Lawyer and university professor Flávia do Canto is Souto Correa’s new legal consultant in the Consumer and Product Liability practice area. She started her journey in the office on August 1st.
In addition, lawyer Maria Gabriela Wickert Theisen also joined the firm’s Consumer and Product Liability team.
Flávia is a post-doctoral student in Law at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), has a Ph.D. and a Master’s degree in Law from PUCRS, where she also teaches, in addition to a Visiting Scholar at Syracuse University. She was also Director of Procon in Porto Alegre and in the Rio Grande do Sul state.
The lawyer is also a member of the special commission for legal certainty and improvement of the application of administrative sanctions of the National Consumer Secretariat (Senacon), director of the Brazilian Institute of Consumer Policy and Law (Brasilcon), and member of the Consumer Protection Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association (section Rio Grande do Sul).
Furthermore, Flávia has extensive expertise in the subject of administrative fines from Procons, the theme of her recently published work “Proteção Administrativa do Consumidor” (Administrative Consumer Protection, in english).