Gustavo Scheffer da Silveira is a counsel in the Arbitration practice of Tauil & Chequer Advogados, at the São Paulo office.

Gustavo has a doctor’s degree in private international law and international commercial law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Prior to joining Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, Gustavo worked for the Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, where he worked as Deputy Counsel in the Latin-American team, based in Paris, and as Counsel responsible for the São Paulo office of the ICC’s Secretariat of the Court. Over the course of his activity with the ICC, Gustavo managed hundreds of cases and reviewed a great number of arbitration awards relating to various jurisdictions and economic sectors. These activities provide Gustavo with a singular experience in the domestic and international arbitration sector.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


Gustavo represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations, with a focus on disputes in the construction, energy and technology sectors. He has acted as counsel in institutional proceedings under the ICC, CAM-CCBC and CAM-CIESP/FIESP arbitration rules. He furthermore acts as arbitrator.

  • Representing three special-purpose vehicles controlled by a Canadian company and a power development-investment company headquartered in Qatar, in an ICC arbitration against the Brazilian subsidiary of the largest state-owned Chinese company operating in the renewable energy industry. The arbitration is seated in São Paulo and is related to an EPC contract for the construction of a solar power plant in Brazil.
  • Representing the Peruvian subsidiary of a French company against the local water authority in an arbitration seated in Lima, Peru. The dispute arises in relation to the construction of a water treatment system for the city of Lima. Peruvian law is applicable to the merits of the dispute.
  • Representing two Brazilian and two Swiss subsidiaries of the world's largest steel producer, in an ICC arbitration seated in Geneva against a Swiss company, and its Brazilian subsidiary, which is one of the world’s largest producer of graphite electrodes. The dispute arises out of several take-or-pay contracts for the purchase of graphite electrodes. The merits of the disputes are governed by Swiss and Brazilian law respectively.
  • Representing a Brazilian oil and gas company, controlled by a US based investment fund, in an ICC arbitration seated in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The dispute arises out of the concession agreement for the exploration, development, and operation of oil fields, located in the Santos Basin, in the Northeast of Brazil.
  • Representing the Brazilian subsidiary of a major Spanish company in an ICC arbitration seated in São Paulo, Brazil, against the Dutch and Chinese vehicles of a Chinese solar panel manufacturer. The dispute is related to a supply agreement of photovoltaic solar modules for the construction of a solar power plant in Brazil.
  • Representing the Dutch subsidiary of the world’s leading marketing and communication conglomerate, in a CAM-CCBC (Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce) arbitration against three Brazilian executives engaged in the marketing and advertising sector. The dispute arises in relation to the acquisition of two digital and social media marketing agencies and the performance of earn-out provisions included in a quota purchase agreement.
  • Acted as president of the arbitral tribunal in an arbitration under the ARBITAC Rules (Câmara de Mediação e Arbitragem da Associação Comercial do Paraná)related to the alleged breach of a non-compete clause by a former executive.
  • Acting as sole arbitration in an ICC arbitration related to a contract for the manufacturing of metal structures for a rig consolidation project.


University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, PhD, Private International Law and International Commercial Law

University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Master I, Private International Law and International Commercial Law

University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Private International Law

UniCuritiba, Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent)


  • Brazil


  • Director of the Brazilian Institute for Construction Law - IBDiC, Brazil
  • Coordinator of the ICC Brasil’s infrastructure committee
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Brazilian Arbitration Review (Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem)
  • Member of the study group on “International Arbitration and Construction” of the French Arbitration Committee - CFA, France
  • Member of the ICC’s Latin-American Arbitration Group
  • Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee - CBAr, Brazil