Selma Maria Ferreira Lemes is one of the architects of Brazil’s 1996 arbitration law. She opened her own boutique in 2002 and now acts as both counsel and arbitrator. She is a senior figure within many of Brazil’s more important arbitral organisations, including the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr).
- Who’s Who Name:
- Selma Maria Ferreira Lemes
Before setting up her boutique, she was the senior in-house counsel for the São Paulo Federation of Industries – leading a team of 16 lawyers – and later worked as a partner with the antitrust and regulatory firm, Advocacia José Del Chiaro. Lemes teaches arbitration at several universities, including São Paulo University and the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Rio de Janeiro. In 2009, she became Brazil’s alternate member of the ICC Court.