New partners Souto Correa

Souto Correa appoints four new partners

Souto Correa Advogados has strengthened its Capital Markets, M&A, Real Estate, and Tax practices in Brazil by promoting of (pictured from left to right) Clarissa Yokomizo (Corporate Law and M&A), Fábio Baldissera (Real Estate), Ingrid Hessling (Capital Markets), and Pedro Demartini (Tax). Since January 1, 2023, the firm counts with 32 equity partners.

Newly elected partner Fábio Baldissera is based in Porto Alegre and has worked at Souto Correa since its inception, in February 2013. He spearheads the firm’s real estate practice and has extensive knowledge and experience in the field, including matters connected to M&A transactions, infrastructure projects, wealth management, and succession planning, as well as strategic real estate litigation.

Clarissa Yokomizo and Pedro Demartini are based in São Paulo, having both joined Souto Correa in 2015. She practices in the firm’s corporate team, where she specializes in M&A, energy projects, competition issues, and estate planning. Prior to joining the firm, Clarissa acquired extensive international experience, having worked in cross-border matters in a law firm in France and in a multinational company in Japan.

Before joining Souto Correa, Pedro Demartini was an associate at Pinheiro Neto for ten years. He focuses his practice on indirect taxes and related litigation at the federal, state, and municipal levels, representing clients from many different economic sectors, such as technology, retail, oil and gas, and agribusiness.

Rio-based Ingrid Hessling joined Souto Correa in February 2022 from Stocche Forbes, where she had spent nine years as an associate.

Earlier this year, the firm added a lateral hire as a partner. Anderson Ribeiro joined from Kasznar Leonardos to head the Life Sciences department at Souto Correa. The firm has also boosted its senior rank by recruiting senior industry lawyer Paulo Rosito[8] as counsel, strengthening its life sciences group, as well as by hiring agribusiness lawyer Ticiane Figueirêdo, who has 12 years of experience in credit granting and structuring operations, such as digital bonds, issuance of Rural Product Bills (CPRs), and negotiations in the Barter model.