Isabel Cantidiano

+ 55 21 3257-2300
+ 55 11 3842-2788


  • Post-graduation, Arbitration
    Universidade Nova de Lisboa
    Portugal (2008)
  • LL.M., Commercial Law
    University of Cambridge
    United Kingdom (2006)
  • Specialization in Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation
    Fundação Getúlio Vargas
    Rio de Janeiro (2003)
  • Specialization in Civil Law
    Fundação Getúlio Vargas
    Rio de Janeiro (2003)
  • LL.B
    Pontifícia Universidade Católica
    Rio de Janeiro (2002)


Portuguese, English and French

She works in corporate transactions and represents clients in domestic and international arbitrations, especially in the areas of Corporate Law and Capital Markets, and also in mediation procedures.

She acts as arbitrator in corporate disputes.

She was an associate and partner of Motta, Fernandes Rocha Advogados, between 2003 and 2016.

She worked as an associate in the Capital Markets area of the Lisbon office of Uría Menendez (2006-2007).

She was a member of the team of pro bono lawyers, selected by the International Olympic Committee, who acted in sport arbitrations before the ad hoc division of CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) during the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games of 2016.

After being the Rio de Janeiro Coordinator of CBAr (Brazilian Arbitration Committee) since 2017, she was elected officer of CBAr in 2018, having been reelected in 2021.


  • Officer – Brazilian Arbitration Committee
  • Member, Portuguese Bar Association
  • Member, APA – Portuguese Arbitration Association
  • Author of a comment on volume 10 of the ICSID Reports, Cambridge University Press (2006)