Professional Experience

Silvia Bernardino de Gouveia joined the Firm in 2012. She integrates the Corporate & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Contracts practice group, with focus on M&A. Silvia has a wide breadth of experience in the Corporate Law, especially M&A, with participation in high profile local and multijurisdictional projects, including reorganization.

Work abroad

She worked in the Brazilian Embassy office in Washington DC as a lawyer in International Law.

Awards and Recognitions

Silvia has been recognized by LACCA as leading business lawyer in Brazil in corporate and M&A.

Academic Background

She graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo with a degree in Law and has an LLM degree in Corporate and M&A from Cornell University in the United States of America. She was a fellow student in International Business Law at the University of the Incarnate Word in the United States of America.

Activities outside the office

Silvia is a member of the Brazilian International Trade Scholars (ABCI), the Chamber of Commerce Brazil- Canada and the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Japan.


Author of several books/articles, such as:

– Legal Aspects of Investing in Brazil;

– Diversidade e Inclusão: Um dos Pilares do Sucesso Empresarial;

– Oportunidades em Distressed M&A.


Portuguese, English and Spanish

Representative matters and clients

– Interaxa Group in the sale to Mutant Group of companies in Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Colombia and Argentina, in which all the projects were coordinated in Brazil;

– Canadian Solar in the sale of Pirapora Solar Projects in Brazil to Omega;

– Canadian Solar in the Sale of Salgueiro, Jaíba, Francisco and Lavras projects to Nebras Power;

– Chery in the formation of joint venture with CAOA group;

– Toshiba Corporation in the sale of Toshiba América do Sul to Fram Capital;

– Paul Hartmann Group in the acquisition of Bace Heathcare;

– UBM as purchaser in several deals including of Hospitalar Feiras e Congressos;

– Genus in the acquisition of Genetiporc;

– Kodak in the sale of the DI and PI businesses to its pension plan;

– ABC Group in the acquisition of EvoW12;

– Quest Group in the formation of a joint venture in Brazil with Labet;

– Lightsource BP in the corporate matters in Brazil and in M&A deals;

– Multijurisdictional reorganization of JC Control, Nielsen, Hitachi and others.

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