Julianna Pechincha is a counsel in the Arbitration and Litigation practices of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown in the São Paulo office. Her practice focuses on international dispute resolution with a particular emphasis on international arbitration. Julianna has broad-based experience in business transactions, corporate investigations, international arbitration and litigation. She has handled high-profile matters involving multiple foreign laws and languages. She represents individuals and companies in industries as varied as agriculture, construction, energy, financial institutions, infrastructure, oil and gas and technology from all over the world.

Julianna is trained in both the Common Law system (L.L.M. degree from Columbia Law School in New York) and the Civil Law system (a Master’s Degree from PUC/SP and a Law Degree from UFES). She is admitted to practice in New York and Brazil. Prior to joining the firm, Julianna was a senior associate in leading New York law firms such as Baker Botts LLP and Hogan Lovells LLP, for the past fifteen years. Julianna also served as an assistant general counsel at JP Morgan allowing her a business perspective to anticipate the demands of the clients.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • Representing one of the largest oilfield services company in an arbitration relating to the construction of modules for FPSOs.
  • Representing a Latin American energy company in an arbitration relating to the construction of oil platforms
  • Advising Latin American energy company in joint venture dispute concerning costs associated with offshore oil drilling
  • Representing a Latin American energy company in an arbitration relating to the construction of wind farms in Central America
  • Representing a Middle East energy company in a long-term LNG contract price review arbitration
  • Representing Middle East energy company in an arbitration with a contractor relating to the construction of an offshore gas pipeline
  • Representing an Asia-based supplier of cloud computing and technology services in an arbitration arising out of a services agreement with South American mobile network operator
  • Representing several U.S. multinational companies in matters related to internal compliance procedures and FCPA issues in Brazil
  • Representing multiple corporate executives of a large European pharmaceutical company in connection with a DOJ/SEC FCPA investigation involving activities in Eastern Europe and Africa
  • Representing a Fortune 500 executive in matters related to Brazil's Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)
  • Conducting an internal investigation into whistleblower accusations of FCPA violations in Angola for a Fortune 500 corporation
  • Representing a partner of a multinational accounting firm in PCAOB investigations
  • Engaged by a Fortune 500 company to conduct FCPA due diligence in connection with a proposed acquisition
  • Representing a U.S. engineering company in internal investigations relating to compliance matters in Africa
  • Advising an international consultant in relation to an SEC inquiry
  • Representing a global electronics and electrical engineering company in a US$2 billion dispute arising from project delays and other construction and warranty issues in connection with the construction of a supercritical coal-fired generation facility in the United States
  • Represented Japanese energy company in arbitration against a Brazilian counterparty in relation to the sale of carbon credits
  • Representing a Brazilian agribusiness group in arbitration against an European multinational in relation to the sale of a sugar cane business
  • Representing a U.S. manufacturer in arbitration against German and French purchasers in relation to the sale of an automotive business
  • Advising a large Brazilian oil and gas company in connection with cross-border transactions
  • Representing a U.S. company in connection with a review of certain FCPA compliance matters in Brazil
  • Represented a state-owned petroleum company in arbitration in relation to the construction of an underground natural gas storage facility
  • Represented an Argentinean real estate development and construction company in arbitration in relation to the construction of a hotel complex


Columbia Law School, LLM

Pontifical Catholic University PUC/SP, Master of Laws

Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo (UFES), Bachelor of Laws (JD equivalent)


  • Brazil
  • New York