Marcelo Lamy Rego > Pinheiro Guimarães > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Guimarães
01451-000 SÃO PAULO, SP

Work Department

Banking and the Financial Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity and Venture Capital; Banking Regulations; Regulations Relating to Publicly Traded Companies and Corporate Issues




Marcelo Lamy Rego is a senior partner of Pinheiro Guimarães and co-heads the M&A and Private Equity practices of the firm. Marcelo has an impressive track record in complex and large-cap M&A deals in several industries, with notable mandates in the banking and financial industry, healthcare, energy and consumer businesses. Marcelo Lamy is considered by his peers and specialized publications as one of the most prominent M&A practitioners in Brazil and one of the most talented and experienced corporate lawyers of his generation. He has developed strong and long-standing relationship with major investment banks and other players in the banking and financial industries, as well as the most active investors in the energy sector in Brazil over the last years. Recently, he was the leading partner in the sale of the operations of HBSC and Citibank in Brazil and in the acquisitions by Brookfield of Brasil Central Energia, Group Energisa, Santa Ana Energética, São Jerônimo Energia, Tangará Energia, among others. Marcelo Lamy is able to combine his extensive experience in M&A deals with valuable legal knowledge of heavily regulated sectors in Brazil and deep technical knowledge of corporate law, being praised and respected by his superior negotiation skills and ability to provide advice in cross-border and large-cap deals. As a key partner co-heading the M&A practice, Marcelo Lamy is also often involved in discussions of different types of transactions in other practices of the firm, such as project financing, capital markets transactions and debt restructuring, and brings creative solutions to the table, addressing complex issues that commonly arise in these heavily regulated industries in Brazil and adding tremendous value to the services offered to our clients. Marcelo has an LLM from Columbia Law School and is admitted to practice also in New York


Brazilian Bar Association; New York Bar.


Education: Colégio Santo Inácio, Rio de Janeiro (BA); University of the State of Rio de Janeiro Law School, Rio de Janeiro (LLB, 1996); Columbia Law School, New York (LLM, 1999) (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar). Foreign associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York (1997–1998). Member: Brazilian Bar Association; New York Bar.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Corporate and M&A: High-end

(Leading individuals)

Marcelo Lamy Rego – Pinheiro Guimarães

Roundly praised by clients for its ‘vast knowledge and experience’ in the M&A space, Pinheiro Guimarães handles domestic and multijurisdictional transactions for a diversity of clients, including buyers, sellers, investors and target companies. Best known for its presence in the banking and finance sector, the firm stands out for its experience in M&A deals involving financial industry players, ranging from investment banks to hedge funds. Advising on the structuring and negotiation of private equity investments is another area of strength for the group, which further showcases in-depth knowledge of public M&A and related regulatory issues. ‘Leader and born negotiatorPlinio Pinheiro Guimarães N. is recommended for his experience in domestic and cross-border matters; he heads up the Rio de Janeiro-based team, which also features René Mostardeiro Brunet, a contact for transactions involving financial institutions, listed companies and private equity funds, and the ‘excellentBernardo Bulhões, who is skilled in corporate deals and disputes. The practice in São Paulo is led by Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães and Marcelo Lamy Rego, the latter of whom possesses an impressive track record in large-cap M&A in a multitude of industries, with a special emphasis on banking, healthcare, energy and consumer goods. In the same office, Rodrigo Marcilio assists private equity funds and major corporations in strategic deals; Maria Amélia Lisbão Senra specialises in M&A, and banking and finance; and Bernardo Romano Teixeira leverages his expertise in securities regulation to advise on complex M&A transactions.