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Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

AV BRIG FARIA LIMA 3064, 14TH FLOOR, 01451-000 SÃO PAULO, SP, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 4501 5000
Fax:
Fax +55 11 4501 5025
Email:
Web:
www.pinheiroguimaraes.com.br
Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães

Tel:
Work +55 11 4501 5000
Email:
Pinheiro Guimarães – Advogados

Work Department

São Paulo office.

Position

Head of departments. Practice areas: public offering of debt and equity in the domestic and international capital markets. Corporate, project and structure finance. Mergers and acquisitions. Banking. Debt restructuring.

Career

Qualified 1993 in Rio de Janeiro and 1996 in São Paulo and New York. Associate at Shearman & Sterling, New York, 1993-1995. Worked at Brascan Administração e Investimentos S.A. and Banco Nacional S.A. prior to joining the firm in 1993.

Languages

Portuguese and English.

Member

Brazilian Bar Association (1993, Rio de Janeiro; 1996, São Paulo) and New York State Bar Association (1996).

Education

Colégio Padre Antônio Vieira, Rio de Janeiro (B.A.); Cândido Mendes Law School, Rio de Janeiro (LL.B., 1992); Columbia Law School, New York (LL.M., 1996).

Leisure

Publications: "Liberalizing the Law, Part II": Project Finance in Latin America, Latin Finance, June 1994. "Doing Business in Brazil" (Public Offering and New Regulations of the Brazilian Sotock Market) The British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil "Assignment of Future Credits and Effects of a Concordata", published in Camara do Comercio Americana.


Brazil

Banking and finance

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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.

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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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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