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Joana Pimentel

Joana Pimentel

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A member of Mattos Filho’s Corporate/M&A practice since 2010, Joana specializes in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and a wide array of corporate matters, including corporate reorganizations and foreign investments in Brazil. She is experienced in working with a range of industries, particularly agribusiness, energy, and infrastructure.


Joana’s career includes previous stints working at the firm’s New York office and as an international associate at Linklaters.


Bachelor of Laws – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP);

Postgraduate Degree in Administration – Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (Insper);

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School;

Wharton Business and Law Certificate – Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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The Latin American Lawyer | Iberian Lawyer

Mattos Filho promotes seven lawyers to its partnership

Mattos Filho has announced seven lawyers have been promoted to the firm’s partnership. The new partners work across six different practice areas: litigation & arbitration, finance, asset management services & investment funds, infrastructure & energy, corporate/M&A, and tax.

Six of the seven new partners are women. In the last five years, internal partner promotions at the firm have been practically even in terms of men (31) and women (29) – 52% and 48%, respectively.

Click here and read the article on The Latin American Lawyer.

Latin Lawyer

Mattos Filho promotes seven to partner

Brazilian Elite firm Mattos Filho has promoted seven associates to partner across several practice areas, just weeks after Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias took the helm as the firm’s managing partner.

The lawyers joined the firm’s senior rank today. Joana Pimentel, Maria Fernanda Fidalgo, Ligia Godoy, Natália Mauad, Marcelo Guimarães and Natalie Matos are based in São Paulo, whilst Natália de Santis works at the firm’s Rio de Janiero outpost. The firm now counts 144 partners and increases the number of women in its senior rank to 36.1%. According to the LL250 Performance Index, women make up on average 40.4% of partnerships in Brazil.

Click here and read the article on Latin Lawyer.

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