Corporate and M&A partner Rodrigo Delboni Teixeira, 42, became Lobo de Rizzo’s fourth managing partner on Tuesday and takes over from fellow corporate lawyer Rodrigo Guerra, who was the firm’s first non-name managing partner. The elevation also coincided with a rebranding that included a small tweak to the firm’s name and launch of a new logo. “I pass on the baton with great tranquillity, as Rodrigo is a long-time friend for whom I have great admiration and respect,” says Guerra. “I would like to thank everyone for their support in these last three years and can say that these changes are vital for our culture to continually be renewed and for new ideas to be introduced.”
Teixeira will hold the position for three years and was selected by the partnership partly due to his experience working as an associate at leading and local and international firms Linklaters, Pinheiro Neto Advogados and KPMG. He joined Lobo de Rizzo as a partner when the firm was launched in 2007. “It is a great pleasure to be able to manage a firm that, together with my partners, I helped to create and was able to participate in during its first 10 years,” he says. “Our reference during this trajectory was based on international firms that are managed as companies.”
The election was also timed to coincide with a triple promotion to the partnership. Ana Paula Miguel, 39, and Rodrigo Roso, 34, both became partners in the corporate and M&A practice and Maria Carolina Bachur, 33, joined the top ranks in the tax department. The new additions increase Lobo de Rizzo’s partnership to 21.