Daniel Schaffer

Daniel Schaffer

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Former partner in the litigation area at one of the most prestigious full-service Brazilian law firms, Daniel Kaufman Schaffer holds a Master’s (LL.M) in Litigation and Dispute Resolution, graduating with the highest honors from the University College London (UCL), a graduate degree in Infrastructure Law from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation Law School in São Paulo, and a specialization in Administrative Law, also from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation Law School in São Paulo.


Daniel is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the Committee of Arbitration of the Brazilian Bar Association, the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation, and other renowned associations, such as YIAG-LCIA, Y-ICCA, ASA-Below-40, INOVARB-Amcham and Young ITA.

He also practiced as an international attorney at the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher in London.

Daniel has extensive experience in multidisciplinary arbitration and litigation in matters related to infrastructure, public law, capital markets, trading, mining, and competition law.

He co-authored several works and is recognized by renowned institutions such as the LACCA Approved and Latin Lawyer 250.

Relevant Experience

Advised one of the largest mining companies in the world in arbitration dealing with alleged informational failures in the capital markets, which involve an inestimable value.

Represents Brazilian companies in multi-billion dollar corporate disputes at the administrative, judicial, and arbitration levels arising from Operation Carwash, including in regard to the liability of administrators and controllers.

Represents a multinational company in annulment actions, corruption actions, public interest civil actions, indemnification actions, and civil investigations related to the so-called “Metro Cartel,” involving an inestimable value.

Advises one of the world’s largest state-owned companies in the oil industry in arbitration related to the sale and purchase of oil field exploration rights in Brazil, with an approximate amount of USD 850 million.

Represents important national and foreign players in administrative, judicial, and arbitration lawsuits and disputes involving private and administrative contracts related to the subway, railway, road, public lighting, public transport, aviation, pharmacological, and naval sectors, including the São Francisco River transposition project, as well as representation of such players in the first Dispute Board in Brazil involving Federal Government entities.

“Excellent lawyer, with excellent technical capacity and great legal vision, which allows him to find very creative solutions and differentiates him.”

“Whenever we face a complex challenge involving our business, we count on the excellence and irreproachable work of Daniel Schaffer. Diligent, punctual and technically impeccable, he advises us frankly and objectively on the most relevant and strategic matters.“

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