Gustavo Favero Vaughn

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP



New York

Procedural law, constitutional law, M&A, shareholders and corporate disputes, commercial contracts, administrative law

Portuguese (native), English (fluent), Spanish (rudimentary)

LLB, Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC-SP)
Post graduation on Civil Procedure, Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC-SP)
Master degree, University of Sao Paulo (USP)
LLM, Columbia Law School

Main publications:

Ari MacKinnon, Katie Gonzalez, and Gustavo Vaughn, ESG-Related Disputes in Latin America: The Evolution of the Litigation and Arbitration Landscape, in the Latin Lawyer Guide to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (2022)
Gustavo Vaughn and Kabir Duggal, On international arbitration, choice of substantive law, and the CISG: a case law study, in Arbitration International 2022, XX, 1–16 (2022)
Gustavo Vaughn and Flavio Yarshell, Two reasons why Section 1782 is pro-arbitration, Brazilian Arbitration Journal, Kluwer Law International, 2022, Volume XIX Issue 75, pp. 70 - 94
Gustavo Vaughn, Apontamentos Sobre Arbitragem e Operações de M&A, ITA in Review, Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2022
Gustavo Vaughn, Kabir Duggal, and Mateus Zottarelli, The US class arbitration experience: possible lessons for Brazil, in Arbitragem e Processo Coletivo (Ana Nery and Romulo Mariani, eds.), Thomson Reuters Brazil, 2022
Gustavo Vaughn, Michael Fernandez, and Fernando Ponzini, Provisional Measures in Aid of Arbitration in Brazil, The American Review of International Arbitration at Columbia Law School Blog, Jan. 2022
Gustavo Vaughn, Commercial arbitration and control of constitutionality (Almedina eds., 2022). [Portuguese]
Gustavo Vaughn et al. Current issues on commercial arbitration (Quartier Latin eds., 2021). [Portuguese]
Caetano Berenguer & Gustavo Vaughn, Piercing the Corporate Veil to Ascertain Implied Consent to Arbitrate: A Comparative Perspective from Brazil, in Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business 43 (Christian Campbell ed., 2021).
Gustavo Vaughn, The Competence-Competence Doctrine Under Brazilian Law, The American Review of International Arbitration at Columbia Law School Blog, Nov. 2021
Gustavo Vaughn, Arbitrator’s Duty to Declare Laws Unconstitutional: Some Initial Thoughts Regarding Brazilian Law, 39 Young Arbitration Review 52 (2020).
Gustavo Vaughn, Reflections on the Application of Iura Novit Curia Aphorism in Arbitration, 67 Arbitration and Mediation Review161 (2020) [Portuguese]
Caio Rocha & Gustavo Vaughn, Guerrilla Tactics: Breaking Ethical Patterns in International Arbitration? Arbitration Newsletter. (International Bar Association), February 2018, at 42.
Gustavo Vaughn & Matheus Sanches, Positive Jurisdiction Conflict Between Judges and Arbitrators, 56 Arbitration and Mediation Review 217 (2018). [Portuguese]

Recent speaking engagements:

“Conversation with Top Lawyers: Pursuing a Career in Arbitration in New York" (Cardozo Law School, Nov. 2022)
“Arbitration and M&A: Hot Topics Update” (Columbia Law School, Oct. 2022)
“Use of Evidence Produced Abroad” - 4th Brazilian Congress of Business Procedural Law (Associacao dos Advogados de Sao Paulo, Oct. 2022)
“LL.M. Alumni Panel: Career Development in the U.S” (Columbia Law School, Oct. 2022)
“Advancing Your Career in Arbitration After an LL.M. Program” (American Arbitration Association, Oct. 2022)
“Practical Matters on the Production of Evidence” - Arbitration in Two Worlds: U.S. and Brazilian Perspectives on the Future of International Arbitration (Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Aug. 2022)

Member: Young ITA, Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr), Young ICDR/AAA, Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (IBDP), Center of Advanced Studies In Procedural Law (CEAPRO)

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
Alumni Advisor, the American Review of International Arbitration at Columbia Law School (ARIA)
Academic Coordinator, Arbitration Channel
Co-Chair, R.E.A.L.

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