Elisa Gantois Novis
Elisa is a partner and head of the corporate department of Bomfim Novis Advogados, with extensive national and international experience in Mergers and Acquisition operations – M&A, in Corporate Law, Capital Markets and Commercial and Financial Contracts.
Her experience includes legal advice for players from different economic sectors such as renewable energy, mining, health care, educational, maritime and hotel bussiness, providing legal support for structuring joint ventures, consortiums, corporate and equity restructuring, drafting and negotiation of contracts and commercial partnerships, financial and capital market operations involving different levels of complexity and local and cross-border demands. She assists families and companies in complex reorganizations and estate planning, also acting as mediator.
Before becoming one of the founding partners of Bomfim Novis Advogados, she was associated with White & Case LLP, in New York (September 2005/May 2006) and was a Partner of Machado, Meyer, Sendacz and Opice Advogados, operating in São Paulo-SP and Salvador-BA (until Feb. 2012).
In recognition, Elisa was ranked as Leading Individual by The Legal 500 Latin America 2022, ranked by Chambers Brazil 2021 and she is also among “The Most Admired Women in Brazilian Law”, according to Análise Advocacia Mulher. She was listed in the 11th edition of The Best Lawyers in Brazil, in the Corporate M&A Law area. Between 2019 and 2022, she was also appointed by Chambers Latin America. She was also appointed between 2016 and 2021 as one of the most admired lawyers in his field, by Análise Advocacia 500.
Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – Seccionais BA e SP (Brazilian Bar Association – Sectional Councils of the State of Bahia and State of São Paulo)
Conselho de Comércio Exterior – COMEX da Federação das Indústrias do Estado da Bahia – FIEB
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate Law from the University of New York, USA (New York University School of Law).
GVlaw Graduate Degree - Corporate Course – Escola de Direito de São Paulo of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV/SP).
Bachelor of Laws at Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Federal da Bahia - UFBA.
Portuguese, English, French and Spanish