Graduated with an LLB from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro Law School (PUC-RJ 2000), Mr Proença is a senior associate at the corporate area of Pinheiro Neto’s Rio de Janeiro office, having also worked as a foreign associate at the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins LLP (2005–2006). Mr Proença has been working in Pinheiro Neto’s Rio de Janeiro office for 18 years. He specialises in corporate and contractual aspects, with focus on capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.