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WZ Welcomes Former Cescon Barrieu M&A Partner

New Wongtschowski & Zanotta corporate partner, Tiago Bonatti Peres.

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Tiago Bonatti Peres has joined mid-sized firm Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados as a corporate partner after almost two decades at heavyweights Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados.


Mr. Peres joined Cescon Barrieu Advogados as an associate in 2001, became a partner in 2010, and was regularly involved in M&A and joint venture cases on behalf of major clients such as Shell, Credit Suisse HG and the Carlyle Group. His track record in local and cross-border private equity deals means he is a valuable addition to WZ’s corporate department.


A graduate from Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Mr. Peres knew Vânia Wongtschowski and Alexandre Zanotta from his student years and kept in touch with both long before the move to WZ.


“We were waiting for the right moment,” said Mr. Peres in an interview with Leaders League Brasil, “As the firm grew consistently in recent years, we decided it was time to make the move.”


Of late, WZ has intensified firm-wide lateral hire and promotion efforts. Besides Mr. Peres, the firm has welcomed three new partners over the past two years: Juliana Brotto de Barros Milaré and Marília Canto Gusso in civil litigation and Pedro Zanotta in competition law.


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