Arnoldo Wald is a partner and the founder of Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados, considered one of the most influential and admired lawyers in Brazil, as well as one of the most cited in rulings by Brazil’s high courts. Throughout his almost 70-year career, this lawyer, professor, author and legal expert has written several books in the areas of Civil, Commercial, Banking, Administrative and Arbitration Law, and hundreds of articles published in Brazilian and foreign legal magazines. He was the founder and director of the Banking and Capital Market Law magazine (Revista de Direito Bancário e do Mercado de Capitais) and the Arbitration and Mediation magazine (Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação).
Arnoldo Wald was a pioneer in the introduction of arbitration in Brazil and held dozens of prominent positions, among them Rio de Janeiro State General Prosecutor, President of the Brazilian Securities & Exchange Commission (CVM). He has been a board member of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) for more than 20 years. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by the University of Paris II and the Brazilian Public Law Institute (Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público).
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