Júlio César Bueno has been a partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados since 2001. He is based in São Paulo and has considerable national and international experience focusing on the practice of construction law and engineering contracts (including the use of FIDIC and NEC standard forms), project finance, public procurement, as well on arbitrations, mediations and dispute boards.
He represents some of the world’s largest organisations (owners, multilateral agencies, financial institutions, contractors and developers) in their global infrastructure and construction projects located throughout Brazil and the rest of Latin America as well as Africa. He assists clients across the entire project spectrum; some recent examples include gas facilities, power plants (nuclear, coal-fired, gas-fired, combined cycle, hydro), wind farms, steel manufacturing facilities, copper-mining facilities, coal mining facilities and ports.
He is the president of the Brazilian chapter of the Latin America Society of Construction Law. He is also a member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, and acts as officer of the International Bar Association’s Latin American regional forum and is a former officer of the International Bar Association’s international construction law committee.
He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FRICS), a fellow of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers (FIACL), member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), and a member of the São Paulo Engineering Institute Arbitration and Mediation Chamber.
He holds a law degree from the University of São Paulo Law School (LLB 1991); a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge (LLM 1995); and a doctorate from the University of São Paulo Law School (PhD 2001).
Júlio César Bueno was a member of the committee responsible for the translation of the FIDIC Red Book and FIDIC Silver Book editions to Portuguese. He has published several articles on matters relating to civil procedure law, energy, engineering contracts, infrastructure and construction law.
He has been listed among the “Most Highly Regarded Individuals in Construction Law”, by Who's Who Legal. He is recommended in Who’s Who Legal (for construction, project finance and public procurement); Chambers Latin America (for construction and projects, dispute resolution); Practical Law Company (for construction and projects); IFLR1000, the International Financial Law Review (for project finance) and Análise da Advocacia Brazilian directory (for construction and projects, dispute resolution and contracts).
WWL says: Widely recognised for his prestigious practice, Julio Cesar Bueno is regarded by peers and clients alike as one of the foremost construction lawyers in the country.
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