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AV. PAULISTA, 1294, 01310-100, SÃO PAULO - SP, BRAZIL
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Fernando Marcondes

Work +55 11 3147 0800
L.O. Baptista Advogados

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Construction, Infrastructure, Real Estate and Arbitration.




Represents national and international clients in major operations involving infrastructure, industries and real estate buildings, legal management of construction contracts, negotiation and dispute resolution. Acts as an arbitrator in Construction and Real Estate related matters. Has been acting as an arbitrator in a number of procedures on infrastructure projects (hydropower, thermoelectric, wind power, highways) and mining.


Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Founder and President of the Brazilian Institute of Construction Law (IBDiC). Vice-president of the Infrastructure Law Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association (Section Rio de Janeiro). Vice-president of the Brazilian chapter of Club Español de Arbitraje. Member of the Legal Committee of SINDUSCON/SP. Member of the Construction Industry Superior Council of FIESP. Member of the Society of Construction Law (London), of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (USA) and of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr). Advisor of the Mediation and Arbitration Chamber, at the Engineering Institute of São Paulo. Member of the list of arbitrators at: CAM-CCBC, Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration CIESP/FIESP; FGV Chamber, CBMA, ARBITAC, CAMARB and Centro de Arbitraje de la Cámara Boliviana de Hidrocarburos y Energía.


Master’s degree in Civil Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.

Post-graduated in Civil Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

L.O. Baptista Advogados is ‘a real partner’ to its clients. The São Paulo based firm has a strong arbitration practice which is handling numerous energy and construction sector cases. Maurício Almeida Prado, the ‘combativeAdriana Braghetta and Fernando Marcondes are recommended for arbitration, while André Camerlingo Alves is the name to note for litigation.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

With ‘excellent knowledge of the construction sector’, L.O. Baptista Advogados regularly acts on a range of projects in areas such as transportation and energy. Fernando Marcondes is the name to note.

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Within: Local practitioners of note (by country)

Renato Stephan Grion at Pinheiro Neto Advogadosknows the ICC procedure very well, as well as the particularities of the Brazilian market’, and is noted alongside practice head Gilberto Giusti, who recently handled a series of multimillion-dollar ICC arbitrations. Marcelo Roberto Ferro at Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados is ‘an excellent arbitrator’ and is particularly experienced in handling disputes with Brazilian interests. Ferro recently handled a number of high-stakes construction and commercial disputes. Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados’s 24-lawyer team regularly represents clients in arbitrations in the energy and construction sectors: Hermes Marcelo Huck, Fábio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa and Rogério Carmona Bianco are highly regarded. At Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, Eliane Cristina Carvalho and Gláucia Mara Coelho regularly handle contractual disputes and count Michelin, Concessionária do Centro Administrativo Do Distrito Federal and Air Products Brasil as active clients, among others. Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga AdvogadosEduardo Damião Gonçalves acts as counsel and arbitrator in a broad range of commercial and construction disputes. TozziniFreire Advogados’ practice head Fernando Eduardo Serec represents clients from a wide range of sectors and has experience acting as both party counsel and arbitrator. L.O. Baptista Advogados handles a steady stream of commercial and construction disputes; Mauricio Almeida Prado, Adriana Braghetta and Fernando Marcondes are the key names to note. At Stocche Forbes Advogados, Rafael Passaro is recommended for contractual disputes as well as disputes involving administrative proceedings. José Antonio Fichtner at Andrade & Fichtner Advogados has notable experience of handing international arbitration in the energy and infrastructure sectors. André Cavalcanti Abbud at BMA - Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is ‘a master of Brazilian corporate and civil law’. Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo and Carlos Braga at Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados are noted. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados and Pedro Soares Maciel at Lefosse Advogados are also key figures in the arbitration sphere. Lobo de Rizzo Advogados’s Luis Fernando Guerrero, and Luiz Olavo Baptista at Atelier Jurídico are noted arbitrators.

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