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Alexandre Aroeira Salles Belo Horizonte / Brazil
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Personal Details Born 1973, married, 3 children
Education 1992 – 1997 Bachelor of Law at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
1998 – 2001 Master of Law at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
2013 – 2016 (predicted) Doctorate at PUC University, São Paulo, Brazil
Qualifications and Past Experience Founded Aroeira Salles Advogados specializing in construction law (1998)
Current Occupation Founding partner, Aroeira Salles Advogados.
Lawyer, advisory and contentious, representing clients in courts at all levels including the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court, Superior Court of Justice and Federal Court of Accounts.
Expertise Construction, oil and gas and energy contracts (including FIDIC); construction claims and disputes (judicial and arbitration); public and private bidding processes; PPPs and concession arrangements. Alexandre has also worked with international firms on arbitrations in New York.
Current Matters Submarine shipyard and naval base (US$ 3.64 billion)
Rio de Janeiro petrochemical complex (US$ 3.55 billion)
Abreu and Lima oil refinery (US$ 3.9 billion)
North-South Railway (US$ 1.62 billion)
Angra 3 Nuclear Power Plant (US$ 1.3 billion)
Selected Publications “The historical evolution of Brazilian public tendering processes”, 1998, publication of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).
“The Brazilian law on public contracts and managerial administration”, 2000, journal of the law faculty of FUMEC University.
“The rule of law and administrative reform”, 2002, dissertation for the law faculty of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).
“Case law of the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court in relation to the power of the Courts of Auditors to declare administrative contracts void”, in the publication “Administrative law in the case law of the Brazilian superior courts: A tribute to Professor Celso Antônio de Mello”, 2014, Belo Horizonte: Fórum.
Academic Activities Founding member of the Brazil Infrastructure Institute and the Brazilian Institute of Law and Control of the Public Administration (IBDCAP).
Professor of Administrative, Constitutional and Tax Law at FUMEC University between 1999 and 2006.
Alexandre also regularly delivers presentations on Brazilian construction and regulatory law.
My ICLA-Philosophy To open up channels of communication between South America and the rest of the world in the area of construction law, in order to learn from the expertise of others and also contribute to the understanding of South American construction law.