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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

Eduardo Avila de Castro

Tel:
Work +55 11 3150 7464
Email:
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Work Department

Banking, insurance and finance / Capital markets / Pension funds.

Position

Partner

Career

Partner of the corporate financial department of the firm, with large knowledge in banking and insurance regulations, local and international financial operations, securitization of receivables, structuring of investment funds, derivatives and foreign exchange regulations.

Languages

Portuguese and English.

Member

Admitted to the Brazilian Bar (OAB) and International Bar Association (IBA).

Education

Received his LL.B. from Universidade de São Paulo and LL.M. in Banking Law and Financial Regulation from the London School of Economics
and Political Science. Also obtained a post-graduate degree in Insurance and Reinsurance Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.


Brazil

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The 'excellent team' at Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados is valued for its 'real strength-in-depth' and its 'great partner-led service'. The comprehensive practice is widely recognised for both its premier client list -which includes domestic and multinational banks, financial institutions and insurers- and its top-level firepower in both transactional and regulatory matters. Among its headline deals, Adriano Schnur Gabriel Ferreira advised RIOgaleão Airport on a R$1.6bn long-term financing from BNDES, Banco do Brasil, Banco Bradesco, Caixa Econômica Federal and Banco Santander (Brasil) to support its expansion. On the restructuring side, the firm advised Vogel Telecom on a new credit line with Banco do Brasil of up to R$150m to repay existing debt and fund working capital - José Ribeiro do Prado Júnior and newly made-up partner Bruno Racy led that work. On the regulatory front, Eduardo Avila de Castro advised PayPal do Brasil Serviços de Pagamentos on the local regulatory aspects of the global payments giant's acquisition of iZettle. In addition, Nei Schilling Zelmanovits , who co-leads the department alongside de Castro, represented Banco Daycoval in high-profile administrative proceedings stemming from allegations of irregular practices in the collection of registration fees. The group also benefits from the senior experience of structured-finance specialist Renato Gomes Ribeiro Maggio ('a great choice for complex financing agreements'), 'excellent' project finance expert José Virgílio Lopes Enei and name partner José Roberto Opice. In 2018, the group also saw the partner promotions of Pedro Henrique Jardim, Raphael Zono and next generation lawyer Thais de Gobbi.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Among the most capable and experienced teams in Brazil’, Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados’ group distinguishes itself through its ‘strong expertise, dedication and commitment to deadlines’, according to sources. The group, which handles an array of transactional and regulatory matters for both issuers and underwriters, is particularly valued for its ‘outstanding knowledge on the client’s company and the market generally’. Among the names to note, Eliana Ambrósio Chimenti is ‘very knowledgeable and client-focused’ and recently advised Banco Itaú BBA and Banco Santander (Brazil), as underwriters, on the local aspects of Brasil PCH’s R$900m offering of debentures. On the equity front, Gustavo Rugani and the ‘solution-orientedEduardo Avila de Castro advised Banco Inter on its primary and secondary offering of preferred shares. Other key contacts include the ‘exceptionalAdriano Schnur Gabriel Ferreira and Nei Schilling Zelmanovits.

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Insurance

Within: Insurance

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados receives plaudits for its 'proximity to the client' and 'business-oriented' approach. Several partners have a hand in insurance-related matters, giving clients access to a range of expertise, including in banking, corporate and capital markets. The multidisciplinary team is particularly strong in advising insurance-sector clients on corporate, commercial and regulatory matters. In an illustration of the firm's investment in this area, it promoted banking and insurance law expert Thais De Gobbi to partner in 2018. Eduardo Avila de Castro and Nei Schilling Zelmanovits co-head the department, which also includes Pedro Henrique Ricco Verzemiassi.

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