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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

AVENIDA BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA 3.144 11TH FLOOR, SÃO PAULO, SP, 01451-000, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 3150 7000
Email:
Web:
www.machadomeyer.com

Nei Schilling Zelmanovits

Tel:
Work +55 11 3150 7063
Email:
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Work Department

Banking, insurance and finance / Restructuring and insolvency / Financial services

Position

Partner

Career

Specialist in the financial industry, with works on the transactional area (loans, debt capital markets, structured finance, derivatives), regulatory field as well as on administrative matters. Also works on merger and acquisition operations concerning financial institutions, insurers and investment funds.

Languages

Portuguese and English.

Member

Admitted to Brazilian Bar. Member of São Paulo Lawyers Association (AASP) and International Bar Association (IBA).

Education

Received his LL.B from Universidade de São Paulo.


Brazil

Banking and finance

Within: Leading lawyers

Nei Schilling Zelmanovits - Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Within: Banking and finance

The ‘experienced’ eight-partner banking and finance group at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados has recently handled numerous debt restructurings. Its client portfolio includes banks such as Banco Bradesco, Banco do Brasil and Itaú Unibanco, as well as other financial institutions and insurers. On the borrower side, the firm advised Vale Canada on securing a €200m public loan from the French Republic. Another highlight was assisting ABBI, the Brazilian national association of international banks, in commenting on the proposed regulation of cybersecurity and the hiring of IT services by financial institutions. Renato Gomes Ribeiro Maggio is ‘a great choice for complex financing agreements’, and is recommended along with José Ribeiro do Prado Júnior and Adriano Schnur Gabriel Ferreira. Nei Schilling Zelmanovits and Eduardo Avila de Castro head the team.

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

A ‘well-known and hands-on’ firm, Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados achieves a balance between domestic and international transactions, with a focus on high-end and high-visibility deals. Following an internal restructuring, the firm has a merged M&A, capital markets and corporate finance practice under the overall leadership of Nei Schilling Zelmanovits, who works alongside practice co-heads specialising in M&A, private equity and publicly traded companies. Adriana Pallis now heads the corporate law and corporate governance practice. The firm’s full-service offering allows the team to draw on expertise in areas including tax, real estate, labour and infrastructure. A combined tax and M&A team led by Guilherme Bueno Malouf, José Ribeiro do Prado Júnior and Gustavo Rugani advised ArcelorMittal on its agreement with Votorantim to combine their long steel businesses; under the agreement, Votorantim will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ArcelorMittal and will hold a minority stake in ArcelorMittal. The firm also advised Petrobras on the contracts for an alliance with Total, a significant deal within Petrobras’ divestment programme; Arthur Bardawil Penteado, Daniel Szyfman and Elie Sherique led the team. Mauro Cesar Leschziner and Gabriela Falcão Vieira are also recommended along with Luciana Costa Engelberg, who was promoted to partner in 2017.

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