Julio Cesar Bueno has been a partner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados since 2001. He is based in São Paulo and has considerable national and international experience focusing on the practice of construction law and engineering contracts, project finance, public procurement, the negotiation of EPCs – including FIDIC Standard forms – and alliance contracting deals, and with arbitrations, mediations and dispute boards. He represents some of the world’s largest organisations (owners, multilateral agencies, financial institutions, contractors and developers) in their global infrastructure and construction projects located throughout Brazil and the rest of Latin America as well as Africa.
He assists clients across the entire project spectrum, commencing at project conception and continuing through punch list completion and beyond. Some recent examples include gas facilities, power plants (nuclear, coal-fired, gas-fired, combined cycle, hydro), wind farms, steel manufacturing facilities, copper mining facilities, coal mining facilities and ports. He is a member of the Society of Construction Law (SCL) and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF) and acts as officer of the International Bar Association’s international construction law committee (ICP) and the International Bar Association’s Latin American regional forum (LARF).
He is also a member of the São Paulo Engineering Institute Arbitration and Mediation Chamber (IE-SP) and the Brazilian Institute of Civil Procedure Law (IBDP). He holds a law degree from the University of São Paulo Law School (LLB 1991); a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge Law School (LLM 1995); and a doctorate from the University of São Paulo Law School (PhD 2001). He has published several articles published on matters related to civil procedure law, energy, engineering contracts, infrastructure and construction law.
He is recommended in Who’s Who Legal (for construction, project finance, public procurement and defence product liability); Chambers Latin America (for construction and projects, dispute resolution and defence product liability); Practical Law Company (for construction and projects); IFLR1000 – International Financial Law Review (for construction and project finance) and Análise da Advocacia’s directory of Brazil’s ‘most admired’ lawyers (for construction and projects, dispute resolution, public procurement and defence product liability).