Mrs Helen G. Valente Figurelli > Castro Barros Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Castro Barros Advogados
AV. RIO BRANCO 110 -14TH FLOOR
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ, CEP 20040-001
Brazil

Work Department

Corporate and M&A
Capital Market
Environmental Law
Agribusiness Law

Position

Practice focused on corporate law, M&A, private equity and capital market and structured transactions. Helen advises clients on corporate reorganizations, organization of companies, joint ventures and investment funds, capital market and funding transactions and M&A, across different industries, including in agribusiness, retail, hospitality, infrastructure and energy. Helen was recommended by “Análise Advocacia 500” in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020, as well as by Legal 500 Latin America in 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020 as a leading corporate lawyer. Recognized by Best Lawyers 2020 and 2021.

Career

Partner with Castro Barros Advogados since 2014

Languages

Portuguese, English, French and Russian

Memberships

Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
– Rio de Janeiro Chapter (2005)
AIJA: International Association of Young Lawyers

Education

Master’s degree in International Private and Business Law – Université Paris II – Panthéon-Assas (2009)
International Private Law Course – International Law Academy of Hague (2007)
Graduate degree in Environment and Business Law – Fundação Getúlio Vargas Rio de Janeiro (2005)
Specialization in International Law – Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – Porto Alegre (2004)
Bachelor of Laws – Federal University of Rio Grande (2002)

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Corporate and M&A

Castro Barros Advogados‘ corporate team operates from the firm’s Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offices; in M&A, the team commonly represents buyers, though it has also grown its seller-side caseload. Anna Cecilia Rostworowski da Costa Buff‘s practice spans corporate, competition and regulation; Helen Gaudio Valente advises on M&A, project finance and contracts; and Fernanda Alves Wolf has knowledge of corporate, contracts, judicial recovery and capital markets law.