Brazil: Banking 2018

In this chapter we recognise 32 individuals as the leading banking lawyers in the Brazilian market. They are recommended for their outstanding work representing financial institutions and corporate clients in financial and regulatory matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Nei Schilling Zelmanovits Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados, São Paulo
2. Bruno Balduccini Pinheiro Neto Advogados, São Paulo
3. José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo

Pinheiro Guimarăes – Advogados boasts a strong offering in the corporate finance space and achieves five nominations in this chapter.
Francisco Pinheiro Guimarães N is “a very experienced lawyer” who is widely respected by peers for his expertise in transactions and financings across the banking sector and capital markets arena. 
Ivie Moura Alves is a finance specialist who comes highly recommended for her expert handling of capital markets issues, banking transactions and debt restructurings.
Marcelo Lamy Rego stands out in the market for his strong understanding of the banking sector and is regularly engaged in handling a range of complex corporate finance matters for both domestic and international clients.

Pinheiro Neto Advogados performs well this year with four lawyers highlighted for their impressive work in the banking space.
Bruno Balduccini stands out as “one of the best in the field” according to sources, who note he “must be included” for his exceptional work handling transactional and regulatory matters across the sector. 
Tiago Lessa is “a great lawyer” who is widely recognised in the Brazilian market as a top name for banking regulatory matters as well as major deals and financings. 
José Luiz Homem de Mello is internationally recognised as a standout name in the banking space, and is highlighted for his extensive experience in banking transactions, regulation and capital markets matters.
Fernando de Almeida Prado gains recognition in this chapter for his excellent work across the banking and finance sector.

Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados achieves three nominations in this chapter.
Nei Schilling Zelmanovits is the foremost banking lawyer in the country according to our research this year. He is “a very well-respected name in the market” who receives widespread plaudits for his outstanding work on complex banking transactions.
José Virgilio Enei is a well-recognised name in the Brazilian banking sector, where he enjoys a great reputation for his expertise handling financings across a range of regulated sectors.
José Ribeiro do Prado Jr continues to impress peers and clients alike who particularly praise his strong work in the project financing arena.

At Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz is “very well respected” among peers who consider him “a great name” in the market and “very experienced” when it comes to banking and capital markets law.

Antonio Felix de Araujo Cintra at TozziniFreire Advogados is well known in the Brazilian market and wins high praise from sources for his expert handling of loans, transactions, regulatory issues and project financings.

At Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados, Ronald Herscovici is a corporate finance specialist who is well regarded for his strong experience representing corporations, banks and other financial institutions.

Clifford Chance’s Anthony Oldfield is highly visible in the market according to sources who highlight his leading expertise on international capital markets and corporate transactions.

Domicio dos Santos Neto at Santos Neto Advogados is considered “a go-to name” in the Brazilian market. He is recognised for his “business-minded approach that helps the client to make well-informed decisions”.

White & Case’s Donald Baker is “incredibly active” in the Brazilian banking market where he is well respected when it comes to handling complex transactions for corporations and financial institutions.

At Levy & Salomão Advogados, Eduardo Salomão Neto is a well-established name in the banking and finance space where he frequently advises clients on both regulatory and transactional issues.

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