André de Luizi Correia has been practicing law for more than 25 years and is a founding partner of CFGS.
His main area of practice is commercial arbitration, representing some of Brazil´s biggest construction companies and financial institutions, as well as some of the World´s most important private equity firms and sovereign funds.
His current caseload involves disputes with billions at stake, arising from construction projects, infrastructure, energy, financial services, merger and acquisitions, among others. He is also recognized for his experience in handling oil and gas cases.
Prior to forming CFGS, Andre served for almost ten years as the Co-Head of Litigation and Arbitration for a leading Brazilian law firm.
LL.M with honors in Business Law from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (2014).
LLM in Procedural Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC/SP (1999).
J.D. from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC/SP (1995).
Languages: Portuguese, English and Italian.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Winner of Client´s Choice 2019 for Arbitration & ADR.
Recognized by Leaders League 2019 as a rising star individual in commercial arbitration.
Appointed by Análise 500 2019 as one of the best arbitration lawyers in Brazil.
Listed in Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global as one of Brazil’s leading lawyers in Dispute Resolution – Arbitration and Litigation (2013-2019).
Appointed by LACCA – Latin American Corporate Counsel Association as one of Brazil’s Though Leaders in Litigation (2018).
Recommended by Who’s Who Legal in the categories of Arbitration and Litigation (2013-2019).
Member, Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Section, since 1996 (License Nº 137.878)
Member, Support and Research Committee of “Revista de Processo” [Procedural Law Review] since 2000.
Member, Advisory Board to “Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação” [Arbitration and Mediation Review] from 2012 to 2015.
Member, Committee for Studies on Banking Law of the Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Section since 2014.
Member, Brazilian Arbitration Committee.
Lecturer of procedural law in the Specialization Program (COGEAE) of Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC/SP since 2000.
“Disregard of Legal Entity: A Current Overview”, part of the collective work Banking Law, coord. Márcio Calil de Assumpção e Gabriel J. de Orleans e Bragança, Ed. Quartier Latin, São Paulo: 2019.
“The Creditor in the New CPC”, article co-authored with Rodrigo Ribeiro Fleury and Luis Antonio da Gama e Silva Neto, published in “Revista de Direito Bancário e do Mercado de Capitais”, vol. 70, oct. – dec. 2015.
“Remedies for Breach of Contract: a Brazilian Perspective”, Part of the collective work Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, coordinated by Dennis Campbell, published in 2015 by Kluwer Law International.
“The New Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure: a preliminary overview”, article co-authored with Luis Antonio da Gama e Silva Neto, published in Lawyer Issue Magazine, September, 2015.
“The Regulatory Framework of the Gas Industry in Brazil: a brief overview”, article published in Lawyer Issue Magazine, March, 2015
“Brazil – Civil Procedure’, co-authored with Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca, part of the collective work International Civil Procedure, coordinated by Dennis Campbell and Christian Campbell, 3rd edition published in 2014 by Juris Publishing, Huntington.
“O papel das Agências Reguladoras nas abitragens envolvendo contratos da indústria de gás e petróleo”, in Câmara Portuguesa em Revista – nº 1110, São Paulo, 2014
“The limits of confidentiality in arbitration. A Brazilian perspective”, part of the collective work Yearbook on International Arbitration – Volume III, coordinated by Marianne Roth and Michael Geistlinger, with the assistance of Marianne Stegner, published in 2013 by Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, Vienna, ps. 119-137.
“Brazil – Civil Procedure”, co-authored with Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca, part of the collective work International Civil Procedure, coordinated by Dennis Campbell and Christian Campbell, 2nd edition published in 2012 by Juris Publishing, Huntington, 28 ps.
“A confidencialidade na arbitragem. Fundamentos e limites”, co-authored with Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca, part of the collective work “Arbitragem. Temas Contemporâneos”, coordinated by Selma Ferreira Lemes and Inez Balbino, published in 2012 by Editora Quartier Latin, São Paulo, ps. 415-448.
Case law study on derivatives and arbitration, article included in the law review “Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação v. 23”, published in 2009 by Editora RT, São Paulo.
Case law study on gas supply and arbitration, article included in the law review “Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação v. 19”, published in 2008 by Editora RT, São Paulo.
“Gás natural: competência federal vs. Competência estadual”, paper co-authored with Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca, presented at the “Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference 2008”, Rio de Janeiro, September 2008.
“A penhora de numerário por meio eletrônico”, article included in the law review “Revista do Advogado v. 92”, published in 2007 by São Paulo Lawyer´s Association, ps. 72-88.
“Em defesa da penhora on line”, article included in the law review “Revista de Processo v. 125”, published in 2005 by Editora RT, São Paulo, ps. 92-152.
“Os Recursos interpostos contra decisões proferidas antes da citação – Necessidade de Contra-razões?”, part of the collective work “Aspectos Polêmicos e Atuais dos Recursos Cíveis v. 4”, coordinated by Nelson Nery Jr. and Teresa Arruda Alvim Wambier, published in 2001 by Editora RT, São Paulo.
“A Citação no Direito Processual Civil Brasileiro”, published in 2001 by Editora RT, São Paulo.