Roberto is an advocate lawyer and arbitrator with expertise in commercial and investment arbitration, public international law, international intellectual property law and energy disputes. Admitted to practice in Brazil (2003) and Portugal (2017), he represents and advises clients on international and domestic arbitration, including arbitral proceedings under the CCEE Arbitration Convention, and other means of dispute resolution, such as mediation, expert determination, ICC DOCDEX and domain name dispute resolution (UDRP). Roberto also acts as legal expert in different jurisdictions.
Roberto is also a senior lecturer in law with St Mary's University in London, where he teaches English commercial law and sport law on the LLB programme, and international arbitration and international intellectual property law on the LLM programme.
Roberto is a former partner of the arbitration practice of Mayer Brown LLP in São Paulo. Before joining Mayer Brown LLP, he was a lawyer with Sergio Bermudes Advogados, one of the top dispute resolution law firms in Brazil. Roberto was also a member of the international arbitration and public international law practice of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in Washington, DC.
Roberto holds an LLB from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and a GDL from BPP University, a specialisation certificate in public international law from the University of Vienna, Austria, an LLM in International Dispute Resolution and Management from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy - CEPMLP (University of Dundee, United Kingdom), and a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London.