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Rafael Bispo de Filippis


Rafael has 8 years of experience practicing law, providing advice on labor and employment matters to Brazilian and foreign clients in various industries and businesses, such as oil and gas, mining, telecommunications, technology, banking, tobacco, airlines and hotels.

Besides consultancy work, Rafael also engages in individual and collective litigation, representing the firm’s clients before labor courts and local and federal labor authorities, such as the Ministry of Labor, the Public Attorney’s Office and labor unions, including negotiations of collective bargaining agreements and settlements.

Rafael is also experienced in assessing liabilities, analyzing internal labor practices and checking whether they comply with the law. He also works in due diligences involving the sale and purchase of companies and assets, providing assessment on ongoing lawsuits and related internal provisions.

In 2007, Rafael attended a Public Law course at the American University in Washington, DC. During the same period, he was an intern at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, working as volunteer assisting public attorneys in providing free legal advice to clients facing involuntary civil commitment to a public mental health facility.

Rafael completed an LL.M at the King’s College London in 2016. During his studies, he worked as an international visiting attorney at Lewis Silkin, a leading London based law firm in the labor area.