Matheus Bastos Oliveira

Freshfields Bruchhaus Deringer US LLP


Brazil and New York


Energy, Construction, M&A, Partnership Agreements, O&G, Mining.

English, Portuguese, Spanish.

University of Virginia School of Law (LLM), 2019.
FGV-Rio, Corporate Law and Capital Markets (LLM), 2017.
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (LLB), 2015.

Moderator at ASIL Young Arbitrator Debate Series. "This house believes that international arbitral tribunals should incorporate the ICCA Guidelines on Standards of Practice in International Arbitration into their procedural orders as a means of increasing efficiency and reducing costs in arbitral proceedings". Debaters: Caroline Richard, Matilde Flores, María Carolina Durán. October 2021.

Speaker at Webinar of CJA (Young Arbitrators). "Arbitrations involving state entities in Brazil". May 2021.

IBA. IBA Toolkit on Insolvency and Arbitration. National Report of The United States of America. Hon. Allan L. Gropper and Thomas W. Walsh (assisted as a researcher), 2021.

Moderator at Webinar "Investment Arbitration in Latin America". Speakers: Alex Wilbraham, Guillermo Moro and Clovis Trevino. October 2020.

Moderator at Webinar "The Effects of Brazilian Bankruptcy on Domestic and International Arbitration". Speakers: Alex Wilbraham, Ricardo Gardini, Madlyn Primoff and Guilherme Bechara. September 2020.

Moderator and speaker at I International Arbitration Day, University of Virginia, Charlottesville/VA, United States, January 2020.

Lexology. How the increasing number of insolvencies in Brazil may affect arbitrations. Alex Wilbraham, Ricardo Gardini, Matheus Bastos Oliveira and Guilherme Bechara, 2020.

Lexology. Como o aumento do número de insolvências no Brasil pode afetar as arbitragens. Alex Wilbraham, Ricardo Gardini, Matheus Bastos Oliveira and Guilherme Bechara, 2020

Arbitrator Intelligence. Looking to Africa: Shining a Spotlight on African Arbitrators, Institutions and Counsel. Matheus Bastos Oliveira, 2020.

Estadão. Novo Paradigma para a proteção de dados no Brasil. Tatiana Campello and Matheus Bastos Oliveira, julho 2018.

OAB/RJ. “Big data e os limites da privacidade”, em “Propriedade Intelectual – Reflexões Contemporâneas”, Ed. CRV. Tatiana Campello and Matheus Bastos Oliveira, 2018.

Representative of North America at Young ICCA
Ambassador for Brazil at Arbitration Intelligence
Member of CBAr Jovem

Recent experience includes:

Representing a Brazilian company in an ICC arbitration (seat Sao Paulo, Brazilian law) concerning an post-M&A transaction related to a paper and cellulose company.

Representing a German multinational in large scale post-M&A ICC arbitration (seat Frankfurt, NY law) arising out of the seller's breaches of warranty regarding the historical financial performance of businesses in the agricultural sector.

Representing a U.S. company on a CBMA arbitration (seat Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian law) arising out of a breach of a bareboat agreement.

Representing creditors in the judicial reorganizations of (i) Oi Group; (ii) Abengoa Group, (iii) Sete Brasil Group and (iv) OSX Group, among others.

Awards: Rising Star, Restructuring and Bankruptcy, Brazil, The Legal 500, 2018.

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