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Rossana Duarte

Rossana Duarte

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With more than thirty years of experience in real estate, Rossana assists clients in connection with real estate investments in residential, office, mixed-use and industrial properties, logistics, shopping malls and retail, data centers, hospitality and tourism, infrastructure, agribusiness, and the health sector, among others. She advises on real estate deals involving urban and rural property, including purchase and sale, lease, sale and lease-back, buy-to-lease, and built-to-suit transactions, zoning, subdivisions and developments, land exchanges, real estate structured finance, securitizations of real estate receivables (CRIs), real estate funds, real estate M&A, joint ventures, divestments, agricultural agreements, agribusiness securities, interactions with minorities, and regularization of rural properties.


Rossana has pioneered a practice group focused on real estate and capital markets, with strong expertise in real estate financing transactions. Between 2003 and 2012, she taught a course on real estate investments at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/PEC/SP).


Since 2008, Rossana has been an active member of the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Real Estate Section, of which she has also been Co-chair, and acts as an advisory board member of the Legal Practice Division and liaison officer of the IBA’s Real Estate Section.


Bachelor of Law – Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRS);

Specialization in International and Comparative Law – Academy of American and International Law, Texas (USA).


Análise Advocacia 500 – Real Estate (2020 – 2024), Pulp & Paper (2020 – 2021), São Paulo (2020 – 2024);

Chambers Brazil – Real Estate (2010 – 2023); Timberland Investment (2010 – 2023); Real Estate: Finance (2022 – 2023);

Euromoney Expert Guides – Best of the Best Latin America (2016), Real Estate (2016), Women in Business Law (2015, 2020, 2022);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Real Estate & Tourism (2015 – 2024);

The Legal 500 – Real Estate: Leading Individual (2023 – 2024);

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Forestry Investments (2016 – 2023), Real Estate (2018 – 2019; 2021); Agribusiness (2018 – 2023);

Who’s Who Legal Gobal – Real Estate (2019 – 2022);

Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – Brazil: Forestry Investment (2023).

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Mattos Filho and Gaia Silva behind cancer treatment partnership in Brazil

​Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has helped private medical group Oncoclínicas do Brasil sell a minority stake in a radiotherapy subsidiary to healthcare company Unimed.
The buyer, including its subsidiaries, hired Gaia, Silva, Gaede & Associados Advocacia, for the deal, which closed on 31 March. No value was disclosed.

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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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