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Frederico Singarajah
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Frederico is an experienced international arbitrator, a fellow of the Chartered institute of Arbitrators and speaks native Portuguese and conversational Spanish.  He specialises in arbitrations in emerging markets, especially Latin America, Lusophone Africa, and South East Asia. He is listed as an arbitrator with the ICC, LCIA, CAM (Mozambique), AIAC (Malaysia) and ACICA (Australia).

He is experienced in international arbitrations in shipping, aviation, natural resources, traditional and renewable energy, banking and finance, construction and infrastructure and insurance and reinsurance sectors.  Frederico is experienced in many institutional rules including ICC, LCIA, ICDR, UNCITRAL, SCC, CAM-CCBC and LMAA and industry rules of GAFTA, FOSFA, LME, RSA and FCC.

Frederico is recognised in the International Arbitration Powerlist by Legal 500 and Whoswholegal, amongst the most experienced and notable international arbitration practitioners at the English bar.  He sits as an arbitrator and is included in the lists or panels of arbitrators in many institutions across the world including the CBMA, LCIA, ICC, ACICA, AIAC, KCAB, VIAC, CACM to name a few.

Frederico is pleased to accept appointments as sole, panel and chair arbitrator.  As Frederico operates from London, Sydney and Rio de Janeiro, he will only charge for international travel from whichever is the closest to the desired destination.

His latest appointments include:

  1. as party appointed co-arbitrator in an LCAM arbitration involving a c. $4 million dispute on the design and construction of a nuclear power plant in Latin America seated in London in English;
  2. as chair of an ICC arbitration c. $40 million dispute in respect of a French investment in the construction of a photovoltaic plant seated in Geneva in English; and
  3. as party appointed co-arbitrator in a c.R$400 million ICC arbitration concerning the manufacture and sale of wind turbine blades seated in São Paulo in Portuguese.


  • Native Portuguese
  • Spanish

Professional associations

  • Member of International Committee of the Bar Council
  • Member of Gray’s Inn Barristers’ Committee (2018-19)
  • Founder and Co-chair of Lex Anglo-Brasil
  • Honorary Member of the Instituto de Advogados do Brasil (IAB)
  • Associate Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS)
  • Member of International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of Society of Construction Law (SCL)
  • Member of Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
  • Member of Technology & Construction Bar Association (TECBAR)
  • Member of London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association (LCLCBA)
  • Member of Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in London
  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Fellow of Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
  • Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA)
  • Member of London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Arbitration & ADR Committee
  • Member of International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
  • Member of Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem (Cbar)
  • Member of Panel of Arbitrators of Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
  • Member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Mozambique Centre for Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation (CACM)
  • Member of the List of Practitioners, Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)
  • Member of the Panel of International Arbitrators for Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) International
  • List of Arbitrators of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
  • List of Arbitrators of the Centro Brasileiro de Mediação e Arbitragem (CBMA)


  • BA (Hons)
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales
  • Admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
  • Ministry of Justice Appointed Court Examiner
  • Accredited Mediator
  • Accredited Full SFO Security Clearance
  • Digital Dispute Resolution Specialist (DDRS)
  • Sits on ADR ODR’s DDRS panel

Directory Recommendations

Legal 500 International Powerlist
Who’s Who Legal – Arbitration