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Paola Carrara De Sambuy Gomes

Contracts, Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Data Protection and Technology, Portfolio Management, Post-M&A, Wealth Planning

Paola has been working for over 25 years in matters related to corporate law, corporate contracts, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, as well as corporate matters of privately held companies and listed companies.

Paola was responsible for the legal corporate department of a Brazilian listed company for approximately 10 years. Additionally, she worked in the Primary Markets area of Standard New York Securities, Inc. (Standard Bank Group) both in Miami, FL and New York, NY from June 2001 to April 2004, and served as visiting attorney from October 1999 to July 2000 at Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster & Russel – Miami, FL.

Paola also offers legal advice to national and foreign companies regarding matters related to intellectual property and data protection.


  • Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP). 

  • Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) from University of Miami.


Paola is listed by Análise Advocacia and Análise Advocacia Mulher as one of the most admired lawyers in Brazil.


  • Advised several companies, from different sectors, in the structuring and implementation of their long-term incentive plans, either through Stock Option Plans or other structures applicable to the characteristics and strategies of such companies;

  • Coordinated the adaptation projects of several companies to the General Data Protection Law (LGPD), including the analysis and mapping of personal data and sharing flows, implementation of policies and appropriate governance structures and training;

  • Advised several companies on the analysis and negotiation of strategic contracts, acting in-house or in partnership with the internal legal department of its clients;

  • Participated in several complex and strategic corporate restructurings.


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