic on Federative Diplomacy and International Affairs of the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
  • Centre for Practice and Research on Internet, Innovation and Intellectual Property Law (GNet), Group of International Contracts and International Commercial Arbitration (GACI) and Legal Clinic in Federative Diplomacy and International Affairs at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
  • Co-editor of the Brazilian Journal of Comparative Law and Cultural Studies.
  • He is frequently invited to teach postgraduate courses at several Brazilian institutions.
  • Invited professor in ‘lato sensu’ courses in the areas of international law, intellectual property and new technologies at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA) and Instituto Internacional de Ciências Sociais.
  • Active collaborator and visiting professor at the Universities of Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Cape Town, Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, Rome II – Tor Vergata, Humboldt-zu-Berlin and Kent Law School.
  • He was visiting researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Private International and Comparative Law in Hamburg, having been a fellow of the Latin America Division in his research project in the fields of private international law, intellectual property and new technologies.
  • Was a visiting fellow at Kent Law School, in England, and at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, in Berlin, in projects related to private international law, new technologies, dispute resolution and Industry 4.0 (Big data, cloud computing, internet of things and artificial intelligence).
  • Featured in the 2021 edition of Leaders League Data Protection.
  • Was awarded the Microsoft Prize, 2007 for the approval with honours of his LL.M. Thesis “Private international law and copyright in digital networks: Is there any room left for a global regulation?”.
  • ESSO-IBRAC Prize 2005- Brazilian Institute for Competition Law and International Trade, with 1st ranked article discussing the interfaces between corporate law and interlocking directorates in merger review cases.
  • ‘Emeritus Professor Dalmo Dallari Prize’, 2004 for best final diploma on Comparative Commercial and Antitrust Law – The analysis of ‘dominant influence’ in corporations and its regime in competition law.
Portuguese, English, German, Italian and Spanish.
  • Member of Comissão Especial de Tecnologia e Inovação (OAB-SP).
  • Member of Comissão Especial de Privacidade e Proteção de Dados (OAB-SP).
  • Vocal Member of the Executive Council American Association of Private International Law (ASADIP).
  • Member of the Steering Committee on Private International Law and Intellectual Property of International Law Association (ILA).
  • Founder and scientific advisor of the Research Institute on Internet and Society (IRIS).
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Review of the Brazilian Intellectual Property Association (ABPI).
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Law and Artificial Intelligence (IDEA).
  • Listed as panellist of the Dispute Settlement Resolution Committee in Domain Names Registration and Internet of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CCBC); Panel of Arbitrators of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of Italy-Brazil Chamber.
  • Rapporteur of the Working Group on International Litigation, Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments of the American Association of Private International Law for Hague Conference of Private International Law (HCCH).
  • Member of the Brazilian-German Jurists Association (DBJV); Society of International Economic Law (SIEL); Latin-American Society of International Law (SLADI); Alumni of Hague Academy of International Law.
  • Member of the Brazilian Network of Private International Law and Brazilian Research Forum on Intellectual Property, Competition and Innovation.