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Demarest Advogados

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Fabio de Almeida Braga

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Demarest Advogados

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Banking and Finance, Corporate Restructuring, Corporate Law




Braga conducts activities and projects related to different areas of the Brazilian financial market, with special focus on transactions intended to meet specific financial needs of the automotive industry, in all the phases and sectors of its chain. He is also highly experienced in corporate finance syndicated transactions, including debt restructuring projects. His activities also include the creation of finance programs between large distribution and consumption companies and financial institutions (private label).

Braga has been leading projects on the setting up and operation of (national and foreign) financial institutions, and has an outstanding performance in carrying out the respective administrative proceedings before the Central Bank of Brazil.




He earned his LL.M. in Inter-American Law from University of Miami. He also is post-graduated in International Economic Negotiations from Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESP, and in International Law from Southwestern Legal Foundation.


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Demarest Advogados' practice routinely handles syndicated loans, debt restructurings and trade finance, with a strong presence in the automotive and agribusiness sectors. In a recent example, key partner Fabio de Almeida Braga advised Banco do Brasil and Banco Bradesco, as lenders, and JPMorgan Chase Bank, as administrative agent, on the Brazilian leg of a $14.5bn global syndicated loan to General Motors, including General Motors do Brasil. Among borrower-side highlights, Braga advised Goodyear Tire & Rubber on the local aspects of a $400m refinancing. António Manuel França Aires is a 'reference in the market for banking matters' and advised new client China Development Bank on the extension of unsecured working-capital loans totaling $22m to XCMG Brasil. Antonio Giglio Neto is also a senior name and acted as Brazilian counsel to CCB Financial Leasing on the $235.5m sale and leaseback of a floating storage and regasification unit. The practice has also recently undertaken work for Banco Hyundai Capital Brasil and Paschoalotto Serviços Financeiros. Senior associate Marcelo Simon Ikeziri is also recommended for his ability to 'simplify complex matters'.

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Bankruptcy and restructuring

Within: Bankruptcy and restructuring

The ‘very responsive’ lawyers at Demarest Advogados illustrate ‘great business acumen’. The restructuring team remains busy, continuing to assist clients in all types of restructuring proceedings and in distressed M&As. In recent work, Celso Xavier acted for Macquarie Bank as creditor in the judicial reorganization of Seara IndĂșstria e ComĂ©rcio de Produtos AgropecuĂĄrios. Guilherme Fontes Bechara, who was promoted to partner in January 2019, receives strong praise for his ‘very practical approach to problems and legal solutions’. Associate Matheus Azevedo Bastos de Oliveira is also recommended. Fabio de Almeida Braga has broad experience in banking, finance and restructuring, and is another key member of the team.

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