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Demarest rounds off 2023 with the hiring of one more partner for its Mergers and Acquisitions practice

January 3rd, 2024

Julia Visconti and three other professionals will reinforce the firm’s practice in domestic and international transactions

Demarest closed 2023 with another hire for the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions, Listed Companies and Capital Markets, announcing today the arrival of Julia Visconti at the firm, with a team of three associates.

Julia holds a master’s degree (LLM) in Corporate Governance & Practice from Stanford Law School, USA, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) and a postgraduate degree in Corporate Law from the same institution.

Julia is a specialist in M&A operations and capital markets, with experience in transactions involving listed companies, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital, representing local and international companies from different sectors in domestic and cross-border transactions, as well as having worked prominently in the segments of education, energy and technology.

“Demarest is focuses on structured, sustainable growth, in line with what I have been doing for more than 15 years. I am very happy to now be part of this talented group of people and to have the opportunity to grow together with the firm. Combining strengths, knowledge and know-how in specific sectors, in local and cross-border transactions, is an exciting challenge”, says Julia.

Paulo Coelho da Rocha, managing partner at Demarest, believes that the arrival of the new partner further attests to the firm’s strength in the market.

“We reached the end of 2023, the year that marks Demarest’s 75th anniversary, with the hiring of 10 new partners and 14 associates to increase the firm’s strength in 8 different practice areas, in addition to the promotion of 5 senior associates to the partnership as of January. This strong expansion is aligned with our upcoming strategic plan for the three-year period from 2024 to 2026. The hiring of Julia and her team further reinforces our commitment to providing clients with service excellence in all areas of the firm”, says Paulo. “Among the new partners who arrived, seven are women, which also reaffirms our objective of expanding female leadership in the firm and in the legal segment.”