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Dennis Mello, Managing Consultant, LaurenceSimons

Dennis Mello

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Area of Expertise 
Sector Specialism
Pharmaceutical / Agribusiness / Technology / Service 

Geographical coverage and languages spoken 

Portuguese, Spanish & English

Education & Professional Qualifications 
I'm a Law graduate with experience practising as a lawyer and working for a number of years for some of the leading law firms in Latin America as an in-house counsel. My business acumen means I gain an easy grasp of client requirements, providing a high quality of service and always sourcing the best candidates for his clients.
Lawyer, Universidade Paulista, graduated in 2002
Postgraduate in Sports Law, Universidade Paulista, 2005
8 Years of experience as a Lawyer
Since 2010 has been recruiting for legal, compliance and Government Affairs, becoming one of the main specialists in the market
Responsible for the Laurence Simons start-up in Brazil in 2010.
Track Record
General Counsel Americas
Head of Legal Latam 
Legal Director Latam
Compliance Director
Government Affairs Director
Compliance Officer Latam 

About me

After years working as a lawyer I decided to change the course of my career to try something new. After working in Recruitment and Selection for a small national company, I was invited to launch the start-up of a new company in Brazil (Laurence Simons), which was focused on the legal field, in which I already had significant experience networking and recruiting. After a few years working in the in-house market, Laurence Simons became the leading recruitment agency for the legal market in Brazil. 

My significant experience both as a recruiter and as a lawyer means I am sensitive to customer needs and make it my mission to recruit not only proficient candidates, but also those with the right personal profile suitable to my client's needs and their organisational culture.