Current activity

Professor für Zivilprozessrecht (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - PUC-RIO) Rechtsanwalt in Brasilien (Partner at Sergio Bermudes advogados)

Professional focus

Gas and Oil
Joint Ventures/Consortia/Shareholder Agreements

Areas of law

Stock corporation law
Corporate law
Commercial law
Procedural law

My career

  • Promotion in Heidelberg
  • Mestrado em Direito in São Paulo (Universidade de São Paulo - USP)
  • Studium der Rechtswissenschaften in Rio de Janeiro (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro – PUC-RIO)
  • Visiting Fellow (academic visitor; Institute of European and Comparative Law - University of Oxford - 2014)
  • Ricercatore post-dottorato (Università degli Studi di Firenze - 2016)
  • Gastwissenschaftler (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - 2018)
  • Visiting fellow, Wolfson College, and academic visitor, Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law (University of Cambridge - 2021)

Arbitration experience

Schiedsrichter, Gutachter und Parteivertreter (CCBC, FGV, CBMA, ICC).


  • Actio und Klagrecht bei Theodor Muther, Jedermann, Heidelberg
  • Comentários ao Código de Processo Civil, volume 2 (arts. 70 a 187), Revista dos Tribunais, São Paulo
  • A Reforma da Arbitragem, Forense, Rio de Janeiro (Hrsg.)
  • Introdução ao processo civil alemão, Juspodivm, Salvador
  • Equity in the civil law tradition, Springer, Cham
  • Arbitragem coletiva societária (Hrsg.), Revista dos Tribunais, São Paulo
  • Introducción al proceso civil alemán, Zela, Lima




  • Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Processual (IBDP)
  • Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem (CBAr)
  • Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS)
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Société de Législation Comparée
  • ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • European Society of Comparative Legal History

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