On January 6, leading full-service law firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados announced the lateral hire of two new partners, renowned attorneys Pedro Eroles and Adriano Drummond Cançado Andrade,in a move which bolsters the firm's Banking & Financial Services and Mining practices, respectively.
Pedro Eroles holds an impressive track-record as a banking lawyer, having previously worked at major Brazilian firms, such as Dias Carneiro Advogados, Machado Meyer Advogados, Cascione Pulino Boulos Advogados and Focaccia, Amaral e Lamonica Sociedade de Advogados, as well as at top-tier financial institutions, such as Citi, PayPal and the Central Bank of Brazil.
Academically, Mr. Eroles holds a Bachelor of Laws from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). Additionally, he earned an LL.M. and a doctorate degree from USP.
Seasoned attorney and mining expert Adriano Drummond Cançado Andrade joined full-service giant Pinheiro Neto Advogados in 1998, where he acted as a consultant on mining law for over 22 years. As a Brasília-based attorney, Mr. Cançado Andrade has extensive experience advising national and international clients on strategic issues related to mining operations.
Academically, he obtained a Bachelor of Laws from Universidade de Brasília (UnB) and an LL.M. in Law and Natural Resources Policies from the University of Dundee (UK). Alongside his new partnership, he continues teaching law at Universidade de Brasília, where he has been a professor for over 10 years.
With these new hires, Mattos Filho reaches the landmark of 109 partners. "Mattos Filho is aware of our client's needs and is always looking to anticipate trends in order to offer tailor-made legal solutions. The arrival of these new partners strategically broadens our legal services in these areas that have been standing out in the recent economic scenario. With their expertise, both partners will add to the work which was already underway and act in an integrated manner with our other practices, thus providing excellent full-service assistance, one of the main qualities of Mattos Filho.", stated the firm's managing partner, Roberto Quiroga.