Guilherme Recena Costa is a litigation associate whose practice focuses on international dispute resolution. Mr. Recena Costa joined Debevoise in 2014. From 2009 to 2013 he practised with a litigation boutique in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Recena Costa received an LL.M. from Yale Law School in 2014 and an LL.B. from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, with honors, in 2008. He received a masters (2011) and a PhD in law (2015) from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is fluent in English and Portuguese and has reading proficiency in Italian and Spanish.
Mr. Recena Costa is admitted to practise in New York and Brazil.
- Gramercy Funds Management and Gramercy Peru Holdings in an investment treaty arbitration against the Government of Peru arising under the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
- A publicly-listed sporting goods company in a dispute arising out of a distribution agreement, winning dismissal of all claims for over €30 million in addition to an award of attorney’s fees.
- The International Court of Arbitration® of the International Chamber of Commerce as amicus curiae in support of Chevron Corporation’s opposition to the confirmation of an Egyptian arbitral award before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
- A construction company in an ICC arbitration with a major oil company under an EPC contract for the construction of a semi-submersible drilling platform.
- A leading telecommunications and digital media company in an LCIA arbitration of a contractual dispute arising out of the purchase of assets in multiple jurisdictions, winning a complete victory on indemnification claims of over €139 million, defeating counterclaims of over €84 million, and obtaining a substantial costs award.
- Claimant Tethyan Copper Company (jointly owned by Barrick Gold and Antofagasta Minerals) in an ICSID arbitration against the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and an ICC arbitration against the Pakistani province of Balochistan in disputes regarding a copper and gold mining project in the west of Pakistan.
- A publicly-listed mining company and its subsidiaries in a multi-billion dollar arbitration against an African government seated in London under the UNCITRAL Rules.
- The State of Qatar and Qatari entities and individuals in international claims arising out of the measures imposed by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Egypt against Qatar, including winning an order for provisional measures in proceedings before the International Court of Justice against the United Arab Emirates, investment arbitrations and claims in other international tribunals.
- University of São Paulo, 2015, Ph.D.
- Yale Law School, 2014, LL.M.
- University of São Paulo, 2011, LL.M.
- Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 2008, LL.B.
- New York
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