Caio Pazinato Ramos

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


United States

New York

Represents a wide variety of clients in international arbitration and litigation matters, including clients from the aerospace, construction, energy, machinery, naval, pharmaceutical, and private equity industries, among others.

English (fluent)
Spanish (fluent)
Portuguese (native)

LL.M. '20, Stanford Law School (International Economic Law, Business & Policy)
Master's Degree in Law '18, Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (International Economic Law & Affairs)
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) '14 – J.D. Equivalent, Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo

Selected Publications:
- Caio Pazinato, Comments on Article 20 of the Brazilian Arbitration Act: can the right to raise issues related to the arbitrator's jurisdiction and competence be subject to preclusion? [Portuguese]. In: Direito Internacional e Arbitragem (Napoleao Casado et. al. (eds.)), 2019, pp. 641-668.
- Claudio Finkelstein & Caio Pazinato, Impartiality/Independence Questionnaire and Conflict of Interests in Institutional Arbitration [Portuguese]. In: Analise Prática das Camaras Arbitrais e da Arbitragem no Brasil (Ronaldo Vasconcelos et. al. (eds.)), 2019, pp. 179-207.
- Caio Pazinato et. al., Arbitrability and Collective Rights [Portuguese]. In: Revista Fórum Jurídico, Vol. 8, 2019.
- Caio Pazinato et. al., CISG and Brazil: the Noridane v. Anexo case [English and Portuguese]. Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division on International Sales, No. 38, Oct/2017, pp. 17-24; Revista de Direito Constitucional e Internacional, Vol. 102, 2017, pp. 331-376.
- Caio Pazinato, International Contracts and Connecting Factors [Portuguese]. In: Direito Internacional e Globalização Econômica (Antonio Guimaraes et. al. (eds.)), Vol. 1, 2017, pp. 173-193.
- Rafael Gagliardi & Caio Pazinato, Interaction between the CISG and INCOTERMS [English]. In: CISG and Latin America: Regional and Global Perspectives (Ingeborg Schwenzer et. al. (eds.)), 2016, pp. 119-134.
- Caio Pazinato, Effects and Implications of the Annulment of Foreign Arbitral Awards by the Seat of Arbitration [Portuguese]. In: Direito e arbitragem: estudos acadêmicos (Claudio Finkelstein (ed.)), Vol. 1, 2016, pp. 164-201.
- Caio Pazinato et. al., Effects of Avoidance Under the Vienna Convention and under Brazilian Law, In: A Convenção de Viena sobre Contratos de Compra e Venda Internacional de Mercadorias: desafios e perspectivas (Silvio Venosa et. al. (eds.)), 2014, pp. 544-561.

Select Speaking Engagements:
- Arbitration Channel and INOVARB: "LL.M. and Work Abroad: Q&A", New York, October 2021.
- Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation of the Federation of Industries of Sao Paulo: "Arbtalks: Debate on Arbitral Letters (Carta Arbitral) in Brazil", November 2020.
- Brazilian Arbitration Committee Seminar: “Judicial Control of Arbitrator’s Jurisdiction in the Pre-Award Stage”, Sao Paulo, July 2019; Belo Horizonte, August 2019.
- PUC-SP International Arbitration Course: “Ethical Issues and the Arbitration Process”, Sao Paulo, November 2017.
- PUC-SP Brazilian Arbitration Conference: “20 Years of Law No. 9.307 and the status of Arbitration Advocacy in Brazil”, Sao Paulo, October 2016.
- International Student Conference: “Different Models of Legal Higher Education: Brazil’s case”, Budapest, April 2013.

- Stanford International Arbitration Association - SIAA (Former Co-President)
- Initiative of Young Arbitration Practitioners of the American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil - INOVARB (Founder, Former Board Member and Former Director of the Editorial Board)
- Research Group and Moot Court Team of the Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (Former Member of Research Group; Former Coach and Oralist of the Moot Court Team)
- Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr), Arbitration & ADR Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (Brazil), Young ITA (Member)
- Pro bono work: represented low-income couple in eviction action; represented immigrant juvenile in removal proceedings and visa application processes; represented individual in asylum proceeding.

Associate at the International Arbitration and Litigation practice group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, New York Office. Prior to joining Skadden, practiced law in Brazil for more than 7 years at the litigation and arbitration department of Demarest Advogados, Sao Paulo Office.

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