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Juliana Soares Zaidan Maluf

Juliana  Soares Zaidan Maluf

Practice Groups

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


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5000


Professional experience

TozziniFreire Advogados’ partner in the Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity and Venture Capital practices, Juliana is highly skilled in M&A transactions, corporate restructuring, private equity and venture capital investments, assisting national and international clients. She also has international experience, having worked as a foreign associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, in New York, acting in the area of Corporate Law with expertise in private equity and M&A transactions.


Juliana is recommended by The Legal 500, relevant international legal guide.


  • English


  • LL.M. degree from Columbia University, in New York, 2015.
  • Postgraduate degree in Business Law from GVLaw-SP (São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas), 2014.
  • Graduate of the Law School of PUC-SP (Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo), 2010.

Additional activities:

  • Lecturer at Cubo Itaú on "The investment process in startups", 2017.
  • Lecturer at Campus São Paulo (Google coworking space) on "The investment process in startups", 2017.
  • Visiting professor in the Administration course at FGV-EAESP (São Paulo School of Business Administration of Fundação Getulio Vargas), addressing the topic "Venture Capital", 2017.


  • "O impacto positivo da pandemia para empresas de tecnologia" article, published by MIT Sloan Management Review Brasil, 2020. 
  • "O processo de internacionalização das startups" article, published by MIT Sloan Management Review Brasil, 2019.
  • "Brazil" chapter (co-author). In Private Equity. 3. ed. London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2018.

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