In late October, renowned arbitration lawyer and arbitrator, Carlos Forbes, sent shockwaves throughout the market by announcing his departure from Mundie Advogados to launch new dispute resolution boutique, FKG – Forbes, Kozan e Gasparetti Advogados, alongside experienced Mundie colleagues Cristiano Kozan and Marco Gasparetti.
Founding partner and current president of The Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CAM-CCBC), Carlos Suplicy de Figueiredo Forbes, is a much-admired figure in the Brazilian arbitration market. Having formerly practiced at Mundie Advogados for over two decades, Mr. Forbes is highly qualified to counsel both domestic and foreign companies on big-ticket corporate, infrastructure and regulatory dispute resolution proceedings. He is a board member of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitrations Institution (IFCAI) and an active member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA).
Founding partner Cristiano Carlos Kozan holds a Bachelor of Laws and a postgraduate degree in Civil Procedural Law from PUC-SP as well as a postgraduate degree in Administrative Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-SP). He accrued nearly 20 years of experience at Mundie Advogados representing clients in strategic class actions involving consumer and regulatory issues before the State and Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office as well as consumer protection bodies such as PROCONs. Mr. Kozan is particularly well-versed in matters affecting the telecommunications, energy and cable television sectors, amongst many others.
Founding partner Marco Vanin Gasparetti also began his career at Mundie Advogados where he practiced for 18 years before launching current firm FKG Advogados. He undertook a Bachelor of Laws, a specialization degree in Consumer Law and a Master of Laws all at PUC-SP. Mr. Gasparetti offers major names from the infrastructure, food and pharmaceutical industries a proven track record in domestic and international dispute resolution mandates. He is an expert in media and entertainment law as well as a member of the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (IBDP) and the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr).
With headquarters in São Paulo, FKG Advogados will focus on judicial litigation, arbitration, class actions, bankruptcy, international disputes and succession planning issues. Besides the three aforementioned partners, the firm’s team currently consists of 12 other professionals.
For more information, please visit: www.fkgadvogados.com.br