Adriana Pallis

Adriana Pallis


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Adriana is a partner of the Corporate area since 2001 and was head of the M&A group from 2015 to 2018. She is now a member of the Board and of the Social Responsibility and Pro Bono committee of the office.

Adriana is a specialist in Corporate Law, corporate governance, securities regulation, and in M&A involving listed and private companies, as well as cross border transactions.

She has recognized experience in structuring and implementation of high complexity corporate reorganizations, equity investments, different acquisition structures and tender offer procedures, as well as in the legal assistance in the representation of companies and investors in administrative proceedings and consultations at the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission).

She also acts in the structuring of businesses and establishment of companies, joint ventures, consortia, associations, and other forms of businesses and in advising on foreign investments in Brazil. She has worked in the most relevant privatization processes in the 90’s, as CPFL, Eletropaulo (both in the energy sector), Vale (mining sector) and Telebrás (Telecom sector).


Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
American Bar Association (ABA)

Recent acknowledgments

Recognized by IFLR1000’s Women Leaders 2018, the elite cohort of the 300 global leading female transactional experts in local markets, with only 54 exclusively selected in the Americas (and 4 in Brazil)
Recognized by the Chambers Latin America, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 edition, in Corporate/M&A.
Recognized by the Lacca Approved, 2019 edition, in Corporate and M&A.
Recognized by Chambers and Partners in Corporate/M&A, 2018 edition.
Recognized by Chambers Global, in Corporate and M&A, 2017 and 2018 edition.
Recognized by the Latin Lawyer 250, 2018 edition, in Corporate and M & A, Corporate Governance, telecommunications and media.
Has worked in the operation of acquisition of GVT Telecomunicações by Telefônica Brasil/Vivo, winner of The American Lawyer Global Legal Awards, in the Global M&A Deal of the Year 2015 category. In 2001, was the partner responsible for conducting the corporate reestructuring that created the largest telecommunications company in Brazil, involving the merger of Vivo (mobile) by the then called Telesp (fixed telephony), both already under the group of Telefonica companies.
The operation was preceded by the acquisition of the Portugal Telecom interest in the international joint venture held by both groups and which was controlling Vivo, in 2010. Although the purchase was conducted in Europe, it had impact in Brazil and in the United States, once Vivo was listed in the São Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa) and in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). It resulted in a public offering for the acquisition of the minority shareholders’ interests, concerning high complexity discussions before the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and the equivalent body in the United States, the American Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). For its size and complexity, the reestructuring was considered by the Latin Lawyer as the Deal of the Year in 2011, in the M&A category.


Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil (Postgraduation in Corporate Law, 1995).
Universidade Mackenzie, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 1990).

Recent publications

Law No. 13,818/2019, published on April 25, amended articles 289 and 294 of Law No. 6,404/1976...[+]
Provisional Measure No. 784, published on June 8 ("MP 784"), brought in profound changes to...[+]
There has already been much discussion regarding the reforms in the listing segments of the...[+]
On May 2, 2017, Normative Instruction No. 40 (“IN 40”), issued by the Department of Integration...[+]
On May 2, 2017, Normative Instruction No. 40 (“IN 40”), issued by the Department of Integration...[+]
On January 30, 2017, the Central Bank of Brazil ("BACEN") instituted a new rule that revises...[+]
On January 30, 2017, the Central Bank of Brazil ("BACEN") instituted a new rule that revises...[+]