Souza Freitas is specialist in merger and acquisitions transactions, regulatory law of publicly-held companies, corporate governance, tender offers, corporate restructurings, applied corporate law and succession planning. Her practice encompasses structuring, reviewing contracts and implementing merger and acquisition transactions, the provision of corporate consultancies involving publicly and closely-held companies, preparing defenses in administrative proceedings and sanctioning proceedings initiated by the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM), structuring and conducting tender offer proceedings, reviewing shareholders’ agreements, structuring and implementing proceedings of corporate reorganization and individuals’ succession and assets’ protection.

Associations

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"

Education

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 www.conjur.com.br. 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

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...[+]
Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Brazilian car rental company Locamerica acquire counterpart...[+]
Chinese investment fund Clai Fund has hired Brazilian firm Machado Meyer Advogados to...[+]