Our São Paulo office reflects Allen & Overy's long-term investment in Brazil and the broader Latin American region.
Our local presence is a natural outgrowth of our decades of participation in Brazil and Latin America-related transactions from our offices around the world.
Our dedicated São Paulo team combines our strength in corporate finance with cultural familiarity and language skills to provide clients with highly effective service on Brazilian and Latin American transactions. Our experience in market-leading transactions, together with our long-standing working relationships with the country’s best local law firms, give us and our clients excellent access to current legal developments and local market intelligence.
With a large number of transactions in Brazil involving cross-border elements, our São Paulo office is also supported by additional Portuguese speaking project finance, capital markets, trade finance, general banking and corporate lawyers located in our New York, London and Tokyo offices. Although we (and all other international firms with offices in Brazil) are not permitted by the Brazilian bar to practice Brazilian law, we understand the Brazilian market, legal environment and risks, and are well seasoned in advising foreign investors in doing deals and transacting in Brazil.
Vale, Posco, Dongkuk Steel and Companhia Siderúrgica de Pecém (CSP)
Banco Rabobank Brasil International S.A
Banco Itaú BBA
JBS S.A. (Friboi)
Anheuser Bush InBev.
News and insights
News: 17 June 2022
Allen & Overy (A&O) advised &Green on a ESG-linked loan to FS Luxembourg S.À r.l. (FS), guaranteed by FS Agrisolutions Indústria de Biocombustíveis Ltda., one of the most important Brazilian producers…
Blog Post: 08 October 2021
There has been something of a mixed response to the EU’s proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM). At the seventh meeting of BRICS environment ministers in New Delhi in August, the statement…
Publications: 02 December 2020
The High Court has struck out the claims of over 200,000 individuals and businesses affected by the collapse of the Samarco dam in Brazil in 2015. At the root of the finding in Municipio de Mariana v…