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Clara Pacce Pinto Serva

Clara Pacce Pinto Serva

Practice Groups

Business and Human Rights, ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance, Litigation


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5183


Professional experience

Partner Clara is head of the Business and Human Rights practice area. Within over 10 years of experience at TozziniFreire, she works on prevention, strategic planning, and litigation involving Human Rights impacts on the production chain of business activity. Her activities include the elaboration of internal policies, training, contractual mechanisms appropriate to the prevention and remedy of Human Rights violations. Clara has experience negotiating with supervisory bodies (such as the Public Defender’s Office and the Public Prosecutor’s Office), conflict resolution in legal disputes, mediation and arbitration, consultations with the affected community, among others. She conducts due diligence and develops Human Rights Compliance programs. She is TozziniFreire’s pro bono coordinator, with experience in philanthropic activities, strategic litigation, advocacy, and social impact businesses. She coordinated award-winning projects, such as the Mutirão Jurídico in Heliópolis and the Guide for the Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities. Clara is also a private mediator and has worked in Public Law and Environment Law at the São Paulo Court of Justice.


Clara is recognized by Análise Advocacia Mulher 2021 as one of the most admired female lawyers in Brazil. In 2020 e 2021, she was shortlisted by Chambers Diversity & Inclusion.


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Master´s degree in Constitutional Law from PUC-SP (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo).
  • Private Mediator certified by Mediativa (Institute of Transformative Mediation), 2019.
  • Took the WYSE International Leadership Programme for Global Changemakers, 2019.
  • Completed the course How to do Advocacy: effective social participation for NGOs, movements and collectives, by AdvocacyHub, 2018.
  • Graduate of the Law School of PUC-SP, 2013.

Additional activities:

  • Member of the ESG Commission of IBRADEMP (Brazilian Institute of Business Law).
  • Co-leader of the Thematic Chamber of Social Impact of CEBDS (Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development).
  • Member of the ESG Committee of CFA Society Brazil.
  • Member of CBAR (Brazilian Arbitration Committee).
  • Member of GEMEP (Private Mediation Business Study Group).
  • Member of the Arbitration and Diversity group. 
  • Member of the Diversity and Social Responsibility Committee of CESA (Association of Brazilian Law Firms).
  • Mentor at Projeto Incluir Direito.
  • Member of the Private Social Investment and Corporate Volunteering Working Group of the Brazilian LGBTI+ Business and Rights Forum.
  • Coordinator of the Study Group on Business and Human Rights at PUC-SP (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo).
  • Professor of Business & Human Rights at Civics.
  • Member of the Committee on Third Sector Law of OAB-SP (Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo section).
  • Member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the World Law Group.


  • Brazil chapter (co-author). In Environmental, Social & Governance Law 2022. London: ICLG (International Comparative Legal Guides), 2021.
  • Guia dos Direitos da Pessoa com Deficiência Intelectual (coordination and review). São Paulo, 2019.
  • Article Impactos da Regulamentação dos Endowments no Brasil. On Fausto Macedo Blog, published by Estadão, July 1, 2019.
  • Chapter Diversidade Racial. In Cartilha de Diversidade: Como Promover um Ambiente Diverso e Inclusivo nas Sociedades de Advogados. São Paulo, CESA, Dec. 2018.

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