André de Luizi Correia has been practicing law for more than 25 years and is a founding partner of CFGS.
He focuses on business arbitration and has represented some of Brazil’s biggest construction companies and financial institutions, as well as some of the world’s major private equity firms and sovereign funds.
His current portfolio includes billion-real cases regarding construction contracts, infrastructure, energy and financial services industries, merger and acquisitions, among others. He is also recognized for his experience in the oil and gas industry.
Prior to founding CFGS, André was for almost ten years the Co-Head of Litigation and Arbitration for a leading Brazilian law firm.
LL.M with honors in Business Law from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (2014).
Master’s Degree in Civil Procedural Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC/SP (1999).
Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC/SP (1995).
Languages: Portuguese, English and Italian.
Winner of the 2019 Client’s Choice Award for Arbitration & ADR.
Recognized in the 2019 Leaders League as a ‘rising star individual’ in business arbitration.
Named one of Brazil’s best arbitration lawyers in 2019 by Análise 500.
Listed in Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global as one of Brazil’s leading Dispute Resolution – Arbitration and Litigation lawyers (2013-2019).
Appointed by LACCA – Latin American Corporate Counsel Association as one of Brazil’s Thought Leaders in Litigation (2018).
Recommended by Who’s Who Legal in the categories Arbitration and Litigation (2013-2019).
Member since 1996, Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Chapter (License no. 137.878)
Member, Editorial and Research Committee of “Revista de Processo” – RePro – Editora RT, since 2000.
Member, Advisory Board of “Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação” – Editora RT, from 2012 to 2015.
Member, Banking Law Studies Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Chapter since 2014.
Member, Brazilian Arbitration Committee – CBAr.
Professor in the Civil Procedural Law Specialization Program (COGEAE) offered by the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC/SP – PUC/SP since 2000.
“Arbitrability of disputes involving the public administration in Brazil”, article published at “The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2022”, by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) (2021 Law Business Research Limited)
“Addressing Issues of Corruption and Arbitration in Brazil”, article published at “The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2020”, by Global Arbitration Review (GAR) (2019 Law Business Research Limited).
“Desconsideração da Personalidade Jurídica: Panorama Atual”, part of the collective work “Direito Bancário”, ed. Márcio Calil de Assumpção and Gabriel J. de Orleans e Bragança, Ed. Quartier Latin, São Paulo: 2019.
“O Exequente no Novo Código de Processo Civil”, article co-authored with Rodrigo Ribeiro Fleury and Luis Antonio da Gama e Silva Neto, published in “Revista de Direito Bancário e do Mercado de Capitais”, vol. 70, Oct. – Dec. 2015.
“Remedies for Breach of Contract: a Brazilian Perspective”, part of the collective work “Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business”, ed. Dennis Campbell, published in 2015 by Kluwer Law International.
“The New Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure: a preliminary overview”, article co-authored with Luis Antonio da Gama e Silva Neto, published in Lawyer Issue Magazine, September 2015.
“The Regulatory Framework of the Gas Industry in Brazil: a brief overview”, article published in Lawyer Issue Magazine, March 2015
“Brazil – Civil Procedure’, co-authored with Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca, part of the collective work “International Civil Procedure”, ed. Dennis Campbell and Christian Campbell, 3rd edition published in 2014 by Juris Publishing, Huntington.
“O papel das Agências Reguladoras nas arbitragens envolvendo contratos da indústria de gás e petróleo”, in “Câmara Portuguesa em Revista” – nº 1110, São Paulo, 2014.
“The limits of confidentiality in arbitration. A Brazilian perspective”, co-authored with Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca, chapter included in the collective work “Yearbook on International Arbitration – Volume III”, ed. Marianne Roth and Michael Geistlinger, with the assistance of Marianne Stegner, published in 2013 by Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, Vienna, p. 119-137.
“Brazil – Civil Procedure’, co-authored with Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca, part of the collective work “International Civil Procedure”, ed. Dennis Campbell and Christian Campbell, 2nd edition published in 2012 by Juris Publishing, Huntington.
“A confidencialidade na arbitragem. Fundamentos e limites”, co-authored with Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca, chapter included in the collective work “Arbitragem. Temas Contemporâneos”, ed. Selma Ferreira Lemes and Inez Balbino, published in 2012 by Editora Quartier Latin, São Paulo, p. 415-448.
Comments on an appellate decision: “Derivativos e Arbitragem”, article included in “Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação v. 23”, published in 2009 by Editora RT, São Paulo.
Comments on an appellate decision: “Distribuição de Gás e Arbitragem”, article included in “Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação v. 19”, published in 2008 by Editora RT, São Paulo.
“Gás natural: competência federal vs. competência estadual”, paper co-authored with Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca, presented at the “Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference 2008”, Rio de Janeiro, September 2008.
“A penhora de numerário por meio eletrônico”, article included in “Revista do Advogado v. 92”, published in 2007 by São Paulo Lawyer´s Association, ps. 72-88.
“Em defesa da penhora online”, article included in “Revista de Processo v. 125”, published in 2005 by Editora RT, São Paulo, ps. 92-152.
“Os recursos interpostos contra decisões proferidas antes da citação – Necessidade de Contrarrazões?”, part of the collective work “Aspectos Polêmicos e Atuais dos Recursos Cíveis v. 4”, ed. Nelson Nery Jr. and Teresa Arruda Alvim Wambier, published in 2001 by Editora RT, São Paulo.
“A Citação no Direito Processual Civil Brasileiro”, book published in 2001 by Editora RT, São Paulo.