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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

RUA HUMAITÀ, 275, 16° ANDAR, RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ 22261-005, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 2506 1600
Fax:
Fax +55 11 2506 1660
Email:
Web:
www.pinheironeto.com.br
Brasilia, Palo Alto, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Marcello Lobo

Tel:
Work +55 21 2506 1609
Email:
Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner (Project Finance, Structured Finance, Energy and M&A)

Career

Partner as from January 2014, joined Pinheiro Neto Advogados as a trainee in 1998 and became an associate in 2000 when graduated International Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (September 2004 - December 2005)

Languages

Portuguese English (fluently) French (basic)

Education

LL.B., Rio de Janeiro Federal University (1995-2000); MBA in Energy Budiness, Getúlio Vargas Foundation (2012-2014).


Brazil

Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

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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Projects and infrastructure

Within: Projects and infrastructure

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has significant expertise when it comes to large energy and infrastructure projects. Among its transactional support work, it advised Petrobras on the sale of 90% of its shares in Nova Transportadora do Sudeste to Brookfield Infrastructure Partners, with the group coordinating the due diligence and analysing the regulatory aspects of the transaction. José Luiz Homem de Mello, Ricardo Coelho, Júlio César Bueno and Marcello Portes da Silveira Lobo are all recommended.

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