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Renata Jayme de Araujo MouraOf Counsel, Houston
(713) 651-2940mobile (713) 724-2659fax (713) 651-2908

Ms. Moura is an accomplished bilingual and bicultural Portuguese/English attorney with additional Spanish working knowledge, offering unique legal skills acquired during several years of legal practice within the United States and Brazil. She is one of the few lawyers licensed in both the Brazilian Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. Besides her well-honed skills in organizational and time management, Ms. Moura's experience involves extensive drafting and negotiating of a broad range of legal documents, project finance, performing due diligence, and managing complex civil, commercial, labor and tax litigation matters in Brazil. She represented clients within the energy, oil, gas, manufacturing, banking, travel and food industries. Her 8-year in-house experience allowed her to closely participate in corporate management decisions and develop an acute understanding of business drivers and client's expectations of an efficient and team-player legal service provider.

Honors & Affiliations:

  • Instituto Brasileiro de Estudos do Direito da Energia (IBDE) – Founding Member
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Assistant Professor in Civil Procedure, Pontifícia Universidade Católica - PUC, São Paulo, Brazil, 1995–1996


  • "Current Aspects of Mercantile Leasing," May 30, 1995 at the Sheraton Mofarrej Hotel in São Paulo, Brazil, and on October 27, 1995 at Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Brazil


  • "Penalties in Gas Contracts and the New Civil Code," Gas Brasil Newsletter, October 23, 2003
  • Co-Author, "A New Brazil?" Houston Journal of International Law, Volume 2, Ed. 1, 1998, International Law Institute of the University of Houston Law Center
  • Co-Author, "The Code of Civil Procedure and the Changes Introduced by Law 8.952 of December 13, 1994," 210 Revista Jurídica 63 (April, 1995)

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Bar Admissions:
  • Brazil, 1992
  • Texas, 2001

    University of Houston Law Center, LL.M., Concentration in International Law, 1999
    Universidade de São Paulo, LL.B., Corporate & Tax Law, 1991

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