Founding partner of Bernardi & Schnapp Advogados, Carla Schnapp has extensive experience in aviation and labour law. For the past 22 years, she has been representing major airlines operating in Brazil as well as aircraft manufacturing and insurance companies in various legal matters, mainly in the labour and litigation areas.
Her practice covers litigation on both civil, and labour and employment issues. Carla manages the litigation areas of Bernardi & Schnapp dedicated to assisting airlines and insurance companies with passenger cases of various natures, including disputes on baggage matters, flight delays, aeronautic incidents and accidents. Carla also advises airline clients with consultancy on civil and consumer law matters.
Labour law is an important area of her expertise. Carla has prepared a complete procedural manual for airlines, detailing all relevant aspects about compliance with Brazilian labour legislation and the airline's employee union statutes. This has significantly helped to decrease the number of labour claims against the airline clients of Bernardi & Schnapp. She has been representing clients in several class actions filed by unions and labour district attorneys in Brazil to challenge outsourcing programmes implemented by airlines locally. She also has extensive experience with negotiating and drafting agreements between airline employees and the Unions.
Carla received her LLM from the Catholic University of São Paulo in 2006, with a thesis on indirect termination of the employment relationship.