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Demarest Advogados

AV PEDROSO DE MORAES 1201, SÃO PAULO, SP 05419-001, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 3356 1800
Fax:
Fax +55 11 3356 1700
Email:
Web:
www.demarest.com.br
Demarest Advogados, Paulo Coelho da Rocha, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

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Paulo Coelho da Rocha

Tel:
Work +55 11 3356 1822
Email:
Web:
www.demarest.com.br/en-us/advogados/paulo-frank-coelho-da-rocha
Demarest Advogados

Work Department

Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions

Position

Managing partner, Co-head of Mergers & Acquisitions

Career

Partner at Demarest since 2003. Paulo co-heads the M&A practice of the firm and advises major multinationals such as CRH, Santander and Itochu, and large Brazilian groups such as Fibria and Votorantim. Foreign Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, in NY (1997-1999).

Languages

Portuguese, English, Spanish.

Member

Chair Emeritus of Lex Mundi. Member of the Advisory Board of the Working Group on Legal Opinions of the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce.

Education

He holds an LL.M. in Corporation Law from New York University and is graduated in law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil.

Leisure

Co-author of "Business laws of Brazil" (Thomson West, 2015, 4th ed.) and of several published articles on Corporate Law.


Brazil

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

The busy and buoyant M&A department at Demarest Advogados has seen significant growth. In 2018, the firm hired Joyl Gondim from Azevedo Sette Advogados and Guilherme Vieira da Silva from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, as well as promoting Glaucia Ferreira and Thereza Maria Sarfert Franco Montoro to the partnership in 2018 and 2019, respectively. It has also expanded its private equity practice and counts major private equity firms among its clients, many of which are new clients for the firm. The practice group's cross-border capabilities are also of note; highly regarded international firms have referred work to the M&A team in multi-jurisdictional matters, and the firm also runs a number of foreign desks. In recent examples, Thiago Barbosa Sandim acted for Deere & Company on its acquisition of Wirtgen Group, and Gabriel Ricardo Kuznietz advised General Electric on the sale of its global electrification solutions business to ABB. In a significant matter in the transport and logistics sector, André Luiz Freire advised Azul Linhas Aéreas on the establishment of an integrated logistics solutions company with Correios do Brasil; the company will have 50.01% of its capital owned by the former and 49.99% owned by the latter. Luciana Cossermelli Tornovsky has vast experience in M&A and joint ventures, and also heads the firm's pro bono practice and corporate responsibility groups. Lucas Tavares Bueno, Thiago Rodrigues Maia and José Setti Diaz are additional contacts. Paulo Coelho da Rocha is highly recommended.

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