Rafael Carretero


+ 55 11 3150-7467

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.


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

Recent acknowledgments

Recommended by The Legal 500, 2021 edition, in Banking and Finance and Restructuring and Insolvency.

Acted in the financing operation of Embraport, winner of the awards: Project Finance Deal of the Year 2012, Americas Awards 2012, Project Finance Deal of the Year, by the IFLR publication; Americas Transport Deal of the Year 2012, by Project Finance International; and the Latin America Transport Deal of the Year 2012, by Euromoney Project Finance.
Recommended by The Legal 500, issue 2017, in Banking and Finance.
Recommended by Latin Lawyer, 2018 edition, in Banking and Finance.


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

Recent publications

Rafael Carretero, Sofia Desinano e Gustavo Ceridorio   In line with the policy...[+]
Due to the covid-19 pandemic and its consequences for the operation of certain services on...[+]
Executive Order No. 881 (MP 881), issued on April 30 of this year, aims to ensure and foster...[+]
Resolution No. 4,662 of the National Monetary Council (CMN), issued on May 25 of this year,...[+]
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