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 – 2024);

Chambers Global – Banking & Finance (2012 – 2024);

Chambers Brazil – Capital Markets (2012 – 2023);

Chambers Brazil – Banking & Finance (2012 – 2023);

The Legal 500 – Banking & Finance (2012 – 2024);

The Legal 500 – Capital Markets (2012 – 2024);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Banking & Finance (2012 – 2024);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Capital Markets (2012 – 2024);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Private Equity (2012 – 2024);

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year – Eletrobras (2023)​;

Latin Lawyer Deal of the Year – LATAM Airlines (2020);

IFLR 100 – Capital Markets (2012 – 2023);

IFLR 100 – Banking (2012 – 2023);

IFLR 100 – Private Equity (2012 – 2023);

IFLR 100 – Americas Awards – São Paulo Metro Linha 6 (2023);​

IFLR 100 – Americas Awards – Banking & Finance Law Firm of the Year Brazil (2020 – 2021)​;

IFLR 100 – Americas Awards – LATAM Airline’s DIP Financing (2021)​;

IFLR 100 – Americas Awards – XP Inc. (2020)​;

IFLR 100 – Americas Awards – Carlyle Group e Akzo Nobel (2019)​;

IFLR 100 – Americas Awards – Telefônica Brasil S.A. (2018);​

Latin Finance – Law Firm of the Year (2020, 2022)​;

Latin Finance – Nubank USD 2.6 billion (2022); ​

Latin Finance – Rede D’Or BRL 11.4 billion (2021)​;

Latin Finance – Excellence in Capital Markets by Latin America Law Firm (2018);

The American Lawyer – Global Finance Deal of the Year: BB Seguridade Participações S.A. IPO (2014).

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