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Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

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

Marcelo Lamy Rego

Work +55 11 4501 5000
Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Work Department

São Paulo office.


Key partner. Practice areas: domestic and international debt and equity offerings, debt restructurings, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity funds and investments, securitisation of exposrts and other receivables. Acts for a number of large domestic and international banks and financial institutions.


Qualified 1996 in Rio de Janeiro, 1997 in São Paulo and 2000 in New York. Joined the firm as an intern in 1991, becoming partner in 1997. Foreign Associate at Shearman & Sterling, New York, 1997-1998.


Portuguese and English.


Brazilian Bar Association (1996, Rio de Janeiro; 1997, São Paulo) and New York State Bar Association (2000).


Colégio Santo Inácio, Rio de Janeiro (B.A.); University of State of Rio de Janeiro Law School, Rio de Janeiro (LL.B., 1996); Columbia Law School, New York (LL.M., 1999). Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.


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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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados is a leading name for corporate and M&A. Its vast experience includes advising on company incorporation, joint ventures, the structuring of foreign investments and high-value M&A. In the private equity space, it advises on the structuring and negotiation of private equity investments and funds, financing in domestic and international markets, and acquisitions and divestments. Rodrigo Marcilio acted for Arla Foods Amba on its sale of Vigor Alimentos to Mexican company Grupo Lala; Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto and René Mostardeiro Brunet acted for Grupo Globo on the merger of its subsidiary Zap with Viva Real Brazil; and André Sigelmann and Daniela Melo Fassheber advised EDF Énergies Nouvelles on the purchase of an 80% stake in six photovoltaic power plants from Canadian Solar. Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães and Marcelo Lamy Rego co-head the department alongside Pinheiro Guimarães Neto.

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