Raphael Donato


Law Degree from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ (2005). Post-graduation lato sensu in patrimonial private law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro – PUC-Rio (2008).

Master’s degree in Civil Law from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (2015), with the topic of his dissertation being the influence of risks in turnkey Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contracts.

He has 15 years of experience with civil matters in general, especially corporate, contractual and civil construction (major construction projects) disputes, both in and out of court, in court proceedings and in arbitration. He has also worked in other renowned law firms.

Guest Professor of the Legal Residency Program of the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Rio de Janeiro and of the MBA in Intelligence and Digital Business of FGV.


Brazilian Bar Association in Rio de Janeiro (2005).


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  • Co-author of the article “Comment on Special Appeal 1,102,424 of the Superior Court of Justice” (COSTA, Pedro and DONATO, Raphael. Quarterly Review of Civil Law – RTDC. Year 12. n. 45. Jan / Mar 2011. Rio de Janeiro. Padma Editora pp. 203-212).

  • Co-author of the article “The project for the new Brazilian Civil Procedure Code” (GELLI, Mario and DONATO, Raphael. BrasilEconômico. Edition 08.04.2013, p. 31).