Mr Luiz Renato Okumura > TozziniFreire Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

TozziniFreire Advogados
CEP 04038-904
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Work Department

Corporate Law and Foreign Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Bioenergy, Agribusiness




Luiz has been working with corporate law and M&A for over fifteen years, including joint ventures, corporate restructurings, capital market transactions and venture capital structures. He is also part of the firm’s Agribusiness industry group, representing Brazilian and foreign clients in purchase and sale transactions. In addition, Luiz has broad experience in planning and structuring foreign investments in Brazil, in the analysis, drafting and negotiation of highly complex contracts, and in the performance of due diligence procedures.




  • Specialized degree in Business Management from Business School São Paulo, 2007.
  • LLM degree from the Law School of University of Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2002.
  • Graduate of the Law School of USP (Universidade de São Paulo), 1998.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Corporate and M&A

TozziniFreire Advogados is often engaged by well-known Brazilian and international companies in large-scale corporate transactions, particularly those with cross-border aspects. In one recent multi-jurisdictional transaction, recommended partner Francisco Eumene Machado de Oliveira Neto advised Banco Crédit Agricole Brasil on a joint venture with Banco Santander for the combination of its custody and asset management operations. The corporate and M&A department is led by Maria Elisa Gualandi Verri and Marcela Waksman Ejnisman and saw organic growth with the promotions of Fernando Silveira Carvalho and Carla do Couto Hellu Battilana to partner in February 2019; the latter advised Whirlpool on the sale of its compressor business to Nidec Corporation. Martin Miralles Pose, Luiz Renato Okumura, Mauro Guizeline and Silvia Martins de Castro Cunha Zono – who made partner in 2020 – are also key figures in the team.