Frederico Kerr Bullamah > Mattos Filho > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Mattos Filho
SÃO PAULO, SP, CEP 01403-001

Work Department

Capital Markets/Restructuring and Insolvency




Advises domestic and foreign clients on finance transactions, with a focus on structured finance, corporate financing, debt restructuring, acquisition financing and syndicated loans. His practice includes representing creditors, debtors, potential investors and financial advisors in both domestic and cross-border finance and refinancing transactions, whether in distressed and special situations or otherwise. Frederico holds an LL.M degree from Queen Mary – University of London and has worked in the New York office of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.


Portuguese and English


Member of TMA – Turnaround Management Association and INSOL International


Bachelor of Laws, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie
Master of Laws (LL.M.), Queen Mary – University of London

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Restructuring and insolvency

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has a multi-faceted restructuring and insolvency team, which benefits from the expertise of lawyers from its banking, corporate and litigation departments. The team primarily represents creditors and investors, though it also assists debtors on non-judicial restructurings. Much of its work is complex in nature, including high-value DIP financings and distressed asset purchases, typically with a significant cross-border element. The firm has invested in the litigation side, where Alex Hatanaka is one of the lead partners, with several senior associate recruits in the past year. Marcelo Sampaio Góes Ricupero and Flavio Mifano typically handle matters on the corporate side, while banking and capital markets specialists Marina Anselmo Schneider, Frederico Kerr Bullamah and Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca regularly lead on major debt restructurings.

Brazil > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Frederico Kerr BullamahMattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados has a multi-faceted team offering strong expertise in corporate finance, regulatory matters, and emerging markets such as fintech and payments. The firm has strong relationships with most of the domestic and international banks, and on the transactional front is especially strong in project and acquisition finance, debt capital markets, structured debt and export finance. Among the partners, Frederico Kerr Bullamah has a strong track record in cross-border financings and is highlighted as ‘very skilled in negotiations and in solving complex situations‘. Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca regularly advises on securitisations and other forms of structured finance; debt capital markets and project finance are core areas for Marina Anselmo Schneider; while in Rio de Janeiro, Pablo Sorj is active in energy and infrastructure related financings. Since publication, Pedro Eroles left the firm, effective August 2022.

Brazil > Capital markets

Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados‘ market-leading capital markets team maintains a balanced practice, with top-quality expertise in both debt and equity issues. The firm has strong relationships with the market’s major banks and investors, including key investment funds, and the firm’s corporate team also ensures a regular flow of issuer mandates. Its transactional work, which includes domestic and cross-border listings, is complemented by strong support in securities regulation. Key partners on the debt side include Frederico Kerr Bullamah, Flavia Magliozzi, Marina Anselmo Schneider and Bruno Mastriani Simões Tuca, who have established an excellent track record on banking and structured products. Vanessa Fiusa and Jean Marcel Arakawa are especially strong on the equity side.