Esther Jerussalmy Cunha

Advises domestic and foreign clients in corporate matters, since the business organization to the structuring of shareholders agreements, negotiating, implementation of corporate governance rules, stock options, among others. Has broad experience in transactions involving joint ventures, negotiation and drafting of various commercial contracts between domestic and foreign parties, among which are sophisticated contracts such as EPC, transportation and logistics, IP and technology, structuring and management of franchises and internationalization of Brazilian companies. Considering her broad experience in corporate, M&A, contracts and international trade issues, she acts in several risk assessments and in the strategy prior to litigation in these areas.

She also acts in the areas of Technology and Data Privacy, performing the review and implementation of procedures and internal policies, consultancy in the relationship with data processing agents, internal training and advice in cases of data leakage.

Academic Background
  • Extension in American Law by the University of California. Corporate Finance and Capital Markets by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). Graduated from the Law School of University of São Paulo (USP), 1996.
  • Recommended year after year by Leaders League in Startups and Innovation and Data Protection areas since 2018.
  • Nominated by Anuário Análise 500 2021 and 2020 and Análise Advocacia Mulher among the most admired lawyers in the country.
  • Recommended year after year by Legal 500 in Corporate and M&A, highlighting her expertise in data protection, tech and innovation and startups.
  • Considered one of the leading lawyers in Corporate and M&A in Brazil by the Latin Lawyer 250 2021 and previous editions.
  • Recommended by Best Lawyers for the last 6 years, consecutively, in the Corporate and M&A areas.
  • Recommended by Leaders League in Corporate/M&A since 2016.
  • She has been granted with “Doing Business Award” from the World Bank, 2006 – 2009 period.
  • Portuguese and English.
  • Member of the Brazil – Israel Chamber of Commerce.