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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

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Brasilia, Palo Alto, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Fernando Alves Meira

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

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Corporate M&A.


Partner; specialization in M&A, private equity and corporate governance.


Started at Pinheiro Neto Advogados as a trainee in August 1989. Worked as a foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York (1995-1997). Partner since 2000. Meira is the incumbent head of the firm's corporate department.


Portuguese (native) and English.


Law degree from Universidade de São Paulo - USP (1991).


Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

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Fernando Alves Meira - Pinheiro Neto Advogados

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

Pinheiro Neto Advogadosknows the law and the Brazilian market inside out’, and its ‘qualified professionals’ are praised for their ‘technical knowledge and substantial experience’. With a long history, it has established itself as a leading firm in corporate and M&A, as part of a full-service offering; the sizeable litigation department, which has experience in corporate disputes, is one example of the firm’s broad capabilities. The compliance practice has notable experience in anti-corruption, antitrust, financial regulation, public law and white-collar crime matters; José Alexandre Buaiz Neto is a key contact in this space. Recent M&A highlights include advising Natura on the Brazilian aspects of its acquisition of The Body Shop from L'Oréal; Henry Sztutman led the team. Elsewhere, Marcello Lobo advised Brookfield Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of 90% of the shares of Nova Transportadora do Sudeste – through a private equity investment fund – from Petrobras, a key transaction in the latter’s divestment plan. Partners attracting particular praise are the ‘first-rate’ Alexandre Bertoldi; the ‘very committedFernando Alves Meira; and Francisco Werneck de Albuquerque Maranhão, who is ‘calm and collected and gets things done’. The firm promoted a number of lawyers to the partnership in January 2018, including Pythagoras Carvalho and André Bernini.

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