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Carlos Portugal Gouvêa

Carlos Portugal Gouvêa


Carlos Portugal Gouvêa is founding partner at PGLaw, where he coordinates the corporate law, compliance and commercial contracts practices areas.  He is experienced in providing services to financial institutions, and investment funds, both in negotiation and coordination of corporate M&A and Securities transactions.  Carlos also acts in arbitrations and litigations involving matters of high complexity issuing legal opinions.

He has a bachelor’s degree (LLB) from the University of São Paulo, where is currently a tenured Professor of Commercial Law and where he created the first graduate and postgraduate courses on corporate governance at Brazilian law schools. Carlos is also the president of the Fullbright Allumni Association of Brazil and academic director of Harvard Law School Association of Brazil. He is a founding member of Instituto Sou da Paz and Conectas Human Rights, where he served as first director of social networks. He also has a doctorate degree (SJD) and master’s degree (LLM) from Harvard Law School.

Carlos is a member of the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (São Paulo section) where he participates of the corporate governance and capitals market committee, the New York State Bar and of the Council of Appeals of the National Financial System (CRSFN).

Previously Carlos was a partner at Levy & Salomão Advogados, in the corporate and M&A department, also coordinating its pro bono and non-profits practice areas. Prior to that, Carlos was a partner at Advocacia Portugal Gouvêa, and an associate at Debevoise & Plimton LLP, in the United States, practicing in the M&A and capitals markets groups.

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