James Phillip Bartolomé

An attorney with thirty years of professional experience in various areas of legal practice, Mr. Bartolomé joined the Firm as partner, in 1997. He is responsible for the areas of company law, foreign investment in Brazil and intellectual property law – with focus on IT industry. Mr. Bartolomé’s professional antecedents include working as Senior Manager Legal Services of a large audit firm, regional (Southern South America) legal counsel for an American trade association and litigation attorney for a major US bank Brazilian subsidiary.

Mr. Bartolomé has substantial experience in legal advice for the oil & gas supply industry, foreign investors in Brazil (e.g., incorporation of subsidiaries and joint ventures, licensing, franchising, etc.) and IT/IP law.

Mr. Bartolomé is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB). He lectured on intellectual property and foreign investment matters, in Brazil (including the Judicial College of the State of Rio de Janeiro) and abroad, and has papers published on the subject.

Mr. Bartolomé was born in Lansdale, PA, USA, having being raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been living in Rio de Janeiro since January 1974 and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.