Brazilian full-service law firm Lefosse Advogados has recruited two partners from rival local firms to expand its restructuring and insolvency and dispute resolution practices.
Felipe Camara joins from E.Munhoz Advogados, a boutique law firm focused on litigation, corporate law and restructuring. He previously worked as an associate at Milbank and at Shearman & Sterling, according to his profile on LinkedIn.
Julio Neves arrives from TozziniFreire Advogados, bringing a team of six professionals to the dispute resolution practice. Neves is a member of the arbitration committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Brazil and of the M&A Disputes Committee of the Brazilian Institute of Business Law (IBRADEMP).
Lefosse noted that there has been an increase in legal work involving companies in crisis, saying this trend represents a strategic investment opportunity for the firm.
“In an increasingly dynamic market, companies demand highly interdisciplinary and detailed work. Therefore, the arrival of Felipe and Julio at Lefosse is part of the strategy of our offer of tailor-made solutions for our clients,” Lefosse Managing Partner Rodrigo Junqueira said in a statement.
Lefosse has been in expansion mode since Junqueira assumed the managing partner role for a three-year term that started in July. Since then, the firm has lured a five-lawyer tax team and a six-person life science and health care team from local rivals.
With the addition of Camara, Neves and the six-person team, Lefosse now counts 450 legal professionals in its ranks, 49 of whom are partners.