Francisco Castillo, Secretary Board of Directors and Lead Counsel for Iberia, Italy, Russia & CIS, DCC EMEA of Dow discusses the role of legal in times of extreme circumstances...
Demarest unveils two new partners for the next year
Izabella Pardinho Reis and Renan Sona are the new partners in Infrastructure and Mining areas
In early December, elite brazilian full-service powerhouse Demarest Advogados announced the promotion of two new partners, in a move that highlights its pace of continuous expansion and bolsters the firm’s practice within the Infrastructure and Mining sectors. They will start in their new positions on January 1st.
“Demarest is committed to providing opportunities for professionals who are already part of our team. The promotion of Izabella and Renan to partners reflects the importance of valuing our lawyers’ high-quality practice throughout the years and, as a result, continue to offer the best legal solutions and exceptional service that meets the needs of our clients”, stated Paulo Coelho da Rocha, managing partner at Demarest.
The new partners
Ms. Reis has 14 years' experience in the mining sector to the firm's M&A practice area, in which she advises clients in the field, specifically regarding mining negotiations and regulatory matters. Academically, she holds a master’s degree in International Mineral Law and Policy from the University of Dundee, Scotland, and specializations in Mining Law, from Faculdade Milton Campos, as well as International Trade, from IBMEC, in addition to a Bachelor of Laws from PUC Minas. Additionally, she has dedicated her efforts to becoming fluent in Mandarin from her early years in law school.
“Mining is one of Brazil’s most important economic activities, and the sector has undergone profound changes in recent years, which have rendered the challenges faced by companies increasingly complex and multidisciplinary. As a full-service firm, we can assist our clients through a fully integrated practice across multiple areas of law. Through my promotion to partner, our goal, among others, is to further cement our spot within the mining industry as a highly specialized law firm in the sector”, explains Ms. Reis.
Renan Sona has 12 years of experience and is widely recognized for his experience in legal structuring and advising clients on concession projects and PPPs (public-private partnerships), as well as in privatization procedures or investments related to different infrastructure segments – such as airports, ports, highways, urban mobility, railways, public lighting, basic sanitation, among others. Academically, he holds a specialization in Administrative Law from FGV (Fundação Getulio Vargas) and a Bachelor of Laws from USP (Universidade de São Paulo).
“There is great expectation for investments in the infrastructure sector in the coming years, and Demarest’s efforts to strengthening our team demonstrate the firm’s preparedness to advise companies in a number of economic sectors. I am excited about the prospect of contributing to the development of the area in the firm,” says Mr. Sona.
Colombian law firm Rincón Castro Abogados has announced its launch, co-founded by lawyers Rafael Rincón and Miguel Castro.
Holland & Knight has announced that 52 attorneys in the firm have been elected to partnership effective January 1, 2023, of whom four are based in Latin America.
Peruvian innovation and technology law consulting firm Niubox opened a new office in Bogotá, Colombia, and appointed Daniel Valencia as country manager.