Mrs Ana Carolina Botto Audi > Demarest Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Demarest Advogados
AV PEDROSO DE MORAES 1201
SÃO PAULO, SP 05419-001
Brazil
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Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Venture Capital

Position

Partner

Career

Partner in the areas of Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity and Venture Capital at Demarest, Ana Carolina Botto Audi holds a master’s degree in Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Securities Regulation from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and a master’s degree in Civil Law from PUC-SP. She is licensed to practice law both in Brazil and the state of New York. She concentrates her practice in advising national and international companies in the negotiation of transactional matters, including structuring purchase and sale transactions, acquisitions of equity interests (privately and on the stock exchange), drafting complex commercial contracts and joint ventures, reorganizations that include tax, regulatory, operational and strategic aspects, both domestic and multi-jurisdictional. Ana Carolina has particular expertise in advising private equity funds, family offices and other institutional investors. Ana Carolina also has extensive experience in special situations and litigation/arbitrations involving strategic and corporate commercial issues.

Languages

Portuguese, English.

Memberships

  • Member of the New York State Bar Association
  • Member of ABVCAP – Brazilian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
  • Member of ABRASCA – Brazilian Listed Companies Association

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finances and Securities Regulation from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
  • Master’s Degree in Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finances from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
  • Master’s Degree in Civil Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), São Paulo, Brazil

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Corporate and M&A

With over seventy years of experience in domestic and cross-border M&A, Demarest Advogados routinely handles a significant volume of large-cap, and oftentimes innovative, transactions on behalf of Brazil’s foremost companies, private equity players and financial institutions. The team, which has developed special regional groups composed of dual-qualified professionals, is seen with great regularity advising on multi-jurisdictional deals, including inbound and outbound investments, where the team acts for Brazilian blue-chip companies looking to expand their operations internationally. Its recent workload includes advising on the structuring of the first special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) registered with the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), and on the implementation of the first go-shop provision in a merger agreement in Brazil. The firm has adopted a number of structures and initiatives aimed at enhancing diversity and inclusion, including D Mulheres, a gender equality group focused on the fair distribution of opportunities within the profession; D Mais, which aims to foster a welcoming work environment for everyone irrespective of sexual orientation; and D Raízes, which works against racial discrimination. Corporate governance and M&A specialist Luciana Cossermelli Tornovskyevaluates situations with depth, but also practicality‘. With ‘in-depth knowledge of corporate and M&A‘, José Diaz manages a varied transactional workload covering M&A and corporate reorganisations. Paulo Coelho da Rocha brings experience in mergers, acquisitions and corporate governance, while Ana Carolina Botto Audi is particularly seasoned in private equity and venture capital investments, going-private deals and joint ventures. Thiago Sandim, who has a longstanding reputation in the field; Joyl Gondim, who excels in mid-market deals; key contact for infrastructure-related matters Gabriel Kuznietz; Bruna Toledo Pacheco; and Daniel Caramaschi also form part of the core team. Focused on M&A, private equity and corporate reoganisations, Fábio Tayar is a name to note at the associate level.

Brazil > TMT: Telecoms

(Firms to watch)

The TMT department at Demarest Advogados was recently strengthened by the arrival of Tomás Filipe Schoeller Paiva from Mundie e Advogados in February 2022. Paiva, a regulatory expert who has a wealth of experience in disputes involving the telecoms sector, leads the practice alongside public law and infrastructure specialist Bruno Aurélio, and corporate partner Ana Carolina Botto Audi.