In early September, financial and capital markets experts FreitasLeite Advogados rebranded as Freitas, Leite e Avvad Advogados following the promotion of Rio-based corporate specialist, Pedro Afonso Avvad, to name partner.
New name partner Mr. Avvad has built up over 20 years of experience advising companies on a wide range of corporate issues, concentrating on M&A, private equity transactions, corporate disputes, tax consultancy and tax litigation. Mr. Avvad also has vast expertise handling arbitrations and corporate litigation, and is a member of the Arbitration Commission at the Rio de Janeiro chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB-RJ).
Academically, he holds a Bachelor of Laws from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC/RJ) and a specialization degree in Advanced International Tax Planning from Sheltons International Tax Training Institute. He also worked as a Professor of Financial Law for the undergraduate and graduate degree programs at Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ (2001 – 2004), Tax Law professor for the MBA in Economic and Business Law program at Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV (2000 – 2003) and professor for the LL.M in Corporate Law and Capital Markets at IBMEC / RJ (2011).
“Having my last name as a part of the firm's official name is the reward for good work, but it is far more the acknowledgement that we are a team, a culture.”, stated Mr. Avvad.
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