Mr Rafael Gimenes > Veirano Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Veirano Advogados
SP 04538-133

Work Department

Corporate & Mergers and Acquisitions and Compliance & Investigations




Rafael Gimenes is a partner in the Firm’s São Paulo office who specializes in Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions, bringing significant experience counseling mid-cap clients and private equity investors across a broad range of industries. His practice focuses on international clients doing private acquisitions or implementing new projects, which includes advising clients on start-ups, joint ventures, research and development and cost planning. Mr. Gimenes also has experience with financing transactions including traditional project finance, bridge loans, and accession of Brazilian entities and assets to worldwide credit facilities. He also regularly counsels clients facing turning point issues such as business restructuring, divestitures, negotiation with creditors, business shut downs, and in-house fraud.

Clients retain Mr. Gimenes because of his ability to effectively provide them with sophisticated solutions designed to address clients’ business goals, both at inception of a particular project and in the long term. Working for multiple years with companies whose products and services are complex and cutting-edge, Mr. Gimenes is adept at organizing multidisciplinary legal teams to deliver strong and long lasting results for clients. He represents mid-cap companies in the hardware, software, professional services, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical and publishing industries and regularly advises industry innovators from the United States, Australia, Chile, Australia, France and the Netherlands.

Early career experience for Mr. Gimenes includes working as an international associate at a major regional United States law firm where he traveled extensively throughout the country to meet clients and expand the firm’s business and local legal knowledge.


English, Portuguese and Spanish


American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), São Paulo
British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil (BRITCHAM)
German-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK)
International Bar Association (IBA), Latin American Regional Forum, Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law Sections
The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Brazil
World Services Group (WSG)

Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – São Paulo


Maritime Law, Tulane University Law School and the Aegean Institute of Law of the Sea and Maritime Law, Greece, 2007
LL.M, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, 2000

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Compliance

(Leading individuals)

Rafael Gimenes – Veirano Advogados

A ‘sophisticated team with an international profile‘, Veirano Advogados is highlighted for its ‘ability to address sensitive matters appropriately‘. The compliance team works in close collaboration with the firm’s white-collar criminal defence and antitrust departments, and is regularly sought out by large Brazilian and multinational companies operating in the banking, technology, energy and chemicals sectors. The group has seen an uptick in work relating to digital fraud, and has also been actively representing clients in internal investigations concerning tax fraud, corruption and money laundering. The highly regarded Rafael Gimenes has over 20 years of experience in the market, including in compliance consultancy and investigations; he leads the team, which includes criminal law specialist Marta Saad, corporate law, governance and integrity partner Pedro Freitas, Alberto Monteiro, who works on antitrust and anti-corruption mandates, and senior associates Lívia Gândara and Vitor Jorge.

Brazil > White-collar crime and investigations

Veirano Advogados has become ‘an established name as a result of serious and dedicated work’ and its strong reputation explains in part how it continues to attract instructions from new clients in the consumer, financial services, healthcare and natural resources sectors, among others. The department has seen an increase in instructions relating to digital fraud cases, fuelled largely by pandemic-induced remote working, and remains active in high-profile investigations and criminal proceedings. The highly regarded Marta Saad stands out for her ‘unquestionable experience and technical knowledge‘; she also works alongside compliance specialist Rafael Gimenes at the firm to provide a comprehensive service to clients.