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Durval de Noronha Goyos Júnior

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Senior partner, founder and president of the Executive Committee of Noronha Advogados

Dr. Durval de Noronha Goyos Jr. is member of the Brazilian and Portuguese Bar Associations and he is also admitted in England and Wales as a solicitor. He graduated from Wm. Hall High School, in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA, in 1969 as an AFS scholar to join the law school of the Catholic University in São Paulo, Brazil, graduating in January of 1975, followed by post-graduate courses, including a programme on Constitutional Law, at Hastings College of Law (University of California), in San Francisco, USA and revalidation of diploma at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Noronha was an “ad-hoc” Brazilian government representative for the Uruguay Round of the GATT in 1992 and 1993 and the President of the Brazilian Bar’s commission on the GATT. Dr. Noronha is an arbitrator for the World Trade Organisation (WTO), based in Geneva, Switzerland, having previously been an arbitrator for the General Agreements on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Dr. Noronha was also appointed as an arbitrator of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Beijing and Shanghai and also is an Arbitror of the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SCIA), China. He was a member of the International Commission of the Law Society of England and Wales. He was the Brazilian Bar’s chief negotiator for the agreements on the legal professions within MERCOSUL and is the correspondent in Brazil of the publications “International Trade Law and Regulation”, Oxford; “World Markets Research Centre”, London, UK; “Trade Practices Law Journal”, Sydney, Australia; member of the editorial board of the publication “International Trade Reports”, Cambridge UK, President of the UBE (2015-2019), and Member of the Board of Trustees of the Padre Anchieta Foundation (TV Cultura). President of the Institute and of the Editorial Council of the Confucius Institute – UNESP. Member of the Academy of Letters and Culture of Portugal. Member of Maurício Grabois Foundation. Member of BCI&BIMC.

Books published:
His books and articles, published in six continents include:

Chiado Editora:
SHANGHAI LILLY (Antonio Paixão – Heteronymous)

Editora UBE:
Co-Author and Organizer: ANTOLOGIA – CRÔNICAS PELA LIBERDADE;
Co-Author and Organizer: ANTOLOGIA POÉTICA – PRIMEIRAS IDEIAS;
OS MONGES GUERREIROS DE GOYOS E A ORDEM DO HOSPITAL EM PORTUGAL;
Co-Author and Organizer: ANTHOLOGY – CONTOS DE AMOR E DOR;
A HISTÓRIA DA LITERATURA ERÓTICA E MEUS CONTOS MALDITOS (António Paixão – Heteronymous);
Co-Author: ENCONTRO COM DECIO LANG;
INTRODUCTION TO THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (Chinese);
INTRODUCTION TO THE CULTURAL REVOLUTION IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA;
INTRODUÇÃO À REVOLUÇÃO CULTURAL NA REPÚBLICA POPULAR DA CHINA.

Legal Observer Inc.
ANNUS HORRIBILIS 2020 (António Paixão – Heteronymous);
“O ESCUDEIRO DE SÃO JORGE – FLÁVIO LA SELVA E A GAVIÕES DA FIEL”
“CUBA’S 2019 CONSTITUTION”;
“GATT, MERCOSUL & NAFTA”;
“THE WTO AND THE URUGUAY ROUND TREATIES”;
“THE LAW OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE”;
“ESSAYS ON INTERNATIONAL LAW”;
“CHINA POST-WTO: LAW AND TRADE”;
“TREATISE ON COMMERCIAL DEFENCE: ANTIDUMPING, COUNTERVAILING AND SAFEGUARDS”;
“THE NEW PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW”;
“NORONHA ANGLO-PORTUGUESE LEGAL DICTIONARY”;
“BRAZILIAN LAND LAW AND INTERNATIONAL AGRIBUSINESS”;
“ARBITRATION IN THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION”;
“THE MARCH OF HISTORY”,
“DIARY OF A CRISIS” and
“THE TWILIGHT OF THE EMPIRE AND THE DAWN OF CHINA”.

Cultura Acadêmica:
A CAMPANHA DA FORÇA EXPEDICIONÁRIA BRASILEIRA PELA LIBERTAÇÃO DA ITÁLIA,
THE CAMPAIGN OF THE BRAZILIAN EXPEDICIONARY FORCE FOR THE LIBERATION OF ITALY,
LA CAMPAGNA DELLA FORZA DI SPEDIZIONE BRASILIANA PER LA LIBERAZIONE D’ITALIA.

Aduaneiras:
“DICTIONARY OF  MANDARIN PYN YIN – Portuguese – English – Mandarin in Yin”.

Lex Editora:
“THE ROLE OF THE LAWYER IN  BRAZIL’S FOREIGN RELATIONS “

Other publishers:
Co-author: “FOREIGN EXCHANGE HANDBOOK” – (Euromoney Publications),
Co-author: “LEGAL ASPECTS OF DOING BUSINESS IN LATIN AMERICA”-(Kluwer),
Co-author: “ATORES E RELAÇÕES INTERNACIONAIS” – (Cultura Acadêmica Editora) and
Co-author: “INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL SECURED TRANSACTIONS” – (Carswell).

Member:
Dr. Noronha is  a member of the American Bar Association, Mercosul Association for the Rule of Law in International Relations (Chairman), Associazione Giuristi di Lingua Italiana, Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Centre for International Legal Studies, Vienna, Austria, Union Internationale des Avocats (member of the National Executive Committee), the Latin-American Society of Labour Law and Regional Integration (counsellor), the Florida Bar (Consultant in Brazilian and Portuguese law) and the California Bar(consultant in Brazilian Law).

Areas of Practice:
Corporate law; contracts; securities; banking; finance and investments; taxation; the law of international trade; financial criminal law; international public law and conflict of laws; international arbitration and complex multi-disciplinary domestic and international litigation; complex corporate and trade negotiations and mediation.

Academic Activities:
Dr. Noronha was the coordinator of the post-graduation program in Chinese law of Escola Paulista de Direito – EPD, São Paulo, Brasil. Dr. Noronha was the coordinator and a professor of the post-graduation programmes of International Law and International Trade Law of the Escola Paulista de Direito – EPD, São Paulo, Brazil, from 2007 to 2009. He was a professor of International Trade Law at the Graduate School of Universidade Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro. Consultant for the North-South Centre at the University of Miami on The Free Trade Area for the Americas. Visiting Fellow at the University of South Africa in 1998. Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London. Fellow of the Center for International Legal Studies, Vienna, Austria. Post-graduation lecturer of the University of Southern California and Duke University (USA); Wits University, University of South Africa and University of Cape Town (South Africa); Institute of Foreign Trade, Jawaharlal Nehru University and International Management Institute (India); Law School of the Institute of Foreign Trade, Shanghai University and Fudan University (Shanghai, China); Tsinghua Universtity and Central University (Beijing, China); Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal); Universidade Autônoma de Lisboa (Portugal), University 3 de Febrero (Argentina); Federal University, Catholic University of São Paulo, UNESP (University of the State of São Paulo), UFMG (Federal University of the State of Minas Gerais), UFRGS (Federal University of the State of Rio Grande do Sul), FGVRJ (Getulio Vargas Foundation in the State of Rio de Janeiro), UNB and College of Naval War, all of them in Brazil.

Languages of professional use:
Portuguese;
English;
Italian; and
Spanish.

Languages of social use:
French; and
Mandarin.

Reads and write:
Latim.

Articles published:
Dr. Noronha is a columnist for Jornal do Brasil (RJ) since 2001, and the legal site Ultima Instancia, apart from collaborating on various Brazilian and international publications.

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José Paulo Lago Alves Pequeno

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Partner – Mergers and Acquisitions Department
Member of the Executive Committee of Noronha Advogados Law Firm

He graduated at the University of São Paulo Law School and was admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association in the State of São Paulo in 1978. He is also member of the AASP (Lawyer’s Association of São Paulo). He was a professor in post-graduation programme of Corporate Law at the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), lecturer of the Observador Legal Editora training programme and also lecturer in many forums related to his area of expertise. He was responsible for the resolution of various majority/minority conflicts in Brazil, questions of administrator responsibility, approval of mergers and acquisitions, filings before Brazilian anti-trust authorities and other topics of Company Law, Capital Markets and Merger and Acquisitions. He was a board member of the Chamber of Mediation and Arbitration of the European Chambers of Commerce for Brazil and a member of IBGC (the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance) and is currently a Vice President of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo (DUTCHAM). He is a founding partner of Noronha Advogados.

Books published:
Co-author: Legal Guide: Doing Business in Brazil (Observador Legal Editora)
Author: International Corporate Law (Winning Legal Strategies – Aspatore Books)

Languages:
Portuguese
English

 

Vera Helena de Moraes Dantas Innes

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Partner – London Office

Academic
She graduated at the Law School of the University of São Paulo in 1983; undertook post-graduation course at University College London, University of London, in 1985-1986.

Areas of Practice
Brazilian corporate law and mergers & acquisitions in Brazil;
Energy law, with an emphasis on oil & gas.

Professional qualifications
Qualified as a Brazilian lawyer in São Paulo in 1985; as a Portuguese lawyer in 1990;  and as a Solicitor in England and Wales in 2007.

Memberships and other information
Member of the International Bar Association
Member of the Union Internationale des Avocats (being the Brazilian representative at the Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Law Commissions)
Membro da Union Internationale des Avocats
Previously, consulting member in London of the International Relations Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association
Previously, member of the British Brazil Business Council, an initiative of  UK Trade & Investment

Books published
Co-author: Portuguese Legal Guide (Legal Observer Inc.)
Co-author: Business in Europe – Legal Guide (Legal Observer Inc)

Languages
Portuguese
English
French
Spanish

Robert Ellis Williams

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Partner – International Tax Department

Academic
He is graduated in Accounting and Finance at University of Lancaster, England, 1980.

Membership and other information
He is ACA (Chartered Accountant,) accredited by the Institute of Registered Accountants in England and Wales since 1986 and auditor in England and Wales.
He’s been living in Brazil since 1995.

Languages
English
Portuguese

Books published
Co-author: Anti-money Laundering – International Law and Practice (Hardback)

Mônica Missaka

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Academic
She´s graduated in Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUc – SP), in 1994.

Áreas of Practice
Business Law
Contract Law
Corporate Law

Professional Qualifications
Specialist in Business Law PUCCOGEAE (1999);
Specializes in Contract Law at CEU – Continuing Education Center (2003);
Specialization in Business Law at FGV-GV Law (ongoing);
Graduate student “broad sense” in Administrative Law by ITE – Institute of Education Toledo (ongoing).

International Experience
Internship at Nagase Kenko Corporation , Tokyo, Japan, during six months

Languages
Japanese
Portuguese
English

Martin Wilfredo Dedeu

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Partner – Buenos Aires

He was admitted as lawyer in Argentina in 1966 after having graduated at the University of Buenos Aires Law School. He also took seminars at Baldwin Wallace College, University of Denver, Florida Atlantic University, USA. He is Regional representative of Adela Investment Co. S.A. for Argentina, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay and Bolívia and CEO of the Subsidiary in Argentina. He is also president of Compañia Minera Aguilar S.A. (Mining Company) and Fundacíon Universitaria del Rio de la Plata (F.U.R.P.). He was a member of the Law School                                         of the University of Buenos Aires and he is director of Buenos Aires Bar Association.

Languages:
Spanish
English
French

 

Elbio A.S. Ferrario

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Partner – Buenos Aires
He was admitted as a lawyer in 1969 at the Argentinian Bar Association. He studied at the Law School of the University of Buenos Aires, Catholic University of Argentina (Corporate Law). He also took seminars at Catholic University of America, Harvard University, Georgetown University. He was also granted the title of Honorary Citizenship in the cities of Miami and Tallahassee, Florida.
Languages
Spanish
English
French

 

M. Alexandra Monteiro dos Santos

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Partner of the Lisbon Office

Academic

Graduated in Law at Coimbra University, Portugal (1996);
Member of OAP (Portuguese Bar Association) since February 1999;
Post Graduated in Registration and Notarial Law at Coimbra University, Portugal (2004).

 

Practise Areas
Registration and Notarial Law | Family Law | Succession Law | Civil Procedural Executive Law | Civil Law | Commercial Law | Administrative and Tax Law | Labour Law | Immigration Law

Languages
Portuguese | English | Spanish | French