In mid-August, Mansur Murad Advogados / Murad PMA Intellectual Property announced the hiring of former Kasznar Leonardos - Intellectual Property’s senior associate Pedro Vilhena as partner.
Mr. Vilhena holds a Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, a specialization degree in Immaterial Property from Escola Superior de Advocacia da Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil - Seção São Paulo (ESA-SP) and a Master’s in Law, Economics and Administration from Université de Strasbourg.
During his career, Mr. Vilhena worked at well-known firms such as Gusmão & Labrunie - Intellectual Property and Veirano Advogados, where he enjoyed one-year stints before settling at Kasznar Leonardos. After almost six years there dedicated to IP contracts, consultancy services and judicial and extrajudicial litigation mandates, he decided to join Flavia Mansur Murad Schaal’s team as its newest partner and embrace new challenges.
The Ideal Choice
According to Mr. Vilhena, after he got in touch with Murad PMA’s growth project, he realized his professional experience could help the firm a lot, adding he “realized we had important common values: engaging with client’s interests, a modern vision of the legal practice and the desire to provoke change in a traditional market. Our goal is to provide services in a new, unique way.”
At his new firm, which was established in 2006 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Mr. Vilhena will head the Litigation, Trademarks and Digital Law department The outfit encourages professionals to work in a multidisciplinary way, a style in which, according to Ms. Mansur Murad, is perfect for Mr. Vilhena: “Few people in the market have this multidisciplinary profile. Besides being a long-time friend, Pedro has built a solid and rich career with relevant academic foundations. He was our ideal choice.”
For more information about Mansur Murad Advogados / Murad PMA Intellectual Property, please visit: www.muradpma.com