Renato Maggio


+ 55 11 3150-7027

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)
New York Bar Association 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

Recommended by The Legal 500, 2021 edition, in Restruturing and Insolvency.

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 Chambers Latin America 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, in Bankrupcty/Restructuring.

Recommended by publication The Legal 500, issue 2017, in Banking and Finance and Restructuring and Bankruptcy.

Recognized by Latin lawyer 250, 2018, in Capital Markets and Restructuring and Insolvency.

Representation of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) as creditor in the judicial recovery of Centrais Elétricas do Pará (CELPA), which reestructuring was awarded by the Latin Lawyer publication as Deal of the Year within the Americas, in 2013.

Legal assistance to the structurers and coordinators of the DIP financing consistent in bonds issuance of the Frigorífico Independência, in the framework of its judicial recovery, operation awarded by the Latin Lawyer as the Deal of the Year within the Americas, in 2010.

Recognized as notable practitioner by the guide IFLR1000, 2018 edition.


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).

Office experience abroad

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

Recent publications

Law No. 14,122, published on December 24 in the Official Gazette, updates the legislation on...[+]
Bill 4,458/20, approved by the Senate on November 25 of this year, amends laws - 11,101/05,...[+]
On May 21, the House of Representatives approved Bill 1,397/20, which contemplates emergency...[+]
Machado Meyer and Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto advised on the transaction Banco...[+]
Congressman Hugo Leal submitted to the Chamber of Deputies, on April 2, Bill No. 1,397/20 (PL...[+]
Linklaters in Milan, Frankfurt, London, Berlin, Hong Kong and Stockholm, and TozziniFreire...[+]
The New York office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Brazilian firm Machado...[+]