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Veirano Advogados

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Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo
Veirano Advogados, Paula Surerus, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL

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Paula Surerus

Work +55 21 3824 4747
Veirano Advogados

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




Paula Surerus has extensive experience in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and infrastructure projects, practicing law for over 15 years. She is the regional head of the Corporate and M&A practice group.

Mrs. Surerus led numerous projects and relevant transactions in the regulated sectors of energy, aviation and telecommunication, and in non-regulated sectors. She has advised numerous clients in cross-border complex transactions involving the acquisition of companies in Brazil and abroad (buy-side and sell-side; control and minority stakes acquisitions; public and private company M&As; and private equity transaction).

Mrs. Surerus has also coordinated major corporate and asset reorganizations of multinational companies in Brazil, including those arising from Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. She also 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. 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.

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
American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), Rio de Janeiro, Legal Committee
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

Within: Next Generation Partners

Paula Surerus - Veirano Advogados

Within: Corporate and M&A

The well-regarded corporate and M&A department at Veirano Advogados is highlighted for its 'deep knowledge of diverse areas of law'. The firm has partners based in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo as well as Porto Alegre, where it is increasing its presence. The busy practice also made a number of recent hires at the associate level. It is well versed in large M&As, often with a cross-border element. Recently, this has included advising Lwart Participações on the sale of 100% of Lwarcel Celulose to a Singaporean group; Gustavo Moraes Stolagli and Sergio Bronstein led the team. On the buy side, Lior Pinsky represented Goldman Sachs in a large minority investment in American Glass Products. Augusto Cesar Barbosa de Souza and Carlos Alexandre Lobo head the department, which also includes Guilherme Ohanian Monteiro, Paula Surerus and Ricardo Camargo Veirano. In a notable September-2019 development, the firm was also appointed as the sole Brazilian law-firm founder member of the newly established Brazil-Mexico Business Council.

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