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Gisela Ferreira Mation

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Gisela Ferreira Mation


+55 21 3572-3000

Gisela is a specialist in the prevention and resolution of disputes before arbitral tribunals and state courts. She has extensive experience in cross-border disputes and has acted before the main Brazilian and international arbitral institutions. She represents clients in complex conflicts related to contract, corporate and civil liability law. Her practice also encompasses insolvency proceedings and debt restructuring. Her clients include Brazilian and foreign companies from several industry sectors, including oil and gas, energy and construction.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Chambers & Partners Brazil: Dispute Resolution: Rio de Janeiro (2021-2023) and Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2021-2024)
  • Chambers Global: Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2022-2024)
  • The Legal 500: Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, as Next Generation Partners (2021-2022); Dispute Resolution: Arbitration and Litigation and Compliance (2023)
  • Leaders League: Arbitration and Compliance (2022); Arbitration (2020-2023)
  • Latin Lawyer 250: Litigation (2021); Arbitration (2023)
  • Euromoney - Benchmark Litigation: "Future Star" (2021)
  • Análise Advocacia Mulher: Steel and Mining and in Rio de Janeiro (2023); Arbitration, Steel and Mining and in Rio de Janeiro (2024)
  • Women in Business Law Awards: Arbitration Practitioner of the Year, Commercial Arbitration Lawyer of the Year and Arbitration Lawyer of the Year (2022)
  • Who's Who Legal: Arbitration, as "Arbitration: Future Leaders - Partners" (2021-2022)


  • PhD Candidate in Commercial Law, University of São Paulo (Prevision of conclusion - 2020)
  • USA and International Anti-Corruption Law Summer Program, American University Washington College of Law, concentration "U.S. Legal Anti-Corruption Framework" and "Corruption Risk& Mitigation When Doing Business Abroad" (2014)
  • Master’s degree in State Law, Universidade de São Paulo (2013)
  • LL.M. Harvard Law School (2012)
  • Bachelor in Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo (2009)
  • Exchange program at Sciences Po - Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (2008)

Other qualifications

  • - Direito Privado e Combate à Corrupção: Desconsideração da Personalidade Jurídica e Falência no caso TRT. In: Maíra Machado et al. (Org.), Estudos sobre o Caso TRT, São Paulo: Direito GV, 2014
  • - Arbitrabilidade de disputas envolvendo empresa falida ou em recuperação judicial: notas sobre a jurisprudência brasileira. In: Gilberto Gomes Bruschi et al. (Org.), Direito Processual Empresarial, Elsevier: 2012
  • - Uma Conversa sobre Direito Societário Comparado com o professor Klaus Hopt, 28 Cadernos Direito GV 7-27, 2009 (coauthor)
  • - As Ações Civis para Cessação e Reparação de Danos Causados por Condutas Anticoncorrenciais no Brasil. In: Prêmio SEAE 2008, Treasury Department 2009

Relevant experience

  • Visiting Professor at National Law University Delhi, New Delhi, India (2014), teaching the subject “International Arbitration Proceedings”
  • Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School (2013-2014)
  • International Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2012-2013)
  • Internship at the Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of Commerce - ICC, Paris, France (2009)


  • Brazilian Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem (CBAR)
  • Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • ICDR Young & International
  • American Society of International Law
  • International Bar Association
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