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Octavio Fragata

Octavio Fragata

Practice Groups

Arbitration, Litigation


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


Professional experience

Octavio is an acknowledged expert in domestic and international arbitrations, having worked on several arbitrations before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - 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 FGV (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.


He is recommended by legal guides such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250 and Análise Advocacia 500. Octavio is also LACCA Approved: Latin America’s leading private practitioner for Arbitration.


  • English


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

Additional activities:

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


  • "O Princípio da Facticidade: Esboço para uma Teoria das Provas em Arbitragem" chapter. In Arbitragem e Mediação - Temas Controvertidos. Rio de Janeiro: Forense, 2014.
  • "O Cálculo de Prejuízo: Uma Abordagem sobre os Diferentes Métodos e a Utilização de Experts em Arbitragem" chapter (co-author). In Arbitragem: Temas Contemporâneos. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2012.
  • "Os Litígios Sociais e a Arbitragem" chapter. In Arbitragem Nacional e Internacional: Os Novos Desafios e a Visão dos Jovens Arbitralistas. Rio de Janeiro: Elsevier, 2012.
  • "Concorrência de Julgadores na Arbitragem Internacional: O Brasil e a ’Litispendência Arbitral’" article. In Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem, IV(15), Jul/Sep, 2007.
  • "Reflexões acerca dos Efeitos Infringentes dos Embargos Arbitrais" article. In Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem, II(9), Jan/Mar, 2006.
  • Several articles on arbitration in relevant journals and newspapers.

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