Cláudio Finkelstein
Contracts Law, Corporate matters, Private and Public International law

Mr. Finkelstein is a Part time Professor of Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and an Arbitration Attorney – Mr. Finkelstein has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (1989), LL.M in International Law from the University of Miami (1991), Ph.d. in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (2000) and Full Tenure (Livre-Docência) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (2011). He is currently a Professor at both Graduate and Post Graduate levels, where he coordinates the Post Graduate Studies International Law Department as well as the newly created Arbitration Law Chapter of Studies. Mr. Finkelstein is also the Vice-President of the Brazilian Society of International Law and Director of the Brazilian Institute of Constitutional Law. Mr. Finkelstein is the Editor of the Brazilian Constitutional and International Law Review, published by RT. Former Coordinator of the International Contracts Course at COGEAE and Fundação Getúlio Vargas/SP. Current Coordinator of International Contracts Course at IICS and Arbitration Law at COGEAE/PUC. Mr. Finkelstein is an Arbitrator included in the Roaster of the main Arbitration Institutions in the Country and has a vast experience in handling both domestic and international arbitrations. His practice focuses on Contracts Law, Corporate matters, Private and Public International law.


Maria Eugênia Finkelstein
Corporate Law, International Joint Ventures

Mrs. Maria Eugênia Reis Finkelstein holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (2000) and a PhD in Commercial Law from the University of São Paulo (2003). She is a Professor at the Faculty of Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo; at the São Paulo Law School (EPD) and Coordinator of the specialization course in Corporate Law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FVG-SP). Mrs. Finkelstein is author of several works; she is an Arbitrator of SP ARBITRAL and has experience in the area of Law, with emphasis on Corporate Law, International Joint Ventures and international e-commerce.


Luciana Palma de Godoi
Contractual Law, Corporate Law and Arbitration

Luciana Palma de Godoi Bastasini is a laywer with degree at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, where she also coursed postgraduation in Contractual Law, the one of most importants branchs of activity of Finkelstein Advogados. Besides it, she also develope activities at the other areas of the office, specially Corporate Law and Arbitration   During two years, Luciana was the monitor at the Course of Corporate Law of GVLaw, in Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and she also contributes to the attendance of clients of many nationalities, considering her experience with English and French languages


Marcelo Ricardo Escobar (Consultor)
Litigation and Arbitration Attorney

Mr. Escobar is the coordinator of the Post Graduate Studies in Arbitration at Faculdade de Direito Damásio, and a visiting Professor at the Post Graduate Program of Mackenzie University. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), holds a PhD and a Master degrees in Law.
 Mr. Escobar is a former Judge of the Administrative Tax Court of the State of Sao Paulo, and a former Member of Tax Council of the City of Sao Paulo. He is included in the roaster of arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and the Arbitration and Mediation Chamber of the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná (FIEP-CAM). He is also a Member of the Board of the Brazilian Chapter of Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA), a member of: London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the Arbitration and Public Law Commission of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC), and the Third Sector Commission of Brazilian Bar Association – Section of Sao Paulo.

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Maria Isabel Gori Montes

Holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from University of São Paulo (2019), completed the International Arbitration Training Course, offered by Leiden Law School in cooperation with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (2016), holds a Master of Laws degree and received a Business Law Certificate from UC Berkeley School of Law (2021). She is a member of the University of São Paulo’s Center of Studies and Research on Arbitration, which currently promotes a study on arbitrator challenge decisions for some of the biggest Brazilian arbitral institutions. She has also represented the University of São Paulo: as an oralist in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, in which the team classified to top 16 among more than 340 institutions, as well as received an Honorable Mention for the Claimant Memorandum (2017); and as a coach for the team that classified as runner-up in the Vis East Moot, as well as received honorable mentions for its oralists’ performance and Respondent Memorandum (2020).