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Maria Elisa Gualandi Verri

Maria Elisa Gualandi Verri

Practice Groups

Corporate Law and Foreign Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Social Investment, Private Equity & Venture Capital


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5167


Professional experience

A member of TozziniFreire’s Executive and Management committees, head of the firm’s Corporate practice group and co-head of the Corporate Social Investment practice group, Maria Elisa has a long valued multidisciplinary approach to legal practice.  She has distinguished herself as a valuable advisor to clients on contractual and corporate matters, using her wide breadth of knowledge to inform her leading work in contracts, the acquisitions and sales of companies, and in the overall management of clients’ legal affairs.


Maria Elisa is recognized for her superior work in international legal guides such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers e Analise Advocacia 500. Maria Elisa is LACCA Approved: Best Lawyers to work with for Corporate M&A in Latin America.


  • English


  • Master’s degree in Civil Law from the law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP), 1995.
  • Specialized degree in Commercial Law from the Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro (FGV-RJ), 1989.
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), 1988.

Additional activities:

  • Member of the Executive Board of Women Business Leaders Group (Lidem).


  • Shopping Centers - Aspectos Jurídicos e suas Origens (Malls – Legal Aspects and their Origins).  (Belo Horizonte: Del Rey, 1996).

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