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Maíra de Campos Pinheiro

Co-founder

Lawyer with over 17 years of experience in Civil and Commercial practices (litigation and advisory cases), for medium and large companies, she was head of Corporate Legal Department of Caltabiano McLarty Group for 4 years and frequently assists prominent corporate clients from North America, Europe and Latin America. Particularly experienced advising clients from life sciences, real estate and automotive sectors. In Compliance projects, she structured and developed important projects, such as QualIES. Recently named as advisor to the Court of Ethics and Discipline of the Bar Association of São Paulo Section.

  • Specialization degree in Compliance and Anticorruption from Legal, Ethics & Compliance;
  • LL.M in International Law at Università di Bologna (Italy);
  • Specialization degree in Contracts and M&A at the International Institute of Social Science – IICS;
  • Bachelor of Law from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC/SP.

Email: maira@pinheirovillela.com.br

Languages: English, Italian, Spanish.

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Leonardo Milanez Villela

Co-founder

Lawyer with over 13 years of experience advising international and domestic companies on a comprehensive range of tax and regulatory matters. As associated with law firms such as Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra, Azevedo Sette and Lefosse Advogados, Leonardo gained broad experience in foreign trade, financial markets, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, consumption taxes and payroll taxes. He has outstanding experience advising companies in life sciences, software industry and automotive sectors on tax and regulatory matters related to Central Bank of Brazil, National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance and Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply.

  • Specialization degree in International Tax from Institute of Accounting, Actuarial and Financial Research – FIPECAFI;
  • MBA in Tax Management from FIPECAFI;
  • LL.M in Tax Law from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC/SP;
  • Post Graduated in Jurisprudence from Brazilian Institute of Tax Studies – IBET;
  • Post Graduated in Tax Law from IBET;
  • Bachelor of Law from Law University of Franca – FDF.

Email: leonardo@pinheirovillela.com.br

Languages:  English.

Thais Carloni

Advisor

Lawyer, speaker and consultant specialized in Compliance area for Latin America. Graduated in Law, with specialization in Business Law from FGV-SP and Corporate Law from Mackenzie University.  Experienced in corporate area as Legal and Government Relations  Director  and leader of Legal Department.  Worked for more than 20 years in a large transnational company, responsible for the implementation of Compliance area for LATAM by developing policies, projects, and training.

She was chairman of Ethics Committee for the past 10 years. Developed the role of Compliance Officer in countries such as Mexico and Colombia and implemented internal policies for Anticorruption and Money Laundering.  Leaded various external fraud investigations by coordinating activities of specialized international companies such as FTI Consulting. Recently, in 2016 and 2017, she was recognized and had an article dedicated to her career called “The Long Road” at LACCA – Latin Lawyers Corporate Council Association’s website.

Email: thais.carloni@pinheirovillela.com.br

Languages: English and Spanish.

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Gustavo Ladislau

Partner - Corporate and contracts practices

Lawyer with over 9 years of experience advising international and domestic companies on a comprehensive range of corporate, contracts and banking matters. As associated with law firms such as Azevedo Sette, Lacaz Martins and Tilkian, Marinelli Marrey Advogados, Gustavo gained broad experience in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, financial markets and corporate governance programs.

  • Education in sistemic law from Hellinger Schulle;
  • L.L.M in Capital Markets from INSPER;
  • Summer Program in business and law from Leiden University (Netherlands);
  • Specialization in corporate law from Toronto University (Canada);
  • Bachelor of Law from Presbiterian Mackenzie University.

Email: gustavo@pinheirovillela.com.br

Languages:  English and Spanish.

Leila Luvizuti

Partner head of labor practice

Lawyer with over 17 years of experience in labor and employment matters, providing legal counseling and representing companies in several labor courts across the Country and specialized in administrative proceedings. With a strategic approach, Leila advises entities of different sizes and industries seeking the best solutions for their labor needs and to reduce risks. She also assists clients to deal with trade unions, Ministry of Labor, Public Prosecutor’s Office for Labor Affairs.

  • Post Graduated in Labor and Social Security Law from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC/SP;
  • Bachelor of Law from University of Braz Cubas.

Email: leila@pinheirovillela.com.br

Languages: English

Patrícia Cardozo Moreni

Head of administrative law practice

Lawyer with 12 years of experience in Administrative Law, focused on public bids (face-to-face and electronic bids), public-private partnerships and concessions, actively working in proceedings in the Accounting Courts. Also experienced in Regulatory Law, has gained broad experience in working with Regulatory Agencies and adapting new projects to legal requirements. She worked for 9 years as the legal and administrative director of a large logistics company, leading the backoffice areas, being responsible for the coordination of different acquisition, structuring and quality projects.

  • Executive training at Dom Cabral Foundation;
  • MBA in Business Management from Getulio Vargas Foundation;
  • Bachelor of Law from São Judas Tadeu University.

Email: patricia@pinheirovillela.com.br

Languages: English

Yasmin Tozzi Mendes

Partner - Litigation and contracts practices

Lawyer with over 7 years of experience in Strategic Civil Litigation and Civil Advisory advising companies in many sectors, such as automotive, real estate, banking, pharmaceutical and medical products; she was lawyer of Corporate Legal Department of Caltabiano McLarty Group for 3 years. Particularly experienced in mapping of recurrent liabilities of organizations aiming at preventive strategic planning with the proposition of measures to reduce demands.

  • Specialization degree in Contracts from Getulio Vargas Foundation;
  • Specialization degree in real estate law from Presbiterian Mackenzie University;
  • Postgraduated in Civil Procedural Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo;
  • Bachelor of Law from Presbiterian Mackenzie University.

Email: yasmin.mendes@pinheirovillela.com.br

Languages:  English