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Ariel Cue

Foreign Legal Advisor

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Ariel Cue


T:+1 713 651 3723

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Ariel Cue joined the firm's Houston office as a Foreign Legal Advisor in September 2011.

Mr. Cue is licensed to practice law in Brazil. His practice as a licensed attorney in Brazil comprised of representing domestic and international clients in civil and labor litigation, commercial contracts and arbitration matters. 

With his previous experience working at US law firms, he gained experience on investment and energy sector-related international arbitration matters, and participated in arbitral proceedings conducted under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the AAA International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).

As a Foreign Legal Advisor, Mr. Cue works closely with lawyers from many of the firm's practice areas representing the interests of US and other international clients in matters relating to Latin America. Mr. Cue has experience both on international arbitration (investor-state and international commercial arbitration) as well as international transactions with an emphasis on due diligence reviews for M&A projects pertaining to the energy sector (electricity and oil & gas) in Latin America, including Brazil. Mr. Cue also has experience coordinating corporate maintenance and restructuring projects through interaction with local counsel in several countries in Latin America.

Mr. Cue is a native speaker of Portuguese and is also fluent in Spanish and English.

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  • Education

    2007 - LL.M., The University of Texas School of Law
    2001 - LL.B., Law School of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP)

    Mr. Cue was admitted to practice law in Brazil in May 2002.

  • Representative experience
    • Managed and coordinated corporate maintenance and restructuring projects with local counsel in Latin America for major clients
    • Assisted on due diligences for M&A transactions in Spanish and Portuguese
    • Assisted on the review/revisions of SPAs for the acquisition of Brazilian hydropower stations
    • Reviewed local real estate documents relating to the purchase of mineral concessions in Chile
    • Prepared legal memoranda pertaining to the Brazilian oil & gas industry and legislation
    • Participated in oil and gas seminars promoted by BRATEEC, the Brazil-Texas Chamber of Commerce
    • Prepared legal memoranda on potential party-appointed arbitrators for ISCID investment arbitration disputes
    • Prepared legal memoranda on bilateral investment treaties and standards of investment protection in connection with an arbitration dispute between an international client and a Latin American government
    • Assisted in drafting memorials' sections on contracts rights and interpretation under Brazilian civil law for an international commercial ICC arbitration dispute
  • Memberships & Activities
    • São Paulo Lawyers' Association (AASP - Associação dos Advogados de São Paulo)
    • São Paulo Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil/São Paulo - OAB/SP)
    • Member of the Young Energy Professional Section (YEP) of the Institute for Energy Law (IEL)/Advisory Board
  • Publications
    • "Reigniting Mexico's Energy Industry," Law360, February 7, 2014
  • Admissions
    • Brazil Bar License
    • New York State Bar License
  • Languages
    • Portuguese - Native Language
    • Spanish - Fluent
    • English - Fluent