Founder of the Sergio Bermudes Law Firm, Professor Bermudes graduated in law from Guanabara State University Law School and took a PhD course in the history of Roman and Portuguese civil procedure at the University of São Paulo (USP). A professor of civil procedure at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Dr Bermudes has been recognised for years both in Brazil and abroad as a leading practitioner in the fields of civil procedure, domestic and international arbitration.
Professor Bermudes has sat as co-arbitrator and chairman in several arbitration proceedings and represented clients as counsel in both domestic and international arbitrations, under the rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, AAA and Brazilian institutions, as well as in arbitration-related judicial proceedings before Brazilian courts. He has appeared as an expert witness before national and international arbitral tribunals and United States courts.
His legal practice in Brazil and abroad encompasses corporate law, construction, energy law, infrastructure, public-private partnerships, insurance, reinsurance and corporate reorganisation, among others. He represents several leading corporations and domestic and transnational groups.
He was appointed judge on the State of Rio de Janeiro Electoral Tribunal from 1986 through 1988 and was one of the five members of the Commission appointed by the Brazilian Government in 1985 to review the Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure.
He is the author of several books, essays and treatises on a wide range of legal issues, published in Brazil and abroad.
Sergio Bermudes Advogados, which has offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia, has for several years been ranked a leading litigation and arbitration firm.
WWL says: Disputes specialist Sergio Bermudes enjoys a stellar reputation in the Brazilian market thanks to his tenacity and expertise in ICC arbitrations.
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