Brazil: Private Funds 2018

In this chapter, we recognise 18 first-class professionals for their expertise advising fund managers and investors on the full range of matters relating to the formation and regulation of private fund structures.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Marina Anselmo Schneider Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo
2. Ana Cecília Manente Levy & Salomão Advogados, São Paulo
3. Marina Procknor Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo

Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados once again stands out as the leading firm in this area, achieving three listings.
Marina Anselmo Schneider is a key figure within the market who excels in all matters relating to private funds work. She is particularly “excellent on structured funds”, according to sources.
Marina Procknor is “very visible” in the market thanks to her far-reaching expertise in the private funds sphere. She boasts experience handling a wide range of fund structures, including hedge funds, private equity and distressed assets.
Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias is highlighted by peers as a prominent practitioner in the space thanks to his top-notch work representing Brazilian and international companies on the full spectrum of private equity matters.

Two top-tier private funds specialists from Machado Meyer Sendacz e Opice Advogados are recommended for their prowess in the private funds area.
Nei Schilling Zelmanovits is a standout name according to commentators, who rate him highly for his financial know-how. He is renowned for his regulatory expertise and is regularly called upon to advise investment fund managers on a wide range of matters.
Guilherme Bueno Malouf is “the main guy” for handling private equity investments according to one impressed commentator. He also excels when it comes to the formation of investment funds.

Ana Cecília Manente at Levy & Salomão Advogados enjoys a strong international reputation for her first-class work advising clients on fund management and structured finance matters.

The “outstanding” Ronald Herscovici at Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados ranks as one of the most highly regarded practitioners in the field, winning praise for his strength advising on an array of matters, including joint venture agreements, acquisitions and project financing.

Francisco Pinheiro Guimarăes N of Pinheiro Guimarães is an “exceptional” practitioner with a wealth of experience handling matters relating to structured finance and project finance.

Lior Pinsky at Veirano Advogados is a renowned corporate lawyer who boasts an impressive track record in the private funds space. He is particularly well known for his deep understanding of hedge funds.

Pedro Chueiri at Ulhôa Canto Rezende e Guerra Advogados enjoys an excellent reputation in the global private funds space thanks to his expertise in the private equity and venture capital areas.

The “excellent” Rubens de Camargo Vidigal Neto at Perlman Vidigal Godoy Advogados is a top name in the Brazilian market who stands out for his deep understanding of private funds.

Sources call Carlos José Rolim de Mello at Souza, Mello e Torres Advogados “a great lawyer”, and are quick to highlight his comprehensive expertise handling private equity matters.

Fábio Augusto Cepeda of Cepeda Greco & Bandeira de Mello Advogados is internationally recognised as a leading light in the private funds space. He focuses his top-tier practice on the formation of investment funds across a range of asset classes, including private equity, hedge and credit funds.

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