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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, Thiago Sandim, Sao Paulo, BRAZIL

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Thiago Sandim

Tel:
Work +55 11 3356 2085
Email:
Web:
www.demarest.com.br/en-us/advogados/thiago-barbosa-sandim
Demarest Advogados

Work Department

Corporate LawMergers and Acquisitions

Position

Partner

Career

Thiago Sandim specializes in M&A and worked on some of the most important Brazilian M&A and PE deals of the last decade, which includes, in 2015 and 2016, the advisory in GIC's BRL6 billion Rede D'Or acquisition, Generali's USD1.7 billion sale of BSI and Odebrecht's BRL17.2 billion JV with Mitsui. He regularly advises sovereign wealth funds, Brazilian and global financial institutions and companies (such as Vinci Concessions, GIC, OTPP, PSP, BTG Pactual, and Odebrecht) and sits on boards of directors. Partner since 2013. Former partner/associate at Linklaters (2002-13) and Pinheiro Neto (1997-2002).

Languages

English, Spanish, German

Education

Graduated from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) School of Law in 1997. Professor at Insper.


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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