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Escritorio de Advocacia Sergio Bermudes
PACA XV de Novembro, nr 20,
Centro Cep 20010-010
Rio De Janeiro

Tel: +55 21 3221 9000
Fax: +55 21 3221 9001


Founder of the Sergio Bermudes Law Firm, Professor Bermudes graduated in law from Guanabara State University Law School and took a PhD course in the history of Roman and Portuguese civil procedure at the University of São Paulo (USP). A professor of civil procedure at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Dr Bermudes has been recognised for years both in Brazil and abroad as a leading practitioner in the fields of civil procedure, domestic and international arbitration.

Professor Bermudes has sat as co-arbitrator and chairman in several arbitration proceedings and represented clients as counsel in both domestic and international arbitrations, under the rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, AAA and Brazilian institutions, as well as in arbitration related judicial proceedings before Brazilian courts. He has appeared as an expert witness before national and international arbitral tribunals and United States courts.

His legal practice in Brazil and abroad encompasses corporate law, construction, energy law, infrastructure, public-private partnerships, insurance, reinsurance and corporate reorganisation, among others. He represents several leading corporations and domestic and transnational groups.

He was appointed judge on the State of Rio de Janeiro Electoral Tribunal from 1986 through 1988 and was one of the five members of the Commission appointed by the Brazilian Government in 1985 to review the Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure.

He is the author of several books, essays and treatises on a wide range of legal issues, published in Brazil and abroad.

Sergio Bermudes Advogados, which has offices in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Brasilia, has for several years been ranked a leading litigation and arbitration firm.

Sergio Bermudes Advogados:

Over the past 38 years, it has represented companies operating in a broad range of commercial activities including telecommunications and media, energy, oil & gas, banking and finance, insurance, airline services, rail, road and maritime transport systems and public service concessionaires, among others.

In addition to representing clients before national and international courts and tribunals, Sergio Bermudes Advogados has extensive experience of pro-active legal work, providing advice and assistance on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious issues including strategic planning aimed at avoiding future litigation and cost-effective negotiated settlement of potential and existing disputes.

Members of the firm are strongly encouraged to continue legal study post qualification and several have been awarded postgraduate degrees from prestigious universities in Brazil, the United States and Europe. Some of our lawyers lecture part-time at local universities at both graduate and postgraduate levels, as well as contributing to in-house education and speaking at national and international conferences.

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