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Moira Huggard-Caine

Moira Huggard-Caine

Practice Groups

Institutional Relations

Contact

Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5259

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Professional experience

Moira is the head of the firm’s Institutional Relations area and of the Women’s Task Force at TozziniFreire. She started her career coordinating one of the Corporate groups, having participating in several M&A deals. She has contributed several publications to Brazil’s legal profession, such as a guide on Foreign Investment in Brazil for the Government of São Paulo (reprinted by the Foreign Ministry of Brazil and distributed by President Dilma Rousseff in a trip to the USA) and the translation into Portuguese of the Manual of Human Rights for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers prepared by the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Bar Association.Moira has also organized the "Anti-Corruption Strategy for the Legal Profession,” a training program for law firm leaders in São Paulo overseen by the International Bar Association (IBA) in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Recognition:

Moira received the WLG Kemmler Award, the highest honor bestowed by the World Law Group. She was also awarded in the Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession category by Chambers and Partners, one of the world’s most relevant guides in the legal market.

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Education:

  • Participated in the Special Program in American Law from the Leyden University, Netherlands, 1986.
  • Studied at the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law from Columbia University, USA, 1986.
  • Specialized in International Law from the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP).
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, 1983.

Additional activities:

  • Vice-Chair Latin America of the Law Firm Management Committee of the International Bar Association.
  • Council Member of the Board of the International Bar Association (representing the Association of Brazilian Law Firms – CESA).
  • Member of the National Committee for Law Firms of the Brazilian Bar Association.
  • Member of the Women Lawyers’ Interest Group of the International Bar Association.
  • Member of the council and Americas regional director of the World Law Group.
  • Vice-president of the Law Firm Committee of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo Section, for 2010-2012, member since 1992.
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Association of Brazilian Law Firms (CESA) for 2009-2012.
  • Council of the Public and Professional Interest Division of the International Bar Association.
  • Council Member of the Brazilian Bar Association - São Paulo Section.
  • Judging Member of the Appelate Chamber of the Brazilian Bar Association – São Paulo Section (OAB-SP).
  • Member of the Business Leaders Group (LIDE).
  • Member of the Women Business Leaders Group (LIDEM).
  • Member of the Women Lawyers Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo section (OAB-SP).
  • Former president of the Latin American Forum of the International Bar Association.
  • Former member of the Executive Board of the World Law Group.
  • Former chair of the Business Development Committee of the World Law Group.

Publications:

  • Guia Legal para o Investidor Estrangeiro no Brasil (Legal Guide for the Foreign Investor in Brazil) (São Paulo: CESA, 2004).

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