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Rafael de Filippis

Rafael de Filippis


Rafael has almost fifteen years’ experience working with litigation and advisory matters in the area of labor law. He provides legal assistance to clients from different industries with a focus on markets in Rio de Janeiro, working to facilitate business via an executive, problem-solving-based approach.


Prior to joining Mattos Filho, he worked as an international lawyer at Lewis Silkin in London, and also interned at the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C. Rafael is currently a visiting professor at Ibmec’s postgraduate school.


Bachelor of Laws – Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ);

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – King’s College London;

Specialization in American Public Law – American University;

Specialization in Corporate Labor Law – Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV);

Specialization Degree in Arbitration – Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).


Latin Lawyer 250 – Labour (2024).

Labour, Employment & Benefits Brazil (2023).

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Holandesa Galp Bioenergy adquiere la totalidad de una empresa conjunta con Petrobras

​​La holandesa Galp Bioenergy firmó un acuerdo de compraventa de acciones con Petrobras Biocombustíveis para adquirir el resto de las acciones de esta en la empresa conjunta Belem Bioenergia Brasil. El monto de la operación fue 6 millones de dólares (24,7 millones de reales al 17 de septiembre) Acceda al articulo en LexLatin

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