Zono is specialist in banking transactions of debt in capital markets, such as debentures issue, project finance, syndicated transactions and debts restructuring with national and international banks. His practice encompasses preparing, reviewing and negotiating credit instruments, as well as structuring guarantee packages within the scope of financing transactions. Zono also engages activities in the identification of the different models adopted in infrastructure projects and provides legal assistance to international clients initiating activities in Brazil. He has previous experience in the areas of knowledge of banking, energy, paper and cellulose, and general infrastructure (urban mobility, motorways and airports).


Braziian Bar Association
New York State Bar

Recent acknowledgments

Recognized by Análise Advocacia 500, 2017 edition, Concessions segment.
Recommended by The Legal 500, 2014 edition – “an outstanding senior associate and very skilled in dealing with large banking syndicates”. He engaged activities in the debentures issue of Concessionária Rodovias do Tietê, awarded by Latin Finance in the Infrastructure Finance Awards 2014 event in the Best Transport Financing, Best Road Financing and Best Local Currency Infrastructure Financing categories. He also engaged activities in the financing of the Guarulhos airport, the largest one in Latin America, and such transaction was awarded with the Latin America Airport Deal of the Year 2013 prize by the Project Finance (Euromoney) magazine.
Recognized as rising star by the guide IFLR1000, 2018 edition.


Northwestern Law School, United States (LL.M, 2011).
Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil (Postgraduate in Corporate Law, 2008).
Pontifícia Universidade Católica of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil (Bachelor of Laws, 2006).

Recent publications

Pinheiro Guimarães has helped the São Paulo stock exchange, B3, raise nearly 3.6 billion...[+]
Fredrik Karlsson   We present our findings on which Brazilian law firms worked on the...[+]
Machado Meyer and Stocche Forbes advised on the deal Furnas Centrais Elétricas executed...[+]
Resolution No. 4,751 of the National Monetary Council (CMN), issued on September 26, regulated...[+]
CVM Instruction 606, published on March 25, promoted changes in CVM Instruction 555 in order...[+]
Machado Meyer Advogados has helped Bradesco, Santander, BNP Paribas, ING Bank and ABN...[+]
Machado Meyer Advogados has helped a fund controlled by investment group Gávea Investimentos...[+]