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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
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Web:
www.machadomeyer.com

Adriano Schnur

Tel:
Work +55 11 3150 7040
Email:
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

Position

Partner

Career

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.

Languages

Portuguese and English.

Member

Admitted to Brazilian Bar. Member of Brazilian Institute for Energy Law (IBDE) and International Bar Association (IBA).

Education

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


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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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados has an 'organised and multidisciplinary group' that is 'always looking for a way to make the deal happen in a safe and creative way'. The group is a leader when it comes to project financings, as evidenced by its assistance to the financing entities on a R$5bn investment in the Porto de Sergipe thermoelectric complex. In addition to ports, the team is also regularly involved with air, rail, road, water and energy projects. Several partners stand out: Mauro Bardawil Penteado is 'smart and creative', Adriano Schnur is a 'great advisor' and Alberto Faro is 'able to evaluate situations swiftly and adapt accordingly'. In addition, José Virgílio Lopes Enei and José Ribeiro do Prado Júnior are considered leaders in the field. Paloma Valéria Lima left to join Demarest Advogados in July 2018.

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