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Moira Huggard-Caine

Moira Huggard-Caine

Practice Groups

Institutional Relations


Office: São Paulo
Phone: (55 11) 5086-5259


Professional experience

Moira is head of the Institutional Relations area and of the Women’s Task Force at TozziniFreire. She started her career coordinating one of the Corporate groups, having participated in several M&A deals. She has contributed several publications to Brazil’s legal profession, such as a guide on Foreign Investment in Brazil for the Government of São Paulo (reprinted by the Foreign Ministry of Brazil and distributed by President Dilma Rousseff in a trip to the USA) and the translation into Portuguese of the Manual of Human Rights for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers prepared by the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Bar Association.Moira has also organized the "Anti-Corruption Strategy for the Legal Profession," a training program for law firm leaders in São Paulo overseen by IBA (International Bar Association) in collaboration with OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) and UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime).


Moira received the WLG Kemmler Award, the highest honor bestowed by the World Law Group. She was also awarded with the Lifetime Achievement for Furthering Gender Diversity and Inclusion and in the Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession category by Chambers & Partners, one of the world’s most relevant guides in the legal market.


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Participated in the Special Program in American Law from the Leyden University, Netherlands, 1986.
  • Studied at the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law from Columbia University, USA, 1986.
  • Specialized in International Law from the Law School of USP (Universidade de São Paulo).
  • Graduate of the Law School of Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, 1983.

Additional activities:

  • Vice-chair of the National Board at CESA (Association of Brazilian Law Firms).
  • Council member of the Board of the International Bar Association (representing the Association of Brazilian Law Firms - CESA).
  • Former member of the National Committee for Law Firms of the Brazilian Bar Association.
  • Member of the Women Lawyers’ Interest Group of the International Bar Association.
  • Former member of the council and former Americas regional director of the World Law Group.
  • Vice-chair of the Law Firm Committee of OAB-SP (Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo section), for 2010-2015, member since 1992.
  • Council member of OAB-SP (Brazilian Bar Association - São Paulo section).
  • Former judging member of the Appellate Chamber of OAB-SP (Brazilian Bar Association - São Paulo section).
  • Member of LIDE (Business Leaders Group).
  • Member of LIDE Mulher (Women Business Leaders Group).
  • Member of the Women Lawyers Commission of OAB-SP (Brazilian Bar Association, São Paulo section).
  • Former chair of the Latin American Forum of the International Bar Association.


  • Guia Legal para o Investidor Estrangeiro no Brasil. São Paulo: CESA, 2004.

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