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Veirano Advogados

Work +55 21 3824 4747
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Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Paula Surerus

Work +55 21 3824 4747
Veirano Advogados

Work Department

Corporate & Mergers and Acquisitions, Government & Regulatory, Power and Infrastructure & Projects




Paula Surerus focuses her practice for more than a decade and has extensive experience in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and infrastructure projects.

Mrs. Surerus led numerous projects and relevant transactions in the regulated sectors of energy, aviation and telecommunication and in non-regulated sectors.  Mrs. Surerus has also coordinated major corporate and asset reorganizations in Brazil of multinational companies, including those arising from Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.  With respect to projects, Mr. Surerus has vast expertise in EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contracts and in the chain of financing agreements and related collateral.

Her experience also comprises regular counsel to domestic and foreign clients in bids (both electronic and non-electronic) and administrative proceedings in general.  Among other activities, her practice includes their representation in dealings with regulatory agencies and governmental bodies, assistance in the execution and management of administrative agreements and in obtaining the relevant permits.  Recently, Mrs. Surerus advised companies in the defense industry, from the stage of the bid for the provision of services to the government to the management of the relevant agreements, including the negotiation of their financial and economic rebalancing.

The counsel in energy projects in general and in agreements for the supply of equipment and services to the sector also allowed Mrs. Surerus to deepen her knowledge of the Petrobras’ simplified bidding process and registration of suppliers of goods and services, adding value to her clients in this segment.

Mrs. Surerus worked as a foreign associate in a law firm of international renown in New York in 2008, assisting in international projects and agreements of financing and leasing of aircraft and negotiating international franchise agreements.


English and Portuguese


Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

Institute for Energy Law” / “The Center for American and International Law
Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – Rio de Janeiro


Course on International Law of Oil and Gas, Negotiation and Agreements, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), Houston, 2012
Post Graduate Degree, Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários (IBET), Rio de Janeiro, 2005
LL.B, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), 2002


Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

Within: Next generation lawyers

Paula Surerus - Veirano Advogados

Within: Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

Veirano Advogados provides ‘an excellent service’ to its clients, which include leading companies in the automotive, TMT and pharmaceutical sectors. Among its work highlights in 2017, Paula Surerus and Valdir Rocha advised Hertz on the sale of its Brazil operations to Localiza Rent a Car and its subsidiary Localiza Fleet. Private equity is another focal area, with Renata Fialho de Oliveira a key contact in this space. The ‘committed, available and competent’ Carlos Lobo ‘always comes up with creative solutions’. Lior Pinsky and Sérgio Bronstein are other leading practitioners in the team, often taking a lead role in the department’s major transactions. Augusto Cesar Barbosa de Souza and associate Vanessa Felício are also recommended. Fábio Figueira co-heads the team with de Souza.

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