Ms Yuka Ono > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 01455-906
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Work Department

Structured Transactions, Project Finance, and Corporate, M&A.




Yuka Ono heads the firm’s Japan Desk in Brazil and its legal services outpost in Tokyo (Japan), advising national and, mainly, Asian clients from different industries, both in litigation and consultancy. Yuka focuses her practice on corporate law matters, comprising project finance, contracts, M&A, compliance, among other areas. She is regarded by Japanese clients as a trusted advisor for their investments in Brazil, and has amassed unrivaled experience in several practice areas.
International professional experience:
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (USA): 08/2011 – 08/2013
Investment Bank and Major Japanese Corporate Bank (Japan): 05/2001 – 06/2010
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (Japan) – Visiting Attorney, 01/10/2017.


Portuguese, English and Japanese.


LL.M. from the Columbia University – 2011;
Specialization Degree from the Kyoto University – 2001;
Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP) -1999;
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) – 1998.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

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Pinheiro Neto Advogados‘ ‘huge technical and market knowledge‘ makes it one of the first destinations for ground-breaking transactional and regulatory matters. The firm remained busy during 2021 and 2022 in the booming payments and fintech space, where it has advised on some of the market’s largest transactions, including the IPO of digital bank Nubank. On the financing side, the team also assists major banks on a range of products, including debt capital markets, project and acquisition finance, and real estate and agribusiness debentures. Bruno Balduccini is one of the lead regulatory partners, while Jose Luiz Homem de Mello brings ‘extensive experience‘ in transactional matters. Fernando Ruiz de Almeida Prado is a key contact for structured products, while Yuka Ono heads the active Japan desk. Recently promoted partners Tatiana Mello Guazzelli and Raphael Palmieri Salomão are also developing strong reputations.