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Frederico is a trial advocate with a broad practice in international and domestic commercial dispute resolution. He advises and acts in English Court proceedings at all higher court levels, and overseas, and has a substantial international arbitration practice (including LCIA, ICC, LMAA, DIAC, CAM-CCBC, AIAC, ACICA and UNCITRAL). He also accepts arbitral appointments as sole and panel arbitrator and as chairman of three-member tribunals.

Frederico has a commercial practice focusing on international dispute resolution across a wide spectrum of industry sectors including: finance, corporate, M & A, commodities, dry shipping, aviation, upstream oil, renewables, mining, infrastructure and reinsurance cases.

As well as his practice, Frederico sits as an accredited mediator, is a Ministry of Justice appointed court examiner and a visiting lecturer in dispute resolution.


  • BA (Hons)
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors (England & Wales)
  • Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association (Foreign Consultant)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Accredited Advocacy Trainer by the Inns of Court College of Advocacy.

Professional Associations

  • International Committee of the Bar Council, responsible for Latin America
  • Ministry of Justice Court Examiner
  • Gray’s Inn Barristers’ Committee
  • International Bar Association
  • Lex Anglo-Brasil, founder and co-chair
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • International Chamber of Commerce (Brasil) Arbitration & ADR Committee
  • Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), Fellow
  • International Council for Commercial Arbitration
  • Scottish Arbitration Centre
  • Newton Arbitration
  • SCL
  • Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (Brazilian Bar Association)
  • European Circuit


  • Native Portuguese
  • Spanish