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Paula Vieira becomes Mattos Filho’s new partner for its New York office

Paula Vieira’s strong international experience is set to strengthen the firm’s strategy and relationships with foreign clients seeking to do business in Brazil

São Paulo, October 17, 2023 – Mattos Filho has announced Paula Vieira as the new partner in charge of the firm’s New York office. With a strong background in both Brazilian and cross-border M&A transactions, including private equity, Paula is a member of Mattos Filho’s Corporate/M&A practice and International Committee, where she coordinates the firm’s initiatives for business development outside Brazil. 
Mattos Filho’s presence in New York has spanned over a decade, helping bridge the gap between international clients and their interests in the Brazilian market. It has allowed for broader perspectives and ample opportunities to collaborate with companies, investors, and business partners looking to expand their interests in Brazil, as well as to connect Brazilian clients with the right business partners in connection with their outbound investments. 

"We are excited about moving into this new phase of our international business strategy, and we wish Paula the utmost success in her new role," commented Mattos Filho’s managing partner, Roberto Quiroga.

"The opportunity to lead the New York office and work closely with our clients and business partners in the United States will enable Mattos Filho to strengthen and develop further its international relationships and presence. I am deeply honored to represent Mattos Filho in a broader capacity," added Paula.
Paula Vieira 
Part of Mattos Filho for 25 years, Paula Vieira has been a partner in the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice since 2010. Beyond her experience in M&A matters (including private equity), Paula is involved in foreign investments in Brazil and public and private commercial contracts across many sectors and industries.
Paula’s strong background in international matters and business development includes her active role on committees at the International Bar Association (IBA), where she is engaged in the Latin American forum as well as in other committees such as the M&A committee. Paula previously also worked as an international associate at the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

With a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of Pennsylvania, Paula has a Bachelor of Laws and a Specialization in Business Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), as well as a Specialization in Finance and Accounting from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV).

About Mattos Filho  
Mattos Filho is a high-performance Brazilian law firm and a strategic partner with innovative solutions to complex problems. We believe in practicing law dynamically to match the rapid pace of global transformation, seeing our work as a vehicle for promoting our commitment to positively impacting society. Recognized as ’Brazil Law Firm of the Year’ (The Legal 500) in 2023 and ’Law Firm of the Year in Brazil’ (Who’s Who Legal) in 2021, Mattos Filho has also been elected ’Brazil Law Firm of the Year’ six times by British research institution Chambers & Partners. A full-service firm renowned for its excellence, Mattos Filho is an established reference in over 40 areas of law, with offices in São Paulo, Campinas, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, New York and London.   
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