Specialist in M&A transactions, joint ventures, investments and divestitures, corporate financing, and project financing. He provides legal consultancy on corporate law and capital markets and oil and gas regulations to multinational groups, financial institutions, private equity funds, and sovereign funds. De Castro has previous experience in crisis management focused on the responsibilities of shareholders and directors.


  • Brazilian Bar Association
  • Energy Commission of the British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil
  • Energy Commission of the American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil


  • The London School of Economics and Political Science, England – LL.M. in Commercial and Corporate Law, 2013
  • Fundação Getulio Vargas, Economics Graduate School – MBA in Corporate Finances, 2009
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RIO) – Bachelor of Laws, 2003

Other qualifications

  • Member of the technical area of the Brazilian Takeover Panel (CAF)

Office experience abroad

  • Slaughter and May, international visiting associate, England (2013)