mediação e estratégias jurídicas
mediation and legal strategies
With 20 years of experience in legal practice in the business environment, Marcelo Perlman focuses his work on commercial mediation and strategic legal advisory (see “services”).
Perlman Mediation and Legal Strategies is based on firm belief that multidisciplinary approach, creativity and pragmatism, personal attention and broad experience are essential qualities for an effective assistance in legal business-related matters of greater complexity and uncertain resolution.
Marcelo Perlman obtained his Law degree from University of São Paulo and his LL.M. degree from University of Chicago Law School with a final grade equivalent to High Honors.
Marcelo is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). He has been included in the Panel of Mediators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), in the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), from New York, in the rosters of mediators of reputable Brazilian providers Centro de Arbitragem e Mediação da Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá (CAM-CCBC), CAMARB - Câmara de Mediação e Arbitragem Empresarial, CBMA - Centro Brasileiro de Mediação e Arbitragem, Câmara de Mediação e Arbitragem da Associação Comercial do Paraná - ARBITAC, CAESP - Conselho Arbitral do Estado de São Paulo, and Med Arb RB (Mediation and Arbitration for Recovery and Business), as well as in the list of mediators of Centro de Arbitragem Comercial da Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa, from Lisbon, Portugal. Marcelo is also registered as a judicial mediator by approval of the Court of Justice of the State of Sao Paulo. His mediation practice has been recognized in the rankings Commercial Mediation 2022 and Brazil - Commercial Mediation 2022, published by Who's Who Legal, Mediators - Brazil – 2021, 2022 and 2023, published by Leaders League, and the 2021 Lexology Client Choice Awards for Mediation in Brazil.
Marcelo is trained in commercial mediation by Pepperdine University, by the Center for Dispute Resolution, run by Kenneth Cloke, both in California, by the N.Y. Bar, jointly with Fordham University, in New York, and by Instituto Mediare, from Rio de Janeiro.
Marcelo is a co-founder of PVG, a law firm in São Paulo, Brazil, where he was a partner for 10 years. Previously, Marcelo worked in the Latin America M&A and finance group of Cravath Swaine & Moore, in New York, and acted as assistant general counsel in charge of the Brazilian conglomerate CSN’s cement and steelmaking businesses.
Marcelo has been recognized as leading lawyer by Chambers Global and Latin America, Legal 500 Latin America, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association - LACCA, Best Lawyers and IFLR1000.
Marcelo is currently Co-Chair of the Mediation and Negotiation Task Force of the Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Empresarial – IBRADEMP (Brazilian Institute of Business Law), member of the Brazilian Advisory Board (BAB) of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), member of the Mediation Advisory Committee of Centro de Arbitragem e Mediação da Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá (CAM-CCBC), effective member of the Special Committee for Commercial Mediation of the Sao Paulo section of the Brazilian Bar Association, and member of the Advisory Committee of Instituto Mediare. He is also Advisor to the Chair of the non-profit Brazilian Jewish hospital Albert Einstein (2023 - ), having previosuly acted as Vice President of its Board of Officers (2017 - 2022), and was an officer with the Insolvency Section of the International Bar Association - IBA (2016 - 2022).
Languages: Portuguese and English (proficient), French and Spanish (conversational).
Marcelo Perlman focuses his work in commercial mediation and strategic legal advisory on the following areas of expertise:
Leveraged by his broad experience in negotiating complex business contracts and first-rate legal training, Marcelo’s mediation practice is aimed at facilitating the negotiation and consensual resolution of commercial disputes.
As a mediator, Marcelo assists the parties and their attorneys in their communication and structuring of potential agreements, employing therefor a thorough understanding and a practical management of underlying legal issues, opportunities for value creation, and risks inherent to continuous litigation (in relation to cost, time consumption, loss of focus and deterioration of commercial relationships).
Marcelo advises on legal strategies for complex business disputes
and transactions, involving:
- assistance in managing dispute resolution alternatives
and acting as settlement counsel
- assistance in managing dispute resolution alternatives and acting as settlement counsel
- assistance in structuring deals
- restructuring, insolvency and illiquid assets
- corporate governance
Perlman Mediation and Legal Strategies
São Paulo - Brazil