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Recent Developments in Hostile Takeover Activity in Brazil

We invite you to an event celebrating our first year of activities in the United States featuring a discussion on:

Recent Developments in Hostile Takeover Activity in Brazil

Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2007.
Time: Registration: 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
          Presentations and Q&A: 7:00 p.m.
          Reception to follow
Place: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Address: 425 Lexington Avenue - New York, NY  (30th floor)



Prof. Jeffrey N. Gordon - Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law and Albert E. Cinelli Enterprise Professorship at Columbia Law School. Prof. Gordon received his B.A. from Yale in 1971 and J.D. from Harvard in 1975. From 1975-76 he was a law clerk to the Hon. William E. Doyle, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and then practiced law at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, New York, specializing in corporate law and securities litigation and transactions from 1976-79. Prof. Gordon was an attorney at the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1979-81, advising on such issues as loan guarantees for Chrysler, the Synfuels Corporation and New York City; deregulation of financial institutions; and regulation of financial futures trading. He taught at New York University School of Law (1982-88) and  joined the Columbia faculty in 1988.

Syllas Tozzini - Founding partner of Tozzini Freire Advogados. Mr. Tozzini is the head of his firm’s Corporate Department and has over 30 years of experience in estate planning, transnational contracts and mergers and acquisitions, as well as extensive knowledge of regulations governing corporate, tax and estate planning matters. Mr. Tozzini obtained his legal degree from the Universidade de São Paulo in 1972 and attended the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law at Columbia University in 1987. He is a member of the Brazilian Bar (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Distrito Federal) and is the Brazilian correspondent of the Tax Management International Journal.

Alan Klein - Mr. Klein is a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where he is a member of the firm’s Corporate Department. Mr. Klein’s practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, U.S. securities law and corporate finance matters. Mr. Klein joined the firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1993. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the American and International Bar Associations and the Union Internationale des Avocats. He received his B.A. in 1981 from Haverford College and his J.D., cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1984. Mr. Klein is a frequent speaker and writer on the topics of mergers and acquisitions, U.S. securities regulations and public offerings at conferences and seminars worldwide and in publications in the U.S. and the U.K.

S. Todd Crider - Mr. Crider is a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where he is a member of the Firm’s Corporate Department. He advises clients in international corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and project finance. Mr. Crider concentrates primarily on transactions in Spain and Latin America and speaks Spanish, French and Portuguese. He has been named by Euromoney Legal Media Group to the Guide to the World’s Leading Capital Markets Lawyers and also to its Guide to the World’s Leading M&A Lawyers, one of a limited number to receive such dual distinction. Mr. Crider received his B.A. magna cum laude in 1987 from Samford University, his License d’histoire in 1988 from the University of Paris IV, Sorbonne, where he was a Rotary Scholar, and his J.D. in 1991 from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a member of Journal of Transnational Law and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.


  • Marcello Hallake, Partner, Thompson & Knight LLP
  • Marcio Mello Silva Baptista, Partner, Tozzini, Freire, Teixeira e Silva Advogados
  • Guilherme Ferreira, attorney at Sidley Austin LLP
Development Associate:
  • Adriana Kertzer, attorney at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP

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