Candido Mendes University, School of Law, Rio de Janeiro (Bachelor of Laws, 1972). Post-graduation course in Corporate Law (1974). InterAmerican Law Institute of New York University.
New York University School of Law, Graduate Division (Master of Comparative Jurisprudence, 1976). With Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosley, New York, 1976-1977. Spoken languages: Portuguese and English.
Working as a partner of PESTALOZZI E BHERING. Admitted to the bar, 1973, Rio de Janeiro.
Ordem dos Advogados do Brazil. American Society of International Law. Inter-American Bar Association.
International Association of Young Lawyers - Young Lawyers International Association. New York Foreign Lawyers Association.