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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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Eduardo Damião Gonçalves

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Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

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São Paulo - Paulista


Partner - Litigation and Arbitration


Eduardo represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations on issues related to business acquisitions, corporate disputes, infrastructure, and particularly in conflicts arising from construction agreements. His experience as an arbitrator includes disputes administered under various regulations, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He regularly represents clients in complex litigation in the areas of environmental law, information technology, and infrastructure among others.


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Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo;Post-Graduation in International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law;Master of Laws in Private International Law and International Commerce with specialization in Arbitration, Université de Paris II; Ph.D. in Law, Universidade de São Paulo


Dispute resolution

Within: Leading lawyers

Eduardo Damião Gonçalves - Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Within: Dispute resolution

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogadoscan be relied on to offer high-quality legal services come rain or shine’. Flávio Pereira Lima is acting for electricity producer CESP against the federal government concerning the payment of compensation for assets returned on the termination of the public concession of the Três Irmãos hydroelectric power plant. ‘Outstanding litigatorEduardo Damião Gonçalves has ‘broad knowledge’, and is ‘extremely competent and hardworking’, while ‘fierce litigator’ and newly promoted partner Flávio Spaccaquerche is recommended for infrastructure-related arbitration. Alex Hatanaka, a specialist in financial services disputes, joined from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Within: Local practitioners of note (by country)

Recommended lawyers at Pinheiro Neto Advogados include American Arbitration Association (AAA) advisory council member Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion; both are highly regarded for their expertise, with the practice having recently handled several ICC disputes. Andrade & Fichtner Advogadoshas great knowledge of infrastructure and energy’, and José Antonio Fichtner is currently handling several international arbitrations related to those two sectors. Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados’ department co-heads Carlos Braga and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo have recently acted together in ICC arbitrations relating to the retail and agrochemical industries, among others. The practice was further strengthened by the arrival of Ana Carolina Beneti in 2015. The sizeable team at Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados acts for multinationals such as Portuguese construction company Efacec and US-based manufacturer ITT Group, and domestic companies including agribusiness giant Rezende Barbosa. The very experienced Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are the names to note. Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados founding partner Marcelo Roberto Ferro is very active in the arbitral community, serving as president of the LCIA’s Latin American and Caribbean users’ council and also chairing the ICC’s Brazil arbitration and mediation committee. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, practice co-head Eliane Cristina Carvalho continues to handle several contractual disputes, including representing Michelin in arbitral proceedings arising from the acquisition of an asset tracking and driver monitoring company. At Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, ‘excellent lawyerEduardo Damião Gonçalveshas deep knowledge and gets to the point quickly’. In one of many highlights, he is acting in a construction dispute heard under ICC rules. TozziniFreire AdvogadosFernando Eduardo Serec is handling several six-figure ICC cases, representing high-profile international as well as domestic clients. Eleonora Coelho, who founded boutique firm Eleonora Coelho Advogados in 2015, is a member of the ICC’s Latin America committee and also sits on the ICDR’s Latin America advisory council. Key figures at L.O. Baptista Advogados include the ‘strategicMauricio Almeida Prado, who is ‘always extremely well prepared’; the ‘articulate and combativeAdriana Braghetta; and Fernando Marcodes, who ‘is technical and gets involved’. Stocche Forbes Advogados’ recent clients include Cargill Agrícola, CVS and Odebrecht. Rafael Passaro, who has ‘a very accurate view of the economic aspects of arbitration’, and Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli are the names to note. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’ Luis Fernando Guerrero is increasingly active as an arbitrator. Luiz Olavo Baptista, who founded Atelier Jurídico in 2015, is a widely respected arbitrator.

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