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Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti

Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti

Sergio Bermudes AdvogadosRua Professor Atílio Innocenti 1658º e 9ª andaresSão PauloBrazil04538-000

Global Leader

Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti is “a brilliant lawyer” who enjoys a strong international reputation for his impressive work on international law and high-value arbitration proceedings.


Fabiano Robalinho Cavalcanti holds an LLM from Harvard Law School (2000) and an LLB from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC/RJ, 1997). He is a partner at Sergio Bermudes Law Firm, the leading firm in arbitration and litigation in accordance with domestic and international rakings, with offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasília and Belo Horizonte. He is also a professor at FGV Law School in Rio de Janeiro, where he lectures on arbitration and private international law (conflicts of laws) since 2006.

After taking his LLM from Harvard Law School in 2000, he was admitted in the NY Bar and worked at Debevoise and Plimpton in New York until 2001 as a foreign intern.

Fabiano has broad experience in acting as counsel in domestic and international arbitration, as well as court litigation. He has represented clients in some of the main disputes in Brazil, quite often with developments in other jurisdictions. He is used to act together with foreign counsels in transnational litigation, with parallel proceedings in different jurisdictions and enforcement of foreign decisions.

Due to his experience and knowledge of Brazilian Law, he is often appointed as arbitrator in domestic and international disputes by parties and arbitral institutions as the ICC. He is a member of the ICC Latin American Group and a board member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAR). His name is included in the list of arbitrators of the main Brazilian arbitration institutions (CCBC, CBMA, FGV and CAMARB)

Fabiano is fluent in Portuguese, English and Spanish.

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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