Clarissa Freitas is specialist in corporate law, corporate governance, corporate restructurings, corporate litigation involving administrative proceedings before the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), tender offers, mergers and acquisitions involving private and public companies, and succession planning. She has a special focus in complex transactions and M&As involving publicly-held companies. She is an expert in corporate and regulatory laws and regulations issued by the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM). Her practice encompasses giving advice in daily corporate acts and in complex corporate transactions involving publicly and closely-held companies, advising public company’s investor relations areas with their periodic and eventual obligations before the CVM, preparing defenses in administrative proceedings and sanctioning proceedings initiated by the CVM, analyzing and suggesting structures to improve corporate governance of companies, structuring and conducting tender offer proceedings, reviewing contracts and implementing M&A transactions, reviewing shareholders’ agreements, structuring and implementing proceedings of corporate reorganization and individuals’ succession and assets’ protection.


Brazilian Bar Association

Recent acknowledgments

Has engaged activities in the acquisition of GVT by Telefônica, winner of the Global Legal Awards of the publication The American Lawyer, in the category of Global M&A Deal of the Year: Latin America, in 2015.
Recognized as notable practitioner by the guide IFLR1000, 2018 edition.
Ranked by the Análise 500 2018 among the most admired attorneys in "Chemicals e Petrochemicals"


London School of Economics and Political Science, England – Master in Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate and Commercial Law, 2007.
Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil (Specialization course in “Corporate Law and Capital Markets”, 2003).
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ (Bachelor of Laws, 2001).

Other qualifications

Publication of articles: - Freitas, Clarissa Figueiredo de Souza. Os Poderes do Conselho de Administração para Impedir Medidas Defensivas contra Ofertas Hostis no Direito Comparado e na Legislação Brasileira. 

Revista de Direito Mercantil, Industrial, Econômico e Financeiro n. 159/160.

Rio de Janeiro: Malheiros, 2011, p. 127-141 - Freitas, Clarissa Figueiredo de Souza e Saiani, José Samurai.

Mergers and Acquisitions in Brazil. Mergers and Acquisitions: Jurisdictional Comparisons. London: Sweet&Maxwell, 2012, p. 35-52 - Freitas, Clarissa Figueiredo de Souza e Fini, Raissa. Legislação é Incompleta ao Tratar de Nova Oferta Pública de Ações. Available at Date of access: November 8th, 2015 - Freitas, Clarissa Figueiredo de Souza. Los Desafíos De Importar Conceptos Del Derecho Anglosajón En Contratos De M&A Regidos Por La Legislación Brasileña. Fusiones e Adquisiciones. Organizador: Carlos Alberto Soto Coaguila. Lima: Instituto Pacifico, 2015.

Freitas, Clarissa Figueiredo de Souza e Sherique, Elie Jaques. Contratos de Compra e Venda e Investimentos – 1ª parte in Brasil M&A: guia para fusões e aquisições de empresas brasileiras. Org.: Siqueira, Marcelo. Rio de Janeiro: Donnelley Financial Solutions do Brasil Ltda, 2017.

Freitas, Clarissa Figueiredo de Souza, Pallis, Adriana e Penteado, Arthur B. Aspectos Regulatórios in Brasil M&A: guia para fusões e aquisições de empresas brasileiras. Org.: Siqueira, Marcelo. Rio de Janeiro: Donnelley Financial Solutions do Brasil Ltda., 2017.

Office experience abroad

Teixeira de Freitas, Rodrigues e Associados – Portugal (2007 and 2008).

Recent publications

To regulate the application of Executive Order No. 892/19 (MP 892), which amended Law No. 6,404/76...[+]
In late June the CVM (Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission) published four new rules...[+]
CVM Guidance Opinion No. 38, issued on the 25th of this month, deals with the fiduciary duties...[+]
Publicly-held companies registered in category A of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission...[+]
Provisional Measure No. 784, published on June 8 ("MP 784"), brought in profound changes to...[+]
There has already been much discussion regarding the reforms in the listing segments of the...[+]
Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Brazilian car rental company Locamerica acquire counterpart...[+]