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Maria Elisa Gualandi Verri

Maria Elisa Gualandi Verri

Practice Groups

Corporate Law & Foreign Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Social Investment


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5167


Professional experience

Member of TozziniFreire’s Executive Committee, co-head of the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice and of the Corporate Social Investment area, Maria Elisa has a long valued multidisciplinary approach to legal practice. She has distinguished herself as a valuable advisor to clients on contractual and corporate matters, using her breadth of knowledge to perform her leading work in contracts, the acquisitions and sales of companies, and in the overall management of clients’ legal affairs.


Maria Elisa is recognized for her superior work by international legal guides such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250Who’s Who Legal, IFLR1000 and Análise Advocacia 500. Maria Elisa is recognized as LACCA Thought Leader: Corporate / M&A and is LACCA Approved.


  • English


  • Master’s degree in Civil Law from the Law School of USP (Universidade de São Paulo), 1995.
  • Postgraduate degree in Commercial Law from the Law School of FGV-RJ (Fundação Getulio Vargas - Rio de Janeiro), 1989.
  • Graduate of the Law School of UFES (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo), 1988.

Additional activities:

  • Member of the Board of Directors of AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce Brazil).


  • Shopping Centers - Aspectos Jurídicos e suas Origens. Belo Horizonte: Del Rey, 1996.

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