Mr Frederico Viana Rodrigues > Cescon Barrieu > Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Cescon Barrieu
Rod Stael Mary Bicalho Motta Magalhães
521 - 15º andar
CEP 30320-760
Belo Horizonte, MG

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Mergers and Acquisitions





He represents national and international companies, financial institutions, investment funds and private equity firms, public corporations and other investors on a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, joint ventures, emissions of equity and debts, corporate and project finance, and other corporate transactions involving several industries of the economy. 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 > City focus - Belo Horizonte > Natural resources and regulation

Combining an impressive track record in transactional matters with in-depth knowledge of regulatory issues, Cescon Barrieu fields a mining and environment practice that stands out in the national market. The team acts for some of the most important mining companies operating in Brazil and has specialist expertise in regulatory matters related to the construction, operation and decommissioning of tailings dams. In addition, the department provides comprehensive environmental law advice to its corporate client base, encompassing due diligence, litigation, administrative proceedings and environmental licensing. Marcelo Mendo Gomes de Souza is a prominent mining lawyer, who focuses on regulatory, environmental and transactional matters. Transactions are also an area of activity for Frederico Viana Rodrigues, while Maurício Pellegrino de Souza is noted for his expertise in mining regulations. Rebeca Stefanini Pavlovsky is a key contact for environmental disputes; she is based in São Paulo.

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

(Leading individuals)

Frederico Viana RodriguesCescon Barrieu

Cescon Barrieu is singled out for its ability to handle high-value financing and capital markets transactions across a variety of regulated sectors, such as mining, energy, telecoms and healthcare. The practice combines extensive experience in cross-border deals with a thorough knowledge of the local business scenario, and is prepared to assist clients engaged in corporate restructuring, joint ventures, M&A and corporate governance. Practice head Frederico Viana Rodrigues is frequently sought after by clients partaking in equity and debt capital market transactions, acquisitions and private equity deals. Other key individuals include recently promoted partners Júlia Lobo and Alice Brandão, the latter of whom has substantial experience in public offerings. Eduardo Menezes focuses on mergers, joint ventures, and stock and asset deals.

Brazil > Energy and natural resources > Mining

Cescon Barrieu‘s team of mining law specialists regularly leads on high-stakes litigation, transactions and regulatory matters for domestic and international clients. A renowned figure in the mining sector, Marcelo Mendo Gomes de Souza leads the Belo Horizonte-based practice, which offers legal support to several of the most important mining companies operating in Brazil, as well as financial institutions involved in sector-related deals. The department stands out for its crisis management expertise and in-depth knowledge of regulations pertaining to the construction, operation and decommissioning of tailing dams. Paula Azevedo de Castro, who was promoted to partner in November 2021, is highlighted for mining regulatory issues, which is also an area of expertise for the recently promoted Maurício Pellegrino de Souza. In addition to its strong track record in regulatory matters and administrative proceedings, the department is also engaged in high-value M&A and financing transactions involving mining assets; Frederico Viana Rodrigues is a name to note in this space.