BANKING, PROJECT FINANCE AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Our knowledge of the Brazilian banking regulation, especially in regard to regulatory aspects of foreign bank activities, along with our close follow-up of market developments, including public-private partnership (PPP) and private-finance partnership (PFI) projects, allowed us to foster a comprehensive practice.

We constantly work in a diversified array of banking-related operations and we have financing skills to make infrastructure and industrial projects viable. From simple to complex transactions, we advise Brazilian and international companies in many industry sectors, such as financial and banking services, industrial goods and services and infrastructure.
Among the services we provide in the banking and financing arena, we highlight legal assistance covering a broad variety of transactions, such as:
Asset-backed securitization and related transactions.
Debt restructuring.
Equity and debt offerings of Brazilian private and governmental issuers, both domestic and offshore.
Equity participations through common and preferred stock investments.
Export prepayment financing.
Intercreditor agreements.
 Letters of credit and other credit enhancement devices.
Leveraged buyout and other acquisition financing arrangements.
Loan agreements and syndications.
Note purchase agreements.
Offerings of convertible securities and partnership interests.
Project and structured financing.
Senior secured credit facilities.
Structured receivables arrangements.
Subordinated debt and mezzanine financing facilities.

MARKET RECOGNITION

Our practice has been recognized by leading publications that rank firms and lawyers based on the feedback from clients:

 • Leading Firm in Banking & Finance
Chambers Global: 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018
Chambers Latin America: 2013, 2014,  2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
The Legal 500: 2012, 2013, 2014,  2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
IFLR 1000: 2014, 2015,  2016, 2017 and 2018
Leaders League: 2019

 • Leading Firm in Projects and infrastructure
The Legal 500: 2015,  2016, 2017 and 2018
Leaders League: 2019

 • One of the most admired full service Brazilian firms in Bank (sector)
Análise Advocacia 500: 2013

 • Leading lawyers in Banking & Finance
Roberto Vianna do Rego Barros
Chambers Global: 2012, 2013, 2014,  2015,  2016 and 2018
Chambers Latin America: 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
IFLR 1000: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
Who’s Who Legal Brazil: 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
The Legal 500: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018
Fabio Perrone Campos Mello
IFLR 1000: 2014, 2015,  2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019
Fabiano Gallo
IFLR 1000: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

“Campos Mello’s lawyers are experts in credit assignment and contributed to our company in a very significant way.”
– Chambers Latin America 2016

“I consider Roberto Vianna do Rego Barros to be one of the leading finance lawyers in Brazil.”
– Client, IFLR 1000 2016

“He is very highly regarded by banking professionals and other lawyers alike. Roberto Vianna and his team at Campos Mello are very professional and highly service oriented. They combine a thorough knowledge of Brazilian finance law and practical expertise.”
– Client, IFLR 1000 2016

“The team has an expertise in the financial market, both on the structuring and on the regulatory side. The competitive advantage is the combinations of business intelligence involvement, sound legal advice and competitive rates.”
– Chambers Latin America 2015

“Roberto Vianna do Rego Barros heads the department; sources praise him for being extremely hands-on, responsive and with a combination of business intelligence and deep legal knowledge.”
– Client, Chambers Global 2015

 

Key Contact

Roberto Vianna do R. Barros

Partner

T +55 11 3077 3513

São Paulo

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