Publicado em 16/07/2021 - News

Dias Carneiro boosts labour practice with promotion

Latin Lawyer

Brazilian law firm Dias Carneiro Advogados has appointed its fourth new partner in a month, promoting a labour and employment counsel to its senior rank.

The firm announced Cynthia Fernandes Guidotti’s promotion on 5 July. It now counts 19 partners.

Guidotti specialises in labour litigation, representing national and foreign companies. She has accumulated experience advising clients across a range of sectors, including aviation, agribusiness, bioenergy and transportation.

The newly minted partner joined Dias Carneiro in 2013 and was promoted to counsel in 2020. She previously worked at local firm Felsberg Advogados.

André de Melo Ribeiro, Dias Carneiro’s labour and employment head, says Guidotti is an experienced litigator that provides the firm’s clients with a solution-oriented and strategic approach. “Our clients will benefit from Cynthia’s experience and knowledge, especially during challenging times such as these – as we are facing many changes in our labour relations due to the covid-19 pandemic,” adds Ribeiro.

Ribeiro and Guidotti have worked together for eight years at Dias Carneiro, and prior to that also at their former firm Felsberg.

“Cynthia’s promotion is a continuation of our plan to stimulate and nurture the career of our people and grow our group of experienced partners,” comments Dias Carneiro’s managing partner Antonio Amendola.

The partner promotion comes a month after the firm appointed three new partners to its tax and disputes departments by hiring from local outfits Vidigal Neto Advogados and Muriel Medici Franco Advogados in June.

Partners have also left the outfit recently. Venture capital practitioner Eduardo Zilberberg departed earlier this year to launch Bronstein, Zilberberg, Chueiri & Potenza Advogados alongside three other partners, joining from Veirano Advogados and Ulhôa Canto, Rezende e Guerra Advogados.

Dias Carneiro is a mid-sized Brazilian firm that is regularly sought out by foreign investors in the energy, infrastructure and financial sectors. For transactional work, the firm is particularly busy in the project finance space. It also has strong services in corporate and M&A, administrative law and tax. In May, the firm helped Atlas Renewable Energy borrow US$150 million to fund a Brazilian solar power project.