Professionals with multidisciplinary education

Managing Partner

Ricardo Borges Ranzolin

Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Mediation, Corporate Law, and ESG

Partner since 1986. Current Managing Partner and Coordinator of the Dispute Resolution department.

Lawyer in São Paulo and Porto Alegre, with outstanding performance in litigation and commercial law, recognized in the Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Leaders League rankings.

Since 2008, he has been acting as an arbitrator and lawyer in national and international arbitration proceedings.

Ricardo holds a Postgraduate and Master’s Degree in Civil Procedure from PUC/RS, and a Postgraduate Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School (2009-2011).

  • He is the Chairman of the following institutions: National OAB Arbitration Committee;
  • Câmara de Mediação e Arbitragem do CIERGS-FIERGS (CAMERS);
  • Legislation Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce – AMCHAM-RS;
  • Instituto Liberdade e União Empresarial.
  • Former Member of the Committee on Alternative Means of Conflict Resolution of CNJ.
  • Lecturer and guest professor in several postgraduate programs.
  • Author of the website “Arbipedia.com”, as well as the work “Controle Judicial da Arbitragem”, and editor and/or co-author of 11 collective works and 21 academic journals on Arbitration, Civil Procedure and Business Law.

ricardo.ranzolin@silveiro.com.br    |   (51) 99967 1930


Coordinating Partners of Practice Areas

Ana Paula Ávila

Crisis Management, Business Investigations, Data Protection/LGPD/ESG

Coordinator of the Compliance department at Silveiro Advogados.

  • Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUC/RS (1994) – ranked first;
  • scholarship at Escola Superior do Ministério Público do Sul (1995);
  • Master’s Degree in Public Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2001);
  • PhD in Public Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2007).
  • Deputy Director of ESA – Escola Superior de Advocacia of OAB/RS in management (2013/2015).
  • Holder of Certificate in Compliance by Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo (2018).
  • Master’s Degree in Global Rule of Law from Universitá degli Studi di Genova – Italy (2019).
  • Holder of a Certificate in Crisis Management & Business Continuity by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT (2020).
  • Guest professor at the Master’s and PhD Programs at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, at the postgraduate courses at Escola Superior de Advocacia – ESA/RS, and at Fundação do Ministério Público.
  • Deputy Chairperson of the Special Committee on Data Protection and Privacy of OAB/RS. Member of the OAB/RS Special Committee on Compliance. Author of the following works: A Modulação de Efeitos Temporais pelo STF no Controle de Constitucionalidade. Porto Alegre: Livraria do Advogado Editora, 2008, v.1.182p. O Princípio da Impessoalidade da Administração Pública. Rio de Janeiro: Renovar, 2004, v.I. p.210.

Other works can be found at http://lattes.cnpq.br/1742278366517517


anapaula.avila@silveiro.com.br


Cassiano Menke

Tax, Asset Management

Coordinating partner of the Tax department.

Cassiano has worked for over 20 years in strategic, judicial and administrative tax litigation, as well as in the field of tax advisory.

Graduated from PUCRS, he holds a PhD and Master’s Degree in Tax Law from UFRGS, and specializes in Tax Law from IBET/SP. Cassiano is a member of the Special Committee on Tax Law of OAB/RS, FESDT (Fundação Escola Superior de Direito Tributário) and IET (Instituto de Estudos Tributários), and a tax advisor at FGV/RJ (Fundação Getulio Vargas).

He is also a professor in the Tax Law postgraduate program at PUCRS/IET, as well as a professor of tax discipline at AJURIS (Associação dos Juízes do Rio Grande do Sul), FMP (Fundação do Ministério Público), and ESMAFE (Escola dos Juízes Federais do Rio Grande do Sul).

He works as a speaker at some of the largest tax law congresses in Brazil, which is held by institutions such as FESDT, IET, IBET, ABDT, IARGS and OAB, as well as public authorities such as CARF, DRJs of the Federal Revenue Service of Brazil, TRF, etc.

He is the author of the books “Irretroatividade Tributária Material” and “A Proibição dos Efeitos de Confisco no Direito Tributário“, both published by Editora Malheiros/SP, and of several legal articles on Tax Law, which are published in Brazilian journals and books, such as “Tributação e Cidadania”, published in March 2020, in Brasília, to honor the 30th anniversary of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice.


cassiano.menke@silveiro.com.br |  (51) 98159 9818


Daniel Báril

Insolvency/Restructuring, Corporate Law

Coordinator of the Insolvency and Restructuring department.

Bachelor of Laws from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2009), Daniel has national and international professional and academic training, such as “Court-Supervised Reorganization” and “Business and Community Leadership” from Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa – INSPER/SP, and “The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking” from Harvard University.

He is an active member of the “Turnaround Management Association – TMA BRASIL” and the “Committee on Bankruptcy and Court-Supervised Reorganization” of OAB/RS.

He was Legal Vice-President and Officer at Associação dos Dirigentes de Marketing e Vendas do Brasil – ADVB/RS in the 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 biennia.

He is co-editor for the work “Recuperação Judicial de Empresas: Temais Atuais” and co-author of the book “Turnaround: Revigorando Empresas Familiares”.

Daniel Báril is coordinator and professor of the Court-Supervised Reorganization Program at Escola Superior da Advocacia (ESA-RS), having been invited several times to teach and lecture at important educational schools, such as PUC, UCS, UPF, and Unisc.

He is the author of several articles in major newspapers, such as Estadão, Valor Econômico, and Folha de São Paulo.


daniel.baril@silveiro.com.br  |  (51) 99256 4666


Fernando René Graeff

Probate/Family, Asset Management

Coordinator of the Probate and Family department.

He has professional and academic training with an emphasis on topics related to probate and family law (Bachelor’s Degree from PUC-RS, and Master’s Degree and PhD from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS), as well as topics related to the family-company relationship.

  • Daniel is author of articles and works related to his area of expertise, such as “Uniões paralelas e direito das sucessões” (2012);
  • “União estável: aspectos controvertidos no Direito de Família. novas posturas jurídicas em prol da família, a partir da codificação civil de 2002” (2013); “Enriquecimento sem causa no Direito de Família e a questão envolvendo a irrepetibilidade dos alimentos” (2016);
  • “Direito Sucessório e Alimentos: A Questão da Transmissibilidade da Obrigação Alimentar” (2016);
  • “O empresário e a necessidade de autorização do cônjuge/companheiro para a prática de atos jurídicos” (2018);
  • “Filiação Biológica, Filiação Socioafetiva e Multiparentalidade: Diretrizes para a Definição dos Direitos Sucessórios nos Casos de Adoção Regular e de Adoção de Fato” (2019);
  • “Inventário e partilha: limites dos poderes do inventariante na prática de atos relacionados às participações societárias do espólio” (2019);
  • and “As empresas familiares e a justiça brasileira” (2019);
  • “Direito de família e das sucessões e o papel do texto normativo no processo de interpretação jurídica” (2020).

He works as a professor of the disciplines Family Law, Probate Law, and Business Law, and is also member of Undergraduate, Master’s Degree and PhD assessment boards on the same subject. He is a coordinator of committees and study groups on the family-company relationship, being a member of the Editorial Board for the evaluation Probate and Family Law works. With almost 20 years of experience, he has expertise in the prevention and resolution of family and business conflicts, as well as in the structuring of estate planning.


fernando.graeff@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99278 8132


Guilherme Guimarães

Labor Law, Trade Union Relations, Entertainment/Sports, Business Investigations

Lawyer with 25 years of experience in Labor Law;

  • Lawyer acting both in the scope of individual and collective labor law;
  • He advises large Brazilian companies, as well as Employers’ Unions;
  • Bachelor of Laws (1995) from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS;
  • Postgraduate Degree in Business Law from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS;
  • Former Auditor of the 4th Disciplinary Committee of the Court of Justice for Sports of the Federação Gaúcha de Futebol (Football Association of Rio Grande do Sul);
  • Former Alternate Auditor at the Full Court of Justice for Sports – Soccer;
  • Former Member of the National Chamber of Dispute Resolution of the Brazilian Football Confederation;
  • Member of the Sports Law Committee of OAB/RS;
  • Recognized by the Análise de Advocacia journal as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil in Labor Law.

guilherme.guimaraes@silveiro.com.br  |   (51) 99965 8195


José Roberto Meirelles

Capital Markets, Investment Funds, M&A/Private Equity

Coordinator of the Capital Markets, Investment Funds, and Securitization departments.

Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC-SP (2009) LL.M. Master of Laws from University College London – UK (2018-2019) – With Honors

Citizenship: Brazilian and Italian

Languages: Portuguese and English


jose.meirelles@silveiro.com.br   |   (11) 98373 9997


Pedro Chagas

Corporate Law, Contracts, Asset Management, and M&A/Private Equity

Coordinator of the Corporate and Contracts department.

Graduated from UFRGS and is a Specialist in Economics and Company Law from FGV, Pedro has almost 25 years of experience in corporate and business law, including acting as a member of the boards of companies in a number of economic sectors. His activities include permanent advisor to companies of different sizes, restructuring and reorganization of businesses in a financial crisis, purchase and sale of companies, joint ventures, private equity, shareholder disputes, estate planning and advising publicly-held companies, including before the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM).

Pedro was president of the Instituto de Estudos Empresarias – IEE and a member of its Decision-Making Board, as well as member of the Academic Council of Instituto Liberdade. He is also a member of the Instituto Brasileiro de Governança Corporativa – IBGC since 2005.

Pedro has been repeatedly recognized as a reference professional in his practice area by publications such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Leaders League, IFLR1000 and Análise Advocacia.


pedro.chagas@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99991 8137


Rafael Canterji

Criminal Law, Business Investigations, Crisis Management

  • Member of the Federal Board of the Brazilian Bar Association – OAB (2019/2022)
  • General Secretary of OAB/RS (2016/2018)
  • Rector of the Escola Superior de Advocacia of OAB/RS (2013/2015)
  • Member of the OAB/RS Section Board (2010/2012 and 2013/2015)
  • National Coordinator of Criminal Law at the CFOAB Escola Superior de Advocacia Nacional (2020/2022)
  • President of the First Appeals Chamber of the OAB/RS Board (2016/2018)
  • Member of the Second Appeals Chamber of the OAB/RS Board (2010/2012)
  • Member of the Third Appeals Chamber of the OAB/RS Section Board (2010/2012)
  • Regional Coordinator (Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina) of Instituto Brasileiro de Ciências Criminais – IBCCRIM (2007/2008, 2009/2010, and 2011/2012)
  • Administrative-Finance Officer of Escola Superior de Advocacia of OAB/RS (2007/2009 and 2010/2012)
  • Legal Vice-President of Federação Israelita do Rio Grande do Sul (FIRS)
  • Former Member of the Executive Board (Rio Grande do Sul) of Associação Brasileira dos Professores de Ciência Penais – ABPCP Member of Instituto Transdisciplinar de Estudos Criminais – !TEC
  • Member of Instituto dos Advogados do Rio Grande do Sul – IARGS Member of the International Association of Penal Law – IAPL Acted as representative of the Federal Board of the Brazilian Bar Association in the Bar Admission Board Master’s Degree in Criminal Sciences (PUCRS, 2006) Specialist in Criminal Science (PUCRS, 2003)
  • Specialist in Criminal Law and Compliance (IDPEE – Instituto de Direito Penal Econômico e Europeu of the University of Coimbra’s Law School)
  • Professor of Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law at PUCRS (since 2009)
  • Professor of Criminal Law at UniRitter (2004/2009)
  • Speaker at national and regional events
  • Author of a book, book chapters and articles in national journals
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

rafael.canterji@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99828 1232


Ricardo Fortes

Insolvency/Restructuring, Dispute Resolution, Consumer Law

Lawyer with solid experience in dispute resolution, restructuring, and insolvency.

Ricardo leads a team specialized in strategic litigation focused in corporate, contractual, shopping mall, and civil liability matters, with recognized quality and delivery in highly complex cases.

Bachelor of Laws from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (1999), he is a specialist in Economics and Company Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas and in Court-Supervised Reorganization from INSPER.

Former Legal Vice-President of ADVB/RS (2004-2005), Ricardo has been recognized among outstanding lawyers in his area of expertise by the Leaders League ranking.


ricardo.fortes@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99123 3223


Ricardo Leal de Moraes

Public/Administrative, Regulatory, Competition, Environmental Law, Dispute Resolution

Partner since 2003, Coordinator of the Public Law department, and Co-Coordinator of the Dispute Resolution department.

PhD in Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2018) – thesis in Competition and Regulatory Law with highest mark awarded. Master of Laws, Specialist in International Law, and Bachelor’s Degree with honors from UFRGS as well.

Author of a monograph awarded by the Secretariat for Economic Monitoring (SEAE) of the Brazilian Competition Defense System (SBDC).

Lawyer recognized and recommended by Legal500 and Leaders League, among other international rankings.


ricardo.moraes@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99256 2626


Rodrigo Azevedo

Digital Law/Cybersecurity, Intellectual Property/LGPD, Crisis Management, Arbitration/Mediation, Startups

Coordinator of the Intellectual Property and Digital Law department.

Rodrigo Azevedo has an international professional and academic background, with an emphasis on topics such as Intellectual Property (LL.M with honors from the University of Turin; specializations from the University of New Hampshire and Universidad de Buenos Aires), Data Protection (first lawyer acting in Brazil certified – with honors – by the European Institute of Public Administration – EIPA), Crisis Management (Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT), International Law (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS), and Business Law (Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGV).

He acts as head tutor and is part of the list of arbitrators of the World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO, in addition to being a member of the Board of Directors and a Deputy Director of the Mediation Chamber of Associação Brasileira da Propriedade Intelectual – ABPI.

With almost 25 years of experience, Azevedo has been repeatedly recognized as a reference in Brazil and Latin America in rankings such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Leaders League, and Análise Advocacia.


rodrigo.azevedo@silveiro.com.br   |   +55 51 9916-8868


Rodrigo Mutti

Real Estate, Contracts, Agrarian Law, and Investment Funds

Coordinator of the Real Estate Law department.

Rodrigo Mutti is recognized by Chambers and Partners (2021) and Análise Advocacia (2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021) as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil, as well as recommended for Real Estate practice area by Legal 500 (2019, 2020, and 2021) and Leaders League (2021 and 2022).

Former Firm’s Managing Director (2017-2019), he is a member of Ibradim (Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Imobiliário) and the Special Committee on Real Estate Law of the Federal Board of OAB.

His ability to handle complex cases and multidisciplinary projects is often recognized by clients.

Mutti has solid knowledge in corporate, agribusiness and litigation matters.

He also delivers effective results for clients due to his ability as a negotiator.

His background includes working as an in-company lawyer for a large telecommunications company. He was also a pioneer in the firm’s expansion project to São Paulo.

Mutti holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (2005), is a specialist in Civil Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2007), and holds complex negotiations certification from Insper (2013) and CMI Interser (2018).


rodrigo.mutti@silveiro.com.br   |   (11) 99934 2340


Partners

Ana Maria Colombo

Criminal Law, Business Investigations

  • Ana Maria is a Master’s student in Economic Criminal Law at the São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGV/SP (current);
  • Specialist in Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure from Unisinos (2019);
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2017/1);
  • Member of the Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) – UFRGS (2017/2018);
  • Member of the Research Center in Criminal Law and Criminology – UFRGS (2015/2016);
  • Member of the Legal Advisory of the Group of Studies and Intervention Criminal Matters in (GEIP) – UFRGS (2012/2014);
  • Citizenship: Brazilian and Italian;
  • Languages: Portuguese and English.

ana.colombo@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99541 5919


Anna Paula Oliveira Leite

Consumer Law, Dispute Resolution

  • Practice Area: Labor Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2017)
  • Postgraduate’s student in Labor and Labor Procedural Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2018-present)
  • Bachelor’s student in Accounting Science at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2017-present)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

anna.leite@silveiro.com.br |  (51) 98108 3832


Alice Martins Costa Kessler da Silveira

Dispute Resolution

  • Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2019)
  • Awarded a Thiago Barbarisi Moraes Memorial Scholarship to participate in the Twelfth Annual Fordham Law Summer Institute in New York City promoted by Fordham University (2018)
  • Awarded a scholarship for academic exchange at the Universidad Católica Argentina – UCA, in Buenos Aires, by the Santander Ibero-American Scholarship Program (2017)
  • Publishes a monthly column in Jornal Noroeste (PR), answering daily legal questions from readers of Member of Women in Law Mentoring (WLM)
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, and Spanish

 

alice.kessler@silveiro.com.br    |  (51) 98533 1530


Antonio Tonello

Trade Union Relations, Dispute Resolution

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law and Civil Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2019)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, Spanish and English

antonio.tonello@silveiro.com.br  |  (11) 985074597


Barthira Spagnollo Acosta

Dispute Resolution, Arbitration/Mediation

  • Practice Areas: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Bachelor of Laws from Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis (2013)
  • Specialization in Labor Procedural and Social Security Law from Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis (2015)
  • Specialization in Civil Procedural Law from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2019)
  • Master’s Degree in Public Organizations Management from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria – UFSM (2021)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: English and Italian (proficient)

barthira.acosta@silveiro.com.br |  (51) 98420 3096


Bruna Gauer Quintana

Dispute Resolution

  • Practice Areas: Civil and Civil Procedural Law, Contracts, Business Law, Advisory and Litigation;
  • Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUC/RS (2014);
  • Specialist in Civil and Civil Procedural Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2016);
  • Specialist in Real Estate Law from Instituto Nemesis (2018);
  • MBA in Management and Business Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas (2020-present);
  • Mediation and Arbitration Program from Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Imobiliário – IBRADIM (2020);
  • Member of Women in Law Mentoring;
  • Citizenship: Brazilian;
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, and Spanish;

bruna.quintana@silveiro.com.br  |  (51) 98102 9559


Bruno Amaral

Consumer Law, Dispute Resolution

  • Lawyer at the Civil Litigation department.
  • He has experience in claims involving Consumer Law focused on telecommunications matters.
  • He has worked at Silveiro Advogados since 2016, at its headquarters in Porto Alegre/RS.
  • Bachelor of Laws from Centro Universitário Metodista – IPA

bruno.amaral@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99652 3841


Bruno Bevilaqua Tussi

Trade Union Relations, Dispute Resolution

  • Practice Area: Labor Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande Sul – PUCRS (2012)
  • Specialist in Labor and Labor Procedural Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande Sul – PUCRS (2014)
  • Advising Lawyer for the University Legal Advisory Service of UFRGS (2014-2015)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

bruno.tussi@silveiro.com.br  |   (51) 99204 7111


Camila Forest

Labor Law, Trade Union Relations, Dispute Resolution

Partner for the Labor Department.

She is a lawyer with wide experience in the business area. Acting as head of Legal Departments for more than 15 years at companies such as Gerdau and Mundial S/A, Camila Forest is part of the firm’s labor department focused on implementing the best management practices of process portfolios.

As Camila Forest was closely engaged in internal routines of companies, her background facilitates the understanding of actual needs of clients and enables objective and customized delivery.

She also has experience in the legal follow-up of financial indicators and in the implementation of projects focused on reducing companies’ labor liabilities.

Practice Areas: Labor Law and Business Law Bachelor of Laws from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS (2001) Specialist in Business Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGV (2007) Specialist in Tax Law from Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários – IBET (2011)

Citizenship: Brazilian and Italian

Languages: Portuguese, English, Italian, and French


camila.forest@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99936 2003


Carolina da Rosa Roncatto

Dispute Resolution, Arbitration/Mediation

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law, Civil Law and Litigation
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2019)
  • Master’s student in Law with emphasis in Civil and Business Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2020-present)
  • Awarded Outstanding Prize of the XXI Research Mentorship Exhibition of the Law School of UFRGS (2019)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian Languages:
  • Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

carolina.roncatto@silveiro.com.br    | (51) 99911 4472


Caroline Pomjé

Probate and Family

  • Practice Areas: Probate and Family Law.
  • Bachelor of Laws from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2017/2), with honors.
  • Master’s Degree in Private Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2020), with summa cum laude and nomination for publication.
  • PhD student in Civil Procedural Law at Universidade de São Paulo – USP (2022/2).
  • Author of the book “O Direito de Família no Processo: um estudo sobre a aplicação do princípio dispositivo em sentido material e do princípio da congruência em ações de família”, Londrina: Editora Thoth, 2022, as well as articles published in specialized journals and in collections, available at http://lattes.cnpq.br/6826629981011106.
  • Ranked first in the I Award of Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Processual – IBDP (2016) and ranked second, in the professional category, in the III Clóvis Beviláqua Award, promoted by Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Civil (2019).
  • Member of Instituto Brasileiro de Direito de Família (IBDFAM).
  • Citizenship: Brazilian.
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, and Italian.

caroline.pomje@silveiro.com.br


Caroline Stürmer Corrêa

Compliance

  • Practice Areas: Compliance Systems;
  • Data Protection;
  • Labor and Labor Procedural Law Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUC/RS (2004)
  • Privacy and Data Protection Essentials Certification from EXIN Program (2019)
  • Information Security Foundation Certification based on ISO/IEC 27001 from EXIN Program (2019)
  • Specialist in Labor and Labor Procedural Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUC/RS (2016)
  • Specialist in Compliance from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUC/RS (July 2021)
  • Member of the Special Committee on Data Protection and Privacy of OAB/RS
  • Citizenship: Brazilian Languages:
  • Portuguese and English

caroline.sturmer@silveiro.com.br  | (51) 99246 5401


Carlos Eduardo Baumann

Real Estate, Administrative, and Environmental Law

  • Practice Areas: Real Estate, Administrative, and Environmental Law.
  • Aspects of corporate and tax law related to the real estate sector
  • Bachelor’s Degree from Universidade Mackenzie’s Law School – SP (1987)
  • Specialist in Environmental Diagnosis and Planning from Universidade de Caxias do Sul (2004)
  • Legal Advisor in Real Estate Law for multinational companies – Automotive, Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, Food and Telecommunications sectors, Real Estate Officer at Volkswagen Imóveis S.A. (1999/2006)
  • President of Movimento Ambientalista da Região das Hortênsias – MARH (2004/2006)
  • Board Member for the Integrated Development of the Municipality of Gramado/RS Master Plan – CPDDI (2005)
  • Author of several articles about Real Estate Law
  • Member of Associação dos Advogados de São Paulo – AASP
  • Citizenship: Brazilian and German
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, and Italian

carlos.baumann@silveiro.com.br


Celso Basílio

Regulatory, Civil, Contractual Law

  • He has worked at Silveiro Advogados since 2013, at the São Paulo office.
  • Master’s student in Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas-SP (since 2022).
  • He holds a Postgraduate Degree in Contract Law from INSPER-SP (2019).
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2015).
  • Citizenship: Brazilian Languages: Portuguese and English.

Membership:

  • IBRAC – Member of the Regulation Committee of the Brazilian Institute of Studies on Competition, Consumer Affairs and International Trade.
  • CESA – Member of the Diversity and Social Responsibility Committee of Centro de Estudos das Sociedades de Advogados.

celso.basilio@silveiro.com.br


Daniel Raupp

Corporate Law

  • Practice Areas: Corporate Law Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Financial Analyst from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)
  • MBA in Business Management from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV)
  • Master’s Degree in Corporate Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian Languages:
  • Portuguese and English.

daniel.raupp@silveiro.com.br    | (51) 99846 8615


Douglas Ribeiro

Criminal Law

  • Practice Area: Criminal Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from PUCRS (2013)
  • Specialist in Tax Law from UFRGS (2013-2014)
  • Master of Laws from UNILASALLE-Canoas (2014-2016)
  • PhD in Public Law from UNISINOS (2017-2020)
  • Author of scientific articles, books chapters and the book “Direito Tributário e Teoria Sistêmica: transconstitucionalismo entre Brasil e Chile”, published by Lumen Juris in 2017.
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, and Spanish

douglas.ribeiro@silveiro.com.br | (51) 99997 9087


Eduarda da Costa Chies

Consumer Law

  • Practice Areas: Tax Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2018)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with emphasis in International Trade from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2018), with university exchange program at the University of Bologna, Italy (2016)
  • Specialist in International Customs Law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto – Portugal (2021)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, and Italian

eduarda.chies@silveiro.com.br | (51) 99122 4333


Eduarda Bentz Prudente

Civil Law, Litigation

  • Practice Areas: Civil and Civil Procedural Law, Family Law, Consumer Law Litigation.
  • Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2021)
  • Postgraduate Degree’s student in Civil and Civil Procedural Law – FMP (present)
  • Member of Instituto Brasileiro de Direito de Família (IBDFAM)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian Languages: Portuguese and English

eduarda.prudente@silveiro.com.br


Eduardo Matzenbacher Zarpelon

Dispute Resolution, Corporate Law

Lawyer with robust experience in business, corporate and capital markets areas.

His main activities involve acting in highly complex litigation, including in the administrative sphere of the CVM, as well as advising companies in general, publicly-held companies, investment fund managers and administrators. Eduardo is also a judging member of the Ethics and Discipline Court of the OAB/RS Section.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2003), is a specialist in Business Law from the same university (2009), and LL.M. in Corporate Law from IBMEC-RJ (2013)..


eduardo.zarpelon@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99693 5695


Eduardo Halperin

Tax Law, Asset Management

  • Bachelor of Laws from UFRGS (2016)
  • Specialist in Tax Law from IET/PUCRS (2017)
  • Master’s Degree in Tax Law from USP (2021)
  • PhD in Tax Law from USP (current)
  • Assistant Professor of the Tax Law Specialization Program at IBDT
  • Guest Professor of L.L.M. in Tax Law and Tax Accounting at IBMEC/RJ
  • Author of the book “Multa Qualificada no Direito Tributário” (2021)
  • Author of scientific articles and book chapters related to Tax Law
  • Citizenship: Brazilian and Polish
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French

eduardo.halperin@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99999 7800


Fábio de Albuquerque Silva

Dispute Resolution

Lawyer with over 20 years of experience in Dispute Resolution, Fábio leads a team specialized in strategic litigation focused on contractual law, civil liability, and consumer law litigation.

He is recognized as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil in the “Machinery and Equipment” sector by “Análise 500” (2019) ranking.

Bachelor of Laws from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (1999), with specialization in Business Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGV (2003), Civil Procedural Law from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2006), and Environmental Law from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2012). In the USA, he studied “Introduction to Legal English and Legal Research and Writing Program” and “Introduction to the American Legal System”, both at the Georgetown University’s International Law Institute in Washington, DC (2011).


fábio.albuquerque@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99911 0443


Felipe Esbroglio de Barros Lima

Consumer Law, Dispute Resolution

Felipe is a lawyer that has been part of the Dispute Resolution department since 2012, working in judicial and arbitration proceedings, in business law disputes, notably in the telecommunications, franchising, stock market and service provision sectors and industries.

In addition to being a Bachelor of Laws from PUCRS, his academic background is focused on Business Law (UNISINOS), Private International Law (The Hague Academy of International Law), and Negotiation (The Negotiation Academy), and he is the author of publications in Brazilian newspapers, law portals, and scientific journals.

Currently, he coordinates a team dedicated to meeting the demands brought by corporate consumers in the telecommunications sector, as well as acts in dispute arbitration and negotiations.


felipe.lima@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99311 8689


Fernanda Borges Darós

Trade Union Relations, Dispute Resolution

Lawyer with 15 years of experience in Labor Law focused on dispute resolution and business consulting.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal and Social Sciences from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), a postgraduate degree in Labor and Procedural Labor Law from Universidade Anhanguera – LFG, and is specialist in Business Law from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)..


fernanda.daros@silveiro.com.br   |  (51) 99239 9697


Felipe Etchalus Thadeu

Tax Law

  • Practice Areas: Tax Law
  • Bachelor’s Degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS with honors (2019)
  • University exchange at the University of Valladolid, Spain (2018)
  • Specialization in Tax Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS-IET (2020)
  • Member of the UFRGS Arbitration Team at the 23rd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2015/2016)
  • Member of the UFRGS Arbitration Team at the VII Petrônio Muniz Brazilian Arbitration Competition, with the award for Best Defendant’s Memorial (2016)
  • Co-author of article “A arbitragem e a administração pública na jurisprudência brasileira”, in book “Arbitragem e Administração Pública: Temas polêmicos”, published by Editora Migalhas (2018).
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, and Spanish

felipe.etchalus@silveiro.com.br  | (51) 99523 2090


Gabriela Cardoso Carvalho

Labor Law

  • Practice Area: Labor Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2014)
  • Specialist in Labor and Labor Procedural Law from CERS/Estácio de Sá (2018)
  • Specialist in Social Security Law from CERS/Estácio de Sá (2018)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

gabriela.carvalho@silveiro.com.br | (51) 99173 6573


Gabriela Martins Fontes

Corporate Law and M&A

  • Practice Areas: Corporate Law and M&A; Civil Advisory; National and International Business Contracts;
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2019/2)
  • Certified in Legal English – Advanced Program from Thomas Jefferson School of Law- California/CA (2018)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish

gabriela.fontes@silveiro.com.br   | (11) 99628 52603


Guilherme Queirolo Feijó

Dispute Resolution, Arbitration/Mediation

Member of the Dispute Resolution and Insolvency and Restructuring departments.

Guilherme has experience in judicial and arbitration proceedings involving business, corporate, contractual and civil liability disputes.

He represents and advises companies, creditors, and investors in restructuring operations, court-supervised reorganization processes, and investments in distressed assets.

He has provided advisory and litigation support in proceedings related to the shopping mall industry, advised startups on issues related to the admission of strategic partners and receiving capital contributions.

He holds a Master’s Degree of Private Law and Bachelor’s Degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Specialist (LL.M) in Business Law from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), with certification in Court-Supervised Reorganization from INSPER/SP, and in Corporate Strategies, Tax and Estate Planning from FGV/SP.

He is author of academic articles and publications in Brazilian journals about business law, company crisis and arbitration.

He is a member of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Recovery Commission of the OAB-RS, member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA Brazil), and member of the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAR)..


guilherme.feijo@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99836 7900


Giovanni Mendes Ribeiro Pallaoro

Real Estate Law and Contracts

  • Practice Areas: Civil Law, Real Estate Law, and Contracts
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2019)
  • Specialization in Agrarian Law and Agribusiness from Fundação Escola Superior do Ministério Público – FMP (2020)
  • Specialization in Business Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (in progress)
  • Advanced Corporate Law Program from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2019)
  • Effective Member of the Agribusiness Law Committee of IBRADEMP (Brazilian Institute of Business Law).
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

giovanni.pallaoro@silveiro.com.br  | (51) 99766 1516


Giovani Zeilmann Ceccon

Corporate Law

  • Practice Areas: Corporate Law, M&A, Joint Venture, Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Contracts
  • Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul PUCRS (2007) and University of Copenhagen (2013)
  • Erasmus at the University of Vienna (2011)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian and Italian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Danish

giovani.ceccon@silveiro.com.br  | (51) 00000 0000


Gustavo Steffen Flores

Civil Law

  • Practice Areas: Civil and Civil Procedural Law, Consumer Law, and Strategic Civil Litigation
  • Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2018)
  • Graduated with Certification of English for Special Purposes for the Legal Area (2018)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

gustavo.flores@silveiro.com.br | (11) 99260 3500


Gustavo da Silva Melo

Civil Procedural Law

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law, Civil Law, and Litigation
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2018)
  • Specialization in Contracts, Civil Liability and Real Estate Law – PUCRS (present)
  • Master’s student in Law from UFRGS (since 2020)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

gustavo.melo@silveiro.com.br  | (51) 99640 9840


Gustavo Ledur

Civil Procedural Law, Civil Law, Consumer and Civil Litigation

  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2020/2)
  • Postgraduate student in Civil and Civil Procedural Law from Fundação Escola Superior do Ministério Público – FMP/RS (since 2021)
  • Specialization Program in “Bases del Razonamiento Probatorio” from the University of Girona (UdG), Spain (present)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian L
  • anguages: Portuguese, English, Italian, and Spanish

gustavo.ledur@silveiro.com.br


Igor Bimkowski Rossoni

Business Law, Civil Law, Contracts and Litigation

  • Practice Areas: Business Law, Civil Law, Contracts, and Litigation
  • University extension program in “Protecting Citizenship” from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2006)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Legal and Social Sciences from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2008), with honors Master’s Degree in Procedural Law from Universidade de São Paulo – USP (2013)
  • PhD in Law from the Universidade de São Paulo – USP (2017)
  • Winner of Academic Dissertation and Theses Competition of the XII Procedural Law Conference of the IBDP – Subject: Funding Member of IBDP and CEAPRO
  • Author of articles published in Brazilian scientific journals
  • Professor of Procedural Law at Universidade Santa Cecília – Santos-SP
  • Citizenship: Brazilian Languages:
  • Portuguese, English, French, and Italian

igor.rossoni@silveiro.com.br  | (11) 99867 1269


Jamile Becker Pires

Labor Law

  • Practice Area: Labor Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Anhembi Morumbi – Laureate International Universities – (2010)
  • Specialist in Labor and Labor Procedural Law – Verbo Jurídico (2014)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

jamile.pires@silveiro.com.br | (51) 99980 5129.


Julie Kelbert Griebler

Corporate Law, Business Contracts, and Judicial and Arbitral Litigation

  • Practice Areas: Corporate Law, Business Contracts, and Judicial and Arbitral Litigation
  • Bachelor’s Degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2019), with exchange program at Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne (2018)
  • Specialist in Comparative and European Contract and Consumer Law from Université Savoie Mont Blanc (2017)
  • Summer School in International Commercial Arbitration from the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris (2018)
  • Member of the UFRGS Arbitration Team for the 26th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2018/2019) Eric E. Bergsten
  • Award for Team Orals as Speaker at the 26th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2019) Best Speaker Award at the III CAM-CBBC Hanseatic Pre-Moot (2019)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian Languages:
  • Portuguese, English, and French

julie.griebler@silveiro.com.br


Júlia Costa Leivas

Leivas Tax Law

  • Bachelor’s Degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2019), with exchange program at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – UC3M, Spain (2018)
  • Specialization in Tax Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS-IET (2020)
  • Member of the UFRGS Arbitration Team at the 23rd and 24th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2015/2017)
  • Member of the UFRGS Arbitration Team at the VII Petrônio Muniz Brazilian Arbitration Competition, with the award for Best Defendant’s Memorial (2016)
  • Best Speaker Award at the I CAM-CBBC Hanseatic Pre-Moot (2017)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian Languages:
  • Portuguese, English, and Spanish

julia.leivas@silveiro.com.br  | (51) 98289 6161


Julia Gessner Strack

Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Information Technology

  • Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Information Technology Law
  • Bachelor of Laws with Honors from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2019)
  • Specialization in Business Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (since 2020)
  • Selected to participate in the oral rounds of the 17th Annual Oxford International Intellectual Property Law Moot, promoted by Oxford University, England (2019)
  • Participant in Corso in Fashion Law at Milano Fashion Institute (MFI), Italy (2018)
  • Participant in the VIII Brazilian Competition of Business Mediation and Arbitration of the Business Mediation and Arbitration Chamber – Brazil (2017)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

julia.strack@silveiro.com.br | (51) 99933 9988


Larissa Garcia Salgado

Labor Law

  • Practice Area: Labor Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from UNIRITTER, Canoas/RS (2006)
  • Postgraduate Degree in State Law – merit scholarship by UNIRITTER, Canoas/RS (2008)
  • Postgraduate Degree in Labor and Labor Procedural Law – IDC- Instituto de Desenvolvimento Cultural, Porto Alegre/RS (2012)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian

larissa.salgado@silveiro.com.br  | (51) 99195 3170


Leonardo Braga Moura

Business Law, Intellectual Property, Startups, Sports, Media and Entertainment

  • Practice Areas: Business Law, Intellectual Property, Digital Law, Data Protection, Startups, Sports, Media and Entertainment,
  • Bachelor’s Degree from the Law School of Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property Law from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Spain
  • Specialist in Business Law from Universidade do Vale dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Rio Grande do Sul
  • Entrepreneurship Executive Education Program from Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa – INSPER, São Paulo CopyrightX from Harvard Law School, USA
  • General Data Protection Law (LGPD) from Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade do Rio de Janeiro (ITSRio)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)
  • Worked in the Culture and Creative Industries Sector of the Copyright Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – United Nations (UN)
  • Specialized Agency – Geneva, Switzerland WIPO
  • Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution, Geneva, Switzerland
  • WIPO Summer School in Intellectual Property, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Tutor in the WIPO Academy Distance Learning Program Distance Learning Courses on Intellectual Property,
  • Arbitration and Mediation at the WIPO Academy, Switzerland
  • Court-Appointed Expert on Intellectual Property Lecturer, Author and Professor (in undergraduate and postgraduate courses) in Brazil, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.
  • Co-author of “Releitura dos Acordos da OMC: como interpretados pelo Órgão de Apelação”.
  • Center for Global Trade and Investment (CCGI) and Center for Studies in Law and International Relations (ORBIS) – São Paulo School of Economics, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), São Paulo, 2013
  • Recognized by the Leaders League International Legal Ranking (2018) among the most outstanding lawyers in Brazil in the areas of Technology, Data Protection and Media, Sports & Entertainment)
  • Member of the Committee on Technology and Innovation Intellectual Property and Contracts of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCB) Sociedades de Advogados (CESA)
  • Member of Associação Brasileira da Propriedade Intelectual (ABPI)
  • Member of the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Member of Associação Paulista da Propriedade Intelectual (ASPI)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French

leonardo.moura@silveiro.com.br


Leonardo Castro

Civil Procedural Law and Civil Law

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law and Civil Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2018)
  • Specialist in Civil Procedural Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC-SP (2021)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

leonardo.castro@silveiro.com.br | (11) 97545 5576


Louise Lerina Fialho

Tax Law and Tax Procedural Law

  • Practice Areas: Tax Law and Tax Procedural Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from the Pontifical University of Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2015/2), with honors
  • Vice-champion of the II Tax Moot Competition PUCRS (2016)
  • Co-author of the chapter “Tributação e Orçamento”, published by Editora ARRAES/SP in 2020, of the book “IDPJ: por que aplicá-lo aos casos de redirecionamento da execução fiscal baseado no art. 135, III, do CTN?”
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

louise.lerina@silveiro.com.br  | (51) 98256 5516


Luísa Dresch

Civil Procedure, Civil Law, Litigation, Public and Administrative Law

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law, Civil Law, Litigation, Public Law, and Administrative Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2019/2), with honors
  • Master’s student in Law with emphasis on Civil and Business Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (since 2020)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, French, and Italian

luisa.dresch@silveiro.com.br  |  (51) 996051638


Luisa de Castro e Garcia

Civil Procedural Law, Consumer Law, Civil Law, Litigation, and Compliance

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law, Consumer Law, Civil Law, Litigation and Compliance
  • Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2021)
  • Postgraduate Degree in Human Rights, Social Responsibility, and Global Citizenship – PUCRS and UOL (present)
  • Compliance Program from FVG (2021)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, and French

luisa.garcia@silveiro.com.br | (51) 99706 1576


Luisa Siebeneichler Henze

Civil Law, Civil Litigation, Court-Supervised Reorganization and Bankruptcy

  • Practice Areas: Civil Law, Civil Litigation and Court-Supervised Reorganization and Bankruptcy
  • Member of CMR – Centro de Mulheres na Reestruturação Empresarial
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2016/2) with Honors
  • Postgraduate student in Contract Law, Civil Liability and Real Estate Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (since 2018)
  • Coordinator of the Law, Economics and Public Policies Extension Center at UFRGS (NEDEP) (2013/2014)
  • Coordinator of the Hernani Estrella Legal Advisory Division (AJHE – UFRGS) (2014/2016)
  • Member of the organizing committee of the III Winter School in Law Economic Analysis at UFRGS (2015)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

luisa.henze@silveiro.com.br | (51) 98111 7455


Lukas da Costa Irion

Civil Procedural Law, Civil Law, Consumer Law, and Litigation

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law, Civil Law, Consumer Law, and Civil Litigation
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2020/1), with honors
  • Member and speaker of the Investment Arbitration Team of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS at the Foreign Direct Investment Moot 2019, having received an Honorable Mention for her performance as a speaker Member and speaker of the Investment Arbitration Team of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS,
  • winner of the São Paulo Foreign Direct Investment Premoot 2019
  • Nominated for Young Researcher Award at the XXXI Research Mentorship Exhibition of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS
  • Co-author of the article “Artificial intelligence in arbitration: should we consider the possibility of decision-rendering AI?”, published in the 36th edition of Young Arbitration Review Mentee in the I Mentoring Programme of Brazil Very Young Arbitration Practitioners – BRVYAP (2020 – present)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian Languages:
  • Portuguese, English, and Italian

lukas.irion@silveiro.com.br | (51) 99705 9909


Marcelo Tosin

Civil Procedural Law, Civil Law, Business Law, Litigation, Court-Supervised Reorganization, and Arbitration

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law, Civil Law, Business Law, Litigation,
  • Court-Supervised Reorganization and Arbitration
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2014) with Honors
  • Postgraduate Degree in Civil Procedural Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS – Process and Organization
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

marcelo.tosin@silveiro.com.br | (51) 99919 5652


Maria Angélica Feijó

Tax and Business Law

  • Practice Areas: Tax and Business Law Member of the Special Committee on Tax Law of OAB/RS
  • Member of the Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Processual Member of Women in Law
  • Mentoring Professor of the undergraduate program at IBGEN Business School
  • Professor at the specialization course at PUCRS
  • Visiting researcher at Istituto Tarello per la Filosofia Del Diritto (Università Degli Studi di Genova) and Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privat und Wirtschaftsrecht (Universität Heidelberg).
  • Master’s Degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2015)
  • Bachelor’s Degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (2013)

Publications:

  • “A regra de sanabilidade na admissibilidade dos recursos extraordinário e especial” in the Collection RECURSOS NO CPC/2015: PERSPECTIVAS, CRÍTICAS E DESAFIOS (2017) by Editora JusPodivm.
  • “What to expect from the new brazilian civil procedure code of 2015” in the German annual journal Zeitschrift für Zivilprozess International – Jahrbuch des Internationalen Zivilprozessrechts, ZZPInt 20 (2015), 363 ff.
  • “O papel das Cortes Supremas”, translation of an article by Universität Heidelberg Professor PhD Christoph Kern, published in Revista dos Tribunais, volume 948, October/2014 and republished in volume 10/2015 of the journal Doutrinas Essenciais de Direito Constitucional (2015).
  • Book editor:
  • “Processo Civil: Estudos Em Homenagem Ao Professor Doutor Carlos Alberto Alvaro De Oliveira” by Editora Atlas (2012).
  • “A visão de jurisdição incorporada pelo Novo Código de Processo Civil” in the Collection “Coleção Novo CPC. Doutrina Selecionada. Parte Geral.”, editors: Fredie Didier Jr., Lucas Macêdo, and Ravi Peixoto, published by Editora JusPodivm (2016)
  • and in the work “Processo Civil entre a Técnica Processual e a Tutela Dos Direitos: Estudos em Homenagem a Luiz Guilherme Marinoni”, editor: Rogéria Dotti, published by Revista dos Tribunais (2017).

maria.feijo@silveiro.com.br | (51) 99881 5338


Maria Elisa Magalhães Marcolin

Civil Law and Civil Procedural Law

  • Practice Areas: Civil Law and Civil Procedural Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2014)
  • Specialization in Compliance from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (present)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian and Italian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

maria.marcolin@silveiro.com.br   | (51) 99377 5050


Maria Laura Feix Pilz Arnt

Intellectual Property and Information Technology

  • Practice Areas: Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2014)
  • Specialization in Compliance from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2018)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French

maria.arnt@silveiro.com.br | (51) 99114 4010


Marina Sulzbach

Civil Procedural Law, Civil Law, Consumer Law, and Civil Litigation

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law, Civil Law, Consumer Law, and Civil Litigation
  • Graduated from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2019)
  • Specialization in Human Rights (present)
  • Professor of the Postgraduate Degree Program in LGBT+ Rights of Verbo Jurídico Member of the Committee on Sexual and Gender Diversity of OAB/RS
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

marina.sulzbach@silveiro.com.br |


Maurício Brum Esteves

Intellectual Property and Digital Law

  • Practice Areas: Intellectual Property and Digital Law Data Protection Officer (DPO) at Silveiro Advogados, certified in Privacy and Data Protection (EXIN PDPF)
  • Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS-2011)
  • Postgraduate Degree in Intellectual Property Law from Faculdade de Desenvolvimento do Rio Grande do Sul (FADERGS – 2013)
  • Master’s Degree in Public Law from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS – 2018)
  • Member of the Special Committee on Data Protection and Privacy (CEPDP – OAB/RS) of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio Grande do Sul section
  • Member and current chairman (2020-2021) of the Special Committee on Intellectual Property (CEPI – OAB/RS) of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio Grande do Sul section
  • Member of the Committee on Access to Justice (CAJ – OAB/RS) of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio Grande do Sul section
  • Recognized as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil, in the Economic/Banks Sector, in 2019, by the Análise 500 ranking
  • Recognized as one of the most admired lawyers in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, in 2020, by the Análise 500 ranking Author of the book: “Justificação Constitucional do Direito de Autor” (Lumen Juris/2019), as well as several articles published in specialized journals
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

mauricio.esteves@silveiro.com.br | (51) 99365 5484


Manoela Lucas

Criminal Law and Criminal Procedural Law

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law, Civil Law, Litigation, Public Law, and Administrative Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2019/2), with honors
  • Master’s student in Law with emphasis on Civil and Business Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (since 2020)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, French, and Italian

Nicolas Aires de Paiva

Business Law, Civil Law, Contracts and Litigation

  • Practice Areas: Business Law, Civil Law, Contracts, and Litigation
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2013)
  • Visiting student at the Law School of the University of Coimbra, Portugal (2011)
  • LL.M in Contract Law from Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa – INSPER (since 2014)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

nicolas.paiva@silveiro.com.br  | (51) 99365 5484


Paulo César de Lima Júnior

Tax Law and Tax Procedural Law

  • Practice Areas: Tax Law and Tax Procedural Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS (2019)
  • Experience in tax consultancy in a Big Four
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

paulo.lima@silveiro.com.br | (51) 98309 6666


Rennan Sarobe Luft

Probate and Family Law, Civil and Civil Procedural Law, Consumer Law


rennan.luft@silveiro.com.br | (51) 99701 4359


Rodrigo Zuliani

Civil Law, Civil Procedure, and Consumer Law

  • Practice Areas: Civil Law, Civil Procedure, and Consumer Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Centro Universitário Franciscano (2016)
  • Specializing in Civil Procedural Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUC RS (since 2019)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese

rodrigo.zuliani@silveiro.com.br   |  (55) 99618 1177


Rodrigo Candia

Business Contracts and Corporate Law

  • Practice Areas: Business Contracts and Corporate Law
  • Bachelor’s Degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2018)
  • Specialist in Private and Public International Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2020)
  • Master’s Student in Business Law at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2021/2023)
  • Member of the Executive Group of the Federasul’s Arbitration Chamber
  • Member of the Youth Committee of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada
  • Member of the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration Advisor of the PUCRS Mediation and Negotiation Team (2018/2021)
  • Member of the PUCRS Mediation and Negotiation Team (2016/2017)
  • Member of the PUCRS Arbitration Team at the 23rd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (2015/2016)
  • Member of the Arbitration Team at the VI and VII Petrônio Muniz Brazilian Arbitration Competition (2015/2016)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

rodrigo.candia@silveiro.com.br


Rafael Brunati Pereira da Silva

Procedural Law, Civil Law, and Corporate Law

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law, Civil Law, and Corporate Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2015)
  • LL. M in Corporate Law from Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa – INSPER (since 2017)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

rafael.brunati@silveiro.com.br  | (11) 99236 1050


Rafael Glerian Machado

Consumer Relations and Strategic Negotiation

  • Practice Areas: Consumer Relations and Strategic Negotiation
  • Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUCSP (2018)
  • Postgraduate Degree in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution – PUCSP
  • Certification in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from PUCSP (2019)
  • Master’s Degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUCSP (2022)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

rafael.machado@silveiro.com.br | (11) 99495 9616


Stephanie Schuh Assmann

Administrative Law, Civil and Civil Procedural Law, and Strategic Civil Litigation

  • Practice Areas: Administrative Law, Civil and Civil Procedural Law, and Strategic Civil Litigation
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Legal and Social Sciences from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS (2014)
  • Specialist in Public Law with an emphasis on Administrative Law from Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis – UNIRITTER (2016)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English


Tainá Franck Sarmento

Labor Law, Dispute Resolution

  • She focuses on preventing and resolving labor disputes, in addition to providing advice, consultancy and strategic business planning.
  • Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS (2013)
  • Specialist in Labor Law from the Damásio Educacional/Ibmec (2016)
  • Postgraduate Degree in Public Law from Escola Superior da Magistratura Federal (ESMAFE-RS) (2014)
  • Specialization student in Tax Law at LFG (since 2019)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

taina.franck@silveiro.com.br  |  (51) 98148 7088


Victoria Cardoso Ferreira

Labor Law

  • Practice Area: Labor Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2017)
  • Postgraduate student in Labor and Labor Procedural Law from Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis (since 2018)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, Italian, and Spanish


Vitor de Paula Ramos

Civil Procedure and Civil Law

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedure and Civil Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2010/2) with honors and exchange at the State University of Milan, Italy Master’s
  • Degree in Civil Procedural Law from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2014)
  • PhD in Law from the University of Girona (Spain) and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (since 2015), with summa cum laude
  • Guest professor at the Master’s Degree in Probationary Reasoning at the University of Girona (Spain)
  • Guest professor at the lato sensu graduate and postgraduate courses (Specialization Course in Civil Procedure) at PUCRS and Uniritter.
  • Author of articles published in specialized books and national and international journals on Civil Procedural Law Author of the books “Ônus da Prova no Processo Civil” (2015, 1st Ed.; 2018, 2nd Ed.) and “Prova Testemunhal” (2018), published by Editora RT Translator of Italian books and articles, including “La Semplice Verità”, by Prof. Michele Taruffo, “Prueba y verdad en el derecho”, by Jordi Ferrer, and “A proposito di neo-costituzionalismo”, by Prof. Riccardo Guastini
  • Member of Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Processual (IBDP) Member of the Advisory Board of Quaestio Facti Journal (Spain)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian and Italian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish, and French

vitor.depaularamos@silveiro.com.br


Vinícius da Rosa Favero

Direito Tributário

  • Área de atuação: Direito Tributário
  • Graduado pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2020)
  • Especialização em Tributação do Agronegócio pela FGV/SP (2021)
  • Especialização em Direito Tributário pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul – PUCRS/IET (2022)
  • Membro da Comissão Especial de Direito Agrário e do Agronegócio da OAB/RS
  • Membro da equipe campeã da 5ª edição do Tax Moot Unisinos
  • Cidadania: Brasileira
  • Idiomas: Português e inglês

vinicius.favero@silveiro.com.br | (54) 99612.4477


Yan Viegas Silva

Civil Procedural Law, Consumer Law, Civil Law, and Litigation

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law, Consumer Law, Civil Law, and Litigation
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (2019) with Honors
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese and English

yan.silva@silveiro.com.br   | (51) 99875 4567


Yasmin Rahal de Andrade

Civil Procedural Law and Civil Law

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law and Civil Law
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie (2019)
  • Master’s Degree in Civil Law from the Law School of USP (present)
  • Coordinator at the Committee on Civil and Family Law of OAB/SP, Osasco subsection
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, and German

yasmin.andrade@silveiro.com.br | (11) 99561 5527


Consulting Partners

Alberto Martins Brentano

Tax, Corporate Law

  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (1981).
  • Former chairman of the Board of Directors of ADVB-RS (2012-2013 and 2018-2019),
  • Legal Vice-President of ADVB-RS (1995-2001 and 2010-2011),
  • President of ADVB-RS (2002-2003), member of the Higher Council of ADVB-RS (since 2004),
  • Legal Counsel of Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense (1993-1998),
  • member of the Decision-Making Board of Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense (since 1995),
  • Chairman of the Audit Committee of Grêmio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense (2008-2009),
  • and member of the Decision-Making Board of Instituto Cultural Brasileiro Norte-Americano (2008-2019).
  • He is recognized by Chambers Latin America (2015) and specialized in Tax Law, Corporate Law, Business Law, and Civil Law.

alberto.brentano@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99991 3366


André Silveiro

Asset Management, Corporate Law, M&A/Private Equity

Advisor and author of two books on family businesses.

He has a multidisciplinary background with specialization in corporate law, psychoanalysis (Unisinos), Basic Negotiation (Harvard Law School), and International Arbitration (Canada).

He has been a member of the Board of Directors of companies in the Brazilian Southern Region for fifteen years.

Asa Delta Award from Instituto de Estudos Empresarias (1994).


andré.luis@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99982 5084


Manoel André da Rocha

Public/Administrative, Regulatory, Environmental Law

He specializes in Private International Law, Public Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Urban Law.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Legal and Social Sciences from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (1965) and specialization in General Theory and Philosophy of Law from the Law School of the Saarland University, Germany (1969-1971).

He is also professor of the Specialization Program in Contemporary Urbanism at UNIRITTER and professor emeritus at the Law School of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (1974-2008), and the Law School of the Universidade do Vale do Rio Sinos – UNISINOS (1967-1987), and in the Specialization Programs “The New International Law” (2000-2010), “Municipal Law Practice” (2003-2005), and “International Environmental Law” (2006-2010) at the Law School of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS.

Manoel André da Rocha is a former member of the Board of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio Grande do Sul Section (OAB/RS), serving from 1985 to 2009, in different terms of office; State Attorney of Rio Grande do Sul, retired (1967-1997); Attorney General of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (1987-1990 and 1995-1996);

  • Chief of Staff for the Governor of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (1990-1991);
  • member of the Board of Directors of Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul – BANRISUL, since 2003, and its Audit Committee, from 2004 to 2009;
  • Legal Counsel of Grupo RBS Rede Brasil Sul de Comunicação (1998-2002)
  • Legal Vice-President of Associação Gaúcha das Empresas de Rádio e Televisão – AGERT (2001-2003);
  • member of the University Board of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, from 1982 to 2008, in different terms of office,
  • member of the Board of Curators of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, from 1989 to 1996, and the Board of Curators from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul’s Fundação de Apoio – FAURGS (2003-2006);
  • member of the University Board of Universidade Estadual do Rio Grande do Sul (2003-2006),
  • Decision-Making Board of Fundação Zoobotânica do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul – FZB (2003-2006),
  • and Decision-Making Board of Instituto Cultural Brasileiro/Alemão – Instituto Goethe, since 1996;
  • and Board Member certified by Instituto Brasileiro de Governança Corporativa – IBGC.

manoel.andre@silveiro.com.br   |   (51) 99151 0946


Ricardo Dornelles Chaves Barcellos

Dispute Resolution focused on Means Settling Disputes by Self-Resolution

  • Practice Areas: Civil Procedural Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Business Law, Probate Law, Administrative Law focused on Dispute Resolution through Settling, Mediation and Arbitration
  • Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS (1986)
  • Specialist in Business Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas (1999)
  • LLM in Dispute Resolution with an emphasis on Mediation and Settlement by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University (California, USA, 2019)
  • Volunteer Mediator in the Los Angeles County Courts, CA/ EUA (2019-2020)
  • Member of the Committee on Mediation and Restorative Justice of OAB/RS
  • Mediator listed in CAMERS, CAMARB and CIESP/FIESP
  • Guest Professor in the Postgraduate Programs in Business Law and LL.M. at UNISINOS
  • Founder and Vice-President of Instituo ADR Brasil (2019-2021)
  • Co-author of the book “Temas de Mediação e Arbitragem” with the article “Mediação Empresarial: Indispensável Protagonismo dos Advogados e Gestores Jurídicos das Empresas” (2021)
  • Author of several articles published on websites and specialized journals
  • President of the Instituto Liberdade (2007-2010)
  • Officer and Director at Instituto de Estudos Empresariais (2000-2004)
  • Ontological Coach from the Newfield Network School (Chile, 2014)
  • Generative Leadership Consultant at the Institute of Generative Leadership (USA, 2020-2021)
  • Citizenship: Brazilian
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, and Spanish


São Paulo

55 11 3810.9800
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Porto Alegre

55 51 3027.8700
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