Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Bachelor of Laws, 1972). Centro de Estudos Juridicos, Post-graduation courses in Corporate Law (1976 and 1977). Brazilian Pertoleum Institute, IBT, Course on Exploitation, Drilling and Production of Petroleum for Lawyers.
Head of Legal Department, Petrobras Internacional South America, Braspetro, 1975-1985.
General Counsel, Mendes Junior International Company, 1985-1987. Spoken languages: Portuguese, English and French.
Working as a partner of PESTALOZZI East BHERING. Admitted to the bar, 1974, Rio de Janeiro.
Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil.