Pool of Arbitrators

Napoleão Casado Filho

Managing Partner and Founder, Clasen, Caribé & Casado Filho Sociedade de Advogados; Founder and First Vice-President, CIArb Brazil Branch

Napoleão is an attorney and arbitrator focused on international commercial, intellectual property and infrastructure law. He is a Fellow and founding member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Brazil Branch and serves as its First Vice-President. He is a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC/SP) and at the João Pessoa University Center (UNIPÊ), teaching graduate and postgraduate courses on International Law and Arbitration and coaching the teams that represent PUC/SP and UNIPÊ at the National Brazilian Arbitration Competition and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Napoleão is also a professor at the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets (IBMEC), teaching an L.L.M. in Commercial Arbitration. Napoleão has published extensively on issues related to international law, arbitration, third-party funding and financial markets disputes.

Napoleão’s law practice has included arbitration since 2008. He has served as Arbitrator in a wide range of commercial and infrastructure disputes at both the domestic and international level. He is a member of the list of arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), EUROCHAMBERS, and the Agribusiness Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation of the Paraná State Federation System of Industries (CAMFIEP). He is a member of the Energy and Arbitration Committee of the Commercial Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration – Brazil (CAMARB) and of the Board of the Higher School of the Attorney General of the State of São Paulo – EPSGE/SP. He has participated in events sponsored by PUC/SP, UNIPÊ and by the Brazilian Bar Association, giving public speeches, lectures and presentations about International Law and Arbitration. He was appointed to the original Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020. He is the Co-Founder of the Research Groups on Arbitration and International Commerce at PUC/SP and UNIPÊ, and has been recognized, both by the market and the academic community, as one of the people responsible for furthering the advancement of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Brazil, mainly by fostering its study among young practitioners and students.

Napoleão’s educational background includes: Federal University of Paraíba (Bachelor of Laws); Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (Master and Doctor of Laws); and Société de Législation Comparée/ Université Paris II – Pantheon-Assas (Post-Doctoral Research).

Jurisdiction: Brazil