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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

Paulo Coelho da Rocha

Tel:
Work +55 11 3356 1822
Email:
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 (including ‘compliance’)

Within: Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

A step ahead’, the ‘high-quality’ team at Demarest Advogadosworks in partnership with its clients’. It has established itself as a leading firm for high-end M&A in Brazil, and is home to a number of internationally experienced lawyers who can handle multi-jurisdictional transactions. The firm has several international desks; as part of its focus on German companies doing business in the country, a specialist German desk was set up in 2010 under the supervision of André Alarcon, and the firm also has a longstanding Korean desk and a Chinese desk, established in 2014. It has also been expanding its private equity work, attracting new instructions from several private equity firms during 2017. In compliance, the firm has established a multidisciplinary group which combines expertise in anti-corruption, criminal law, competition law, public law and infrastructure; Fabyola En Rodrigues and Bruno Drago are key contacts. Among its recent transactional highlights, Thiago Barbosa Sandim advised Deere & Company on the acquisition of German-headquartered company Wirtgen Group. In other global deals, the highly rated Luciana Cossermelli Tornovsky advised Dell EMC on the Brazilian aspects of the $1.62bn sale of its enterprise content division to Open Text Corporation. Lucas Tavares Bueno, Paulo Coelho da Rocha, Gonçalo Capela Godinho, Ana Carolina Botto Audi, Thiago Rodrigues Maia and the ‘very experienced and hands-on’ José Setti Diaz are other names to note. 2018 saw Joyl Gondim and Guilherme Vieira da Silva join from Azevedo Sette Advogados and Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, respectively.

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