Founding Member and Director, CIArb Brazil Branch; Founding and Managing Partner, Escobar Advogados
Marcelo is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of London (CIArb) and founding member and current Director of CIArb Brazil Branch. He is an attorney and arbitrator based in São Paulo, Brazil. He is also a founding and managing partner at Escobar Advogados, where he has been developing a practice on art, third sector, tax and international law in addition to his primary activity as a litigation lawyer. He is a current legal advisor to Brazilian Contemporary Art Association (ABACT).
He is included in the roster of arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and several Brazilian institutions (CAMFIEP, CBMAE, CAMES and CAMNORTE). Further, Marcelo was appointed to the Arbitration pool of CAfA in June 2020. He also has experience in resolving disputes as a former Judge of the Administrative Tax Court of the State of Sao Paulo, and a former Counselor Judge of Tax Council of the City of Sao Paulo.
Marcelo’s educational background includes: PhD and Master degrees in Law; Visiting Student at Durham University (UK); Postgraduate in Corporate Law and Civil Procedure. He is a professor at LL. M. in Arbitration at the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (IBMEC) and Post-Graduation in Arbitration at PUC/SP-COGEAE (TOP UK Santander Universities Award Winner, Makenzie/Santander Universities). He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and has an additional good command of French.