Legal Counsel at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); Course Leader at the Swiss International Law School (SiLS)
Gustavo has worked for over fifteen years with matters pertaining to cross-border dispute resolution mechanisms, international commercial law, international sales law, intellectual property law, and private international law.
In particular, he has experience as counsel, expert, and academic with respect to art law, entertainment and intellectual property disputes, including in relation to artist representation and copyright, trademark, domain names and patent arbitration and mediation. He has published extensively in these areas and is the seasoned author of influential articles and papers, some of which are cited in judicial courts around the world. He has written critically acclaimed books on these topics, the most recent of which being Negotiating International Commercial Contracts – Practical Exercises (Eleven, 2020). Gustavo is also frequently invited to speak, moderate and chair conferences, symposia and workshops globally.
Gustavo has managed many hundreds of arbitrations, mediations and expert determinations in his capacity as legal counsel at the LCIA and as a legal officer at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center. His experience spans across a broad variety of industry sectors, jurisdictions, and legal areas, including in connection with art fairs, art exhibitions, copyright and entertainment law.
Gustavo is admitted to practice in Brazil and Portugal and was appointed to the CAfA Arbitration pool in April 2021.
Gustavo’s educational background includes: Bachelor's Degree (LLB) and Master’s Degree (LLM) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; and a PhD Degree from the University of Basel, Switzerland.
Jurisdiction: Brazil and Portugal