Arbitral & Mediator Appointments
Emergency Arbitrator · AAA-ICDR · International distributorship agreement case involving U.S. and Canadian corporations for health products. Health & Medical · English · 2020
Emergency Arbitrator · AAA-ICDR · International distributorship agreement and asset acquisition matter between U.S. and German entities. Corporate Law · English · 2012
Emergency Arbitrator · AAA-ICDR · International distributorship agreement involving U.S. and Chinese corporations for musical instruments. Music Industry · English · 2009
Chairman · Câmara FGV de Mediação e Arbitragem · Power sale and purchase agreement involving a Federal Bidding Process between Brazilian corporations. Energy · Portuguese · 2019
Chairman · CAM-CCBC · Logistics railway/commercial related case involving Brazilian groups. Transportation Infrastructure · Portuguese · 2017
Chairman · ICC · International distributorship case of pharmaceuticals among Indian and Puerto Rican companies. International Distribution · English · 2016
Chairman · ICC · Electric Power Control (EPC) agreement involving Brazilian and Finnish corporations. Energy · English · 2016
Chairman · ICC · International distributorship case of medical equipment between United States and Brazilian corporations. International Distribution · Portuguese · 2014
Sole Arbitrator · CAM-CCBC · Infrastructure matter related to renewable energy involving a Brazilian corporation and Brazilian subsidiaries of U.S. and French corporations. Energy · Portuguese · 2019
Sole Arbitrator · AAA-ICDR · Share purchase agreement involving a U.S. Equity Fund, the Cayman Islands and Chinese Parties. Share Purchase Agreements · English · 2018
Sole Arbitrator · CAM-CCBC · Hydroelectric construction related matter involving a Brazilian subsidiary of an Austrian and Brazilian corporation. Energy · Portuguese · 2016
Sole Arbitrator · CAM-CCBC · International distributorship matter pertaining to telecom equipment involving U.S. and Brazilian companies. Telecommunications · English · 2013
Sole Arbitrator · CAESP · Franchising agreement involving Brazilian corporations. Franchise Agreements · Portuguese · 2013
Expert Witness · Arbitration Tribunal · Arbitration Tribunal seated in California. English · 2013
Expert Witness · Federal Judicial Districts of New York · Brazilian law English · 2011
Expert Witness · Arbitration Tribunal · Arbitration Tribunal seated in Miami, Florida. English · 2006
Confidential, Represented a Brazilian wind power company in a dispute with a Dutch company regarding transfer of technology and related proceedings where we successfully halted the execution on a letter of credit in Switzerland.
Confidential, Represented a Brazilian purchaser of debt in a Portuguese-language arbitration brought by a large Brazilian bank regarding claims under the purchase and sale agreement, administered by the ICC, amounts confidential.
Triangulo Pisos e Paineis, Ltda. v. BR-111 Imports & Exports, Inc., Representation of a hardwood flooring manufacturer in a dispute with its distributor regarding unpaid invoices, warranty claims, and ownership of a trademark. We prevailed in the arbitration then successfully confirmed the award in a decision that recognized the absence of a motion to vacate under the Panama Convention. Later, we successfully pierced the corporate veil and held one successor entity liable, as well as one of the two shareholders.
Eco Tech Engenharia Ltda. v. Pothole Killers, LLC, Represented Brazilian lessee of heavy equipment in a dispute regarding a leasing contract. In related court proceedings, we successfully argued that interim awards are subject to the New York and Panama Conventions, one of the first such decisions.
Contributor, Memory Book of the Development of Arbitration in Brazil; Chapter "Interview by Joaquim de Paiva Muniz." Collective work organized by Joaquim de Paiva Muniz, Flávia Bittar Neves, Francisco Maia Neto and Ricardo Ranzolin, p. 215, 2018
Contributor, “Arbitration – Studies in Honor of Professor Guido Fernando da Silva Soares, in Memoriam;" Coordinators: Selma Maria Ferreira Lemes, Carlos Alberto Carmona, Pedro A Batista Martins, and Guido Fernando Silva Soares; Atlas Publisher, p. 175; 2007
Co-Author, Mediation and Arbitration in Public Administration - Brazil and Portugal, Chapter: Arbitration and Mediation in Public Administration in Brazil and USA: a lookout in the actual reality of both institutes. Co-authored with Karin Hlavnicka. Coordinators: António Júdice Moreira, Asdrubal Franco Nascimbeni, Christiana Beyrodt, Mauricio Morais Tonin, 2020
Co-Author, Discovery Across the Globe – Obtaining Evidence Abroad to Support U.S. Proceedings, Chapter 3 Brazil, coordinators Harrison, Brett, Gavin Foggo, Jorge Mestre, Paula C. Arias, and American Bar Association. Section of Litigation. Sponsoring Body. Chicago, Illinois: American Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2020.
Contributor, Agribusiness Arbitration: Particularity and Importance of Specialized Entities, Book Arbitragem no Agronegócio, Editora Verbatim, Coordenador Marcos Reis, 2018.
Co-Author, Guerrilla warfare tactics in international arbitration, Book in Honor to Prof. Petronio R. Muniz, 20 Years of the Brazilian Arbitration Law, Coordinators: Carmona, Carlos Alberto Carmona, Pedro Batista Martins, Selma Ferreira-Lemes, p. 311, 2017
Co-Author, “Brazil in the Context of International Arbitration” in Infrastructure Law of Brazil, Justen Filho, Marcal & Pereira, Cesar A.G., Eleven International Publishing, Boom Uitgevers Den Haag, (eds. 2010 & 2016).
Author, "Contrato Internacional. La intervención del poder judicial durante el proceso arbitral. El caso Jirau." Arbitraje Comercial Internacional, Reconocimiento y Ejecución de Sentencias y Laudos Arbitrales Extranjeros, Organization of American States (OAS). Documentos Oficiales; OEA, Ser. D, XIX, p. 219, 2015
GST LLP’s Mauricio Gomm Santos authored a proposal for Enunciado regarding Arbitration within Public Administration at the First Administrative Law Meeting (Jornada), hosted by the Council for Federal Justice, Brasilia, DF.
GST LLP’s Mauricio Gomm Santos spoke to the nuances of utilizing and maximizing technology in this webinar, hosted by Arbitraje Alumni, entitled ”Effective Persuasion in Virtual Hearings: Challenges and Tools: Perspective from the Arbitrator.”
Gleaned from his 30 years of experience, GST LLP Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos provided unique insights pertaining to “Thoughts About the Future of Conflict Management & Resolution.” The webinar was hosted by Camara De Arbitragem, Mediação & Conciliação do Centro Das Indústrias do Rio Grande Do Sul (CAMERS); Brasilia.
GST LLP’s Mauricio Gomm Santos was e-interviewed and provided insights related to industry developments as a result of COVID-19. The thought leadership discussion, entitled “A Dialogue Between Mediation and Arbitration: When And How Domestic And International Experiences Can Help In A Post Covid-19 Scenario,” was hosted by the Institute for Certification and Formation of Portuguese Speaking Mediators (ICFML).
GST LLP’s Mauricio Gomm Santos was part of an expert panel discussing “Arbitration in Brazil 2020: Insights from International and Local Practitioners.” The webinar was hosted by CIArb Brazil Branch in conjunction with NYIAC and Baker McKenzie.
Hosted by the New York State Bar Association and New York Arbitration Center, the ”Global perspectives for a Challenging ADR landscape: 2020 and Beyond” seminar included leading experts from around the world. GST LLP’s Mauricio Gomm Santos was a featured speaker and elaborated on The Latin America perspective: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.”
From maritime contracts to maritime arbitration, GST LLP’s Mauricio Gomm Santos joined an expert panel comprised of lawyers and arbitrators at the ”The Lawyer in the Maritime Arbitration” seminar hosted by the CIArb, Brazilian Branch. The topic, Evidence in the Arbitral Process: Differences between Common law and Civil Law.
Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos was invited to present at the 3rd International Mediation Congress. “Mediation Without Borders: The Singapore Convention,” Hosted by GEMEP and the Mediation Group of The Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr), Sao Paulo, Brazil.
GST LLP’s Mauricio Gomm Santos served as a witness in an ICC arbitration between Brazil’s VRG Linhas Aéreas and New York-based Matlin Patterson (MP). The dispute relates to a sale agreement signed in 2007, under which a subsidiary of Brazilian budget airline Gol purchased VRG for US$320 million from a Brazilian company called Volo, in which the MP funds had a minority stake. The agreement provided for ICC arbitration seated in São Paulo.
Global Arbitration Review 100 reports on GST’s recent activities, which include the defense of Venezuela concerning claims by US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls, Luis Garcia Armas food distribution business, a Caribbean oil services company and a Spanish agricultural conglomerate. GST is also defending Venezuela by seeking annulments of awards to the US based Koch Brothers and steelmaker Tenaris, while responding to actions by creditors in United States Courts.
Global Arbitration Review 100 provides an organizational history of GST LLP, originally established by Quinn Smith and Mauricio Gomm Santos in 2009 and currently operating in Miami, New York and Washington, DC. Outlining the arrival of key counsels Diego Gosis and Ignacio Torterola, the article lists State governments, manufacturing firms, mining companies and investment banks that have utilized GST LLP services.
University of Miami School of Law, International Comparative Law (Arbitration), LL.M.
Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, International Private Law (Arbitration), LL.M., cum laude
Paraná Federal University, School of Law, Specialization Private Law
Paraná Federal University, School of Law, Curitiba, Brazil, J.D.