Gustavo Rugani

Gustavo Rugani


+ 55 31 3194-1712

Partner of the Corporate Finances practice, responsible for the Belo Horizonte unit. Rugani is specialist in subjects related to the capital markets (equity and debt transactions), mergers and acquisitions. His work is focused on structuring and implementing mergers and acquisitions (buy side or sell side, private placements, competitive bids and others) and capital markets’ transactions (equity and debt), both in the form of IPOs or follow-ons, primary and secondary, for equity transactions, or debentures, bonds, CRIs, and promissory notes and other securities for debt transactions. Has previous experience in the areas of knowledge of civil construction, machinery and equipment rental, electric energy, food, education, mining, steel, sanitation, transportation, logistics and finances.


Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
International Bar Association (IBA)

Recent acknowledgments

Ranked by the Chambers Latin America 2019, as Corporate Commercial: South East.
Recognized by Clients Choice Awards, in Capital Markets (Brazil), 2018 editon.
Recommended by Latin Lawyer 250, in Corporate Governance, edition 2018.
Recognized as notable practitioner by the guide IFLR1000, 2018 edition.
Recommended by Who’s Who Legal 2018, in Capital Markets.
Ranked by the Chambers Latin America 2018 as Up and Coming in the Corporate and Commercial area.
Ranked by the Análise 500 2017 among the most admired attorneys in (1st place), among the most admired lawyers in the state of Minas Gerais, full service banks and in the areas of Transportation and Logistics (1st place), Financial Operations (1st place), Corporate (2nd place), Construction and Engineering (2nd place), Siderurgy and Mining (3rd place) and Transport and Logistics (1st place).
Recommended by The Legal 500, 2016 edition, in Capital Markets.
Has worked in the operation of bonds issuance by Cosan, winner of the Deal of the Year 2013 of the Latin Finance in the category of Corporate High‐Yield Bond of the Year.


University of California, Berkeley (LL.M, 2010).
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 2004).

Office experience abroad

Clifford Chance US LLP, USA (2010‐2011).

Recent publications

CVM Instruction No. 602, published on August 27, sets forth rules regarding public offerings...[+]
CVM Guidance Opinion No. 38, issued on the 25th of this month, deals with the fiduciary duties...[+]
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP in Toronto and Brazilian firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados in...[+]
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP in Toronto and Brazilian firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados in...[+]