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Partner of Demarest’s Litigation and Arbitration area, Newton Coca Bastos Marzagão holds a PhD in Procedural Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) and a master’s degree from the same institution. His regular clients include companies in the banking, automotive, construction, rubber and pneumatics, pharmaceuticals, service industries and the food and retail sectors.

Advising a client in the retail sector in an arbitration regarding the acquisition of control of a supermarket chain (106 stores), in the approximate amount of BRL 1 billion.
Advising a client in the photovoltaic industry in an arbitration dealing with the fulfillment of a turnkey contract in the amount of approximately BRL 450 million.
Advising a client in the automotive industry in a compensation claim, due to the alleged wrongful termination of a dealers’ contract, in the amount of BRL 350 million.
Advising a client in the pharmaceutical industry in a litigation against the State of São Paulo, in a matter related to clinical research, in the approximate amount of BRL 300 million.
Advising the Government of the Netherlands in a litigation related to non-compliance, by the contractor, of infrastructure work on one of the ports of northeastern Brazil, in the approximate amount of BRL 300 million.

 PhD candidate in Procedural Law at the University of São Paulo (USP)
 Master’s degree in Procedural Law from the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2013)
 Alumni of the Cross-Border Dispute Resolution Program, conducted by the Lex Mundi Institute, California, United States (2012)
 Bachelor of Laws by Mackenzie Presbyterian University, São Paulo, Brazil (2005)

 Member of the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (IBDP)
 Member of the Center for Advanced Studies on Procedural Law (CEAPRO)
 Member of the Committee on Legal Education and Relations with College Faculties at the Center for Studies of Law Firms (CESA)
 Member of the São Paulo Lawyers Association (AASP)

  Author of the chapter “Arbitragem coletiva societária: notas críticas sobre seu emprego à luz do regime da substituição processual [Corporate collective arbitration: critical comments on its use in light of the procedural substitution regime” in the book “Processo societário”, Quartier Latin, 2021.
Author of the chapter “O dever de revelação do árbitro: aspectos essenciais para o seu adequado exercício [The arbitrator’s duty of disclosure: essential aspects for its proper exercise]” in the book “Análise prática das Câmaras Arbitrais e da arbitragem no Brasil [Practical analysis of Arbitration Chambers and arbitration in Brazil]”, IASP, 2019.
Author of the article “O processo justo: o pensamento de Calamandrei, a instrumentalidade de Dinamarco e os mecanismos constitucionais para atingimento da justiça pelo processo [The fair lawsuit: the thinking of Calamandrei, the instrumentality of Dinamarco and the constitutional mechanisms for achieving justice through the lawsuit]”, Revista dos Tribunais, 2019.
Author of the article “Visão contemporânea da garantia do contraditório: correção de defeitos processuais [Contemporary view of the adversarial guarantee: correction of procedural defects]”, Revista dos Tribunais, 2018.
Author of the chapter “A Taxatividade do Rol do Artigo 1.015 do CPC e a Possibilidade de Interpretação Extensiva ou Analógica [The Degree of Restriction of the List of Article 1,015 of the CPC and the Possibility of Extensive or Analogous Interpretation]” in the book “Reflexões sobre o Código de Processo Civil de 2015 [Reflections on the 2015 Code of Civil Procedure]”, Verbatim, 2018.
Author of the chapter “Nulidades no procedimento arbitral [Nullities in arbitration proceedings]” in the book “Contraponto jurídico: posicionamentos divergentes sobre grandes temas do Direito Legal [Counterpoint: divergent positions on major themes of Law]”, Revista dos Tribunais, 2018.
Author of the article “Brazilian New Code of Civil Procedure – New Tools Put at Court’s Disposal to Compel Defendants to Comply with Their Obligation to Solve Pecuniary Debts”, Association of Corporate Counsel, 2016.
Author of the book “A multa (astreintes) na tutela específica [The fine (astreintes) in specific remedies”, Quartier Latin, 2015.
Author of the chapter “A Cláusula de Não Concorrência em Juízo – A Importância da Paulatina Valorização da Tutela Específica para a Preservação da Clientela nas Operações Societárias [The Clause of Non-Competition in Court – The Importance of Gradual Appreciation of Specific Remedies for the Preservation of Clients in Corporate Operations]” in the book “Processo Societário [Corporate Lawsuit]”, Quartier Latin, 2012.
Author of the article “Relevant Aspects of the Bill of Law for the New Brazilian Civil Procedure Code”, International Bar Association, 2011.

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