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Maria Elisa Gualandi Verri

Maria Elisa Gualandi Verri

Practice Groups

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


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


Professional experience

A member of TozziniFreire’s Executive Committee, 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 breadth of knowledge to perform 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, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, IFLR1000 (Highly Regarded), Best Lawyers e Análise Advocacia 500. Maria Elisa is LACCA Approved: Latin America’s leading private practitioner for Corporate M&A.


  • 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 (LIDE Mulher).
  • Member of the Executive Board of the American Chamber of Commerce Brazil (AMCHAM).


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

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