Firm Profile > Monteiro, Rusu, Cameirão e Bercht Advogados > Sao Paulo, Brazil

Monteiro, Rusu, Cameirão e Bercht Advogados
3° ANDAR, CJ. 31
SAO PAULO | SP – CEP 01455-000

Capital markets Tier 4

Monteiro, Rusu, Cameirão e Bercht Advogados is recommended for its expertise in debt capital markets. The firm's work is especially geared towards structured finance and securitisation-related offerings, including debentures and real estate receivables, often acting for the underwriter. Daniel Monteiro, Roberto Rusu, Allan Bercht and Ricardo Cameirão Junior are all very active on this front.


‘The team is defined by its expertise in the law and its professionalism in service.’

‘Daniel Monteiro, besides having a high technical knowledge, is oriented to the business and brings through his consultancy practical solutions that add value to the business.’

Key clients

Banco Itaú BBA

Banco Santander (Brasil)

Banco Votorantim

Banco Safra

Banco Bradesco BBI

BB-BI Banco de Investimentos

Banco ABC Brasil

Banco CNH Industrial Capital

XP Investimentos

HM Engenharia

SEI Incorporação e Participações

Companhia Energética Candeias

Porto Seguro Locadora de Veículos

Atem’s Distribuidora de Petróleo

Movida Locações de Veículos

Banco Bocom BBM


Arthur Lundgren Tecidos – Casas Pernambucanas

Park Empreendimentos

Água Limpa Energia

Areia Energia

Química Kimberlit

Ourilândia do Norte Transmissora de Energia

Banking and finance Tier 5

Monteiro, Rusu, Cameirão e Bercht Advogados is particularly strong on the regulatory side and regularly represents venture capital funds and companies on financial service product launches. This includes advice on aspects of the payroll loans industry. Daniel Monteiro is especially well regarded.

Practice head(s):


‘Expertise in the law area and professionalism in service defines the team.’

‘Daniel Monteiro, besides having a high technical knowledge, is oriented to the business and brings through his consultancy practical solutions that add value to the business.’

Monteiro Rusu is a law firm formed by a combination of attorneys with a high level of experience in complex and sophisticated transactions. The firm’s core business is representing banks and other financial institutions, private equity firms, multinationals, public corporations and other investors in a wide range of transactions, including debt and equity offerings, local and cross-border securitization, structured finance and project finance transactions in a variety of industries, as well as in banking and capital markets regulatory matters, always with full partner involvement.

The firm: Established in 2016, Monteiro Rusu has a group of seven high-level partners willing to provide specialized legal service with direct and intense partners involvement in the transactions in which they take part.

Areas of practice
Capital markets: the capital markets team have extensive experience in structuring financial transactions, advising financial institutions, investment funds and Brazilian and foreign companies on securities issuances in the domestic and international markets.

Banking and finance: Monteiro Rusu advises local and international financial institutions, credit agencies and borrowers on all forms of financing transactions, corporate loans, structured deals, trade finance and export pre-payments, among others.

Corporate law and mergers and acquisitions: Monteiro Rusu team of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions advises private and public companies in relation to compliance with corporate and capital markets law.

Tax and social security: the team of tax and social security serves its clients in all sectors of economy, combining experience in legal and accounting areas on law firms and on international audit firms.

Venture capital and private equity: Monteiro Rusu counts on a staff specializing in the structuring of venture capital and private equity transactions, acting since the incorporation of investment vehicles until the final negotiation of the assets that will be part of the portfolio.

Litigation and arbitration: a qualified team assists its clients in matters relating to existing or potential conflicts related to various aspects of business activity, guiding and defending interests quickly and efficiently.

Real estate: Monteiro Rusu’s real estate team has experience in advising domestic and foreign clients in the structuring of real estate developments (residential, commercial and industrial).

Compliance: it has experience and expertise in the study and evaluation of legal and regulatory standards that may affect its clients’ business.

Labor: Monteiro Rusu’s labor team has extensive experience in assisting domestic and foreign clients in matters related to labor relations, assisting them in structuring and conducting their business.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and Capital Markets Law, Securitization, Investment Funds, Insurances, Corporate and M&A. Daniel Lopes Monteiro +55 (11) 3018-4212
Banking and Capital Markets Law, Securitization, Corporate and Debt Restructuring. Roberto Pekelman Rusu +55 (11) 3018-4218
Capital markets, banking and finance Allan Borba Bercht +55 (11) 3018-4210
Banking and Capital Markets Law, Investment Funds, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Corporate and M&A. Ricardo Cameirão Junior +55 (11) 3018-4207
Civil and Commercial Law, Consumer Law, Procedural Audits, Conflict Resolution, Compliance and Real Estate Law. André Pissolito Campos +55 (11) 3018-4211
Tax and Social Security Guilherme Manier +55 (11) 3018-4216
Other fee-earners : 6
Total staff : 20
English (fluent)
Contacts : 7

Roberto Pekelman Rusu, Managing and founding Partner

Founding Partner of Monteiro Rusu Advogados, Roberto Pekelman Rusu glimpses over the last four years of the firm existence and highlights the mission, overcome challenges and expectations for the near future.

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Monteiro Rusu from your competitors?

We define ourselves as a specialized law firm boutique in financial, capital markets and trade transactions of high complexity.

In every step of the process, our clients count on direct involvement of a partner. This is not only a marketing speech, but consists in one of our main cornerstone.

In this sense, we can point out two strong pillars: (a) team with high-level of expertise; and (b) partners involvement “door to door”.

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

We can say that our Banking and Capital Markets areas and Corporate Law (including M&A) are growing organically as a positive response to the economic revival after the pandemic.

Due to current major discussions about tax reform, our Tax and Social Security departments are prepared to take this opportunity and assists our clients on benefitting from this domestic transition.

Considering the pillars mentioned on the previous answer, our firm expects to find new opportunities for our Real Estate and Litigation and Arbitration areas. The partners and teams expertise allied with a senior attendance certainly reverts to strengthen other businesses related to our main practice fields: financial and corporate transactions.

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

In order to duly attend our clients, we are growing our teams organically and looking for lateral partner, provided that our pillars are respected and as a response to each and every opportunity presented by and as to better serve them;

Furthermore, on the opposite direction of the market, we are duplicating our office structure to properly attend the growing demand.

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

We founded Monteiro Rusu in Aug. 2016. At that time, the partners idealized an office with high technology structure as to allow our lawyers to work from any part of the globe with all the necessary support and security to assure the confidentiality required by our activity and our clients.

The pandemic scenario endorsed that we could keep providing our services the same way we were doing before. All lawyers are duly equipped to continue rendering our services with the same quality.

During the pandemic, it was common to use virtual technology instead of presential meetings and we set a new bar for distance attendance without any negative impact.

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business?

We may point out that some of our partners have financial background, not only legal, which allows us to provide a distinct analysis and more complete understanding of our clients’ businesses, resulting in more innovative and efficient solutions. A solid proof of adding value to our clients is our strong credentials along with a considerable recurrence and long term relationship.

However, considering the high level of confidentiality involved in most of the cases we worked for, it is difficult to expressly disclose an example.

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

Certainly. A client-lawyer relationship is all about confidence and stability and that is how we can help our clients with strategic advice.

We have the opportunity to better know our clients and provide them with more suitable and accurate advice by nurturing long term relationships and offering constant and direct participation of our partners.

With respect to our positioning in the next three years and considering our growing strategy, we see our firm moving from a specialized boutique into a corporate full service law firm.