Caio Pazinato is a senior associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. Trained in both civil and common law, he has represented clients in arbitrations under a variety of institutional rules (including the ICC, LCIA, AAA/ICDR, CMAP, CAM-CCBC, CIESP/FIESP and CAM-AMCHAM) across a wide range of industries and venues. Mr. Pazinato also advises clients in complex cross-border litigation and investigations.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Pazinato worked in the international arbitration and litigation practice of a leading international law firm in New York, and in the dispute resolution practice of a major law firm in Brazil.

As part of his pro bono work, Mr. Pazinato has represented various individuals in immigration matters, including those seeking asylum and special immigrant juvenile status.


    • Representing a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer in an international arbitration against a US aircraft manufacturer involving the termination of a multibillion-dollar M&A transaction
    • Representing a US biopharmaceutical company in a multijurisdictional dispute against a Brazilian biopharmaceutical company involving breach of contract claims brought simultaneously in the US and Brazil
    • Representing a US private equity firm in a complex multijurisdictional dispute involving numerous lawsuits and arbitrations related to the annulment of a share purchase agreement
    • Representing a European company in a multiparty construction arbitration against Brazilian and European companies concerning one of the arenas built for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
    • Representing a Korean company in the heavy machinery industry in an international arbitration and subsequent enforcement proceedings against a Brazilian distributor
    • Representing a US buyer in the water and hygiene industry in a post-acquisition arbitration against a Brazilian seller involving non-compete, non-solicitation and earnout payment issues
    • Representing a French company in a large dispute venued in Paris and governed by French law
    • Representing a Mexican conglomerate in proceedings concerning the termination of a prospective merger and sale agreement of a Brazil-based entertainment company
    • Representing multiple companies involved in the development, construction and sale of renewable energy assets in the US concerning contractual rights and available remedies
    • Representing multinational corporations in connection with investigations related to government contracts in Latin America


  • Recognized as a 2022 Rising Legal Star by Latinvex.


  • Education

    • LLM, International Economic Law, Business & Policy, Stanford Law School, 2020

      Co-President, Stanford International Arbitration Association
    • Master of Laws, International Economic Law and Affairs, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, 2018

    • Bachelor of Law, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, 2014

  • Admissions

    • New York

    • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York

    • US District Court for the Southern District of New York

    • Brazil

  • Languages

    • English

    • Portuguese

    • Spanish



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