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Lior Pinsky

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Veirano Advogados

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Banking & Finance, Private Equity & Capital Markets, Corporate & Mergers and Acquisitions, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Israeli Desk




Lior Pinsky is a partner that represents a wide range of corporate clients in their most pressing legal needs. He has been recognized as a leading Brazilian lawyer in areas such as M&A, banking & finance and capital markets by publications such as Chambers Global, IFLR, Latin Lawyer and LACCA. 

Mr. Pinsky advised clients in dozens of completed M&A transactions, in various different perspectives: buy-side, sell-side, public company M&A, control and minority stakes, inbound and outbound investment, among many others. He advises clients in a wide variety of industries, including pharma . He is also active with CVM compliance and investigations, particularly involving hedge funds, and has counseled clients in several high profile crisis management situations.

Lior practiced as a foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, a leading NY-based law firm from 2004 through 2006. Mr. Pinsky also has been active in firm management, including in the firm’s Management Committee.

Mr. Pinsky has obtained a LL.B from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) in 1997 and a LL.M with merit from the London School of Economics (UK) in 2000.


Portuguese, English, Spanish and French


Insper (Formerly Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais), coordinator of the M&A courses at the post-graduate level (LLM)
International Bar Association (IBA) – Corporate and M&A Law Committee


LL.M with merit, London School of Economics, UK, 2000
LL.B, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do São Paulo (PUC-SP), 1997


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Veirano Advogados' national banking and finance practice benefits from top-level firepower in both its Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo offices. Notably, the former city is the base of department lead Marcelo Mattos, who enjoys a strong profile in the market for his specialist expertise in energy, shipping and mining-related transactions. Among his highlights, Mattos advised Equinox Gold on an $85m financing provided by Sprott Private Resource Lending (Collector) to Equinox Gold's subsidiary Aurizona Goldfields to support the development of its Aurizona Gold mining project. Indeed, project finance generally is a signature group strength. In another example of its prominent reputation in that area, Ana Carolina Barretto, who leads the firm's projects practice in Sao Paulo, paired up with Rio de Janeiro-based corporate finance specialist Pedro Freitas to advise concessionaire Fraport Brasil Aeroporto de Fortaleza on a R$692m financing granted by Banco do Nordeste do Brasil to fund the expansion and maintenance of Fortaleza International Airport. Outside the projects space, Sao Paulo's Daniela Anversa advised Sky Serviços de Banda Larga, as borrower, on the local aspects of its $1bn syndicated loan involving 16 banks, including Citibank and JP Morgan. Other names to note in Rio de Janeiro include Otávio Carneiro and Elisa Rezende, while Lior Pinsky is also a key contact in Sao Paulo. Rogério Campos recently made partner in Rio de Janeiro.

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Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

Veirano Advogados¬†benefits from a¬†diverse client base in the capital markets area and it regularly advises issuers, underwriters, funds and investors in both debt and equity transactions. In line with the wider firm‚Äôs prominence in the energy space, the power industry is a significant source of mandates and the group recently advised¬†Engie Brasil Energia on its R$746m offering of non-convertible debentures. Telecoms is also an active area and it advised Claro on three recent debt offerings worth a combined¬†R$2.9bn. On the underwriter side, the team acted for Banco Santander (Brasil), Banco Ita√ļ BBA and Banco J. Safra on several placement offerings by Companhia Energ√©tica do Cear√° ‚Äď COELCE, a Brazilian energy company controlled by Enel.¬†Rio de Janeiro-based Carlos Alexandre Lobo¬†and Sao Paulo-based Lior Pinsky¬†co-lead a national group that also includes¬†Daniela Anversa.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

The well-regarded corporate and M&A department at¬†Veirano Advogados¬†is highlighted for its 'deep knowledge of diverse areas of law'. The firm has partners based in Rio de Janeiro and S√£o Paulo as well as Porto Alegre, where it is increasing its presence. The busy practice also¬†made a number of recent hires at the associate level. It is well versed in large M&As, often with a cross-border element. Recently, this has included advising¬†Lwart Participa√ß√Ķes on the sale of 100% of Lwarcel Celulose to a Singaporean group; Gustavo Moraes Stolagli¬†and Sergio Bronstein¬†led the team. On the buy side,¬†Lior Pinsky represented Goldman Sachs in a large minority investment in¬†American Glass Products. Augusto Cesar Barbosa de Souza¬†and Carlos Alexandre Lobo¬†head the department, which also includes Guilherme Ohanian Monteiro,¬†Paula Surerus¬†and Ricardo Camargo Veirano. In a notable September-2019 development, the firm was also appointed as the sole Brazilian law-firm founder member of the newly established Brazil-Mexico Business Council.

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