The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

RUA FUNCHAL, 418, 11Âș ANDAR, 04551-060 SAO PAULO, SP, BRAZIL
Tel:
Work +55 11 3089 6500
Email:
Web:
www.cesconbarrieu.com.br

Joaquim José Aceturi de Oliveira

Tel:
Work + 55 11 3089 6508
Email:
Web:
www.cesconbarrieu.com.br
Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity

Position

Founding partner

Career

He represents banks and other foreign and domestic financial institutions, investment funds and private equity funds, foreign and domestic companies and other investors in public offering transactions, issuance of debentures, issuance of bonds, structured financings, mergers and acquisitions, sale of assets and joint ventures in various segments of the economy.

Languages

Portuguese and English

Member

Bar Admission: Brazil

Education

He holds a degree in Law from Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and a Master’s degree in Law (LL.M.) by the Law School of the University of Michigan.


Brazil

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

At Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados, the 'partners are always available and fully involved in deals', according to sources. The practice, which is traditionally best known for its expertise in project finance and complex debt restructuring transactions, had an impressive year on the sovereign front. Most notably, Rio de Janeiro-based MaurĂ­cio Teixeira dos Santos advised BB Securities and BNP Paribas on the local aspects of Rio Oil Finance Trust's $600m notes offering, which allowed the State of Rio de Janeiro to repay debts incurred to fund its employees' pension fund. In Sao Paulo, high-profile figure Ronald Herscovici, whose 'knowledge and behaviour towards counter parties are an asset to any client', paired up with Daniel Laudisio, who has ‘an eye for detail’, to advise Suzano Papel e Celulose on a $6.9bn bridge loan facility to fund the acquisition of Fibria - a transaction that represented the largest unsecured acquisition-financing in Brazil to date. In a significant cross-office collaboration, Sao Paulo's Alexandre Gossn Barreto acted alongside Rio de Janeiro-based project finance specialist Rafael Baleroni to act for Deutsche Bank on a $130m loan to GTB-TBG Holdings. Other names to note include Joaquim JosĂ© Aceturi de Oliveira and Ana Paula Calil in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro-based Eduardo Kuhlmann Abrantes.

[back to top]

Capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Joaquim José Aceturi de Oliveira - Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

Within: Capital markets

Satisfied clients of Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados’ capital markets practice reserve particular praise for its ‘extremely commercial approach’ and ‘great business vision’. In addition to its business sense, the group’s ‘strong availability’ and ‘ability to focus on solutions rather than getting stuck on challenges’ are also held up as significant plus points. A strong performer in both debt and equity deals, the firm enjoys close links with local and multinational banks and corporate issuers. Among its debt highlights, the team advised BB Securities and BNP Paribas on Rio Oil Finance Trust’s $600m notes offering. On the equity front, it advised the underwriters on Hapvida ParticipaçÔes e Investimentos’ high-profile IPO and secondary offering, totalling R$3.4bn. Group co-heads Alexandre Gossn Barreto and Joaquim JosĂ© Aceturi de Oliveira are jointly highlighted as being ‘adept at leading deals’, due to their ability to remain ‘calm and collected at all times, while focusing on priority issues’. Other names to note include ‘savvy deal-maker’ MaurĂ­cio Teixeira dos Santos and ‘stand-out associate’ JĂșlia Lobo, who is an ‘extremely sharp and tireless advocate’. Igor Rego was recently promoted to partner, while Daniel Facó left to join Trench Rossi Watanabe.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to