Areas of Practice
- Legal advice in the areas of business law, both nationally and internationally
- Conception and structuring of agreements in investments and project finance
- Business negotiation and mediation in current activities and conflict resolution
- Clients in various sectors of the economy:
- Automobile and metallurgy
- Food and beverage
- Real estate
- Private equity
- Partnerships and investment companies in general
JOÃO AFONSO DE ASSIS
Academic Background and Professional Activities
- More than 30 years of professional and academic experience in the areas of corporate law and tax law related to the negotiation of contracts and corporate structure
- Visiting researcher and assistant in the negotiation and mediation courses at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, 2013
- Bachelor's Degree in Law from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), 1981
- Post-graduation in Economic Law from the Institute of Economic Law Studies (IEDE), under coordination of Professor José Luiz de Bulhões Pedreira and Professor Alfredo Lamy Filho, 1983
- Professor of Corporate Law at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and the post-graduation course in business law at the Institute of Business Administration and Management of the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (IAG - Master PUC-Rio)
- Founder of Xavier, Bernardes, Bragança, Sociedade de Advogados (XBB), acting for more than 18 years in the areas of Business Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax Law, International Contracts, Real Estate, Project Financing and Energy Law
- Mediator Certified by ICFML - Instituto de Certificação de Mediadores Lusófonos ("Portuguese Speaking Mediators Certification Institute")
- Certified by DRBF - The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation for acting as Dispute Board Member in Service Agreements related to RIO 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games
- Member of the Mediation Committee IBA - International Bar Association
Functions at Institutions of Social Interest
- President of Associação de Amigos do Paço Imperial.
- Trustees Council Member of Fundação Eva Klabin.
- Founder and Officer of Associação Música em Trancoso.
- Director and Board Member of Mozarteum Brasileiro.
- Advisory Board Member of Instituto Antonio Carlos Jobim.
- Fiscal Board Member of Associação de Amigos do Parque Nacional da Tijuca.