"Experienced litigators and arbitrators Gustavo Fernandes and Roberto Figueiredo."
Latin Lawyer 250, ed. 2017

Overview

Roberto Figueiredo is a Special Counsel in the Dispute Resolution practice of Tauil & Chequer Advogados. Roberto’s practice involves advising and acting as a counsel for clients in international and domestic arbitration proceedings and in litigations before Brazilian courts, in complex matters related to several industries, such as telecommunications, energy, engineering, construction, mining, agribusiness and financial market, among others.

Areas of Focus

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Experience

  • Represented a major international engineering company against a Brazilian oil & gas company in two ICC arbitrations concerning the construction of oil platform rigs.
  • Represented a major international shopping centre development and management group in a CAM-CCBC arbitration concerning the construction of a shopping centre in Brazil.
  • Represented the controllers of a major Brazilian telecommunication company in a dispute for control of the company in an ICC arbitration and related court proceedings in Brazil.
  • Represented an investor in an ICSID arbitration against a European State.
  • Represented one of the controlling shareholders of a major Brazilian mining company in a CBMA arbitration concerning a dispute over the ownership of company shares.
  • Represented a major Spanish energy company in a dispute arising out of the acquisition of a sugar-ethanol business in two ICC arbitrations and related court proceedings in Brazil.
  • Represented a Brazilian renewable energy company in a CAM-CCBC arbitration concerning the generation of electricity power in a sugar-ethanol plant.
  • Represented a Brazilian engineering company in two CMA-FIESP arbitrations concerning the engineering and installation of two gold mine processing plants in Brazil.
  • Represented a Brazilian mining company in a dispute arising out of an off-take agreement in a CAM-CCBC arbitration.
  • Represented a major industrial company in a dispute arising out of an electricity power supply agreement in an FGV arbitration.
  • Represented two major international steel and metal companies in an FGV arbitration concerning regulatory matters of the Brazilian electricity power market.
  • Represented a major international steel and metal company in a dispute arising out of an electricity power supply agreement in an FGV arbitration.
  • Represented a mining company in a dispute arising out of an electricity power supply agreement in an FGV arbitration.
  • Represented a major international steel and metal company in a dispute arising out of a maritime transportation agreement in an ABDM arbitration.
  • Represented an international engineering and construction company in an UNCITRAL/LCIA arbitration concerning the construction of oil pipelines in Brazil.
  • Represented an international engineering and construction company in an CAM-CCBC arbitration concerning the construction of fertilizer plant in Brazil.
  • Represented a Brazilian energy company in a CAM-CCBC arbitration concerning the engineering and construction of a thermal power plant in Brazil.
  • Represented two Brazilian dairy companies in a CAM-CCBC arbitration concerning a joint-venture for the operation of dairy plants in Brazil.
  • Represented a Brazilian private equity fund in a CMA-FIESP arbitration concerning the sale of a major Brazilian car rental company.
  • Represented a Brazilian private equity fund in an ICC arbitration concerning total return swap agreements.
  • Represented a major international insurance company in a CAM-CCBC concerning the responsibility for the collapse of a mining river port in Brazil.
  • Represented an international oil & gas company in a CBMA arbitration concerning the installation of facilities for an onshore gas field.
  • Represented a foreign bank against its Brazilian partners in a brokerage firm (DTVM) in an ICC arbitration related to the selling price of the brokerage firm shares pursuant to a call option.
  • Represented a major Brazilian mining company in a pre-arbitration mediation concerning a steel and metal joint-venture in Brazil.
  • Represented a Brazilian steel and metal company in an expert determination procedure concerning engineering and construction of a steel and metal plant in Brazil.
  • Advised clients on public international law matters, including boundary disputes, international treaties for the protection of foreign investments, oil & gas production sharing agreements, and the establishment of a joint development zone for the exploitation of maritime oil & gas recourses.
  • Advised clients on DOCDEX proceedings.
  • Acted as legal expert in different jurisdictions.
  • Sat as arbitrator in arbitral proceedings.

 

Education

University of London, PhD, Queen Mary College, School of International Arbitration

University of Dundee, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, LLM, in International Dispute Resolution and Management

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), LLB

Universität Wien, Austria, Specialization Diploma in the Law of International Relations

Admissions

Bar

  • Brazil
  • Portugal

Memberships

  • Member, Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr) – Director of the Investment Arbitration Group.
  • Member, Brazilian Bar Association.
  • "Experienced litigators and arbitrators Gustavo Fernandes and Roberto Figueiredo." Chambers Latin America 2018 - Litigation
  • "Experienced litigator...and arbitrator..." Latin Lawyer 250 2016