Eduardo Soto Pires is a highly respected employment and labour law specialist, praised for his “business-oriented manner” and “excellent resourcefulness” when assisting foreign clients.
Eduardo Soto Pires has several years of experience advising Brazilian and international companies on the various aspects of employment and labour law and litigation. He also provides assistance with labour and employment issues that arise from mergers and acquisitions, business transfers and international secondments. Mr Soto is well versed in handling issues related to executive management, including the creation and adaptation of global compensation plans to local laws with a focus on benefits such as performance bonuses, profit sharing, stock options and stock awards plans.
The experience gained while working as a consultant on matters involving compensation plans and preventive internal policies enable him to provide clients with a business-oriented perspective on litigation, which goes beyond the simple boundaries of the lawsuit itself. He has worked on a large number of complex cases involving sales representatives, contractors, high-level directors, former CEOs and disputes involving workers unions.
Mr Soto also has solid experience handling labour negotiation, both for prevention and for a solution of litigation with employees, unions and executives.
As a result of Mr Soto’s international expertise academically and professionally, he became a member of the Portuguese Bar Association (Lisbon section) and the Spanish Bar Association (Madrid section) giving him the right to practise as a lawyer in all countries of the European Union, in accordance with EU regulations. Global clients value Mr Soto’s experience working with legal assistance for their business in Brazil, combining his general knowledge of European labour law with his deep knowledge of the Brazilian labour regulations, especially on start-ups projects in Brazil, M&A projects, joint ventures and other enterprises combining foreign investment and Brazilian production.