Francisco Costa e Silva > 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

Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Civil and Banking


Senior Partner.


Francisco Costa e Silva started his career as an in-house counsel at BNDES, where he held various positions, including being the Head of the Legal Department at BNDESPAR and Superintendent of several areas and Executive Officer at BNDESPAR and BNDES. During this period, he was also a member of the Boards of Directors at BNDES Pension Fund. Later, he served as Commissioner and Chairman at the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM). He also presided the Council of Securities Regulators of the Americas (COSRA) and served as a member of the Boards of Directors at various companies, including Banco do Brasil, Vale, Usiminas and CIELO (current).


English and Portuguese


Arbitration Chamber of São Paulo Stock Exchange (CAM). Consultative Councils of Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and COPPEAD. Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC).


Holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and an Executive MBA from COPPEAD of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; former professor of Commercial Law in the Faculty of Law at UERJ, at Universidade Cândido Mendes and at Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Francisco da Costa e Silva Bocater, Camargo, Costa e Silva, Rodrigues Advogados

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‘.