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Felipe Bastos


FAS Advogados
Rua Gomes de Carvalho, 1507
4th floor
Vila Olímpia, São Paulo - SP
04547-005, Brazil
Languages Portuguese, English

Felipe Bastos leads the Insurance and Reinsurance as well as Arbitration practices at FAS Advogados. 

With over 20 years of experience advising both domestic and foreign companies, Felipe possesses extensive expertise in general commercial contracts. He is widely recognized and highly regarded in the market, having received acclaim from all major national and international professional directories for his consultative, contentious, and transactional work in the Insurance and Reinsurance markets. 

Felipe holds deep expertise in complex strategic litigation, commercial arbitrations, corporate disputes, and construction matters, as well as in mediations and negotiations, both within Brazil and internationally. 

Additionally, Felipe has accumulated extensive knowledge in contracts related to the Oil and Natural Gas industry and Construction. 

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Memberships & Roles

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) 
  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (Brazil) - AIDA
  • Instituto Brasileiro do Direito da Construção (IBDiC)
  • Instituto dos Advogados de São Paulo (IASP)


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Awards & Rankings

Chambers and Partners 

  • 2023 - Listed in the Brazil Guide and Global Guide
  • 2024 - Listed in the Global Guide


A.M. Best 

  • Recommended Lawyer


Who’s Who Legal Global 

  • Recognized in 2022 and 2023


Latin Lawyer 250 

  • Included in the list in 2021 and 2023


The Best Lawyer 

  • Honored in 2023


Análise Advocacia 

  • Recognized as one of the most admired lawyers in 2016, 2022, and 2023


International Elite 100 Awards 

  • Winner of the Insurance & Reinsurance Law Lawyer of the Year award for Brazil in 2022
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  • 2002 – Bachelor's degree in Law from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)
  • 2010 – LL.M (summa cum laude) from the University of Virginia School of Law, USA (UVA Law) 
  • 2012 – MBA in Business Administration and Legal Transactions from the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo 
  • 2013 - MBA in Insurance Law from the National School of Insurance (Escola Superior Nacional de Seguros)


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Insurance Risk Securities (IRS): where we stand and what is needed for...
Felipe Bastos, partner of Insurance and Reinsurance expertise, and Pedro Pinho, Banking, Payments and Fintechs expert, have written an exclusive article for Monitor Mercantil on the regulation of insurance...