GEI Brasile



Founding partner of Guarnera Advogados
Cavaliere dell’Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (2002)
Academic Background
Graduate in Law with honors by the “Facoltà di Giurisprudenza dell’Università di Palermo” (1985);
Lawyer in Italy since 1989;
Graduated in Law by Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (USP) (1994);
Lawyer in Brazil since 1995;
Founder member and Secretary–Director of São Paulo G.E.I – Gruppo Esponenti Italiani of São Paulo since 2000;
Founder and Vice–President of Brazil Planet Association of Milan since 2010;
Vice–President of the Italian–Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of São Paulo from 2000 to 2011;
Founder and President of Junior Italian-Brazilian Chamber from 1992 to 1998;
Founder and President of Associação ACLI – São Paulo from 1999 to 2009. Vice–President since 2009;
Member of AIJA “Association Internationale des Jeunes Avvocats” since 1987;
Founder and President of Associação São Lourenço of Sao Paulo since 1997. The referred Association is connected to the “Cenacolo di Saluzzo” Community, founded by Sister Elvira. In Brazil there are three missions, whose goals are the recovery of children and teenagers in need;
Founder and President of Abbà Brasile Association – Formazione e Sostegno alla Gioventù – from 2005, that is connected to the Abbà Association of Milan, whose goals are the school, professional and university formation of children and teenagers in need;
Counselor of Circolo Italiano of Sao Paulo from 1999 to 2002;
Member of the board of the Legal Committee of the Italian–Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sao Paulo from 2002 to 2011;
Member of Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – São Paulo section;
Member of Lawyer Association of São Paulo (AASP);
Manager, attorney-in-fact and member of the board of several foreign companies in Brazil.
Performance Areas
Senior partner of the office, responsible for the following areas: Joint Ventures, International Contracts, Foreign Capital, Arbitration, Litigation in Commercial and Corporate Law, International Litigation, Tax Law, Italian Law, Real Estate Law, No-Profit Organizations and Immigration.
Italian, Portuguese, Germany, English, French and Spanish.

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