Banking and Financial Services

Banking and Financial Services

We consult on a wide range of services concerning financial institutions and other entities supervised by the Central Bank of Brazil and the Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM).

Our professionals are highly experienced and possess in-depth knowledge of the rules and practices of the financial, payments and capital markets sector. They also take a multidisciplinary approach to the services they provide, collaborating and combining the professional expertise of other practices at our firm.

Our team applies its multidisciplinary approach and technical expertise to provide financial market participants with top-tier regulatory advice

Our main services

We provide advice on setting up financial institutions and other supervised institutions, as well as obtaining authorization from regulatory bodies.

We provide investment advice to residents abroad, including registration with the Central Bank and relationships with representation and custody service providers. We also advise clients on various aspects of foreign exchange regulation, with the aim of identifying potential impacts and defining the ideal structure for their transactions.

We provide advice to local and foreign entities that participate in Brazil’s payments market, assisting with incorporation processes and authorization with the Brazilian Central Bank, reviewing business models, and in the various regulatory aspects of the sector. For more information, please visit the page of our Payment Methods practice.

We advise on transactions involving derivatives, provide strategic advice for developing new products, and prepare legal opinions on issues involving these financial instruments.

We advise institutions authorized to operate by the Central Bank on structuring products and services involving cryptoassets, as well as on negotiating contracts and developing or reviewing policies and manuals. We also consult on the banking and foreign exchange aspects applicable to cross-border investments in cryptoassets or crypto-exchanges. For more information, please visit the page of our Cryptoassets practice.

We advise our clients on different matters related to regulatory compliance, such as creating policies and internal controls, registration procedures, suitability, money-laundering prevention and related training.

We advise clients on preparing defenses and negotiating terms of commitment related to administrative proceedings, also representing financial institutions and other supervised entities before regulatory bodies in such proceedings.

We provide advice on financial and capital market infrastructure rules, as well as on establishing and operating stock exchanges, organized markets, platforms and systems for trading financial assets and securities.

Awards and Recognitions

Chambers Global – Capital Markets (2012 – 2022);
Chambers Brazil – Capital Markets (2012 – 2021);
Chambers Brazil – Banking & Finance (2012 – 2021);
The Legal 500 – Banking & Finance (2012 – 2022);
The Legal 500 – Capital Markets (2012 – 2022);
Latin Lawyer 250 – Capital Markets (2012 – 2021);
Latin Lawyer 250 – Banking & Finance (2012 – 2021);
IFLR 1000 – Capital Markets (2012 – 2022);
IFLR 1000 – Banking (2012 – 2022);
Latin Lawyer – ​Banking & Finance Deal of the Year for the LATAM Airlines’ US$2.45 billion debtor-in-possession loan (2020);
IFLR – Americas Awards Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year – Brazil (2020 – 2021);
IFLR – Americas Awards Loan of the Year – LATAM Airline’s DIP financing (2021).
IFLR – Americas Awards Best Equity deal of the Year for the XP Inc. operation (2020);
IFLR – Americas Awards Best Loan Deal of the Year for the Carlyle Group and AzkoNobel operation (2019);
IFLR – Americas Awards Best Equity of the Year for the global public offer of the shares of Telefônica do Brasil S.A., in the amount of US$ 5.5 billion (2018);
IFLR – Americas Awards Best Equity deal of the Year for the Telefônica Brasil S.A. operation (2016);
IFLR – Americas Awards Best Quasi Sovereign Bond of the Year pelo deal da Petrobras (2013);
Latin Finance – Best Law Firm: Brazil (2013 and 2019);
Latin Finance – Best Initial Public Offering of the Year for the PagSeguro deal (2019);
Latin Finance – Excellence in Capital Markets Services by a Latin American Law Firm (2018);
Latin Finance – Best Equity Follow On Of The Year for the global public offering of the shares of Telefônica Brasil S.A., in the amount of US$ 5.5 billion (2015);
Latin Finance – Best IPO of the Year for the BB Seguridade S.A. deal (2013);
Latin Finance – Best Corporate High Yield Bond of the Year for the COSAN deal (2013);
Latin Finance ​- Best Quasi Sovereign Bond of the Year for the Petrobras deal (2013);
The American Lawyer – Global Finance Deal of the Year: Capital Markets (Latin America) for BB Seguridade Participações S.A. IPO (2014).

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