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Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Work +55 11 4501 5000
Fax +55 11 4501 5025
Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Ivie Moura Alves

Work +55 11 4501 5000
Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Work Department

São Paulo office.


Key partner. Practice areas: public offering of debt and equity in the domestic and international capital markets. Corporate, projects and structure finance. Mergers and acquisitions. Banking. Debt restructutring.


Qualified 1998 in São Paulo and 2004 in New York. Joined the firm in 1997, becoming partner in 2001.


Portuguese and English.


Brazilian Bar Association (1999, São Paulo; 2009, Rio de Janeiro) and New York State Bar Association (2005).


Colégio Brasília, São Bernardo do Campo (B.A.); São Bernardo do Campo Law School (LL.B., 1998); Columbia Law School (LL.M., 2002).


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados is held in high regard by clients and peers alike, typically handling large cross-border financings as well as regulatory and compliance matters. In 2017 it acted for a syndicate of banks including Standard Chartered Bank, Société Générale and Rabobank in the renegotiation of R$2.7bn debt held by energy group Usaçúcar. Also on the lender side, the team assisted Citibank and Export Development Canada in relation to a $100m loan granted to a group of energy distributors. Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto and Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães head the 15-partner group, which includes Ivie Moura Alves, Francisco Pinheiro Guimarães Neto and Fabio Couto.

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Bankruptcy and restructuring

Within: Bankruptcy and restructuring

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados is a strong and well-established name in the market. Combining its expertise in banking and litigation, it has broad experience in bankruptcy-related work, where it is engaged by leading financial institutions. Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães and Sérgio Ramos Yoshino are instructed in relation to the restructuring of Estre Ambiental’s R$1.9bn debt, acting for creditors Banco BTG Pactual, Banco Santander and Itaú Unibanco. In a cross-border matter involving Luxemburg and the US, a team led by Eduardo Augusto Mattar, Marcelo Lamy Rego and Renata Machado Veloso is representing certain entities controlled by Brookfield Renewable in the judicial reorganisation of Tonon Bioenergia and affiliated companies. Ivie Moura Alves and Fábio Yanitchkis Couto are other key names in the São Paulo office, and are recommended alongside the highly regarded Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto in Rio de Janeiro.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados has a longstanding reputation in the Brazilian capital markets area, acting for clients such as Citibank, Itaú BBA, Credit Suisse, BTG Pactual, Santander, HSBC and Votorantim. The team has been particularly active in funding transactions. It advised the underwriters, including Banco Itaú BBA and Banco J.P. Morgan, and placement agents, including Bradesco Securities and Santander Investment Securities, on the $5bn initial secondary public offering of common shares in BR Distribuidora. Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto, Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães, Ivie Moura Alves and Paula Pessôa are recommended.

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