Dr. Leandro Luzone

Leandro Luzone is the founder of Luzone Legal, and a recognized legal expert in Civil and Corporate Law, Commercial and Business Law and in Private International Law.

In recent years, foreign clients have sought his opinion on various issues related to Brazilian Law. He has worked as a lawyer and legal advisor for several foreign companies and their affiliates with activity in Brazil and abroad.

Luzone is a World Bank collaborator in the area of corporate and investment law in Brazil, guiding the bank in the elaboration of the famous Doing Business report, which measures the regulation of the business environment in several countries around the world.

Luzone studied at The Hague Academy of International Law, in the Netherlands, and he is a member of the International Bar Association, based in London, England.

E-mail: leandro.luzone@luzonelegal.com

Ronaldo Barreto, Managing Director, WOM do Brasil

“I first met Leandro Luzone approximately 2.5 years ago when my division was looking for a local law firm to represent our organization in Brasil. Leandro was articulate, professional, and impressed upon me that he would have our organizations best interest in legal matters in a positive manner with good service. Leandro is very articulate and speaks extremely well. I have worked with him outside of our professional setting with the IADC in Macae where Leandro has served to promote our industry and further the organizations in Macae and Brazil. I have very much enjoyed working with him as he is a true professional.”

Fife Ellis, General Manager DQB

“I would like to wholeheartedly and strongly recommend Dr Luzone as a your first choice as legal representative. Over a period of 8 years we, as a company, and I, as an individual, have worked with Dr Luzone on various issues, Nationally and Internationally.
Dr Luzones’ knowledge, reliability, attention to detail, ability to communicate in a clear and concise fashion and overall his friendly and highly personable manner has made him a true “partner” during my time in Brasil.
He also possesses a large and varied group of business contacts within the Oil & Gas sector (to name but one industry) which he has built up and re-enforced over a period of years and therefore this acts as an desirable add-on benefit when dealing with him.
Due to industry downsizing I now no longer work in Brasil, however, should I return or should any of my business contact / colleagues be posted to Brasil in the future then I will be indicating Dr Luzone unreservedly to them as a trusted and respected lawyer.”

James Miller, Oil a& Gas Consultant.

“Leandro is an example of ethics, competence and diligence. He is a professional at the highest level of competence and knowledge, and even with all those high standards, still a humble professional, and person, that provide all the attention and support for his customers, with all the respect and professionalism required. An exemplar professional that I highly recommend! ”

Rodolfo Correa, Business Development Executive at RC CORREA Consulting

““If you need a lawyer that is not only intelligent, attentive, and hardworking but also a great advisor and friend. Reach out to Dr. Leandro he is the best in Macaé.”

Patrick Ribeiro, Country Manager at OES Asset Integrity Management

“Leandro Luzone has been acting for me for several years. He always conducts himself in a very professional manner in all matters, is extremely knowledgeable and is a credit the legal profession. His bilingual skills are excellent which makes communicating so much easier. I would highly recommend him for legal representation”

John Swingler, Owner, Blade Offshore Services Ltd

“Dr. Leandro, as an International lawyer and IADC Geral Secretary, has a strongly knowledge on Oil & Gas Industry. He is highly commited and extremally polite and proactive within perfect time, in Order to Solve all matter quickly and with excelent attention to his costumers and partners. I trust blindly in Dr. Leandro and always strongly recommend any time as need for partners and clients.”

Rosana Calicchio, Oil & Gas Consultant

“Having worked with Leandro in a number of roles over several years, I have found him to be credible, efficient and trustworthy – I would have no hesitation in recommending him for both personal and business legal services in Brazil.”

Jim Houlihan, Investor, engineer, operations leader supporting sustainable business development world-wide incl. Offshore Oil & Gas

“Leandro Luzone is an excellent and trustworthy professional who can provide sound advice on Brazilian law. He manages to explain the complex Brazilian legal system in clear concise terms that a regular businessman can understand. His multilingual skills make him an excellent choice for non Portuguese speakers.”

Tony Cox, Marine & Safety Consultant

“Leandro is an example of honesty, integrity and credibility. I have had the opportunity to work with him at IADC and his attention to detail, dedication and focus has helped us greatly in the activities of this group.”

Adriana Pais, Business Development Coordinator

Leandro, I want to take this time to recommend you for the excellent work you carried out for me during my time in Brazil.You have the up most professionalism and as a British person based in Brazil, your expertise in dealing with foreign nationals and the issues that comes within the process is second to none.”

Gordon Linden, Quality Assurance & control representative at TH Hill Associates, A Bureau Veritas Company.

“Dr Leandro has more recently been taken into my fold of reliable and trustworthy professionals; I have found him to be a responsive advisor in legal matters – more than a measure of good sense and understanding of the business of “doing business in Brazil” and a safe approach with advice on a variety of legal matters. I would strongly recommend Leandro – His English is great and he will certainly be off great assistance with the decisions you have to make. I am satisfied with what has been done by Dr Leandro and his law firm to date.”

Barrie Lloyd-Jones, President at SSE OFFSHORE AMERICA INC

“I have been using Leandro in different legal matters regarding my stays in Brazil. His performance are very good and he is detail-oriented regarding the situation he has been dealing with and produce great results for his clients. I can and will highly recommend Leandro and his company for any legal matters you or your company should need to solve.”

Arild Svendsen, Rig Manager

Leonardo Amarente

The Leonardo Amarante Advogados Associados office has accumulated 30 years of experience in actions related to Civil Responsibility, acting in defense and in the search for effective moral and material reparation, through the compensation of victims and relatives.

The decisive performance in cases such as Bateau Mouche, Palace II, Hemophiliacs contaminated in blood transfusions and more recently with 50 families of the largest air accident in Brazil occurred with the GOL airplane put the office among the country’s main in its area of ​​action.

In addition to its national activities in the different judicial bodies, the office is associated with the Global Justice Network , an international entity whose purpose is to promote the access of citizens of diverse nationalities to jurisdictions of foreign countries.

With the advent of globalization, more and more Brazilians travel abroad for business or tourism. They are people who use interstate highways, shop in shops and shopping malls, consume products in restaurants, hire services of all kinds, and have fun in parks, ski resorts, cruises, and various other leisure options. Unfortunately, accidents happen on such occasions, often frustrating people’s travel and expectations.

Aiming to meet the need of Brazilians who had their rights violated on international travel, our firm formed partnerships with renowned law firms in the United States, Canada and Europe, aiming at facilitating actions that are often left behind by the injured, either because there is no interest in discussing issues that have only brought displeasure, or because they believe it is very difficult or costly to hire a lawyer abroad.

Our office can help you exercise your rights before US and European courts, raising your doubts about the functioning of legal systems in America and Europe, and clarifying important issues regarding process time and costs. The orientation of our work has always been focused on meeting customer demands in an agile and economical way.

Roberta Bassegio

Roberta Bassegio is a partner in the Energy and Project Finance practices of Paul Hastings and is chair of the firm’s São Paulo office. She practices in the areas of project development and finance, focusing on infrastructure and natural resources. She has represented sponsors, investors, financial institutions, construction conglomerates, and suppliers in some of the most prominent infrastructure projects in Brazil. Her experience also encompasses project structuring, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and corporate advice, as well as construction and equipment supply agreements. Ms. Bassegio has substantial experience in the power industry, including renewables, in both traditional and greenfield projects.

Among other projects, Ms. Bassegio has assisted high-profile clients in several acquisitions and energy auctions for wind, hydro and thermal power plants, as well as large power consumers within a variety of industries in their power purchase strategies and self-producing power projects. She represented different construction conglomerates in the investment structuring and negotiation of the construction contracts for the Teles Pires and the Belo Monte power plants. She also assisted clients in the logistics sector in the project development and construction of an ethanol pipeline designed to bring ethanol to major consumer centers and ports for export, and in the development of a major port complex in the State of Rio de Janeiro.

Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Ms. Bassegio was a partner in the Infrastructure and Projects and Energy practices at another law firm in Brazil. She also worked with the banking and projects department at an international law firm in New York.

Firm Overview:

Paul Hastings LLP, formerly known as Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, is an international law firm with 22 offices worldwide. Paul Hastings serves a diverse client base that includes many of the top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Alison Baxter

Alison Baxter is a partner in our global banking and finance team based in São Paulo. She has worked in our London, Paris and Rio de Janeiro offices and her practice focuses on Latin America.

Alison has over 20 years’ experience of representing banks, export credit agencies and other financial institutions on the full range of cross-border financing structures, products and issues, as well as restructurings and work-outs, across numerous jurisdictions. In the energy and transport sectors, Alison has in recent years worked on many complex transactions and structures, including combined project, corporate and bond facilities, acquisition finance, challenging inter-creditor arrangements, portfolio projects and off-balance sheet products.

During the Global Financial Crisis, Alison was co-head of our New Finance Group, which supported our financial institution clients in exploring and developing alternative financing options and structures across all main asset classes.

Alison is fluent in English and proficient in French.

Firm Overview:

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 4,000 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.

Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare. Through our global risk advisory group, we leverage our industry experience with our knowledge of legal, regulatory, compliance and governance issues to provide our clients with practical solutions to the legal and regulatory risks facing their businesses.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss verein, helps coordinate the activities of Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients. Norton Rose Fulbright has offices in more than 50 cities worldwide, including London, Houston, New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Hong Kong, Sydney and Johannesburg.

Maria Cristina Pantoja

Maria Cristina Pantoja has been working at Bichara e Motta Advogados since 2015 as a partner of the corporate and business department with her team. Born in Rio de Janeiro, she holds a law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC/RJ) and has over 15 years of experience in business law, that encompasses corporate law, financial market, real estate, contracts in general and also inheritance planning.

She has worked for many years for two of the largest corporate law firms nationwide, in Rio de Janeiro and in Sao Paulo. Maria Cristina Pantoja has extensive experience in international negotiations, from the formation and structuring corporations in Brazil and abroad, national and international financing, and even the construction of ships, EPC contracts, international service contract, etc

The Business & Contract Law Practice:

Bichara e Motta Advogados provides legal advice in all aspects of business law, especially in the corporate, contract, commercial and compliance areas.

Experience, efficiency and objectivity together with a careful analysis of the risks involved contribute to the success of the services provided to our clients.

The firm offers the following services, among others, in the business field:

  • consulting, negotiating and closing of local or international contracts, including supply, distribution, commercial representation, provision of services, loans and guarantees, factoring and franchising, turn key contracts, among others;
  • advising on the purchase and sale of equity interests, assets and commercial establishments; incorporation and liquidation of corporations and limited liability companies;
  • monitoring corporate activities and routines, shareholder meetings, board of directors’ meetings, organization of corporate books, etc.;
  • planning and implementing corporate reorganizations, including negotiation of shareholders’ agreements, acquisitions, spin-offs, mergers, joint ventures, consortia, incorporation of shares, conversion of shares, transformation of corporate format, liquidation, divestments and other business deals and management duties;
  • estate and/or family planning;
  • real estate property contracts;
  • representing clients before state and federal regulatory agencies on contracts with the Public Administration, advising them on public bids and administrative and judicial processes related to issues of Administrative Law; and
  • compliance.
  • Our client portfolio is diverse and includes private equity funds and companies of large, medium and small sizes, as well as individuals (athletes, celebrities and others). Among our corporate clients, we highlight those who work in the areas of navigation and in the oil and gas sector, salt producers and food distributors.
Bichara e Motta Advogados:

Bichara e Motta Advogados was the first firm in Latin America to create a team dedicated exclusively to Sports and Entertainment Law and is still known as a highly specialized firm focused on its clients’ satisfaction.

Acting in these innovative areas of law, also with an emphasis in the audiovisual, fashion, luxury, music, and arts markets, the firm has extensive experience in various legal areas that interact with these practices such as corporate, business, labour, contracts and civil law including commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Irrespective of its complexity, Bichara e Motta Advogados is equipped with a team of specialists prepared to apply its multidisciplinary practice and up-to-date expertise in these areas to fully satisfy its clients’ needs with flexibility and the necessary approach to provide tailor-made and innovative services.

 

Adriano Chaves

PRACTICE AREA: CORPORATE LAW, COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS, FOREIGN INVESTMENT, M&A, DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY, TECHNOLOGY

CONTACT INFO: +55 11 2394 8910 | ADRIANO.CHAVES@CGMLAW.COM.BR

GRADUATION: LAW DEGREE (LLB) FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO LAW SCHOOL (USP)

POSTGRADUATE: LLM FROM COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

LANGUAGES: PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH

BACKGROUND: ADRIANO IS SPECIALIZED IN CORPORATE LAW, M&A, INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT. ADRIANO ALSO COORDINATES THE DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY PRACTICE IN THE FIRM AND IS A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION ON LAW FIRMS OF OAB/SP AND A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE OF DIGITAL LAW OF THE STUDIES CENTER OF LAW FIRMS (CESA). CHAMBERS LATIN AMERICA INDICATED ADRIANO AS A LEADING INDIVIDUAL IN CORPORATE/M&A AND IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE/WTO, AS HE WAS DESCRIBED BY CLIENTS AS A LAWYER WHO “UNDERSTANDS VERY WELL THE CLIENTS’ BUSINESSES” AND THAT HE IS ALSO “EXPERIENCED AND USED TO WORKING WITH LARGE COMPANIES”.  ADRIANO IS THE CO-RAPPORTEUR OF THE TASK FORCE ON E-COMMERCE OF THE BRAZILIAN CHAPTER OF ICC’s COMMISSION OF LAW AND PRACTICE (CLP).

AWARDS:

  • HARLAN FISKE STONE SCHOLAR (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, 1999);
  • RECOMMENDED BY THE LATIN AMERICAN CORPORATE COUNSEL ASSOCIATION (LACCA), One of the most admired Brazilian lawyers in the areas of International Trade, Commercial Contracts and Corporate Law, as well as in the Automotive, Chemical & Petrochemical, Banking, Electrical Energy and Technology sectors, Análise Advocacia 500, 2016.
  • PARTICIPANT OF THE LAW BUSINESS RESEARCH BRITISH GROUP, IN CORPORATE / M&A PRACTICE (2015-2017);
  • ONE OF THE MOST ADMIRED LAWYERS IN BRAZIL IN THE AREAS OF COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, FINANCE TRANSACTIONS AND CORPORATE LAW, AS WELL AS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE, BANKING, ELECTRICAL ENERGY, MACHINES & EQUIPMENT AND CHEMICAL & PETROCHEMICAL SECTORS (ANÁLISE ADVOCACIA 500, 2015);
  • ONE OF THE MOST ADMIRED LAWYERS IN BRAZIL IN THE AREAS OF COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, FINANCE AND CORPORATE LAW, AND IN THE AUTOMOTIVE, BANKING AND CHEMICAL & PETROCHEMICAL SECTORS (ANÁLISE ADVOCACIA 500, 2014);
  • LEADING INDIVIDUAL IN CORPORATE/M&A (UP-AND-COMING) (CHAMBERS LATIN AMERICA 2011, 2012, 2013);
  • LEADING INDIVIDUAL IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE/WTO (UP-AND-COMING) (CHAMBERS LATIN AMERICA 2010, 2011);
  • ONE OF THE MOST ADMIRED LAWYERS IN BRAZIL IN THE AREAS OF COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS AND EXPORT/IMPORT (ANÁLISE ADVOCACIA 500, 2011, 2012, 2013) AND ALSO IN THE AUTOMOTIVE, BANKING AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE SECTORS (ANÁLISE ADVOCACIA 500, 2013);
  • ONE OF THE MOST ADMIRED LAWYERS I BRAZIL IN CONTRACTS (ANÁLISE ADVOCACIA 500, 2008, 2009);
  • ONE OF THE MOST ADMIRED LAWYERS IN BRAZIL IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE (ANÁLISE ADVOCACIA 500, 2007);
  • ONE OF THE MAIN BRAZILIAN LAWYERS UNDER 40 (LATIN LAWYER, 2002).
  • One of the most admired Brazilian lawyers in the areas of International Trade, Commercial Contracts and Corporate Law, as well as in the Automotive, Chemical & Petrochemical, Banking, Electrical Energy and Technology sectors, Análise Advocacia 500, 2016.

CGM Advogados:

CGM was founded in September 2014 by an experienced group of partners who had already worked together for more than two decades, and were joined by other partners coming from reputable law firms.  Despite its youth, the firm already enjoys strong client and market recognition and is acknowledged in important international publications and rankings. CGM focuses on solving its clients’ issues in a timely, efficient and business-oriented manner, with technical expertise and creativity.  The firm has a team of professionals who graduated from leading law schools in Brazil, many of whom have also obtained master degrees and other qualifications abroad, and have worked outside of Brazil.  CGM also has a tightknit network of partnerships, which allows it to provide services in Brazil and coordinate multijurisdictional projects in Latin America.

CGM’s team works at a very fast pace and has in-depth knowledge of the law and of the business of its clients.  The firm represents its clients very assertively, paying attention to every detail without losing sight of its clients’ goals.  CGM is keen on spotting issues but equally committed to addressing them.  The firm’s team eagerly pursues and develops tailor-made, practical and legally sound solutions to help clients do business and achieve their targets.  In addition, the long-term experience working with international clients results in the ability to explain the Brazilian legal system to foreigners in a very practical way and in being sensitive to the cultural differences of doing business in Brazil and elsewhere.

 

Larry Carvalho

Larry Carvalho has a wealth of experience in litigation, with emphasis on shipping matters, and an extensive record of advising shipowners, charterers, cargo owners and underwriters. He has successfully represented a wide range of P&I clubs in disputes. He is active in the area of international sales of goods and commodities. In addition, he advises importers and exporters regarding transaction legalities, and acts as a consultant during international claims.

Mr Carvalho has considerable experience complex arbitrations and Admiralty Court proceedings. He has received recognition from international publications with several awards as a Brazilian leading lawyer in the fields of shipping, customs law and international trade law.

A solid educational background supports Mr Carvalho’s experience and knowledge; he has an LLM degree in maritime law and a postgraduate qualification in international trade law. He currently provides legal counsel to the Brazilian Association of Ship Suppliers, and is a member of several other shipping industry associations.

Mr Carvalho is committed to providing quality services that exceed internal and external expectations, in a timely and responsive manner. Colleagues and clients rely upon his integrity of opinion and provision of valuable advice relating to shipping and international trade issues.

Overseeing firm operations, he is responsible for managing and running specific projects as well as providing the leadership required to produce clear, measurable and recognisable results.

Larry Carvalho has authored many articles and books on his field of activity. He is also a much sought-after speaker at international seminars and conferences. He speaks Spanish (intermediate) English (fluent), and Chinese (beginner).

 

Gustavo Buffara Bueno

Attorney at law with broad experience with contracts of the electric area, including the coordination of teams and advisory in legal, trade and strategyc matters

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Pontifica Universidade Católica do Paraná (2001)

Bachelor of Law

Pontifica Universidade Católica do Paraná (2001)

Specialization in Business Law

Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGV (São Paulo) (2007)

MBA in Economic and Strategic Business Management

LANGUAGES 

Fluent English and intermediate Spanish

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

BFF ADVISORS

2015 to now 

Fouder Partner 

– Agency for companies, rasing within the market assets or structuring asset disposals;

– Advising for capital reconstruction; and

– Advice on developing business and deals, as well as project finance.

BUFFARA BUENO ADVOGADOS

2010 to now 

Founder Partner 

– Negotiation of national and international contracts;

– Participation in public and private bidding procedures;

– Leading Legal Due Diligence;

– Management of public grants in the area of energy and transmission;

– M&A transactions and their corporate consolidation for IPO.

GRUPO HAZTEC

2007 to 2010 

General Counsel 

– Leaded the due diligence and negotiation of the agreement for sale of Geoplan to the Haztec Group;

– Set up the Legal Advise (current name given by Haztec to the former Legal Management of Geoplan) in all companies of the Haztec Group;

– Headed a team of ten (10) attorneys, leading the advice and litigation area for the Haztec Business Units, namely: i. Waters (former Geoplan); ii. Environmental (former Haztec); iii. Residues (Gaiapan and another company being merged); and iv. Equipment (Aquamec);

– Colaborated with the due diligence and negotiation of agreements for purchases of the group in 2008 (which are already 4 companies fully purchased and being merged);

– Took part with the preparing Haztec corporately to its IPO in 2010.

GEOPLAN

2004 to 2007

Legal Director (2006 to 2008)

Legal Manager (2004 to 2006) 

– Developed and implemented concept of reconciliation and agreement in the labor and civil litigation of the company, with cost reduction in the management of outsourcers from the civil litigation by about 90%;

– Responsible for the contractual and litigation legal coordination of the company;

– Developed the standard drafts and implemented remote access by collaborators to the standard contract drafts through the company’s internet portal;

– Developed and implemented controls in the contractual management of the company’s BOT grants and contracts;

– Headed the project to recover the company’s receivables.

CAMARGO CORREA

2002 to 2004

Attorney (2003 to 2004)

Junior Attorney (2002 to 2003)

– Developed the standard contract drafts and implemented remote access to the drafts by the works collaborators.

– Headed the team responsible for managing the company’s claims.

– Responsible for managing civil, labor and tax litigation of the transmission and distribution area (CCES).

– Member of the Risk Committee.

– Developed and headed professionals with focus on management of the civil and labor litigation outsourcing, preparing successors.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 – Deliver a lecture on outsourcing of legal services, elaboration and writing of contracts to guarantee safety in the hiring of outsourcers, guarantees, liabilities and licenses in service contracting of international market and on water reutilization;

 – Associate of Inter American Bar Association – IABA, since 2010;

 – Vice President of the Committee V of Commercial, Banking, Securities Law, and Corporate and Institutional of the Inter American Bar Association;

 – President of the Arbitration Chamber (Rio de Janeiro) of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brazil-China (CCIBC), since 2016;

 – Arbitrator of the Arbitration Chamber of the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná (CAMFIEP), since 2016; and

 – Brazilian. Native of Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil. Born in November 15th of 1977.

 

William Heuseler

William Heuseler is Head of the Wealth Planning Team of Itaú Private Bank. William is a Tax, Trust and Estate Planning Attorney with more than 20 years of experience dealing with ultra-high net worth clientele, with the expertise on cross-border matters, tax and asset protection planning; family and corporate governance among other wealth planning strategies. Prior to Itaú, William worked at UBS AG, in New York, as country coordinator of the Brazilian Wealth Planning Team – Offshore Platform; at Smith Barney-Citigroup as a Wealth Planner; at Safra Group in New York, as the head of the Legal and Trust Affairs division and at Citco Group as a Trust Officer.

In Brazil William worked at Banco Marka S.A. where he was made an associate partner as we all he was the head of the legal team. He started his career at Baker & McKenzie’s office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. William is an active committee member of STEP Brazil where he is one of the founding members and former President. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of BIE Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd. He is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the American Repertory Ballet. William actively writes articles about cross-border planning for Brazilian families and has been a guest speaker in several conferences and seminars in the U.S., Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Profession:

Banker / Estate Planner / Financial Planner / Tax Advisor / Trustee/Fiduciary / Trust Officer / Will Writer

Practice Area:

Charity formation/administration, Civil-law planning (incl foundations), Company formation/management, Contentious trusts and estates, Cross-border estates, Elderly and vulnerable clients, Estate planning/administration, Family office, Insurance, Tax, Trust planning/administration

Branch/Chapter:

STEP Brazil

Committees:

Caribbean and Latin America Regional Committee

Special Interest Groups:

Business Families | Contentious Trusts and Estates | Cross-Border Estates | Mental Capacity | Philanthropy Advisors in managing and providing legal services to government, institutional and corporate clients

  

 

 

Mr. Alessandro Jacob

Rio de Janeiro Attorney Mr. Alessandro Jacob began his legal career in 1992 as an assistant for a very famous Law Firm in Rio de Janeiro. Prior to starting his own law career, he devoted his practice to learning about day-to-day legal problems and providing solutions to his clients. He worked at six other law firms, where he gained valuable experience in all aspects of Brazilian law. He also worked in both small and large legal departments and law firms.

After serving as an assistant in hundreds of cases over the course of five years, he began his own law firm and now has reached the top of his profession providing the best possible representation. When you walk into a courtroom with Attorney Alessandro Jacob at your side, you will know that you have retained a fierce advocate, effective negotiatortrusted counsel and top-notch defense attorney.

Mr. Alessandro Jacob has written several published articles on Brazilian Law. He is a renowned speaker in seminars and lectures and he has been speaking at International Bar Association IBA annual conferences around the world. Mr. Alessandro Jacob’s guiding concern is to give clients clear and straightforward advice on complex areas of the law.

He counsels individuals, families, business owners, trustees and executors. His experience in Brazilian Law serves him well in counseling clients. He believes that a good lawyer avoids complexity and makes things simpler for his clients. In the process of providing teamwork, commitment and dedication, he has built a strong foundation in the Brazilian community based on trust and loyalty. Mr. Jacob is also involved in many bar activities. He frequently appears in the TV advising on Brazilian Law.

Beside his professional personality, Mr. Jacob is an avid runner and enjoys spending leisure time with his family.