Antonio Tavares Paes Jr.


Lawyer recommended by the Latin Lawyer Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA). Latin Lawyer, Legal 500, Chambers and Thought Leaders 2018.

Worked with the Brazilian Reinsurance Institute Legal Department – (IRB), Rio de Janeiro, 1981-1982; Worked at the Jose Thomaz Nabuco Law Firm, Rio de Janeiro, 1982-1986; Attorney at Fox & Horan LLP, New York, 1987-1988; Attorney at White & Case LLP, New York, 1988-1990; Attorney at The Law Offices of SG Archibald, Paris, 1990-1991; Vice-President of The Chase Manhattan Bank N.A. (Project Finance /Latin America Corporate Finance), New York, 1991-1994; Senior Vice-President at Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc., New York, 1994-2000 (Asset Manager); Outside General Counsel at TeleNova Communications, Inc., Miami, 2000-2002; Partner at Flecha de Lima & Tavares Paes Advogados, Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo/Brasília, 2000-2008; Partner at Wald Associated Lawyers, Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo/Brasília, 2008-2010 and is a partner at Denton Tavares Paes LLC – Attorneys-at-Law, New York.

PAES JÚNIOR, Antonio Tavares; COSTA, Vamilson José. Brazil. In: ICLG. The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2019. 16. th. London: GLG, 2019. ch. 47.

PAES JÚNIOR, Antonio Tavares; COSTA, Vamilson José. Brazil. In: TAYLOR, Damian (ed.). The Dispute Resolution Review. 10. th. London: The Law Reviews, 2018. cap. 4.

PAES JÚNIOR, Antonio Tavares. E-Discovery in International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitrations. In: GARRIE, Daniel B.; GRIVER, Yoav M. E-Discovery in International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitrations. São Paulo: Thomson Reuters, 2013. cap. 12.

PAES JÚNIOR, Antonio Tavares. Brazil’s debt to equity swap program. The International Lawyer, v.23, n.2, p. 533-547, 1989. Disponível em: <>.

  • Graduate degree (MBA) in corporate finance from Chase Manhattan Bank (1992)
  • LLM in corporate law from Columbia University School of Law (1987)
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) from Rio de Janeiro State University (1985)
  • Languages: portuguese, english, france and spanish.
Awards and achievements
  • Recommended by the Latin Lawyer Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA)
  • Recommended by Legal 500
  • Recommended by Chambers
  • Recommended by Thought Leaders 2018.


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