Prof. Dr. Lauro Gama Jr.

Lauro da Gama e Souza Jr. graduated from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) in 1987 and was admitted in 1988 to the Brazilian Bar. He holds a Masters in International Relations (PUC-Rio, 1992), a LL.M degree in Comparative Law (McGill, 1999), and a Doctorate degree in International Law (Univ. São Paulo, 2004). Since 1991 he has been Adjunct Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), where he currently teaches Private International Law and International Commercial Arbitration. He has authored books and articles published in specialized journals. He participated in the working group of the UNIDROIT Principles (2008-2010) and also in the working group of the 2015 Hague Principles.

He is a member of the CISG Advisory Council, where he acted as rapporteur of CISG Advisory Opinion no. 17 on Limitation and Exclusion Clauses. He lectured at the Hague Academy of International Law and his course titled “Les Principes d’UNIDROIT et la loi applicable aux contrats du commerce international” has been published in the Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome 406 (2020).

To this date Lauro has acted as counsel and arbitrator in more than 120 cases, under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and Brazilian arbitral institutions. Mr. Gama has served as President of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr) from 2013 to 2015. He currently represents Brazil as a Member of the ICC Court of International Arbitration.