Rodrigo Junqueira is the new managing partner of Lefosse Advogados
Partner takes position at a moment of strong growth of the firm
Lawyer Rodrigo Junqueira was elected managing partner of Lefosse Advogados in an election held on 18 June 2021 and takes over from Carlos Mello who held the position for the past three years.
The change in the firm which is always attentive to national and international legal market trends, comes at a time of continuous expansion of its business. The growth forecast is 25% this year, compared to the average of 15% in previous periods. “We are growing at a very fast pace, bringing new reinforcements to the team to strengthen our full service strategy and our purpose of being the main law firm in the country,” said Junqueira. “Last year alone, we provided advisory services for more than 60 operations involving public offerings of shares,” he said.
Lefosse is recognized by the main legal rankings as a high relevance firm in Brazil and has expanded the number of partners in recent years – currently there are 45 which represents a 165% growth from 2015 to 2021. The firm has also created and invested in areas such as Insurance and Reinsurance, Litigation and Arbitration, Real Estate, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Energy and Infrastructure. Today, the firm employs 473 professionals including the legal and administrative areas. “Our practical and multidisciplinary approach to the areas of Law is a reflection of the profile of our professionals, as many of them came from the clients’ industries, which allows us to go beyond the legal recommendation for complex cases and be a profound connoisseur of their business,” explained Junqueira.
Participation in business
According to Transactional Track Record (TTR) data, the impact of strengthening the firm can be seen in the results achieved in the first quarter of 2021. In Mergers and Acquisitions, Lefosse worked on the highest value transaction carried out in Brazil – Hapvida/Notre Dame consolidation and was the second firm in total value of transactions and the third in number of transactions. Lefosse also participated in two of the top five deals in Latin America in the period – Hapvida/Notre Dame and New Fortress Energy.
In the Capital Markets and Private Equity areas, Lefosse leads the value of public offerings of shares and M&A transactions. In IPOs, the firm performed exceptionally well in the initial offerings of Rede Dor, Enjoei, BR Distribuidora, XP Investimentos, BR Partners, GetNinjas, Espaço Laser and Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul.
New Executive Committee
On the 18 June, Lefosse’s new Executive Committee was also elected. In addition to Rodrigo Junqueira, partners Carlos Mello (Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A), Gustavo Haddad (Tax and Property and Succession Reorganization), Luiz Octavio Lopes (Capital Market, Corporate and M&A), Sergio Machado (Corporate and M&A) and also Silvia Eyng, general officer of the firm and the first woman to hold a position on the committee.
Silvia has worked at Lefosse for more than a decade, having started at the firm as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO). She has a degree in Accounting Sciences, Accounting, Administration and Economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. Silvia also has a graduate degree in Controllership and Accounting from FECAP and an MBA in Business Management from FIA.
The mandates of Rodrigo Junqueira and the new Executive Committee will run for three years and came into effect on July 1.
About Rodrigo Junqueira
Listed by Chambers Latin America as one of the best lawyers in Brazil, he has experience in capital market transactions, including equity and debt. He is recognized as a lawyer recommended in the Capital Markets area by the members of the renowned Latin American Corporate Counsel Association, linked to the Latin Lawyer group. Rodrigo holds a degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP) and in Administration from Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV-SP).
About Lefosse Advogados
Lefosse Advogados is a full-service firm that offers specialized advice with high technical quality. The firm’s brands are agility, extensive expertise and precision in the development of its cases that include both national and multi-jurisdictional operations. It is recognized by the main legal rankings as one of the best firms in Brazil.