Diógenes Gonçalves has been a partner in the litigation practice at Pinheiro Neto Advogados in São Paulo since 2007, practising in litigation and insurance and reinsurance. He graduated from São Paulo University in 1995 and holds a postgraduate degree in civil procedure law from the University of Milan, Italy (1997) and an LLM degree in civil procedure law from USP, Brazil (2002). As part of his international professional experience, he was a foreign associate at Villa Manca Graziadei in Italy in 1997. He is currently the coordinator of the litigation group at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, and a member of the São Paulo Lawyers Institute, the International Association of Defense Counsel, Insuralex and the Association of Foreign Insurance Companies. Mr Gonçalves has consistently been named a leading lawyer by Chambers Latin America, Chambers Global, Latin Lawyer, The Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal and Advocacia 500.