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Thiago Maia

Demarest Advogados

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Capital MarketsCorporate LawMergers and Acquisitions




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.




Member of the New York Bar.


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.


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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Brazil: Energy and natural resources


Within: Mining

Demarest Advogados’ growing profile for mining work received a further boost in 2018 with the hire of M&A partner Guilherme Vieira da Silva from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown; he is noted for his strong record in transactions involving regulated industries, including mining. Department co-head Thiago Maia recently advised Imerys do Brasil ComĂ©rcio de Extração de MinĂ©rios on the R$127m sale of L-Imerys IndĂșstria e ComĂ©rcio de Cal to Mineração Belocal. Gonçalo Godinho co-leads the group - which also acts for Vale, ArcelorMittal and Carmeuse Lime & Stone.

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