With a solid experience in commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, construction projects and intellectual property, Luis Peretti helps Brazilian and foreign clients overcome disputes through mediation, arbitration and litigation. He also works on conflict prevention, drafting contracts and devising efficient dispute management strategies. Before joining Souto Correa, Luis acquired experience in foreign law firms, having worked in arbitrations seated in several jurisdictions and administered by the major dispute resolution centers worldwide. He also served as Secretary-General of the Ciesp/Fiesp Chamber of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration.
Having graduated from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Luis Peretti furthered his studies at the Paris Institute of Political Sciences (SciencesPo) as well as at the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris II – Panthéon-Assas. Besides his knowledge of French, Luis is also a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker, visits China often and has an enduring interest on Asia.
• LL.B. Bachelor of Laws from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2006).
• Master in Global Business Law from the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne (2009).
• Masters in Comparative Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2009).
• Paris Institute of Political Sciences Diploma – SciencesPo (2009).
• Candidate at the Master of Civil Laws program at the University of São Paulo.
• The Legal 500 – Latin America – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2021 – 2022).
• Latin Lawyer 250 – Arbitration (2021).
• Author of the chapter “How a Dispute Resolution Center Works”, published in Portuguese in the book Practical Course on Arbitration: market and techniques. (Curso Prático de Arbitragem) (2020);
• Co-author of the article “First-step analysis: legal & professional secrecy in Brazil”, available at Lexology.com
• Co-author of the chapter “The Rules Developed to Administer Intellectual Property Disputes” published in Portuguese in the book “A practical analysis of the Brazilian arbitration centers” (Editora Iasp) (2019).
• Author of the Chapter “Brazilian law and the ‘null and void’, ‘inoperative’ or ‘incapable of being performed’ as per Article II (3) of the New York Convention published in Portuguese in the book “International Commercial Arbitration and the 60 Years of the New York Convention” (Quartier Latin) (2019).
• Co-author of the article “Brief comments on the new International Arbitration Acts passed by Argentina and Uruguay”, published (in Portuguese) at the Brazilian Arbitration Review, issue 62 (2019);
• Author of the chapter “The organization by agreement of the evidence taking between the parties: party autonomy in the management of arbitration proceedings” published (in Portuguese) in the book “Topics on Mediation and Arbitration” (Temas de Mediação e Arbitragem) (2018);
• Co-author of the article “The New Brazilian BIT on Cooperation and Facilitation of Investments: A New Approach in Times of Change” published at the ICSID Review (2017);
• Author of the report on the book: Damages in Int’l Arbitration in Complex Long-Term Contracts, published at the Brazilian Arbitration Review, issue v. 53 (2017);
• Co-author of the article “Contribution to the Analysis of Costs in Arbitration” (Contribuições para a Análise de Custos na Arbitragem) published at the Brazilian Arbitration Committee’s Blog (2016);
• Co-author of the article “Country Chapter – Brazil” ´published at the Baker and McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2015-2016;
• Co-author of the article “The Arbitration Clause in the Concession Agreements in the Services of Commuted Telephony in Brazil” (A cláusula arbitral nos contratos de concessão do serviço telefônico fixo comutado), published (in Portuguese) at the Brazilian Arbitration Review, issue 48 (2016);
• Co-author of the article “Country Chapter – Brazil” ´published at the Baker and McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2014-2015;
• Author of the chapter “Common provisions regarding Buyer and Seller’s obligations (arts. 71 to 88 of the Vienna Convention on International Sales of Goods” (Disposições comuns às obrigações do vendedor e do comprador – arts. 71 a 88), published (in Portuguese) at the book “Commentary on the Vienna Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods” (Comentários à Convenção de Viena sobre Contratos de Compra e Venda Internacional de Mercadorias) (2015);
• Co-author of the article “Country Chapter – Brazil” ´published at the The Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook: 2012-2013;
• Co-author of the artivle “Note: A (Appellant) v. B (Appellee), Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland, 1st Civil Law Chamber, Decision No. 140 III 278, Case No 4A_508/2013, 27 May 2014” published in English at the Brazilian Arbitration Review, issue 45 (2015);
• Co-author of the Chapter “Arbitrations in Joint Ventures and M&A Operations” published (in Portuguese) in the book “Arbitration and Mediation: issues in question” (Arbitragem e Mediação: Temas Controvertidos) (2014);
• Co-author of the Brazilian Chapter published in the book “Arbitration of M&A Transactions: A Practical Global Guide” (2014);
• Author of the article “The Sulamerica Case: Decisions in England and in Brazil Emphasize Different Methods and Reactions for Determining the Law Applicable to the Arbitration Agreement”, published (in Portuguese) at the Brazilian Arbitration Review, issue 37 (2014);
• Author of the article “The Arbitrability of Disputes Relating to Employment Contracts in Brazil”, published (in Portuguese) at the Brazilian Arbitration Revire, issue 30 (2011);
• Co-author of the article “Practice note on the Brazilian Arbitration Act 1996” published by the Practical Law Company Limited (2011).
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