Luiz Costa


- Senior Associate

Luiz is an experienced international lawyer focusing on multi-jurisdictional disputes. He acts for a broad range of clients from start-up companies to multinational enterprises and banks. He advises on all aspects of dispute resolution.

Luiz is also a Brazilian qualified solicitor. His work includes matters relating to Brazil-UK trade relations (where he is regularly instructed to advise on international and comparative law to businesses in these jurisdictions) and Sports. Luiz is a member of the international relations committee of the Brazilian bar association (São Paulo section).


  • Commercial disputes
  • Cross-border disputes
  • Sports
  • General civil litigation
  • High-value personal injury
  • Brazilian law

CAREER Highlights

  • Advising on international law to an American company with claims in Egypt, Germany, USA and Italy in relation to a contractual dispute of over USD 17m.
  • Successfully claiming over USD 2.3m for an American company against a UK-based importer of agribusiness products.
  • Advising Brazil international football players in the Premier League and in the Brazilian Serie A (“Brasileirâo”).
  • Advising one of the armed forces of Brazil in their English law requirements in the UK.
  • Successfully assisting a Brazilian foundation (creditor) to recover funds in insolvency proceedings in the England & Wales.
  • Assisting with the establishment of business operations in Brazil for the export of UK-manufactured security equipment.
  • Acting as Brazilian law expert in UK court proceedings in contractual disputes.
  • Assisting clients in the sale and purchase of properties in Brazil and structuring deals.
  • Representing UK investors via the Brazilian courts in a real estate deal.
  • Advising clients on Brazilian law in multi-jurisdictional family matters.
  • Acting for clients in professional negligence cases against solicitors, surveyors and financial advisors.
  • Acting in the enforcement of foreign judgments in the UK.
  • Advising the set-up of operations in Brazil for a famous UK recruitment company.

Membership & RECOGNITION

  • Luiz is recommended by The Legal 500 as a Dispute Resolution Solicitor.

  • Luiz is a regular contributor to the Brazilian Sport Law discussion platform Lei Em Campo.


‘Senior associate Luiz Costa provides superb assistance’. – The Legal 500, 2020

I was very impressed with the whole procedure. Luiz Costa was very efficient, knowledgeable and extra dedicated. I was kept informed all the way through with excellent service and support. Thank you and your dedicated team. Very impressed.” – Mr R. Morais

‘Luiz was extremely helpful in helping me resolve my dispute. He has a strategic, solutions orientated approach to the support he provides and was extremely communicative throughout the process which lead to a positive resolve.’ – Fletcher Day client


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