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Expertise

Innovation ecosystem

labor, social security, tax law

Expertise

Product

labor, social security, tax law

Expertise

Investment

labor, social security, tax law

Halabi e Chang

Our mission is to enhance innovation
in the ecosystem by combining legal
knowledge with market trends.

We are
business-oriented

We connect
markets

We are
pragmatic

We value
dynamism

We prioritize
our clients

We are
avant-garde

We are always
empathetic

We act with
transparency

We connect
markets

We prioritize
dynamism

We are
pioneers

We act
diligently

We connect
markets

We act diligently

We prioritize
dynamism

We are your
strategic partner

Our Law Firm

For the past 10 years, we have been providing specialized and full-service legal advice for tech businesses and the new economy.

We were born digital and built bridges that connect knowledge and innovation. Our business-oriented performance is what enables us to create differentiated and high-value solutions.

Founding Partners

Jihane Halabi

Jihane Halabi is founding partner of Halabi e Chang. Has experience as a co-founder who launched and sold one tech company. Lawyer with her specialization in digital law and banking and payments regulation. Working with fintech and payments for the past 15 years, she did her specialization on FGV/SP , IBMEC and Luiss Università Internazionale Italiana.

She actively participated in initial discussions for the regulatory framework for fintechs and payments in Brazil, and works as guest professor about these themes in different schools. Jihane is part of the Ignite Mentoring Group invited by Stanford University and is a former MeLi. Currently, it actively collaborates on numerous fronts for Brazil to become a fintech nation.

Anne Chang

Founding partner, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law – University of São Paulo (Largo São Francisco – USP) and a Master’s Degree in Law, LL.M. – University of California at Berkeley, specializing in Financial Services and Market Regulation – London School of Economics – LSE.

Anne Chang is an expert in mergers, acquisitions and investments, with over 15 years of experience in international and domestic operations. She has been awarded by the US government and MIT for applied blockchain use in healthcare and is currently engaged in academic research as Executive Director of the Berkeley Global Society’s Institute of Technology and Innovation and international think tanks on technology, innovation and law.

At the same time, she is a board member at B2Mamy, a maternal entrepreneurship accelerator and mentor in several institutions, such as MentorEla and Eretz.Bio, maintained by Hospital Albert Einstein.

Jihane Halabi

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Jihane Halabi is founding partner of Halabi e Chang. Has experience as a co-founder who launched and sold one tech company.  Lawyer with her specialization in digital law and banking and payments regulation. Working with fintech and payments for the past 15 years, she did her specialization on FGV/SP, IBMEC and Luiss Università Internazionale Italiana.

She actively participated in initial discussions for the regulatory framework for fintechs and payments in Brazil, and works as guest professor about these themes in different schools. Jihane is part of the Ignite Mentoring Group invited by Stanford University and is a former MeLi. Currently, it actively collaborates on numerous fronts for Brazil to become a fintech nation.

Anne Chang

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Founding partner, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Law – University of São Paulo (Largo São Francisco – USP) and a Master’s Degree in Law, LL.M. – University of California at Berkeley, specializing in Financial Services and Market Regulation – London School of Economics – LSE.

Anne Chang is an expert in mergers, acquisitions and investments, with over 15 years of experience in international and domestic operations. She has been awarded by the US government and MIT for applied blockchain use in healthcare and is currently engaged in academic research as Executive Director of the Berkeley Global Society’s Institute of Technology and Innovation and international think tanks on technology, innovation and law.

At the same time, she is a board member at B2Mamy, a maternal entrepreneurship accelerator and mentor in several institutions, such as MentorEla and Eretz.Bio, maintained by Hospital Albert Einstein.

Associates

Fernanda Lorca

Fernanda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and a specialization degree in Corporate Law from Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa – INSPER.

Fernanda has more than 12 years of significant professional experience with structured transactions in domestic and international markets, in the areas of Financial and Capital Markets, M&A and Corporate Law, during her career at large and renowned law firms in Brazil.

Fernanda also advises clients of different sizes and that are active in different segments of the economy, with the purpose of protecting their interests, according to their stage of development.

Haroldo Bertoni

Tax practice Head, he has a Bachelor´s Degree in Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) and in accounting – Trevisan Escola de Negócios. LLM and PhD Candidate – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, specializing in Tax Law – Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Tributário – IBDT.

Haroldo Bertoni has experience in taxation, having worked with Brazilian and International tax law during his passage in a Big Four company.

Also is strong dedicated in assets reorganization and wealth planning, offering support to the M&A and financial practices in the office.

At the same time he is a university professor acting as a member in research groups focused in taxation and digital matters, being author of academic articles about the theme

Isabella Leonel Chiari

Academic background by the Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas and specialization by Insper in Corporate Law.

Specialist in business advisory and digital law, with extensive experience in high complexity negotiations. Isabella participated as in company lawyer in startup companies, with activities focused on e-commerce and digital platforms.

Active participation in negotiations and drafting of contractual instruments for the past 12 years, also supporting customers in risk control and crisis management, compliance, anti-corruption and adequacy to data protection rules.

Laís Monte

Lawyer graduated from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, specialized in Digital Law from Insper – Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa.

With experience in mergers, acquisitions and investments, with about 10 years of experience in international and domestic operations She has experience in the business sector, having worked in investment banks and large law firms. Currently focused on innovation, new technologies, start-ups, angel investment, venture capital funds, and companies interested in open innovation.

Also, she participated as an active member in research groups involving economics and crypto assets, being the author of published academic articles.

Marco Aurelio Brasil

Bachelor of Laws – Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and Master of Laws – Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas, with specializations in Protection of Diffuse, Collective and Homogeneous Individual Rights – UNAMA and in Business Law – Fundação Getulio Vargas-SP.

Marco Aurelio Brasil acted as legal manager in companies such as MercadoLivre.com, Grupo Pão de Açúcar and Golden Cross Seguradora and since 2014 leads the Halabi and Chang litigation team. He works in the management and operationalization of civil, consumer, labor and criminal litigation matters.

Fernanda Lorca

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Fernanda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and a specialization degree in Corporate Law from Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa – INSPER.

Fernanda has more than 12 years of significant professional experience with structured transactions in domestic and international markets, in the areas of Financial and Capital Markets, M&A and Corporate Law, during her career at large and renowned law firms in Brazil.

Fernanda also advises clients of different sizes and that are active in different segments of the economy, with the purpose of protecting their interests, according to their stage of development.

Haroldo Bertoni

Tax practice Head, he has a Bachelor´s Degree in Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) and in accounting – Trevisan Escola de Negócios. LLM and PhD Candidate – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, specializing in Tax Law – Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Tributário – IBDT.

Haroldo Bertoni has experience in taxation, having worked with Brazilian and International tax law during his passage in a Big Four company.

Also is strong dedicated in assets reorganization and wealth planning, offering support to the M&A and financial practices in the office.

At the same time he is a university professor acting as a member in research groups focused in taxation and digital matters, being author of academic articles about the theme.

Isabella Leonel Chiari

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Academic background by the Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas and specialization by Insper in Corporate Law.

Specialist in business advisory and digital law, with extensive experience in high complexity negotiations. Isabella participated as in company lawyer in startup companies, with activities focused on e-commerce and digital platforms.

Active participation in negotiations and drafting of contractual instruments for the past 12 years, also supporting customers in risk control and crisis management, compliance, anti-corruption and adequacy to data protection rules.

Laís Monte

Lawyer graduated from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, specialized in Digital Law from Insper – Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa.

With experience in mergers, acquisitions and investments, with about 10 years of experience in international and domestic operations She has experience in the business sector, having worked in investment banks and large law firms. Currently focused on innovation, new technologies, start-ups, angel investment, venture capital funds, and companies interested in open innovation.

Also, she participated as an active member in research groups involving economics and crypto assets, being the author of published academic articles.

Marco Aurelio Brasil

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Bachelor of Laws – Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie and Master of Laws – Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas, with specializations in Protection of Diffuse, Collective and Homogeneous Individual Rights – UNAMA and in Business Law – Fundação Getulio Vargas-SP.

Marco Aurelio Brasil acted as legal manager in companies such as MercadoLivre.com, Grupo Pão de Açúcar and Golden Cross Seguradora and since 2014 leads the Halabi and Chang litigation team. He works in the management and operationalization of civil, consumer, labor and criminal litigation matters.

Best Law Firms in Startups &
Innovation / 2021

Categoria Valuable Practice

We are very proud to have our expertise recognized by the Leaders League, one of the most relevant rating agencies in the market.

The ranking considers institutions with a consistent history of advisory and provision of specialized services for innovation companies. Technology strategy, regulatory issues and venture capital deals are some of the topics evaluated.

This award further boosts our purpose of connecting law and technology in an authentic, agile and creative way.

Thank you to our entire team and other partners who are part of our journey.

Best Start-Up Business
Law Firm - Brazil

Leading Innovators advisory
Legal
Services - Latin America

Legal Awards
Acquisition International

We have more than 40 successful cases in legal advice for funding 
and structuring new businesses, regardless the stages:
Angel, Seed, VC, PE

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