Luiz Rafael de Vargas Maluf > Veirano Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Veirano Advogados
SP 04538-133
Luiz Rafael de Vargas Maluf photo

Work Department

Banking & Finance
Capital Markets & Investment Funds
Commercial Contracts
Corporate & Mergers and Acquisitions 






With a strong background in ECM and DCM transactions, Luiz Rafael de Vargas Maluf is the new partner of Veirano Advogados. Reinforcing the Firm’s already robust team, Rafael will work from São Paulo, focusing his practice on representing investment banks and companies from Brazil and abroad.
Boasting over 17 years of extensive practice in the capital markets arena, Rafael has an outstanding track record. His past experiences encompass more than 30 public offerings of shares (IPOs and follow-on offers) and nearly 100 local and international fixed income transactions (bonds, debentures, commercial papers, CRAs, CRIs and financial bills), as well as several PIPEs.
Rafael built his career in many leading Brazilian business law firms, including as a partner in some of them, in addition to having worked as an international associate in the New York office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett between 2016-2017. During his time in the US firm, he was a member of the Corporate/Latin America practice group, advising Latin American companies in M&A transactions, IPOs and fixed income transactions (bonds). Before joining Veirano, Rafael was a Citibank Legal Counsel responsible for several IPOs, on secondment from his previous firm.
Recognized as a notable practitioner in capital markets by the 2020 edition of the IFLR 1000 guide, Rafael holds an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Post-Graduation degree in Corporate Law from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree at Universidade Mackenzie. 




Brazilian Institute of Business Law (IBRADEMP), coordinator of the Corporate and Capital Markets Commission
Brazilian Association of Listed Companies (ABRASCA), member of the Legal Commission (COJUR) and Capital Markets Commission (COMEC)
Brazilian Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital (ABVCAP), member of the Regulation Committee
Studies Center of Law Firms (CESA), member of the Corporate Committee


LL.M, Corporations, Securities Regulation and Finance, University of Virginia School of Law, 2016
Post-Graduate Degree in Corporate Law, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-GVLaw), São Paulo, 2011
LL.B, Universidade Mackenzie, São Paulo, 2005

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Capital markets

The well-regarded capital markets team at Veirano Advogados is ‘extremely skilled in proposing new solutions and alternatives‘. The firm has notable credentials for debt capital markets work, where it represents a mix of issuers and underwriters. The team is also well versed in cross-border bond issues and asset-backed receivables in the real estate and agribusiness sectors. Lior Pinsky leads the team, which includes the highly rated Luiz Rafael de Vargas Maluf, praised for his ‘extensive knowledge and vast experience‘. Daniela Anversa left the firm to take up an in-house counsel role at Natura & Co.