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Rodrigo Ferreira Figueiredo

Rodrigo Ferreira Figueiredo

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Rodrigo Ferreira Figueiredo led the efforts to establish our London office in 2016, where he has been based ever since as our London resident partner. Rodrigo’s practice focuses on assisting European and Asian clients with cross-border matters involving Brazilian law, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations, divestitures, and general advice on Brazilian corporate law across multiple industries.


Rodrigo is a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, a member of the Legal Committee of the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in France, and an officer of the Corporate and M&A Law Committee of the London-based International Bar Association (IBA).


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

Master of Laws (LL.M.) – The University of Chicago, USA;

Master of Laws in Business Law – Pontifícia Universidade Católica
de São Paulo (PUC-SP).


Chambers Global – Corporate/M&A: Foreign Expert Based in UK (2018 – 2023);

LACCA Approved – Corporate/M&A (2017- 2021);

Latin Lawyer 250 – Corporate and M&A (2013 – 2024); Banking & Finance (2018 – 2024);

The Legal 500 – Corporate/M&A (2013–2015);

Who’s Who Legal Global – M&A and Corporate Governance (2020 – 2021);

Who’s Who Legal Brazil – Corporate Governance (2018) ; M&A (2015 – 2016; 2018);

Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders – M&A and Governance (2019).

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Brazil has a civil law system. Accordingly, and unlike the common law systems where court decisions are a principal source of law, the Brazilian legal system is based upon codified law and not upon judicial precedents. This means that, with the exception of certain appellate decisions that have general applicability, judicial decisions in Brazil are not binding precedents that must be followed by subsequent courts.

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Brazil and Mexico’s 2020 M&A volume holds strong, but Colombia and Peru drop

​M&A activity in Latin America’s biggest two markets during the first half of 2020 was consistent with 2019 levels, according to data collected by Latin Lawyer, while Colombia and Peru saw a decrease.

The overall number of M&A deals recorded in Latin America fell in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019. Our research is based on M&A deals submitted to Latin Lawyer by law firms and that were closed, signed or announced in the first six months of 2020 and 2019.
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