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Brazil

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.

Our experience

Vale, Posco, Dongkuk Steel and Companhia Siderúrgica de Pecém (CSP)

Vale, Posco, Dongkuk Steel and Companhia Siderúrgica de Pecém (CSP)

Vale, Posco, Dongkuk Steel and Companhia Siderúrgica de Pecém (CSP) in the development and USD3.1bn project financing of CSP's integrated steel mill in the State of Ceará, Brazil.
A division of a multinational financial institution

A division of a multinational financial institution

A division of a multinational financial institution and a syndicate of five commercial banks on the refinancing and consolidation of six pre-export financing facilities of Guarani S.A. (one of Brazil's largest sugar and alcohol producers) into a single secured pre-export facility, together with the provision of additional financing under another, but unsecured, pre-export facility, as well as secured and unsecured NCEs, for a total value of USD560m. 
Banco Itaú BBA

Banco Itaú BBA

Banco Itaú BBA and a syndicate of three export credit agencies and six international commercial banks in the ongoing USD718m of an affiliate of Petroserv for the Carolina offshore drillship, which will be chartered to Petrobras for oil exploration off the coast of Brazil.
JBS S.A. (Friboi)

JBS S.A. (Friboi)

JBS S.A. (Friboi), a leading Brazilian beef producer, in its USD565m acquisition the Smithfield Beef business and Five Rivers Ranch Cattle Feeding from Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Anheuser Bush InBev.

Anheuser Bush InBev.

A group of financial institutions in connection with the USD437m global bond placed by Anheuser Bush InBev.

Our offices

São Paulo
  • São Paulo

    Allen & Overy LLP - Consultores em Direito

    Estrangeiro / Direito Norte-Americano, Rua das Olimpíadas, 100 - 10ºandar, Vila Olímpia

    São Paulo

    CEP 04551-000

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News: 17 June 2022

Allen & Overy advised &Green on ESG-linked loan to advance deforestation-free supply chains

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…

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Climate change mitigation; climate change adaptation; net zero; decarbonisation; COP26; CBD COP15

Blog Post: 08 October 2021

International reaction to the EU's proposed CBAM

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…

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Publications: 02 December 2020

English court strikes out claims against BHP for Brazilian dam collapse

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…

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