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Roberto Pierri Bersch

Roberto Pierri Bersch

Practice Groups



Office: Porto Alegre
Phone: (55 51) 3025-2282


Professional experience

Head of the Labor practice group at TozziniFreire’s Porto Alegre office, Roberto is recognized for his experience in litigation and compliance counsel. Prior to joining TozziniFreire, he was a conciliator of the 1st Special Court and Small Claims in Porto Alegre from 1988 to 1990, and Legal Vice President of Gremio Foot-Ball Porto Alegrense in 2000.


He is consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by international legal guides such as Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250 and Análise Advocacia 500. Roberto is also recommended by Latin Lawyer - Latin America’s Leading Labor Lawyers. Roberto is LACCA Approved: Latin America’s leading private practitioner for Labor & Employment.


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Attended the Academy of American and International Law within The Center for American and International Law, USA, 2013.
  • Postgraduate and specialized degree in Civil Law from UniRitter (Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis), 2005.
  • Update Course in the New Civil Code at ESMP (Escola Superior do Ministério Público do Rio Grande do Sul), 2002.
  • Postgraduate and specialized degree in Labor Law from UNISINOS (Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos), 2001.
  • Extension Course in Civil Law from IDC (Instituto de Desenvolvimento Cultural), 1996.
  • Extension Course in Civil Law, Civil Procedural Law and Constitutional Law from Domus Juris, 1994.
  • Postgraduate and specialized degree in Political Law from UNISINOS, 1991.
  • Postgraduate and specialized degree in Civil Procedural Law from PUC-RS (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul), 1988.
  • Graduate of the Law School of UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), 1987.

Additional activities:

  • Member of the Labor Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of INAMA-RS (National Mediation and Arbitration Institute).
  • Professor of Civil Procedural Law in the graduate program at UniRitter Law School, 1993 to 1995.
  • Professor of Labor and Procedural Law in the postgraduate program at UniRitter Law School, 2014.

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