The Firm now relies on one of the major references in the field of Real Estate and Timberland Investment Law in Brazil.

São Paulo, July 10, 2012 – It is with great satisfaction that we announce the arrival Rossana Fernandes Duarte, to perform the role of coordinating partner of the Real Estate Business Sector of Siqueira Castro - Advogados.

A graduate from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, she has worked with the main players in the Real Estate, Banking, and Capital markets throughout more than 25 years of her successful career, having coordinated the Real Estate Business Sector of firm TozziniFreire Advogados for the past 14 years.

Rossana Fernandes Duarte is a member of Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (Brazilian Bar Association), chapters of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, and Distrito Federal (Federal District), as well as of The Urban Land Institute, important Real Estate Institute in the USA. In addition, she is the Latin American representative at the Real Estate Law Committee of the International Bar Association – IBA and a professor of Real Estate Investments at Fundação Getúlio Vargas FGV/PEC since 2003.

Rossana Fernandes Duarte is author of several legal publications in the field of Real Estate and Timberland Investments, having been acknowledged with several awards and accolades from relevant specialized periodicals, such as:

  • Chambers Latin America: one of the best Brazilian lawyers in the fields of Real Estate and Timberland Investment;
  • Análise Advocacia: one of the most admired Brazilian lawyers in the field of Real Estate Law; and
  • PLC Which Lawyer: a Corporate Real Estate and Construction and Projects benchmark in Brazil.

Along with Rossana Fernandes Duarte, the Firm’s Real Estate Sector welcomes attorneys Mariana Spoto Cobra, Janaína C. Rodrigues Gomes Vargas, and Dalmo Tavares, in addition to interns and administrative employees.

“With the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics drawing closer, Brazil has become a major global destination for real estate investments. And we are quite happy with the coming of Att. Duarte and her extraordinary team to SCA, as our staff now relies on of the greatest icons of that field. And due to our physical presence all over Brazil, this will enable us to play an active role in the main real estate and timberland projects underway in the country,” says the Firm’s managing partner Carlos Fernando Siqueira Castro.