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TozziniFreire Announces New Dispute Resolution and Tax Partners
In January 2021, TozziniFreire Advogados announced the arrival of two new partners.
In late January, full-service giant TozziniFreire Advogados announced the arrival of two new partners, Elias Marques de Medeiros Neto (Dispute Resolution) and Renata Emery (Tax), in a move that bolsters strategic departments at the firm.
Mr. Marques brings over 20 years of experience in the legal market, having previously practiced at elite law firm BMA – Barbosa Müssnich Aragão and acted as a Legal Executive Director at Brazil’s largest sugar and ethanol producer, Cosan. With an impressive academic background, he holds a Bachelor of Laws from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), a Master’s and a doctorate degree in Civil Procedural Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), as well as several other national and international specializations, including two postgraduate degrees – in Negotiation and Mediation - from Harvard Law School (USA).
Ms. Emery, respectively, will join the partnership as the co-head of the firm’s Tax department alongside Gustavo Nygaard. With more than 20 years of career and extensive experience in the legal market, she specializes in tax litigation, due diligence in high-end corporate transactions, corporate reorganizations, tax planning and international tax legislation. Ms. Emery has previously worked for distinguished Brazilian law firms such as Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados, Veirano Advogados, Xavier, Bernardes, Bragança Advogados and Stocche Forbes Advogados. Academically, Ms. Emery holds a Bachelor of Laws from Universidade Candido Mendes (UCAM), a postgraduate degree in Accounting from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), as well as an LL.M. in International Taxation from Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Tributário (IBDT).
Fernando Serec, the CEO of TozziniFreire, believes the arrival of the new partners goes in hand with the market’s current necessities and reflects the firm’s commitment to its growth strategy, especially in the Tax department. “With this, our tax department positions itself as one of the most important amongst the major corporate full-service law firms. Furthermore, we maintain our growth strategy and continue to meet the market's demands and remain attentive to the new opportunities that may arise over the next few months.”, he added.
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