Ivie Moura Alves > 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; Financing and Foreign Trade Capital Markets; Debt Restructuring Regulations Relating to Publicly Traded Companies and Corporate Issues




Ivie Moura Alves has extensive experience in domestic and international financing, both through commercial banking transactions (including complex syndicated loans) and financing transactions structured through capital markets deals (notably domestic debentures and other debt issuances). She is recognized by the market as one of the most respected professionals within the debt market and has deep experience in foreign investments and finance regulations and creation and enforcement of security packages. Last year, Ivie counselled the underwriters in connection with the issuance of non-convertible unsecured debentures by Petrobras, as described herein.


Brazilian Bar Association; New York Bar.


Education: Colégio Brasília, São Bernardo do Campo (BA); São Bernardo do Campo Law School (LLB, 1998); Columbia University Law School, New York (LLM, 2002). Member: Brazilian Bar Association; New York Bar.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Ivie Moura AlvesPinheiro Guimarães

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‘.

Brazil > Banking and finance

Pinheiro Guimarães is a top choice for high-profile domestic and cross-border financings. The firm acts for a broad range of leading private and institutional creditors, including banks, governments and development agencies, as well as corporate borrowers. This includes regular involvement on some of the largest structured, project and acquisition financings on the market. Lead partners Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães and Plinio Pinheiro Guimarães N respectively lead the team from the firm’s offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Other key partners include Ivie Moura Alves for structured syndicated loans and debt capital markets and Fábio Yanitchkis Couto for distressed debt situations. Roberta Pimentel is particularly active in infrastructure, energy and natural resources-related financings.