International intern in M&B: Izabel Siqueiras from Lobo de Rizzo Advogados
Izabel Siqueiras do Val, international intern, arrived directly from São Paulo, Brazil, to our firm at the end of September and for three months she has been part of our team. Izabel, 27, who has worked since 2016 in the prestigious Brazilian firm Lobo de Rizzo Advogados, has a degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de São Paulo and also postgraduate studies in corporate law from the Getulio Vargas Foundation. She has focused her practice in capital markets, corporate and project finance, a line of work she has followed during her internship in M&B.
The close relationship of Morales & Besa with Lobo de Rizzo Advogados began in 2012 and has been marked by the program developed jointly that promotes this type of work exchanges, thus enhancing the career development of the associates of both firms. “For us these exchanges have been very rewarding, and the participation of Izabel, has undoubtedly been the case again,” said our partner José Miguel Carvajal.
“My main motivation to come to Chile was to work in different and recognized office as M&B is. I wanted to know new working dynamics, networking, live a new professional and personal experience”, says Izabel on her decision to accept this challenge. José Miguel recognizes that “she has shown great interest not only in the professional aspect but also in getting involved on the day-to-day of our firm and this is something that we deeply value”.
Her first visit to our country was in 2014 and since then, she kept the idea of returning as she was strongly captivated by the landscapes, the nature and the friendliness of the people. “I appreciate the similarities between this team and the one in Brazil, I emphasize that in both the partners are very receptive and close, there is a lot of space for interaction,” she concluded.
Finally, our partner emphasizes that “in addition to her contribution in the areas in which we have worked together, it has been an excellent opportunity to share experiences with a first-class lawyer. I just have to thank Izabel for her excellent disposition and I hope she stays in contact with us”.
Among her greatest satisfactions, almost three months after her arrival, is having overcome her main obstacle, the language: “my biggest fear was not being able to fulfill my duties because I did not know Spanish before arriving, but from the first day they gave space and support and then I dared. It was very challenging but I liked it”, she said