Ana Tereza Basilio

Ana Tereza Basilio is our exclusively recommended Business Litigation expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ana directly using the contact details listed above.

Bachelor of Laws from the Cândido Mendes University of Rio de Janeiro – UCAM in December 1989 and postgraduate in North American Laws from the University of Wisconsin, she was a partner at the Sergio Bermudes Office from 1990 to 1998, an international partner at the Baker & McKenzie Office, responsible in Brazil for the civil and commercial litigation area, from July 2002 to December 2005, partner of the Andrade e Fichtner firm, in the areas of civil and commercial litigation and arbitration, from January 2006 to December 2008 and founded the Basilio firm Lawyers in January 2009.

Ana has been a member of the panel of Arbitrators at the Mediation and Arbitration Center of FIRJAN, FENASEG and the Commercial Association of the State of Rio de Janeiro, since 2003; Member of the Permanent Forum on Business Law at the Rio de Janeiro State School of Magistrates – EMERJ, since 2009; Member of the Administrative Law Commission of the Brazilian Lawyers Institute since 2015; Member of the Advisory Board of the Brazilian Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration (FIRJAN / ACRJ / FENASEG) since 2015; Member of the Editorial Board of the CNseg Legal Magazine since 2015; Vice-President of the Telecommunications Law Commission of the Brazilian Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration (FIRJAN / ACRJ / FENASEG) since 2015; Member of the Advisory Board of the Revista Justiça e Cidadania since 2018 and Director-Secretary of the Brazilian Lawyers Institute, elected in April 2018 for the 2018-2019 biennium.

Ana was a judge at the Regional Electoral Court of the State of Rio de Janeiro, from December 2010 to July 2015 and Director of the Rio de Janeiro Electoral Judicial School – EJE-RJ, from March 2011 to December 2013. She was also a teacher of Civil Law of the Post-Graduation Course of the Escola Superior de Advocacia, from 1993 to 2001, member of the Organising Committee of the V Competition for Federal Judge of the Federal Regional Court of the 2nd Region, as indicated by the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association ( 2004/2005), member of the Examining Board of the VI Competition for Federal Judge of the Federal Regional Court of the 2nd Region, as indicated by the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association (2005/2006) and invited professor of the Postgraduate Course in Law Electoral and Arbitration Committee of Fundação Getúlio Vargas / RJ, since 2004.

Ana Tereza Basilio was President of the Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration of the Bar Association of Brazil, Section of the State of Rio de Janeiro, from December 2004 to December 2006, President of the Commission of Law Firms of the Order of Lawyers of Brazil, Section of the State of Rio de Janeiro. Rio de Janeiro, from October 2003 to December 2006, Vice-President of the Arbitration Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro State Section, from October 2003 to December 2006, Titular Counselor of the Bar Association do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro State Section, triennia 2000 to 2003 and 2003 to 2006, Member of the Commission to Combat Piracy and Unfair Competition of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association, from July 2005 to December 2006, Member of the Editorial Board of the Revista de Arbitragem of the Revista de Direito Mercantil e Mercado de Capitales, Member of the Special Committee for Combating the Illegal Market of the Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association, from 2008 to 2010, Member of the Chamber of International Trade (ICC), based in Paris, at the Arbitration and Conflict Resolution Commission (ADR), President of the IAB Electoral Law Commission, from 2013 to 2016, Director of Mediation and Arbitration of the Brazilian Lawyers Institute, of 2016 to 2018 and Chairman of the Mediation and Arbitration Committee of the Brazilian Lawyers Institute elected in 2018 for the 2018-2019 biennium. In November 2018, she was elected Vice President of the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro State Section, for the 2019-2020 biennium. In 2019 she was appointed Member of the Permanent Forum on Transparency and Administrative Problems of the Rio de Janeiro State School of Magistrates – EMERJ.

Gustavo Stüssi Neves

Gustavo Stüssi Neves is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gustavo directly using the contact details listed above.

Gustavo received his Law Degree from Rio de Janeiro Federal University, 1980.

Gustavo Stüssi Neves is a Member of the Brazilian Bar Association, Legal Director of Brazilian-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Brazilian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Member of Board of Directors); DBJV – German-Brazilian Lawyers’ Association, Pool of Experts; CBBL Cross Border Business Law AG – Germany (Representative); Vice-President of Eurochamber Mediation and Arbitration Chamber (CAE).

Firm Overview:

STÜSSI-NEVES ADVOGADOS was founded in 1977.

Our staff is currently comprised of professionals (partners, associates and consultants) allocated in offices in São Paulo and in Rio de Janeiro at a fifty-fifty proportion. Our clients are mainly European companies (the majority of them German speaking ones) with Brazilian subsidiaries, companies willing to start operating in Brazil or companies willing to or already doing business with Brazil.

STÜSSI-NEVES ADVOGADOS’ main area of practice is corporate law, meaning that we are capable of rendering all services that a company needs in order to get established in Brazil, either by incorporating a subsidiary or by acquiring an existing Brazilian company or even through a joint venture, as well as assisting companies in their daily business routines, in tax, contractual, corporate, labour and litigation areas, compliance, data protection, among others.

This firm has been functioning as outsourced Legal Department for some medium-sized companies or for companies on a pre-operational stage, which grants clients the advantage of combining the excellence of highly specialised legal services with low cost.

Our clients are active in the most various types of industries, as automotive, metallurgic, machinery, capital goods (for beverage, food, paper and tobacco industries, among others), medical, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, consultation, engineering, logistics and finance services.

The office and/or individual partners/associates are members of various national and international organisations.

Ana Cristina Müller

Ana Cristina Müller is our exclusively recommended Design Law expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ana directly using the contact details listed above.

Ana is a partner at BMA and head of the Patent and Design practice. She specialises in developing and executing worldwide patent, industrial design and plant variety protection strategies for a wide range of clients – from start-ups to multinational corporations – and does significant work in patent litigation. She has significant knowledge in the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and the tobacco industry, advising a diverse list of clients.

Women’s advances in the world are reflected at BMA: today, 53% of our members are women. Of our partners, 42% are women, who actively participate in the firm’s strategic decision-making. Progress is being made, but gender equality is an issue that needs to be better understood. That’s why we created BMA Women, a program designed to support professional development of the women at our firm and retain talent.

Firm Overview:

Brazilian society presents many challenges, and we know we have a role to play in promoting inclusion and diversity. Equality of race, gender and sexual orientation, respect for all religions, and accommodation of persons with disabilities are everyday values at BMA. Training for our professionals and concern for their wellbeing is an important tool to ensure excellence in our services. We also know that we have to think of the future of the planet, and that volunteer work makes a difference.

Carlos Deneszczuk

DASA Advogados is formed by a group of lawyers who combine the experience of its professionals with the enthusiasm of highly qualified lawyers, solid legal background, sharing the commitment to the quality of their work and respect for the client, whether in defense or sponsoring. your interests. We have over 50 years dedicated to excellence and improvement in the exercise of law. We are constantly concerned with the adoption of the highest technical and ethical standards in identifying solutions to the legal problems submitted by our clients, always observing the conciliation of the parties. Our mission is the pursuit of excellence in customer service. To this end, we develop creative and effective solutions – from the simplest and most routine to the most complex and sophisticated. Our commitment goes far beyond the client x lawyer relationship: we are partners with our clients, anticipating not only solutions to problems but also business opportunities. We believe that the firm’s greatest asset is the relationship developed with client-partners over the years. Here, every demand is unique! We do not work with models or large-scale enterprises, so we always seek new and handmade solutions for our customers. We operate on all fronts of Corporate Law, notably with Corporate Restructuring, where, with the correct application of Law No. 11.101 / 2005 (Law on Judicial Recovery and Bankruptcy), we have helped dozens of companies to get out of the crisis, making them more sound and financially healthy. That’s why we invite you to get to know us. Together we will build a partnership of trust and success. We put the DASA Advogados structure at your disposal.

Alexei Weidebach

Alexei Weidebach is our exclusively recommended Corporate Governance Law expert in Brazil on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alexei directly using the contact details listed above.

Alexei is a specialist in structuring corporate sustainability through the formulation of an efficient corporate legal diagnosis, whose central function is to modulate or reformulate synergies between the legal structure and the corporate management model, always focusing on generating more results.

Alexei Weidebach is a specialist in corporate law and corporate governance and obsessed with business administration. He is also a specialist in asset purchase and sale operations at all stages of the project.

Firm Overview:

Russo & Weidebach Advogados is a law firm specialising in corporate law with extensive experience in corporate, operations, contracts, governance and compliance.

Our performance is flexible, modern and focused on the customer experience.

Our value is to listen and understand customer demand, as well as absorb information about their business model, to be developed or in operation, in order to deliver a personalised and applicable end-to-day product.

Our differential is the synergy between legal instruments and business administration concepts.

The results we deliver to our clients are the best internal organisation and internal mechanisms for the transparent management and professional conduct of their activities, which are important elements in building companies’ market value.

Marcelo Couceiro

We are business advisors who find the best corporate solutions Worldwide.

FTA Consulting is member of the Abacus Worldwide. Abacus Worldwide is an alliance comprised of independently owned and managed professional service firms.

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About FTA:

When you choose FTA you can be confident that the work will be carried out by dedicated senior professionals, services and sector specialists in their own marketplace with international expertise.

As a client of a FTA you are assured of:

  • a high level specialist partner-led service who understand your market;
  • partners who work hard to understand your specific business needs;

Global client portfolio encompasses a broad range of clients from:

  • Multinationals
  • Global Medium-sized companies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Family business