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Gabriel Kuznietz

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Demarest Advogados

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Aviation LawInfrastructureMaritime LawMergers and Acquisitions




Partner since 2007. Former senior associate at Marval, O'Farrell and Mairal. Gabriel focuses on Corporate/M&A cross-border transactions, particularly in aviation and shipping industries, advising clients such as British Airways, Iberia, Royal Caribbean, Pullmantur, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Peugeot-Citroën, CSAV, SAAM, Ultramar. Advised RSA on the sale of its Brazilian subsidiary to Suramericana (USD617 million) and CSAV on the merger with Hapag-Lloyd (USD356 million).


English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew


Member of the International Bar Association. Vice President and Counsel member of the Brazilian-Argentine Chamber of Commerce in São Paulo.


Graduated from Universidade Nacional de Córdoba Law School in 1994. Earned a master´s degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1997. Graduated from Universidade de São Paulo Law School in 2006.


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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Transport and shipping

Within: Transport and shipping

Typical work for Demarest Advogados' 'practical and thorough' aviation and shipping teams includes corporate and financing matters as well as disputes. Recent matters saw the practice group assist Brasil Terminal Portuårio, Mitsubishi and Sumitomo with the negotiation of agreements for the implementation of port developments. Gabriel Ricardo Kuznietz 'adapts to client's requirements' and is a 'pleasure to work with'.

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