Roberto Vianna do Rego Barros is an "excellent" banking lawyer who specialises in regulations governing foreign banks in Brazil.
Roberto Vianna do R Barros is a partner in Campos Mello Advogados’ banking and project finance practice, based in São Paulo.
He has an extensive practice in corporate, capital markets, project finance and banking, representing a wide variety of investment and commercial banks, as well as Brazilian and international companies mainly in the industrial goods and services and infrastructure industry sectors.
Roberto provides assistance with project and structured finance, assets securitisation and related matters in Brazil; equity and debt offerings of Brazilian private and governmental issuers, both domestic and offshore; Brazilian banking regulation, especially regulatory aspects of foreign bank activities in Brazil and bank derivatives activities; and M&A and related corporate transactions in Brazil.
Recent editions of Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America recognised Roberto as a leading individual in banking and finance as well as in capital markets. He is described in the guide by clients as “among the most talented lawyers active in Brazil” and “very pleasant to work with and excellent on the technical side.”
Roberto began his career in 1993 as a law clerk at Pinheiro Neto Advogados. In 1997, he joined Demarest e Almeida Advogados as an associate, staying there until 2000, when he joined Linklaters as an associate.
Before joining Campos Mello Advogados, in 2010, Roberto was a partner at Lefosse Advogados in cooperation with Linklaters.
Roberto is recommended as a leading individual in the banking and finance sections of Chambers Global (2012–2018), Chambers Latin America (2009 and 2012–2018), IFLR1000 (2013–2018), Who’s Who Legal: Brazil (2013–2017) and The Legal 500 (2014– 2016); the capital markets sections of Chambers Global (2011 and 2014–2015), Chambers Latin America (2010 and 2014–2015), IFLR1000 (2013–2018) and The Legal 500 (2014–2016); and the M&A sections of Chambers Latin America (2013) and IFLR1000 (2013–2018). He is also listed as a leading individual in the banking section of Análise Advocacia 500 (2016) and the project finance section of IFLR1000 (2016 and 2018). He also won Latin Lawyer’s 2014 award for Deal of the Year in the corporate finance category, for legal assistance provided to Rio de Janeiro state pension fund, RioPrevidência in the US$2 billion oil royalty securitisation matter.