With more than 25 years of experience, Mr Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca’s practice focuses on dispute resolution, including arbitration and court litigation. Over the years, Mr Fonseca has acted in several high-profile cases in various areas of business law, in Brazil and abroad. He acts both as counsel and arbitrator, in domestic and international proceedings under the rules of various institutions, as well as in ad hoc cases. He also has extensive experience in arbitration-related court litigation. Mr Fonseca is a member of the ICC Latin American group of arbitration, the vice president of the arbitration commission of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro section, and the vice president of the Brazilian Centre of Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA). He was one of the coordinators of the pro bono arbitration counsel programme providing legal assistance and representation before the Court of Arbitration for Sport-CAS ad hoc divisions during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and was certified by the DRBF to participate in dispute boards in contracts related to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Mr Fonseca is a member of the lists of arbitrators of various institutions and was the chief editor of the Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação (2004-2013). He is a lecturer in matters of arbitration at the Superior School of Advocacy of the Brazilian Bar Association, in Rio de Janeiro. He has authored several legal articles and is a frequent guest speaker in courses, conferences and seminars in Brazil and abroad. Mr Fonseca is fluent in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.
WWL says: Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca is considered to be “a seasoned arbitrator with a depth of knowledge about arbitral procedure”.
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