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

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

Brazil > Capital markets Tier 4

Monteiro, Rusu, Cameirão e Bercht Advogados is well versed in structured finance and debt capital markets transactions. The firm has strong relationships with several top banks and financial institutions, which it represents as underwriters and issuers on a broad range of structured products, including real estate and agribusiness receivables certificates. Clients appreciate the team’s ‘highly qualified, available professionals who add value’ and provide ‘excellent service‘. Lead partners Roberto Rusu and Allan Borba Bercht ‘are tireless, and if they do not have immediate answers, they seek them very quickly and consistently’. Daniel Lopes Monteiro is also highly experienced.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Lopes Monteiro; Roberto Pekelman Rusu; Allan Borba Bercht


‘Highly qualified, available professionals who add value to us in their analyses.’

‘The firm is very good. Its professionals are good, know a lot about the capital markets and have been providing excellent service to the contractors.’

‘Roberto Rusu and Allan Borba, who are normally the partners at the head of the capital market business with greater interaction with us and with the market. They are tireless, and if they do not have immediate answers, they seek them very quickly and consistently.’

Key clients

Banco Itaú BBA

Banco Bradesco BBI

UBS Brasil Corretora de Câmbio, Títulos e Valores Mobiliários

Banco CNH Industrial Capital

Porto Seguro

Banco RCI Brasil


Agropastoril Jotabasso


Work highlights

  • Advised UBS Brasil as underwriter on the first issuance of debentures by Companhia de Eletricidade do Estado da Bahia – COELBA.
  • Advised Banco Itaú BBA and Banco Votorantim as underwriters on a R$750m financial bills issuance by Banco Volkswagen.
  • Assisted Banco CNH Industrial Capital as issuer on its fifth issuance of financial bills worth R$700m.

Brazil > Corporate and M&A

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 nine 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: this 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: this team 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: this team advises private and public companies in relation to compliance with corporate and capital markets law. Also Brazilian and foreign clients on merger and acquisitions transactions, including consolidation, corporate reorganization and structuring of purchase and sale of equity and assets, and the due diligence conducting and monitoring of post-closing procedures.

We also advise our clients in setting up legal entities in Brazil, the registration of foreign investment with the Central Bank of Brazil, as well as public companies and their managers, intermediary institutions and shareholders in sanctioning processes and pre-sanction before the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários – CVM (Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission) and the Conselho de Recursos do Sistema Financeiro Nacional – CRSFN (Board of Appeals of the National Financial System).

Tax and social security: this team serves its clients in all sectors of economy, combining experience in legal and accounting areas on law firms and on international audit firms. Our team also assists domestic and foreign individuals and legal entities on activities of structuring and conducting their businesses, allowing the lowest legally permitted tax burden.

Venture capital and private equity: this team 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, having as differential the ability to monitor all stages of the investment cycle.

We advise investment funds, portfolio managers, investee companies and domestic and foreign investors in all aspects of their businesses, including the structuring and fundraising, the incorporation of investment funds, the carrying on of their investments, the management of the portfolio invested and divestment transactions.

Litigation and arbitration: this 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. Our team possess solid experience in administrative and judicial courts, as well in arbitration proceedings conducted before the most renowned Brazilian arbitration institutions.

We advise our clients in analyzing disputes, existing or potential, and in defining strategies for their solution through litigation or negotiation and formalization of agreements with the involved parties.

Real estate: this team has experience in advising domestic and foreign clients in the structuring of real estate developments (residential, commercial and industrial), including the purchase and sale of real estate, surface rights, lease, built to suit, sale and lease back, partnerships, constructions, condominiums, allotments, securitizations and financing.

We also have experience in conducting due diligences related to financial and real estate transactions, as well as regularizations and other procedures before the Real Estate Registries and the Federal Government Assets Secretariat – SPU.

Compliance: this team has experience in the study and evaluation of legal and regulatory standards which may affect our clients’ businesses, including investigations involving violations of anti-corruption laws and anti-money laundering laws.

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

Banking and Capital Markets Law, Securitization, Investment Funds, Insurances, Corporate and M&A. Daniel Lopes (11) 3018-4212
Banking and Capital Markets Law, Securitization, Corporate and Debt Restructuring. Roberto Pekelman (11) 3018-4218
Capital markets, banking and finance Allan Borba (11) 3018-4210
Banking and Capital Markets Law, Investment Funds, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Corporate and M&A. Ricardo Cameirão (11) 3018-4207
Civil and Commercial Law, Consumer Law, Procedural Audits, Conflict Resolution, Compliance and Real Estate Law. André Pissolito (11) 3018-4211
Corporate Law & Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Patricia (11) 3018-4200
Banking and Capital Markets Law Thaisa (11) 3018-4231
Tax and Social Security Guilherme (11) 3018-4216
Banking and Capital Markets Law Marina (11) 3018-4232
Other fee-earners : 6
Total staff : 20
English (fluent)
Contacts : 7