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Alessandro Amadeu da Fonseca
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7596
E-mail:
Practices:
Tax
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 163.969

Education and Experince:
Bachelor of Laws, USJT; Specialization in Controllership and Finance, Trevisan Escola de Negócios. Alessandro Amadeu da Fonseca?s practice includes tax structuring for juridical entities and individuals pursuant to Brazilian law and international treaties, with a particular focus on tax consultancy and structuring for corporate (M&A) transactions, including the law of financial reporting. Mr. Fonseca is an Adjunct Professor of Tax Law at Universidade Candido Mendes (ATAME).

Languages:
English
Amadeu Ribeiro
Partner
Local: New York
Phone: (00 1) 646-695-1101
E-mail:
Practices:
Antitrust
Bar Admission:
Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 146.667

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo; Business Degree in Foreign Trade, Colégio Humboldt; Doctor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo. Amadeu Ribeiro is the managing partner of Mattos Filho′s New York office. He has extensive experience representing clients in complex antitrust matters, including merger review cases, government investigations, judicial litigation, and general antitrust counselling. He has been recognized as a leading practitioner by numerous publications, including Chambers, Global Competition Review, Legal500, and PLI. Mr. Ribeiro is the only foreign member of the Council of the American Bar Association - Section of Antitrust Law, and a member of the Brazilian Institute for the Study of Competition, Consumer Affairs, and International Trade (IBRAC).

Languages:
English and german

Alessandra Bittencourt de Gomensoro
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (21) 3231 8200
E-mail:
Practices:
Tax
Bar Admission

Rio de Janeiro

Education

School of Law at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.  Master’s Degree in Laws at University of Chicago, LL.M.

Languages

English

Andrea Bazzo Lauletta
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7799
E-mail:
Practices:
Tax
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 161.985

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie. 1998; Bachelors of Business Administration, Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado, 1999; U.S. law orientation program, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 2003; Specialization in Economic Law and Business Organizations Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 2003. Andrea Bazzo Lauletta provides tax advice, with strong experience related to the tax aspects of capital market transactions, financial market transactions, foreign in-bound investments and out-bound investments, complex international agreements, M&A and other corporate transactions and deals, debt transactions, structured transactions and project financings. Ms. Bazzo is recognized as leading lawyer by Chambers & Partners and other important researches. Ms. Bazzo a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and International Bar Association (IBA).

Languages:
English
Antonio Carlos Marchetti Guzman
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (11) 3147 7600
E-mail:
Practices:
Tax
Bar Admission
São Paulo, nº 151.836


Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie; Specialization in Finance, Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais; Specialization in Tax Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo; Extension instruction in Accounting, Universidade de São Paulo. Antonio Carlos Marchetti Guzman advises both domestic and international clients in connection with a wide range of taxation issues. His experience includes tax consulting and tax planning for acquisitions and other corporate transactions, inbound investment, and estate planning. He also advises clients about bilateral treaties for the avoidance of double taxation and tax information exchange agreements.

Languages
English
Lauro Celidonio Gomes dos Reis Neto
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7617
E-mail:
Bar Admission

São Paulo, OAB Nº 70.188, Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 119.771, Brasília, OAB Nº 18.775 and Bahia, OAB Nº 18.293.

Education

School of Law at University of São Paulo, 1982. Counselor of Lawyer’s Institute in São Paulo, Director of  IBRAC – Brazilian Institute of Study for Competition and Consumption and Coordinator of the Legal and Tax Committee at ABDIB – Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Basic Industry. Member: IBA - International Bar Association.

Languages

English.

Bruno Dario Werneck
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147-7781
E-mail:

Bar Admission
São Paulo, nº 170.019

Education
Law degree from the Universidade de São Paulo Law School and a Masters Degree (LL.M.) from Columbia University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He was previously counsel to CADE (Brazilian Antitrust Regulator) and a consultant for OECD with regard to regulatory agencies.  He has taught regulatory law at IBEMEC and Candido Mendes Universities and commercial law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Languages
English


Daniel Calhman de Miranda
Partner
Local: New York
Phone: (1 646) 695 1100 / (55 11) 3147 7787
E-mail:
Bar Admission

Brasília, OAB Nº 12.042 and New York, 2002.

Education

School of Law at the University of Brasília, 1994; Masters Degree in Laws at the University of Columbia, LL.M., 1997. James Kent Scholar. Member: ABA - American Bar Association, IBA - International Bar Association. Member of the Board of Directors of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Member of the Board of Directors of the Council of the Americas.

Languages

English

Eduardo Damião Gonçalves
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7660
E-mail:
Bar Admission
São Paulo, OAB Nº 132.234


Education

School of Law at Universidade de São Paulo; Extension course in Private International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law; Specialization in Private International Law and International Business at Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), LLM in International Private Law and Commerce international emphasis on International Commercial Arbitration at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), Ph.D. in International Law at Universidade de São Paulo, Teacher of Arbitration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas - FGV - GVLaw; Teacher of Dispute Resolution and Strategies procedural at Fundação Getúlio Vargas - FGV. Member: Brazilian Arbitration Committee - CBAr; French Committee of Arbitration, Centro de Arbitragem da Câmara de Comércio e Indústria Portuguesa; Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association - IBA; Steering Committee of the Arbitration Center of the American Chamber of Commerce - AMCHAM, the Brazilian Arbitration Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce - ICC, Group Latino Americano Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce - ICC.

Languages
English, French, Spanish and Italian.
Eduardo Secchi Munhoz
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7758
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 126.764

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo; Doctor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo. Eduardo Secchi Munhoz′s practice is devoted to corporate and bankruptcy matters, with a particular emphasis on corporate disputes (both judicial litigation and arbitrations), complex mergers and acquisitions, and large-scale bankruptcies and restructurings. In addition to his activities at the firm, Mr. Munhoz is a Professor of Commercial Law at the Universidade de São Paulo. He is a member and director of Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Comercial Brasileiro e Comparado and Biblioteca Tullio Ascarelli, a member of the editorial board of Revista de Direito Mercantil, Industrial, Econômico e Financeiro. In 2004, he served as a consultant to the inter-ministerial group formed by the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance, and Central Bank of Brazil that was charged with preparing Brazil?s new bankruptcy and restructuring law. He has been recognized as a leader in his practice area by Chambers and other important legal directories.

Languages:
English, french and Italian
Ana Carolina Lima Nomura
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7600
E-mail:
Practices:
Bar Admission

São Paulo

Education

School of Law at University of São Paulo.

Languages

English

Fabio Teixeira Ozi
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7679
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 172.594; Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 165511; Distrito Federal, OAB Nº 33416

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo. Specialization in Tax Law, Brazilian Tax Law Institute of the Universidade de São Paulo. Specialization in Corporate Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Fabio Teixera Ozi has experience with complex litigation in a wide variety of fields, including civil, commercial, consumer, real estate, corporate, and administrative. In particular, he represents clients in all facets of court proceedings, consultations, and investigatory inquiries arising in connection with Brazil′s special credit rights regime that regulates government obligations to pay court judgments and imminent domain compensation. Mr. Ozi′s practice includes the preparation of memoranda of law in connection with pre-claim dispute resolution, and he assists other practices throughout the firm with regard to pre-claim settlement negotiations. He is a member of the International Bar Association (Committees on Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Product Liability and Arbitration) and the São Paulo Lawyers Association.        

Languages: 
English
Flavia Regina de Souza Oliveira
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7817
E-mail:
Bar Admission

São Paulo, OAB Nº 131.055

Education

School of Law at the University of São Paulo; Specialist in Tax Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo; Postgraduate in The Third Sector Administration of Getúlio Vargas Foundation; Postgraduate in Social Responsibility of Getúlio Vargas Foundation. Professor of Laws of Getúlio Vargas Foundation and Courses Coordinator of the Third Sector Law Course of Getúlio Vargas Foundation.

Languages

English and Italian

Flavio Mifano
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7812
E-mail:
Practices:
Tax
Bar Admission

São Paulo, OAB Nº 193.810

Education

School of Law at Paulista University, Specialist in Economic Law of Getúlio Vargas Foundation, University extension course in finance at the Laboratory of Finance - LabFin (FIA/FEA/USP). 

Languages

English

Flávio Pereira Lima
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7660
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 120.111

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo.

Flávio Pereira Lima is specialized in judicial litigation and commercial arbitration. He has broad experience in legal and administrative matters at trials (first instance) and appeals at Brazilian courts, including Superior Court of Justice and Supreme Federal Court . He was Professor of Civil Law at Universidade Paulista. Mr. Lima is a Board Member of the São Paulo Bar Association (OAB-SP), Chairman of the Coordinating Committee of the OAB-SP?s Board of Mediation, Conciliation, and Arbitration; and Member of the 4th Court of Appeals for Ethics and Disciplinary Matters of the OAB-SP. He participates as a representative attorney in the 184th Sao Paulo Court of Justice (TJSP) state judiciary examination. He is a Board Member on the Brazilian Arbitration Committee and the Arbitration Committee of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce.


Languages:
English

Giovani Loss
Partner
Local: Rio de Janeiro
Phone: (55 21) 3231 8246
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 200.825, New York, England (Solicitor)

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; 
Master of Laws in Administrative Law, Universidade de São Paulo; Master of Laws (LL.M.), Stanford Law School

Giovani Loss concentrates his practice on energy, oil, and gas matters, and in particular, on M&A transactions and regulatory matters related to these industries, including maritime law. Mr. Loss previously served as Counsel with the Houston office of Fulbright and Jaworski LLP for over 3 years and was seconded as Lead E&P Counsel with BG and as Legal Manager with AES Eletropaulo. He is a member of the Board and Founding-Partner of the Brazilian Institute of Energy Law (IBDE), as well as author of the Book Natural Gas Regulation and numerous articles addressing legal topics in the energy, oil, and gas industries. Mr. Loss is licensed to practice law in Brazil, New York, and England (Solicitor). 


Languages:
English and spanish
Glaucia Maria Lauletta Frascino
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (11) 3147 7692
E-mail:
Practices:
Tax
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 113.570, Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 112.083, Brasília, 1993, OAB Nº 1.449A and Bahia, OAB Nº 18.287.

Education and Experience: 
Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.

Glaucia Maria Lauletta Frascino is a tax litigator who has extensive experience representing domestic and international clients in tax disputes pending before Brazil′s superior courts and appellate courts. She has been involved, as either a client advocate or industry representative, in virtually all important tax developments to take place in Brazil in the last twenty years, and sits on the firm′s Executive Committee. Ms. Frascino is the author of articles and book chapters about Brazilian taxation that have been published in Brazil and abroad. She has been recognized by Chambers and other legal directories as one of the leading tax litigators currently practicing in Brazil. Ms. Frascino is particularly proud to serve as an example of an attorney who has been able to balance her professional obligations with her family life.

Languages: 
English
Hiram Bandeira Pagano Filho
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (21) 3231 8200
E-mail:
Practices:
Corporate
Bar Admission

Rio de Janeiro

Education

School of Law at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro; MBA in Finance Corporate of Getúlio Vargas Foundation; Master of Laws Degree by Columbia Law School, New York/USA, LL.M.

Languages

English

Jean Marcel Arakawa
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7718
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 156.869

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo. Master of Laws (LL.M.), New York University School of Law.

Jean Marcel Arakawa advises domestic and foreign companies, financial institutions, and institutional investors in connection with a wide variety of capital markets and corporate transactions, including equity and debt securities offerings in domestic and international markets, structured finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and the structuring of investment vehicles.  He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and a member of the Regulatory Committee of the Brazilian Association of Venture Capital and Private Equity (ABVCAP).

Languages: 
English, Spanish and Italian
Ana Paula Schincariol Lui Barreto
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7600
E-mail:
Practices:
Tax
Bar Admission

São Paulo

Education

School of Law at Mackenzie University; Specialist in Tax Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo; Master’s Degree in Tax Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo; attending graduation course in Countable Sciences at “Faculdade Trevisan”.

Languages

English

José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7634
E-mail:
Bar Admission

São Paulo, OAB Nº 150.350, Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 119.770, Brasília, OAB Nº 18.774 and Bahia, OAB Nº 18.289.

Education

School of Law at University of  São Paulo, 1997; School of Business Administration of Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 1993; Specialist in Economics and Political Science at Georgetown University, 1994. Full-professor of Banking Law and Capital Markets Law at School of Business Administration of Getúlio Vargas Foundation.

Languages

English.

João Marcos Colussi
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7600
E-mail:
Practices:
Tax
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 109.143 and Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 2.414A.

Education and Experince:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie; Post-graduate study in Economic and Corporate Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas. João Marco Colussi′s practice is focused on tax challenges brought in both administrative and judicial courts. He has extensive experience in both trial (first instance) and appellate forums, where he has represented domestic and foreign clients from every major industry and business sector in a wide array of matters involving municipal, state, and federal tax issues. Mr. Colussi′s practice also includes advice in connection with tax leniency programs, as well as the representation of clients before government organs in connection with pending tax legislation and regulations.

Languages:
English
João Ricardo de Azevedo Ribeiro
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (11) 3147 7658
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 103.744, Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 119.765, Brasília, OAB Nº 119.062 and Bahia, OAB Nº 18.291.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo School of Law (1989). Master of Laws (LL.M.), Cornell University Law School (1991).

João Ricardo de Azevedo Ribeiro is a partner with the Corporate/M&A practice of Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, where he advises domestic and foreign businesses and investment funds in connection with mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, private equity transactions, and other business ventures. Mr. Ribeiro teaches courses in Corporate Law and Private Equity at Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo, and previously served as a foreign associate with Grant, Herrmann, Schwartz & Klinger LLP in New York. He is a member of the firm′s Executive Committee.

Languages:
English and French
Kevin Michael Altit
Partner
Local: Rio de Janeiro
Phone: (55 21) 3231 8244
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 62.437, São Paulo, OAB Nº 210.121, Brasília, OAB Nº 18.835A.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, and Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of California, Los Angeles. Kevin Altit advises clients in a number of different industries, including public concessions, construction, infrastructure, and oil and gas. He has handled a wide array of engagements, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments, shareholders disputes, and debt restructurings.  Mr. Altit has served as a board member of both domestic and foreign companies. Prior to joining the firm, he served as general counsel to companies in the petrochemical, energy and water/sewage industries.  Mr. Altit has served as foreign counsel with Thompson & Knight LLP in Houston. 

Languages:
English
Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7799
E-mail:
Practices:
Tax
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 115.957

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Santos; Specialization in Business Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo; Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation, Fredric G. Levin College of Law of the University of Florida. Luiz Felipe Centeno Ferraz performs tax-advantaged structuring and advises clients generally in connection with investments, public and private M&A, and cross-border transactions. His practice also includes transfer pricing matters. Mr. Ferraz is a frequent speaker at international tax seminars and he has published numerous articles on Brazilian taxation in Brazil and abroad. He serves as a legal counsel to the Federation of Industries of São Paulo (FIESP) and is Vice-Chair of the International Tax Committee of the American Bar Association′s International Law section. He has been named by Chambers Latin America, PLC Which Lawyer, and Who′s Who Legal as a leading tax practitioner in Brazil. Mr. Ferraz holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law of the University of Florida, which he attended on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Languages:
English
Marcelo Mansur Haddad
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (11) 3147 7604
E-mail:
Bar Admission:São Paulo, OAB Nº 114.669, Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 119.761, Brasilia, OAB Nº 18.781 and Salvador, OAB Nº 18.292.

Education and Experience:

School of Law at University of São Paulo, 1991; Specialist in International Commercial Law at University of Paris D.E.S.S. , 1994; Master′s Degree in Laws at University of Heidelberg, LL.M., 1995. Doctorate Degree in Laws at University of São Paulo, 2002. Professor at the School of Business Administration of "Fundação Getúlio Vargas". Course Coordinator and Professor of Insurance Law and Reinsurance Law at the School of Law of "Fundação Getúlio Vargas". Member: Information Technology Commission of the Brazilian Bar / São Paulo; Permanent List of Arbitrators of the Conciliation and Arbitration Chamber of the "Fundação Getúlio Vargas"; IBA - International Bar Association.


Languages:
English, German, Spanish and French.

Marcelo Sampaio Góes Ricupero
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7681
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 173.043

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo; Specialization in Securities Law, Universidade de São Paulo. Marcelo Ricupero advises domestic and foreign clients, including publicly listed companies, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, cross border transactions, and private equity matters. His practice also includes the representation of investors, creditors and debtors in high profile debt restructurings, as well as issuers in equity securities offerings in domestic and international markets. Mr. Ricupero previously served as a foreign associate with the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.


Languages:
English
Marcelo Trussardi Paolini
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (11) 3147 7617
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 114.336, Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 119.763, Brasília, OAB Nº 18.782 and Bahia, OAB Nº 18.288.

Education and Experience:
School of Law at the Mackenzie University, 1991.

Marcelo Trussardi Paolini has extensive experience in the representation of Brazilian and international groups in M&A transactions, commercial and contractual matters. He is the partner in charge of relationship development and management with Italy.  In addition, he has been advising (i) family-controlled groups in the adoption of succession planning, with corporate governance and appropriate distribution of power and (ii) high net worth families and individuals, in estate and wealth planning and protection.

Languages:
English and Italian.

Marcos Joaquim Gonçalves Alves
Partner
Local: Brasília
Phone: (55 61) 3218 6002
E-mail:
Practices:
Tax
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 146.961, Brasília, OAB Nº 20.389
Education and Experience:

Graduated Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Specialized in Administrative and Tax law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Responsible for litigation in the Supreme Court of Brazil and the other ordinary courts located in the federal capital. Very experienced in negotiating and debating high profile legal matters with the Federal Government. As a professor, taught "The Foundations of Public and Administrative Law" as well as Public Contracts in Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Also as a professor, taught Tax Law in several Post-Graduation courses, which were coordinated by Cândido Mendes University from Rio de Janeiro. In 2005, coordinated as well as taught an updating Tax Law course in the jurisprudence department of the Brazilian Superior Justice Court (STJ). Currently, lectures in courses and specialized conferences in the country. In 2003 and 2004, worked as an invited law consultant in the Constitution, Justice and Citizenship Committee in the Brazilian Congress (CCJ da Câmara dos Deputados) to advise the deputies in the legal and constitutional reformations of the National Tax System and, for years, coordinated the tax-related regulatory discussions of the Legal Committee of the Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Base Industry (Comitê Jurídico da Associação Brasileira da Infraestrutura e Indústria de Base  - ABDIB). Currently, Marcos Joaquim is a founder member of the Tax Research Institute (Instituto de Pesquisa Tributária - IPT), National Diretor of Institutional Relations of the Attorney′s Societies′ Studies Center (Centro de Estudos da Sociedade de Advogados - ESA), and member of the Brazilian Attorney′s Order′s (OAB) Federal Council′s Special Committee for Tax Law and is also a member of it′s National International Relations Committee.

Languages:
English
Maria Isabel Tostes da Costa Bueno
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (11) 3147 7692
E-mail:
Practices:
Tax
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 115.127, Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 119.759, Brasília, 1993, OAB Nº 1407A and Bahia, OAB Nº 18.296.

Education and Experience:
Bachelors of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo; Postgraduate in Constitutional Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.

Maria Isabel Tostes da Costa Bueno is specialized in tax matters before the judiciary and federal administrative courts. Her expertise also includes counsel on executive compensation and benefits. Maria Isabel is a member of the Social Responsibility Committee at Mattos Filho and actively engages in tax events abroad.

Languages:
English.

Marina Anselmo Schneider
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7822
E-mail:
Bar Admission

São Paulo, OAB Nº 166.241

Education

School of Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo; Specialist in Corporation Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo; Master’s Degree in Laws at London University, LL.M.

Languages

English

Marina Procknor
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7822
E-mail:
Bar Admission

São Paulo, OAB Nº 164.872

Education

School of Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo, Master’s Degree in Laws at Northwestern University School of Law, LL.M.

Languages

English

Moacir Zilbovicius
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7589
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 100.667, Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 119.764, Brasília, OAB Nº 1.466A and Bahia, OAB Nº 18.295.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. Moacir Zilbovicius is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer who has represented clients from virtually every economic sector during his nearly twenty-five year career. Prior to joining the firm, he served as General Counsel of Brazil′s Securities & Exchange Commission (CVM), and was an international associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in New York.  Mr. Zilbovicius is a member of the Brazilian chapter of the Young Presidents′ Organization (YPO), a member of the Advisory Council of the Fundação Antonio e Helena Zerrenner, and is the coordinator of the mergers and acquisitions course of the Graduate Program of Centro de Estudos de Direito Econômico e Social (CEDES). He has been recognized by leading legal publications as one of the leading M&A lawyers in Brazil, having been ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners for more than a decade. Mr. Zilbovicius is a member of the firm′s Executive Committee.

Languages:
English
Otávio Uchôa da Veiga Filho
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7620
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 21.798, Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 2.423A, Brasília, OAB Nº 9.65A and Bahia, OAB Nº 18.310.

Education and Experience:
School of Law at University of São Paulo, 1968. Otávio Uchôa da Veiga Filho is a founding partner of Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga. His practice is focused on Real Estate and Estates and Family Law. Mr. Veiga Filho is a member of the São Paulo Attorneys Association (AASP), the Brazilian Institute for the Study of Competition, Consumer Affairs, and International Trade (IBRAC), and the International Association of Real Estate Professions (FIABCI). He is a founder of the Center for the Study of Law Firms (CESA) and a former executive advisor to the Multinational Association of Independent Law Firms (MULTILAW).

 Languages: 
 English and spanish.

Pablo Sorj
Partner
Local: Rio de Janeiro
Phone: (55 21) 3231 8241
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 108.767

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro; Executive MBA at Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais (IBMEC); Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Stanford Law School.

Pablo Sorj concentrates his practice in project development, finance, and infrastructure-related transactions. He has worked for both sponsors and lenders in many domestic and cross-border structured and project finance transactions across different industries, including energy, ports, telecom, and mining. Mr. Sorj has particular expertise with multi-source financings (including those with Brazil′s BNDES development bank), as well as PPP projects. He is currently ranked as one of Brazil′s leading Projects lawyers by Chambers and Partners Global, IFLR 1000, Chambers and Partners Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, The Legal 500, Who′s Who Legal, Latin America Corporate Counsel Association, and Euromoney′s Guide to the World′s Leading Project Finance Lawyers. He serves as Chair of the Brazilian Chapter of the Stanford Law School Alumni Association. 

Languages:
English and Spanish

Paula Vieira de Oliveira
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7589
E-mail:
Bar Admission

São Paulo, OAB Nº 173.470

Education

School of Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo. Master?s Degree in Law from University of Pennsylvania, LL.M. Foreign associate at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, LLP. 

Languages

English

Paulo Bezerra de Menezes Reiff
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7877
E-mail:
Practices:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 121.729

Education and Experince:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo. Specialization in Tax Law, Centro de Extensão Universitária São Paulo. Specialization in Procedural Law, Centro de Extensão Universitária São Paulo. Instruction in Capital Markets, Continuing Legal Education Program, Universidade de São Paulo. Specialization in Corporate Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas. Specialization in Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation, Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Paulo Bezerra de Menezes Reiff has wide-ranging experience with civil and administrative litigation, compliance and anticorruption, arbitrations involving contractual and civil law matters, and arbitration-related judicial disputes. His practice has included disputes involving administrative misconduct, banking, corporations, commercial agreements, consumer protection, insurance, leasing, and he has particular experience with class actions, public civil actions, and the execution of judgments. Mr. Reiff is a member of the São Paulo Lawyers Association and the Brazilian Committee of Arbitration. 

Languages:
English
Pedro Luciano Marrey Jr.
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7630
E-mail:
Practices:
Tax
Bar Admission

São Paulo, OAB Nº 23.087, Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 2.420, Brasília, OAB Nº 1.138A and Bahia, OAB Nº 18.308.

Education

School of Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo, 1969; Postgraduate Degree in Tax Law at University of Rome, 1975. Former Professor of Tax Law at Catholic University of São Paulo, 1973-1983 and Former Professor of Tax Law at School of Business Administration of “Fundação Getúlio Vargas”, 1980-1983. Former Secretary of Legal Matters of the Municipality of São Bernardo do Campo and Former State Tax Judge of State of São Paulo. Member: São Paulo Lawyers Association.

Languages

Italian.

Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7689
E-mail:
Practices:
Bar Admission São Paulo, OAB Nº 154.271


Education School of Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo; Master’s Degree in Laws at University of Pensilvânia, LL.M., 1999. President of the Agribusiness Committee of the Brazilian Bar for the triennium 2013/2015

Languages English.

Renata Correia Cubas
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7799
E-mail:
Practices:
Tax
Bar Admission

São Paulo, OAB Nº 166.251

Education

School of Law at the University of São Paulo with specialization course in Business Law; Postgraduate in International Business and Commerce,  Customs  and Financial  Management and Exchange at Getúlio Vargas Foundation; attending Master’s degree course in Tax Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo and Professor of Indirect Taxes at "Associação Paulista de Estudos Tributários - APET"; Co-authorship: “IPI - Questões Fundamentais; Coordenada pela Associação Paulista de Estudos Tributários - APET”.

Languages

English, French and Spanish

Renato Schermann Ximenes de Melo
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7585
E-mail:
Practices:
Capital Markets
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 155.536

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie.

Renato Schermann Ximenes de Melo specializes in securities and financial services and represents financial entities, listed companies and institutional investors in capital markets and financial matters, including securities and trading regulations, regulations for payment services and other market infrastructures, equity offerings and tender offers.

Languages:
English

Renato Tastardi Portella
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7643
E-mail:
Practices:
Bar Admission

São Paulo, OAB Nº 119.778

Education

School of Law at the University of São Paulo; Postgraduate in Economic Law of “Fundação Getúlio Vargas”. MBA of “Fundação Getúlio Vargas”.

Languages

English

Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (11) 3147 7600
E-mail:
Practices:
Bar Admission

São Paulo

Education

School of Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo.

Languages

English

Rodrigo Ferreira Figueiredo
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7655
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 149.537

Education and Experience: 
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo; Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Chicago; Master of Laws in Business Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. Rodrigo Ferreira Figueiredo advises domestic and foreign businesses in connection with a wide variety of domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, private equity investments, joint ventures, divestitures, and corporate reorganizations.  He regularly advises publicly-held corporations on Brazilian corporate law issues. Mr. Figueiredo is an Officer of the M&A Committee of the International Bar Association and has been a featured speaker at many events addressing corporate topics held abroad. He previously practiced as an international associate with the New York office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

Languages: 
English and spanish

Rodrigo Figueiredo Nascimento
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7643
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB Nº 162.342

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo; Master of Laws (LL.M.), Cornell Law School. Rodrigo Figueiredo Nascimento advises domestic and foreign businesses, financial institutions, and institutional investors in connection with a wide variety of domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures, divestitures, and corporate reorganizations.  Mr. Nascimento previously served as a foreign associate with the New York offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Robinson, Silverman, Pearce, Aronsohn, and Berman (now Bryan Cave).

Languages:
English
Sergio Spinelli Silva Jr.
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (11) 3147 7676
E-mail:
Practices:
Capital Markets
Bar Admission

São Paulo, OAB Nº 111.237, Rio de Janeiro, OAB Nº 2.424A, Brasília, OAB Nº 1.395A and Bahia, OAB Nº 18.309.

Education

School of Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo, 1988. Former Professor of Capital Markets of the Continuing Education Program at School of Business Administration of “Fundação Getúlio Vargas”.

Languages

English.

Stephen Charles O´Sullivan
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7886
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo, OAB nº 312.792 , Law Society of England & Wales, 1991 and High Court of New Zealand, 1986

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 1983; Bachelor of Laws, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 1985; Law Professional Exams, England, 1991; Bachelor of Laws, Universidade de São Paulo, 2009. Stephen O′Sullivan is a corporate transactional attorney whose practice focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, in-bound investment, and other cooperative ventures involving international and Brazilian companies. A native English speaker who has lived in Brazil for many years, he has particular expertise in guiding multinational business groups and high-net-worth foreigners through the regulatory and transactional hurdles that arise when investing and operating in Brazil. Mr. O′Sullivan is licensed to practice law in Brazil, England and Wales, and New Zealand.

Languages:
Portuguese, English, Spanish, French 
Camila Leal Calais
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7600
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo

Education and Experience:
Masters of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo - Present; Bachelor of Laws, Instituição Toledo de Ensino (ITE) - 1999. Camila Leal Calais has a vast experience in providing legal advice for the insurance and reinsurance markets and complementary pension funds (open-end and close-end), assisting with daily inquiries as well as major deals and projects, such as incorporation of insurance and reinsurance companies, corporate transactions, drafting of insurance policies and reinsurance contracts, structuring and negotiating insurance distribution contracts, advising and defending clients investigated by the SUSEP, claims handling. Camila Calais is the author of several insurance articles, with the most recent called "Aspectos jurídicos dos contratos de seguro" published by Livraria do Advogado in 2014. Mrs. Calais is also a professor of post-graduate law courses at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Escola Paulista de Direito and Escola Nacional de Seguros. Member of Associação Brasileira de Direito de Seguros (AIDA), since 2007, and "Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies", since 2006, and "Internacional Bar Association". Mrs. Calais has been recommended in the insurance field by publications The Legal 500 Latin America, 2013, and Analise Advocacia 500, 2012 and 2013.

Languages:
English
Fernando Antonio de Almeida Amendola
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7628
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie; Master of Laws (LL.M.), Northwestern University School of Law. Fernando Amendola represents both public and private companies in a wide range of complex corporate transactions. His experience also includes advising private equity funds, and counseling companies on corporate governance issues. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Northwestern University School of Law. Mr. Amendola previously worked as an international associate in the New York office of White & Case LLP.

Languages:
English
Lina Pimentel Garcia
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (11) 3147 7600
E-mail:
Practices:
Environmental
Bar Admission:
São Paulo

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Paulista; Advanced degree in Environmental Law, Escola Superior de Direito Constitucional; Advanced degree in Sustainability, Fundação Don Cabral. Lina Pimental Garcia?s practice includes a wide range of environmental matters, including forests, solid waste, climate change, corporate liabilities, and licensing. Prior to joining Mattos Filho, she previously held positions with the State of Sao Paulo environmental agency ("CETESB") and the sustainability department of a renewable energy company. She is a professor of Environmental Law from Real Estate Law Specialization at Unisecovi and at the MBA course at Escas. Lina is also a member and officer of the Environmental, Health, and Safety Committee of the International Bar Association, and is a Co-Coordinator of the Environmental Law Committee of Centro de Estudos das Sociedades de Advogados. 

Languages:
English
Luciana Dias Prado
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (11) 3147 2613
E-mail:
Bar Admission
São Paulo

Education
Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo; Extension Courses in Civil Litigation and Contracts, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo; Extension Course in Contracts by the Catholic University of São Paulo; Summer Courses in Corporate Law and Governance and Leadership in Organizations, London School of Economics; Adjunct Professor in Administrative Law, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo; Adjunct Professor, Associação Brasileira Das Entidades Fechadas De Previdência Complementar (ABRAPP); Adjunct Professor, Fundação Escola Nacional de Seguros (FUNENSEG)

Languages
English

Marcio Dias Soares
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 2701
E-mail:
Practices:
Antitrust
Bar Admission
Rio de Janeiro

Education
School of Law at University of the State of Rio de Janeiro; Specialist degree in Civil-Constitutional Law from the same University; Master′s degree from the Columbia University Law School, LL.M. Marcio worked as Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Brussels. Member: Brazilian Institute for the Study of Competition, Consumption and International Trade IBRAC; Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association ABA.


Languages
English
Maria Fernanda de Almeida Prado e Silva
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (11) 3147 7600
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of Pennsylvania (joint business certificate by the Wharton Business School). Maria Fernanda de Almeida Prado e Silva is a partner of the Corporate/M&A group of Mattos Filho Advogados and resides in the São Paulo office. She represents domestic and foreign clients in connection with a wide range of corporate matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. Her experience includes both public and private M&A, corporate restructurings and joint venture and partnership agreements, as well as legal assistance in connection with corporate compliance and regulatory matters and foreign investment in Brazil. She previously served as an associate in the New York office of Mattos Filho. Ms. Silva is licensed to practice in Brazil and New York.


Languages: 
English

Vanessa Fiusa
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 3147 7600
E-mail:
Practices:
Capital Markets

Bar Admission
São Paulo

Education
School of Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo, Specialist in Business Administration at Getúlio Vargas Foundation - EAESP, CEAG; Continuing Education Program in Corporate Governance at New York University (NYU-SCPS); Master?s Degree in Law at Stanford Law School.

Languages
English

Rossana Fernandes Duarte
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (55 21) 3147 2845
E-mail:
Practices:
Real Estate
Bar Admission:
Brazilian BAR Association, Chapters of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Distrito Federal (Federal District), and Porto Alegre. 

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, in 1987. Institute for International and Comparative Law in the Academy of American and International Law (Texas/USA), in 2010.

More than 20 years′ experience in Real Estate and Timberland Investment Law. Broad legal expertise in structuring real estate businesses, having worked in all sectors of the Real Estate Marked, counseling investors, developers, financers, owners and tenants. She is a lecturer of the course Investments in Real Estate held by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/PEC/SP) and of other FGV In Company courses. Member of Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (Brazilian BAR Association), Chapters of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Distrito Federal (Federal District), and Porto Alegre. Officer of the Real Estate Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA). Elected by Chambers Latin America as one of the best Brazilian lawyers in the fields of Real Estate and Timberland Investment. Elected by PLC Which Lawyer as a reference lawyer in the fields of Corporate Real Estate and Construction and Projects. Elected by Legal 500 as a reference lawyer in the Real Estate practice. Elected by Euromoney as a reference lawyer in the World Leading Women in Business Law.

Languages:
English, French and Spanish
Vilma Toshie Kutomi
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: 55 11 3147 7737
E-mail:
Bar Admission
São Paulo

Education
School of Law at the Catholic University of São Paulo. Extension course in US Legal System at Harvard University

Languages
English
Cassio Gama Amaral
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: (11) 3147-7792
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
São Paulo and Bahia

Education and Experience:
Bachelors of Law, Unijorge - BA (affiliated to Whitney International University System); Masters of Law with focus on Business (JMI - Mastère Juriste Manager International) from the Lyon Business School (Grande École de Commerce de Lyon); Masters of Business Administration, UFBA (Universidade Federal da Bahia); 
Business Extension, Harvard University.
Cassio is a former professor for Mergers, Acquisition and Corporate Reorganizations at the School of Law  Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Direito GV). He is currently a member of AIDA, Complementary Retirement Planning Professor at ABRAPP and a Professor of Complementary Retirement Planning Postgraduate Course at Centro Universitário SENAC-SP. 

Languages:
English and French

Claudio M. Oksenberg
Partner
Local: Rio de Janeiro
Phone: +55 21 3231 8239
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
Rio de Janeiro

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. Graduate law degree in Corporate Law from the Brazilian Institute of Capital Markets - IBMEC. 
Master of Laws (LL.M), Columbia Law School

Claudio Oksenberg is a partner in the corporate practice of Mattos Filho, handling corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and debt restructurings. Mr. Oksenberg?s practices also include capital markets and project finance transactions, assisting both domestic and international issuers/debtors and underwriting firms/lenders. Before joining the firm, he has been a senior associate in international law firms, such as Shearman & Sterling LLP and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP. 

Languages:
English
Fabiano Ricardo Luz de Brito
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: +55 11 3147 7726
Bar Admission
São Paulo

Education
School of Law at Universidade de São Paulo, 2004; Master of Laws (LL.M.), Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa,

Languages
English and French
Fabio Ferreira Kujawski
Partner
Local: São Paulo
Phone: +55 11 3147 2795
E-mail:
Bar Admission:
Brazil

Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo; Master of Laws in International Economic Relations, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo; Specialization in Public Law, Sociedade Brasileira de Direito Público. Fabio Ferreira Kujawski is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Technology Team, where he focuses on IP and complex technology transactions relating to outsourcing, information technology, ecommerce, media, entertainment and telecommunications. This transactional work includes negotiation of contracts, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and dispute resolution. Mr. Kujawski is an Officer of the Brazilian Information Technology and Telecommunications Association (ABDTIC) and a former Officer of the Technology Committee of the International Bar Association. Mr. Kujawski has been recognized by numerous legal industry journals for his expertise in telecom, media, and information technology, including Chambers & Partners, Who?s Who Legal, Latin Lawyer, Legal 500 and PLC. In 2012 and 2014, Mr. Kujawski was recognized by the publication Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year in the area of Technology and Information Technology.

Languages:
English