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Professor Judith Martins-Costa, founding partner of the law firm Judith Martins-Costa Advogados, is an independent legal consultant, acting in both arbitration and judicial proceedings, and in non-contentious cases concerning matters relating to Brazilian private law. She provides legal opinions for matters of private law relating to Civil and Commercial Law. In recent years, Professor Martins-Costa has served as an arbitrator, having been appointed as a member of the list of arbitrators for the following arbitration chambers, among others: CAM-CCBC; (Read More)

Mariana Pargendler is a Professor of Law at the Fundação Getulio Vargas School of Law in São Paulo (FGV Direito SP), where she teaches in its undergraduate and masters programs. She also serves as Director of FGV’s Center for Law, Economics, and Governance. Mariana is a Global Associate Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law (Buenos Aires campus). In 2014 and 2015, Mariana taught as a Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. She has taught a number of courses, including Obligations and Contract Law; (Read More)

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. (Read More)

Rafael Branco Xavier is a lawyer and a LL.M. student in Civil Law at the University of São Paulo's Law School (Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo - USP). He has been part of the firm since 2010, undertaking research related to legal opinions and monitoring arbitration proceedings. He graduated in Law cum laude from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Law School (Faculdade de Direito Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, 2013). (Read More)

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Pietro Benedetti Teixeira Webber is a lawyer (OAB/RS 93.650) and graduated in Law from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Law School (Faculdade de Direito Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, 2019). He has been part of the firm since 2015, collaborating in arbitration proceedins, undertaking research related to legal opinions and contributing in editing Professor Dr.habil Judith Martins-Costa's legal pulications. Pietro also works in advisory and litigation matters on tort law and contracts. (Read More)

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