Gabriela Lessa is a senior counsel in the firm’s Rio de Janeiro office. She focuses her practice in the areas of corporate immigration and intellectual property (IP). She advises in-house counsel, as well as human resources professionals on all aspects of Brazilian, global immigration law and IP-related matters.

Ms Lessa has more than 12 years of experience handling immigration matters and was instrumental in helping to develop the firm’s corporate immigration practice. She works with a broad cross-section of international companies representing multinational corporations in the pharmaceutical, mining, oil and gas, entertainment, and hotel industries. She provides legal assistance on the necessary visas required for working in Brazil, assists with the preparation of specific contracts required for visa purposes, as well as providing assistance in the labour area aiming for compliance with Brazilian legislation, both in connection with immigration and emigration-related issues.

In the areas of IP and corporate practice, Ms Lessa regularly assists Brazilian and international corporations with trademarks prosecution, copyrights, anti-counterfeiting and contracts in general.

Prior to joining Veirano Advogados, Ms Lessa worked and lived overseas gaining cross-cultural and international experience in Asia, Central America and Europe.