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Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

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Ronald Herscovici

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Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

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Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Law and Governance, Insolvency and Restructuring, Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Real Estate


Founding partner


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, acquisition financings, joint ventures and other corporate transactions involving various segments of the economy. He also serves as a board member of public and privately-held corporations.


Portuguese and English


Bar Admission: Brazil


He holds a degree in Law from the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP) and he also holds a Master’s degree in Law (LLM) by the  Cornell University.


Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Ronald Herscovici - Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados

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.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Major domestic and multinational companies turn to Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados for advice and representation in high-value corporate transactions. 2018 was a busy year for the team, which has carved out its place among the top corporate law firms in Brazil. Its practice spans the gamut of corporate matters and deals, and its expertise in public M&A is of particular note, thanks to the combined strengths of its corporate and capital markets practices. In an illustration of its position as a go-to firm for major deals, Maria Cristina Cescon and Darkson Delmondes Galvão acted for Suzano Papel e Celulose on its high-profile merger with Fibria, which created the world's largest wood pulp producer. Highlights on the sale side included the team's representation of General Shopping Brasil in the sale of Internacional Shopping Guarulhos to the Gazit Group; Ronald Herscovici and Daniel Laudisio were the lead partners. Marcos Rafael Flesch co-heads the department with Cescon; other key team members include Fernanda Bastos Buhatem, Roberto Augusto Nogueira de Pary and Ana Carolina Castro Reis Passos. The group also counts a number of experienced senior associates, including Fernanda Cirne Montorfano, Luciana de Castro Mares Torres and Juliana Vianna Lacreta Gobbi.

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