Mr Joao Paulo Minetto > Demarest Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Demarest Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 05419-001
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Work Department

Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets,Corporate Finance




Partner of Demarest’s Mergers and Acquisitions area, João Paulo Minetto holds a master’s degree (LLM) from The University of Pennsylvania and a postgraduate degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, both in the United States. He concentrates his practice in advising domestic and international companies in the negotiation of transactional matters, including structuring operations related to capital market funding, either through equity or debt, including securitization. João Paulo also has broad experience in the purchase and sale of companies, acquisitions of equity interest (privately and on the stock exchange), elaboration of complex commercial contracts and joint ventures, as well as reorganizations, both domestic and multi-jurisdictional.


Portuguese, English.


  • Wharton Business and Law Certificate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (2011)
  • Master’s degree (LLM) from The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (2011)
  • Bachelor of Laws from the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil (2005)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Capital markets

Demarest Advogados has a versatile practice, with a good technical understanding of Brazil’s debt and equity capital markets. Recently, the firm was involved in several firsts, including advice to Alvarez & Marsal, as sponsor, on Brazil’s first SPAC IPO. Advising StartMeUp on the launch of a new platform for start-ups to attract investment through the sale and trade of tokenised securities is further evidence of the team’s capacity for innovation. Clients include major banks, investment funds and debt issuers in key industries such as agribusiness and energy. Thiago Giantomassi leads the experienced team, which includes Joao Paulo Minetto, who is active on the equity capital markets side, and recently promoted partner Leticia Galdino Wanderley.