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Luiza de
Sousa Braz

Associate

Arbitration

Luiza has experience in national and international arbitrations involving, among others, corporate and contractual issues, construction, and energy. She took part in an academic exchange program at Universität Passau (2019-2020), obtaining the Certificate on European and International Law (CECIL).

Luiza participated in the Munich International Summer Programme at Ludwig – Maximilians – Universität München (2020). 

She also represented the University of São Paulo in several academic competitions, nationally and internationally, such as the Brazilian Arbitration Competition (2019 and 2020), the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2019 and 2021), the Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2021) and the Foreign Direct Investment Moot (2021).

She coached the team that represented the University of São Paulo at the Brazilian Arbitration Competition (2021), Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2022) and Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2022).

Education

Languages

Master’s degree (in course) in Private International Law at the University of São Paulo (USP/SP).

Bachelor of Law from the University of São Paulo (USP/SP).

Academic Exchange Program at Universität Passau, in Germany.

Portuguese

English

Spanish

German

Relevant Cases

  • CIESP/FIESP Domestic Arbitration. Language: Portuguese. Dispute regarding contracts for the construction and implementation of urban lots involving matters of contractual liability for breaches. Amount in dispute: BRL 131 million.
  • CAM-CCBC Domestic Arbitration. Language: Portuguese. Dispute regarding contracts for the supply, construction and maintenance of wind parks involving matters of contractual liability for breaches. Amount in dispute: BRL 10 million.
  • CAM-CCBC Domestic Arbitration. Language: Portuguese. Dispute regarding contracts for the construction, installation and commissioning of energy transmission lines involving matters of contractual liability for breaches. Amount in dispute: BRL 120 million.
  • GAFTA International Arbitration. Language: English. Dispute regarding contracts for the purchase and sale of soybean and corn crops involving matters of contractual liability for breaches. Amount in dispute: BRL 43.2 million.
  • FOSFA International Arbitration. Language: English. Dispute regarding contracts for the purchase and sale soybean and corn crops involving matters of contractual liability for breaches. Amount in dispute: BRL 4.5 million.
  • FOSFA International Arbitration. Language: English. Dispute regarding contracts for the purchase and sale soybean and corn crops involving matters of contractual liability for breaches. Amount in dispute: BRL 2.8 million.
  • FOSFA International Arbitration. Language: English. Dispute regarding contracts for the purchase and sale soybean and corn crops involving matters of contractual liability for breaches. Amount in dispute: BRL 17 million.
  • Pre-litigation consulting. Language: English. Risk assessment regarding contractual liability, indemnification, and damage claims for ICMS charges. Amount in dispute: BRL 23 million.

Recognitions

  • Award of 3rd Best Speaker in the AIAC Pre-Moot for the 28th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2021).
  • First Runner-Up of the Brazilian Arbitration Competition (2020).
  • Award of 3rd Best Speaker as Respondent in the Brazilian Arbitration Competition (2020).

Rankings

Leaders League 2021
Roseta 2020