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Areas of expertise

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie Law School
  • Career improvement course on Civil Procedural Law at Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie Law School

Languages

  • Portuguese

Special Features

  • Recommended by the publication Latin Lawyer 250 since 2007, for his work in the Litigation segment;
  • Highlighted by Who’s Who Legal Brazil 2010, in the Commercial Litigation segment. He is described as a “respected and traditional team leader of Araújo e Policastro Advogados’ Litigation Lawyers, being valued for their knowledge and established customer base.” The British publication aims to identify lawyers recognized in their area of practice;
  • Graced by the Constituition and Justice Committee of the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo for his participation in the elaboration of the Procedural Requirements Code of São Paulo;
  • Recognized as one of Brazil’s leading Litigation lawyers by Who’s Who Legal: Brazil 2009;
  • Recognized as one of Brazil’s leading Litigation lawyers by International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators 2009.

Positions

  • Counselor of the São Paulo Lawyers Institute (IASP) and member of the Commission for Professional Ethics Studies;
  • CESA Counsellor – Center of Study of Law Firms;
  • Coordinator of Legal Education Committee and Relations with Colleges of CESA – Center of Study of Law Firms;
  • Member of the Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter (1998-2015);
  • Member of the Association of Family and Successions;
  • Chaired the Committee on Competition Law and International Trade of the São Paulo Lawyers Institute (IASP), 2003-2005;
  • Member of Brazilian Institute of Comparative Commercial Law Tullio Ascarelli – annex to the Department of Commercial Law of the São Paulo University Law School;
  • Professor of Commercial Law and Procedural Practices of the Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (FMU) in São Paulo, 1988-1992;
  • Member of the Review Board of the Bar Association of Brazil (OAB) – São Paulo Section-for admission of new lawyers (1972-1979).

Publication

  • Book “Code of Ethical-Professional Medical Procedure and its application” (in Portuguese: “Código de Processo Ético-Profissional Médico e sua aplicação”) – 3rd edition, 2018, Editora Del Rey;
  • Book “Trainee Booklet” (in Portuguese “Cartilha do Estagiário”) – coordinator, many vários authors, 2017, Centro de Estudos das Sociedades de Advogados – CESA;
  • Book Patients and Physicians – their rights and responsibilities (in Portuguese “Pacientes e Médicos – seus direitos e responsabilidades”) – 1st edition, 2016 , Editora Del Rey);
  • “The Disciplinary Process Against Doctors” (in Portuguese: “O Processo Disciplinar dos Médicos”), section of the Revista do Instituto dos Advogados de São Paulo – RIASP – Precedents established by the Federal Court of the 5th Region, Year 15, Issue 29, Jan-Jun/2012
  • Article “Unwanted medical result from a legal point of view” (in Portuguese: “O resultado médico indesejado na visão do Direito” Migalhas online (Jul/2011); Saúde Web portal of the Federal Council of Medicine – CFM (Aug/2011), Medical Association of São Paulo – APM (Oct/2011) and the Federation of Hospitals and Health Service Establishments of the State of Rio de Janeiro – FEHERJ (Sep/2011)
  • Interview “Medical issues and the Law” (in Portuguese: “As questões médicas e o Direito”), Tribuna do Direito newspaper (abr/2011)
  • “Civil liability of anesthesiologists and surgeons” (in Portuguese: “A Responsabilidade Civil do Anestesista e do Cirurgião”), Meaning magazine, p.38, Sep/2009
  • “Family members can sue doctors and health service providers” (in Portuguese “Familiares podem processar médicos e serviços”). Décio Policastro’s opinion mentioned in an article published in Diário do Grande ABC newspaper (16/Ago/2009)
  • “Law recognizes paternity even without DNA test” (in Portuguese: “Lei reconhece paternidade mesmo sem DNA”). Décio Policastro’s opinion mentioned in an article published by Folha de S. Paulo newspaper, 31/Jul/2009); • “Stepmother life” (in Portuguese: “Vida de madrasta”), article published by Elas & Lucros magazine, Jul/2009
  • Book “Medical Malpractice and its legal consequences” (in Portuguese: “Erro médico e suas consequências jurídicas”) (4th edition, 2013, Editora Del Rey)
  • “Damage control – Defining the marital property system may avoid dilapidation of wealth in case of marriage dissolution” (in Portuguese: “Controle de Danos – A definição do regime de bens pode evitar a dilapidação do patrimônio em caso de separação”), Estadão Invest magazine, 09/Feb/2007
  • “Air Crashes and Damages” (in Portuguese: “As Tragédias Aeronáuticas e as Indenizações”) with Rogério Felippe da Silva, LLB, Valor Econômico newspaper, Law and Taxes section, p. E2, 06/Dec/2006; • “Medical Malpractice – legal consequences” (in Portuguese: “Erro Médico – consequências jurídicas”, 4th edition, 2013, Frôntis Editorial)
  • “Right of Heritage of the Surviving Spouse” (in Portuguese: “Direito do Cônjuge Sobrevivente à Herança”), ADCOAS newsletter, nº 66, Jan/2004
  • “Descent and Distribution under the New Brazilian Civil Code” (in Portuguese: “As Sucessões e o Novo Código Civil Brasileiro”, Folhamatic Bulletin, nº 14/03, Apr/2003
  • Pratical Summary of Civil Code Main Innovations” (in Portuguese: “Síntese prática das principais inovações ocorridas no Código Civil”), Consultor Jurídico magazine, published by ASTA Médica Ltda., 09/Jan/2003
  • “Changes to the Articles of Organization of Limited Liability Companies” (in Portuguese: “Mudanças dos Contratos Sociais das Sociedades Limitadas”, Consultor Jurídico magazine, 03/Dec/2002
  • “Divorce – Recognition in Brazil of Divorce Obtained Abroad” (in Portuguese: “Divórcio – Reconhecimento no Brasil do Realizado no Estrangeiro”), Revista dos Tribunais magazine 525/279, Jul/1979
  • “Procedural Paper Considered to be of Obligatory Transfer in the Bill of Review, and Precedent 223 from the STJ (Superior Court of Appeals)” (in Portuguese: “Peça Processual Entendida como de Traslado Obrigatório em Agravo de Instrumento e a Súmula 223 do Supremo Tribunal de Justiça” (Revista de Processo magazine 100/127, Oct/Dec 2000) – *The thesis supported by this work was recognized by the Fourth Bench of the STJ. Ag Rg 240702-SP, DJ of 06.06.2001 (AGRG in AG 261462-AM, DJ 12.04.2002)
  • “Legal Nature of the Judicial Pronouncement that Orders the Preparation and Conclusion of Proceedings for an Early Judgment” (in Portuguese: “Natureza Jurídica do Pronunciamento Judicial que Manda Preparar e Concluir para o Julgamento Antecipado da Lide (Revista de Processo magazine 68/143 – Oct/Dec 1992), jointly with lawyer Cristina de Cassia Bertaco
  • Jointly with lawyer Odilo Antunes de Siqueira Neto: “Paying Damages for Public Works during Execution and after Completion – the Consequences of Traffic Diversion” (in Portuguese: “A questão da indenização por obras públicas durante a execução e após a conclusão – As consequências do desvio de trânsito” (Repertório de Jurisprudência IOB Bulletin, August, 2nd Quarter, number 16, 2004, pages 594/592)
  • Author of articles and commentaries published in newspapers and specialized legal magazines
  • Author of legal studies published in Revista dos Tribunais and Revista de Processo (Brazilian Courts’ official publications), quoted by authors of legal works
  • “Legal Nature of the Judicial Pronouncement that Orders To Prepare and Conclude for the Anticipated Judgment of the Action” (RP 68/143)
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