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Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias

Pedro Whitaker de Souza Dias

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A specialist in M&A, Pedro represents domestic and foreign clients in matters related to healthcare, agribusiness, private equity and inbound investments. He also advises state-owned companies on regulatory and compliance matters.


Pedro is a former president of the Brazilian Bar Association’s Agribusiness Committee, a role he held from 2013 to 2015. Currently, he is an adjunct professor of Corporate Law at the Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (Insper).


Bachelor of Laws – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP);

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – University of Pennsylvania, USA.


Análise Advocacia 500 – Corporate (2020, 2022), São Paulo (2020, 2022), Sugar & Alcohol (2022);

Chambers Global – Corporate/M&A (2012–2023);

Chambers Brazil – Corporate/M&A: The Elite (2013–2023);

Euromoney Expert Guides – Private Equity (2016, 2022);

IFLR 1000 – Notable Practitioner (2017–2023);

LACCA Approved – Corporate/M&A (2017–2023);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Corporate and M&A (2020–2022, 2024);

The Legal 500 – Dispute Resolution (2014) and Corporate/M&A (2014–2019);

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – M&A (2016 a 2022); Private Funds (2016–2020);

Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders Brazil – M&A (2022 a 2024);

Who’s Who Legal Global – M&A and Governance (2020, 2023), Thought Leaders – M&A and Governance (2022).

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Five firms steer US$1.1 billion StoneCo-Linx merger

Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in New York and Brazilian law firms Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados and Spinelli Advogados have helped payment processor StoneCo merge one of its Brazilian units with local retail software company Linx, in a deal worth 6 billion reais (US$1.1 billion).

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