Mr Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra > TozziniFreire Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

TozziniFreire Advogados
R. BORGES LAGOA 1328
SAO PAULO, SP
CEP 04038-904
Brazil
Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra photo

Work Department

Infrastructure , Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Corporate Finance, Investment Funds, Project Finance, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Japan Desk

Position

Head of the Infrastructure practice of the firm and partner at the Capital Markets and Banking and Finance practice groups and one of the coordinators of TozziniFreire’s Japan Practice Group, Antonio Felix has extensive experience in capital market operations, national and international financings, securitizations, project finance, and foreign investment. He previously served as a foreign associate in the New York office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

Career

Joined TozziniFreire in 1995. Antonio Felix became partner in 2000.

Languages

English.

Memberships

Member of the Legal & Regulatory Council of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA).
Member of the The Urban Land Institute.
Member of the Banking & Finance Committee of the World Law Group (WLG).
Member of the Banking Law Committee and Capital Markets Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Member of the Brazilian Institute of Finance Executives of São Paulo (IBEF-SP).
Member of the Brazilian Association of Banks (ABBC).

Education

LL.M. degree from the London Law Centre of the University of Notre Dame, England, in 1990. Graduate of the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo (USP) in 1986.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Projects and infrastructure

TozziniFreire Advogados has an ‘excellent network and reputation‘, and is ‘capable of mobilising a large scope of competencies on a sole project‘. The team assisted development finance institution Proparco on the granting of a €90m loan to Enel Green Power for a photovoltaic power plant. The group regularly advises Saab and gained Acciona as a new client. Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra handles project finance matters; the ‘dedicated and professional‘ Pedro Seraphim approaches projects from the corporate perspective; and Claudia Elena Bonelli adds public law expertise to infrastructure, water and sewage undertakings.

Brazil > Banking and finance

TozziniFreire Advogados advised on an impressive run of lender-side mandates over the past year, for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander Brasil, IFC and JP Morgan. Among highlight mandates, the practice advised Agence Française de Developpement (AFD) on a €50m loan to Banco Regional de Desenvolvimento do Extremo Sul (BRDE) to finance green projects – Kenneth Antunes Ferreira led that work. Group head Alexei Bonamin, who is held up by sources as a ‘go-to lawyer for derivatives and structured projects‘, teamed up with Ferreira and Fabíola Augusta Cavalcanti to advise the initial purchasers on Unigel Luxembourg’s $200m notes offering, as part of the group’s debt restructuring. On the regulatory front, Bonamin advised Agricultural Bank of China on regulatory and financial compliance issues. Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra, who is recommended for his deep experience in project finance and capital markets, is also a key contact.