Time to Join the "BIT Club"? Promoting and Protecting Brazilian Investments Abroad - ARIA Vol. 24, No. 2, 2013

Lucas Bento
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54 pages
August, 2013
Author Detail: 

Lucas Bento

LL.B, LL.M, PGDip. The author is an Associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart &
Sullivan LLP and Chair of the International Arbitration Sub-Committee of the Inter-
American Affairs Committee at the New York City Bar Association. The author would
like to thank Dr. Karl Sauvant from Columbia Law School for his comments on an earlier
version of this paper. The author is also grateful for the comments provided by Gabriel
Alves Da Costa (legal counsel at Shell Oil Company), Jonathan Hamilton (partner at
White & Case), William Mack (director, Executive Secretariat United States Trade
Representative at the White House), and Rebecca Cockayne (University of Oxford). I am
extremely indebted to the editorial team of The American Review of International
Arbitration, and particularly to Elizabeth Cooper. Many thanks also go to Professor
Carlos Borromeu de Andrade (international general counsel, Petrobras) and Thiago Bento
(founder of Knoow.it) for comments on an earlier draft of this article. It is important to
emphasize that they should not be taken to agree with any of the views herein, nor with
my expression of them. All errors remain my own.