OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

OUR STAFF

Composed by highly qualified professionals with broad market knowledge, our team offers a customized client service that aims to achieve results in an objective, creative and efficient manner.

Área de Atuação MARIA CRISTINA MACHADO CORTEZ
Área de Atuação ALESSANDRA RIZZI
Área de Atuação HEITOR CARMÁSSIO MIRANDA
Área de Atuação JOÃO FRANCISCO REGOS
Área de Atuação ULISSES GAGLIANO
Área de Atuação FELIPE BRUMATTI SENTELHAS
Área de Atuação MARCOS VEDROSI PALERMO
Área de Atuação RENATA DO AMARAL SAMPAIO GRILLO
Área de Atuação CAIO MÁRIO LEANDRINI LEITE
Área de Atuação MARIANA OLIVEIRA
Área de Atuação EDISON ZERWES
Área de Atuação FERNANDA P. SOUZA QUEIROZ
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MARIA CRISTINA MACHADO CORTEZ

Graduated in 1993 at the Mackenzie University Law School. Postgraduate degree in Economics and Corporate Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas in 2003. Registered with the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter, in 1993.

Cris has been working with the ITC industry for over 25 years, helping them to understand and do business in Brazil and other Latin American jurisdictions. She worked for 4 years at Siebel Systems as Corporate Counsel for Latin America, and for 11 years at Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados, associated to Baker & McKenzie, where she acted as the head of the IT Group for Brazil from 1997 to 2012 and partner of the IP Group. She was also a member of Baker & Mckenzie Latin America ITC Steering Committee. As a result of her IT/IP expertise, she received press recognition in several national and international publications such as Chambers Latin America, Practical Law Company (PLC), LACCA, Leaders League, The Legal 500, and Analise Advocacia. Cris wrote several articles and presentations about IT and IP issues and delivered lectures in seminars and conferences.

Member of Brazilian Association of Intellectual Property (ABPI), member of the Board of the Center for Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Arbitration Center for Intellectual Property (CSD-PI), Director of the Chamber of Internet Domain Name (DN) Dispute Resolution of ABPI (CASD-ND) and one of the founding members of DN, Arbitration and the Mediation Chambers.

Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish

E-mail: cris.cortez@cortezlaw.com.br

Telephone: 55 11 3033 2490

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ALESSANDRA RIZZI

Graduated at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) in 1993. Specialization in Tax Law at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-COGEAE/SP) in 1997. Masters (LL.M) in International and European Union Law at Sheffield University (England/UK) in 2006. Executive MBA at IBMEC/BH in 2009.

Alessandra has worked for more than 20 years with Corporate Law and has vast experience in Tax Litigation and administrative proceedings, as well as Tax Consulting, Contracts, Corporate and Civil Law. In M&A, she worked in projects involving tax and succession planning, and processes aiming to tax economy. She also worked as an in-house attorney for auto parts, cellulose and paper and marketing companies.

In 2014, she was cited amongst the most admired Tax Law attorneys by Who’s Who Legal.

Languages: Portuguese, English and Italian

E-mail: alessandra.rizzi@cortezlaw.com.br

Telephone: 55 11 3033 2491

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HEITOR CARMÁSSIO MIRANDA

Graduated at the University of São Paulo Law School in 2012. Specialized in Corporate Law at the University of Coimbra Law School (Portugal) in 2010, focused on Contracts, Antitrust Law and Intellectual Property. Postgraduated in Intellectual Property and New Business Models at Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law School (FGVlaw) in 2015. Currently pursuing the FGVlaw’s professional master degree program in Business Law.

Heitor’s areas of practice include Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Privacy & Data Protection, Information Security, Media & Entertainment and Contracts. Large experience in negotiating IT contracts, including cloud-based solutions, and in analyzing and designing new business models, with focus on innovation. He was recognized by Análise Advocacia 500 and Leaders League publications as a result of his work, especially in the IT industry.
 

Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish

E-mail: heitor.miranda@cortezlaw.com.br

Telephone: 55 11 3033 2488

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JOÃO FRANCISCO REGOS

Graduated at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) in 1985 . the pela Pontifícia Universidade Católica em 1985. Registered with the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter, since 1985.

João Francisco was responsible for implementing the legal department of EDS Electronic Data Systems do Brasil Ltda., where he worked for 9 years, and acted as partner for the Commercial Contracts and Real Estate groups at Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados, associated to Baker & McKenzie, where he worked for 20 years. He was also a member of the Baker & Mckenzie Latin America Real Estate  Steering Committee. As a result of his experience in Commercial Contracts and Real Estate, he received press recognition by several national and international publications such as Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer? and Análise Advocacia. João Francisco wrote several articles and presentations about IT and IP issues and delivered lectures in seminars and conferences.
 

Languages: Portuguese and English

E-mail: joaofrancisco.regos@cortezlaw.com.br

Telephone: 55 11 3033 2480

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ULISSES GAGLIANO

Graduated at the Rio de Janeiro National Faculty of Law in 2014. Masters in Australian Law (LL.M) at the University of New South Wales in 2011. Masters in Regulatory and Antitrust Law at Cândido Mendes University in 2006.

Ulisses is vastly experienced in corporate transactions, concessions and public-private partnerships and international bids, as well as project finance structuring, public sector agreements and infrastructure projects.

He worked as a Corporate Law teacher at Cândido Mendes University from and at Rio de Janeiro Judiciary School from 2007 to 2008.

Languages: Portuguese and English

E-mail: ulisses.gagliano@cortezlaw.com.br

Telephone: 55 11 3033 2489

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FELIPE BRUMATTI SENTELHAS

Graduated at the University of São Paulo Law School in 2012. Attended the disciplines of Law Theory and Economic Law at the University of Coimbra Law School (Portugal) in 2007. Specialization in Information Security at SENAC in 2009.

Sentelhas has expertise in the areas of Information Technology, Internet Law, Information Security, Digital Law, Privacy and Technical Regulation.

Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish

E-mail: felipe.sentelhas@cortezlaw.com.br

Telephone: 55 11 3033 2500

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MARCOS VEDROSI PALERMO

Graduated at Universidade Paulista in 1996. Enrolled at the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter, since 1997. Post-graduate in Constitutional Law at the IBDC – Brazilian Institute of Constitutional Law.

Marcos Palermo has expertise on administrative law, with more 15 years of experience in several medium and large law firm, working specifically with contracts and civil litigation. He served 10 years in public offices, focusing mainly in contracts and administrative procedures, specifically on public concessions. He also worked as the in-house general counsel for a IT company.

Languages: Portuguese, English and Italian

E-mail: marcos.palermo@cortezlaw.com.br

Telephone: 55 11 3033 2481

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RENATA DO AMARAL SAMPAIO GRILLO

Graduated at Universidade Paulista. Enrolled at the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter, since 2005. Post-graduate in Labor Law and Procedure at the Escola Paulista de Direito. Specialist in conflict resolution and arbitration by Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Renata has expertise in labor law and court proceedings, performing mainly in court hearings, labor union negotiations and labor-related risk reduction and prevention.

Languages: Portuguese

E-mail: renata.grillo@cortezlaw.com.br

Telephone: 55 11 3033 2486

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CAIO MÁRIO LEANDRINI LEITE

Graduated at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo in 2004. Specialist in Corporate Law by Fundação Getúlio Vargas in 2007.

Caio has vast experience in corporate matters, including the draft and analysis of corporate documents involving limited liability companies, corporations, individual companies, associations and consortiums, acting either in Brazil or abroad (such as Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Virgin Islands, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela). His expertise also includes the draft and analysis of commercial and bank agreements, transactions involving financial and capital markets, corporate financing, administrative proceedings before the Central Bank of Brazil and the Board of Appeals of the Brazilian Financial System (Conselho de Recursos do Sistema Financeiro Nacional - CRSFN). Also acts on mergers & acquisitions.

Caio represented companies in several industries with focus on telecom IT, agriculture and real state business. He also acted as an in-house attorney of a chemical company.

Languages: Portuguese and English

E-mail: caio.leite@cortezlaw.com.br

Telefone: 55 11 3033 2483

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MARIANA OLIVEIRA

Graduated at Universidade São Judas Tadeu em 2014. Currently pursuing a degree of Eletronic Law at Escola Paulista de Direito. Enrolled at the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter, since 2015. Mariana received Paulo Guilherme de Almeida Awards in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

She has expertise in contracts and civil litigation. She has also worked as an in-house attorney for Fibria Celulose S.A., in reviewing, approving and consulting of real state agreements.

Languages: Portuguese and English

E-mail: mariana.oliveira@cortezlaw.com.br

Telephone: 55 11 3033 2493

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EDISON ZERWES

Graduated at São Bernardo do Campo University of Law FDSBC) in 2009. Currently pursuing CEU Law School’s Master of Laws LLM in Corporate Law. Registered at the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter, since 2010.

Edison’s area of practice is in Information Technology industry, specialized in labor and tax consulting matters, most precisely in compliance, analysis and review of HR proceedings (such as payroll, ancillary obligations, fringe benefits, career plan),  draft, review and negotiation of Compensation Plans and social security taxes upon payroll and gross revenue. Edison worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu for 4 years and at Ernst & Young during 3 years, both as senior tax consultant, where he had the opportunity to get further experience with labor and tax audits in addition to supporting the Consulting area, where also acted in the Retail, Agribusiness, Financial Services and Aviation industries.

Languages: Portuguese and English

E-mail: edison.zerwes@cortezlaw.com.br

Telephone: 55 11 3033 2486

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FERNANDA P. SOUZA QUEIROZ

Graduated at University of São Paulo in 2018. Registered with the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Chapter, since 2018. Fernanda has also studied International Economic Law and Introduction to Arbitration at Lisbon’s Nova University (Portugal) in 2016.

Fernanda has experience in the areas of Public, Regulatory and Real Estate Law, having worked in the due diligence process for the acquisition and sale of real estate assets and, while at Baker & McKenzie, with the research of various regulatory questions, especially regarding the areas of infrastructure and energy.
 

Languages: Portuguese and English

E-mail: fernanda.queiroz@cortezlaw.com.br

Telephone: 55 11 3033 2489