Cristina Tomiyama > Pinheiro Guimarães > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Guimarães
01451-000 SÃO PAULO, SP

Work Department

Banking and the Financial Markets; Project Development and Finance; Structured Finance and Securitization; Capital Markets; Debt Restructuring; Regulations Relating to Publicly Traded Companies and Corporate Issues




Cristina is a senior partner in the Capital Markets and Banking & Finance practices of the firm, with more than 20 years of experience in such practices. She built a track record in capital markets transactions that very few lawyers at seniority were able to achieve. Cristina combines a deep knowledge of capital markets regulations with a practical and deal-oriented approach which makes her one of the most notable practitioners in the capital markets practice in Brazil. She focus on equity deals and has worked on the largest IPOs and follow-on transactions involving Brazilian companies, both with listing exclusively in Brazil with selling efforts under non-registered offering abroad, and in dual listing deals (usually in NYSE or NASDAQ). Cristina was the lead partner in charge of the BRL5billion IPO of Petrobras Distribuidora S.A., one of the most important equity deals in Brazil in the last few years, taking the lead and impressing clients with her hands-on approach and a critical sense whenever any issues would come up during the preparation and execution of the transaction. Her involvement in a long-list of cross border transactions also ensured that she would build an ability to handle international clients which, combined with her impressive communication skills, makes a difference when intrincated Brazilian legal issues require risk assessments and detailed explanation education to international players involved in transactions in Brazil. Cristina has been recognized as a leading practitioner by specialized publications, including those based on market feedback only.


Brazilian Bar Association.


Education: Fundação Bradesco, São Paulo (BA); Catholic University Law School, São Paulo (LLB, 2000). Foreign associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York, 2006–2009. Member: Brazilian Bar Association.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Capital markets

Pinheiro Guimarães is well known for high-end transactional work. The firm’s strong market reputation extends to debt and equity capital markets, where it regularly represents listed companies, financial institutions and investment funds on their largest listings. This includes issuer and underwriter support on major cross-border IPOs, secondary offerings, private placements and real estate and agribusiness certificates. Highly respected partners Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães N and Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães lead the team from Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, respectively. Ivie Moura Alves provides a ‘multidisciplinary ability in ECM and DCM operations‘, while Cristina Tomiyama is noted for her ‘technical ability, and mapping and coordination of details‘. The firm’s deep bench of younger partners includes Mariana Silveira Martins Jost, who brings ‘technical vision and differentiated depth‘.