Fernando Amendola > Mattos Filho > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Mattos Filho
SÃO PAULO, SP, CEP 01403-001

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Fernando represents public and private companies in corporate and merger & acquisition (M&A) transactions. He also acts in matters related to corporate governance and corporate reorganization.

Fernando represents companies from various economic and business sectors, with a solid track record in M&A transactions for the real estate, chemical, payment methods and analytics industries. He also has international experience working as an associate at the New York office of White & Case (USA).


Portuguese and English


Bachelor of Laws – Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – Northwestern University School of Law, USA

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Real estate

The ‘standout‘ team at Mattos Filho is noted for its ‘extreme agility and competence‘, as well as the lawyers’ ‘technical knowledge and understanding of client problems‘. The firm saw a significant growth in urban and rural real estate transactions, and invested heavily in its associate team, with eight fee earners recently joining. Its clients include leading investment and sovereign funds, including GIC and Brookfield, as well as corporate buyers and leaseholders, such as Amazon and Microsoft. The firm is particularly strong on deals with a heavy corporate element, typically involving large property portfolios. Rossana Fernandes Duarte brings ‘vast experience in the field of real estate, including the forestry and agribusiness sectors‘. Clients also rate the ‘very competentFernando Amendola. Mariana Spoto Cobra and Janaína Vargas are also names to note.

Brazil > Corporate and M&A

‘One of the best full-service firms in Brazil’, Mattos Filho ‘has a very robust team’, which is ‘prepared to face any challenge’ on behalf of a stellar client base comprising domestic and multinational companies across key sectors such as life sciences, technology, financial services, healthcare, energy and construction. Fully dedicated to corporate and M&A matters and with lawyers based across Brazil, London and New York, the department offers support during every stage of negotiations and throughout the entire life cycle of businesses. Some of the largest private equity funds and investors regularly retain the firm in market-leading deals, as do venture capital clients, start-ups and technology players engaged in complex transactions. The firm’s extensive diversity and inclusion programme sees it acting on six fronts: gender equality, LGBTIQAP+ rights, racial equity, rights of people with disabilities, religious freedom, and more recently, parenting responsibilities and gender equity. Another highlight is the firm’s varied and pioneering pro bono practice, which was created to address the lack of access to justice and the scenario of human rights violations in Brazil. Daniel Calhman de Miranda enjoys a strong reputation for his capabilities in cross-border transactions. João Ricardo de Azevedo Ribeiro – a key relationship partner for a diverse roster of private and public companies, private equity funds and foreign investors – possesses considerable experience in M&A, corporate restructurings and joint ventures, which are also among Marcelo Ricupero‘s areas of expertise. Moacir Zilbovicius is a go-to attorney for mandates involving publicly held companies, while Paula Vieira de Oliveira is noted for her private equity sector acumen. Private equity investments also feature heavily in Pedro Whitaker De Souza Dias‘s workload. Fernando Amendola leads on M&A deals in the real estate space. Other names to note include Luciana Pietro Lorenzo and Maria Fernanda de Almeida Prado e Silva. Tomás Neiva joined from CFA Advogados in August 2021. Since publication, Thaís Gasparian Moraes has been promoted to partner.