Bruno Lardosa > Pinheiro Guimarães > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Guimarães
20040-918 RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ

Work Department

Banking&Finance; Capital Markets; M&A; Structured Finance and Securitization; Past-Due Credits and the Acquisition of Credit Portfolios;Debt Restructuring; Regulations Relating to Publicly Traded Companies and Corporate Issues




Key Partner. Bruno Lardosa is known for representing financial institutions, institutional investors, multilateral organizations, asset managers and large corporations in debt and equity transactions, both in the local and international markets. He is known by clients for his pragmatic and yet comprehensive approach to address issues and create innovative solutions based on his extensive knowledge of local regulations and almost 2 decades of experience in the field. His comprehension of the clients’ business and needs put him in the forefront of his peers and allow him to connect with the investment teams facilitating the crafting of the transaction that the clients need. His practice includes complex structured transactions, including securitization of real estate, agribusiness and financial assets, and transactions with distressed assets and litigation finance. He has represented clients in novel structures that required close interaction with regulators, including leading the emblematic 2018 BRL660 million securitization of real estate receivables by Rede D’Or São Luiz S.A. that reversed a precedent that had prevailed in the regulator (CVM) for over 6 years. Bruno has also represented clients in complex tender offers, including Enel’s 2014 tender offer for shares of the electricity distribution company Coelce for BRL570 million. He also assists clients in transactions involving convertible debt securities, equity options and warrants in local and international capital and financial markets.


Brazilian Bar Association


Education: South High School, Denver, CO (BA); Federal Fluminense University Law School, Niterói (LLB, 2000); Georgetown University Law Center, Washington (LLM, 2004). Foreign associate at International Finance Corporation – IFC, Washington, 2004. Member: Brazilian Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

Bruno LardosaPinheiro Guimarães

Pinheiro Guimarães provides top-notch expertise in high-profile debt and equity capital markets deals. Major listed companies, financial institutions, and investment funds routinely turn to the practice for support in their most significant listings. With extensive experience in acting for both issuers and underwriters, the group’s ‘deep knowledge’ and broad service offering covers cross-border IPOs, secondary offerings, private placements, as well as real estate and agribusiness certificates. The team is led by highly esteemed banking, M&A and capital markets specialists Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães and Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães, who are based in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo respectively. Senior partner Cristina Tomiyama combines comprehensive knowledge of capital markets regulations with a strong track record in ECM transactions, including IPOs, follow-ons and dual listings. The ‘extremely diligent and assertiveIvie Moura Alves is particularly skilled in debt offerings, while Bruno Lardosa maintains a broad practice acting for financial institutions, investors, multilaterals, asset managers and large corporations in ECM and DCM deals. The ‘excellentMariana Silveira Martins Jost and the ‘very technicalCarolina Testoni Alonso Camargo, who excels in asset-backed capital markets transactions, are also part of the core team.

Brazil > Restructuring and insolvency

Pinheiro Guimarães has an ‘extremely agile, market-driven, and highly specialised’ restructuring and insolvency team that is skilled at acting for creditors, including major international banks and multilateral lenders. Working out of the firm’s Rio de Janeiro office, the multifaceted practice is active in debt restructurings and judicial reorganisations, and is also proficient in distressed M&A and DIP financings. Dispute resolution specialist Gustavo Mota Guedes oversees the team, which includes experienced finance partner Roberta Giamattey Pimentel Fonseca Kelley. Bruno Lardosa, whose areas of expertise include transactions involving distressed assets, and Guilherme Vaz, who is well versed in domestic and cross-border matters, are recommended for their ‘deep knowledge of the Brazilian market and bankruptcy process’.