With over 30 years of experience in international and local disputes at both boutique and full-service law firms, Carlo Verona holds a Master’s (LL.M) in International Arbitration and Comparative Commercial Law from Queen Mary University of London (2007) and a Bachelor of Laws from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) (1998).
Carlo focuses his practice on dispute resolution in the areas of infrastructure, energy, mining, telecommunications, and construction – including corporate disputes involving regulatory agencies.
Carlo also has experience in international investigations related to anti-corruption and anti-money laundering.
In addition to being a Guest lecturer and Senior Research Fellow in Ethics and Compliance of the Ph.D. Program at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation Business School (FGV-Ethics), Carlo also acts in a number of important institutions, including:
Board Member of the Corporate Integrity Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC-Brasil);
Vice-president and member of the panel of arbitrators of the Brazilian Center of Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA);
Member of the panel of arbitrators of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Mediation Center (CAM-CCBC) and the Business Arbitration and Mediation Chamber – Brazil (CAMARB);
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARB).
Represented an electromechanics consortium in a USD 2.5 billion construction arbitration before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Advised one of the largest global private equity funds in multiple court disputes and arbitrations related to the divestment of its position in an education conglomerate in Brazil.
Advised a multinational pharmaceutical company in drafting the regulatory non-fault compensation legal framework before the Brazilian Congress and in negotiating a purchase agreement for Covid-19 vaccines with the Brazilian Ministry of Health.
Represented an Italian Civil Contractor in multiple arbitration cases before the Chamber of Commerce of Lima, Peru, and the enforcement of a Peruvian USD 100 million arbitral award against the largest Brazilian Infrastructure Conglomerate in the aftermath of Operation Carwash.
Advised a member of the UAE royal family in a USD 2 billion construction arbitration before the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce.
Advised an Anglo-Australian Mining Company in an ICSID arbitration brought by an Asian country.
“Carlo is a quick and sharp legal mind with extraordinary personal skills and a business-savvy approach. He is responsive, straight to the point and never shies away from providing true legal advice.”
“He is one of the best and it is always a pleasure to work with him.“
Chambers Latin America 2023