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Janaína Vargas

Janaína Vargas


Janaína represents clients in the real estate industry, including real estate investment funds, institutional investors, investment management institutions and family offices in a wide range of real estate and agribusiness industry-focused transactions.


She has extensive experience advising clients in acquiring, financing, developing and selling all types of real estate assets. Janaína’s expertise not only covers niche areas such as shopping centers, office buildings, logistics and industrial warehouses, real estate finance, but also complex rural real estate deals involving timber acquisition, agribusiness and ESG aspects.


Janaína has been acting as the lead real estate attorney in transactions involving multi-million-dollar acquisitions and divestitures and she is particularly distinguished for her work with forestry investments.


Bachelor of Laws – Universidade de São Paulo (USP);

Specialization in Notary and Registration Law – Escola Paulista de Direito (EPD);

Specialization in Infrastructure agreements – Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV);

Specialization in International Law and Business Law – International Law Institute, Georgetown University (USA).


The Legal 500 – Real Estate: Next Generation Partner (2024);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Real Estate & Tourism (2024);

Análise Advocacia Mulher- Real Estate (2024) and Agriculture and Livestock (2024);

Euromoney – Expert Guides: Women in Business Law (2020 – 2022);

Who’s Who Legal Global – Global Leaders Real Estate (2020 – 2023);

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – National Leaders Brazil: Agribusiness (2018 – 2022) Real Estate & Forestry Investments (2018 – 2023) Thought Leaders Brazil: Real Estate (2020 – 2021) and Thought Leaders Brazil: Agribusiness (2020 – 2021).

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With Janaína Vargas

Holandesa Galp Bioenergy adquiere la totalidad de una empresa conjunta con Petrobras

​​La holandesa Galp Bioenergy firmó un acuerdo de compraventa de acciones con Petrobras Biocombustíveis para adquirir el resto de las acciones de esta en la empresa conjunta Belem Bioenergia Brasil. El monto de la operación fue 6 millones de dólares (24,7 millones de reales al 17 de septiembre) Acceda al articulo en LexLatin

Mattos Filho promotes eight and passes 100-partner mark

Mattos Filho, has become the largest Latin American firm by partner count after promoting eight more of its lawyers to the partnership.

The firm promoted across its Brasília, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro offices, boosting its M&A, infrastructure, investment fund, tax and real estate departments. Click here and learn more.

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