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  • Cornell Law School, Candidate for LL.M., May 2019
  • LL.M. Representative, International Arbitration Society & Alternative Dispute Resolution Society
  • São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV, L.L.B.
  • Member, FGV’s Law School Academic Center (2010)
  • Assistant Coach, Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot and the 4th Brazilian Arbitration Competition – CAMARB (2013/2014)
  • Competitor and Speaker, Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna and the 2nd and 3rd Brazilian Arbitration Competition – CAMARB (2011/2013)
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter (OAB/SP)
  • New York bar admission pending; practicing under the supervision of New York attorneys

Rafael C. Savastano

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Rafael Savastano's practice focuses on commercial and corporate dispute resolution.

Mr. Savastano currently works as a litigation associate at Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo, Brazil. Prior to working at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Mr. Savastano worked as a teaching assistant at the São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV, and served as a member of the Board of the Directors for the Brazilian Association for Arbitration Students.

Representative Matters

  • Acted as counsel in more than 40 cases before State and Federal Courts in Brazil (including the Superior Courts), and in approximately 10 national and international arbitration proceedings
  • Advised one of the world’s largest hedge funds in an arbitration regarding a USD 100 million investment in a manufacturing plant in Brazil
  • Advised the world’s largest advertising firm in a litigation running for more than 20 years before Brazilian Courts
  • Regularly advised a US-based private equity firm in disputes related to its investments in Brazil
  • Advised the leading global construction materials and solutions company in a litigation against its former minority shareholder before Brazilian Courts