Q1 Office Updates: Achievements, Celebrations & Successes

by | Mar 13, 2024


New Team Members:

We are please to announce the addition of Christina Mader, Junior Associate who focuses on commercial and administrative litigation; contracts; labour law


New Team Members:

We are pleased to inform two new additions to our team:

Nathalie Rodrigues Frias former legal advisor at Cabinet nº 9 of the Brazilian’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“Cade”). Graduated in law from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and postgraduate in Competition and Regulatory Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP). Associated with the Brazilian Institute of Competition, Consumption and International Trade Studies (IBRAC) and Affiliated with the American Bar Association (ABA).

Nathalie is now responsible for the Antitrust area

Fernanda Olberg Carmuega former legal counsel for the EssilorLuxottica Group with more than 5 years of experience in franchising. Graduated in law from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and postgraduate in Marketing and Management from ESPM -SP and MBA in Corporate Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-SP). Currently finishing her postgraduation in Compliance and Risk Management from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUC-PR).

Fernanda is now responsible for the Compliance and Franchising areas


We are cheerful to share the honor our senior partner, Luiz Augusto Azevedo de Almeida Hoffmann, had to intermediate a really interesting event together with the advisors from the Brazilian’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense (“Cade”), presenting the two new counselors that are going to start their mandate in the public agency.

The forum conducted by Luiz Hoffmann brought to light the challenges that are going to be faced by the Council giving the opportunity to the counselors to share their vision and plans for the next four years.

Commitment, refined technique, motivations to see effective changes and concerns with legal security are some of the characteristics that we were able to witness in the new advisors and that shall be reflected at Cade. The antitrust community is thrilled and expecting to see what is coming for this next mandate.


Office News:

We are excited to announce that we are in discussions for opening a new office in Athens.



We are happy to highlight several dynamic collaborations involving Aliant Menyhei-Molnár-B. Szabó from Hungary and other members of the Aliant Law network, demonstrating the strength of our combined expertise and global presence.

  • Multi-jurisdictional legal structure: Building on our collective knowledge and in collaboration with our Aliant counterparts in LA, Nicosia and Costa Rica, together we are crafting a sophisticated legal framework tailored to the needs of a private individual with diverse business interests. The Costa Rica office have successfully established an operative company in Costa Rica for the client, which will be owned by a Cyprian holding company. Additionally, this company has substance and will be owned by a Hungarian trust. This comprehensive structure encompasses asset protection, company structuring, and corporate services across multiple jurisdictions, offering our client unparalleled benefits in both safeguarding assets and optimizing taxation strategies.
  • Italian real estate investment: Teaming up with Aliant Legal Grounds our partners in Italy we are facilitating seamless transactions for Hungarian investors interested in the lucrative Italian real estate market. This collaboration underscores our ability to leverage local expertise and networks within the Aliant network to facilitate cross-border investments efficiently.
  • Golden Visa opportunities in Hungary: With Hungary’s recent decision to offer golden visas to foreign citizens, we are partnering with Aliant China Office to explore this exciting opportunity. Together, we are navigating the complex legal landscape to establish a corporation that will provide comprehensive visa and legal services to Chinese nationals seeking residency in Hungary.
  • EMI collaboration across Europe: Our ongoing project in collaboration with Aliant offices in the Netherlands, Lithuania, and Hungary focuses on the feasibility of establishing an electronic money institution (EMI). This initiative aims to broaden our suite of financial services, ultimately enhancing our ability to cater to the evolving needs of our clients across diverse markets.

These initiatives exemplify the collaborative spirit and synergies within the Aliant Law network, demonstrating how our collective knowledge and global presence enable us to deliver optimal solutions and value to our clients. Stay tuned for further updates on these exciting endeavors in future newsletters.


New Team Members:

We are excited to announce the addition of Advocate Przemyslaw Manke, of Counsel. He has experience in providing legal services to large companies, in particular in the field of labor law and commercial contracts, as well as many years of practice in court trials, negotiations and mediation proceedings. He specializes in labor law (both in the field of servicing employers and employment disputes), commercial contract law (both in the field of creating contracts, negotiations and court disputes) and criminal law (where in criminal proceedings he acted as a defender of the accused as well as representatives of the injured parties). He appeared before common courts, administrative courts and the Supreme Court. Participant of international conferences and trainings (the last one carried out by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg). Author of scientific articles in the field of civil procedure.

Office News:

Being a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Supreme Bar Council in Poland brings unique opportunities to support people in their aspirations to live in countries where human rights are respected. Invited by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, I was honored to stand aside the brave Iranian Women and Girls, fighting for freedom. The institutionalized suppression of women in Iran is evident through the implementation of misogynistic laws that restrict their rights and freedoms. These laws systematically discriminate against women, perpetuating gender inequality and reinforcing patriarchal norms. Examples include mandatory hijab laws, child marriage regulations, gender segregation practices and unequal inheritance laws. Such legal frameworks not only limit women’s autonomy but also condone and institutionalize their subjugation within Iranian society. These inequalities lead to violence against women, being physically and mentally tortured and executed as political prisoners. Violence and discrimination against women will persist as long as they are endorsed and enshrined in law by the state. @Maryam Rajavi’s plan for women’s rights and freedoms which has been adopted by the opposition for future Iran, sets the most important articles on women’s rights and freedoms in the free Iran of tomorrow. I expressed support for the fundamental aspirations of the Iranian people for a future in which universal human rights and fundamental freedoms are respected, protected and realized.

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