Mr Lior Pinsky > Veirano Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Veirano Advogados
SP 04538-133

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Capital Markets & Investment Funds, Private Equity, Corporate & Mergers and Acquisitions, Life Sciences & Healthcare, China Desk and Israeli Desk




Lior Pinsky is a partner that represents a wide range of corporate clients in their most pressing legal needs. He has been recognized as a leading Brazilian lawyer in areas such as M&A, banking & finance and capital markets by publications such as Chambers Global, IFLR, Latin Lawyer and LACCA.

Mr. Pinsky advised clients in dozens of completed M&A transactions, in various different perspectives: buy-side, sell-side, public company M&A, control and minority stakes, inbound and outbound investment, among many others. He advises clients in a wide variety of industries, including pharma . He is also active with CVM compliance and investigations, particularly involving hedge funds, and has counseled clients in several high profile crisis management situations.

Lior practiced as a foreign associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, a leading NY-based law firm from 2004 through 2006. Mr. Pinsky also has been active in firm management, including in the firm’s Management Committee.

Mr. Pinsky has obtained a LL.B from Pontificia Universidade Catolica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) in 1997 and a LL.M with merit from the London School of Economics (UK) in 2000.


Portuguese, English, Spanish and French


Insper (Formerly Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais), coordinator of the M&A courses at the post-graduate level (LLM)
International Bar Association (IBA) – Corporate and M&A Law Committee


Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York from 2004 to 2006.

LL.M with merit, London School of Economics, UK, 2000

LL.B, Pontificia Universidade Catolica do São Paulo (PUC-SP), 1997

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Banking and finance

Veirano Advogados offers considerable expertise across a wide variety of domestic and cross-border financings. The firm has particularly notable experience in major transport, energy and infrastructure-related deals, where it represents major banks and multilateral lenders on ship and project finance. Structured products, debt capital markets and acquisition finance mandates also feature prominently in the firm’s workload. Rio de Janeiro-based partner Marcelo Mattos leads the team, with strong support from projects head Ana Carolina Barretto in São Paulo. Other key partners include Rogério Campos for ship finance, and Lior Pinsky for capital markets.

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.

Brazil > Corporate and M&A

Praised for its ‘differentiated business acumen‘, Veirano Advogados has cemented a strong reputation for M&A in the Brazilian market. With practitioners based in São Paulo, Porto Alegre and in the newly opened Rio de Janeiro headquarters, the practice is well suited to handle high-value M&A deals involving listed companies, mid-market and smaller transactions concerning family-owned businesses, and strategic cross-border investments. Private equity transactions are a notable field of activity for the team, which is also well placed to assist in the venture capital, technology and start-ups spaces. The firm has been developing its diversity and inclusion programme, InclusiVA, for the past six years with a particular focus on five aspects: age, gender, race, sexual orientation and social background. Its commitment to increase female participation and representation in the firm was reflected by the recent appointment of Paula Surerus, the first woman to hold the role in the firm’s 50-year history. Augusto Cesar Barbosa De Souza, who has handled M&A deals in the pharmaceutical, IT, retail and petrochemical segments, manages the corporate group alongside Fernando Verzoni, Lior Pinsky, who is highlighted for his knowledge of public M&A, private equity and capital markets, and managing partner Surerus. Alberto Bragança has a strong transactional record in regulated sectors, while Vitor Rozenthal boasts far-reaching experience in buy and sell-side M&A deals, corporate restructurings and private equity. Vanessa Felício and Daniel Augusto Malatesta, the latter of whom is well regarded for his performance in domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures and venture capital, were promoted to partner in early 2022. Since publication, Diego Yago Rodrigues and Maria Cecilia Vieira were welcomed to the partnership, effective as of January 2023.