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About Bruno Meyerhof Salama

Bruno Meyerhof Salama is a Lecturer at UC Berkeley Law School, Legal Studies Program, where he teaches Law and Economics I, Law and Economics II, Monetary Law and Regulation, Law Technology and Entrepreneurship, and Law and Development. He is also a Senior Global Fellow at FGV Law School in São Paulo, where he previously served as a Law Professor, and a founding partner of Salama Silva Filho Advogados. His academic work includes three books in Portuguese and over fifty articles featured in the Journal of Legal Studies, Tulane Law Review, Duke’s Law and Contemporary Problems, Journal of Banking Regulation, University of Toronto Law Journal, and University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law, among others in the United States and in Brazil, as well as policy papers, op-eds, and short papers. 
He has practiced law in New York with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and in São Paulo with Pinheiro Neto Advogados and is admitted before the New York State and the Brazilian Bars. He has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University Law School in New York and at Beijing Jiaotong University Law School in China. He has also been a consultant for the World Bank and a member of the National Financial System Appeals Council (Conselho de Recursos do Sistema Financeiro Nacional), which oversees Brazilian financial markets. In 2020, The Global Banking Regulation Review named him one of the “45 under 45” world experts in Banking Law.
Bruno Meyerhof Salama has extensive experience as legal expert in arbitration and litigation, including with cross-examinations, and he sits as a dispute resolution panelist at the Arbitration Chamber of the Brazilian Stock Exchange. His legal opinions on Commercial and Financial Law have been used in several venues including the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States District Court for the District of New York, the London Court of International Arbitration, the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, the International Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, the Arbitration Centre of the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo, the São Paulo Chamber for Mediation and Arbitration, and the Brazilian Center of Mediation and Arbitration in Rio de Janeiro.
His legal opinions have also been used in litigation before the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (Superior Tribunal de Justiça), the Appeal Court of the State of São Paulo (Tribunal de Justiça de São Paulo), the Federal Court, First Region (Tribunal Regional Federal, Primeira Região), the Federal Court, Third Region (Tribunal Regional Federal, Terceira Região), Civil Courts in São Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro (Varas Cíveis das Comarcas de São Paulo e do Rio Janeiro), and the Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (Conselho Administrativo de Recursos Fiscais), as well as with the Ministry of Economics and the Secretary of Labor in Brazil.
He holds a J.S.D. and an LL.M from UC Berkeley Law School, an M.A. in Economics from the FGV School of Economics at São Paulo, and a LL.B. from the University of São Paulo.


2019 - Present Lecturer, UC Berkeley ‐ Law School
2017 - 2018 Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley ‐ Law School
2007 - 2018 Professor of Law, Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Brazil ‐ Law School

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