Speaker details

IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, USA

Speaker information

Helena Abdo


• 25+ years of experience in litigation and arbitration, with focus on commercial disputes and group litigation • Track record in representing clients in complex and high-stakes commercial disputes and class actions related to Public, Environmental, and Consumer Law • Extensive experience in managing multi-party litigation, coordinating legal strategies, and navigating intricate procedural complexities • Expertise in crisis management, adept at handling cases with high media repercussion and sensitive issues • Recognized for providing strategic advice to clients on risk assessment, settlement negotiations, and alternative dispute resolution methods • In-depth knowledge of Infrastructure Litigation, particularly in Construction Contracts and Renewable Energy sectors • Well-versed in cross-border litigation, with understanding of jurisdictional challenges, and management of cases involving international elements • Elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the São Paulo Lawyers Association (AASP) in 2022, demonstrating dedication to the legal profession and recognition by peers • Holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Civil Procedural Law from University of São Paulo, Brazil • Listed arbitrator at recognized arbitration institutions, including the Brazilian Centre for Mediation and Arbitration (CBMA), the Bar Association's Arbitration Chamber (CAMCA/OAB), and the Agribusiness Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation (CAMAGRO) • Active participation in professional organizations, including membership in the Brazilian Institute for Civil Procedure (IBDP) and the Dispute Resolution Committee of InfraWomen Brazil • Twice Winner of the Lexology Client Choice Award in Dispute Resolution (2018 and 2019) • Recognized as one of the leading litigation lawyers in Brazil by renowned legal publications, including Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, and Leaders League, among other publications.


Turning law in theory into law in action

Wednesday 2 November (1115 - 1230)

Room 211, Level 2


Lessons in effective online and hybrid learning: a practical hands-on guide

Monday 31 October (1115 - 1230)

Room 232, Level 2