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Heloisa  Barroso Uelze

Heloisa Barroso Uelze

Heloisa Uelze has over 25 years of practice and is currently the head of the Brazilian public law, government relations, regulatory and compliance groups at Trench Rossi Watanabe. Heloisa is recognised as a leading practitioner in such areas of law by various international publications such as Chambers, LACCA, Análise Advocacia and PLC.

She assists clients in the regulatory area, both in consultancy and litigation matters, specially on cases involving public entities and regulatory agencies (such as ANVISA, ANATEL, ANEEL, ANS, COVISA) or infrastructure projects, such as international and national bids, contracts with the government, including complex negotiations and assisting clients in elaborating strategies to meet the local content requirements in public tenders.

Mrs Uelze has vast experience working in compliance matters representing the clients both before the public administration and the judiciary department. In several occasions she has dealt with the Federal and States Public Prosecutor’s Offices negotiating deals in matters that involved Brazilian Improbity Law and Brazilian Clean Companies Act. She has also defended client's interests before several courts of accounts (in federal, state and municipal levels).

Mrs Uelze also works with the clients in strengthening their compliance areas, by improving both the internal rules and the mechanisms to enforce such rules. She prepares and reviews internal policies and guidelines and also provide speeches and training to the clients' teams, to make sure everyone is aware of the applicable rules.