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9th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference: Networking with real estate lawyers, trends, opportunities and new frontiers

29 Mar - 31 Mar 2017

JW Marriott Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rossana Duarte


Rossana has more than thirty years of experience in Real Estate. She has expertise in assisting clients in all types of Real Estate transactions, involving both urban and rural land, including purchase and sale, commercial and retail lease, zoning compliance and land use, creation of mortgages, liens, easements and transactions involving timber and timberlands. Rossana is a pioneer in the creation of a practice group focusing on Real Estate and Capital Markets, with strong expertise in real estate financing transactions. She has actively participated in the legal structuring of real estate investment funds, issues of bonds backed by real estate receivables, build-to-suit transactions, among other legal structures that allow the use of capital markets funding for the development of real estate projects. She has actively participated in the committees of (i) the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM) in connection with developing the regulations for Fundos de Investimento Imobiliario (Brazilian REIT) and Fundos de Investimento em Participações (Brazilian Private Equity Funds) (ii) the São Paulo State Housing Syndicate (SECOVI) in connection with drafting the bill amending the lease law. In addition, Rossana is currently Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) LPD Council and Liason Officer of the IBA's Real Estate Committee. She has been a reference within the industry for many years. Her expertise and experience has played a major role in the development and growth of Mattos Filho's Real Estate Practice. The practice has grown from low representativeness in the market to the most requested practice group by clients since she joined the firm in 2014. Mattos Filho real estate practice has grown not only in size but in number of important real estate deals in the last years. She has maintained loyal relevant clients throughout the years, such as Brookfield, Hines, Bresco, BSP, JHSF.



Thursday 30 March (0745 - 1630)

JW Marriott Hotel

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