Brazil’s Lefosse Advogados has landed an experienced infrastructure partner to lead its project finance and development practice as the firm faces growing demand for project-related work.
Miriam Signor joins from Stocche Forbes Advogados, another large Brazilian firm, where she was a partner for nearly a decade, according to her LinkedIn profile.
A representative at Stocche Forbes told Law.com International that Signor left on good terms and that the firm wishes her all the best in her new position. Stocche Forbes added that its remaining project and infrastructure team, which has four partners and 35 associates, is well-equipped to continue assisting clients.
In a statement, Signor, who is based in São Paulo, said she is joining Lefosse “to meet the growing demand for expertise in all stages of developing Infrastructure projects, which require a complete platform of advice and work in synergy with various practices.”
Lefosse managing partner Rodrigo Junqueira added that her hire would be a great asset.
“Miriam is recognized in the market for her multidisciplinary approach, with expertise in structuring, development, financing and monitoring of infrastructure and industrial projects and outstanding performance in the areas of banking, mergers and acquisitions.”
Lefosse has been on a hiring spree since Junqueira assumed the managing partner role for a three-year term that started in July. Since then, the firm has lured lawyers from local rivals to reinforce its restructuring, insolvency and dispute resolution practices, poached a five-lawyer tax team, landed a six-person life science and health care team and signed a competition and antitrust attorney to open an office in the Brazilian capital, Brasília.
The firm has approximately 450 legal professionals based in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.