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Demarest Advogados

AV PEDROSO DE MORAES 1201, SÃO PAULO, SP 05419-001, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 3356 1800
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Fax +55 11 3356 1700
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Web:
www.demarest.com.br

Thiago Maia

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Demarest Advogados

Work Department

Capital MarketsCorporate LawMergers and Acquisitions

Position

Partner

Career

Works in the area of mergers and acquisitions and corporate law, in which he provides advisory services to clients on acquisitions and sale of equity interests, private equity transactions and commercial joint ventures. Also assists investors and managers in the structuring of investment funds, as well as companies in relation to corporate legislation and compliance with the rules of the Securities Commission. His practice is also focused on domestic and international financing, in connection with which he provides advice to banks and borrowers on the structuring and negotiation of loans and pre-payment of exports.

Languages

English

Member

Member of the New York Bar.

Education

LL.M. (with honors) from Northwestern University School of Law, USA. Certificate in Business Administration from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, USA. LL.B. from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC/RJ) School of Law, Brazil.


Brazil

Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

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

‘A step ahead’, the ‘high-quality’ team at Demarest Advogados ‘works 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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Brazil: Energy and natural resources

Mining

Within: Mining

The mining team at Demarest Advogados has an impressive list of clients including Vale, Samarco and Votorantim, and is regularly instructed in complex matters in the industry, often involving collaboration with other departments in the firm. The firm recently advised Mitsui, as a shareholder, on the corporate restructuring and merger of Valepar into Vale. Gonçalo Godinho is recommended together with newly appointed partner Thiago Maia.

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