Luis Henrique Prates da Fonseca Borghi joined the Firm in 2004 and became partner in 2019. He integrates the Litigation and Arbitration practice group, with focus on disputes arising out of commercial contracts, corporate conflicts, torts, product liability, bankruptcy and proceedings regarding recognition and enforcement of foreign awards. Mr. Borghi also has a wide breadth of experience in domestic and international arbitration involving construction claims, post-contractual M&A and other commercial disputes, as well as in mediation procedures.
He has worked at Ablfs & McKfnzif office in New York as an international associate in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group, focused on domestic and international arbitration.
Awards and Recognitions
Luis Henrique Prates da Fonseca Borghi has been recognized for his work in Civil Litigation Category by the main legal directories such as Análise Advocacia 500 and Latin Lawyer 250.
He has also been recognized for his work in Arbitration by LACCA Approved and Leaders League.
He graduated from Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo with a degree in Law and specialized in Civil Procedure, from the Law School of Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. He also specialized in Corporate Law, from Fundação Getúlio Vargas de São Paulo and holds a master’s degree (LL.M Program) from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Co-author of several books/articles, such as:
– “Brazilian Court of Appeals Confirms the Validity of Arbitration in International Sales Representation Agreement”- 08/02/2017.
Trench Rossi Watanabe is awarded the CESA Gender Equality Seal
Trench Rossi Watanabe has received the CESA Gender Equity Seal in the highest category entitled “Highlight”. This award recognizes law firms that have solid Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, taking into consideration several fronts, such as internal commitment, strategic planning, communication and participation rate. With a female majority in leadership for years, this recognition reinforces […]
Brazilian Federal Attorneys’ Office (AGU) established criteria for appointment of arbitrators by the Federal Union in arbitrations
In brief After the Reform of the Brazilian Arbitration Law, Federal Union and other Federal institutions have been increasingly participating in arbitrations, a great number of which involve high values and/or sensitive issues. There were doubts as to which criteria the Federal Union could adopt to choose arbitrators, which is regulated by this new ruling, […]
Brazil Judiciary regulates arbitral letters for communications between arbitrators and judicial courts
The Brazilian Justice Counsel published on September 29, 2021 decision regulating arbitral letters, which are the instruments foreseen in Brazilian Arbitration Act and in the Brazilian Code of Civil Procedure for communications between arbitral tribunals and judicial courts. Although arbitrators are equivalent to judges, they do not have powers to issue certain coercitive orders, such […]
Brazil signs the Singapore Convention on Mediation
On June 4, 2021, Brazil signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation (the “Singapore Convention”), which provides a uniform framework for settlement agreements put in writing resulting from mediations entered in one of the contracting states. Under the Singapore Convention, a party can enforce such settlement agreements in the courts of any contracting state, provided that […]
New ICC Arbitration Rules
From 1 January 2021, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will bring into force revised 2021 Rules of Arbitration (“2021 Rules“), replacing the current rules last updated in 2017. This is the third update within a decade and, as such, most of the changes are minor, expanding on provisions introduced in previous rule updates and […]