Mr Frederico Moura > Stocche Forbes Advogados > Rio de Janeiro, Brazil > Lawyer Profile

Stocche Forbes Advogados
Rua São Bento, 18
14º andar
20090-010 Rio de Janeiro RJ
Brazil
Frederico Moura photo

Work Department

Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Project Finance and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Position

Partner of the firm.

Career

Frederico has been working for almost 15 years in banking and finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructurings, and project finance transactions. Frederico was an international associate of Proskauer Rose, LLP, in New York, and of Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana, in Santiago, Chile.

Languages

Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Memberships

Member of the Brazilian Bar Association.

Education

Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) – 2004. Masters in Laws Degree (LL.M.) from University of Chicago – 2010.

Lawyer Rankings

Brazil > Banking and finance

Among Stocche Forbes Advogados‘ key attributes, sources highlight its ‘great track record in banking and finance deals‘, its ‘very strong knowledge of the market and regulatory regime‘ and also its ‘partner-led service‘. A prominent player in borrower-side mandates, the group is particularly commended for its ‘experience in dealing with complex deals involving different lenders, financing instruments and security packages‘. Among the team’s highlights, Rio de Janeiro-based Frederico Moura advised Xingu Rio Transmissora de Energia (a Brazilian vehicle controlled by China’s State Grid), on a long-term financing from Brazilian National Development Bank BNDES. In Sao Paulo, Marcos Ribeiro advised Nordea Bank on the local aspects of its credit line to Norskan – the security package included assets from Norskan’s subsidiaries around the world, including its Brazilian subsidiary. Other key names include Guilherme Forbes (‘hands-on and technically excellent‘), Miriam Signor (‘very knowledgeable and one of the most dedicated and detailed-oriented lawyers around‘) and Henrique Filizzola — all are based in Sao Paulo.

Brazil > Bankruptcy and restructuring

Stocche Forbes Advogados has a notable creditor-side restructuring practice. Illustrating its commitment to this area, the firm promoted Guilherme Gaspari Coelho to partner in December 2018. He was involved in advisng an ad hoc group of bondholders in the judicial reorganisation of the Tonon Group, and also worked alongside Guilherme Forbes to advise an ad hoc committee of lenders on the $1.6bn restructuring of Samarco Mineração. However, firm founding partner and department head Domingos Refinetti left the firm having reached its mandatory retirement age; he has moved to Wongtschowski & Zanotta Advogados as an associate counsel. Frederico Moura is a key contact in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil > Capital markets

At Stocche Forbes Advogados, ‘delivery is fast’, ‘lawyers put themselves in the position of the client’ and ‘partners participate in every step of transactions’. A strong performer in debt securities transactions, the group also acts on equity offerings, investment funds-related matters, structured finance deals and regulatory issues. Rio de Janeiro-based Frederico Cursino de Moura had a busy year on behalf of energy issuers, which included advising Centrais Elétricas do Pará – CELPA on its R$1bn offering of debentures. On the underwriter side, Marcos Ribeiro advised Banco Santander (Brasil), Banco Itaú BBA, Banco Bradesco BBI and Banco BTG Pactual on Eletropaulo Metropolitana Eletricidade de São Paulo’s R$3bn debentures offering. Experienced names Henrique Filizzola and Rana Moraz are also highly regarded, while ‘very responsive and specialised’ senior associate Thadeu Bretas is a rising star.