Leila Pigozzi Alves

Leila Pigozzi Alves


Leila Pigozzi Alves is partner at De Luca, Derenusson, Schuttoff e Azevedo Advogados (DDSA) leading the Labour and Immigration department of the firm.

With an extensive knowledge on labour issues as litigation, contracts, due diligences, training, prevention, management and elimination of contingencies, policies of compensation and human resources, Leila is able to deal with collective rights and has all the skills for mediation and negotiation with unions. In addition, she is specialist in the policies for the employment of foreigners to work in national companies and expatriates rights.

Moreover, Ms Alves is recognised by her clients and peers as a leader lawyer in her field and has been nominated for international and notorious publications. She is considered “very pragmatic and sharp” in her practice, as well as having a “deep knowledge” of labour and employment Brazilian complex legislation.

Leila has a master’s in Labour and Social Security Law at the recognised Instituto de Direito do Trabalho da Universidade de Direito de Lisboa and graduated from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. She is also a member of the Portuguese Bar Association in Lisbon and of the Association Internationale de Jeunes Avocats.

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Universidade Católica de São Paulo (1999);
postgraduate in labour and social security law from the Labour Law Institute of Universidade de Direito de Lisboa, Portugal (2004); and
secondment programme at Simmons & Simmons Rebelo de Sousa in Lisbon, Portugal (2003–2004).

Main practice areas

  • Labour;
  • data protection;
  • Social Security Law; and
  • immigration.
  • Publications/nominations
    Chambers and Partners Latin America, Labour;
    Latin American Corporate Counsel (LACCA), Labour;
    Latin Lawyer 250;
    The Legal 500: Labour

Brazilian Bar Association, section of São Paulo (2000);
Portuguese Bar Association, section of Lisbon (2003); and
Association Internationale de Jeunes Avocats (AIJA) (2012).

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