Diogo Squeff Fries has over 10 years of experience as a litigator with considerable hands-on experience defending his clients in complex litigation cases. He has litigated domestic and international disputes pending before Brazilian Federal, State, and Superior Courts (including class action claims), arbitration institutions and administrative/regulatory bodies. He has represented Brazilian and foreign clients in disputes related to commercial, corporate, consumer, restructuring and bankruptcy matters and has lead a docket of strategic cases, from first instance to appellate levels, including delivering oral arguments and taking depositions.
Internationally, Diogo earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Georgetown University, with a certificate in international arbitration and dispute resolution (2015/2016). During 2016 he worked at the legal department of International Finance Corporation (the private sector arm of the World Bank Group), in Washington, DC, USA, first as a Legal Extern and then as a Legal Consultant, focusing on deals regarding workouts and litigation in Latin America, private equity investments, project finance and public private partnerships.
• Master of Laws (LL.M.) with a certificate in international arbitration and dispute resolution (Georgetown University, 2016).
• Post-graduate Degree in Civil Procedure (ABDPC, 2010).
• Bachelor´s degree in law (PUCRS, 2006).
• The Legal 500 – City – Brazil: Dispute Resolution (Next Generation Partners): Porto Alegre (2022).
• Chambers Brazil – Regions: Dispute Resolution (2021)
• Leaders League Brazil 2021 – Bankruptcy.
• Legal 500 Latin America 2021 – Dispute Resolution: litigation.
• Legal 500 Latin America 2021 – Corporate and M&A – Next Generation Partners.
• Latin Lawyers 250 – Litigation (2020-2021).
• Governability at what price? – Zero Hora, 2015.
• The Issue of Land and State Omission – Zero Hora, 2015.
• Repercussions of the Supreme Court´s Decision Regarding Indigenous Land – Jornal de Londrina, 2013.
• Supreme Court to Make Decisive Decision Regarding Indigenous Land – Consultor Jurídico, 2013.
• Member of the International Bar Association.
• Member of the American Bar Association.
• Member of the International Chamber of Commerce.
• Member of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
• Member of the Georgetown International Arbitration Society.
• Member of the Latin America Law Students of Georgetown.
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