Fabiano Deffenti is admitted to practise in the state of New York (as attorney-at-law), Australia (as a solicitor in Queensland and the Australian Capital Territory), New Zealand (as a barrister and solicitor) and in Brazil (as a lawyer). Prior to joining DEQ, Fabiano worked for two of the largest law firms in Australia and was a name partner in one of the largest law firms in the southern region of Brazil, heading its office in São Paulo for many years.
He has extensive experience in advising foreign clients on business in cross-border transactions, especially those involving Brazil. Fabiano acts for multinational clients in the formation of joint-ventures and the establishment of new operations in different countries, as well in international litigation and arbitrations. He holds Australian, Italian and Brazilian citizenships.
In addition to writing various articles in Australia, Brazil and the United States, Fabiano edited and wrote two chapters in the leading book Introduction to Brazilian Law
by Wolters Kluwer (1st edition, 2011; 2nd edition 2016) and regularly writes on his blog LawsofBrazil