Following its strategy of growth and investment in talents to reinforce its team, Demarest Advogados welcomes its new Environmental and Competition Law attorneys.

After some years of practice in the private sector, Lourdes de Alcantara Machado returns to Demarest Advogados to reinforce the Environmental practice area. Lourdes graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) Law School and is a specialist in Environmental Law by Universidade de São Paulo Law School; she earned an LL.M. degree from Berkeley Law School, in the US, where she also earned a J.D. degree in Environmental Law. Lourdes left Demarest to work as a specialist in Environmental Law issues at the JBS group. Since 2014, she is a sitting member of the Associate Board of the Department of the Environment of FIESP, the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo.

The Competition Law team welcomes Paula Salles, an attorney with extensive expertise in the area, providing advice to clients in Brazil and abroad on administrative proceedings relating to anticompetitive conducts, and on the submission of corporate operations to Brazilian antitrust authorities for approval. Paula graduated from PUC/São Paulo Law School, is a specialist in Economic and Regulatory Law by Fundação Getulio Vargas and earned an LL.M. degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School, along with a certificate in Business Administration from Wharton Business School, both in the US. Paula was an international associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, in Washington-DC.

Fernanda Harari graduated from PUC/SP Law School and has been also recently hired to work with Paula at Demarest's Competition Law team.

This way, Demarest continues pursuing its aim of constantly strengthening the delivery of excellence services, with focus on the needs of the market and, especially, of our clients and partners.

About Demarest

Founded in 1948, Demarest 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 moved 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 delivers. Clients from all over the world are assisted in national and international transactions through a structure that includes offices in the major cities of Brazil and in New York, US.

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