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LMorato Advogados

Brazil > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 5

Established in 2020, LMorato Advogados is a dedicated boutique, which has ‘surgically positioned itself in restructuring and recovery with a unique and personalised approach’. The firm represents debtors and creditors across all areas, from DIP and exit financings, through to distressed M&A, debt restructurings and contentious judicial proceedings. Founding partner Leonardo Morato has a distinguished background leading practices at major international firms and has ‘unique knowledge of the market and successful strategies in the sector’. Renan Arcaro is highly active on the disputes side.

Practice head(s):

Leonardo Morato


‘Treats each case as if it were unique.’

‘The firm has surgically positioned itself in restructuring and recovery with a unique and personalised approach.’

‘Leonardo Morato – Unique knowledge of the market and successful strategies in the sector.’

Key clients

Deutsche Bank

Concessionária Rodovias do Tietê

Autostrade / Atlantia Group

AB Concessões

Concessionária Rio Mais

Westchester Group South America Gestao de Investimentos (Radar)

Banco Safra

Jive Investments

Austin Empreendimentos Imobiliários


Work highlights

  • Advising four Deutsche Bank entities as the largest creditors in the cross-border restructuring of Abengoa Group.

LMORATO Advogados is a high-performance boutique law firm specialized in litigation and arbitration, corporate and debt restructuring (in and out of court), bankruptcy and insolvency related matters, special situations, and distressed investment transactions (including DIP/Exit Financing, M&A, litigation funding, legal claims, etc.).

With expertise in high-stake matters with local and global repercussion, our team stands out for over 22 years of experience in the market, with reputation for vigorous representation of clients and creative advice in complex situations, including cross-border cases.

Our professionals are focused on efficiency, quality, and results. We strive to provide proactive advice and offer the best solution for each situation, seeking to avoid or mitigate the negative effects, analyzing the long and short terms consequences, with a keen eye for fiduciary duties, responsibilities and risks of succession of liabilities.

LMORATO Advogados is engaged in providing an excellent environment to work for all its members, and fully committed with diversity. It is our belief that in an inclusive environment people feel more valued, appreciated and motivated to give their best, which indirectly generates benefits and better results for our clients and the society.

In addition to our own team, the firm has the collaboration of DMBoulos Advogados, well known mainly for its contractual law and real estate matters expertise. The two firms formed an alliance in order to offer broader solutions to their clients.

Partner Leonardo Moratolmorato@lmorato.com.br+55 11 3060-4810
Partner Renan Scapinrscapim@lmorato.com.br+55 11 3060-4810
Leonardo Morato photoMr Leonardo MoratoManaging Partner