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Areas of Practice



Vanessa Machado Silveira
- Partner


  • Advising on contractual matters with emphasis on business and risk control
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts at various levels of complexity
  • Assisting at all phases of contractual negotiations
  • Aligning contractual practices with client´s global policies
  • Supporting clients in other countries (emphasis on LatAm)

Vanessa Machado Silveira has extensive experience in advising Brazilian, U.S. and European based clients in contracts, corporate matters and mergers & acquisitions. She has acted in the legal and compliance departments in medium enterprises for over 10 years, being responsible also for the developing and coordination of the legal team, including external firms. Ms. Silveira is a strong leader in contractual negotiations and a natural option for multitask and multiparty deals.

Professional Experience

  • Partner at Farroco Abreu Guarnieri Zotelli Advogados, since 2019
  • Associate attorney at Miguel Neto Advogados, 2017 to 2019
  • Associate attorney at Farroco Advogados, 2010 to 2017
  • Manager of Legal and Compliance Department at Toutatis Global & Grupo Gelre (HR & Outsourcing Company), 2002 to 2010
  • Intern at Folha da Manhã Ltda., 2000 to 2002
  • Intern at Rayes & Fagundes Advogados, 1998 to 2000

Education and Teaching Experience

  • Specialization in Merger & Acquisition, Company Reorganization and Due Diligence – Fundação Getúlio Vargas FGV Law
  • Specialization in Corporate Law, Instituto Internacional de Ciências Sociais – IICS
  • Specialization in Business Law, Escola Superior de Advocacia de São Paulo
  • MBA in Strategic Management of Human Resources – Fundação Getúlio Vargas de São Paulo (FGV/SP)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, 2002


  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) — São Paulo