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KLA Advogados

AV. BRIGADEIRO FARIA LIMA 1355, 18Âș ANDAR, CEP 01452-002 SÃO PAULO, SP, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 3799 0000
Fax:
Fax +55 11 3799 8200
Email:
Web:
www.klalaw.com.br
Brasilia, Sao Paulo

Ricardo Higashitani

Tel:
Work (+55 11) 3799 8260
Email:
KLA Advogados

Work Department

Ricardo works in the Capital Markets and Banking & Finance area. In the capital markets practice, he has assisted local and foreign clients in connection with the structuring of investment funds, securities offerings in Brazil and abroad and securitizations. In the banking practice, he has assisted local and foreign clients in financings, including cross-border, syndicated and project finance transactions. Besides the transactional work, he has assisted clients in regulatory matters, such as M&A of financial institutions, licensing of regulated activities and foreign exchange issues.

Position

Partner at KLA Advogados.

Career

Pinheiro Neto Advogados, São Paulo, 1998-2005; Lefosse Advogados/Linklaters, São Paulo, 2005-2009/2010-2011; Linklaters, London & New York, 2009-2010; KLA, 2011-to date.

Languages

English.

Member

Bar Admission: Brazil (São Paulo, 2003).

Education

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo, LLB, 2002; IBMEC, LLM in Financial and Capital Markets, 2006; University of London, King’s College, LLM in International Financial Law (Merit), 2009.


Brazil

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The 'very experienced and hard-working team' at KLA Advogados provides a 'highly personalised service', according to sources. The group, which is also lauded as 'incredibly responsive', acts for a relatively even split of lenders and borrowers, with restructuring transactions standing out as a sweet spot. Among its highlights, the firm assisted Imovelweb on the restructuring of all inter-company loans contracted by the company and other companies of the group. On the regulatory side, it advised Banco Brasil Plural on the regulatory aspects of foreign-exchange transactions. The firm has also recently undertaken work for Boart Longyear, Cred-System and Standard Bank. Ricardo Higashitani, who has 'extensive and impressive legal knowledge', and Fernanda Levy co-head the department.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

KLA Advogados’ houses a ‘solid team with good expertise’, which leverages the wider firm’s impressive real estate practice to shine in property-related matters, including CRI offerings and fund issues. In a recent example of its sweet spot, Ricardo Stuber advised Hotelaria Accor, as guarantor, on Ápice Securitizadora’s R$20m CRI issuance. Ricardo Higashitani and Fernanda Levy are also key contacts.

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