Giovana Benetti is a lawyer and holds a PhD in Civil Law from the University of São Paulo’s Law School (Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo – USP). She specialized in Civil Procedure at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS), having graduated cum laude.
In recent years, she has gained experience acting as secretary in arbitral tribunals. During April and May 2015, Giovana was a visiting researcher at Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, Germany.
Giovana is a specialist in Civil Law and Arbitration. In arbitration, she has been awarded an honorable mention for her research entitled “Business Arbitration in Brazil and the Reflexes of Private Autonomy”, which was exhibited at the 1st Guido Fernando da Silva Soares Scientific Journey. She was awarded a scholarship in 2011 to attend the International Academy for Arbitration Law’s summer course in Paris. She participated in the 21st Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2013-2014) as USP Law School’s coach, achieving the first place in the General Rounds with the highest grades in the first four panels of the competition. Giovana also participated in the 19th edition (2011-2012) of the same competition as a speaker, representing the UFRGS Law School.
Giovana is a member of the Special Committee of Arbitration of OAB/RS; a member of the Professor Guido Soares Studies Group (“Núcleo de Estudos Professor Guido Soares”) of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canadá. (“CAM-CCBC”); a member of the Brazilian Committee of Arbitration (CBAr); and a member of the Brazilian Arbitration Student’s Association (ABEARB). She is also a member of the ABEARB’s board (2015 management).
Giovana has dedicated herself to studying Civil Law since graduating from law school, during which time she worked as a Voluntary Teaching Assistant for Professor Judith Martins-Costa in the courses of Law of Obligations and Comparative Law. She has also assisted Professor Francisco Paulo De Crescenzo Marino with the courses of General Theory of Private Law (2013/1) and Rights in rem (2014/2), at the USP Law School. Giovana is a member of the Private Law Institute and of the Culturalistic Studies Institute (Instituto de Estudos Culturalistas – IEC).