Fernando Lula de Souza

Associate Lawyer

Associate. Joined the firm in 2019.
Fernando Lula de Souza

Professional experience

Handles litigation and arbitration, acting both as counsel and arbitral secretary in national and international arbitrations involving corporate and contractual matters, construction, and energy, among others.

Researcher and founding member of the Center for Arbitration Studies at the University of São Paulo – CEPArb-USP (2019 – current).

Coach for the University of São Paulo’s teams on the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2021). Represented the University of São Paulo in academic international competitions as an oralist, being ranked as the 1st Runner Up in the 17th edition of the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2020).

Teaching assistant of the Arbitration in Practice Course (CPA), organized in association with CAM-CCBC’s young arbitration practitioner’s forum (2020).

Mentee at the mentoring programs of Young ICCA – International Council for Commercial Arbitration (2022-2023) and Young ITA – Institute for Transnational Arbitration (2022). Founding member of the University of São Paulo Students’ Arbitration Group – GARB-USP (2019 – current). Member of several young arbitration practitioners groups, such as CAM-CCBC NewGen and Young CBAr.

  • Université Lumière Lyon 2: Double degree program in French Law (Licence en Droit) (2022)
  • Bachelor of Laws from University of São Paulo (2019)
  • Academic exchange at Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas (2018-2019)

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • French