Name: Claudio Dall’Acqua
Firm Name: IDEAC
Jurisdiction: Brasil
Practice Area: Litigation Law

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Professional Biography:

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Claudio Dall’Acqua is founding and Managing Director of IDEAC. He is a Civil Engineer from Escola Politécnica da USP, specialization in Risks Management, Business Administration abd Safety and Health Engineer. He is former president of the Instituto de Engenharia de São Paulo and a former president of the UPADI – Pan-American Federation of Engineers Associations. Claudio is also a founding member of the Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration of the Instituto de Engenharia de São Paulo, Certified as Chairman by DRB – Dispute Resolution Board Foundation and recognized as Honor Member from CLAPEC – Comunidad Latinoamericana de Peritos en Construción.

Claudio Dall’Acqua is currently president of the Board of Trustees of the FDTE – Fundação para o Desenvolvimrnto Tecnológico da Engenharia and a construction entrepreneur for over 40 years.

Areas of Expertise

• Business Administration on Construction
• Risks and Contractual Managements
• Arbitrations Law
• Infrastructure Projects Law
• Mediation Law


• Portuguese
• English
• Spanish
• Italian

Firm Description:

IDEAC was created from the Support Group for the Resolution of Contractual Controversies of the FDTE – Fundação para o Desenvolvimrnto Tecnológico da Engenharia, the latter having become one of the references in Brazil in the area. In more than 45 years of activities supporting the Escola Politécnica da USP, FDTE carried out projects for large public and private companies, which required state-of-the-art
engineering and advanced technology. As a natural move – in order to preserve the independence of the group specializing in arbitral or judicial expertise and technical assistance – IDEAC emerged, taking over activities formerly carried out by the FDTE itself. Thus, tradition and modernity walk together, represented by FDTE and IDEAC.

IDEAC maintains a technical cooperation agreement with the FDTE and, therefore, with Escola Politécnica da USP, a center of excellence in research and development of Engineering in Latin America. It thus unites the capacity and experience in contract management of its professionals to the “state of the art” of knowledge in engineering provided by researchers and professors at the Escola Politécnica da USP. Our challenge is always to make available to those involved in contractual disputes engineering knowledge, which is often complex and included in technical expertise or assistance. We produce synthetic, direct, and enlightening works.

Acting as experts in arbitration or judicial proceedings:
Elaboration of expert technical reports to Arbitration Courts involving answers to questions from the claimants and respondents.
Participation in hearings in Arbitration Courts and Justice.

Expertise in technical assistance in arbitrations and other alternative dispute resolution procedures [ADR’s]

  • Support for the preparation and organization of parts and documents
  • Identification of technical strengths and weaknesses, indicating possibilities for success or defeats.
  • Support for the elaboration of strategies converging with the client’s interests
  • Preparation of suggestion of technical questions for the customer
  • Elaboration of critical technical opinions about expert reports
  • Witness expert and technical testimonies at arbitration hearings

Technical support and guidance to customers:

  • Guidance on preparing and maintaining records
  • Analysis of the quality and sufficiency of information included in the contractual planning
  • Analysis of physical and financial impacts related to undefined projects, delays, rework, idleness,quality and/or productivity deficiencies
  • Identification of commercial breakpoints
  • Evaluation of service progress and performance monitoring documents
  • dentification and suggestions for correcting contractual management failures