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GC Summit Brazil

19 Sept 2019 |



19 September 2019


Casa Traffo, R. Gomes de Carvalho, 560 - Vila Olímpia, São Paulo - SP, 04547-002, Brazil




2.30pm - 7.00pm


The role of general counsel and senior in-house legal advisors is constantly evolving to meet the rapidly changing demands of organisations in today’s business world. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day legal challenges affecting the business and managing legal staff, counsel are expected to diversify their service offering in order to overcome a growing list of commercial challenges. Whether it is complying with the latest data protection regulations, defending their company against cyber threats, restructuring debts or adapting to the shifting trends in M&A, the required skillset of the profession is developing at an exponential rate.


GC Summit Brazil
2.00pm Registration and refreshments
2.30pm  Opening remarks
2.40pm Keynote - José Antonio Batista de Moura Ziebarth, Director, Ministry of Economy
3.00pm   Panel discussion: Getting the Company Ready for a Foreign Investment
Moderator: Maurizio Levi-Minzi (Debevoise & Plimpton). Speakers: Paulo Mendes (Santander), Louise Dumican (Carlyle Group), Pablo F. Gimenez Machado (Suzano)
3.45pm Coffee break
4.00pm Panel discussion: Innovation in Corporations: Legal and Market Trends
Moderator: Tim Girven (The Legal 500). Speakers: Guilherme Potenza (Veirano Advogados), Carolina Bayão (Lojas Leader), Lorenza Martinez Gloger (Positivo), Ana Paula Pagano (JBS)
4.45pm Panel discussion: On the Contractual and Tax aspects of M&A deals
Moderator: Tim Girven (The Legal 500). Speakers: Mauricio de Carvalho Silveira Bueno (Huck Otranto Camargo), Luis Felipe Mosquera (Siemens), Gustavo de Oliveira Lima (Estater)
5.30pm Keynote – Pedro Parente
5.50pm Drinks and canapés
7.00pm Finish

In association with

Founded in 1972, Veirano Advogados is a full-service law firm providing a complete spectrum of legal services to support business activities in both regulated and unregulated sectors. With over 240 attorneys working in an integrated fashion, we handle both routine and complex multidisciplinary cases that require the coordinated talents of professionals with diverse areas of expertise.

At Veirano, we understand that our professionals are our equity in a globalized market. In order to build strong client-service teams of specialists, we recruit Brazilian attorneys with multicultural backgrounds who have received additional education and training in first-tier law schools and law firms in the US, Europe and Asia.

For over 45 years we have built strong relationships with leading companies in various industry sectors, simplifying international relations and opening pathways for business in Brazil, from Brazil to the world and from the world to Brazil. This is how we contribute to the success of our clients and collaborate for a strong economy.

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP is a premier law firm with market-leading practices, a global perspective and strong New York roots. The firm brings a distinctively high degree of quality, intensity and creativity to resolve legal challenges selectively and cost-efficiently for its clients. Deep partner commitment, industry expertise and a strategic approach enable the firm to bring clear commercial judgment to every matter. Drawing on the strength of its culture and structure Debevoise & Plimpton delivers the best of the firm to every client through true collaboration.

The Latin America Group combines broad transactional capabilities, top-tier litigation and arbitration skills and a savvy understanding of the region. The group works with some of the most sophisticated and respected international investors in the region, as well as local conglomerates, corporations and families, with relationships dating back as long as 50 years. The firm has a multilingual, multicultural team, with dual US– and English-law capabilities as well as civil law expertise.

Huck Otranto Camargo was founded in 1993 by lawyers moved by the will to work intensely and by the intellectual involvement with the Law practice. Capable of rendering services in a broad range of legal matters, the firm comprehends and practices law as a collective sport, enabling the lineup of interdisciplinary teams in order to deliver complete and efficient results, always aiming to maintain a close personal relationship with its clients and to deeply understand their structures, goals and needs.

Speakers Include

Guilherme Potenza leads Veirano Advogados' venture capital practice in Brazil. He assists several successful Brazilian and foreign startups and tech companies, as well as VC and CVC funds. He was one of the most active VC lawyers in the country in 2017 and 2018, being elected as “rising star” by Leaders League. He is a member of ABVCAP and Co-Chair of the Brazilian Chapter of Stanford Law School. He holds a JD from University of São Paulo, LL.M.’s from Insper and Stanford Law School and authors several articles and books on M&A and venture capital. He worked for Fenwick & West in Silicon Valley on venture-backed M&A and VC deals.

Guilherme Potenza
Veirano Advogados

Maurizio Levi-Minzi has over 20 years of experience in complex cross-border M&A, joint ventures and project finance. Mr. Levi-Minzi has led transactions in Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Asia for private equity groups and strategic investors including Ambev, Barrick, Brookfield, Carlyle Group, Clessidra, CPPIB, CSN, International Paper, GP Investments and Mitsui.

Maurizio Levi-Minzi
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Mauricio de Carvalho Silveira Bueno, partner of Huck Otranto Camargo. Head of Tax litigation department, with over 20 years of experience in litigation and transactional tax, also providing support to the M&A team related to the tax aspects of deals in a variety of industries.

Elected member of Tribunal de Impostos e Taxas de São Paulo, from January 2010 until December 2015.

Mauricio de Carvalho Silveira Bueno
Partner, Huck Otranto Camargo