RAFAEL DE ASSIS HORN

Founding Partner OAB/SC 12.003 | OAB/PR 95.616 | OAB/RS 11.9187A | OAB/SP 16.237 rafael@mh.adv.br

Experience

A founding partner of the firm and attorney since 1997, Rafael has a singular and modern view of the law, which allows him to develop unique strategies to address a wide variety of challenges, especially complex resolutions of conflicts, corporate operations and contract negotiations. He has vast experience in multifaceted legal proceedings and their ramifications in the courts, particularly in the higher courts. Rafael is recognized by the legal directory Chambers & Partners Latin America as one of the leading specialists in conflict resolution in southern Brazil. He is a true workaholic, in love with the law and an astute administrator, Rafael is responsible for conceiving and implementing the current organization of the firm. He is a highly-skilled attorney and administrator whose commitment inspires us daily. He is also a black belt in judo and was Brazilian vice-champion and state champion more than ten times in his category. In addition, Rafael currently holds the national vice-presidency of the OAB – Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, for the triennium 2022-2024.

Formation

  • Specialist in international law and business, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC (2004);
  • Specialist in tax law, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC (2001);
  • Bachelor of Law, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC (1997).

Additional Activities

  • President of the National Commission of Credit Cooperatives of the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (2013-2018);
  • Director Treasurer, Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – Santa Catarina (2016-2018);
  • President, Administrative Council – Sicoob Advocacia (2013-2015);
  • Financial Director, Sicoob Advocacia (2005-2013);
  • Federal Board Member, Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – Santa Catarina (2010-2013);
  • Senior Judge, Tribunal Regional Eleitoral – TRE/SC (2009-2011);
  • Director Secretary General, Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – Santa Catarina (2007-2009);
  • Senior Voting Member, Board of Trade of Santa Catarina – JUCESC (1999-2007);
  • Legal Director, Câmara de Dirigentes Lojistas de São José, Santa Catarina (2005-2007);
  • President of the Commission of Public Morality, Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – Santa Catarina (2004-2006);
  • President, Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – Santa Catarina (2019-2021);
  • Vice-president, Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil – Federal Council (2022-2024).

Recognitions

  • Chambers & Partners – Leading individual – Dispute Resolution: South – Brazil (2013-2021);
  • Leaders League – Civil & Commercial Litigation – Brazil (2018-2019).

Languages

English, French and Spanish.

Practices

Litigation and Arbitration; Contracts; Asset Management, Family and Estate Law; Corporate Law and M&A; Public Law.

Sectors

Real Estate and Civil Construction Business; Credit Unions and Financial Institutions; Industry; Infrastructure, Transportation and Logistics; Third Sector; Agribusiness; Tourism.

RAFAEL DE ASSIS HORN