Thiago Spercel


+ 55 11 3150-7628

Thiago Spercel advises clients in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate finance transactions.
Mr. Spercel has represented corporate clients and international private equity investors in leading cross-border mergers and acquisitions, including transactions in the technology, real estate, hotel & tourism and pharmaceutical industries, among others.
In capital markets and corporate finance, Mr. Spercel has recently participated in leading transactions in Brazil, having represented Brazilian issuers and underwriters in several equity and debt offerings.


Brazilian Bar Association
New York Bar Association
American Bar Association
Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional - International (CCEP-I)

Recent acknowledgments

“Chambers Latin America” (Capital Markets - Brazil) and "Chambers Global – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Leader in your Field)” - 2010, 2011 and 2012.
In 2013, Mr. Spercel represented Blackstone in its investment in Alphaville Urbanismo, having received the “Private Equity Deal of the Year” recognition from LatinLawyer.
In 2013, Mr. Spercel represented Biosev in its initial public offering of shares and put options, having received the “Equity Deal of the Year” recognition from International Financial Law Review – IFLR.
In 2014, Mr. Spercel was ranked a leading professional in “Securities – Brazil” by the Latin Corporate - Client Choice Award.
In 2014, Mr. Spercel represented CETIP S.A. in its partnership with the IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. for the development of a trading platform for fixed-income, derivatives, commodities and equity products, having received the “Deal Maker of the Year” recognition from Finance Monthly.
Recommended by The Legal 500, issue 2017, in Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A.
Recommended by Latin Lawyer 250, 2018 edition, in Corporate and M&A.


Columbia University – Law School, New York, U.S.A. - LL.M. (2006).
Universidade de São Paulo – Law School, São Paulo, Brazil - LL.M. (2007).
Universidade de São Paulo – Law School, São Paulo, Brazil Bachelor of Laws (2000).
Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA Negotiation (2013).
INSPER, São Paulo, Brazil Postgraduation in Compliance (2016).
Fundação Getúlio Vargas – Business administration education, São Paulo, Brazil Postgraduation in Business administration (2004).

Office experience abroad

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (2006-2008 New York, NY) (2009-2016 São Paulo, Brazil).

Recent publications

In effect since July 1, Normative Instruction No. 81/20, published by the Brazilian Department...[+]
One of the innovations brought about by Normative Instruction No. 81 of the Department of Business...[+]
Decree No. 10,387/20, published on June 5, is an important step towards the development of...[+]
The covid-19 pandemic has changed the entire corporate dynamic, with impacts on relationships...[+]
Pinheiro Neto and Machado Meyer advised on the transaction Caixa Econômica...[+]
With the enactment of the Economic Freedom Law (Law No. 13,874/19), which establishes the Declaration...[+]