In this chapter we recognise 32 individuals as the leading banking lawyers in the Brazilian market. They are recommended for their superb work representing domestic and international clients in financial and regulatory matters.
Most Highly Regarded
Pinheiro Neto Advogados sees six lawyers recognised in this chapter.
Bruno Balduccini is a well-recognised name in the Brazilian market where he stands out for his expert handling of banking regulation and high-value transactions.
José Luiz Homem de Mello is a top-tier banking lawyer, distinguished as a go-to name among peers for regulatory issues and capital markets.
Tiago Lessa is a seasoned litigator who ranks highly among peers for his deep expertise in disputes across the banking sector, including derivative matters.
Fernando de Almeida Prado enjoys a stellar reputation for his work on structured transactions and bank financing.
Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados achieves four listings here.
Nei Schilling Zelmanovits is a well-respected specialist who impresses peers with his work on complex regulatory proceedings and debt capital market matters.
José Virgilio Enei is a “true expert” who is highly recommended for his leading work on project finance and M&A issues across a range of sectors such as, transport, and oil and gas.
Adriano Schnur Ferreira’s expertise spans an array of contentious matters from structured finance transactions to project financing proceedings.
Jose Ribeiro do Prado Jr is a top-notch practitioner, who stands out among peers for his leading work on international cross-border and regulatory proceedings for domestic and international clients.
Francisco José Pinheiro Guimarães with Pinheiro Guimarães is a banking and corporate specialist whose practice is focused on high-value financial transactions, regulatory matters and capital markets.
Ivie Moura Alves is an exceptionally experienced practitioner across banking, regulatory and project finance matters.
Donald Baker of White & Case is an internationally recognised banking specialist who excels when it comes to banking and corporate financing transactions.
John Anderson Jr is praised by clients for his depth of knowledge in bank and acquisition financing, as well as his notable expertise managing complex cross-border cases.
Anthony Oldfield at Clifford Chance is a pre-eminent figure in the banking space where he is respected for his considerable experience handling cross-border mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions.
Eduardo Salomão Neto from Levy & Salomão Advogados focuses his practice on a variety of regulatory banking operation matters for both domestic and international clients.
CSMV Advogados’ João Fernando Araújo Nascimento is “expert in fintech and payments” remark sources who commend his top-tier work on structured financing and fintech matters.
Marina Anselmo Schneider from Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados is a seasoned banking specialist highlighted for her adept handling of domestic and international bank and capital markets financings.
James Vickers of Davis Polk & Wardwell comes highly recommended by market sources thanks to his profound understanding of credit linked products and leveraged lending.
At Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados, Ronald Herscovici is singled out as one of the leading lawyers in the region, renowned for his deep expertise across a wide-range of transactions, such as asset sales.