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Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Work +55 11 3150 7000

Adriano Schnur

Work +55 11 3150 7040
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados

Work Department

Banking, insurance and finance / Financing and infrastructure projects / Capital markets / Financial services / M&A and private equity / Restructuring and insolvency




Partner in infrastructure, corporate and finance, Adriano specializes in project and structured finance transactions. He is highly experienced in the transportation, logistics and mining industries.


Portuguese and English.


Admitted to Brazilian Bar. Member of Brazilian Institute for Energy Law (IBDE) and International Bar Association (IBA). He is also associated to British Chamber of Commerce.


Received his LL.B from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and LL.M. from Stanford University.


Banking and finance

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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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados’ ‘highly competent’ group offers the full range of capital markets services. It acted as Brazilian counsel to the underwriters, including National Bank Financial and Cormark Securities, on an offering of common shares by Brio Gold. Another highlight was advising construction firm Direcional Engenharia and XP Investimentos, as underwriter, on a public offering of real estate receivables certificates. Eliana Ambrósio Chimenti, Gustavo Rugani and the ‘exceptionalAdriano Schnur Gabriel Ferreira are recommended. Rafael Carretero and investment fund specialist Luciana Costa Engelberg made partner in May 2017.

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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados has one of the largest projects and infrastructure teams in the market, regularly acting on air, rail, road, water, energy and other projects. The firm advised Overseas Private Investment Corporation on the regulatory, environmental, real estate and contractual aspects relating to the operation and financing of Brazil’s first private oil transshipment terminal. José Virgílio Lopes Enei has ‘deep knowledge of project finance and fundraising’, and co-heads the team with José Ribeiro do Prado Júnior. Mauro Bardawil Penteado and Adriano Schnur Gabriel Ferreira are also recommended.

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