Flavia C Ribeiro De Souza, DipLaw, LLB

Lawyer Practice Director – Commercial

Flavia has over 16 years of solid legal practice experience in general commercial and transactional advice, corporate law and disputes having acted for blue chip multinationals, many SME businesses, not-for-profits, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals to this date.

Flavia is resourceful and a team player with her clients, a doer, practical and energetic with a strategic type of mind.

She gathered valuable legal and business experience working in-house at blue chip leading multinationals such as Commonwealth Bank, Lend Lease and Pirelli Group, and at a successful start-up IT company. Besides that, Flavia spent 6 years in general private practice before she made her move to Surry Hills.

To date, she has acted for many SME businesses, high net worth individuals, not-for-profits and large multinational corporations (Ochre Energy, Contract Resources, Fresh Catering, Central de Intercambio – Ci, Somos21 Org) and diverse industries: retail, hospitality, construction, education, IT, health, marketing, recruitment, franchises etc.

Flavia is also an experienced and well connected qualified Brazilian Lawyer. She was born and lived in Sao Paulo capital city for 24 years, where she practiced commercial, corporate and intellectual property law at reputable organisations. She was the first Brazilian female Lawyer to become qualified and practice Law in Australia (dual qualification, English & Portuguese Speaking Lawyer).

She is a Director and Public Officer of the Australia-Brazil Chamber of Commerce – ABCC, based in Sydney, New South Wales.

As a natural entrepreneur herself, Flavia is the Founder and Director of Star J Consultancy & Ventures – an international services company undertaking business development, investment and procurement in industries such as IT, entertainment, construction, FMCG, waste and energy and health sector; Co-Founder & Legal Adviser of Somos21.org.; and Co-Founder & Adviser at Ember Eco Solutions, an urban waste to energy company.

Flavia is passionate about connecting people and businesses, engaging in nous conversation and inspiring others to take their professional and personal plans to new heights.

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2008. Member of the Register of Practitioner of the High Court of Australia. Diploma in Law from the University of Sydney/LPAB (2004-2008) – LLB, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Sao Paulo (1995-2000). Bilingual. Brazilian Lawyer. Portuguese Speaking Lawyer.

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