State of the Market Discussion - São Paulo 2019

This session will give attendees the opportunity to discuss topics relevant to the legal market in Brazil and beyond.

It will identify 'hot' sectors and industries and will take a closer look at the economic drivers affecting investment into the region.

You can watch highlights of last year's session here.




Chris Kay
Seminars Manager
Chambers and Partners

Chris Kay is a UK qualified solicitor and the Seminars Manager at Chambers and Partners. Chris was a practicing solicitor for four years before moving to Chambers and Partners. He works with in-house counsel, barristers and law firm partners around the world to organise and moderate legal seminars.





Andrea Garcia
Legal Director, Crop Science

Andrea Garcia is the Legal Director for the Crop Science division at Bayer leading all legal advice to the Ag Business in Brazil – Seeds, Chemicals, Biotechnology and Digital Agriculture -  including licensing, commercial, marketing and distribution strategies with a great focus on intellectual property; product supply for the entire chain and regulatory analysis and submissions. She also serves at the Board of Directors of Orbia, a joint venture led by Bayer, a digital marketplace platform dedicated to the Ag Business.

Prior to joining Bayer, Andrea was the South America Supply Chain Law Lead for Monsanto, where she started her career in 1999 and worked in different positions of increasing responsibility. In this last role Andrea provided legal and strategic advice to the entire Supply Chain Operations for the Ag Business in South America, including the strategies for supplying the entire region with a great focus on regulatory matters among the different countries. In this role Andrea also supported the commercial strategy for some business in the Region and Environmental, Finance and Labor matters in Brazil

Andrea earned a Law Degree from Pontificia Universidade Católica – PUCSP and is post-graduated in Corporate, Corporate Employment and Environmental, has a Leadership MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral and more recently a Leadership MBA Program from the Washington University



Andréa de Moraes Landé
General Counsel LATAM
GE HealthCare

Andréa Landé joined General Electric in 2012 as Legal and Compliance Leader for Transportation business in Latin America, based in São Paulo, Brazil. During her 4 years at GE Transportation, Andréa was responsible for commercial, labor, corporate, EHS, and litigation matters and led the Compliance team for the business.

Andréa joined GE Healthcare as Compliance Officer – Latin America in June 2016. In this role, Andréa provided compliance leadership to and partnership with the Latin America region and lead compliance initiatives in relation to GE’s Code of Conduct and GE Healthcare´s Compliance Programs. 

Since July 2018, Andréa joined the Legal Team as General Counsel for Latin America. In this role, Andréa provides legal leadership and strategic legal advice to GE Healthcare’s Latin America Region and drives towards business growth and more integrated and efficient processes. Also, Andréa ensures compliance and governmental regulatory affairs are managed appropriately. 

Prior to joining GE, Andréa held various Legal and Compliance roles for 10 years at Motorola, Siemens and Delta Energia, and was a litigator at Camargo Aranha Advogados for 6 years.


Giovani Ravagnani
Litigation Legal Manager
99 Taxis

Mr. Ravagnani has a Masters in Procedural Law from the University of São Paulo. He graduated in Law from Mackenzie Presbiterian University and is a member of the Brazilian Institute of Procedural Law and the Center for Society and Technology Studies of POLI / USP. Mr. Ravagnani specialises in dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation.



Ricardo Genis Mourão
Managing Director, Legal Department (Brazil) 
Goldman Sachs

Ricardo Genis Mourão is general counsel of Goldman Sachs Brazil. He is also chief operating officer for the Brazil office. He serves on several Committees within Goldman Sachs Brazil. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2011 and was named managing director in 2015.

Prior to joining the firm, Ricardo was an external counsel in banking and securities in São Paulo for 13 years. Ricardo is a member of the Advisory Chamber on the Regulation of B3. He also serves as vice president of the Legal Forum of ANBIMA, the Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association, and he serves as president of the Legal Committee of ABBI, the International Bank Association in Brazil.

Ricardo earned a degree in Business from Fundação Getulio Vargas in 1996 and a degree in Law from the University of São Paulo in 2000.