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Veirano Advogados

Work +55 21 3824 4747
Fax +55 21 2262 4247
Brasilia, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo

Fábio Figueira

Work +55 21 3824 4747
Veirano Advogados

Work Department

Corporate & Mergers and Acquisitions, Antitrust & Competition, Insurance, Reinsurance & Pension Funds, Life Sciences & Healthcare, MENA Desk and German Desk




Fábio A. Figueira is the National Practice Group leader for the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group. He focuses his practice on all aspects of corporate law, with deep expertise in the area of competition law and insurance law. Mr. Figueira also regularly counsels international groups on potential corporate and competition issues related to mergers & acquisitions in Brazil and abroad. He has represented international groups in the pharmaceutical, consumer products and energy including GSK, MSD, Dentsply International, Mars, and S.C. Johnson.

International clients value his insights into the challenges of operating in Brazil and his ability to devise clear strategies and alternative solutions that address corporate goals. He has a unique ability to concisely outline potential legal ramifications and identify legal trends that could affect business.

Mr. Figueira is frequently retained to advise clients on the various legal issues related to corporate transactions and contract matters, representing them in administrative or judicial proceedings when necessary in collaboration with the Firm’s litigation experts in the Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia offices. He is also involved in several key insurance and re-insurance matters including the incorporation of insurance, reinsurance and brokerage companies in Brazil, assistance to companies in general as to the occurrence of events, and the local of placement of insurance policies. He is the leader for the Firm’s Insurance and Reinsurance Practice Group.

Mr. Figueira is also very knowledgeable about, and actively involved with, Brazilian and US antitrust matters, as well as competition matters for the European Union. He has particular expertise in the drafting and follow-up of notifications of acts of concentration at the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), advising companies on potential antitrust implications on purchase and sales of companies, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and similar operations.

Mr. Figueira is a founding member of the Firm’s German Desk. Moreover, he has been participating in the development of the Firm’s practice as to Islamic finance, having contacts with MENA (Middle East North Africa) countries.


Portuguese, English, French and German


German - Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK), board member
France-Brazil Chamber of Commerce (CCFB), Rio de Janeiro section, board member
Islamic Finance (IsFin) – key contact in the Firm
Exclusive correspondent in Brazil for Islamic Finance News
Brazilian Institute for Studies of Competition and International Trade (IBRAC), former board member
International Bar Association (IBA), Antitrust Committee
American Bar Association (ABA), Antitrust Law section
Member of the Arbitral Council of the Mediation and Arbitration Chamber of Rio de Janeiro (CAMARJ)
Brazilian Bar Association (OBA), Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul
World Services Group (WSG)


LL.B, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, 1983


Corporate and M&A (including ‘compliance’)

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

Veirano Advogados provides ‘an excellent service’ to its clients, which include leading companies in the automotive, TMT and pharmaceutical sectors. Among its work highlights in 2017, Paula Surerus and Valdir Rocha advised Hertz on the sale of its Brazil operations to Localiza Rent a Car and its subsidiary Localiza Fleet. Private equity is another focal area, with Renata Fialho de Oliveira a key contact in this space. The ‘committed, available and competent’ Carlos Lobo ‘always comes up with creative solutions’. Lior Pinsky and Sérgio Bronstein are other leading practitioners in the team, often taking a lead role in the department’s major transactions. Augusto Cesar Barbosa de Souza and associate Vanessa Felício are also recommended. Fábio Figueira co-heads the team with de Souza.

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Within: Insurance

Veirano Advogados’ insurance practice was bolstered by the arrival of Felipe Bastos, who re-joined the firm from PVS Advogados. It stands out for its focus on policyholders, which it assists in a range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Also noted is Fábio Figueira, who has a broad corporate and insurance practice. However, senior associate Fernanda Tostes Malta has left the firm.

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