Marcos Saldanha Proença graduated with an LLB degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC/RJ ) faculty of law in 2000. Mr Proença is a counsel in the corporate division of Pinheiro Neto in Rio de Janeiro, where he has worked for 20 years. Mr Proença has also worked as a foreign associate at Latham & Watkins LLP in Los Angeles (2005–2006). He specialises in corporate and contractual law, with a focus on capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.