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Paulo Guilherme Lopes

Paulo Guilherme Lopes

Practice Areas

Arbitration.

Agribussines, Automotive, Banking and Finance, Consumer, Litigation and Conflict Resolution, Complex Contracts and Negotiations, Economic and Competition / Antitrust, Energy and Natural Resources, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Management of Legal and Arbitration Assets and Credit Rights, Real Estate, Industry and Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Administrative & Public Law, Chemistry, Restructuring of Debts and Credits, Insurance, Corporate, Telecommunications, Shipping and Logistics.

Contact

Phone number: +55 11 3847-3902
Email: paulogml@tostoadv.com

History/Profile

Mr. Lopes has almost 30 years of experience in conducting business disputes and is recognized by specialized national and international publications as one of the most important Brazilian lawyers. Acted in complex cases of arbitration and litigation, dealing with businesses in the areas of infrastructure, financial services, corporate issues, debt restructuring and commercial contracts.

According to the publication the Legal 500 “under the leadership of Paulo Guilherme de Mendonça Lopes, the litigation cases conducted by Leite, Tosto e Barros are complex and involve high values, especially in relation to corporate and infrastructure issues”.

Acknowledgements

Chambers Global – Dispute Resolution (2008 to 2015).

Chambers Latin America – Dispute Resolution: Litigation (2010 to 2015).

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Litigation (2009 to 2010).

The Legal 500 – Bankruptcy and Restructuring (2014 to 2019).

The Legal 500 – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Litigation (2014 to 2018).

LACCA, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association – Litigation (2015 to 2016).

Análise Advocacia 500 – Civil Law (2007 to 2017).

He has also been recognized by the publication Análise Advocacia 500 for his performance in commercial contracts and consumer law

Educational Background

Graduated in Law from Universidade Mackenzie.

Other Activities

President of the Special Commission for Mediation and Arbitration of the Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo section, from 2016 to 2018.

He was assistant professor of civil law and civil procedure at PUC/SP between 1992 and 2006. He is the co-author of the book O Processo de Tiradentes and Justiça no Brasil – 200 Anos de História, in addition to articles published in specialized journals.

In addition, Paulo Guilherme has given several lectures, among which we can highlight the following:

In what cases arbitration could help your company and how to broaden the chances of success in an arbitration proceeding: in the Congress promoted by Lacca, in São Paulo/SP (April 2015)

General aspects of arbitration: at the XXI National Conference of Lawyers, of the Brazilian Bar Association, in Curitiba/PR (November 2011);

The arbitration clause in contracts: principles and relevant aspects: in the São Paulo section, of the Brazilian Bar Association (September 2011);

Legal interest, arrears and penalties for default of contractual obligations according to the new Civil Code: organized by International Business Communications – IBC, held in São Paulo/SP (October 2003);

Comparative analysis and critical points among limited companies and corporations: organized by IBC, held in São Paulo (October 2003);

Main changes to the new Civil Code in banking, financial and mercantile practices: organized by IBC, held in São Paulo/SP (August 2003);

New company rules according to the new Civil Code: organized by IBC, held in São Paulo/SP (May 2003);

Clarifying the changes and obligations of the new Civil Code in financial institutions: organized by IBC, held in São Paulo/SP (February 2003);

The new Brazilian Civil code and companies: organized by Mission, held in São Paulo/SP (November 2002).

Languages

Portuguese and English.
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