Luiz Felipe Maia is a founding partner of FYMSA Advogados, and is the head of the Technology and Gaming Area. He mainly counsels clients in corporate, contracts and regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, internet law, gaming law and strategic negotiations in related fields. He has worked as legal counsel for energy and IT companies, and has practised as an attorney in renowned law firms. He has a JD degree from the University of São Paulo, specialising in business law with a focus on contracts from Getúlio Vargas Foundation, and a Master’s degree in Law from the Federal University of Pernambuco. He is also an experienced negotiator and mediator, certified by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and teaches negotiation courses in business school. He is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, a General Member of International Masters of Gaming Law, and the Peer Reviewer for Gambling Compliance in Brazil. He is a frequent speaker at international gaming events and was awarded for Corporate Livewire Excellence Gaming Awards 2016 and recognised as one of the top 100 lawyers in Brazil by Lawyer Monthly in 2018, being the only Brazilian gaming attorney to receive such award. He was also recognised as Lawyer of the Year in Brazil for Gaming in 2019 by Corporate INTL and by GlobalLawExperts.