Get to know the Diniz Advogados team.
Virgílio Nogueira Diniz
Born in Belo Horizonte/ MG on October 20, 1972. Completed studies in 1996 at the School of Law of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Federal University of Minas Gerais). Specialization in Comparative International Law from Cornell University (International Litigation, Comparative Corporation Law, Finance and Banking, American Legal System, International Sales), Paris, 2000. Master’s (LLM) in International Commercial Law from the University of California, Davis, 2009. Specialization from the University of California, Davis in the courses “Financing International Transactions”, “Structuring an International Joint Venture” and “Global Trading System”, 2007 and 2008. Continuing Education at the Fundação Getúlio Vargas (GVLaw) in the courses: “Contabilidade Fiscal (Tax Accounting)”, “Finanças Aplicadas ao Direito (Finances Applied to Law)”, “Mercado de Capitais (Stock Market)”, “Organização de Negócios Imobiliários (Organization of Real Estate Transactions)”, São Paulo, 2006. Completed MBA in Management – FIA – Fundação Instituto de Administração, São Paulo, 2013. Current student of the Masters in Public Administration of the London School of Economics (2015-2017). He is active in the area of international contracts and negotiations, foreign investments, arbitration, environmental law, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, mining law, and real estate law. A partner in the law office since its founding in 1996. Registered in the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil), Minas Gerais Section in 1996 and São Paulo Section in 2005. Languages: English and French (fluent) and German (advanced).
Born in Criciúma, SC, on August 17, 1976. Completed studies in 2004 at the Universidade FUMEC (Minas Gerais Foundation for Education and Culture). Specialization in Labor Procedure Law – Instituto Toledo de Ensino, São Paulo, 2012. He has broad experience in private law, mainly in respect to the area of credit recovery and civil and commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, court ordered reorganization, labor risk analysis. In public law, he stands out for his activity in defense of clients in the matters of environmental law and bidding processes, both in the administrative and judicial sphere. Partner in the law office since 2005. Registered in the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil), Minas Gerais section in 2004 and São Paulo section in 2005. Languages: English.
Gabriel Vieira Figueiredo Sapucaia
Born in Medina, MG, on May 5, 1985. Completed studies in 2008 at the Universidade FUMEC in Belo Horizonte, MG. Specialization in Civil Procedure Law – IEC PUC –Minas, Belo Horizonte, 2012. He is active mainly in the area of civil and litigation law, commercial law, credit recovery, and contracts. A partner in the law office in 2010. Registered in the Brazilian Bar Association (Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil), Minas Gerais section in 2009. Languages: English.
Partner specialized in merger & acquisitions, infrastructure and project finance transactions, mainly in the pharmaceutical, agribusiness, cosmetics and energy industries. Before joining the firm in 2011, she worked in the corporate, commercial and M&A and Economic departments of renown law firms in France, Italy, USA and Brazil. Born in France and graduated in 1996 in French and Italian law at Université Paris X – Nanterre and in 2003 in Brazilian Law at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil. Obtained an LL.M degree in European Business Law at Université Paris II – Panthéon Assas, (D.E.A) Paris 1998. Obtained an LL.M degree at Northwestern University School of Law (LL.M), Chicago, 2001. Specialized in International and Comparative Banking and Corporate Law at Cornell, 2000. Obtained an International Executive MBA degree at FIA – Fundação Instituo de Administração, São Paulo, 2013-2015. Admitted to practice law in France, New-York and Brazil. Languages: French, English, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.