Brazil: New Partners - Demarest Advogados
Last Updated: 25 November 2014

Antônio Carlos Frugis, a member of the Labor Litigation department, Fabíola Emilin Rodrigues, a member of the Criminal department, Renato Buranello, a member of the Corporate Finance and Agribusiness departments, and Lucas Tavares, a member of the M&A department, will become partners in Demarest Advogados in January 2015.

Mr. Frugis graduated from Faculdade de Direito da Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo Law School and has a Specialization in Civil Proceeding at the same Law School. Mr. Rodrigues obtained a Doctorate degree in Criminal Procedural Law at Pontifícia Universidade Católica last year. Mr. Tavares has a specialization in Finance for Lawyers at FIA/USP and in Negotiation at Universidade Católica Argentina, in Buenos Aires.

Mr. Buranello, who had been practicing at Demarest as a Consultant Partner, is a specialist in agribusiness issues and participates in operations related to rural loan programs, private system for agribusiness financing and rural insurance. He graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas Law School, has a Master's Degree in Commercial Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and a Doctorate Degree in the same practice area from the same Law School.

With the appointment of these partners, Demarest reaffirms its commitment to acknowledging and promoting its talents in key practice areas and is in line with its growth strategy. This strategy aims at continuously strengthening the rendering of excellence services with focus on the market's and, especially, our clients' and partners' needs.

About Demarest Advogados

Founded in 1948, Demarest Advogados is one of the most reputable law firms in Brazil and is ranked among the major law firms in Latin America. Throughout its history, practicing in several areas of law, Demarest has never drifted away from its calling to deliver legal services with a high standard of quality and excellence. The multidisciplinary model of performance – with a perfect integration and synergy among its professionals – also contributes to Demarest's agility and effectiveness in the works it performs. Clients from all over the world are assisted in domestic and cross border transactions through a structure that includes offices in the major cities of Brazil and in New York.

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