Mrs Fernanda Cardoso > Stocche Forbes Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Stocche Forbes Advogados
04538-132 SÃO PAULO SP

Work Department

Corporate Disputes; Dispute Resolution and Prevention; Corporate Law; Mergers & Acquisitions; Private Equity; Corporate Litigation and Post M&A.


Partner of the firm.


Fernanda has been working for over 15 years in corporate law matters, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings resulting from acquisitions, corporate restructurings, broad legal advisory to listed companies, and, remarkably, private equity transactions both on the buy and sell sides. Fernanda has a comprehensive experience in representing shareholders, managers and companies in administrative proceedings before the Brazilian Securities Exchange Commission – CVM.


Portuguese and English.


Member of the Brazilian Bar Association.


Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo (USP) – 2001. Masters in Laws Degree (L.L.M) from the London School of Economics – 2009.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Dispute Resolution: Litigation

The dispute resolution department at Stocche Forbes Advogados represents clients in lawsuits involving breach of contract, civil liability, commercial issues and corporate disputes. Rafael Passaro has ‘a distinguished professional profile’ in the field of civil litigation and administrative proceedings. He oversees the practice with Fernanda Cardoso, Luis Guilherme Aidar Bondioli and Guilherme Gaspari Coelho, who is a key contact for commercial and corporate disputes. Lilian Patrus Marques is a name to note for preventive work, litigation and arbitration matters.

Brazil > Corporate and M&A

The ‘agile professionals‘ at Stocche Forbes Advogados are highlighted for their ‘high technical knowledge‘. Despite the Covid-19 crisis, the corporate and M&A team has remained busy, acting for buyers and sellers in significant transactions in the energy, retail, food and life sciences sectors, to name a few. Also of note is the firm’s publicly listed company desk, which provides support to clients on corporate, capital markets and regulatory matters, while its private company desk provides advice on corporate deals and commercial agreements. The firm has invested in technology in order to enhance efficiency during legal due diligence processes; collaborating with a software development boutique, it has developed an AI solution, with software that can perform several of the most common steps needed in the due diligence process. Name partner André Mestriner Stocche, Fernanda Cardoso, Flavio Meyer and Fabiano Milani each draw on over 20 years working in corporate law. Other key practitioners in the department include Alessandra Zequi, who often works with listed companies and has strong knowledge of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and São Paulo Stock Exchange (B3 – Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão) regulations, and Rafael Andrade. In recent developments, Emilio Gallucci, who has an active practice with private equity funds and companies in the energy sector, and Bruno Bercito, whose practice spans M&A and capital markets, were promoted to partner in January 2021, while Igor Finzi joined the firm in September 2021 from Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados.