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Rafael Carretero

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Rafael Carretero

Carretero is specialist in banking and finance, with highlights on structured finance transactions, debt restructurings, derivatives, international investments in Brazil, banking regulations, offerings in Brazil and abroad, mergers and acquisitions in the financial sector, transactions of agribusiness financing, and issuance of legal opinions on subjects related to banking law. He engages activities in several local and cross-border finance transactions, including highly complex deals, and supports financial institutions on developing new products and adjusting products from other countries to the Brazilian financial market.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Chambers & Partners Brazil: Banking & Finance (2021-2024)
  • Chambers Global: Banking & Finance (2022-2023)
  • The Legal 500: Banking and Finance and Restructuring and Insolvency (2017, 2021); Banking and Finance (2022-2024)
  • Leaders League: Banking & Finance: Regulatory and Legal Opinions (2022-2023)
  • Latin Lawyer 250: Banking & Finance (2018)
  • Análise Advocacia 500: Financial Transactions (2018, 2020-2021)
  • IFLR1000: Project Finance Deal of the Year (2012); Banking, as "Highly Regarded" (2022-2023)
  • Project Finance International: Americas Transport Deal of the Year (2012)
  • Euromoney Project Finance: Latin America Transport Deal of the Year (2012)
  • Who's Who Legal: Banking (2023)


  • The University of Chicago Law School, USA (Master’s degree, LL.M, in 2011)
  • Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado – FAAP, Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 2004)


  • Brazilian Bar Association
  • Member of the Legal Committee of the Brazilian Association of International Banks – ABBI
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