Souto Correa strengthens Healthcare and Energy areas and announces new partner in Environmental Law

Souto Correa announces the addition of Luciana Sakamoto to bolster the Life Sciences & Healthcare team. With 17 years of experience at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Luciana has advised national and international clients, and participated in some of the largest M&A transactions involving health insurance providers, including UHG and Amil, AON and Admix, and Bupa and CarePlus.

As the leader of our Healthcare practice, Luciana will navigate contentious, advisory, and regulatory challenges pertaining to health insurance plans, Healthtechs, and related areas such as labor, M&A, Life Sciences, and Tax.

Luciana emphasizes “the multidisciplinary nature and growth potential of the supplementary health sector. To achieve sustainability, companies should identify challenges and implement strategic, preventive, and coordinated actions in their action plans.”

Anderson Ribeiro, partner in the Life Sciences & Healthcare team,  states: “The hiring of Luciana, with her extensive healthcare experience, will enhance our ability to navigate the complex demands of this sector and its ever growing interface with Life Sciences. Luciana’s is a leading professional and expands our breadth of services to guarantee a multidisciplinary and strategic approach aligned with the regulatory challenges faced by our clients.”

In the Administrative and Regulatory area, Souto Correa is excited to welcome Eduardo Evangelista as counsel. Former partner at Siqueira Castro and with a previous stint at Advocacia Waltenberg, Eduardo specializes in regulatory matters concerning generation, transmission, distribution, commercialization, and consumption of electric energy. His expertise enhances our ability to provide innovative legal solutions for the dynamic and complex challenges of the energy sector.

According to Eduardo, “the electric power sector is traditionally dynamic, with various topics promising to shake up the market in the short and medium terms. These include discussions about the expansion of the free market, revision of rules for self-production and distributed generation, as well as the integration of new technologies such as offshore wind, storage, hydrogen, among others. Clients’ major concerns are legal certainty, regulatory stability, and flexibility to adapt businesses to the legal and regulatory framework. This underscores the need for constant and agile updates. We are prepared.”

Tiago Figueiró, M&A and infrastructure partner, is “thrilled with the arrival of Eduardo. He shows cultural alignment, brings a vast amount of experience and knowledge to the role and will naturally be a key person in bolstering our regulatory offering.”

Finally, Souto Correa is proud to announce the promotion of Fabiana Figueiró to the partnership, effective from January 1, 2024. A specialist in Environmental Law, Fabiana has been with Souto Correa since its foundation in 2013, leading the practice for almost 10 years.

Fabiana brings extensive experience in environmental licensing, contaminated areas, solid waste and reverse logistics, basic sanitation, real estate constructions, water resources and protected areas, with a strong presence in the cellulose and paper industries. She is also recognized for her work in corporate institutions and think-tanks, participating in councils and committees responsible for the development of public environmental policies and discussions of environmental issues at the regional and national levels.

Guilherme Amaral, Souto Correa’s CEO, expresses confidence in Fabiana, stating, “Her dedication, expertise, and passion for environmental advocacy are recognized by clients and colleagues alike, and we are confident she will continue to play a pivotal role in the success of our environmental practice.” “These strategic moves reflect our ongoing commitment to providing comprehensive, innovative, and effective legal solutions tailored to the evolving needs of our clients. We look forward to the continued success and growth of our firm”, says Amaral.

I'm a subscriber
I'm a subscriber