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Roberto Pierri Bersch

Roberto Pierri Bersch

Practice Groups



Office: Porto Alegre
Phone: (55 51) 3025-2282


Professional experience

Head of the Labor practice group at TozziniFreire’s Porto Alegre office, Roberto is recognized for his experience in litigation and compliance counsel. Prior to joining TozziniFreire, he was a partner at Ahrends, Bersch Advogados from 1988 to 2005, conciliator of the 1st Special Court and Small Claims in Porto Alegre from 1988 to 1990, and Legal Vice President of Gremio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense in 2000.


He is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer in international legal guides such as Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250 and Análise Advocacia 500. Roberto is also recommended by Latin Lawyer - Latin America’s Leading Labour Lawyers. Roberto is LACCA Approved: Latin America’s leading private practitioner for Labour & Employment


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Attended the Academy of American and International Law within The Center for American and International Law, USA, 2013.
  • Postgraduate and specialized in Civil Law from Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis, 2005.
  • Update Course in the New Civil Code at Escola Superior do Ministério Público do Rio Grande do Sul, 2002.
  • Postgraduate and specialized in Labor Law from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), 2001.
  • Extension Course in Civil Law from Instituto de Desenvolvimento Cultural, 1996.
  • Extension Course in Civil Law, Civil Procedural Law and Constitutional Law from Domus Juris, 1994.
  • Postgraduate and specialized in Political Law from Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), 1991.
  • Postgraduate and specialized in Civil Procedural Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, 1988.
  • Graduate of the Law School at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), 1987.

Additional activities:

  • Co-chair of the Association of Corporate Law Firms (AEJE).
  • Member of the Labor Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of the National Mediation and Arbitration Institute (INAMA-RS).
  • Professor of Civil Procedural Law at Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis from 1993 through 1995.

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