Mr Frederico Viana Rodrigues > Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados > Belo Horizonte, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions 




He represents banks and other financial institutions, private equity firms, multinationals, public corporations and other investors on a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, joint ventures and other corporate transactions, involving various segments of the economy, mostly the mining sector. He is head of Belo Horizonte office.


Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.


Bar Admission: Brazil.


He holds a degree in Law from Faculdade de Direito Milton Campos and he holds a Master’s degree in Corporate Law by Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Energy and natural resources > Mining

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados further bolstered its mining practice with the incorporation of specialist firm Mendo de Souza Advogados Associados; its broad service offering, which already excelled in finance, was strengthened in terms of regulatory matters and litigation. The team is now equipped to advise key mining companies in complex litigation proceedings before judicial and arbitral courts, as well as before regulatory agencies in relation to administrative proceedings. Working closely with other practice areas, the Belo Horizonte-based department is also adept at assisting with corporate and contractual matters, as well as cross-border transactions. The practice is under the joint leadership of Frederico Viana Rodrigues, who focuses on regulatory mining matters, M&A and project financing, and Marcelo Mendo Gomes De Souza, who demonstrates particular expertise in mining litigation and environmental issues.

Brazil > City focus - Belo Horizonte > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Frederico Viana RodriguesCescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados advises on high-value corporate and commercial matters, with particular strength in capital markets transactions, debt renegotiations, M&A and corporate restructurings. The department has an impressive track record in cross-border transactions. In addition, it attracts instructions from local state-owned companies and enterprises with significant activities in the Minas Gerais region. The 2018 merger with Mendo de Souza Advogados Associados strengthened the firm’s offering in the field of corporate legal consulting and transaction advisory to mining companies. The group is under the joint leadership of Frederico Viana Rodrigues, whose expertise covers acquisition financing, asset sales and joint ventures, and Marcelo Mendo Gomes De Souza, who combines in-depth knowledge of the mining sector with a strong corporate practice. Alice Brandão regularly advises banks, private equity firms, public corporations and foreign companies.

Brazil > City focus - Belo Horizonte > Natural resources and regulation

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados‘ Belo Horizonte office is a go-to destination for natural resources regulation matters arising from domestic and cross-border M&A, capital markets transactions and financing matters. The department is jointly led by Frederico Viana Rodrigues and Marcelo Mendo Gomes De Souza, who stands out for transactional work involving mining companies. Mauricio Pellegrino has a strong background in mining and environmental law, while Paula Azevedo is noted for advising on the regulation of tailing dams.

Brazil > City focus - Belo Horizonte > Dispute resolution

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados advises foreign and Brazilian clients in litigation related to corporate, tax, labour, public law and M&A disputes. Other notable areas of practice include mining and environmental litigation, as well as commercial arbitration. Gabriel Seijo Leal de Figueiredo, who sits in Salvador, oversees the team with Belo Horizonte-based Frederico Viana Rodrigues and Marcelo Mendo Gomes de Souza. Luiz Nardy combines expertise in mining, restructuring and recovery claims with a solid track record in litigation and arbitration.