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Arbitration | Mediation | Specialized Litigation Consulting

Admitted to practice in Brazil and New York, Vanessa represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations, mediation proceedings and negotiation of complex disputes involving corporate and contractual matters, infrastructure, energy, among others.

Professional experience in the international arbitration practice of Latham & Watkins in Paris, France, and at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) in London, United Kingdom.

Education

Languages

Formation and Training in Corporate Mediation from the Brazilian Center for Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA).

LL.M. in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration from the New York University School of Law (NYU).

Academic Exchange Program at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II).

Bachelor of Law from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ).

Portuguese

English

German

French

Relevant Cases

CIESP-FIESP Domestic Arbitration. Language: Portuguese. Dispute regarding a public-private partnership agreement in the basic sanitation sector related to sewage treatment, involving discussion on breach of the agreement by the government. Amount in dispute: BRL 250 million.

CAM-CCBC Domestic Arbitration. Language: Portuguese. Dispute involving contracts related to the sale of stocks regarding possible nullity of part of these agreements and ineffectiveness of the exercise of the put option. Amount in dispute: BRL 100 million.

Ad hoc Domestic Arbitration. Language: Portuguese. Dispute related to defaults by the Public Authority in relation to an administrative concession contract concerning a soccer stadium. Amount in dispute: BRL 100 million.

LCIA with UNCITRAL Rules International arbitration. Language: English. Dispute related to the withdrawal of one of the parties to a consortium agreement for the joint operation of an oil and gas block due to the lack of payment. Amount in dispute: USD 500 million.

ICC Domestic Arbitration. Language: English. Dispute related to the breach of representations and warranties of a share and purchase agreement. Amount in dispute: BRL 1.5 billion

ICC Domestic Arbitration. Language: Portuguese. Dispute related to the breach of an EPC agreement for the construction of photovoltaic plants. Amount in dispute: BRL 48 million.

CAMARB Domestic Arbitration. Language: Portuguese. Dispute regarding the assignment agreement and to the real estate receivables certificates, including discussions about the exercise of the right to repurchase the real estate receivables certificates and preference rights. Amount in dispute: BRL 10 million.

CAESP Domestic Arbitrations. Language: Portuguese. Several similar disputes involving, on the one side, the charge of fines related to the caused early termination of franchise agreements, and, on the other side, a discussion about the nature of the relationship between the company and the franchisee.

JAMS Mediation. Language: English. Dispute related with the breach of a shareholders’ agreement. Amount in dispute: BRL 38 million.

CBMA Mediation. Language: Portuguese. Dispute related to a private deed of issuance of debentures convertible to shares.

Judicial Litigation. Language: Portuguese. Dispute related to the suspension of an arbitral proceeding and the annulment of a partial arbitral award due to alleged procedural irregularities during the formation of the arbitral tribunal.

Judicial Litigation. Language: Portuguese. Dispute related to the recognition of foreign arbitral awards and the habilitation of these credits in a judicial reorganization proceeding.

Pre-Litigation consulting. Language: Portuguese. Negotiation for the collection of amounts due because of a breach of contract for services rendered in engineering. Amount in dispute: BRL 120 million.

Consulting. Language: Portuguese and English. Consulting related to the revision of side letter on indemnity payment and MoU related to credit rights investment fund non-standardized. Amount in dispute: BRL 32 million.

Consulting. Language: Portuguese. Disputes regarding the execution and implementation of contracts in the telecommunications industry.

Recognitions

2nd place in the Thesis Contest “Prof. Albert H. Kritzer” about the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

Honorable mentions “Best Oralist”, “Best Team Orals” and “Best Memorandum for Respondent” due to her participations at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition.

Associations

Member of the New York State Bar.

Member of ArbitralWomen.

Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr).

Member of the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (Young ICCA).

Member of the Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC-YAF).

Member of the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG-LCIA).

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