Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Rio de Janeiro State University, Rio de Janeiro, 1985. LLM in corporate law from Columbia University School of Law, New York, 1987. Graduate degree (MBA) in corporate finance from Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, 1991–1992. Worked with the Brazilian Reinsurance Institute Legal Department – (IRB), Rio de Janeiro, 1981–1982; worked at the Jose Thomaz Nabuco Law Firm, Rio de Janeiro, 1982-1986; attorney at Fox & Horan LLP, New York, 1987-1988; attorney at White & Case LLP, New York, 1988–1990; Attorney at The Law Offices of SG Archibald, Paris, 1990–1991; vice president of The Chase Manhattan Bank NA (Project Finance/Latin America Corporate Finance), New York, 1991–1994; senior vice president at Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc, New York, 1994–2000 (asset manager); outside general counsel at TeleNova Communications, Inc, Miami, 2000–2002; partner at Flecha de Lima & Tavares Paes Advogados, Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo/Brasília, 2000–2008; partner at Wald Associated Lawyers, Rio de Janeiro/São Paulo/Brasília, 2008–2010; and partner at Denton Tavares Paes LLC – Attorneys-at-Law, New York.
Lawyer recommended by the Latin Lawyer Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), Chambers and Partners Latin America, The Legal 500 for Bankruptcy/Restructuring and Corporate/M&A. Member (alternate) of the Arbitration Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association – Chapter of the State of São Paulo. Member of the Brazilian Bar and the New York State Bar. Fluent in English and French.