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Alderiza Agustini

Alderiza Agustini photo Legal and Compliance Director | Bridgestone do Brasil

Alderiza Agustini has built her legal career on experiences of large multinational corporations such as Adidas, Philips and Claro. Using past experiences to demonstrate her proficiency, Agustini was made legal and compliance director at Bridgestone Brazil at the start of 2016. Overseeing legal and compliance matters for the manufacturing company, which is globally known for …

Alexandre Aguiar de Brito

Alexandre Aguiar de Brito photo General Counsel | Santo Antonio Energia

Santo Antonio Energia operate one of the largest hydroelectric plants in Brazil, which has the capacity to supply energy for 45 million people across the country through the Madeira transmission line, ultimately increasing the energy security of the North and Southeast of Brazil. Santo Antonio Energia’s legal representation is led by General Counsel Alexandre Aguiar …

Alexandre D’Ambrosio

Alexandre D’Ambrosio photo Executive vice president, legal and corporate affairs and General Counsel | Santander Brasil

Last year, the UK overtook Brazil as Santander’s most profitable global market. Nonetheless, with Brazilian operations accounting for 20% of the group’s profits – and its largest division in Latin America – the results have remained strong in the face of a harsh recession. Last year Sergio Rial was named as Santander Brasil’s new CEO …

Amira Chammas

Amira Chammas photo Legal Director | Formitex

Amira Chammas oversees a team of mixed professionals including seven lawyers, two interns and one legal assistant for Formitex, a Brazilian company with operations in several areas including papers, laminates, chemicals, infrastructure and logistics. A firm believer that lawyers should be part of the core business, Chammas and her team are tasked with tackling the …

Ana Fidalgo

Ana Fidalgo photo Legal Superintendent | Lojas Americanas

Since 1994, Ana Fidalgo has worked in the legal department of Lojas Americanas, a Brazilian retail chain with approximately 860 stores in all 26 states. The company, which employees approximately 19,000 people, was traditionally known as a discount store. However, in Fidalgo’s 22 years with Lojas Americanas, she has overseen rapid expansion, changed in management …

Andre Brickmann Areno

Andre Brickmann Areno photo Chief Legal Counsel | Gerdau

With operations in 14 countries across three continents, Porto Alegre-based Gerdau is one of the largest steel producers in Latin America and among the largest producers of specialty and long steel globally. Andre Brickmann Areno was appointed as Gerdau’s chief legal counsel in May 2016 following nearly a decade working in the company’s legal team. …

André Rizk

André Rizk photo Legal director | Via Varejo

A subsidiary of Companhia Brasileira de Distribuição and Brazil’s biggest electronic appliance chain, Via Varejo requires comprehensive and timely legal advice to mitigate the many risks the business encounters across its operations spanning more than 20 states, 900 stores and 55,000 employees. Leading the legal team is legal director André Rizk, who has provided excellent …

Antonio Basílio

Antonio Basílio photo General Counsel | Enel Brasil

Formerly trading under the brand name Endesa, Enel Brazil is one of the largest electricity companies in the country, with over 15 million clients and almost 18,000 employees. Headquartered in Niterói, Enel Brazil also operate across their additional regional offices in Bahia, São Paulo, Mato Grosso and Tocantins. With over a decade of experience within …

Antonio Pedro da Silva Machado

Antonio Pedro da Silva Machado photo Legal Director | Banco do Brasil

Antonio Pedro da Silva Machado has served as legal director of Banco do Brasil since 2012, having first joined the state-owned bank in 2005. Having completed a postgraduate degree in Economic Law and Business, with a specialisation in public law and civil litigation, has given Machado the necessary foundations to approach his legal advice in …

Antonio Rabelo Filho

Antonio Rabelo Filho photo Tax director | Oi

Formerly trading as Telemar, Oi is one of Brazil’s largest companies, and one of the largest telecommunications companies in South America in terms of both subscribers and revenues. Undergoing several structural changes mean the legal challenges Antonio Rabelo Filho and his team will be dealing with are important, interesting and crucial to the company’s health …

Arnaldo Tibyriça

Arnaldo Tibyriça photo General counsel | Grupo Abril

Arnaldo Tibyriça is the general counsel and senior vice president at Groupo Abril, one of the largest media conglomerates in Latin America. Tibyriça, who has served the organisation for 13 years, has been cited by one nominator as an ‘extremely well connected and driven individual’. The seasoned lawyer is deemed to be a highly competent …

Augusto Cesar Fortuna

Augusto Cesar Fortuna photo Legal manager | Almap BBDO

Augusto Fortuna currently leads three employees as legal manager for Almap BBDO. Fortuna describes Almap BBDO as ‘actively contributing to the advertising industry, one of the most engaging and creative industries in the world’. During his tenure, Fortuna has managed to consolidate and affirm the importance of having a legal department in an advertising agency. …

Boris Gris

Boris Gris photo General Counsel | Arcos Dourados Comércio de Alimentos (McDonald's)

Cited by nominators as an ‘extremely high-skilled and very efficient’ lawyer, Boris Gris leads a proficient and knowledgeable legal department at Arcos Dourados Comércio de Alimentos, the Brazilian part of Arcos Dorados, the largest McDonald’s franchisee in the world in terms of sales and restaurants. Gris, as General Counsel, is proficient in several alternative fields …

Breno Rodrigo Pacheco de Oliveira

Breno Rodrigo Pacheco de Oliveira photo Secretary general and General Counsel | Vivo

Breno Rodrigo Pacheco de Oliveira has spent over 16 years with telecommunications giant Vivo – which is Spanish multinational Telefônica’s presence in Brazil. Leading Vivo’s legal team, a function comprising of over 200 staff (both lawyers and non-lawyers), Pacheco de Oliveira utilises both managerial and legal expertise in his role, navigating the Brazilian branch of …

Bruno Damasceno

Bruno Damasceno photo Legal Manager | Sulnorte Serviços Marítimos

Bruno Damasceno, legal manager at Sulnorte Serviços Marítimos, is referred to by one source as ‘an excellent professional, with business-oriented vision and exceptional knowledge on tax litigation’. Across his career in private practice and in-house, Damasceno has been known as a lawyer able to get to the heart of issues, instead of getting caught up …

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