Fernanda Lessa Barreto de Freitas joined Ulhôa Canto in 2001 and became a partner in 2016. She graduated from Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – UERJ in 2003 and obtained a specialis degree in tax law from Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos Tributários in 2005, a postgraduate degree in Corporate Law, with emphasis on Commercial Law and Capital Market from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV/RJ in 2010, and a LLM degree in Corporate Law from New York University in 2014. She is specialized in corporate law and merger & acquisition, as well as contract law, estate and succession planning, compliance and third sector.
She was a foreign associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, in 2009, in Miami, and she was a professor of corporate law at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro- UFRJ from 2012 to 2013. She participated in New York City Bar Associatio’sn fellowship program from 2013 to 2014.
She was admitted to the Rio de Janeiro Chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association in 2004, and to the Corporate Law Commission of the Rio de Janeiro Chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association in August, 2017. Her native language is Portuguese and she is fluent in English and Spanish.
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