Sergio Ricardo Asaiag Ribeiro


SERGIO RICARDO ASAIAG RIBEIRO - Rua do Rocio 121 ap 154 Vila Olímpia – São Paulo - Brazil -Cellular: (+55-11) 8792-0458 E-mail: [email protected] Objective: SENIOR EXECUTIVE LEGAL POSITION PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY 24-year professional experience as Business Lawyer, developed in companies such as: GLOBAL CROSSING, LIGHT, LUCENT, EXXON, IBM AND SOUZA CRUZ (BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO). Strong experience in working as a partner with business units: Supporting Merge & Acquisitions, start-ups and spin-offs of new and/or specific businesses. Developing legal solutions to enable and increase business results. Managing Chapter 11 processes. Significant working relationship with Government agencies, including: Telecommunications (ANATEL), environmental (IBAMA/FEEMA), oil & gas (ANP), FDA (ANVISA) and energy regulatory agencies (ANEEL). Legal assistance in Governmental Investigation Commission in Brazilian Congress. Strong negotiation skills including significant international and national agreements. Deep knowledge of Corporate Law, Intellectual Property (trade marks, patents and domains) and Sarbanes-Oxley. .Leadership skills and experience focused in team building, reorganization and management of Legal Services areas, including operational costs reduction and optimization. Excellent communication skills in conducting presentations and training programs to different publics and executive levels. Lawyer OAB/RJ no 48835. Fluent in English and advanced Spanish. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (01/07 present) Andima Rio de Janeiro and S o Paulo Legal Counsel Legal Consultant to Financial Market Institutions, regarding banking law (Brazilian SEC and Central Bank), corporate law, loan agreements and financial products. Legal assistance in drafting bills, regulations and recommendation to Brazilian SEC and Central Bank. (11/01 12/06) Global Crossing Ltda Rio de Janeiro, S o Paulo and Miami - Legal Director Responsible for Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile legal activities with emphasis in the area of telecommunication. Manage and provide legal support for fiber optic network operations and sales to the major carriers and multinational companies. Supervise law firms in covered countries. Reported to Vice President Legal Counsel with dotted line to the Presidents of the Southern Cone Region. Developed and standardized legal form documentation for sales and procurement contracts. Legal coordination of numerous sales agreements to Brazilian telecom and multinational companies. (11/99 11/01) Light Servi os de Eletricidade S/A Rio de Janeiro, S o Paulo and New York - Legal Director Coordinated the legal department operation in connection with Light s energy, telecommunication and project finance needs. Restructured the legal department from 118 to 19 (13 lawyers and 6 legal assistant) as well as saving legal expenses by 35% by consolidating work and renegotiated fee arrangements. Developed strong and frequent working relationship with ANEEL (Energy Agency), ANATEL (Telecom Agency), daily contact with Rio de Janeiro, S o Paulo and Brasilia courts and authorities. Responsible for press legal communication and relationship. Reduced company law suits from 18,000 to 8,500. Negotiated in New York medium term notes, credit link notes, debentures and loan agreement as well as drafting, negotiation and structuring power purchase agreement (PPA) and EPC agreements. Developed, structured and operated the first Rio de Janeiro metropolitan fiber optic network. Negotiated and prepared all documents and reports to Government regarding the shareholders purchase of the holding company shares. Reported to the Brazilian President. (04/98 11/99) Lucent Technologies Brazil Ltda. - S o Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Miami and New Jersey - Legal Director Legal and commercial advice of telecommunications activities. Negotiated and drafted the turnkey agreement for construction of the first telecommunication equipment plant located in S o Paulo as well as the acquisition of the land, tax exemption and governmental financing (BNDES). Developed and standardized legal form documentation for sales and procurement contracts. Legal coordination of numerous finance equipment sales to Brazilian telecom companies. Reported to the Latin America Legal Counsel with dotted line to the Brazilian President. (09/96 04/98) Exxon Brazil and Argentina Rio de Janeiro, S o Paulo and Buenos Aires - Senior Lawyer Responsible for financial and international investments transactions, drafted and negotiated contracts. Negotiated and drafted consortium in connection the formation of a joint venture agreement with Petrobr s. Significant working relationship with environmental, oil & gas (ANP and ANVISA) regulatory agencies. In Buenos Aires during five consecutive months. Provided and managed legal support for oil transportation maritime activities. Provided support for oil exploration. Advised and drafted congressional bills of relevance to Oil companies association. (11/89 09/96) IBM Brazil Brazil, New York and Boston - Advisor lawyer Managed and reviewed legal process for procurement and sales. Trained sales and procurement team on legal documents. Legal coordination to sales department including government bids. Supervised law firms regarding collections lawsuits. Negotiated and drafted the spin off of the typewriter division to Lexmark, Inc. Managed the development to start up the IBM leasing company. Legal manager of the the subsidiary IGN (GSI - Global IBM Network) , managing 3 lawyers, 2 legal assistants and 1 trainee. Negotiated in Boston consortium documentation (joint venture agreement) with Polaroid, Inc. for the Brazilian federal police bid. First IBM Brazilian lawyer to be awarded with the " Market Driven Quality " (1994) for outstanding legal support. Reported to the Legal Director and Legal Manager. (06/83 10/89) Souza Cruz Rio de Janeiro and S o Paulo - Junior Lawyer and Trainee Responsible for the trademark and copyright division, providing legal advise to marketing and sales departments. Worldwide relationship with British American tobacco companies regarding intellectual property activities. Legal support, draft and negotiation of contracts for procurement. EDUCATION Corporate and Financing Law Funda o Get lio Vargas July 2006 Harvard Law School - Program of Instructions for Lawyers July 1996 LLM in Business Law - Universidade Gama Filho December 1984 Bachelor in Law - Faculdade C ndido Mendes December 1979 -1983 LANGUAGES Portuguese - native English - fluent Spanish - advanced

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