Ítalo Godinho da Mota Martins


Professional Experience

Practice in the areas of strategic litigation and arbitration, in national and international disputes, particularly in matters relating to mergers and acquisitions (M&A), corporate disputes, commercial contracts, insurance, construction, obligations, civil liability/tort, capital markets, investment funds, and credit recovery. Represents clients from various industries, such as pharmaceutical, investment brokerage, banking, tire, software, construction, and power generation.


Founder and President of the Center for M&A Studies and Co-General Editor of the Corporate Law and M&A Review.


Winner of the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot (2020). Runner-up in the 17th Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2020) and runner-up and best oralist of the IX Brazilian Arbitration Competition organized by CAMARB (2018).


Bachelor’s Degree in Law, University of São Paulo (USP) – 2022. Undergraduate research fellow.


Attended the Latin American International Arbitration Course held by the University of Buenos Aires and CIDS Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement – 2020


Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter, and of its Arbitration Special Commission.


Member of the Steering Committee of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) – Brazil Chapter.


Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – CIArb.


Member of the Young ICCA – International Council for Commercial Arbitration; Young ITA – Institute for Transnational Arbitration; Young International Arbitration Group – London Court of International Arbitration; and the Young Arbitrators Forum – International Chamber of Commerce

Academic Production

LEVY, Marcela; MARTINS, Ítalo Godinho da Mota. Brazil. In: Global Legal Insights – International Arbitration 2023. apr. 2023.


LEVY, Marcela; MARTINS, Ítalo Godinho da Mota. JBS v. J.A.V. de S.J., AIDMIN and SPS I – Judgment of the Superior Court of Justice, 22 June 2022. dec. 2022.


CARMONA, Carlos Alberto, et al. Digesto dos Procedimentos de Impugnação de Árbitros em Arbitragens Administradas pela Câmara de Arbitragem Empresarial – Brasil (CAMARB). nov. 2021.


GOLDBERG, Karina; ARAUJO, Paula Miralles de; MARTINS, Ítalo Godinho da Mota. Cláusulas de No-Shop e Go-Shop. may 2021.


MANNHEIMER, Sergio; MONTEIRO, André Luís; MARTINS, Ítalo Godinho da Mota. Arbitragem, third-party funding e a proteção dos documentos enviados pela parte financiada ao financiador. Revista de Arbitragem e Mediação, Thomson Reuters, vol. 67, oct. – dec. 2020, pp. 143/160.


English, French, and Spanish. Basic knowledge of German.