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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Work +55 11 3150 7000

Guilherme Bueno Malouf

Work +55 11 3150 7639
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Work Department

Banking, insurance and finance / M&A and private equity / Intellectual property / Capital markets / Contracts and complex negotiations / Corporate / Media, sports and entertainment / Restructuring and insolvency / Special Desks




Guilherme Malouf acts as head of our Business Law practice, which encompasses M&A and Private Equity, Corporate, Capital Markets, Banking, Insurance and Finance, Restructuring and Bankruptcy, Complex Contracts and Negotiations, Media, Sports, and Entertainment and Intellectual Property practice groups. He specializes in mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and the creation of investment funds. His work also involves coordination of legal due diligence, drafting and negotiation of purchase and sale agreements, investment agreements, and shareholders' agreements. He also advises managers and investors in the preparation and negotiation of bylaws for structured investment funds, especially Private Equity Investment Funds (FIP), Real Estate Investment Funds (FII), and Credit Rights Investment Funds (FIDC). He has experience in the food and beverage, cement, security services, real estate, energy, services, technology, and retail industries.


Portuguese and English.


Admitted to the Brazilian Bar (OAB). Member of International Bar Association (IBA), Regulatory Committee of the Brazilian Association of Private Equity & Venture Capital (ABVCAP) and of Legal Commission of IBGC.


Received his LL.B. from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo.


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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