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 > Real estate

Pinheiro Guimarães is well known in the market, particularly for its work on financings and related capital markets issues. This includes support to underwriters on share offerings and the issuance of CRIs. The team is also active on the energy and infrastructure side. Key partners include Bruno Lardosa and Carolina Alonso in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil > Capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

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Pinheiro Guimarães‘ strong market position in capital markets ensured that it was involved in some of the largest listings to hit the market in 2020. This included providing advice to the underwriters, such as on the R$22bn Petrobras secondary offering, and to the issuers, including Rede D’Or São Luiz on its $2.2bn IPO. The firm’s impressive workload extends to the debt markets as well, with a similar balance of issuer and underwriter work across a range of domestic and cross-border debt products. The team is respectively led out of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro by Francisco Pinheiro Guimarães Neto and Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto. They are complemented by a talented team of partners, including Ivie Moura Alves for domestic and international financings, Cristina Tomiyama for transactional and regulatory matters, and Bruno Lardosa and Paula Beatriz Carneiro Pessôa.

Brazil > Banking and finance

Pinheiro Guimarães is well known for its strong transactional track record in domestic and cross-border financings. The firm’s clients come from across the financial services sector, including major creditors, debtors, governments and multilateral organisations. The team has a strong reputation for structured and acquisition finance, and has recently been involved in several major restructurings and project finance deals. The team is respectively led from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo by Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães Neto and Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães. Ivie Moura Alves has a good name for cross-border syndicated loans, while senior partner Francisco Pinheiro Guimarães Neto also continues to play an active role on deals. Other key individuals include Fábio Yanitchkis Couto for structured finance and the acquisition of non-performing loans (NPLs), Marcela Taquette Vaz and Bruno Lardosa.