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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

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Brasilia, Palo Alto, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Luiz Fernando Valente de Paiva

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

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Corporate restructuring.


Partner. Advises creditors in judicial and prepackaged workouts and all kinds of collection and litigation proceedings; investors in distressed companies/assets and debtors in non-litigation reorganizations. Commercial litigation.


Portuguese and English.


Member of the Interministerial Committee for the final drafting of the Brazilian Bankruptcy Law. Board Member of INSOL and former Board Member of TMA Brazil; former corporate secretary of IBR; member of ABI; and professor on insolvency courses in Brazil and abroad.


LL.B. degree from the São Paulo Catholic University (1991). Masters in Law by Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (2009).


Bankruptcy and restructuring

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Luiz Fernando Valente de Paiva - Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Within: Bankruptcy and restructuring

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has a core team of three partners dedicated to bankruptcy and restructuring matters, working alongside other partners in the firm’s leading corporate and banking departments. It regularly has a role in headline-making restructurings in Brazil. A team led by Giuliano Colombo continued to represent an ad hoc committee of bondholders in the judicial reorganisation of Oi Group’s R$65bn debt; as the largest organised group of creditors, the committee has played a prominent role in the reorganisation. Luiz Fernando Valente de Paiva is advising CHS Agronegocio-Industria e Comercio as the largest creditor in the judicial reorganisation of Seara Agronegócios, which filed a recovery plan in January 2018. André Moraes Marques is the other key contact.

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