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Jean Marcel Arakawa

Jean Marcel Arakawa


Jean advises Brazilian and international corporations, financial institutions and institutional investors in a wide array of capital markets and financial and corporate transactions.


With more than 20 years’ experience, Jean advises companies in a diverse range of industries on accessing capital markets – from entry through to obtaining initial registration with the Brazilian Securities & Exchange Commission (CVM) or listing securities with B3 and other organized markets. His services also include structuring and carrying out public offerings and private placements of shares, debt and hybrid securities, listing securities on organized markets, and assisting with market withdrawals through public acquisition offers or reorganizations involving publicly-held and private companies.


Jean applies his experience to advise publicly-held companies, financial institutions and institutional investors in meeting their legal, regulatory and self-regulatory obligations to participate in securities markets. He also advises on structuring and conducting fundraising, investments, divestments, reorganizations and other corporate transactions involving publicly-held companies or companies seeking to go public. Jean works with private equity and venture capital investments and divestments, especially structures linked to regulated markets or for withdrawing from the market through public offerings and stock market listings. He also defends capital market participants in administrative disciplinary proceedings filed by the CVM, and has recently focused on advising both investors and clubs with their investments in football, given the enactment of legislation creating a new corporate type for Brazilian football clubs (the Sociedade Anônima do Futebol). Jean is also a member of the Regulatory Committee of the Brazilian Association of Venture Capital and Private Equity (ABVCAP).


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

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – New York University.


Chambers Brazil – Capital Markets (2012 – 2023);

Chambers Global – Capital Markets (2012 – 2024);

LACCA Approved – Capital Markets (2022 – 2024);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Capital Markets (2012, 2020 – 2022, 2024);

The Legal 500 – Capital Markets: Leading Individual: (2012 – 2019, 2024) and Corporate/M&A (2016);

Análise Advocacia – Financial Transactions (2011, 2013, 2016 – 2024), Corporate (2015, 2019, 2021 – 2024), Health (2020 – 2024), Finance (2019, 2021) and São Paulo (2015 – 2024);

IFLR 1000 – Capital Markets, Banking: Highly regarded (2018 – 2023) and Banking, Capital Markets: Leading Lawyer (2014 – 2017);

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Capital Markets (2014 – 2022) and Thought Leaders – Capital Markets Brazil (2020 – 2023)

Who’s Who Legal Global – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (2019 – 2022), Capital Markets: Structured Finance (2019 – 2020) and Global Elite – Capital Markets: Debt & Equity (2021 – 2023).

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Mattos Filho hires Lobo de Rizzo partner

​On the back of a nine-partner promotion last week, Brazil’s Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has added further firepower by hiring a capital markets partner from Lobo de Rizzo Advogados.

Caio Cossermelli is joining the firm today, taking Mattos Filho’s partner count to 118.

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