Eduardo Turkienicz is the head of the franchise/distribution, intellectual property/entertainment/technology and licensing practice areas, as well as partner of the corporate, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets practice areas at Dias Carneiro Advogados.

Eduardo Turkienicz started his career in the RBS Group, where he stayed for five years. After that he spent several years in other Brazilian law firms, such as Machado Meyer and Felsberg, where he was the head of their commercial contracts and intellectual property practice areas.

Eduardo has over 20 years’ experience in various areas of corporate law. He has advised several clients, domestic and foreign, in complex and sophisticated negotiations. Additionally, Eduardo has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions transactions, domestic and foreign, in different market sectors, and foreign investors in Brazil.

His work is acknowledged by legal directories such as Latin Lawyer 250, the ABA’s directory, Who’s Who Legal 2014, Who’s Who Franchise 2015 and LACCA M&A and Corporate 2016.

Education: Eduardo obtained his Law Degree (LLB) from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (1994), and also studied at the Escola Superior do Ministério Público do Rio Grande do Sul (lato sensu specialisation – 1996), Fundação Getúlio Vargas (specialisation in Corporate and Economics Law – 1999), Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (International Law specialisation – 2000), and, finally, at the University of Texas at Austin (LLM programme, 2001).

Membership of professional associations: Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo; AASP – São Paulo Lawyers Association; International Bar Association; International Franchise Association.

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