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Júlio César Bueno São Paulo, Brazil
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Education Bachelor’s degree the University of São Paulo Law School (LLB, 2001). Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge (LLM, 1995) and a doctorate from the University of São Paulo Law School (PhD, 2001).
Qualifications and Past Experience Founder and Board member of the International Construction Law Association (ICLA).
Founder fellow of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers (IACL).
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
Officer of the Latin American & Caribbean Users’ Council for the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
President of the Brazilian Society of Construction Law (SCL Brazil)
Past president of Region 2 of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF).
Officer of the International Bar Association’s International Construction Projects Committee (IBA ICP).
Legal diretor of the Brazilian Association of Consulting Engineers (ABCE).
Co-coordinator of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee’s Working Group on Arbitration in Infrastructure Contracts (CBAr).
Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).
Member of the Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of the Institute of Engineering of São Paulo.
Member of the Brazilian Institute of Civil Procedure Law (IBDP).
Member of Center of Advanced Studies on Procedural Law (CEAPRO).
Current Occupation Partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados since 2001.
Head of the Projects, Construction Law and Engineering Contracts practice.
Expertise National and international experience focusing on the practice of projects, construction law and engineering contracts - including the use of FIDIC and NEC standard forms -, project finance and public procurement, as well as on arbitration and mediation proceedings, and dispute boards.
Current Matters Represents some of the world’s largest organisations (owners, multilateral agencies, financial institutions, contractors and developers) in global infrastructure and construction projects in Brazil, the rest of Latin America and Africa. Assists clients across the entire project spectrum, including gas facilities, power plants (nuclear, coal-fired, gas-fired, combined cycle and hydro), wind farms, steel manufacturing facilities, copper mining facilities, coal mining facilities and ports.
Selected Publications Bueno, Júlio César (editor and author). The Projects and Construction Review - Brazil Chapter. 1st to 10th editions. Law Business Research Ltd, London, 2010-2020.
Bueno, Júlio César. Construction - Brazil Chapter. 1st to 14th editions. Getting the Deal Through, London, 2006-2020.
Bueno, Júlio César et al. Country Comparative Guides: Force Majeure - Brazil. The Legal 500, London, 2020.
Academic Activities Volunteer Professor at University of São Paulo Law School.