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Pinheiro Neto Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 01455-906

Work Department

Domestic and international arbitration; Court civil and commercial litigation.




Partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados since 1993, Gilberto advises on litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation and arbitration. He has acted in more than 50 domestic and international arbitrations in complex civil, commercial, corporate, securities and construction disputes, as well as other regulated sectors (energy, telecommunication, oil and gas). Gilberto was a foreign associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York (1992).


Portuguese; English; Spanish; French


Former Board and Advisory Council Member, American Arbitration Association; Court Member, London Court of International Arbitration; President, British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil; President, Brazil Chapter of Club Español del Arbitraje; Board Member, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution; Current Advisory Council Member, Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Center.


LL.B. São Paulo University School of Law (1985). University of Berkeley, LL.M. Master of Laws, 2012. In January 2019, Gilberto returned to Pinheiro Neto Advogados after a 12-month sabbatical leave and resumed all his activities as the head of one of the firm’s arbitration groups.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute resolution (including White-collar crime)

(Leading individuals)

Gilberto GiustiPinheiro Neto Advogados

The highlyregarded team at Pinheiro Neto Advogados is adept in litigation and arbitration. In the former area, where it has one of the largest teams in the market, the practice acts for well-known companies in high-stakes litigation, including before the higher courts. The firm’s arbitration (including international arbitration) lawyers likewise act for high-profile clients, both foreign and domestic. Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion are ‘very skilled and experienced‘. Rodrigo Carneiro de Oliveira is active in litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on construction, engineering and oil-and-gas disputes. The department also benefits from a large pool of talented associates, among whom key names include Sílvia Johonsom di Salvo and Patrícia de Arruda Mendonça de Almeida.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration > Local practitioners of note (by country)

(Leading individuals: Leading local practitioners)

Gilberto Giusti – Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Pinheiro Neto Advogados handles a steady stream of multimillion-dollar ICC arbitration. Gilberto Giusti and Renato Stephan Grion are highly recommended; the latter is the co-chair of the Arbitration and Mediation Committee of CESA. Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados‘ Marcelo Roberto Ferro regularly acts as arbitrator and counsel, and is particularly experience in handling disputes arising from corporate transactions. L.O. Baptista Advogados‘ Adriana BraghettaRafael Francisco Alves and Maurício Almeida Prado are ‘highly specialised lawyers with high capacity to bring solutions to resolve high complexity disputes’. Fernando Marcondes regularly acts as an arbitrator in construction and real estate-related matters. Recent caseload features a range of construction and infrastructure disputes as well as M&A-related matters in the oil and gas sector. Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados‘ Eliane Cristina Carvalho recently handled a series of disputes arising from M&A transactions and is representing Air Products Brasil in arbitration proceedings initiated by Air Liquide. Eduardo Damião Gonçalves at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados is singled out for his ‘outstanding technical skills and deep understanding of the corporate world‘, and his ability to ‘simplify complex problems gives clients great confidence and comfort‘. Gonçalves regularly acts as counsel and arbitrator in a range of domestic and international disputes, and Flávio Spaccaquerche Barbosa is ‘a well experienced lawyer with solid technical background’. At TozziniFreire AdvogadosFernando Eduardo Serec assists clients from a diverse range of sectors and has experience acting as both party counsel and arbitrator. Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados‘ ‘brilliant‘ team handles both commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings, and is active in the construction, pharmaceutical and energy sectors. Fabio Peixinho Gomes Corrêa is ‘an absolute joy to work with‘, while Hermes Marcelo Huck  and Rogério Carmona Bianco are ‘very focused on details of the case without losing sight of the big picture‘. Marcelo Muriel at Muriel Medici Franco Advogados is ‘certainly one of the standout Brazilian practitioners, with a healthy portfolio of disputes and great ICC arbitration experience‘. Stocche Forbes Advogados‘ Rafael Passaro is recommended for contractual disputes and disputes involving administrative proceedings. Andrade & Fichtner Advogados‘ José Antonio Fichtner acts as arbitrator and counsel in corporate and contractual arbitral and judicial disputes. André Abbud at BMA – Barbosa, Müssnich, Aragão is ‘an excellent expert in arbitration‘ and ‘knows his clients’ business well‘. Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados‘ team has ‘a creative mind to think out of the box, suggesting solutions that may seem different but are perfectly aligned with the needs of the company‘; co-heads Carlos David Albuquerque Braga and Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo are recommended. Other names to note include Lefosse Advogados‘ Pedro Maciel who is ‘a superstar in the Brazilian arbitration market‘ and Lobo de Rizzo Advogados‘ Luis Fernando Guerrero who is singled out for his ‘client-oriented‘ approach.