Heloísa Barroso Uelze

Heloísa Barroso Uelze

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Heloisa Barroso Uelze joined the firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2005. She has practised for over 25 years and is currently the head of the Brazilian Public law, government relations and regulatory group at Trench Rossi Watanabe. Her areas of expertise are public and regulatory law, government affairs and infrastructure projects, with a focus both on litigation and on consultancy matters. She assists clients in the regulatory area, both in consultancy and litigation matters, especially in cases involving public entities and regulatory agencies or infrastructure projects, such as international and national bids and government contracts, including complex negotiations and assisting clients in elaborating strategies to meet the local content requirements in public tenders. Heloisa has vast experience working in compliance matters representing clients both before the public administration and the judiciary department. In several occasions she has dealt with the federal and state public prosecutor’s offices negotiating deals in matters that involved the Improbity Law and the Clean Companies Act. She has also defended clients’ interests before several Courts of Accounts (at federal, state and municipal levels). Heloisa also works with clients in strengthening their compliance areas, by improving both the internal rules and the mechanisms to enforce such rules. She prepares and reviews internal policies and guidelines and also provide speeches and training to the clients’ teams in order to make sure everyone is aware of the applicable rules.

Heloisa has been recognised for her work by the main legal directories such as LACCA Approved, Latin Lawyer 250, Análise Advocacia 500 and The Legal 500.

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