Maria Isabel do Prado Bocater > Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados
39º E 40º ANDARES
20040-001 RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ

Work Department

Senior Partner


Corporate, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Civil, Administrative, Banking


Maria Isabel Bocater has practiced Corporate Law and Capital Markets for more than 20 years. Her previous experience includes being Commissioner of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) for 6.5 years, after having held the positions of lawyer, manager, and Legal Superintendent at the Commission. She also served as an alternate member of the Conselho de Recursos do Sistema Financeiro Nacional (National Financial System Appeals Board).She is the author of several articles published in specialized journals and magazines.


Portuguese and English


She has given lectures at various seminars, covering topics relating to legislation applicable to publicly-held companies and to the securities market. Holds a Bachelor in Law from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), and a Master in Corporation Law from the New York University.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados handles a varied caseload featuring capital markets, tax and labour disputes, and is particularly recognised for its strength in corporate litigation. The full range of dispute resolution services are catered for, with the team regularly acting for Brazilian companies in federal and state courts and before administrative bodies. Civil litigation specialist Bruno Carriello jointly heads the Rio de Janeiro-based group with Maria Isabel do Prado Bocater, who focuses on corporate law and capital markets, and social security expert Flávio Martins Rodrigues. Maria Carolina Melo moved from the tax practice in 2021 to strengthen the team’s capabilities in civil and administrative litigation.

Brazil > Capital markets

Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados has a considerable pedigree in debt and equity capital markets work. The firm’s multi-faceted offering includes transactional, regulatory and litigation advice. The regulatory front is particularly strong given the background of lead partners such as Francisco da Costa e Silva, a former chairman of Brazil’s Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), and Maria Isabel do Prado Bocater, a former CVM commissioner. Other key partners include Flávio Martins Rodrigues, who has notable experience in funds-related matters, and corporate finance partner Matheus Corredato RossiJaques Wurman is strong on the administrative litigation side.

Brazil > Corporate and M&A

Mid-market companies and other entities, including publicly held corporations and private equity funds, turn to Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados on a regular basis for assistance in M&A and non-transactional corporate matters. Drawing on its extensive experience in matters concerning the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission, the team is particularly well positioned to advise on securities regulations. Typical instructions for the department include acting for shareholders in routine corporate activities, as well as joint ventures and incorporations in the energy, technology and financial services sectors, among others. The team is under the joint leadership of Francisco da Costa e Silva, who has held several positions at leading banks and financial institutions, and João Laudo de Camargo, who brings to the table expertise in financing and capital markets transactions. Other key figures include Maria Isabel do Prado Bocater and Luiza Rangel de Moraes, the latter of whom is highlighted for her ‘deep knowledge of corporate law‘.