SAEKI ADVOGADOS would like to introduce the new partners Luiz Renato do Valle de Moura Leite, Michele Restum Haidar, Raul Gazetta Contreras and Thalita De Marco Vani , effective on September 1st 2016.
Luiz Renato joined the firm in 2000. He received a law degree from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) in 2003, and certificates of Specialization in Tax Law (COGEAE/PUC-SP) in 2005 and in Accounting Applied to the Law (FGV DIREITO SP - GVLaw) in 2009. In 2016, Luiz also concluded his MBA from the University of Manchester – Alliance Manchester Business School, England. He leads the firm’s tax and administrative litigation groups and also practices in the firm’s foreign trade and compliance groups.
Michele joined SAEKI ADVOGADOS in 2001. She received a law degree from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) in 2002 and certificates of Specialization in Economic and Business Law (FGV DIREITO SP - GVLaw) in 2005 and in Legal Administration for Lawyers (FGV DIREITO SP - GVLaw) in 2012. Michele leads the firm’s corporate and foreign investment practice groups and has a strong corporate governance practice, as well as experience in dealing with immigration matters, mergers and acquisitions, strategic transactions, antitrust and compliance related issues. In 2011, she was recognized by the Brazilian “Advocacia 500” as one of the most admired lawyers in the automobile sector.
Raul graduated from the Law School of the Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie de São Paulo in 1994 and joined SAEKI ADVOGADOS in 2001. He received a certificate of Specialization in Civil Procedure (COGEAE/PUC-SP) in 1997 and a Master’s Degree in Consumer Law from the Universidade Metropolitana de Santos in 2010. Having a Strong experience in litigation, Raul focuses his practices in civil, consumer and labor related lawsuits.
Thalita graduated from the Law School of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) in 2005; she received certificates of Specialization in International Contracts (COGEAE/PUC-SP) in 2006 and in Elements of Corporate Law (FGV DIREITO SP - GVLaw) in 2007. Thalita also holds a Master Degree (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property, Commerce and Technology from the School of Law of the University of New Hampshire (2008), and a certificate of Specialization in International Negotiation and Foreign Trade – Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Business School (GV-PEC) in 2013. She joined SAEKI ADVOGADOS in 2008 and leads the firm’s intellectual property, civil and commercial practice groups. Thalita has strong practices in contracts, mergers and acquisitions and compliance related matters.