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José R. Prado Jr.

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José R. Prado Jr.

José Prado is a partner in the M&A and Project finance practice. He is highly experienced in banking and corporate law, cross-border, financial transactions, PPPs, administrative law and M&A related to regulated sectors and regulatory matters.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Chambers & Partners Brazil: Projects (2021-2023) and Project Finance (2023)
  • Chambers Global: Energy and Natural Resources, Mining and Energy and Projects (2017-2018); Projects (2020-2021, 2024) and Project Finance (2024)
  • Chambers Latin America: Projects (2016-2021)
  • The Legal 500: Banking and Finance, Restructuring and Bankruptcy, Corporate and M&A, Projects and Infrastructure and Public Law, recognized as "leading lawyer" (2017); Projects and Infrastructure (2021-2023)
  • Leaders League: Banking & Finance, Oil & Gas and Power Law (2020-2021); Banking & Finance and Projects & Infrastructure (2022-2023)
  • Latin Lawyer 250: Project and Infrastructure Finance, Energy, Banking & Finance and Administrative Law (2020-2023)
  • Latin Lawyer National: Administrative Law, Banking and Finance, Energy and Project Finance and Infrastructure (2020)
  • Latin Finance: Project and Infrastructure Finance Awards, recognized in "Mining Financing of the Year" (2022)
  • LACCA Approved: Banking and Finance, recognized as "Thought Leader" (2019-2024)
  • Who's Who Legal: Project Finance and Banking (2018-2021); Project Finance (2022)
  • IFLR1000: Project Development and Banking, as Highly regarded (2019-2020); Project Development, Banking, Oil & Gas, Mining, and Social Infrastructure as "Highly regarded" (2022-2023)
  • Análise Advocacia 500: Business Contracts, Financial and Corporate Transactions (2021)


  • Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 1994)
  • King’s College London, University of London, England (Master, 1997)

Relevant experience

  • Cameron McKenna, London (1998 –1999)


  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • São Paulo Lawyers Association (AASP)
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