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Specialist in structured finance transactions, debt restructurings and special situations cases, and mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in the structuring and implementation of a variety of restructuring transactions, such as debts renegotiation (amend and extend), extrajudicial recoveries (recuperação extrajudicial), distressed fundraising (such as DIP financing), as well as investments, assets sale/acquisition (including as ‘isolated productive units’, knows as UPI sale), distressed credit/NPL trading and M&A transactions in general. He has represented creditors in general, debtors in debt restructurings and extrajudicial recoveries and investors (such as strategic, local and international hedge funds and private equity investors). He has provided legal assistance to companies, banks, investment funds and investors in structured and complex corporate finance transactions, local and cross border, including syndicated loans, asset-based finance transactions, securitization transactions and trading of credit portfolios (including non-performing). He conducted important M&A transactions involving financial and non-financial institutions. He also advise clients on regulatory matters related to banking, finance and capital market regulation.


  • Brazilian Bar Association (OAB);
  • International Bar Association (IBA);
  • The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) – Brazil, and the INSOL International. He currently acts as an Alternate Member of the Board of Directors of TMA Brazil.

Recent acknowledgments

  • Recognized by the Leaders League, 2022 edition, in Banking & Finance, Restructuring and Insolvency: Bankruptcy, Private Equity, and Banking & Finance: Regulatory and Opinions;
  • Recognized by Latin Lawyer 250, 2018 to 2021 editions, in the areas of Capital Markets and Restructuring and Insolvency;
  • Recognized by the Leaders League, 2020 and 2021 editions, in Bankruptcy;
  • Recognized by Chambers Brazil: Contentious, edition 2021, in the Bankruptcy/Restructuring area;
  • Recommended by The Legal 500, 2021 edition, in Restruturing and Insolvency;
  • Recognized by Chambers Latin America 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, in Bankrupcty/Restructuring;
  • Recognized by Latin Lawyer National, 2020 edition, in Capital Markets and Restructuring and Insolvency;
  • Recognized by the guide IFLR1000, 2020 edition, in Banking, as "Notable practitioner";
  • Recognized by GRR - Global Restructuring Review in 2020 in the area of Restructuring;
  • Represented a judicial reorganization whose restructuring was awarded by Latin Lawyer as Deal of the Year within the Americas in 2013;
  • Advised structurers and coordinators in the issuance of bonds in the scope of its judicial reorganization, a transaction awarded by Latin Lawyer as Deal of the Year within the Americas in 2010.


  • Master’s degree (LL.M.) in Laws at the University of Virginia School of Law, USA (2008);
  • Postgraduation in Insurance Law at the Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGV (2003);
  • Bachelor of Laws at the Universidade de São Paulo – USP (2002).

Experience abroad

  • Sidley Austin LLP, in New York (2008-2009).