Paulo Fernando Pinheiro Machado

Managing Partner​

Mr Pinheiro Machado is a Brazilian advocate and diplomat with extensive international experience, in particular in the maritime and commodities industries. As a career diplomat, Mr Pinheiro Machado had several high-level postings and was Chargé d'Affaires in Prague and Copenhagen.


Mr Pinheiro Machado trained as an advocate in both the civil and the common law traditions, having graduated in law in Brazil and in England. He was also a Partner of a law firm in London.


Mr Pinheiro Machado is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and is currently accepting instructions as an arbitrator.


Bar Call: OAB/PR 82277/37830 (2004)

Diploma in International Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2017

Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation), Inns of Court School of Law/The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, 2017

Advanced Course in Diplomacy, Instituto Rio Branco, 2011

MPhil in Diplomacy (Distinction), Instituto Rio Branco, 2010

Diploma in French Studies (Mention Bien), University Nancy 2, 2007

Postgraduate Diploma in Political Sociology (Distinction), Universidade Federal do Paraná, 2005

LLB Hons (First Class), UNICURITIBA, 2004

Fluent: Portuguese, English (CPE A), French (DALF C2), Spanish (DELE Superior), Italian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian.

Intermediate: Russian, German, Latin.
Basic: Classical Greek

Pinheiro Machado. Expert in international arbtration.

7 King's Bench Walk Contract Law Prize

Santander Scholarship

City Law School Postgraduate Scholarship

Ministry of External Relation's Full Scholarship for Master's in Diplomacy
Approved in 13th place in the Entrance Examinations of Instituto Rio Branco, the Brazilian Diplomatic Academy

Law School Library Catalogue Prize

Graduated in Law School with the maximum grade in final viva voce dissertation examination

Elected Class Orator at Law School

1st Prize in Scientific Fair



A New Policy for the “Blue Amazon”, Portos e Navios (Rio de Janeiro, 13 January 2019) Opinião

The Two Faces of Janus: The Juridical Foundations of the Law of Frustration in Modern English Contract Law (2018) Vol XV Gray's Inn Law Student Journal

Are Mimes not Pantomimes? A Critical Assessment of the Protection of Television Formats under UK Copyright Law (2017) Vol XIV Gray's Inn Law Student Journal

For a Brazilian Business Frond, O Estado de S. Paulo (São Paulo, 18 December 2013) Opinião

The Tropical Monroe Doctrine: The Viscount of Uruguai and the definition of South America as the diplomatic circumstance of Brazil (2012) 19 Dialogos Latinoamericanos 69

Tolls: Vested Rights or Vested Privileges? Do motorway franchisees have a vested right to lost profits? Umuarama Ilustrado (Umuarama, 12 November 2003) Opinião 



The Baltic Exchange

The London Maritime Arbitrators Association, Supporting Member (LMAA)

The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

Selden Society

International Association for Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Society for Computers & Law

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum

Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)