Rafael Barreto Garcia

General Counsel at Engesul-Raysul Group

He has over 15 years of practice in corporate governance. Prior to joining the Engesul-Raysul Group, he worked as general counsel and corporate secretary of the board of directors at Ceitec Semiconductors. He earned a LLM from Santa Clara University School of Law, a LLM from the University of Heidelberg School of Law (Germany), and a JD from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).

My Articles

Learn Your World: Brazil

To support your global practice, ACC Docket offers country-specific fun facts from your peers who’ve been there — literally. Raysul-Engesul Group GC Rafael Barreto-Garcia profiles Brazil’s legal operating environment. #ACCDocket

Two Hats or One: Should the General Counsel also be the Corporate Secretary?

As with many things in our legal world, the answer here is both simple and frustrating: It depends. Many factors come into play. It may depend on the company profile — its size, business area, level of regulation, governance structure and priorities, budget, management practices, and so on. It also depends on the individual professional perspective — duties, skills, professional and educational background, career aspirations, and talent.