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Octavio Fragata

Octavio Fragata

Practice Groups

Arbitration, Litigation

Contact

Office: Rio de Janeiro
Phone: (55 21) 3535-2109

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Professional experience

Octavio is an acknowledged expert in domestic and international arbitrations, having worked in several arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce – CCI (Paris), American Arbitration Association (AAA), Arbitration Center of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration CIESP/FIESP, Brazilian Center of Mediation and Arbitration, and Fundação Getulio Vargas.His practice also comprises advising companies on corporate and commercial disputes in various industries, such as oil and gas, energy, mining, construction and information technology, among others. Octavio is often invited to give lectures and frequently publishes articles on international arbitration and investment and commercial law issues. He previously worked as a foreign associate at Dechert LLP, in Paris, between 2009 and 2010.

Recognition:

He is recommended in legal guides Chambers Global, Chambers Latin América, Latin Lawyer 250 and Analise Advocacia 500. Octavio is also recommended by LACCA Approved: Best Lawyers for Arbitration in Latin America.

Languages:

  • English

Education:

  • Doctor of Laws degree in International Law and Economic Integration from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), in 2015.
  • Master’s in International Law and Economic Integration from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, in 2007.
  • Specialized degree in Private International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law, Netherlands, in 2006.
  • Extension course in Arbitration, Negotiation and Mediation at Fundação Getulio Vargas - RJ, in 2003.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade Candido Mendes, in 2003.

Additional activities:

  • Professor in the postgraduate program of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).
  • Professor in the postgraduate program of Escola Superior de Advocacia (ESA).
  • Visiting Professor in the postgraduate program of Domestic and International Arbitration of Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais (IBMEC-RJ).
  • Member of Regional Coordinating Committee of the Latin America Chapter of the Young Arbitrators’ Forum (YAF-ICC).
  • Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr) and Regional representative for the State of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Secretary-General of the Arbitration Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce in Brazil (BRITCHAM).
  • Member of the London Court of International Arbitration - Young International Arbitrators Group (LCIA/YIAG).
  • Member of the Young Arbitrators Committee of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce.
  • Founding member of the Institute of Studies on Arbitration (IDEA).
  • Member of the Arbitration Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association – Rio de Janeiro section.

Publications:

  • O Princípio da Facticidade: esboço para uma teoria das provas em arbitragem (Facticity Principle: staging for a theory of evidence in arbitration) chapter from the book Arbitration (press).
  • Co-author of O Cálculo de Prejuízo: Uma abordagem sobre os diferentes métodos e a Utilização de Experts em Arbitragem (Quantification of damages: an approach as to the different methods of and the use of experts in arbitration) chapter from the book Arbitragem: Temas Contemporâneos (Arbitration: contemporary themes). São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2012.
  • Os Litígios Sociais e a Arbitragem (Corporate Disputes and Arbitration) chapter from the book Arbitragem nacional e internacional: os novos desafios e a visão dos jovens arbitralistas (Domestic and International Arbitration). Rio de Janeiro: Elsevier, 2012.
  • Concorrência de Julgadores na Arbitragem Internacional: O Brasil e a ’Litispendência Arbitral’ (Concurring Judgments in International Arbitration: Brazil and Arbitral ‘Lis pendens’) article, in Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem (Brazilian Journal of Arbitration), Ano IV, nº 15, Jul/Sep 2007.
  • Reflexões acerca dos Efeitos Infringentes dos Embargos Arbitrais (Reflections on the Infringing Effects of the Request for Clarification) article in Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem (Brazilian Journal of Arbitration), Ano II, Nº 9, jan/mar de 2006.
  • Several articles about arbitration in relevant journals and newspapers.

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