Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Manager

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 4003
(10/11/1965, male)
Skills keywords: go-getter, legal manager, negotiator, project manager, team leader
Current location: Brazil - View on map


  • English Solicitor (IN PROGRESS)
(Through the QLTS - Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme)
  • Licentiate´s Degree in Language Teaching
UNISANTOS/Cambridge UK (1993)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • Certified English Translator and Sworn Interpreter
Board of Trade of the State of São Paulo (1999)
  • Certificate of Business English Level 3 & Proficiency in English
University of Cambridge – UK (1999)

  • ENGLISH:  Fluent (oral/written), trained in Legal & Business English
  • SPANISH:  Negotiation skills at pre-intermediate level
  • PORTUGUESE:  Native Language
  • Provided crucial depositions in US Court to successfully release high-value asset, arrested in litigation in Miami/Florida.
  • Created standardised legal tools and a database of contract clauses and assorted opinions in order to meet the most frequent demands from internal clients.
  • Supported businesses directly, maximizing the use of in-house lawyers and minimising the costs of external counsels.
  • Personally assisted the sale of 2 Presidential Aircraft to the Brazilian Government before the Ministry of Defense in Brasília/Brazil.
  • Acted in and out of court in cases involving both arrest of cargo and demurrage.
  • Experienced in liaising with BNDES/FINAME, as well as private banks in the refinancing and remarketing of assets.
  • Acted in the capacity of company representative on overseas projects in the US, UK, Latin America, Europe and Asia, including bids, amicable settlements and litigation.
  • Provided consultancy on areas as diverse as mining, logistics, IT, cross-border deals and corporate issues involving foreign start-ups in Brazil.
  • Leaded the team who negotiated the entrance in India of the first 2 Brazilian commercial jets in the history of the country.
  • Created a reference database of national and international law firms, comparing fees and providing feedback on services provided.
  • Experienced in International Contracts, Corporate, Tax, Mining, Real Estate and Aviation Law, including those issues inherent to Foreign Trade and Project Finance.
  • Trained new lawyers and internal clients in “basic legal tools” used for negotiation.


Solution International Consultoria Ltda - 2010-2010

Octaviano Martins Advogados Associados - 2009-2009

EMBRAER S.A. - 2002-2008

Transbrasil Linhas Aéreas S.A. - 2000-2002

J. F. Jr. Advogados & Associados - 1998-2000

  • BRITCHAM – The British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil
  • ATPIESP - Associação Profissional dos Tradutores Públicos e Intérpretes Comerciais – São Paulo
  • MEC – Ministry of Education and Culture
  • CNPq - National Council for Scientific and Technological Development
  • Cycling & Jogging
  • Cinema, Music, Arts
  • Science & Health
  • Technology

Spoken languages: english, portuguese, Spanish (intermediate)
Location I am interested in working: canada, qatar, saudi arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates