Nei Zelmanovits


+ 55 11 3150-7084

Specialist in the financial industry, with works on the transactional area (loans, debt capital markets, structured finance, derivatives), regulatory field as well as on administrative matters. Also works on merger and acquisition operations concerning financial institutions, insurers and investment funds.


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

Recent acknowledgments

Recognized as Leading Individuals by The Legal 500, 2021 edition, recommended in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Insurance.

Recognized by Latin Lawyer National, 2020 edition, in Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A and Insurance and Reinsurance.

Recognized by the guide IFLR1000, 2020 edition, in M&A and Banking, as "Highly regarded".

Recognized by Chamberns Latin America, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 edition, in Banking and Regulatory.

Acclaimed in recent years by several reputed publications, such Chambers & Partners 2018, The Legal 500. His reputation in banking and financial law is positively affecting the insurance practice.

Recognized by Chamberns Global,  2018 edition, in Banking, insurance and finance.

Recognized by Who’s Who Legal, 2018 edition, as Thought Leaders in Banking and Private Funds.

Recognized as leading lawyer by the guide IFLR1000, 2018 edition.

Classified among the most admired attorneys by the Análise Advocacia, 2017 edition, by practice area in Commercial Contracts, Infrastructure and Regulatory, Financial Operations, Automotive and Parts, Banks, Financial and Insurance.

Recognized by Latin Lawyer 250, 2018 edition, in Banking & finance, Insurance and Corporate and M&A.


Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 1987).

Recent publications

Machado Meyer and Velloza Advogados adviised on the transaction Neo Investimentos executed...[+]
More than three years after discussions began on reforming the regulations regarding the prevention...[+]
Nei Schilling Zelmanovits, Eduardo Castro, Gustavo Rugani, Thales Tormin Saito, Thais de Gobbi,...[+]
Investment FundsOn September 20, 2019, Federal Law No. 13,874/19 was enacted, setting forth...[+]
On October 7, the Executive Branch forwarded to the National Congress Bill (PL) No. 5,387/19,...[+]
Law No. 12,414/11, as amended and regulated by Decree No. 9,936/19, regulated the formation...[+]
Trade union dues were created in the 1940s in order to strengthen the trade union movement....[+]