Pedro Martini’s practice focuses on litigation, arbitration and regulatory enforcement matters, involving complex, cross-border issues.

Pedro joined the firm in August 2015.

Before joining Cleary, Pedro was an associate at Tolentino Advogados in Brazil from 2012 to 2014, where he represented clients in arbitrations concerning a wide range of issues arising out of large infrastructure projects. While practicing in Brazil, he acted as counsel in infrastructure arbitrations related to the assembly of gas treatment plants, power generation stations and Olympic training centers, representing owners and contractors in a combination of claims for disruption, delay, increased costs of human resources and equipment, and composition of prices.

Notable Experience

  • Belgian consumer goods manufacturer in an ICC arbitration seated in Sao Paulo, relating to claims for accounting misrepresentations in violation of a sale and purchase agreement.

  • Italian company in an arbitration under Swiss Rules (SCAI) with Zurich seat pursuant to Swiss and Italian law relating to violations of a sale and purchase agreement

  • Brazilian investment fund in an ICC arbitration seated in London and governed by Brazilian law, brought by several investment companies

  • Petrobras, PGF, and current and former officers and directors in securities class action and 29 individual actions in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in connection with Operation Carwash — reportedly the largest corruption scandal in Latin American history

  • Internal investigation for BNDES in Brazil into allegations of bribery relating to transactions with JBS and Eldorado.

  • Special committee of the board of directors of GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., in an independent investigation and representation before U.S. authorities of FCPA allegations relating to bribery

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Selected Activities

Publications

Published and presented several papers on contracts and commercial and investment arbitration, including:

  • Brazil’s New Investment Treaties: Outside Looking … Out? Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2015.
  • “Reading Article 4 with Article 7 Glasses: Shaping the CISG’s Material Scope” Boundaries and Intersections: 5th Annual MAA Schlechtriem CISG Conference, Eleven International Publishing, 2014.
  • “Two Sides of the Same Coin: To What Extent Is Arbitration with the Brazilian Administration Equal to Investment-Treaty Arbitration?” (co-Author) Investment Protection in Brazil, Kluwer, 2013.
  • “Umbrella Clauses in Investment Treaties” The International Litigation Quarterly, Vol. 27, Issue 2, American Bar Association, 2011.

Events

Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop “Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration” – May 7, 2018 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ICC YAF: Preparing for the Willem C. Vis Moot: Topics discussed by experts – March 8, 2018 – Curitiba, Brazil