Practice areas: Constitutional law, administrative law, regulatory law, international law, civil law, civil procedural law, litigation, arbitration, public tenders, government contracts, public–private partnerships, international relations.
Academic background: Graduated in Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), in 1972. Master’s of Law (LLM) from the University of Michigan, US. Doctor of Public Law from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Mediator formed by the Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de Paris – CMAP. Completed the Programme on Negotiation and Advanced Mediation Workshop: Mediating Complex Disputes Harvard Law School, and the Public Law course offered by the London School of Economics (LSE).
Memberships: Federal board member of the Brazilian Bar Association. Member of the Brazilian Bar Association. Member of the Brazilian Lawyers' Institute. Member of the Brazilian Constitutional Law Institute. Member of the Brazilian Association of Democratic Constitutionalists. Member of the American Bar Association. Member of the State of São Paulo Lawyers' Association.
Professional experience: Honorary lifetime member of the firm’s executive committee. Sub-Attorney General of the Republic, retired. Full professor of constitutional law at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. Full professor of constitutional law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Visiting professor at the Panthéon-Assas Paris II University Law School, France. Former visiting professor at the University of Montpellier Law School, France. Former visiting professor at the Harvard Law School, US. Former government and administration secretary for the State of Rio de Janeiro. Former government secretary for the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro. Former head prosecutor for the Office of the Regional Attorney General of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Former chairman of the Legal Committee for the American Chamber of Commerce in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro Chapter). Author of several books and articles.
DOB: 6 July 1949.
Firm unit: Siqueira Castro – Advogados / Rio de Janeiro.
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