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Paula Vieira

Paula Vieira

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Paula is the partner in charge of our New York office and a member of our Corporate/M&A practice area. Her practice focuses on Brazilian and cross-border M&A transactions, private equity, inbound investments and commercial contracts involving public and private companies in many industries and business sectors. Paula also advises management bodies and shareholders on corporate regulatory matters. As a member of the firm’s International Committee, she plays a key role in overseeing Mattos Filho’s business development initiatives outside Brazil. Paula is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is active in forums and specific committees regarding M&A and Latin America. Paula previously worked as an international associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP’s New York office.


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

Specialization in Business Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP);

Specialization in Finance and Accounting – Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-SP);

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – University of Pennsylvania.


Chambers Brazil – Corporate & M&A (2015 – 2023);

Chambers Global – Corporate & M&A (2015 – 2024);

LACCA Approved – Banking & Finance, Capital Markets e Corporate & M&A (2017 – 2024);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Corporate & M&A (2020 – 2021);

The Legal 500 – Corporate & M&A (2013, 2015, 2017 – 2019);

Análise Advocacia– Corporate (2019 – 2024) and São Paulo (2023 – 2024);

Análise Advocacia Mulher – Corporate (2021 – 2024), Banks (2021 – 2022) and São Paulo (2021, 2024);

Euromoney Expert Guides: Women in Business Law – Corporate/M&A (2022);

IFLR 1000 – M&A: Notable Practitioner (2022 – 2023);

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – M&A (2023);

Who’s Who Legal Global – M&A and Governance: Foreign Investment Review (2020 – 2022).

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The Latin American Lawyer | Iberian Lawyer

Mattos Filho announces new partner for its New York office

Mattos Filho has announced Paula Vieira (pictured) as the new partner in charge of the firm’s New York office. With a strong background in both Brazilian and cross-border M&A transactions, including private equity, Paula is a member of Mattos Filho’s Corporate/M&A practice and International Committee, where she coordinates the firm’s initiatives for business development outside Brazil.

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