Eider Avelino Silva holds an LLB in law from the São Paulo Catholic University School of Law (PUC-SP), Brazil, in which he graduated with the highest grade point average of all graduating classes (Faculdade Paulista de Direito award), as well as with the highest grade point average in civil law (Professor Agostinho Neves de Arruda Alvim award) and criminal procedural law (Professor Doutor José Frederico Marques award). He also holds an LLM degree (stricto sensu) from the São Paulo Catholic University School of Law (PUC-SP), Brazil. He worked from 2015 to 2016 as foreign associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (New York office). A senior associate at Pinheiro Neto Advogados within the litigation practice, he focuses his practice in corporate, civil, commercial, insurance and reinsurance litigation, dealing with complex, leading domestic and international cases.