Ali Hage will work as a partner in the energy department of the firm, while Marcia Cunha will work as counsel.
Brazilian firm Veirano Advogados has announced the hiring of two new professionals to strengthen its operations
Mr. Hage: He graduated law in 2000 from Universidade Paulista. In 2001, he majored in banking at Mackenzie Presbyterian University. In 2003, he received a master’s in international economic law from the University of Warwick.. Moreover, in 2007, he completed another master’s degree, in company law at Insper.
His career started in 1996 as an intern at COSESP Seguros. In 1999, he became a junior associate at the law firm Demarest Advogados. He left Demarest in 2003 to join Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Queiroga Advogados. In 2005, he started to work for Comgas as the company’s legal manager, before joining BG Group in 2009 as senior legal manager. Still in the same company, he was promoted to vice president in 2014 and spent two years working in the United Kingdom, prior to returning to Brazil to work at Veirano.
According to a press release issued by the firm, Mr. Hage “is extremely familiar in providing strategic advice to oil and gas businesses, leveraging his strong legal and operational knowledge of the industry to add value on how transactions should be structured and how risks should be managed.”
Ms. Cunha: She graduated Pontifical Catholic University of Petropolis in 1983 with a degree in economic sciences In 1987, she graduated law at the same institution, prior to earning a master’s at Gama Filho University.
In 1992, Cunha took a public examination and ranked first, receiving, therefore, the opportunity to work as a judge in the State Court of Appeals of Rio de Janeiro. In 2014, she was promoted to Justice of the State Court of Appeals, assigned to the 21st and 26th chambers of the court.
Apart from her experience working in the judicial system, Cunha is also a member of academia. In 2000, she began teaching business and civil law at the State of Rio de Janeiro School of Magistrates. She also teaches civil procedure at the School of Judicial Administration. Moreover, in 2007, she became a coordinator of the business law program of the State of Rio de Janeiro School of Magistrates.
According to a press release issued by the firm, Cunha “has rendered more than 20,000 decisions in a wide range of areas that include contractual matters, international disputes with international jurisdictional cooperation, corporate disputes, public civil actions, cases of fiscal and administrative misconduct and judicial restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings.”