Felipe Henrique Braz

Partner

Infrastructure and Regulatory

Arbitration & ADR

CURITIBA

+55 (41) 3044-4400

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Felipe H. Braz is one of the founding partners of BGM and he is also the head of the Infrastructure and Regulatory and the Arbitration & ADR departments.

bio

Felipe H. Braz is a founding partner of BGM - Braz Gama Monteiro and he has recognized experience on infrastructure and regulatory transactions, focusing on projects involving private investment on regulated sectors, like Oil & Gas, Energy, Airports, Ports and Highways. Felipe advised as legal counsel some of the major infrastructure projects in Brazil. His work is also focused on international arbitrations related to construction and infrastructure disputes. Felipe represented clients in arbitrations before the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, CAM-CCBC, CAM-FGV, among others arbitration institutions. Felipe is a Professor of International Arbitration at the Brazilian Academy of Constitutional Law (ABDConst) and is also the rapporteur for the ICC Brazil Offset Task Force and coeditor of the “ICC-ECCO Guide to International Offset Contracts”, an international guide with guidelines for international offset transactions published by ICC Global (Paris) and ECCO (European Club for Countertrade & Offset). And he's also a member of the ICC Arbitration Committee, member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr) and a founding member of the Brazil Infrastructure Institute.

education

  • L.L.B., Universidade Positivo, with honors “Desembargador Ricardo Tadeu Marques da Fonseca”;
     

  • MBA in the Energy Sector at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (in progress);
     

  • Postgraduate Program in Economic Law and Infrastructure from Universidade of São Paulo;
     

  • Extension in Competition Law by Fundação Getúlio Vargas/RJ.

LANGUAGES

Portuguese

Mother Tongue

English

Fluent

German

Basic

activities

  • Professor of International Arbitration of the Postgraduate Program at the Brazilian Academy of Constitutional Law (ABDConst);
     

  • Co-author of the "ICC/ECCO Guide to International Offset Contracts", which is a guide that provides all the standards and guidelines for the international transactions involving an offset, developed by ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) and ECCO (European Club for Countertrade & Offset), under the auspices of the Commission on Commercial Law & Practice;
     

  • Rapporteur of ICC Brazil Task-Force on Offset Guidance of the Commission on Commercial Law & Practice. Responsible for organize and lead the work of the task-force in national basis, and represent the country towards the International Committee in Paris;
     

  • Member of the Commission on Commercial Law & Practice (CLP) of ICC Brazil, which leads the confection of a body of rules and models, aiming to standardize and speed up the international “business-to-business” (B2B) transactions. The commission is the responsible for the draft, review and publication of the Incoterms®2010;
     

  • Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr);
     

  • Founding Member of the Brazil Infrastructure Institute (BII).
     

representative legal matters

  • COMPERJ (Petrochemical Complex of the State of Rio de Janeiro), a USD 47.7 billion project, covering an area of 28 square miles, and its strategic objective is to expand Petrobras’ refining capacity to meet the growth in demand for oil products in Brazil, such as diesel fuel, petrochemical naphtha, jet fuel, coke and LPG (cooking gas);
     

  • GASENE (Southeast-Northeast Integration Gas Pipeline), a USD 2.7 billion project, which consist in a gas pipeline system in Brazil, which connects south-eastern gas system to the north-eastern gas system, with total extension of 862 miles and transport capacity of 706 million cubic feet per day;
     

  • Petrobras' platforms and probes Titanium Explorer (Vantage Drilling), Petrobras 10000 (Mitsui), Vitória 10000 (Schahin) e Pride/Ensco DS-5 (Samsung Heavy Industries), projects in the amount of USD 8,5 billion;
     

  • RNEST (Abreu and Lima Refinery), Petrobras most modern refinery ever built, a USD 18.9 billion project, and 5th largest unit in refining capacity (230,000 barrels per day - bpd) and is already contributing to supply the domestic demand for oil products.;
     

  • Joint venture between Shell Royal Dutch, Petrobras and CBH (Compagnie Béninoise des Hydrocarbures), a USD 420 million project, to exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Block 4 of the continental shelf of the Republic of Benin, a 2,988 square miles large zone with water depth ranging from 0.12 miles up to 1.8 miles, with estimated oil in place of at least 265 million barrels in place, as a result of a 25 year Petroleum Exploration and Exploitation Contract with the Government of the Republic of Benin;
     

  • National Program of Electronic Speed Control, promoted by the DNIT (National Department of Transport Infrastructure), a USD 1,25 billion project, for the implementation of speed surveillance equipment (radars) on some 8,000 federal roads and highways;
     

  • ISPS Code of the Port of Paranaguá and Antonina, the International Code for Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS Code), which is an international safety standard for access control and monitoring,  at the Port of Paranaguá – APPA, which is the largest bulk carrier port in Latin America and the third largest container port in Brazil, with 1,8 million square feet of areas and 8,156 feets of berths, 60 thousand containers and 44 million tons of cargo, and 1,897 ships moored in the year 2015;
     

  • Santa Branca Hydroelectric Power Plant, with installed capacity of 62 MW, generating a medium energy able to supply the demand of 200 thousand homes. With an investment of more than USD 125 million, it is the largest hydroelectric project under construction in southern Brazil.
     

  • Semaphore Parks of the municipalities of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Curitiba, Florianópolis, Porto Alegre, Goiânia, Belo Horizonte and Cuiabá;
     

  • Public transport concessions of the municipalities of Curitiba, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, São Luis do Maranhão, Cartagena (Colombia) and Arequipa (Peru).

publications

  • BRAZ, Felipe Henrique; e BORDA, Daniel Siqueira. O Modelo FIDIC Silver Book de Contrato EPC/Turn Key. In: JUSTEN FILHO, Marçal; SILVA, Marco Aurélio de Barcelos (Coord.). Direito da Infraestrutura: estudos de temas relevantes. Belo Horizonte: Fórum, 2019.
     

  • GUILHERME, Felipe Henrique Braz; BORDA, Daniel Siqueira. Comentários ao Artigo 27 da LINDB. In: ISSA, Rafael Hamze; SCHWIND, Rafael Wallbach. (Org.). Lei de Introdução às Normas do Direito Brasileiro Anotada. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2019, v. 2, p. 415-.
     

  • GUILHERME, Felipe Henrique Braz. O Serviço de Transporte Coletivo e a Ilegalidade do Controle do Sistema de Bilhetagem Eletrônica pelo Concessionário. In: FREITAS, Rafael Véras de; RIBEIRO, Leonardo Coelho; FEIGELSON, Bruno (Coord.). Regulação e Novas Tecnologias. Belo Horizonte: Fórum, 2017.
     

  • GUILHERME, Felipe Henrique Braz. O dogma da regra per se na análise do ilícito antitruste. In: RIBEIRO, Marcia Carla Pereira; KLEIN, Vinicius (orgs.). Reflexões acerca do Direito Empresarial e a Análise Econômica do Direito. 1ª ed. Curitiba: GEDAI-UFPR, 2014. pp. 259-293.
     

  • BRAZ, Felipe Henrique; Moraes, Lívia. A revisão da Convenção de Arbitragem da CCEE. Revista Migalhas. Ribeirão Preto: 11 out. 2017. 
     

  • GUILHERME, Felipe Henrique Braz. Óbices contemporâneos da democracia substancial. Jornal Estado do Paraná. Curitiba: 29 fev. 2012.
     

  • GUILHERME, Felipe Henrique Braz. O Desenvolvimento Econômico sob a ótica dos Direitos Humanos. Jornal Estado do Paraná. Curitiba: 06 dez. 2011.
     

  • GUILHERME, Felipe Henrique Braz. O avanço brasileiro na política de combate aos cartéis. Boletim Trimestral. Edição Comemorativa dos 50 anos do Escritório Professor René Dotti. Ano 7. nº 12. abr. mai. jun. Curitiba:  2011 (Boletim).
     

  • GUILHERME, Felipe Henrique Braz. O Direito ao Desenvolvimento. Boletim Trimestral do Escritório Professor René Dotti. Ano 6. nº 14. out. nov. dez. Curitiba:  2011 (Boletim).

 

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