Marcus Alexandre Matteucci Gomes

Marcus Alexandre Matteucci Gomes


Phone: +55 (11) 3141-9145

City: São Paulo

Language: Portuguese, English and Italian

Linkedin: Marcus Alexandre Matteucci Gomes

Practice Areas:

  • Consumer Relations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Maritime


Marcus is head of the Dispute Resolution Department, with extensive experience of complex national and cross-border litigation and arbitration in a number of areas of civil and commercial law, including shipping and aviation. He has acted as co-counsel and expert witness in cross-border matters in New York, London, Houston, The Bahamas and Canada.

Marcus taught law for seven years, has been part of the Roman Law Research Group of the Law School of the University of São Paulo (1995-2002) and of the Teaching Assistance Program of the same University (2000-2002), and was a visiting researcher at the “Istituto di Diritto Romano” of the School of Law of the University of Rome I – “La Sapienza” (2003). Marcus is recognized by The Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr)
  • Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • Member of the network
  • Member of the Lawyers’ Association of São Paulo (AASP)
  • Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association in São Paulo (OAB/SP)


  • Doctor of Civil Law, USP – Universidade de São Paulo
  • LL.B., USP – Universidade de São Paulo


  • Marcus is the co-author of the Brazilian chapters of the 2019 and 2020 editions of the Enforcement of Judgments and Arbitral Awards in Commercial Matters Global Guide (Thomson Reuters), Shareholders’ Rights and Obligations: a Global Guide (Global Law and Business), the third edition of Data Protection and Privacy (Thomson Reuters), the fourth edition of The Aviation Law Review (Law Business Research), and of various editions of Ship Arrests in Practice (
  • Marcus is also author of Getting of the Deal Through’s 2012 to 2016 editions of Enforcement of Foreign Judgements (Law Business Research)



  • Representing a Brazilian financial institution in an ICC New York arbitration arising out of a billion-dollar joint venture with a foreign IT company;
  • Representing a highway concessionaire in a CAM-CCBC arbitration arising out of a BRL 1 billion infrastructure agreement;
  • Acting as expert witness in a FOSFA London arbitration arising out of a naval accident at the port of Santos;
  • Representing a multinational communications, advertising and public relations media group in a series of CAM-CCBC arbitrations arising out of M&A and corporate discussions;
  • Acting as co-counsel of a Japanese engineering company in an ICDR-AAA Houston arbitration arising out of a cross-border naval infrastructure agreement; and
  • Acting as co-counsel for a Brazilian steel company in an ICDR-AAA New York arbitration arising out of a cross-border transaction for the purchase of metallurgical coke, followed by a mediation.


  • Representing a foreign engineering company in litigation connected to services for the acquisition, conversion and construction of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading unit (FPSO);
  • Representing bondholders in litigation arising out of the confirmation and enforcement in Brazil of a mortgage on a foreign-flag FPSO, for the enforcement of a USD 500 million credit. It has been the leading case on the matter within the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice;
  • Representing a Brazilian energy trading company in litigation related to contractual disputes in the value of about BRL 250 million;
  • Representing a French-Italian food company in a trademark and royalties dispute in the amount of about BRL 500 million;
  • Acting as expert witness in a case before the Supreme Court of the Bahamas, in relation to a USD 300 million litigation arising out of the liquidation of a bank; and
  • Representing foreign lessors in litigation related to the repossession of aircraft and aircraft engines.

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