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Assistant Director MER – IATA.
Specialist in Competition and Free Trade Law at the Javeriana University (2008).
Specialist in Administrative Law at the Javeriana University (2009).
LL.M. University of Pennsylvania.
LATAM Airlines Ecuador
Mariela Alexandra Anchundia Mieles, Legal Manager of LATAM ECUADOR, is a lawyer with a specialization in Business Law, a Master’s in Human Resources Management, and certification in Corporate Compliance. With over 17 years of experience in Aeronautical Law, she has spent 14 years as an in-house lawyer at LATAM AIRLINES and the last 5 years leading the compliance department. Since 2021, she has assumed legal representation for the entire LATAM group of cargo and passenger operations in Ecuador and currently serves as Vice President of ARLAE. She has notable achievements and substantial contributions to the aviation industry, including facilitating domestic operations with foreign registration, reallocating traffic rights, enhancing Ecuador’s regional competitiveness through regulatory changes, and modernizing operational regulations for efficiency.
Freidenberg, Freidenberg & Lifsic
Egresada de la Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Buenos Aires y Master en Derecho Aeronáutico y Espacial del Instituto Nacional de Derecho Aeronáutico y Espacial.
Impartió clases en la Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Buenos Aires y durante 15 años fue profesora en el Instituto Nacional de Derecho Aeronáutico y Espacial.
Desde 1998 fue seleccionada como Argentine Expert in Air Legislation por la Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers of the International Finance Law Review published by Euromoney Publications PLC (Reino Unido). Fue elegida Expert on Aeronautic Law by the Guide American Lawyer Med., publicada en los Estados Unidos y como Expert on Aeronautic Law by Who’s Who legal, The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers and in Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers – Law Business Research Ltd. The Official Research Partner of the International Bar Association – Londres, Reino Unido.
En 1999 fue distinguida como una de las cincuenta “Leading Woman Entrepreneur of the World” por el Star Group (EE.UU.).
En 2000 fue nombrada la Mujer del Año, Category Business GEMS TELEVISION, Miami, Florida.
Es miembro de the Advisory Board of the Journal of Air Law and Commerce (Southern Methodist University School of Law) y Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Minneapolis MN. Fue elegida como Expert on Aeronautic Law by the Guide America Lawyer Med. Publicado en EE.UU. Fue elegida como Contributor por ILO International Law Office Aviation Newsletter – Globe Business Publishing Ltd. Londres, Reino Unido.
Fue elegida por The International Aviation Women Association (I.A.W.A.) como Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence y en 2018 fue elegida como miembro del Honorary Board.
Idiomas: inglés, francés, portugués e italiano.
Francisco Assis is an accomplished aviation leader with over 20 years of experience in the industry. I have a proven track record of success in driving innovation, improving operational efficiency, and reducing costs. In his current role as Manager at LATAM Labs, he is responsible for leading a team of engineers and scientists in developing and implementing new technologies for the aviation industry. Passionate advocate for continuous learning and development. Hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and a certificate in Aviation Management, while a member of several professional organizations and presented on aviation innovation at several industry conferences. Visionary leader who is committed to using technology to improve the aviation industry.
Alessandra Azevedo currently holds the position of Senior Legal Manager at Azul Airlines, focusing on corporate law and governance, IP, capital markets, restructurings, general agreements, and tax.
She also has deep experience with mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions. Before joining Azul, Alessandra has served for 12 years as a corporate and M&A lawyer in some of the most reputable law firms in Brazil, representing foreign and domestic clients and listed companies in local and cross-border transactions, involving various segments of the economy.
Worked as an international associate at one of the most prestigious law firms of New York in 2019 and 2020.
Alessandra has successfully earned her Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) from the Law School of Cornell University in 2019 and her Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo – PUC/SP in 2008.
Business Administrator from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia.
He returned to ALTA after 12 years to coordinate the Aviation Fuel Committee, the Airport Charges area and the Environment Committee in the association, based in Miami, Florida.
With experience of more than 30 years in the industry, he has worked in the Civil Aviation Authority of Colombia on three different administrations where he served as Secretary of Operational Systems, Financial Director, and Manager of the Eldorado Airport Second Runway Project.
At the headquarters of ALTA (Latin American Air Transport Association) in Miami he served as Special Projects Manager for four years.
At the regional office of IATA (International Air Transport Association) in Miami, he served as Manager of User Charges for seven years.
He also worked as Controller and Country Sales Manager for American Airlines in Colombia for five years.
His passion is the history of commercial aviation and airports with emphasis in Colombia and Latin America.
Jaime is fluent in Spanish, English and Italian and has good knowledge of German and French.
Veronica Garcia is the Manager-International Legal Affairs at United Airlines. Veronica supports the international legal team with matters related to the company’s global operations.
Veronica is also a UNITE ambassador for Hispanic/Latino Affairs Business Resource Group and the Legal/ Security Advisory Council, where she leads initiatives as DEI co-chair. Veronica received an MBA from Hult International Business School in London. She received her B.A from University of California Santa Barbara. In her spare time, Veronica enjoys adventure travel and spending time with her loyal German Shepherd, Kai.
Thiago Carvalho, sócio do ASBZ Advogados, é membro da comissao de direito aeronáutico da OAB-RJ e conselheiro do Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Aeronáutico. Tem mais de 15 anos de experiência em direito aeronáutico e aviação civil.
Mr. Ramón Miró is a seasoned airport executive, with multi-decade international experience in airport concessions and privatizations, complemented with banking, power-deregulation and management consulting work, among other areas of expertise.
He is passionate about the sustainability triple-bottom-line: people, environment and economics.
Mr. Miró has been involved in the management of airport concessions for more than 15 years, including the Mariscal Sucre Airport in Quito, Ecuador and the Juan Santamaría Airport in San José, Costa Rica.
Mr. Miró strongly believes that airports play a critical role in creating enduring and successful communities, being engines of great economic growth, creating jobs and supporting the city-/country brands, particularly in emerging markets where their impact is that much more material.
He studied engineering at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX), has an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Northwestern University) and obtained the “International Airport Professional” (IAP; 2013) certification, awarded after having completed the “Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme” (AMPAP), offered by the Airports Council International (ACI) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations specialized agency for the global regulation of air transport.
Ha asesorado a organizaciones de diferentes sectores en las siguientes áreas: Gobierno de TI, Seguridad de la información y Ciberseguridad, Protección de Datos Personales, Control Interno, Riesgo Tecnológico y Operativo, Gestión de Proyectos. Auditoria Interna y Auditoria de TI.
Patricio cuneta con diversas capacitaciones de Seguridad, Información y Ciberseguridad, Privacidad de Datos, Riesgo tecnológico y Operativos, Auditoria Interna y Auditoria de TI.
Subsecretario de Transporte Aéreo – Min. de Transporte y Obras Públicas
Ingeniero Comercial, con mención en Marketing.
· 12 años de experiencia en el sector aerocomercial en el sector privado.
· 9 años de experiencia en el desempeño de actividades relacionas al sector aeronáutico y conectividad aérea desde el sector público.
· Presidente del Consejo Nacional de Aviación Civil Delegado del Ministro de Transporte
· Subsecretario de Transporte Aéreo – Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
· Director Nacional de Transporte Aéreo – Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas
· Asesor en la Subsecretaría de Transporte Aéreo – Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas.
· Director de Conectividad – Ministerio de Turismo
Attorney at Law: Admitted to practice law in 2006. Mr. Misael Arellano, of Mexican nationality obtained his law degree at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico City; attended studies in Social Sciences Program 2003 by Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid, Spain; and holds the Certificates of International Air Law; Airline Contract Law; Aircraft Acquisition and Financing; and Law of Aviation Insurance by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Practice Areas: Aviation Law, Aviation Industry Affairs, Repossession of Aircraft, Airport Law and Corporate Law.
Asesor del Ministro de Turismo
Mateo Estrella-Durán currently serves as Advisor to the Ministry of Tourism in the legal, connectivity and investment areas. He is a member of the Civil Aviation Council of Ecuador. Mateo is a full professor at the University of Cuenca, which he joined in 2004 and since then has served the School of Hospitality Sciences as its founder, first Dean, Professor and researcher in several areas.
He is a Lawyer, with a degree in Tourism Administration, has a master’s degree in Tourism Designation Management from the Universidad Oberta de Cataluña-Spain, a master’s degree in Planning and Sustainable Tourism Management from the University of Jaen-Spain and a Master’s Degree in Anthropology from the University of Cuenca. He was a Humphrey Fellow at Pennsylvania State University in the USA and a DAAD Alumni in Germany.
Is the Director of TurisConsulting Ecuador, a consulting firm dedicated to developing and executing projects for the tourism and hospitality industries in Ecuador, as well he is the general manager of Ecuaresorts a hotel company who is developing and managing hotels. Additionally, he serves as Advisor of different real state companies. He is the Vice-President of the Ibero-American Society of Tourism & Law and serves on several boards for private companies and non-profit organizations.
He is the co-author of several books and academic articles on tourism. He has directed and participated in several tourism consulting and research projects, both in Ecuador and abroad, especially in tourism destination management and competitiveness
Gol Transportes Aéreos S/A
Luana Corina Medea Antonioli Zucchini has been the Litigation Manager in the Legal Department of Gol Transportes Aéreos S/A for 20 years, focusing on consumer, regulatory, and labor law. She holds a law degree from PUC-SP, a specialization in Civil Procedural Law from PUC-SP, and an MBA in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. She is currently pursuing a specialization in Business Administration from Fundação Dom Cabral and an extension in ESG & Management from the University of São Paulo.
Se integró al equipo de Flybondi, la primera aerolínea low cost de Argentina, en enero de 2018. Actualmente se desempeña como Director Legal y Responsable de Compliance.
En su rol es responsable de la planificación jurídica estratégica de la empresa, la interacción con los inversores y la Junta Directiva. También tiene a su cargo las negociaciones regulatorias con autoridades gubernamentales. Como Chief Legal Officer también es responsable de los asuntos corporativos, contractuales, de seguros, propiedad intelectual, antimonopolio, consumidores, litigios, laborales y sindicales de la aerolínea.
Previo a sumarse a Flybondi, fue Gerente de Legales y Compliance en Midia Carrier y anterior a esto, su experiencia jurídica la realizó en dos reconocidos estudios: Allende & Brea y Estudio Jurídico Garay.
Agustín es abogado de la Universidad Católica Argentina y tiene un MBA de la Universidad de San Andrés, en Argentina
Bruna Chimenti Porto is a Lawyer and Head of Legal Department of TAP Portugal for South America since 2015.
She is also Executive Director of TAP Maintenance & Engineering Brazil.
Prior to joining TAP, Bruna worked in big law firms for 12 years.
Bruna has a specialization in costumer law and a master’s degree in Contract Law. Bruna also has an Executive MBA.
Del Hierro Abogados
Jose Elias Del Hierro, managing partner at DEL HIERRO ABOGADOS law firm in Colombia.
Jose Elias is a lawyer specialized in aviation law with more than 25 years of experience in the aviation industry, with emphasis in the regulatory field representing national and international passenger and cargo carriers; In the field of financing, structuring transactions together with financiers and manufacturers, in the field of litigation, involved in insolvency proceedings and representing insurers and reinsurers as well as carriers in legal claims, which has led Who’s Who Legal to recognize José Elias for his experience in international aviation chapters in regulatory, financing and litigation matters for more than 10 consecutive years.
Member in Colombia of L2B Aviation, the world’s premier network of independent aviation law firms, with members over 54 jurisdictions and selected by Chambers since 2013 as the Best Global Aviation Law Network.
Professor of law at Universidad Javeriana and Externado de Colombia, as well as at CESA business school in Bogotá, guest lecturer at national and international symposiums.
Arbitrator of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota, Medellin and Cali and the Superintendence of Corporations.
Ivette Franco Koroneos is a Panama-based attorney and the Senior Legal Director of Copa Airlines for over 20 years.
She has served several positions in the public sector. Ivette worked in the Embassy of Panama to the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. and was appointed several representations to the OAS such as alternate Representative to the OAS and Representative of Panama to the Inter-American Commission of Women.
Ivette also worked as General Director of Legal Affairs and Treaties and Chief of Staff for the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama.
She is an active member of the International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), and of the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE), where she was President of The Tourism Commission and a member of the Board of Directors in the 2017-2018 period. Ivette is also a member of the board of directors of Fundación Despega con Copa Airlines.
Opice Blum Law Firm
Tiago Neves Furtado. Lawyer; Head of the Incident Response and Cybersecurity team at Opice Blum Law Firm; Visiting Professor at Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR) and Escola Paulista de Direito (EPD); Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); Recognized as Fellow of Information Privacy – FIP/IAPP; Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM/IAPP) and Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP-E/IAPP); Former Director of the Brazilian Dutch Chamber of Commerce (BRADUTCH) and Member of the Thematic Chamber of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (CT COMEX & IE) in the State of Ceará. . He has written and participated in more than 10 works on topics of Law, Technology, and Data Privacy including General Data Protection, Internet Law, and the role of the Data Protection Officer.
Robalino Law Firm
Chester Salazar del Pozo currently holds the position of senior associate at Robalino Law Firm, his main areas of practice are Aviation, Tourism, and Mobility.
For the past 6 years, he has been providing legal advice to several international airlines operating in Ecuador. Additionally, Chester advises EQUAIR, the newest domestic airline in the country.
His practice involves aviation law, including regulatory, aircraft leasing, and airport infrastructure matters. Chester counsels the Ecuadorian Association of National Aviation Companies (ADENA), where he actively advises in plans and policies for the development of the aviation industry in the country. He is an active member of the Colombian Bar Association of Aviation of Law.
Renato Opice Blum: Advogado e Economista; Professor da FAAP /INSPER/EPD/EBRADI/PUC-RS; Diretor da International Technology Law Association – ITECHLAW; Conselheiro da EuroPrivacy e Membro da Associação Europeia de Privacidade; Juiz do IIC do Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Presidente da Associação Brasileira de Proteção de Dados; Mestre pela Florida Christian University;
Árbitro em diversas instituições. Escreveu e participou de mais de 20 (vinte) obras relacionadas aos temas de Direito, Tecnologia e Privacidade de Dados tais como: Direito Eletrônico: A Internet e os Tribunais, Manual de Direito Eletrônico, Lei geral de Proteção de Dados e Internet, Data Protection Officer (Encarregado), entre outros. @renatoopiceblum.
Sebastián Reina, tiene más de 10 años de experiencia en la industria del transporte aéreo y el turismo. Inició en el año 2010 y en adelante, ha asesorado en materia de Derecho Aeronáutico, Política Aerocomercial y Derecho Administrativo a varias instituciones públicas relacionadas con la aviación (Ministerio de Transporte y Obras Públicas – MTOP, Consejo Nacional de Aviación Civil – CNAC, Dirección General de Aviación Civil – DGAC y TAME EP). En el ámbito privado, su práctica se especializa en la asesoría integral (Técnico/Legal) a aerolíneas nacionales y extranjeras en la obtención de permisos de operación en transporte aéreo doméstico e internacional de pasajeros, carga y correo; leasing de aeronaves; acuerdos comerciales; aviation finance; y, empresas de actividades complementarias y conexas al transporte aéreo. Es Director de Spingarn Abogados, y lidera el Departamento de Aviación y Turismo de la firma.
Renata Fonseca is the Chief Legal Officer of GOL Airlines. She is the Director of Institutional Relations, responsible for planning the institutional relations area, defining strategies for operation and managing the team in order to strengthen the company’s relationships with various departments and consolidate strategic topics of the company before legislative, executive, and regulatory bodies.
Raphael Linares currently holds the position of General Counsel & Head of Fleet at Azul Airlines. In addition to leading the legal, governance and compliance teams, Raphael oversees the airline’s aircraft leasing and financing activities as well as fleet planning and asset management matters.
In his current position, Raphael is the focal point at Azul for the leasing companies, OEMs and financiers in general. As an aviation executive, has both finance and legal backgrounds with a proven 10+ years of unique airline, legal and banking track record.
Prior to joining Azul, has served for 5 years as a corporate and M&A lawyer in some of the most reputable law firms in Brazil. Raphael has also held leading positions at the legal department of a Brazilian investment bank, specializing in project, asset-backed and structured finance transactions.
In 2021, Raphael has successfully concluded the Aviation Management Executive Program at Embry-Riddle University. Earned his law degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo in 2012.
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein
Liliana Rodrigues Kaps is a lawyer and senior associate at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein, graduate at Heidelberg University in 2012 (Germany) with specialization in International Aviation Law and International Banking and Finance Law. She is a legal advisor and legal representative in Germany of international airlines from Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia, with several years of experience in aviation law and litigation. She is a member of the German-Lusitanian Lawyer’s Association, member of AirReg, the Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany.
Mayra Ramírez is a lawyer with over a decade of professional experience, primarily in matters related to consumer protection. She currently works at Aeroméxico, where she is responsible for contentious issues in the field of aviation, both domestically and internationally. Additionally, she contributes to defining strategies ensuring compliance with applicable aeronautical regulations and enhancing commercial policies and practices.
Lígia Sato is the Sustainability Manager of LATAM Airlines Brasil. Since joining the company in 2010, she has also worked in the areas of Press Relations and Government & Institutional Relations. Additionally, she is a member of the Advisory Board of Unesco SOST – Transcriativa, serving as a mentor for the Intellectual Capital Tourism lens. She graduated in Advertising from the University of São Paulo and holds a postgraduate degree in Journalistic Communication from Cásper Líbero and in Administration and Organization of Events from Senac. Moreover, she has an MBA in Corporate Communication Management from Aberje (Brazilian Association of Corporate Communication). Currently, she is pursuing a course in Aviation Management at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU).
Abogados Sierra, SC
Carlos Sierra is a highly qualified attorney specializing in aviation law. With a strong educational background and over 28 years of experience, he has expertise in structuring transactions related to commercial aircraft leasing, sales, and finance in Mexico. Carlos represents major leasing companies, providing valuable advice in complex situations, including contractual defaults and insolvency proceedings. He is well-respected in the aviation law community and actively contributes as a speaker and moderator at international conferences. Carlos is also involved in legal education, teaching courses on commercial contracts and aviation-related subjects. He has held key positions in professional organizations, such as chairing the Aviation Law Committee of the International Bar Association and serving on the legal advisory panel of the Aviation Working Group.
Nantes Mello Advogados
Marcelo Mello is the Co-Founder, Co-Managing Partner and practice leader of Structured & Asset Finance at Nantes Mello Advogados, a boutique law firm focused on delivering tailored and exclusive legal advice to a select group of clients.
Marcelo focuses on providing strategic and transactional counseling to a wide range of clients in Aviation and Finance matters. Marcelo has represented airlines, lessors, manufacturers and financiers, across a whole spectrum of aviation and ship finance deals such as acquisition, sale, financing (including pre-delivery financing), operating leasing, tax-based leasing, Spanish tax operating leases, aircraft-backed debt and equity transactions, securitizations, and export credit transactions. Marcelo also has extensive experience in airline workouts and negotiating creditor support on pre-workout scenarios.
Before starting Nantes Mello Advogados, Marcelo has held Structured & Asset Finance lawyer positions in two top-tier law firms. From 2013 to 2016, Marcelo held positions in the investment banking industry at Deutsche Bank AG and Credit Suisse AG, in São Paulo and New York.
Marcelo has received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, and earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Catholic University of São Paulo.
Di Ciero Advogados
Luisa Medina is a partner at Di Ciero Advogados, responsible for consulting and litigation in the areas of Aeronautical, Customs, Tax, Regulatory and Corporate Law.
She holds a degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and a member of the Brazilian Bar Association (RJ and SP).
Maluf e Rodrigues Advogados
Lawyer and founding partner of “Maluf e Rodrigues Advogados”, graduate at Mackenzie University in 1982 (São Paulo – Brazil) with specialization in International Aviation Law is a legal advisor and legal representative in Brazil of international airlines from Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia, with over 30 years of experience in aviation law and legal advice in corporate law, President of KANOUN Institute of Compared International Law, Counselor of IBAER – Brazilian Institute of Aeronautical Law, Consultant Member of ALTA – Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association.
Constantly participates in research committees and aeronautical studies in several associations related to Civil Aviation in Brazil and other countries.
Delta Air Lines
Humberto Lopez Mata is the Director of International and Regulatory Affairs at Delta Air Lines where he is responsible for regulatory matters and leading the organization’s government affairs strategy in Canada, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Before joining Delta Air Lines, Humberto was an Associate at the international law firm, White & Case, and held senior positions at Aeromexico, Mexico’s flag carrier, Grupo Bimbo, the largest Mexican-owned baking company and one of the largest bakery companies in the world, and Instituto para la Protección al Ahorro Bancario (IPAB), Mexico’s deposit insurance entity. He is a graduate from Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico, and Northwestern University and Miami University in the United States of America, and is also licensed to practice law in Florida, New York, and Mexico.
Ricardo Fenelon Jr. is a former Director of the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the founding partner of Fenelon Advogados, a law firm which specializes in aviation law, infrastructure, and regulatory law.
During Fenelon’s term at ANAC, he was appointed to report, as rapporteur, on the proceedings of complex cases, involving topics such as regulation of Drones in Brazil, deregulation of checked baggage allowance, general conditions of carriage (ANAC Resolution no. 400/2016), and cases related to airport concessions.
He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Business and Economic Law and a Certificate on International Arbitration from Georgetown University, as well as a diploma in International Air Law from International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Ricardo Fenelon is an Air Law and Regulation Professor at Instituto Brasiliense de Direito Público (IDP) and is currently the President of the Brazilian Institute of Air Law (IBAER).
Alegre, Calderon y Marquez Abogados
CARLOS CAMPILLO, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México, School of Law, Participated in international conferences as coordinator and speaker; rendered services related to the aviation industry including mayor carriers, lessors, owners and related companies; founder Partner of Alegre, Calderon y Marquez Abogados. Author: Published articles on Mexican aviation law; collaborator of the Mexican Chapter for Getting the Deal Through – Air Transport for 2006, 2012 to 2015 and Aviation Finance & Leasing 2014 and 2015, member of the board of the Mexican Air Transport Chamber as representative of the Cargo Airlines (2012-2013) and U.S. Airlines (2014-2016) and President of the Legal Committee; ranked by Chambers Latin America and Who’s is Who Mexico and Best Lawyers as leading lawyer in Aviation practice. . Pro bono activity: member of the consulting board of the Canales de Ayuda Foundation and member of the board of the Non-Governmental Organization Documenta , Análisis y Acción para la Justicia Social A.C., LANGUAGES: Spanish and English. PRACTICE AREAS: Aviation Law, Aircraft Finance and Leasing and Corporate Law.
MJ Alves e Burle Advogados e Consultores
Fernanda Burle is founding partner of MJ Alves e Burle Advogados e Consultores. She built a solid career as a corporate and international trade lawyer in the city of Recife, Brazil. Fernanda developed her skills and consolidated her practice in advocacy with work and educational experiences in Geneva, Santiago de Chile, Washington D.C., Lisbon and Brasilia. She is currently member of CESA’s Advisory Board (Brazilian Law Firm Think Tank). In the past years, Fernanda has been recognized by international rankings such as The Legal 500, Leaders League, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal.
Post-graduated in Business Law and MBA in Government Relations, Fernanda has a Master of Laws in International Relations from Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales (HEI) – Université de Genève, specialization in Lobbying and Government Relations from School of Public Affairs – American University, and in Government Relations from Insper, College of Europe and George Washington University. In addition, she holds a certificate in Public Policy Analysis from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados
The founding partner of Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados, Ricardo Bernardi has extensive experience in aviation law. For the last 30 years, he has been providing full assistance to top international airlines operating in Brazil.
His practice covers the whole range of air law, including litigation, regulatory and finance matters. Owing to his experience, Ricardo was appointed as a member of the commission created by the Brazilian Senate to draft a proposed bill of the Aeronautical Code.
Ricardo Bernardi has written various published articles related to aviation law and has been contributing as speaker in various national and international symposiums on the subject.