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Aline Santana

For Aline, the best result comes from a mixture of logical reasoning, dedication, efficiency, and agility, which, associated with frankness, allows one to believe that the impossible is really only a matter of opinion.
Partner in the labor department, she focuses her practice on administrative and judicial cases, has vast experience with large-scale portfolios, as well as with strategic cases. She has expertise in migration of cases and prowess working with legal systems. Work experience involving clients from different economic sectors, such as telecommunication, commerce, retail, etc. Involved in coordinating/managing teams from the São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul offices.

Academic Background

  • Higher Education – Law – Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Postgraduate (specialization) in Labor Law and Labor Procedural Law – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Review and Update in Labor Procedural Law – Module III – Liquidation and Execution with expenses of the Execution Phase – FEMARGS – Porto Alegre/RS

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Alipe Rodrigues Barbosa

In court or on the stage at a rock concert, Alipe makes his days of training and hard work count.
Partner in the Tax Law area, working with tax litigations in judicial and administrative cases, having developed experience with courts and fiscal agencies throughout the country.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUCSP)
  • Graduate specialization in Tax Law from Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT)
  • Graduate degree in Tax Litigation from Brazilian Institute of Tax Law Studies (IBET)

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ANA LUÍSA MASCARENHAS AZEVEDO

Ana Luísa is creative and loves new challenges. She uses the discipline and focus from her workouts in her professional life.

Partner in the labor department, she focuses her practice on litigation and consultancy concerning strategic matters. She represents clients from different economic sectors, such as industrial, telecommunications, IT, among others. She actively participates in entities of distinguished representation of corporate interests, linked to corporate legal practice.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Laws from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul in 1999
  • Postgraduate in Labor Law and Procedure from the Vale do Rio dos Sinos University in 2000
  • Extension course in Management of Law Firms and Legal Departments from the Vale do Rio dos Sinos University in 2009

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Member of the Special Committee of Corporate Legal Practice of the Brazilian Bar Association of Rio Grande do Sul (OAB/RS) – CEAC
  • Member of the Legal Division of the Corporate Entities Federation of Rio Grande do Sul – Federasul
  • Mentor in the Women in Law Mentoring Brazil program – WLM

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Ane Streck

For a professional like Ane, cooking gives rise to inspiration, diligence, planning and execution of skills that can be applied in the pursuit of better results.
She is a partner in the Tax Law area with expertise in the strategic conduct of lawsuits before Higher Courts, working in tax-related cases with national impact for over a decade. Focus on the conduction of strategic and complex cases in the area. Comprehensive experience in managing portfolios with an elevated number of tax suits. Experience in managing teams, development and training activities, and in the use of administrative tools in order to optimize legal performance.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do  Sul (UFRGS)
  • Graduate specialization in Tax Law - Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies (IBET)
  • MBA in Tax Management - Institutional Foundation of Accounting, Actuarial and Financial Research (FIPECAFI)

Activities and acknowledgments

Recognized as the most admired attorneys in the country by Oil and Gas companies in the Análise 500 Magazine - 2012 Yearbook.

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Anelise Damasceno

For Anelise, persistence and focus make the impossible happen.
Partner in the labor department. Her practice is centered on labor litigation and consultancy, with all levels of complexity, for clients from different economic sectors, such as the petrochemical, civil construction, health, retail, among others. She also appears before regional courts and the Labor High Court of Justice. Expert in legal and financial reports. Coordinates large companies’ case portfolios.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Laws from the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPEL)
  • Specialization in Labor Law and Procedure – Anhanguera Institution – UNIDERP
  • Specialization in Labor Corporate Law – Anhanguera Institutions – UNIDERP

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Berenice Lambert

Berenice learned through tennis how to have the drive and the agility deemed necessary to overcome obstacles.
She is a partner at Andrade Maia, working in large-scale proceedings in civil and tax law, with large portfolios from clients in the retail and petrochemical segments. She also works in cases involving administrative entities such as INSS (Brazilian Social Security Institute) and the Brazilian IRS in order to settle and solve lawsuits still in their administrative stages. She also represents companies in cases involving litigations against private pension plans. She also has experience in managing teams.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate specialization in Tax Law - Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies (IBET)
  • Graduate degree in Corporate Law - Federal University of the State of Bahia (UFBA)

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Bruna Meiken

Bruna loves ballet. It is a mixture of determination, precision and adrenaline.
She is a partner in the Tax Law area, working in strategic administrative and legal suits (as plaintiff or defendant). Experience in activities involving clients from several economic segments, such as health care, education, retail, telecommunications, insurance, advertising, banks, civil construction, hotels, etc. Involvement in the management of the tax team and administrative area at the firm's office in São Paulo.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUCSP)
  • Graduate degree in Tax Law – Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
  • Graduate student in Accounting Sciences at Foundation Institute of Accounting, Actuarial and Financial Research - FIPECAFI

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Graduate specialization degree in Tax Law  Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT)
  • Volunteer work at an orphanage for 12 years.

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CAMILA BOHRER

With enthusiasm, creativity, and a detailed eye, Camila seeks the best results for her clients.
Partner at Andrade Maia, coordinating the team responsible for large-scale civil cases. Her practice is focused on management of large portfolios of cases from all Brazilian states, as well as on the preparation of different reports that grant certainty to her team’s work flow and exhaustion of necessary information to her client.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Laws from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Specialist in Consumer Law and Fundamental Rights from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

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Camila Carniel

Camila strongly stands up for her beliefs and clients, seeking unique solutions and always putting herself in other people's shoes.
She is a partner working in the Labor Law area, performing activities in litigations and consulting services regarding large-scale proceedings of all complexity levels, including demands filed with the Labor Prosecutor's Office. She has experience in the migration of corporate portfolios that involve proceedings filed in all Brazilian states. Expertise in drawing up several kinds of report, which provide companies with security and safety by including information on particularities found in all Brazilian states where legal and administrative proceedings have been filed. Experience in managing large teams and in the use of administrative tools in order to optimize performance.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS)
  • Graduate degree in Labor Law and Labor Procedural Law - Institute of Cultural Development (IDC)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Prep course of the Higher Education School of the Public Prosecutor's Office at UNISINOS
  • Basic Italian course at the Italian Society of Rio Grande do Sul
  • 2nd place at the 4th Annual Constant of Final Graduation Papers of FMP, of the Higher Education School of the Public Prosecutor's Office in Porto Alegre/RS
  • Leading in the Ranking of Best Law Firms in Brazil in 2018, issued by Leaders League, in the category: Large-Scale Labor Litigation

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Carlos Bastide Horbach

Carlos has an open-end perspective towards the world, as multiple experiences give rise to creative approaches.
He is a partner at Andrade Maia working as an attorney in Higher Courts, carrying out activities in strategic causes for political parties, congresspeople, professional associations and union confederations. He also performs consulting activities, combining his practical experience with his academic background.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Master's degree in State Law and Law Theory from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).
  • PhD in State Law - University of São Paulo (USP).

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Professor of Constitutional Law at the School of Law of the University of São Paulo.
  • Professor of Master's degree and PhD programs in Law at Centro Universitário de Brasília.
  • Professor of several graduate specialization programs.
  • He has been an Assistant to a Supreme Federal Court Minister.
  • Assistant Regional Attorney of the State of Minas Gerais in the Federal District
  • Technical Assistant at the House of Representatives
  • Deputy Delegate representing Brazilian employers at the 102nd International Labour Conference, organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Technical Advisor for the group of employers participating in the 104th International Labour Conference
  • He works as Secretary General of the Amnesty Commission of the Ministry of Justice.
  • Member of Instituto Pimenta Bueno - Brazilian Association of Constitutionalists, and of the Institute of Administrative Law of the Federal District.

Publicações

  • Livro: Teoria das nulidades do ato administrativo, 2a ed., Revista dos Tribunais, 2010.
  • Livro: Memória Jurisprudencial – Ministro Pedro Lessa, Supremo Tribunal Federal, 2007.
  • Livro: Direito Constitucional, Estado de Direito e Democracia - Homenagem ao Prof. Manoel Gonçalves Ferreira Filho,  (org.) Quartier Latin, 2011.
  • Livro: Estudos de direito e políticas públicas, (org.) UniCEUB, 2013.

Artigos

  • “El derecho comparado en la jurisdicción constitucional brasileña”. BOLETÍN MEXICANO DE DERECHO COMPARADO, v. 149, p. 581-612, 2017
  • “Contratos administrativos: conceito e critérios distintivos”. Revista Brasileira de Políticas Públicas, v. 6, p. 43-58, 2016
  • “Contratações Públicas Sustentáveis no Brasil: Uma Obrigação Histórica, Constitucional e Legal”. Revista Jurídica CESUMAR. Mestrado, v. 16, p. 101-123, 2016
  • “O direito comparado no STF - internacionalização da jurisdição constitucional brasileira. Revista de Direito Internacional, v. 12, p. 193-210, 2015
  • “A terceirização na Administração Pública e o problema central da responsabilidade”. Fórum Administrativo, v. 14, p. 9-15, 2014
  • “La Giurisprudenza della Corte Suprema brasiliana nel biennio 2012-2013”. Giurisprudenza Costituzionale, v. LIX, p. 4301-4343, 2014
  • “Notas sobre o art. 37, § 6º, da Constituição Federal”. Fórum Administrativo, v. 13, p. 25-33, 2013
  • “A organização judiciária alemã”. Revista de Processo, v. 38, p. 323-345, 2013
  • “Forma de Estado: federalismo e repartição de competências”. Revista Brasileira de Politicas Publicas, v. 3, p. 2-12, 2013
  • “Direito administrativo e direito privado na obra de Ruy Cirne Lima”. Fórum Administrativo, v. 98, p. 52-60, 2009
  • “A democracia possível hoje”. Revista de Direito Constitucional e Internacional, v. 67, p. 7-31, 2009
  • “O direito administrativo no sistema de Common Law”. Fórum Administrativo, v. 101, p. 20-30, 2009
  • “Controle judicial da atividade política. As questões políticas e os atos de governo”. Revista de Informação Legislativa, v. 182, p. 7-16, 2009
  • “O direito de superfície sobre propriedade urbana”. Revista de Direito Privado (São Paulo), v. 40, p. 110-148, 2009
  • “O federalismo nos 20 anos da Constituição de 1988: análise da jurisprudência do Supremo Tribunal Federal”. Revista do Instituto dos Advogados de Minas Gerais, v. 15, p. 409-430, 2009
  • “O pensamento democrático de Manoel Gonçalves Ferreira Filho”. Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, v. 50, p. 313-334, 2009
  • “A Roupa Nova do Direito Constitucional: neo-constitucionalismo, pós-positivismo e outros modismos”. Revista dos Tribunais, v. 859, p. 81-91, 2007
  • “O Parlamentarismo no Império do Brasil (II). Representação e democracia”. Revista de Informação Legislativa, v. 174, p. 213-231, 2007
  • “Guarda da Constituição, legislação e jurisdição: uma confusão hermenêutica”. Realismo - Revista Ibero-Americana de Filosofia Política e Filosofia do Direito, v. 2, p. 7-15, 2007
  • “Processo constitucional e democracia: exemplos ibero-americanos”. Revista de Direito Constitucional e Internacional, v. 57, p. 82-99, 2006
  • “O Parlamentarismo no Império do Brasil (I). Origens e funcionamento”. Revista de Informação Legislativa, v. 172, p. 7-22, 2006
  • “O informante: A função administrativa no ensaio do Visconde do Uruguai”. Prismas: Direito, Políticas Públicas e Mundialização, v. 3, p. 389-403, 2006
  • “O controle de constitucionalidade na constituição de Timor-Leste”. Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, v. 46 (2), p. 1019-1039, 2005
  • “A MP 2.220/01 e a imprescritibilidade dos bens públicos”. Revista do Tribunal Regional Federal 1a Região, Brasília - DF, v. 16, n.01, p. 49-52, 2004
  • “Os gastos mínimos com saúde e a Resolução nº 322/03 do CNS”. Repertório IOB Jurisprudência: Tributária Constit. Adm, São Paulo - SP, v. 01, n.11, p. 414-407, 2004
  • Ações diretas no STF: por uma revisão da jurisprudência”. Revista Jurídica Consulex, Brasília - DF, v. VII, n.150, p. 56-57, 2003
  • “Recurso extraordinário: aspectos práticos”. Revista juridica (Porto Alegre. 1953), Porto Alegre - RS, v. 51, n.312, p. 51-74, 2003
  • “Recurso extraordinário: aspectos práticos”. Revista Jurídica da Procuradoria Geral da Fazenda Estadual, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, v. 48-50, p. 33-54, 2003
  • “Diárias e ajuda de custo para curso de aperfeiçoamento requerem previsão orçamentária”. Revista do Tribunal Regional Federal 1a. Região, Brasília - DF, v. 13, n.06, p. 121-121, 2001
  • “A responsabilidade no Direito Administrativo italiano”. Estudos Jurídicos (UNISINOS), São Leopoldo - RS, v. 33, n.87, p. 45-60, 2000
  • “Agências executivas e a contratualização da administração pública”. Estudos Jurídicos (UNISINOS), São Leopoldo - RS, v. 33, n.89, p. 79-96, 2000
  • “Constituição, sociedade e reforma administrativa”. Estudos Jurídicos (UNISINOS), São Leopoldo - RS, v. 31, n.83, p. 45-62, 1998

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Carolina de Azevedo Altafini

For Carolina, balance allows her solve all of life's problems.
A partner working in the Litigation Department, she carries out activities in the resolution of complex disputes. She represents companies in private disputes, involving complex corporate and administrative contracts, hospital and corporate civil liability cases, consumer market and capital market. She represents companies in conflict resolutions with public entities involving public contracts, legal proceedings, administrative proceedings and Parliamentary Investigation Commissions (CPIs). She works for clients in several economic segments, such as civil construction, petrochemical products, phone services, health care, car manufacturing, sanitation, retail, food, etc.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Leadership and Team Management -  Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Corporate Law - Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)  

Activities and acknowledgments

  • She is among the most admired lawyers for work in the Civil and Oil & Gas sectors, as well as in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, according to the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 listings of the Análise Advocacia 500 magazine.

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Carolina Lisboa

Carolina loves exercising, and she knows that, in everyday struggles, a balanced life can take you even further.
She is a partner at Andrade Maia, working mainly in Higher Courts and in the Supreme Federal Court, especially within the areas of Public Law, with focus on Municipal Law and Constitutional Law. She has worked as an attorney at  financial institution. She has been included in a three-name list for the position of electoral judge at the Regional Electoral Court of the Federal District, also having been included in a three-name list for the position of judge (Constitutional Fifth) at the Court of Justice of the Federal District and Territories (TJDFT), having been the attorney who received most votes from peers. Currently, she works as an advisor at the Amnesty Commission of the Ministry of Justice and as Chairperson of the Constitutional Affairs Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association/Federal District Regional Office (OAB/DF).

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from Faculdade de Direito Milton Campos - Belo Horizonte/MG
  • Master's degree in International Legal Sciences - University of Lisbon's School of Law.
  • PhD in State Law - University of São Paulo (USP)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • City Attorney of the city of Belo Horizonte, ranked second in a public examination for a position of representative of the city's City Attorney Office in Brasilia (took position in 2007).
  • Law Clerk to Supreme Federal Court Minister from October 2004 to December 2006, working at Minister Carlos Ayres Britto's office.
  • Assistant to Judge of the Minas Gerais Court of Justice in 2002, working at Judge Almeida Mello's office.
  • Professora of the School of Legal and Social Sciences of Centro Universitário de Brasília – UniCEUB, in Brasília – Federal District, from February 2003 onwards, teaching constitutional Law as part of the Undergraduate and Graduate Specialization Programs.
  • Professor of Graduation Program from the Brasilia Public Law Institute  -IDP, teaching Extradition Law.
  • Professor of the Graduate Program of the Education, Training and Qualification Center of the House of Representatives – CEFOR (2008); of the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais - PUC Minas (1998-2002, currently on leave); and of the Law Program of Centro Universitário Newton Paiva (2000-2002).

Publications

  • Normas constitucionais não escritas: costumes e convenções da Constituição, São Paulo, Almedina, 2014, 294p.
  • A Relação Extradicional no Direito Brasileiro, Belo Horizonte: Del Rey, 2001, 257p.
  • A advocacia e a morte do mensageiro, Correio Braziliense - Caderno Direito & Justiça. Brasília, p.1, 4/7/2016.
  • Apreciação das contas presidenciais em sessões separadas. JOTA – Observatório da Legislação, 22/09/2015. (HTTP://jota.uol.com.br/observatorio-da-legislacao-apreciacao-das-contas-presidenciais-em-sessoes-separadas)
  • O guarda da Constituição e sua legitimidade: a polêmica entre Hans Kelsen e Carl Schmitt sobre a proteção da Constituição. In: Estudos de Homenagem ao Prof. Doutor Jorge Miranda. Coimbra: Coimbra Editora, 2012, v.1, p. 457-468.
  • A Constituição, expressão da vontade geral: a reforma do controle de constitucionalidade na França. In: Direito Constitucional, Estado de Direito e Democracia - Homenagem ao Prof. Manoel Gonçalves Ferreira Filho. São Paulo: Quartier Latin, 2011, p. 205-217.
  • Norberto Bobbio: reflexão sobre sanção e tipos de Estado. In: Direito Constitucional em homenagem a Jorge Miranda. Belo Horizonte: Del Rey, 2011, p. 77-97.
  • Os tratados internacionais de direitos humanos após a Emenda Constitucional n. 45/2004: a ampliação do bloco de constitucionalidade e suas consequências para o ordenamento jurídico.  In: Estudos de direito constitucional em homenagem ao Professor Ricardo Arnaldo Malheiros Fiuza. Belo Horizonte: Del Rey, 2009, p. 267-276.
  • Súmulas Vinculantes e suas críticas. Revista do Tribunal Regional Federal da 1ª Região, v.4, p.21 - 25, 2009.
  • Os poderes investigatórios das comissões parlamentares de inquérito e o Poder Judiciário: reserva de jurisdição e controle pelo STF. In: Lições de direito constitucional em homenagem ao Professor Jorge Miranda. Rio de Janeiro : Forense, 2008, p. 243-258.
  • Alguns aspectos da jurisprudência do Supremo Tribunal Federal em tema de extradição.  In: Processo nos Tribunais Superiores. São Paulo : Saraiva, 2006, p. 581-594.
  • O direito de passagem inofensiva e o direito do mar. In: Direito internacional moderno: estudos em homenagem ao Prof. Gerson de Britto Mello Boson. Belo Horizonte: Mandamentos, 2004, p. 217-260.
  • A extradição e a pena de prisão perpétua. Revista da Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, v.42, p.1509 - 1515, 2001.
  • A extradição e a pena de prisão perpétua. Revista da Faculdade de Direito Milton Campos, v.8, p.217 - 224, 2001.
  • Proposta de Emenda Constitucional quer impedir a possibilidade de filhos de brasileiros serem apátridas. Jus Navigandi (Teresina), 2001.
  • Filhos de brasileiros apátridas? Correio Braziliense - Caderno Direito & Justiça. Brasília, p.3, 2001.

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Carolina Nedel da Motta Massetti

With a proactive, integrated and optimized view, Carolina is able to have a complete panoramic view of things.
A partner in the Litigation Department, she performs activities in large-scale proceedings, with comprehensive experience with large portfolios on a national level. Expertise in the migration of large portfolios in short periods of time, monitoring contingencies and drawing up several reports. She carries out activities in a preventive way, focusing on fraud and the actions of attorneys suspected of acting in bad faith. Experience in team management and in the use of administrative tools in order to optimize legal performance.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate degree in Business Law – Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
  • Graduate degree in Civil Procedural Law from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

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Clarisse de Souza Rozales

Clarisse is inspired by "sabedoria da flecha" in order to develop a closer relationship with clients and turn their challenges into her main focus.
She is a partner in the Labor Law area, performing services in labor suits - both individual and collective suits - with notorious performance before Regional and Superior Courts. She has received training in crisis management and has a specialization degree in managerial reports, especially audit reports. Notorious performance in private pension matters.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel)
  • MBA in Auditing, Finance and Controllership Management - Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Legal assistant and Cataventus, an NGO.
  • Organizer/lecturer at Writing workshops in several schools/institutions for low-income students
  • Leading in the Ranking of Best Law Firms in Brazil in 2018, issued by Leaders League, in the category: Large-Scale Labor Litigation

Publications

  • Gestão Pessoal para Excelência Profissional - Article: Sorte x Mérito: o relativismo da perspectiva pessoal, 2015.

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Daniel Mesquita

From kitesurfing Daniel finds sensitivity to interpret the nature to act on time, so much at water as with our clients!

He is a partner in the Tax Law area with expertise in portfolio management with a high number of administrative and judicial tax lawsuits nationwide. He has Corporate experience in multinationals, bringing to the legal activity the aspiration and concerns of the business, always oriented to results, with a broad strategic and legal vision

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate specialization in Tax Law - Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies (IBET)
  • LLM in Business Law - Vale dos Sinos University (UNISINOS)
  • Accountant technician - Schools and Colleges QI

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Daniel Koehler

Daniel seeks to find the best solutions for all problems in a calm and dedicated way, always envisioning all scenarios and perspectives.
He is a partner working in the Litigation Department, carrying out activities in the prevention and resolution of disputes. He represents companies in private disputes involving corporate and administrative contracts, and in conflicts with public entities involving public contracts. He has wide experience in class actions involving environmental and consumer law. He shows solid performance in activities carried out with State and Federal Courts, the Public Prosecutor's Office and public entities. He works for clients in several economic segments, such as retail, phone services, petrochemical products, health care, car manufacturing, sanitation, etc.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate degree in Corporate Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)

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Daniella Barbosa Barretto

Determination and discipline. From beach tennis to legal practice.
She is a partner in the Labor Law area, working in strategic proceedings, consulting services, collective negotiations and team leadership matters. She has expertise in legal/financial reports, working at regional courts as well as the Superior Labor Court for clients from several economic segments, such as civil construction, health care, petrochemical products, sanitation, food, etc..

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Labor Law and Labor Procedural Law - Santa Catarina Higher Education Complex (CESUSC/SC)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Civil Procedural Law - Brazilian Academy of Civil Procedural Law (ABDPC)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Recognized by the Análise Magazine in 2014 and 2015 as one of the most admired attorneys due to her work carried out in the Oil & Gas and Health Care segments, in labor matters, an in the State of Rio Grande do Sul.

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Danilo Andrade Maia

Danilo loves literature and people.
He is a founding partner and manager at Andrade Maia, working in litigations and consulting services, providing support to several areas at the law firm thanks to over 40 years of professional experience.  Danilo truly knows how to appreciate good music, literature and golf.  In his firm management activities, he turns everything into art..

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Qualification in Administration Counseling - Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Commander of the Judicial Merit Order, an honor granted by the Superior Labor Court (TST)
  • Consultant at Instituto Ling – Porto Alegre/RS
  • Mentor at Empreender Endeavor
  • Recognized as a notorious attorney by British publication Chambers & Partners ("superb proactivity and client service")
  • Included in the ranking of the best law firms in Brazil in 2017 put together by Leaders League in the following category:  Mass Litigations regarding Consumer Affairs.
  • Highly Recommended in the Ranking of the Best Law Firms in Brazil in 2018, issued by Leaders League, in the category: Large-Scale Consumer Litigation

Publications

  • Author of several articles in specialized publications and newspaper columns.

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Eduardo Borges

Eduardo knows that in horseback riding, in order to execute perfect moves, one must have dedication and patience.
He is a partner in the Tax Law area with experience in tax consulting services and tax litigations (both legal and administrative).

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the  University of São Paulo (USP)
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration – Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
  • Master's degree in Tax Law - University of São Paulo (USP).

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Coordinator at Graduate Programs at IBMEC and INSPER
  • Tax Law Professor at FIPECAFI
  • Member of the GETAP (Group of Applied Tax Studies) Board
  • Founding Member of the Tax Research Institute (IPT) in São Paulo
  • Several acknowledgments received for his notorious work as an attorney in tax litigations from British publication Chambers & Partners ("Clients highlight his pragmatic and succinct approach, and his strong technical skills")
  • Recognized as an top-level attorney in a raking of the best law firms in Brazil in 2016 by Leaders League in the following category: Tax Litigations involving Companies
  • Highly Recommended in the Ranking of the Best Law Firms in Brazil in 2018, issued by Leaders League, in the category: Tax Litigation for Companies

Publications

He was the coordinator of several books, such as:

  • "Apropriação de Créditos de PIS/COFINS - Conceito de Insumos - Posicionamento do CARF" (2014)
  • "Teses Tributárias" (2010)
  • "Controvérsias Tributárias no Comércio Exterior" (2010)
  • "Tributação no Setor Elétrico" (2009)
  • "Tributação no Agronegócio" (2006)
  • "Tributação das Telecomunicações" (2005)

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Fabio Brun Goldschmidt

Fabio loves jazz, rock, and traveling to exotic places.
He is a founding partner and manager at Andrade Mia, where he created and coordinates the Tax and Administrative Law areas. He specialized in high-complexity litigation cases, with comprehensive experience in conducting leading cases in the Supreme federal Court and the Superior Court of Justice. He also has comprehensive experience at CARF, an Administrative Court in which he participated.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Corporate Management - Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
  • Master's degree in Tax Law - University of São Paulo (USP).
  • PhD in Tax Law - University of Salamanca (USAL)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Former Statutory Advisor of the Administrative Council of Tax Resources (CARF) until 2014
  • Member of the Institute of Tax Studies (IET) of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Founding Member of the Institute of Tax Research (IPT) of São Paulo and Instituto Pimenta Bueno - Brazilian Association of Constitutionalists in Rio Grande do Sul
  • Member of YPO - Porto Alegre Chapter (Young President's Organization)
  • Advisor of Fundação Pescar (charity work)
  • Author of two recognized books in Tax Law
  • Honored by the Municipal Assembly of São Paulo because of his book O Princípio do Não Confisco.
  • Already recognized as the best tax attorney in Southern Brazil by British publication Chambers & Partners, and periodically placed among the best attorneys in the area.
  • Included among the most admired tax attorneys by the Análise Magazine (2016 and 2017)

Publicações

  • Book: "Teoria da Proibição de Bis in Idem no Direito Tributário e Sancionador Tributário" (Noeses, 2014), a work chosen by APET as one of the three most important works in Tax Law in the 2014/2016 biennium
  • Book: "O princípio do não-confisco no direito tributário" (RT, 2004), a work chosen to represent USP’s graduation program before the Ministry of Education as a work of academic excellence.
  • Articles: "ISSQN" (Quartier Latin, 2004), "O princípio da não cumulatividade" (RT,2004), "PIS COFINS" (Quartier Latin, 2004), "Impacto tributário do novo código civil" (Quartier Latin, 2004), "Imunidades tributárias" (Quartier Latin, 2004), "Direito penal tributário" (Quartier Latin, 2005), "Coisa julgada tributária" (Quartier Latin, 2005), "Tributação do agrobusiness" (Quartier Latin, 2005), " O Princípio da Eficiência em Matéria Tributária" (RT, 2006), "Direito Tributário (Tributação e Incentivos à família)" (Thomson-IOB, 2006), "Comentários à Lei Complementar nº 116/03 de advogados" (MP, 2009), "A inconstitucionalidade do depósito de 30% da MP 1863 após o julgamento das ADINs 1922 9 a 1976 7 pelo STF: considerações sobre o devido processo substantivo. Revista Dialética de Direito Tributário" (Dialética, 200), "A Realização da Segurança Jurídica por meio da Modulação dos Efeitos das Decisões do STF que alteram Jurisprudência Pacificada na Corte, tomadas no Controle Difuso de Constitucionalidade. Um caso concreto: A Possível mudança Jurisprudencial da Corte no que diz com o Direito ao Credenciamento de IPI decorrente da Aquisição de Insumos sujeitos à Alíquota zero" (Revista Ibero-americana de Direito Público, 2005), " O princípio do não confisco como valor e como limite objetivo" (Revista do Direito Tributário, 2000), "Arbitragem a transação tributária: verificação de compatibilidade" (Revista Dialética de Direito Tributário, 1999), "Críticas à discriminação de rendas tributárias e à Federação Brasileira (Revista Tributária a de Finanças Públicas, 2000), " Os perigos do Projeto Mussa Demes" (Jornal do Comércio, 1999), "Carga fiscal a reforma tributária" (Gazeta Mercantil, 1999), "Modernização constitucional" (Zero Hora, 1998), "Internet a tributação de serviços" (Gazeta Mercantil, 2000), "Entidades beneficentes e reflexos da ADIn nº 2028" (Gazeta Mercantil, 1999).

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Fábio Cardoso Machado

Passionate about philosophy, he searches through theory for the best practical solutions.
He is a partner in the Litigation Department, with comprehensive experience in high-complexity litigations, public and private contracts, and structuring of corporate operations. He provides services to clients from several economic segments, such as technology, retail, industry, construction, sanitation, health care and petrochemical products..

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • LLM from the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS)
  • Scholarship recipient (PhD studies) in the ALBAN Programme - European Union Programme of High Level Scholarships for Latin America
  • Postgraduate Worker - University of Edinburgh (UK)
  • Legal English Plus ( 3 weeks intensive program) - Cambridge Law Studio, Girton College, Cambridge/UK (2012)
  • PhD in Law - University of Coimbra (Portugal)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Lecturer in law at the School of Law of PUCRS (Undergraduate and Graduate Specialization Program in Civil Procedural Law) 
  • TOLES ADVANCED - Test of English Legal Skills (Global Legal English - Member of the Internacional Division of the Law Society of England & Wales)
  • Recommended in the Ranking of the Best Law Firms in Brazil in 2018, issued by Leaders League, in the category: Civil & Commercial Litigation

Publications

  • Author and coauthor, among others, of  "A autonomia do direito e os limites da jurisdição" (PhD thesis, 2017), “Por que realmente os precedentes importam?” (Livraria do Advogado, 2015), “A Reforma do Poder Judiciário” (Quartier Latin, 2006),  “Jurisdição, Condenação e Tutela Jurisdicional” (Lumen Juris, 2004),   “Disciplina jurídica dos contratos derivativos” (RT, 2010),  “Condições de Fungibilidade entre Medidas Cautelares e Antecipatórias” (Saraiva, 2010), “Teoria da condenação” (JusPodium, 2010), “Da uniformização jurídico-decisória por vinculação às súmulas de jurisprudência: objeções de ordem metodológica, sócio-cultural e político-jurídica” (Revista de Processo, 2005),  “Indeferimento da inicial e rejeição liminar da ação de improbidade administrativa” (Atlas, 2015),  “Polêmica sobre a Ação” (Livraria do Advogado, 2006), “Ação e ações: sobre a renovada polêmica em torno da ação de direito material” (Gênesis, 2005), “Do conhecimento jurídico, saber prático-prudencial” (Direito & Justiça, 2005), “Sobre o escopo jurídico do processo: o problema da tutela dos direitos” (Gênesis, 2004), “Sobre o caráter autoritário da súmula vinculante” (Gênesis, 2004), “Direito e processo: uma abordagem hermenêutica” (Estudos Jurídicos, 2003).

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Fabrício Pozatti

Fabrício is a charismatic and aggregating professional, who is always searching for solutions through dialog
He is a partner working in the Litigation Department, carrying ou activities in the resolution of complex disputes. He represents companies in private disputes involving corporate and administrative contracts, and in conflicts with public entities involving public contracts. He is known for his activities involving matters related to real estate law and class actions, environmental law, regulatory law, and consumer law. He works for clients in several economic segments, such as civil construction, petrochemical products, phone services, health care, car manufacturing, sanitation, retail, food, etc.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Consumer Law from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).
  • Master's degree in Civil Procedures - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)

Publications

  •  “Audiência de instrução e julgamento no novo Código de Processo Civil” (In: Procedimento comum: da petição inicial à sentença, 2015).
  •  “O juiz como o único destinatário da prova(?)”. (In: Grandes temas do Novo CPC: direito probatório, 2015).
  •  “Aspectos procedimentais da tutela de urgência satisfativa requerida em caráter antecedente”. (Revista Eletrônica de Direito Processual, 2015).

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Jenifer dos Santos

In baking and in life, despite the importance of the filling, the topping is what awakens the appetite! Therefore, at work, excellence must be as present in content as in presentation.
Partner in the tax department, focusing her practice on administrative and judicial cases, as well as on consultancy to clients from several economic sectors. Expert on the tax on circulation of goods and on services of interstate and intermunicipal transportation and communication – ICMS, with knowledge of the specificities of the main Brazilian states. She manages the team at the Porto Alegre office and controls the department’s deadlines.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Laws from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul
  • Postgraduate in Tax Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas
  • Postgraduate in Corporate Law, with emphasis on Corporate Legal Practice, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul

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Júlio Cesar Goulart Lanes

Julio loves movies, but what he really loves is debating and litigating.
He is a founding partner and manager at Andrade Maia, leading the Litigation Department on a national level. He is responsible for the structuring and definition of the strategies of each operation, as well as for providing advice on highly complex disputes.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Labor Law - University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Civil Law – “O Contrato numa Economia de Mercado: Contratos e Responsabilidade Civil” ("Contracts in a Market Economy: Contracts and Civil Liability") - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Master's degree in Civil Procedures - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • PhD in Civil Procedures - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Qualification in Administration Counseling - Fundação Dom Cabral (FDC)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Member of the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (IBDP)
  • Arbitration at the Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation Chamber of CIERGS-CAMERS
  • Recognized as one of the most admired lawyers in the Civil, Commercial, Consumer, Healthcare sectors, as well as in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, by Análise 500 magazine – 2012 and 2017 Listings
  • Recommended in the Ranking of the Best Law Firms in Brazil in 2018,      issued by Leaders League, in the category: Civil Litigation and Large-Scale      Credit Recovery.
  • Highly Recommended in the Ranking of the Best Law Firms in Brazil      in 2018, issued by Leaders League, in the category: Large-Scale Consumer      Litigation
  • Professor of the graduate specialization program in Civil Procedural Law at the School of Law of PUCRS.

Publications

  • Author of "Fato e Direito no Processo Civil Cooperativo". São Paulo: Editora Revista dos Tribunais, 2014.
  • “Audiências: conciliação, saneamento, prova e julgamento”. Rio de Janeiro: Forense, 2009.
  • “Nova sistemática processual civil”. Caxias do Sul: Plenum, 2006.  
  • A execução provisória e a antecipação da tutela dos deveres de pagar quantia: soluções para a efetividade processual. (In: Visões críticas do processo civil brasileiro: uma homenagem ao Prof. Dr. José Maria Rosa Tesheiner. Livraria do Advogado, 2005).
  • Emenda Constitucional n. 45: estudo sobre a competência para o julgamento de ações indenizatórias envolvendo acidentes de trabalho e doenças profissionais movidas contra o empregador. (In: Jurisdição e competência da justiça do trabalho. LTr, 2006).
  •  Processo civil coletivo (Projeto de Lei nº 5.139, de 2009) e a audiência preliminar: contribuições para a efetividade e a tempestividade. (In: Tempestividade e efetividade processual: novos rumos do processo civil brasileiro: estudos em homenagem à professora Elaine Harzheim Macedo. Plenum, 2010).
  • O ativismo probatório equilibrado: o juiz necessário ao processo coletivo. (In: Diálogos Constitucionais de Direito Público e Privado. Livraria do Advogado, 2011).
  • O ativismo probatório equilibrado no processo civil coletivo. (In: “Processo coletivo e outros temas de direito processual: homenagem aos 50 anos de docência do professor José Maria Rosa Tesheiner: 30 anos de docência do professor Sérgio Gilberto Porto”. Livraria do Advogado, 2012).
  • O Superior Tribunal de Justiça e o dano moral coletivo: orientação ou incerteza? (In: Diálogos Constitucionais de Direito Público e Privado n.2. Livraria do Advogado, 2013).  
  • A sistemática decorrente de julgamento não unânimes. (In: Breves Comentários ao Novo Código de Processo Civil. Editora Revista dos Tribunais, 2015).
  •  A sistemática decorrente de julgamento não unânimes. (In: Direito Probatório. Editora Revista dos Tribunais, 2015).

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Larissa Fortes de Almeida

Inspired by pilates, Larissa uses strength, flexibility and balance in solution management.
She is a Partner-lawyer in the Labor Law area. Responsible for Labor Law Compliance programs developing mechanisms, tools and actions to prevent and manage possible internal problems, such as codes of conduct, lectures and trainings for employees, and management of problems.
  • Bachelor´s degree in Law with emphasis in Collective Rights from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUCSP)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Civil Law and Civil Procedure Code – Escola Paulista de Direito
  • Executive MBA in Management and Business Law - Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)

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Leandro Castro

For Leandro, winning depends on a lot of persistence, dedication and competence. And this is no different when it comes to legal practice.
He is a partner in the Labor Law area, working in the resolution of complex legal disputes, such as public civil actions, collective actions, preventive measures, writs of mandamus and injunctions, as well as in all kinds of strategic demands - either due to the matter involved or due to the related economic repercussions. He works within the scope of labor courts, as well as the Superior Labor Court. He has expertise in collective negotiations, being responsible for labor consulting services and carrying out activities in several economic segments, such as petrochemical products, health care, car manufacturing, phone services, food, retail, civil construction, etc.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Labor Law - University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS)
  • Master's degree student  in Law - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)

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Leonardo Aguirra de Andrade

Leonardo makes a record of all the fine moments in life.
He is a partner in the Tax Law area, working in the resolution of complex tax litigations and in tax consulting services. He represents companies before CARF, TIT-SP and CMT-SP, in addition to providing support in tax lawsuits filed all over Brazil. He is also very dedicated to the legal development and challenges of innovative tax hypotheses, with the purpose of minimizing tax burdens for companies and recovering taxes that have been paid inappropriately. He works for clients from several economic segments, such as electricity, finance, petrochemical products, retail, etc.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the  University of São Paulo (USP)
  • Master's degree in Tax Law - University of São Paulo (USP).
  • PhD in Tax Law - University of São Paulo (USP).
  • LLM in International Tax Law - Georgetown University Law Center 
  • Specialization in International Tax Law - Vienna University of Economics and Business 
  • Leadership Course - Harvard University

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Professor at the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT)
  • He has been carrying out volunteer work activities for 10 years every Saturday.
  • Listed as one of the most admired attorneys in Brazil by the Análise 500 Magazine, 2016 issue.

Publications:

  • Book: "Planejamento Tributário"(Quartier Latin, 2016)
  • Several articles published in newspapers.

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Lucas da Rocha Poggetti

Through the chords of a guitar, Lucas can find the right tune for his decisions.
He is a partner in the Tax Law area, working mainly in legal and administrative tax litigations. He represents companies from severs economic segments, such as retail, oil and gas, energy, tertiary sector, etc. Focus on indirect taxes.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis (UniRitter)
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS)
  • Graduate degree in Tax Law - Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies (IBET)

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MARCELO KALIL

Marcelo is a big fan of technology. He is always attentive to the sector’s modernizations in order to provide clients with innovating and outside-the-box solutions at first hand.
Partner in the civil department, focusing his practice on resolution of litigious and consultancy conflicts related to real estate law. Represents companies in private disputes involving mergers, constitution and regularization of condominiums and land allotments, active negotiation of lease agreements, built-to-suit, purchase and sale, as well as exchange. His main focus is real estate law consultancy, conducting due diligence for control or mapping of all leased or owned real estate, managing deadlines for judicial lease renewal, and negotiating contracts in favor of his clients.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Laws from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Specialist in Business Strategy Management from the School of Higher Education in Advertising and Marketing (ESPM SUL)
  • Postgraduate in Real Estate Law – PUC-SP’s Specialization, Advanced Studies, and Extension General Coordinating Office (COGEAE)

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Márcio Neves

In surfing, Márcio finds freedom and inspiration. 
He is a partner in the Labor Law area, working in legal and administrative litigations in several economic segments. He works within the scope of Courts. He is a team manager, representing clients in strategic claims, both in terms of the matters and the amounts involved. He has expertise in monitoring contingencies and drawing up several kinds of reports.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA/RS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Labor Law and Labor Procedural Law - Law Studies Center (CETRA)

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Maria Carolina Seifriz Lima

For Maria Carolina, life can be lived by dancing through it - with discipline and rhythm.
She is an attorney in the Labor Law area. Her performance is focused on strategic labor suits, which are the ones involving complex and relevant matters, and/or matters with great economic repercussions. She has comprehensive experience in drafting reports and opinion, as well as in collective negotiations and execution of Collective Agreements and Collective Labor Conventions. She coordinates and manages lawsuit portfolios for large companies. She performs activities in the areas of labor litigations and labor consulting services. She represents clients from several economic segments, such as petrochemical products, health care, retail, civil construction, etc.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Labor Law and Labor Procedural Law - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • University of São Paulo (USP) - School of Law of the University of São Paulo - FDUSP Graduate Program - General Theory of Labor Law in Comparative Law - Special Student
  • PUCSP/COGEAE - Pontifical Catholic University of  São Paulo - General Coordinator's Office for Specialization Degrees, Qualification and Extension - Extension Course - The New Civil Procedural Code.
  • PUCRS/FACE - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul – School of Administration, Accounting and Economics - Course: Strategic Administration of Law Firms.
  • FEMARGS - School of Labor Court Judges of Rio Grande do Sul - Regular extension course – Scholarship recipient (1st place).
  • IMED/CETRA - CLT (Consolidated Labor Laws) Article by Article, 10th Edition
  • IDC - INSTITUTE OF CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT - Extension Course in Labor-Related Calculations
  • IDC - INSTITUTE OF CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT - Extension Course in Social Security Law
  • AJURIS - Higher Education School of Court Judges - Prep Course for Judges
  • CEJUR - CENTRO DE ESTUDOS JURÍDICOS LTDA - Qualification Course in Constitutional Law
  • Listed as one of the most admired lawyers in the state of  Rio Grande do Sul by Análise 500 magazine, 2017 edition
  • Highly Recommended in the Ranking of the Best Law Firms in Brazil in 2018, issued by Leaders League, in the category: Labor Litigation

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Maria Teresa Bernhardt Palmeiro

Maria Teresa is known for the way she mobilizes and organizes teams so they can reach their full potential.
She is a partner in the Litigation Department, with experience in consumer litigations in large-scale portfolios. She has knowledge in the management of large teams and interaction with other legal departments. She also has experience in the restructuring of legal teams, creating internal regulations, procedures and policies, in addition to relevant routines, provisions, costs and estimates/budgets. She interacts directly with clients in order to carry out contingency controls and to manage compensatory amounts. She shows solid performance in reserving legal understandings with regard to demands filed on a large scale.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Legal and Social Sciences from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Civil Procedural Law - Brazilian Institute of Civil Procedural Law
  • Graduate degree student in Public Law at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)

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NATÁLIA CEPEDA FERNANDES

From Yoga, Natália brings strength, focus, and balance to deal with conflicts and challenges, in the search for new and creative solutions.
Partner connected to the public law department, centering her practice in litigation and consultancy, focused on social security. Experience with practice involving different matters pertaining to the field, including cases of withdrawal of sponsorship and separation of estates.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Laws from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Master of Laws in Human Rights from UniRitter Laureate International Universities’ stricto sensu postgraduate program

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Nathália Ceratti Scalco

Nathália is restless, loves to travel, find out more about other cultures and live new experiences.
She is a partner in the Litigation Department, carrying out activities in the resolution of complex corporate disputes and consulting demands. She performs activities in strategic corporate matters and corporate actions, such as reorganizations and corporate changes. She draws up and analyzes corporate contracts for clients from several economic segments. She represents companies in private disputes, involving complex corporate and administrative contracts, corporate civil liability cases and consumer market. She represents companies in conflict resolutions with public entities involving public contracts, legal proceedings and administrative proceedings.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Compliance from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Master's degree in Corporate Law -  Education and Research Institute (INSPER)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • He has studies Private International Law, European Community Law and Environmental Law during his undergraduate studies, at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany.
  • Scholarship recipient in the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) program for studies at the Institut für Internationale Kommunikation.

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Otávio Motta

The arts, mastering techniques and creativity are what fascinate Otávio - when it comes to soccer, legal practice and life.
He is a partner working in the Litigation Department, carrying ou activities in the resolution of complex disputes. He represents companies in private disputes, both in and out of court, involving contracts and torts within the fields of medical malpractice consumer market. He has experience in defending the interests of client companies in dispute resolutions with public entities involving administrative contracts, lawsuits, administrative proceedings and Parliamentary Investigation Commissions (CPIs). He works for clients in several economic segments, such as civil construction, petrochemical products, phone services, health care, car manufacturing, sanitation, retail, food, etc.


Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Master's degree in Law from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Qualification in International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration - The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • LLM (Master of Laws) in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration from the New York University (NYU)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Guest professor in graduate programs in Civil Procedural Law at several universities.
  • Effective member of the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law (IBDP)
  • Fluent in English. He has a good working knowledge of Spanish, Italian and French.
  • Dean's Graduate Award - partial scholarship granted due to merit by New York University (NYU) in order to carry out his Master's degree studies.
  • Passed the New York State bar exam held in July, 2017

Publications

  • Book: Justificação da Decisão Judicial: A Elaboração da Motivação e a Formação de Precedente. São Paulo: Revista dos Tribunais, 2015.
  • Aspectos da justificação das decisões judiciais em perspectiva comparada. Revista de Processo Civil Comparado. São Paulo, v. 1, n. 2, p.197-210, jul./dez. 2015.
  • Anotações aos artigos 256 a 259. Porto Alegre, OAB pub., 2015.
  • Indeferimento da Inicial e Rejeição Liminar da Ação de Improbidade Administrativa. São Paulo: Atlas, 1a ed., 2012; 2a ed., 2014. (Em co-autoria com Fábio Cardoso Machado).
  • Precedente e Jurisprudência no Estado Constitucional Brasileiro. Salvador: Jus Podivm, 2012.2.

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PEDRO WIECK

Pedro is aware that, in law and in basketball, teamwork and the choice of the right strategy have an essential role in success.
Partner in the tax department, with experience advising clients in consultancy matters related to federal, state, and municipal taxes, including those of high complexity. Former judge’s assistant at the State Court of Justice of São Paulo, he also dedicates his time to administrative and judicial litigation of strategic importance. He assists national and international clients of different sectors, including retail, electric energy, technology, and the tertiary sector (museums and other cultural institutions).

Academic Background

  • achelor of Laws from the University of São Paulo (USP)
  • Specialist in Tax Law from the Brazilian Institute of Tax Law (IBDT)
  • Postgraduate from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) - "Taxation of Corporate Structures and Businesses"

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Volunteer English teacher at the NGO Cidadão Pró Mundo
  • Visiting student at the University of Edinburg’s Law program (UK) in 2013

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Renata Zanardi

Renata is a disciplined fighter, always trying to surpass her limits.
She is a partner in the Labor Law area, working directly in litigations and preventive actions. She represents companies in areas such as phone services, commerce and retail before Labor Courts and the Superior Labor Court, as well as other administrative entities. She has experience in labor litigations, labor consulting services, legal due diligence, collective labor disputes, collective negotiations and other activities before several Labor Courts and the Superior Labor Court.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Labor Law and Labor Procedural Law - Institute of Cultural Development (IDC)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Leading in the Ranking of Best Law Firms in Brazil in 2018, issued by Leaders League, in the category: Large-Scale Labor Litigation


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Robson Luis Sartori Fronchetti

Each move can be decisive. In bothkung fu and the practice of law, precision and attention to detail make all the difference.
He is a partner working in the Litigation Department, with expertise in the management of large portfolios of legal cases. He works in the areas of administrative and civil litigations, with emphasis in matters involving the retail market and supplementary health. He has experience in strategic demands within courts and before administrative inspection offices and consumer protection agencies.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA/RS).
  • Graduate specialization degree in Consumer Law and Fundamental Rights - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Listed among the most admired lawyers in the Commercial and Healthcare sectors, according to the Análise Advocacia 500 magazine, 2016 and 2017

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Tanara Rodrigues

Tanara is known for using and encouraging a sincere and straightforward dialog.
Partner in the civil department, centering her practice on large-scale litigation. Experienced in team management, development, training, and use of administrative tools for legal work optimization. Strong performance in the reversal of the courts’ understanding of equal lawsuits filed at a large scale.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor of Laws from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Postgraduate in Civil Procedure, Lato Sensu – Brazilian Academy of Civil Procedure Law
  • Attending Specialization in Contract Law and Civil Liability - Vale Rio dos Sinos University (UNISINOS)

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Extension Course on corporate networks – A transdisciplinary analysis for commercial and corporate law - Vale Rio dos Sinos University (UNISINOS)

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Tonia Russomano Machado

Each case demands a unique design. Tonia is dedicated to seeking, designing and building solutions.
She is a founding partner and manager at Andrade Maia, being responsible for the management of the firm's Labor Affairs area on a national level. She is known for her strategic conduction of complex disputes and in the elaboration of preventive plans.

Academic Background

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from the Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA/RS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Labor Law - University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS)
  • Graduate specialization degree in Corporate and Economic Law - Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
  • Master's degree in Labor Law - University of São Paulo (USP).

Activities and acknowledgments

  • Member of the Labor Law board responsible for drawing up and correcting exams for the Bar Association exams at the Brazilian Bar Association - Rio Grande do Sul Regional Office (OAB/RS) in 2001 and 2002.
  • Graduated with honors thanks to her performance in her graduate studies in Law at the Lutheran University of Brazil.
  • Highly Recommended in the Ranking of Best Law Firms in Brazil in 2017 and 2018, issued by Leaders League, in the category: Labor Litigation
  • Leading in the Ranking of Best Law Firms in Brazil in 2018, issued by Leaders League, in the category: Large-Scale Labor Litigation 

Publications

  • Uma análise crítica da lei que restringe a isenção da contribuição previdenciária. Revista Empresa Brasil, May 5, 2012.
  • A importância do projeto de contratos eventuais. Revista Empresa Brasil, Apr 11, 2012.
  • Governo perdeu oportunidade de desonerar a folha. Revista Empresa Brasil, Jan 1, 2012.