Mr Júlio César Bueno > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 01455-906
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Work Department

Arbitration and Mediation, Infrastructure, and Real Estate and Construction.




Partner since 2001, he has considerable national and international experience focusing on the practice of construction law and engineering contracts (including the use of FIDIC and NEC standard forms). He represents some of the world’s largest organisations (owners, multilateral agencies, financial institutions, contractors and developers) in their global infrastructure and construction projects located throughout Brazil and the rest of Latin America, as well as Africa. He assists clients across the entire project spectrum; some recent examples include gas facilities, power plants (nuclear, coal-fired, gas-fired, combined cycle, hydro), wind farms, steel manufacturing facilities, copper-mining facilities, coal mining facilities and ports.


Portuguese and English.


International Bar Association (IBA): Officer – International Construction Projects.
International Bar Association (IBA): Officer – Latin American Regional Forum.


Doctor’s Degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP)

LL.M. from the Cambridge University

Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

Júlio César BuenoPinheiro Neto Advogados

Leveraging bench strength in banking, financing and capital markets transactions, as well as across public law issues and regulated industries, Pinheiro Neto Advogados is well positioned to assist clients engaged in local and cross-border project finance deals, such as those involving funding through public banks, project debentures and international bond offerings. Recently, the firm has been engaged in major project finance transactions in the sanitation, power, public lighting, oil and gas, and water segments, but has been equally retained by clients in project development, administrative contracts, concessions and PPPs, particularly in the transport sector (ports, airports, highways and railways). On the contentious front, the team is also regularly seen acting in the resolution of conflicts related to construction agreements. Practice head Ricardo Russo steers the team on a range of high-value project finance matters involving banking and capital markets instruments. Júlio César Bueno, who possesses considerable international experience, is a key contact for construction and engineering contracts, dispute resolution and public procurement. Clients operating in the infrastructure, oil and gas, and energy sectors regularly turn to Ricardo Coelho for assistance with financing matters and M&A, while Thaís Fernandes Chebatt is noted for her experience in contractual modelling for construction projects. Marcello Lobo is singled out for his comprehensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry, where he advises on M&A, joint ventures and financing transactions.

Brazil > Real estate

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has ‘great resources‘ and is noted for its ability to execute transactions and ‘real estate securitisations of greater complexity‘. The firm’s market-leading full-service capabilities cover a range of related areas, including corporate, finance, regulatory, capital markets and litigation matters. The firm is especially popular with leading funds, banks and investors, including Tishman Speyer, Proterra and BTG Pactual. Lead transactional partners include the ‘excellentLuciano Garcia Rossi, the ‘very communicative and availableFranco Grotti, and the recently promoted Fabio Rocha Pinto e Silva (who ‘brings together deep technical knowledge with broad business skills‘). Senior associates such as Marianna Morselli, Gustavo Freitas and Martina Zajakoff  also attract high praise. Luis Celso Cecilio Leite Ribeiro is highly experienced in contentious and non-contentious environmental issues, while Júlio César Bueno handles a wide range of real estate disputes.

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

The ‘highly qualified‘ arbitration team at Pinheiro Neto Advogados is a recognised market leader for complex, high-value and cross-border disputes. The team routinely represents multinational companies operating in a variety of industries, such as oil and gas, energy, telecoms, insurance and healthcare, involved in high-stake arbitrations arising from M&A and corporate governance agreements, construction contracts, infrastructure investments, PPPs and concessions. With over three decades of experience in dispute resolution, Gilberto Giusti is singled out for his arbitration work related to civil, commercial, corporate, securities and construction disputes. Major cases involving construction and infrastructure projects in Brazil and Latin America are core strengths for Júlio César Bueno, who excels in cross-border disputes involving power plants and mining facilities. Renato Stephan Grion ‘is extremely competent in arbitration proceedings‘, most notably ICC arbitrations. Rodrigo Persone P. Camargo has combined expertise in litigation and arbitration, while Pedro Barradas Barata stands out for his work in arbitration proceedings concerning financial services and life sciences players. Thaís Fernandes Chebatt focuses on dispute resolution involving infrastructure, construction and engineering contracts.