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Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

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Ronald Herscovici

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Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

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Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Law and Governance, Insolvency and Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Real Estate


Founding partner


Represents banks and other financial institutions, private equity firms, multinationals, public corporations and other investors on a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, acquisition financings, joint ventures and other corporate transactions involving various segments of the economy. He also serves as a board member of public and privately-held corporations.


Portuguese and English


Bar Admission: Brazil


He holds a degree in Law from the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and he also holds a Master’s degree in Law (LLM) by the  Cornell University.


Banking and finance

Within: Leading lawyers

Ronald Herscovici - Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Within: Banking and finance

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados’ wide-ranging practice ‘commands respect and credibility in the market’. It advised BNP Paribas, as initial lender of record, on the R$2.9bn financing granted to the State of Rio de Janeiro: a complex transaction involving a local financing, a cross-border financing and a local securitisation. The team also acted for Porto Sudeste do Brasil on its R$1.8bn debt restructuring, and assisted Neoenergia in relation to a term-loan facility financing provided to subsidiaries. Notable practitioners within the 14-partner group include Alexandre Gossn Barreto, Ronald Herscovici, Maurício Teixeira dos Santos, Ana Paula Calil and Eduardo Abrantes. Joaquim José Aceturi de Oliveira has ‘strong negotiating and client skills’, and Daniel Laudisio has ‘an eye for detail’.

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Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

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

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados enjoys a consistent position at the top of the Brazilian M&A market; it regularly has a hand in high-profile domestic deals, and its strong capital markets offering makes it a popular choice for public M&A. With notable international experience at both partner and associate level, the team is also well equipped to handle complex, cross-border transactions. In one example, a team led by Ronald Herscovici and Daniel de Miranda Facó acted for Vale on the sale of its fertiliser business to Mosaic: an approximately R$8bn deal that involved the US, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Canada. Elsewhere, Marcos Rafael Flesch and Ana Carolina Passos advised Hypermarcas on the sale of its personal hygiene business to Ontex Group. The team is co-led by Flesch and Maria Cristina Cescon, who draws on over 25 years of experience in advising leading financial institutions, private equity funds and corporations. Other key names in the department are Fernanda Bastos Buhatem, Roberto Pary and Carlos Augusto Junqueira. Senior associates making a mark in the team include Fernanda Cirne Montorfano and Juliana Lacreta Gobbi. Tiago Bonatti Peres left for Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados in June 2018.

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