Mr Ricardo Prado > Lefosse Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile
Lefosse Advogados Offices
RUA TABAPUÃ, 1227
SÃO PAULO SP 04533-014
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Mr Ricardo Prado
Banking & Finance
Ricardo specializes in capital markets and corporate law. He is experienced in a wide range of finance transactions, including equity and debt capital markets, where he has acted as counsel to issuer’s and underwriter’s in public offerings. He is recognized by LACCA Approved and IFLR 1000 as a recommended lawyer in Corporate/M&A.
He obtained his Bachelors in Law degree from Universidade Paulista (UNIP) and his LL.M degree in Corporate Law from Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (Insper), São Paulo. He worked as an international associate at Davis, Polk & Wardwell in New York.
Lefosse Advogados provides an ‘excellent and personalised‘ service for transactional and regulatory capital markets work. The firm is especially strong in equity capital markets, where it represents issuers and underwriters on a broad range of cross-border and domestic initial and secondary offerings. Clients also note the ‘excellent performance in the debt markets, with committed and competent professionals’, who represent banks and issuers. Managing partner Rodrigo Junqueira leads the team, with key support from corporate partners such as Carlos Mello. On the debt side, Ricardo Prado is ‘exceptional in his performance, knowledge and relationship with the client’. The ‘proactive‘ Roberto Zarour is a ‘superb technician‘, and Jana Araujo is ‘extremely intelligent and knowledgeable about the market‘. Clients also praise Felipe Gibson and Marcelo Tourinho for their ‘great knowledge of the capital markets‘.
Lefosse Advogados has placed a significant emphasis on its banking practice, which has seen considerable growth in recent years. The transactional side is particularly strong, with partners highly experienced in debt capital markets, securitisations, and structured, asset and project finance. This includes advice on cross-border financings and restructurings. The firm also has a notable track record in the payments and fintech space, supported by a solid grounding in financial services regulation. The deep bench of partners includes Roberto Zarour for structured finance, and Kenneth Antunes Ferreira, Renata Cardoso and Ricardo Prado for a variety of finance products and regulatory issues. The recruitment of Miriam Signor from Stocche Forbes Advogados added further experience to the team, particularly in real estate and project finance.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Banking and finance
- Corporate and M&A
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Competition and antitrust
- Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
- Dispute Resolution: Litigation
- Energy and natural resources > Electricity (and renewable energy)
- Projects and infrastructure
- Public law
- Real estate
- TMT: Cybersecurity and data privacy
- TMT: Telecoms
- Energy and natural resources > Hydrocarbons
- Labour and employment
- Life sciences
- White-collar crime and investigations
- Transport: Aviation