Beni FlintSenior Associate
I was mentioned in the Legal 500 by one client: “Associate Beni Flint proved to be a great professional."
-The Legal 500
I am a peaceful person in my life, I rarely get into discussions with someone. Oddly, I found myself loving to be a dispute resolution lawyer. I have a strong sense of justice, so I can always understand both sides of the story and see what are the strong and weak points of the narratives that I am hearing. I believe that for this reason I can have an objective assessment of what are my client’s needs and strong points in the best way possible.
I have a natural international profile being the son of an Israeli father and a Uruguayan mother. I have lived in different places in my life while I was a child, and I like to believe that for this reason I have developed an interest for international contracts.
DLA Piper and Campos Mello Advogados (CMA) are separate and independent law firms, which work in cooperation with one another. Partners of DLA Piper are not partners of CMA; and CMA partners are not partners of DLA Piper.
I am currently handling two very high-profile cases before Brazilian courts.
I represent a DLA Piper UK’s client as Defendant in a Class Action where there is a USD 300 million damage claim. The case is constantly appearing at the news.
I also represent a Brazilian client in an energy blackout incident in 2020. The blackout was initiated in a fire in one of our client’s facilities. A preliminary decision ordered our client to resume full energy provision to the State within 3 days, under a penalty of BRL 50 million. We managed to revert this decision and full energy supply was re-established 20 days later with no penalty to our client. It was a great victory, especially because the fire that caused the lack of energy happened in our client’s facility, which already generated losses to our client. Since December there have been other blackouts in the State as a consequence of our client’s operation and we manage to keep the client free from penalties. This is the largest energy disaster in Brazil’s history (20 days with partial lack of energy).I have already represented a gas transporting company in a USD 125 million LCIA arbitration seated in London (Brazilian law applicable), with a 100% victory.
LLB (2014) - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro – PUC/RJ
LLM in Private Civil Law (2016) - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro – PUC/RJ
- Specialization in International Commercial Arbitration (2019/2020) - American University Washington College of Law
“Extrajudicial instruments and arbitration” December 4, 2021
Memberships And Affiliations
- Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), Rio de Janeiro, 2014