Mr Tiago A. D. Themudo Lessa > Pinheiro Neto Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Pinheiro Neto Advogados
SÃO PAULO, SP 01455-906
Tiago A. D. Themudo Lessa photo

Work Department

Banking and Financial Regulation, Agribusiness and Derivatives.




Trainee of Pinheiro Neto in 1997. Associate of Pinheiro Neto in 2000. Partner of Pinheiro Neto in 2011. Foreign Associate at Allen & Overy LLP (New York Office) (2007-2008).

Tiago Araujo Dias Themudo Lessa practices in banking, financial and foreign exchange law matters, with extensive experience in financing, derivatives and capital market transactions. Tiago has amassed an unrivaled expertise in commercial and financial transactions in those segments. He has advised several domestic and international clients in the design of innovative structures that eventually improved the banking, derivatives and agribusiness standards, including agribusiness receivables certificates (CRAs). Renowned by clients as a very creative lawyer, Tiago takes part in several discussion forums aimed to improve the legal and regulatory frameworks for the banking, financial and agribusiness areas.


Portuguese and English.


ISDA – International Swaps and Derivatives AssociationBrazilian Committee
ANBIMA – Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets AssociationComitê de Títulos do Agronegócio
ABAG – Brazilian Agribusiness AssociationComitê de Financiamento Privado ao Agronegócio


LL.B. from Mackenzie Presbyterian University – 2000. 
LL.M. degree in Financial Market Law from INSPER (2003).
Certificate of Introduction to U.S. Law from the New York University (2008).

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Capital markets

Pinheiro Neto Advogados has a multi-faceted capital markets practice, which stands out for the number and the quality of its transactions. 2021 saw the firm advise on almost 30 equity offerings, including its representation of Nu Holdings on the high-profile $2.8bn Nubank IPO, involving a dual listing on the NYSE and Brazil. Transactional debt work, including agribusiness and real estate instruments, was similarly busy for the practice, and advice to investment funds also features regularly in its workload. The team’s regulatory credentials were demonstrated through its work for Laqus Depositária de Valores Mobiliárias on the establishment of a new Central Securities Depository for agribusiness securities. The ‘highly specialised partners‘ include Ricardo Russo, Tiago A. D. Themudo Lessa and the recently promoted Rafael Gaspar for debt products. Henrique Lang, Guilherme Sampaio MonteiroJose Luiz Homem de Mello and Fernando Zorzo are among the lead partners on the equity side.