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Larissa Figueiredo Cerceau Guimarães

Associate

Litigation | Consulting specialized in Litigation | Arbitration

Larissa represents clients in the prevention and resolution of complex disputes, providing strategic, litigation and consulting services, focused on the defense of interests in lawsuits involving civil liability, business contracts, insurance, corporate transactions, infrastructure, construction, and energy, in the extrajudicial, judicial and arbitration spheres.

Education

Languages

Specialization in Insurance and Reinsurance from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/RJ).

Specialization in Civil Procedure from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/SP).

Portuguese

English

Bachelor of Law from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (UPM).

Relevant Cases

  • Judicial litigation. Language: Portuguese. Dispute related to the termination of a distribution contract and breach of exclusivity clause. Amount in dispute: BRL 14 million.
  • Judicial litigation. Language: Portuguese. Dispute related to insurance coverage aimed at protecting the assets of a company in the air transportation sector. Amount in dispute: BRL 150 million.
  • Judicial litigation. Language: Portuguese. Dispute over the annulment of a partial arbitral award involving a conflict of interests between minority shareholders and controlling shareholders Amount in dispute: BRL 1.4 billion (estimated).
  • Judicial litigation. Language: Portuguese. Public civil lawsuit related to defects in the construction project of a real estate enterprise. Amount in dispute: BRL 1.6 million (estimated).
  • CIESP/FIESP Domestic Arbitration. Language: Portuguese. Dispute related to a built-to-suit contract involving liability for the repair of construction defects. Amount in dispute: BRL 2 million.
  • Consulting. Language: Portuguese. Due diligence to identify possible bottlenecks that could potentially lead a large economic group to a financial crisis. Amount in dispute: BRL 20 billion.
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Associations

  • Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr).
  • Member of the Arbitration Advanced Study Groups of Fundação Arcadas, from the University of São Paulo (USP/SP).

Education

Ph.D. in Civil Procedural Law, University of São Paulo Law School, 2012.

Master of Law in Civil Procedural Law, University of São Paulo Law School, 2008.

LL.B., University of São Paulo Law School, 2004.

Languages

Portuguese

English

Background

Assistance to a leading aviation company in various legal issues and disputes with clients and suppliers of over USD 100 million arising from two major air crashes, with repercussion in Brazil and abroad;
Assistance to a leading company in its field of activity in an arbitration involving a dispute over USD 100 million filed before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), debating over the non-payment of the total price of the sale of the share control of a company;
Assistance to a leading cosmetic company in an arbitration filed before the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CCBC) for the breach of a buil-to-suit agreement and defects in the construction of a distribution center;
Assistance to shareholders of a company in the financial sector in an arbitration filed before the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CCBC) by a former shareholder debating over the right to overprice for the sale of stakes of the controlling block, plus damages;
Assistance to a foreign investor in an arbitration filed before the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CCBC) involving the termination of a share purchase agreement in the amount of USD 350 million related to a company in the mining sector;
Assistance to a leading company in the mining sector in an arbitration filed before the Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of the Federation of the Industries of the State of São Paulo (CIESP/FIESP) by one of its service providers, debating over the non-payment of the total price agreed in an agreement, plus damages;
Assistance to a leading company in the licensing of manufactured products in an arbitration filed before the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), debating over the breach of licensing agreements related to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games;
Assistance to a leading telecommunications company in an arbitration filed before the Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of the Federation of the Industries of the State of São Paulo (CIESP/FIESP), debating over the potential (and expected) breach of an agreement by one of the contracting parties.

Publications and Lectures

Author of “Indicação geográfica e proteção das criações de moda”, in Jornal JOTA, May 27, 2016.
Author of “Limites subjetivos da coisa julgada na sucessão, substituição processual e solidariedade”, in Processo Civil – Homenagem a José Ignácio Botelho de Mesquita, São Paulo, Quartier Latin, 2013, pp. 145-171;
Co-author of “Fourteen years with Brazil’s Arbitration Law”, in Latin Arbitration Law, 2011;
Co-author of “Balanço de uma polêmica: a Súmula-STF 343”, in Direito Processual Civil, São Paulo, Quartier Latin, v. 2, 2011, pp. 343-368;
Co-author of “Esperando a efetiva audiência do novo CPC”, in Migalhas, 2010.
Co-author of “Sociedade tem direito de ver íntegra de anteprojeto”, in Consultor Jurídico, 2010;
Co-author of “Nascimento, morte e ressurreição da exceção de pré-executividade”, in As Grandes Transformações do Processo Civil Brasileiro – Homenagem ao Professor Kazuo Watanabe, São Paulo, Quartier Latin, v. 1, 2009, pp. 315-340;
Co-author of “Questões de ordem pública: revisíveis ad infinitum?”, in Direito Civil e Processo, São Paulo, Revista dos Tribunais, 2008, pp. 1522-1532;
Co-author of “Antecipação da tutela versus improcedência da ação”, in Direito Processual Civil, São Paulo, Quartier Latin, 2007, pp. 585-600;
Co-author of “O colapso das condições da ação? Um breve ensaio sobre os efeitos da carência de ação”, in Revista de Processo, v. 152, 2007, pp. 11-35, e Revista do Advogado, v. 88, 2006, pp. 109-127;
Co-author of “Breves considerações sobre a exigibilidade e a execução das astreintes”, in Revista Forense, v. 384, 2006, pp. 479-490, e Revista Jurídica, v. 338, 2005, pp. 23-38.

Rankings

Leaders League 2021
Roseta 2020