Attorney & Counsellor at Law
Rua Bolivar 147/301
22061-020  Rio de Janeiro, RJ  BRAZIL
+55-21-2549-8917 Fax: +55-21-2549-8911
Main Email address: ricardodefaria@ricardodefaria.com
Portuguese-English bilingual. Fluent in French and reading Spanish
Brazilian, admitted to the practice of law throughout Brazil since 1972
by the Brazilian Bar Association, Rio de Janeiro Chapter, under inscription # 19,423.
Brazilian expert on parliamentary issues; international financing and taxation, commercial law (European Union
and MERCOSUR inclusive), offshore commercial and financial operations.

Senior Information Officer, Coordinator of Information Tecnology and Corporate Intelligence;
graduated by the
Brazilian Senate Information Center (Prodasen) and by Mead Data Corporation (Nexis/Lexis).
Counsel for and former International Director of ARR Air Security Group
(Served all U.S. Carriers at Rio Intal Airport).
Counsel for and founding member of Relastomer Tecnologia e Participações S.A., holder of the world leading
rubber and plastics cost/quality effective recycling patented technology.

Professor of Aeronautical Law
(Formerly at CTARR, an entity controlled by the Brazilian Air Force Command).

Previously at the Financial Directorship of PLASTIGEL Group of Companies, the largest HDPE processor of Rio de
Janeiro and its counsel for IT.

Former counsel for and professor of Foreign Trade at PETROBRÁS System, where he was the drafter of major
commercialization projects for petrochemicals and steel products in the Far East Market (Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing
and New Delhi).

Served Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle (Then at 100 Wall St., NYC) from 1972 to 1974, where he acted as a
Consultant on Foreign Law.

Founder of Digital Equipment do Brasil S.A. (Acting as counsel for its parent corporation in Maynard, MA - at Curtis,
Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle).

Responsible, during 11 years, for PETROBRÁS Comércio Internacional S.A. "INTERBRÁS" International Tax and IT
Planning; as well as acting as its Senior Counsel - (a 4 Billion U.S. Dollars/Year business).

Responsible for the setting up of INTERBRÁS Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing and Singapore microcomputing,
commercial, financial, administrative and comptroller's data processing systems.

Attorney at law and counsellor stationed for 5 months per year (1989/1990) in Hong Kong and Singapore - with a
long background experience in working as an expatriate.

Former Superintendent of Operations of the Brazilian Shipping Company
("LLOYDBRÁS" - The largest in Latin
where handled a 110 Million U.S. Dollar operational budget - Operating in 250 ports throughout the

Former Head of Maritime Arbitration Area
(London, Paris and New York) at INTERBRÁS Legal Division.

Author of multimillion Dollar export financing, purchase and sales, barter and counterpurchase agreements, agency
agreements, joint-ventures, marketing, distributorship, warehousing and transportation, supervision and inspection, bidding
procedures and offers submissions, trademarks and licensing agreements in all five continents, as well as other intellectual
property agreements, securing all necessary Brazilian, and applicable foreign Government, foreign exchange permits and
fiscal incentives related thereto.
Former Chief-Counsel of SAMARCO MINERAÇÃO S.A., counsel for ARACRUZ CELULOSE S.A. and
International Counsellor for the BRAZILIAN ARMY, for major tactical procurements
At PETROBRÁS System service negotiated, drafted, filed and supervised multimillion dollar trade operation financing
facilities under Brazilian Government Reciprocal Credit Agreements executed with foreign nations; was responsible for all
legal aspects related to foreign government relations and negotiations pertaining to technology transfer, countervailing duties
imposition, and tax benefits, real time counseling at both the Energy Department and at the Commodities Department,
Deputy Head of Legal Department Contracts Division. Assistant to Chief Counsel on Transnational Legal Problems and for
the Secretariat of Controlled Offshore Corporations (Interbrás Cayman Company and Seagull Trading Company), its U.S.
subsidiary, Internor Trade, Inc., Petrobrás Comércio Internacional S.A. - INTERBRÁS U.K. Branch, Hong Kong Branch,
Beijing and New Delhi Representative Offices, along with its Singapore Branch Office and its Singapore controlled
company, Albatross Trading Private Limited.
Drafter of thousands of commercial agreements.
Practicing since 1967 (then a trainee).
Pope Pious XII  '71 award - Pontifical Catholic University School of Law at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Graduated - M.C.J. '73 course - New York University School of Law
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