“Fabio demonstrated great experience handling complex matters” and market commentators highlighting that “he is a hands-on practitioner” 
Chambers Latin America

Overview

Fábio Peixinho is a partner in the Litigation/Arbitration and Restructuring/Bankruptcy areas of Tauil & Chequer Advogados, in São Paulo.

Focused on conflict resolution, Fábio has a solid academic background and a successful career as a lawyer, with over 20 years of experience in notorious disputes in Brazil and abroad. His performance stands out both in national and international arbitrations, as well as in litigation before federal and state courts. Fábio's skills also include the use of consensual dispute resolution methods, such as mediation and dispute boards. As a result of his distinguished skills in conflict resolution, Fábio's practice has excelled in disputes in the energy, construction, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, transportation, real estate, banking and education sectors.

In addition, Fábio also has extensive experience dealing with complex disputes in the area of restructuring, bankruptcy and bank litigation, among others. Fábio is regularly involved in matters related to the restructuring of debts and impaired assets, contributing to the definition of extrajudicial and judicial strategies, combining transactional and litigious solutions. As part of his integration with Tauil & Chequer Advogados, Fábio has been leading the practice of Restructuring and Bankruptcy, advising a wide variety of clients (lenders, investors, securities administrators, among others).

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Experience

  • Counsel to a North American company in the acquisition of commercial points of a department store chain in bankruptcy.
  • Counsel to foreign banking institutions in the judicial reorganization process of a multinational food company.
  • Counsel to a company specialized in the travel industry in bankruptcy filings filed against a cell phone operator.
  • Counsel to a food company in a judicial recovery process, which involved the sale of impaired assets.
  • Acted in an Arbitration Court set up to settle disputes related to a banking contract signed between a development bank and a foreign state-owned company.
  • Counsel to an energy company in its judicial recovery process, with approval and full compliance with the recovery plan.
  • Counsel to a cell phone operator in a lawsuit related to the fulfillment of a bank swap contract.
  • Counsel to a Brazilian investment fund manager in arbitrations related to corporate disputes in its investees.
  • Counsel to a company specialized in the graphic area in the renegotiation of complex banking contracts.
  • Counsel in a representation of the acquirer of an asset linked to a swap bank contract subject to judicial enforcement
  • Counsel in a AAA arbitration representing a Brazilian toy manufacturer in a dispute arising out of a distributor agreement entered into with a Danish supplier.
  • Counsel in a State Court litigation representing a Brazilian heavy farm machinery distributor in a dispute arising out of a distributor agreement entered into with an Italian/American manufacturer.
  • Counsel in Federal Court litigation representing a Brazilian energy group in a dispute arising out of environmental licenses challenged by Federal Prosecutors.
  • Counsel in administrative proceedings in the National Telecom Agency representing a Brazilian telecom group with regards to public concession agreements.
  • Counsel in a State Court litigation representing a Brazilian chemical distributor in a dispute arising out of a distributor agreement entered into with an American supplier.
  • Counsel in a CAM/CCBC arbitration representing Brazilian shareholders in a dispute arising out of an M&A agreement entered into with a Brazilian Communications group.
  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration representing a French hotels group in a dispute arising out of a joint venture agreement entered into with a Brazilian construction group.
  • Counsel in an ICC arbitration and State Court litigation representing Brazilian power transmission industries in a dispute arising out of a serious of agreements entered into with a German supplier.
  • Counsel in State Court litigation representing a Brazilian supermarket group in disputes arising out of lease agreements entered into with real estate investors.
  • Counsel in Federal Court litigation representing a Brazilian Pharmaceutical group in a dispute arising out of a public bid for technology transfer to manufacture medicine for complex diseases.
  • Secretary for an ICC Arbitral Tribunal appointed to decide a dispute arising out a finance agreement entered into between a Brazilian Public Bank and an Ecuadorian public entity.
  • Counsel in CAM-CCBC arbitrations representing a Portuguese energy group in disputes arising out of EPC contracts entered into with a Brazilian oil & gas entity.
  • Counsel in Federal Court litigation representing a Brazilian energy group in a dispute arising out of an M&A agreement fined by the Brazilian Antitrust authority.
  • Counsel in a CIESP-FIESP arbitration representing a Brazilian Construction group in a dispute arising out of a partnership agreement entered into with a Brazilian real estate developer.
  • Counsel in State Court litigation representing a Brazilian software company in a dispute arising out of the breach of Intellectual Property rights by a German software company.
  • Counsel in Federal Court litigation representing a Brazilian paper manufacturer in a real estate dispute with the Brazilian Federal Union concerning reforestation projects.
  • Counsel in a CIESP-FIESP arbitration representing a Brazilian Investment group in a shareholder dispute within a Brazilian Port exploration company.
  • Counsel in a CAM/CCBC arbitration representing Brazilian shareholders in a dispute arising out of an M&A agreement relate to a Brazilian car tracking company.
  • Counsel in a CAM/CCBC arbitration representing Brazilian construction group in a shareholder dispute within a Brazilian power generation company.
  • Counsel in a Superior Court of Justice dispute representing a Brazilian maritime constructor in a dispute arising out of the enforcement of foreign awards required by a Brazilian oil & gas entity.
  • Counsel in a CIESP-FIESP arbitration representing a Brazilian Cement group in a dispute arising out of a port exploration agreement entered in to with a Brazilian port management corporation.
  • Counsel in ICC arbitration representing a Portuguese Construction group in a dispute arising out of an EPC Contract entered into with a Brazilian mining group.
  • Counsel in a FGV/RJ arbitration representing a Brazilian energy commercialization company in a dispute arising out of an energy purchase agreement entered into with a Brazilian energy group.

Education

Regent University, LLM, American Legal Studies

University of São Paulo Law School, PhD, Civil Procedure

University of São Paulo Law School, Masters, Civil Procedure

University of São Paulo Law School, JD

Admissions

  • Brazil

Activities

  • Professor of Law, Post Graduate Courses, University of São Paulo School of Law.
  • Professor of Law, Institutional Study Groups, Fundação Arcadas.
  • Member of the Brazilian Lawyers Bar, Sao Paulo Branch – OAB/SP.
  • Member of the Sao Paulo Lawyers Association – AASP.
  • Member of the Brazilian Institute for Procedural Law – IBDP.
  • Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee – CBAr.
  • Member of the Center for Advanced Studies in Procedure – CEAPRO.
  • Member of the Mediation and Arbitration Commission of the Brazilian.
  • Member of the Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce – ICC.
  • Member of the Brazilian Institute for Construction Law – IBDiC.
  • Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration – ICCA.
  • “Fabio demonstrated great experience handling complex matters” and market commentators highlighting that “he is a hands-on practitioner” - Chambers Latin America (2020).
  •  “he is very experienced and highly recommended to work with” - Legal 500  (2020).
  •  The Leader’s League 2020 rankings list Fabio as excellent in arbitration practice.
  • Fabio is also listed as a future leader in the Who’s Who Legal ranking for arbitration (2021).