Letícia Abdalla has a major experience in arbitration and complex litigation, with over 15 years of experience in handling a wide range of disputes regarding mergers and acquisitions, construction contracts, telecom services, oil and gas exploitation, energy generation and distribution, corporate disputes, real state development, financial services, and numerous court disputes relating to arbitration.
Prior to joining CFGS, Letícia served as the Secretary-General of the Chamber of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration CIESP/FIESP, one of Brazil´s leading and most respected arbitration and mediation centers, being responsible for the coordination of the Chamber’s services as well as the management of more than 110 proceedings.
Previously, Letícia practiced law for over 10 years at one of the most renowned litigation and arbitration firms in Brazil, as a Senior Associate at the commercial arbitration area, acting in domestic and international arbitrations, and in judicial proceedings related to arbitration together with André de Luizi Correia and Rodrigo Ribeiro Fleury.
LL.M. summa cum laude in Private Law with specialization in international commercial arbitration, Utrecht Universiteit, The Netherlands (2005).
J.D. from Universidade de São Paulo – USP (2000).
Languages: Portuguese and English.
Member, Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Section, since 2001 (License No. 182.490).
Member, Brazilian Arbitration Committee.
“ICC Masterclass for Arbitrators”, São Paulo (2014).
“International Arbitration Advocacy Workshop – Questioning of Fact Witnesses in International Arbitration”, organized by FIAA – Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy, São Paulo (2011).
Secretary of the Editorial Council of “Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação” [Arbitration and Mediation Review] (2011-2013).
Assistant of Professors Selma Ferreira Lemes and Pedro Batista Martins in the Arbitration Post-Graduation Program of Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV, São Paulo (2009).
“Processo de escolha e nomeação de árbitro”, published at 20 anos da lei da arbitragem: homenagem a Petrônio R. Muniz; CARMONA et. al.; São Paulo: Atlas, 2017, to be published.
“Algumas questões ainda polêmicas na Homologação de Sentença Arbitral Estrangeira”, co-author with Vera Cecília Monteiro de Barros, published at Arbitragem: temas contemporâneos; LEMES, Selma, BALBINO, Inez (Coord.); São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2012; p. 382-414.
“Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Brazil”, co-author with Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca, published at Yearbook on international arbitration, ROTH, Marianne; GEISTLINGER, Michael (Ed.); Antwerp: Intersentia, 2012; p. 167-176.
“The Principle of Competence-Competence and Conflicts Between State Court and Arbitral Jurisdiction in Brazil”, co-author with Ana Gerdau de Borja, published at the Dispute Resolution Journal – ADRNew – What’s New in Latin American ADR?; Maurício Gomm-Santos (Ed).
“Execução de título extrajudicial. Existência de cláusula compromissória. Exceção de pré-executividade”, published at Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação, Ed. RT, São Paulo, a. 4, n. 15, out./dez. 2007, p. 217-224.