XVV - Xavier Vasconcelos Valerim Corrêa De Paula Advogados.

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XVV: who we are

XVV offers a distinct and modern concept of legal practice. Our goal is to build seamless partnerships between the private and the public sectors by rendering intelligent legal solutions in highly complex environments.

This approach is only possible because our partners possess a unique background: a combination of extensive experience in high-rank government positions with several years practicing law in celebrated firms or leading large teams in director-level positions in international corporations. As a result, XVV provides specialized knowledge and an unparalleled capability to analyze our clients' challenges, anticipate scenarios, and propose innovative responses.

Founded in 2018, XVV has already been listed in major international guides regarding its solid expertise in public law and compliance, such as Who's Who Legal, Leaders League and Best Lawyers.

Areas of practice

With a presence in São Paulo, Brasília, and Rio de Janeiro, we offer legal advice and represent our clients before the courts, the legislative bodies, and the government branches, including various regulatory agencies, courts of accounts, the Superior Court of Justice, and the Supreme Court. Our practice is concentrated on three major pillars:

Policy: Taking advantage of our partners' long-standing expertise in leading the construction of public and regulatory policies, we advise our clients in legislative and regulatory matters, including risk-analysis, regulatory impact analysis (RIA), legislative drafting, and preparation for congressional hearings, testimonies, and investigations.

Public & Regulatory Law: Our professionals provide unique legal intelligence because they were directly involved in designing some of the most relevant recent regulations in Brazil, in industries such as technology, internet, data protection, infrastructure, logistics, telecommunications, oil & gas and health. We also assist our clients in structuring and financing their projects, as well as participating in PPPs, concessionbased projects, and assets privatization.

Compliance & Integrity: We advise our clients in a wide array of matters relating to corporate compliance and anti-corruption laws, including developing adequate governance practices, dealing with governmental and internal investigations, crisis management, negotiating leniency agreements, and representing them before administrative and judicial authorities.

Our Partners

Eduardo Xavier

Mr. Xavier is an expert in infrastructure and project finance, who blends extensive experience in public & regulatory law with prestigious private firms and a decade serving in high- level governmental positions. In the public sector, he was Deputy General Counsel of the Executive Office of the President, Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance, and Deputy Secretary of Economic Regulation, where he was responsible for the oversight of the national regulatory agencies, such as aviation, transportation, and telecommunications. Before leaving the government, he served as the Vice-Minister of Ports, where he led the first national port concession program. Mr. Xavier returned to the private sector as the
Regulatory and Sustainability Officer of Prumo, a subsidiary of EIG Energy Global Partners in Brazil, responsible for developing the Port of Açu industrial complex.

Beto Ferreira Martins Vasconcelos

Mr. Vasconcelos has occupied various high-rank positions at the Brazilian federal government. He served as Vice Minister and General Counsel of the Executive Office of the President, coordinating the drafting of the legislative agenda of the federal government and the approval of various regulations in areas such as infrastructure, logistics, telecommunications, internet, and access to information. As National Secretary of Justice of the Ministry of Justice, he was responsible for the anti-corruption national strategy and supervised the international cooperation activities on behalf of the Brazilian state. Mr. Vasconcelos integrated the Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) and the Interministerial Intellectual Property Group (GIPI). His previous experience also include being a member of traditional full-service Brazilian law firms. He holds a Master, a post-graduation and a bachelor degrees from the University of São Paulo (USP), and a post-graduation from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC). He was also was a visiting researcher at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (NYC) and is a lecture at Insper. He is a Board Member of the International Transparency and Human Rights Watch in Brazil and a of Counsel to the Albright Stonebridge Group in Brazil.

Luis Felipe Valerim Pinheiro

Mr. Valerim Pinheiro has almost twenty years of legal practice in connection to public & regulatory law, in particular coordinating the structuring of highly sophisticated infrastructure and logistics projects. In the public sector, he served as Deputy General Counsel of the Executive Office of the President, leading the drafting and approval of crucial regulations on public procurement, infrastructure, logistics, mining, and telecommunications. In that period, Mr. Valerim Pinheiro also represented the Office before the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU). A former consultant to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) who holds an LLM in Economic Law from the University of São Paulo (USP), he is a lecturer at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and Director of the São Paulo Industry Federation (FIESP).

Ivo da Motta Azevedo Corrêa

Mr. Corrêa's background combines a profound knowledge of tech, internet, privacy, and data protection issues with a long-standing experience in government. In the corporate world, he acted as Senior Policy Director at Uber and Policy Director at Google, where he led the companies' policy and regulatory strategies in Latin America and Brazil. In the public sector, he also served as General Counsel of the Executive Office of the President, coordinating the drafting of the legislative agenda of the federal government and the approval of various regulations in areas such as infrastructure, logistics, telecommunications, internet, and access to information. Before that, Mr. Corrêa occupied positions as a special advisor or a director at the Ministry of Justice, the Federal Senate, and the São Paulo City Hall. He holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University and is a lecturer at Insper.

Felipe de Paula

Before joining XVV, Mr. de Paula co-led the government affairs and policy practices with a traditional Brazilian law firm. Before that he spent ten years in the public sector, where he clerked for a Supreme Court Justice and served as National Secretary of Legislative Affairs of the Ministry of Justice, Deputy General Counsel of the Executive Office of the President, and Human Rights Secretary at the São Paulo City Hall. Mr. de Paula has sound experience in working with different public law issues, such as rulemaking and lawmaking, constitutional review, public policies, and public affairs in general. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) and the Universiteit Leiden, in the Netherlands, as well an LLM from the Coimbra Universit, in Portugal. He is a lecturer at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV).

Contacts

Eduardo Xavier
Beto Ferreira Martins Vasconcelos
Luis Felipe Valerim Pinheiro
Ivo da Motta Azevedo Corrêa
Felipe de Paula

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