Flavia C Ribeiro De Souza, DipLaw, LLB

Practice Director – Senior Lawyer



Flavia is a trusted and accomplished commercial and corporate lawyer with extensive experience working in general commercial and transactional advice, corporate law and disputes.

She has acted for many blue-chip multinationals, SME businesses, start-ups, not-for-profits, entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals to this date and gathered valuable hands-on business experience working at Commonwealth Bank (as a trusted corporate governance advisor for directors of the bank’s subsidiaries), Lend Lease and Pirelli Group Legal Departments and at a successful IT company.

Flavia also spent 6 years in general private practice before she made her move to Surry Hills.

She has provided sound and effective advice on a variety of industries: retail, hospitality, building and construction, education, IT, insurance, health, marketing, recruitment, franchises and many others.

Legal Services
Commercial, Corporate and Individual Clients

Some of the specialised work that Flavia can provide include:

• Buying and selling business & real estate property;
• Retail and Commercial Leases;
• Contracts drafting, reviewing and negotiation;
• Shareholders agreements, Seed investment agreement, joint ventures & partnership agreements, loans, services and supply agreements, terms of trade, franchise, distribution agreements, consultancy agreements;
• Intellectual Property matters, trademark registrations, copyrights, assignments, licencing, enforcement;
• E-commerce and IT matters;
• Website Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policies and Customer Contracts;
• General Advice and Business Advisory;
• Acting as In-House Counsel for SME’s requiring outsourced legal services on an ongoing basis (retainer);
• Interpretation of common law and statute;
• Business, commercial and property mediation and disputes; and
• Litigation including complex matters, having appeared in Local, District and Supreme Courts.


• Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (2008)
• Member of the Register of Practitioner of the High Court of Australia (2010)
• Diploma in Law from the University of Sydney/LPAB (2004-2008)
• LLB, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Sao Paulo (1995-2000)

Board and Entrepreneurial Activities

• Director and Public Officer of the Australia-Brazil Chamber of Commerce – ABCC, based in Sydney, New South Wales.
• Founder and Managing Director of Star J Consultancy & Ventures – an international services company undertaking international procurement and investment in industries such as IT, agribusiness, entertainment, construction, FMCG, waste and energy and health sector.
• Board and Legal Advisor (since foundation) of Somos21.org.

Portuguese Speaking Lawyer

Flavia is also a well-connected qualified Brazilian Lawyer. She was born and lived in Sao Paulo capital city for 24 years, where she practiced commercial and corporate 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).

Cross-Border Services

• How to do business in Australia and in Brazil;
• Helping international entrepreneurs and businesses to establish in Australia and in Brazil;
• Acting as legal presentative in Brazil, Brazilian law consultant and assistance with Brazilian investment;
• Representing Australian and other nationality clients with interests, ties, investment, business in Brazil;
• Immigration strategy and advice; and
• International disputes.


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


Australian Lawyer. Brazilian Lawyer.
English & Portuguese Speaking Lawyer Advogada Brasileira

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