Rafael represents clients engaged in project finance transactions, debt restructurings, local and international financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions (mainly in regulated sectors), complex contractual negotiations and regulatory matters regarding Brazilian ports, dry ports, railways and airports. He is able to assist both buyers and sellers (M&A) as well as the companies of the projects and their respective shareholders and lenders (project finance).He has previous experience in projects and transactions in the sectors of ports, oil & gas, energy, automotive, railways, commercial aviation and venues for sporting events.



  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)


Recent acknowledgments

  • Recognized by the publication Análise Advocacia 500, 2020 edition, in the Automotive and Auto Parts sector, listed among the most admired lawyers.
  • Recognized by Latin Lawyer National, 2020 edition, in Project Finance and Infrastructure.
  • Recognized by Latin Lawyer 250, 2020 edition, in the Project Finance and Infrastructure area.


  • University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall (LMH), England, United Kingdom (Masters in Law and Finance, 2016).
  • Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Faculdade de Direito do Largo São Francisco, São Paulo, Brasil (Master´s Degree in Commercial Law, 2015). (Dissertação: “A Cessão Fiduciária do Direito do Acionista ao Dividendo no Direito Privado Brasileiro” // Dissertation: “Security Interest over Dividends Rights under Brazilian Law”)
  • Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), Escola de Direito de São Paulo (EDESP), São Paulo, Brasil (Bachelor in Law, 2009).