TozziniFreire’s partner in the Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation practices, Elias is responsible for conducting strategic litigation issues, acting in arbitrations, mediations and complex litigation matters. He has over 20 years’ experience in the private sector, with direct involvement in strategic litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution. He also worked as legal director/general counsel in a large national business group in the energy, fuel, lubricants, infrastructure, agribusiness and gas industries, having led, for over 11 years, teams in Civil Litigation and Arbitration, Tax Litigation, Labor Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Regulatory Litigation, and Criminal Litigation. Elias is also a university professor of Civil Procedural Law and author of books and articles in the area.
Elias was recognized by his peers, six consecutive times, as one of the most admired legal executives in Brazil, being acknowledged in 2018 and 2020 as the most admired legal executive in the country by Análise Executivos Jurídicos e Financeiros magazine. In 2017, he was recognized as one of the best litigation managers in Latin America by LACCA. In May 2021, he won the academic medal from ESA-OABSP (Superior Law School of Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo section). Listed, in 2021, as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil by Análise Advocacia 500.