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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

Porto do Pecém Geração de Energia S.A

Porto do Pecém Geração de Energia S.A

Porto do Pecém Geração de Energia S.A., a project company, and its sponsors (Energias do Brasil S.A. and MPX Energia S.A.), in the USD1.59bn project financing of a 720 MW coal-fired thermal power plant next to the port of Pecém, in Fortaleza, State of Ceará, Brazil, with financing from IDB and BNDES as well as B Loan lenders.
Banco Rabobank Brasil International S.A

Banco Rabobank Brasil International S.A

Banco Rabobank Brasil International S.A. 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.

Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank and Banco Itaú S.A. 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 & insights

Publications: 17 APRIL 2019

Analysing the impact of the AIFM Directive

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will have a major impact on the asset management sector as it regulates alternative investment fund managers who market or manage funds in Europe targeted at professional investors. With the rapid growth in alternative investment funds focussed on a wider range of asset classes the AIFMD heralds increased regulatory scrutiny on the sector.

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