Luis Antonio da Gama e Silva Neto, with over 15 years of experience in legal practice, heralds from a long line of lawyers: his grandfather was the Minister of Justice and his father was a renowned jurist. A founding partner of CFGS, Luis has first-chaired many high profile cases, representing local and international corporations on a wide range of disputes concerning real estate, construction, corporate and administrative law.
Prior to his work at CFGS, Luis practiced for more than 10 years at a highly regarded litigation boutique in Brazil, where he served as Head of Litigation for eight years. Luis also co-chaired several commercial arbitration cases.
As a founding partner of CFGS Luis has represented sophisticated clients in high stakes disputes in federal and state court, as well as in arbitration. Luis’s practice focuses on representing major Brazilian companies in commercial disputes in court and in domestic arbitration, including most recently, for clients in the financial services, corporate law, real state and construction sectors.
LL.M in Procedural Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC/SP (2009).
J.D. from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2003).
Course on International Arbitration jointly provided by Columbia University School of Law, through its Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA), and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) (2015).
Languages: Portuguese, English and Italian.
Member, Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Section, since 2003 (License Nº 216.068).
Member, Brazilian Arbitration Committee.
“The Creditor in the New CPC”, article co-authored with André de Luizi Correia and Rodrigo Ribeiro Fleury, published in “Revista de Direito Bancário e do Mercado de Capitais”, vol. 70, oct. – dec. 2015.
“The New Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure: a preliminary overview”, co-authored with André de Luizi Correia, published in Lawyer Issue Magazine, September 2015.
“A Repercussão Geral no Recurso Extraordinário”, master’s dissertation published in 2009.