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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

Areas of focus for Demarest Advogados’ ‘well-prepared’ team include debt restructuring, and a recent highlight in this area was advising new client BNY Mellon on the restructuring of R$2bn debt related to the construction of a private terminal in the port of Santos. The group also regularly advises on syndicated loan structures, and has specialist expertise in the agribusiness and automotive sectors. Clients include Banco do Brasil, Banco Votorantim, Bradesco, ING Bank, Santander and Wells Fargo. António Manuel França Aires is ‘a reference in the market for banking matters’, and senior associate Marcelo Simon Ikeziri is able to ‘simplify complex matters’. They are recommended along with Antonio Giglio Neto and practice head Fabio de Almeida Braga.

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Bankruptcy and restructuring

Within: Bankruptcy and restructuring

The ‘very responsive’ team at Demarest Advogados combines experts in judicial reorganisations, corporate reorganisations, corporate finance and M&A, and demonstrates ‘great business acumen’. The multidisciplinary nature of the group enables it to handle court and out-of-court proceedings and distressed M&A transactions. António Manuel França Aires has been representing Banco Caixa Geral and Votorantim Group as creditors in the high-profile judicial reorganisation of OAS Group. In other significant work, Fabio de Almeida Braga has been acting for Erwin Junker Maschinenfabrik in litigation to exclude its €1.46m credit from WHB Fundição’s judicial reorganisation. Celso Xavier co-heads the department alongside Aires. Guilherme Fontes Bechara, Maria Isabel Fontana and Matheus Azevedo Bastos de Oliveira are rising stars.

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