Laura Ghitti

Laura Ghitti

Professional experience

Laura Ghitti has worked in international and domestic arbitration cases in commercial and investment matters, both as counsel, arbitrator and as secretary to arbitral tribunals. She has assisted national and foreign clients in matters related to telecommunications, concession contracts, M&A, corporate contracts, real state, data regulation and cyber.

She has represented clients in Brazil’s most significant M&A and concession arbitrations.

She has worked in law firms in Paris (Dechert LLP, Linklaters) and Buenos Aires (Beretta Godoy). She did an internship with the secretariat of the court of arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), in Paris.

Laura has extensive experience in cases related to States and state entities. She has represented clients in complex mediation proceedings.

She recurrently speaks at events on commercial and investment arbitration, and related topics, both in Brazil and abroad.

She has acted in cases before the leading arbitration chambers in Brazil and abroad, such as ICC, CAM-CCBC, CIESP/FIESP, CAM-B3, FGV, CAMARB, ARBITAC, LCIA, PCA and Centro de Análisis y Resolución de Conflictos PUCP (Lima, Peru). She also has experience with ad-hoc arbitrations conducted in accordance with the UNCITRAL rules.



  • Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris, França)Master 2 Professionnel Droit International Économique, with honors (2015);
  • Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris, França)Diplôme supérieur d’Université de Droit International Privé, with honors (2014);
  • LL.B. Bachelor of Laws from Unicuritiba (2012).



  • Laura Ghitti, Os Acordos de Cooperação e Facilitação de Investimentos Brasileiros, in Transnational Dispute Management, Vol. 17, Número 2, fevereiro de 2020;
  • Laura Ghitti, ‘Note: Menzies Middle East and Africa S.A. and Aviation Handling Services International Ltd. (Claimants) v. Republic of Senegal (Respondent), ICSID Case No. ARB/15/21, 5 August 2016’, in Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem, CBAr & IOB 2017, Volume XIV, nº 55;
  • Laura Ghitti, La extensión de la cláusula de la nación más favorecida a los mecanismos de resolución de conflictos en tratados bilaterales de inversión, in Revista Ecuatoriana de Arbitraje, No. 7, 2015, pp. 121-159;
  • Laura Ghitti, Mecanismos Pré-Arbitrais: De Quem é a Última Palavra?, in Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem, Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem CBAr & IOB 2014, Volume XI, n° 44, pp. 69 – 83.
  • Laura Ghitti, Comentários ao Artigo 27 da Lei Brasileira de ArbitragemComentários ao Artigo 27 da Lei Brasileira de Arbitragem, Thomson Reuters · 1 de mai de 2023. Thomson Reuters · 1 de mai de 2023, p. 324.
  • Laura Ghitti, A Proposta de Alteração da Lei Brasileira de Arbitragem – Q&A A Proposta de Alteração da Lei Brasileira de Arbitragem – Q&A, Arbitrandum · 1 de mai de 2023.


Additional Activities

  • Coordinator of the Investment Arbitration Study Group of CBAr – Brazilian Arbitration Committee since January 2019
  • Coordinator of the CBAr blog from April 2017 to December 2018
  • Board member: Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration of the Commercial Association of Paraná (ARBITAC)
  • Member of the Rising Arbitrators Initiative (RAI).
  • Member of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALARB)
  • Peer reviewer – Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem.



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