Arthur B. Penteado

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Arthur B. Penteado

Arthur B. Penteado


+55 11 3150-7405
Area of practice

Endorsed by specialized publications as a reference in mergers and acquisitions transactions in Brazil. With over 25 years of experience in M&A, private equity, capital markets, and corporate reorganizations, he represents various Brazilian and international clients in their acquisitions, divestments, and other corporate and capital markets transactions, specializing in complex transactions involving public companies. He has various articles published in these areas and acts as a speaker and guest lecturer in courses in the corporate and M&A areas.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Chambers & Partners Brazil: Corporate/M&A (2021)
  • Chambers Latin America: M&A (2013-2021)
  • Chambers Global: Corporate/M&A (2014-2022)
  • The Legal 500: Corporate and M&A (2015-2021)
  • Leaders League: Corporate and M&A (2016-2020), M&A - Large-cap transactions (2022)
  • Latin Lawyer 250: Corporate and M&A (2020-2021)
  • Latin Lawyer National: Corporate and M&A (2020)
  • Client Choice Awards: Lexology awards (2019), Projects & Procurement (2021)
  • Análise Advocacia 500: Corporate, Transportation and Logistics, and Business Contracts (2020), Corporate (2021)
  • Who's Who Legal: M&A (2020-2021)
  • IFLR 1000: M&A, as a "notable practitioner" (2019-2020), acted in the sale transaction of one of the largest oil companies in Brazil that won the M&A award
  • Best Lawyers: Corporate and M&A (2015-2020)
  • Latin Finance: M&A award winning sale of one of Brazil's largest oil companies


  • University of São Paulo (USP) - Master in Commercial Law, 2005
  • University of London, King's College - Master of Laws in Corporate Law, 2004
  • University of São Paulo (USP) - Bachelor of Laws, 2001

Experience abroad

  • Associate Attorney at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, New York, USA (2007/2008)


  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Committee (CAF), member of the technical area