In mid-December, full-service giant SiqueiraCastro announced the promotion of seven associates to equity partners – Emerson Soares Mendes (Strategic Litigation and Arbitration), Yasmin Cotait e Silva (Strategic Litigation and Arbitration), Eduardo Evangelista (Power), Humberto Negrão (Power), Flávia da Conceição Gomes (Consumer Relations), Vinicius da Silva Pacheco (Consumer Relations) and Cristina Mancebo Camara Machado Lins (Fiscal and Tax Planning) – in a move that strengthens several of the firm's key departments.
Emerson Soares Mendes has over 20 year of experience in the legal market and specializes in arbitration and dispute resolution. He has previously worked at well-known firms such as Doria, Jacobina e Gondinho Advogados e Motta Fernandes Advogados before joining SiqueiraCastro in 2018. Academically, he holds an LL.M. and a doctorate degree in commercial law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP-SP).
Since 2011, Yasmin Cotait e Silva has been part of SiqueiraCastro’s team. She previously interned at Arruda Alvim e Thereza Alvim Advocacia e Consultoria Jurídica before joining the firm and specializes in arbitration and dispute resolution. Academically, she obtained an LL.M. in comparative and international dispute resolution from the Queen Mary University of London.
With an LL.M. in administrative law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), Eduardo Evangelista holds over 15 years of experience in the legal market. He joined SiqueiraCastro in 2019 and is a part of the firm’s power department.
Also a part of SiqueiraCastro’s power team, Humberto Negrão joins the new partnership with over 10 years of experience in the legal market. Academically, he holds a specialization degree in administrative law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) and an MBA in the power sector from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).
Based in Rio, Flávia da Conceição Gomes has over 15 years of experience in legal matters and is the head of the firm’s consumer relations department. Academically, Ms. Gomes holds a postgraduate degree in legal and procedural management from IBMEC and a specialization degree in real estate law from Fundação Getulio Vargas.
With over 10 year of experience in civil litigation and consumer relations, Vinicius da Silva Pacheco is also a part of the firm’s Rio de Janeiro branch and is the coordinator of the civil litigation practice at the Rio office. Academically, he holds a Bachelor of Law from Universidade Cândido Mendes.
Cristina Mancebo Camara Machado Lins, respectively, has been at SiqueiraCastro since 2017. She has over 17 years of experience in fiscal and tax planning issues and earned a Bachelor of Law from Universidade Cândido Mendes.
"To be able to recognize the individual efforts of our professionals and their remarkable contributions to the firm, even amidst such a challenging period for everyone, is a source of pride and proof that we have managed to get through this year of crisis successfully. We will start 2021 stronger than we started 2020," stated Carlos Fernando Siqueira Castro, the firm’s CEO.