Our Team

Our team consists of 11 attorneys with extensive experience both nationally and internationally. We have trained professionals in various affairs of the subject. They stand out for their competence, dynamism, working in perfect harmony, respecting differences and the potential of each member.

Know more about Basch & Rameh team.

Partners

Carlos G. E. Rameh

Qualifications: Catholic University of São Paulo Law School, Brazil, LLB (1986). Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., LLM, 1989, with specialization in international trade and finance. Qualified as a lawyer in Brazil in 1987, and lawyer in New York, U.S.A., in 1989.

Experience: Carlos, together with Ken Basch, founded Basch & Rameh in 1996. Previously, he worked with Clyde & Co São Paulo and Clyde & Co London. Carlos also worked as an associate with the New York firm Hill Rivkins & Hayden. During this period, he worked extensively with insurance and transportation matters. His professional experience concentrates in assisting foreign companies doing business in Brazil, negotiating, drafting of international and local contracts   relating to corporate, trade, finance, insurance and regulatory matters. Carlos has recently managed the legal aspects of a chemical plant acquisition in Brazil. He is also experienced with air, space and environmental matters, and with commercial litigation in Brazil, U.S.A. and England. In recent years, Carlos published articles on the latest developments in transportation law in specialized magazines. He is also a member of the Brazilian Maritime Law Association (Associação Brasileira de Direito Marítimo – ABDM).

E-mail: carlos.rameh@baschrameh.com.br

Languages:
Português   Espanõl   English

Nicole René G. e Cunha

Qualifications: Law Degree from Universidade Cândido Mendes – Centro, Rio de Janeiro (2003). MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) in Business Law and Tax Law (2005). LLM in Banking and Finance – Queen Mary, University of London (Distinction) (2013).

Experience: Nicole has been working with business, corporate and finance law with a particular focus on aviation law including asset finance transactions.  Previously, she worked at Varig Logistica(“VarigLog”), a Brazilian airline for eight years, first as trainee and contract analyst, as assistant counsel, and eventually as general counsel, for two years, dealing with matters of business and corporate law, contracts, labor and competition law with domestic and international scope. Nicole has been working at Basch & Rameh since 2008 with a focus on aviation finance transactions. In 2013 Nicole worked on secondment basis for six months in with a major London law firm, dealing with aviation and shipping finance.

Publications: “Quistclose Trust – The Apparent Conflict with English Laws and its Commercial Application” – Lambert Academic Publishing (2014).

(2017) Article – “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Brazil” – The Robotics Law Journal – http://www.roboticslawjournal.com/global/unmanned-aerial-vehicles-in-brazil-29355163

E-mail: nicole.cunha@baschrameh.com.br

Languages:
Português   Espanõl   English

Paulo Mattar Filho

Qualifications: Pontifícia Universidade Católica, São Paulo, LLB (2000). Pontifícia Universidade Católica, São Paulo, specialization in Business Law (2004). University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, LL.M. (2008).

Experience: Paulo has been with Basch & Rameh since 2000. He concentrates on commercial and corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures and foreign investments in Brazil, as well as transactions in the oil and gas industry, including financing transactions (asset finance) of oil platforms, drilling rigs and vessels.  Paulo has published articles and is a founding member and Diretor Social of the Applied Corporate Law Institute (Instituto de Direto Societário Aplicado – IDSA). He is also a member of the Brazilian Maritime Law Association (Associação Brasileira de Direito Marítimo – ABDM)

E-mail: paulo.mattar@baschrameh.com.br

Languages:
Português   English

Renata Duarte Iezzi

Qualifications: University of São Paulo, Brazil, LLB (1993), with specialization in business law. Fundação Getúlio Vargas Law School of São Paulo (FGV), course in arbitration, mediation and negotiation (2003). Member of Brazilian Bar Association. Member  of  Brazilian General Association for Civil Aviation, (“ABAG”) ( since 2013). Member of Aeronautical Rights Comission of Brazilian Bar Association / SP (2008/2009).

Experience: Renata has been working at Basch & Rameh since April 2000. She concentrates on commercial and civil law litigation, involving foreign entities and international trading agreements, Aircraft financing and leasing, civil liability in the air transportation and shipping, damages of varied nature, judicial recuperation and bankruptcy. Her overall professional experience also includes consulting for foreign entities investing in Brazil and contracts in general.

E-mail: renata.iezzi@baschrameh.com.br

Languages:
Português   English

Victor Fernandes

Qualifications: Graduated by University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, LLB (2007). Specialization in Corporate Law at Fundação Getúlio Vargas – GVLaw (2011). Masters Degree in Business Law at São Paulo School of Law of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (2016). Courses “Ethics, Corruption and Compliance” (2016) and “Law and Technology” (2018) by the São Paulo School of Law of Fundação Getúlio Vargas. LL.M. at New York University School of Law (2017). Qualified as a lawyer in Brazil (OAB/SP) and New York (NY BAR).

Experience: Victor works at Basch & Rameh since May 2004 and is generally involved with business and corporate law, especially foreign investments in Brazil, asset and project finance, international contracts and general legal advice to companies and financial institutions involved in the oil and gas industry.

Publications: Maritime Mortgages over foreign vessels: validity and effectiveness”. Co-authored with Isabella Vilhena and Bianca Neves Thomson Reuters, Revista de Direito Recuperacional e de Empresa, RDRE, vol. 08, Apr/Jun 2018. Legal Challenges of ICO’s, co-authorship with Lio Vicente Bocorny, Valor Econômico, 07/Mar/2018. Brazilian high-speed rail project. Transport Finance Review 2010/11, England, pp. 32-35, 2010.

E-mail: victor.fernandes@baschrameh.com.br

Languages:
Português   English    Francais   Espanõl

Associates

Annie Monteiro

Qualifications: Pontifícia Universidade Católica, São Paulo, LLB (2019), member of Brazilian Bar Association.

Experience: Annie has been working at Basch &.Rameh since January 2018. She concentrates on litigation and legal advices, especially on litigation related to civil and commercial matters, involving foreign companies, related to aviation law, maritime law and consumer rights.

E-mail: annie.monteiro@baschrameh.com.br

Languages:
Português   English

Bruno Mendes

Qualifications: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil. Member of the Brazilian Bar Association.

Experience: Bruno has been working at Bach & Rameh since January 2018. Its working scope concentrates in Aeronautical law, especially on aircraft financing and regulatory matters, and Business Law.

E-mail: bruno.mendes@baschrameh.com.br

Languages:
Português   English  Francais

Isabela Vilhena

Qualifications:LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Air and Space Law (McGill University, Canada, 2019). MBA in Business Law (Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV-Rio, Brazil, 2016). Bachelor of Laws (Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil, 2013). Member of the Brazilian Association of Air and Space Law (SBDA). Member of the Air Law Section/ Brazilian Bar Association (Rio de Janeiro State). Member of the Space Law Section / Brazilian Bar Association (Amazonas State). Enrolled with the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo branches, since 2013.

Experience: Isabella works at Basch & Rameh since February/ 2012. Her expertise lies in Air and Space Law, with a particular emphasis on aviation financing. Isabella also advises on regulatory matters for financiers, lessors, investment funds, manufacturers and other stakeholders in the aviation industry. Isabella is generally involved with business and administrative law matters. In 2019, Isabella was invited by a reputable Canadian law firm to work on an international project to track compliance with the Cape Town Convention and the Aircraft Protocol by its Contracting States.

Accomplishments: (2020) – Constance O’Keefe Aviation Law Writing Award 2020 granted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the winning essay “Foreign ownership in airlines: the Brazilian experience.”

(2019) – Panelist at the Qatar Airways/ McGill University Rising Scholars Conference (subject: The Cape Town Convention, the Aircraft Protocol and the challenge of achieving compliance)

(2018) – International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) Scholarship Recipient

(2018) – Graduate Excellence Award in Law – Faculty of Law – McGill University

(2020) – Vencedora do prêmio Constance O’Keefe Aviation Law Writing Award 2020.

Short-term courses: (2016) Advanced Loan Documentation – Euromoney Legal Training (London, UK)

(2015) New York School of Aviation Finance – Airfinance Journal (New York, NY, U.S.A)

Publications: (2020) – “The Cape Town Convention, the Aircraft Protocol and the challenge of achieving compliance” – Annals of Air and Space Law, McGill University, vol. XLIV.

(2020) – “Aviation Finance & Leasing – Brazil” (co-author) – Practice Guide – Chambers & Partners.

(2019) – “Trending Topics in Brazilian Aviation Industry” – Aviation Finance Newsletter – Blakes Business Class (Canada)

(2018) – “Maritime mortgages over foreign vessels: validity and effectiveness” (original title “Hipoteca Naval Estrangeira: Validade e Eficácia”) (co-author) – Thomson Reuters (Brazil) – Revista de Direito Recuperacional e Empresa – RDRE – vol. 08/2018.

(2018) – “Aircraft Interchange Agreements” (co-author)- International Law Office (www.internationallawoffice.com), section: Aviation – Brazil.

(2016) – “Aircraft leasing under a Brazilian legal perspective: general aspects and benefits for the civil aviation industry” (original title: “Arrendamento mercantil financeiro e operacional de aeronaves no Direito Brasileiro: aspectos gerais e vantagens para a indústria da aviação civil”) – Thomson Reuters (Brazil) – Revista de Direito Privado – RDPriv – vol. 72/2016 – p. 91-110.

(2011) – “Reflections on compliance with public bidding rules and public accountability” (original title: “Considerações sobre a obrigatoriedade licitatória e a tutela da moralidade administrativa”) – Revista de Direito dos Monitores da UFF (Brazil)

E-mail: isabella.vilhena@baschrameh.com.br

Languages:
Português English Espanõl

Mariana Nascimento

Qualifications: Mackenzie Presbiterian University, São Paulo (SP), Brazil, LLB (2016). LL.M. in Contract Law – Insper (July, 2019). Member of Brazilian Bar Association.

Experience: Mariana has been working at Basch & Rameh since February 2018. She concentrates on Aeronautical Law, especially on aircraft financing and regulatory matters, and Business Law. Her prior experience also includes legal assistance in Litigation and Arbitration.

E-mail: mariana.nascimento@baschrameh.com.br

Languages:
Português   English   Espanõl

Priscila Uliana

Qualifications: Juris Doctor (J.D.) at Faculdade de Direito de São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo (2008). Graduate degree Lato Sensu at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo in International Law (2011). LL.M at American University Washington College of Law – Washington, DC-  in International Legal Studies and Business Law (2012). IATA Training in Aircraft Finance and Acquisition, London, UK (2015).

Experience: Priscila has been working at Basch & Rameh since 2013. She is an associate in the Energy, Oil and Gas, Aviation Finance, and Corporate Practice qualified to practice in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, with experience in cross-border financial transactions involving commercial banks, export credit agencies, and corporate entities. She has also been involved in energy and infrastructure projects related to wind power sector in the Northeast of Brazil. Amongst others, her experience includes legal advising private and public entities in comparing foreign direct investment regulations of different countries at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, in 2012. Also, she was involved in a major offshore gas terminal finance project for the government of Jamaica at Mayer Brown LLP, Washington, DC, also in 2012.

E-mail: priscila.uliana@baschrameh.com.br

Languages:
Português   Espanõl   English    Francais  Italiano

Renata Montilla

Qualifications: São Judas Tadeu University, São Paulo (SP), Brazil, LLB (1999). Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, U.S.A., specialization course in Commercial and Corporate Law (2001).

Experience: Renata has been working at Basch & Rameh since April 1999. She concentrates on asset-based finance matters, especially the leasing, mortgaging, registration and sale of major assets, mostly aircraft.

E-mail: renata.montilla@baschrameh.com.br

Languages:
Português   English

Thais Fernanda C. Sairafi

Qualifications: University of São Paulo, Brazil, LLB (1998). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Brazil, specialization in Economic and Business Law (2001). University College London (UCL), England, LL.M. in International Law, with emphasis in Environmental Law (2004). PUC-COGEAE , specialization in Environmental Law.

Experience: Thais worked at Basch & Rameh from 1999 to 2003. Since July 2007 she re-joined the firm, concentrating mostly on commercial and corporate matters, joint venture agreements and foreign investment in Brazil. She is responsible for environmental law matters.

E-mail: thais.sairafi@baschrameh.com.br

Languages:
Português   English    Italiano