André Abbud is a partner in arbitration and litigation at BMA – Barbosa Müssnich Aragão. He has extensive experience in the resolution of complex and commercial disputes, handling cases involving large companies both before the major arbitral institutions and the courts. He also acts as an arbitrator.
He represents national and international clients in a variety of matters involving corporate, infrastructure and contract issues, in Brazil and abroad. His clients come from a broad range of sectors, such as finance, steelmaking, textiles, construction, logistics, mining, energy, and agribusiness.
André is vice president of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian Business Arbitration Chamber (CAMARB). He is a member of the steering committee of the Young Lawyers subcommittee of the International Bar Association (IBA Arb40) and of the IBA rules and guidelines subcommittee. André is also a member of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALArb), and the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (IBDP).
André is a professor at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas law school (FGV Direito SP), and of the advanced arbitration course of the Sao Paulo Lawyers Association (AASP). He has authored the books Soft law and Evidence Gathering in International Arbitration (2014), Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Brazil (2008), and Specific Performance of the Shareholders’ Agreements (2006).
Andre has a PhD in law from the University of São Paulo (USP) (2013); an LLM from Harvard Law School (2008); and an LLM (2007) and an LLB (2002) from USP.
WWL says: André de Albuquerque Cavalcanti Abbud is “vastly experienced” and “a real strategist”.
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