Mr Felipe Gibson > Lefosse Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Lefosse Advogados
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ 20030-905

Work Department

Corporate Finance




Felipe has a strong background in M&A, capital market and private equity transactions, as well as in corporate reorganizations. He has vast experience advising public listed companies, and represents clients in multi-jurisdictional transactions. He is the partner in charge of the firm´s Rio de Janeiro branch. He graduated by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), and spent one year as a senior corporate associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in London.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Capital markets

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 ‘proactiveRoberto 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‘.

Brazil > Energy and natural resources > Hydrocarbons

The oil and gas team at Lefosse Advogados has the breadth of knowledge to handle a range of transactional matters for a variety of stakeholders throughout the value chain. Clients benefit not only from core transactional expertise, but also the team’s ability to handle complex regulatory issues across the downstream, midstream, gas-to-power and upstream segments. Bringing together attorneys with extensive in-house and private practice experience, the team is frequently seen acting in cross-border deals and contentious matters. Primarily focused on transactional work, the highly regarded Felipe Boechem has recently been engaged by clients in relation to Petrobras’s divestments, including in the acquisition of refineries and biofuels, and the distribution of liquefied petroleum gas businesses. Felipe Gibson is seasoned in M&A, private equity and capital markets deals, while senior associate André Lemos is devoted to asset deals, contractual matters and project development in the hydrocarbons sector. In a significant move, project finance and development expert Miriam Signor joined the firm from Stocche Forbes Advogados in April 2022.