Souto Correa promoted four associates to partner


Souto Correa promoted four associates to partner, strengthening its labor, dispute resolution, and energy practices. Patrícia Mota Alves, Otávio Domit, Fábio Henrique di Lallo Dias and Luis Alberto Salton Peretti joined the partnership on January 1, 2022. 

In São Paulo, the firm elevated three associates to partnership. Patrícia Mota Alves (37) has been an associate at Souto Correa since its inception and advises clients in labor and employment matters, Data Protection, Compliance and ESG. She is also an active member of the firm’s Diversity Committee. Luis Peretti (40) focuses his practice on dispute resolution (mainly domestic and international arbitration). Before joining Souto Correa in 2019, he served for two years as secretary-general of a major Latin American arbitration institution in São Paulo. He is also a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker and is an active member of the firm’s Asian Desk. Fábio Di Lallo (39), who joined Souto Correa in 2019, has over 15 years of experience with public law and regulatory matters, with a special focus on the energy sector.

In Porto Alegre, the firm promoted Otávio Domit (35), who has also been part of the firm since its inception and focuses on strategic and high-stakes litigation in various areas of the law and industries.

The firm has just completed its transition into a new management team, with Guilherme Rizzo Amaral taking the helm in 2022 as CEO, succeeding Carlos Souto.

“I am very happy to end my tenure as CEO in such a high note, with the promotion of Patrícia, Otávio, Fábio and Luís. These promotions are a result of our focus on the people and part of a successful strategy of combining homegrown talent and lateral hires in the firm’s expansion”, says Souto.

According to Amaral, the promotions also reflect the clients’ growing demand in the areas of labor, dispute resolution, and energy: “the economic crisis and the impact of the Covid pandemic on contracts has generated a steep growth in disputes and also necessary adjustments in labor practices and policies. On the other hand, the energy sector in Brazil is expected to receive investments of over USD 4 billion until 2026 and we are well positioned to participate in that process”.

Souto Correa now counts a total of 28 partners, considering the two lateral hires earlier this year of Mauricio Paschoal and Anna Paula Carvalho.

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