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Lefosse Advogados

Capital Markets

5 ranked lawyersBand 1BrazilGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Cutting-edge practice held in high regard for its skill in handling both equity and debt capital markets instructions. Well versed in acting for international investment banks and major Brazilian corporate issuers on IPOs, secondary and follow-on offerings, with considerable experience in dual listings. Expertise extends to tender offers for shares. Team is also very active assisting clients with private placements and public offerings of debt securities, including senior notes and debentures. Lawyers additionally advise on securitisations involving agribusiness and real estate receivables certificates.

Notable practitioners

Up-and-coming individual Bruno Massis enters the rankings due to the positive feedback he garners from interviewees. A source attests: "He did a very good job in a public offering of shares," while another observer adds: "He is very business-oriented and good at explaining the pros and cons of a decision."

Managing partner Carlos Barbosa Mello heads the firm's corporate finance practice and maintains a top position in the rankings due to outstanding recognition from the market for his equity capital markets expertise. He has experience advising both issuers and underwriters on cross-border public offerings, with a client stating: "He is one of the most important corporate and capital markets lawyers in Brazil." Another commentator attests: "He is an excellent negotiator who is very knowledgeable about CVM."

A client describes Ricardo Prado as "very knowledgeable about capital markets," adding: "He has a vast amount of experience acting for both banks and companies." An interviewee says: "He is very active in debt offerings," also commenting: "He is a great lawyer and good at reaching consensus during negotiations." Another source notes: "He is highly technical and up to date with new products and trends in the market."

Roberto Zarour is knowledgeable about a variety of capital markets-related matters, boasting particular prowess handling DCM instruments, while a source also highlights "his strong real estate securitisations practice." A client appreciates his previous experience as an in-house counsel for a major Brazilian bank, saying: "Not only does he understand banking regulations but he also has insider knowledge of how banks work."

"Experienced and reputable" partner Rodrigo Azevedo Junqueira is widely recognised for his work acting as counsel to both underwriters and issuers on sizeable cross-border listings, including IPOs and follow-on offerings. An impressed commentator considers him "an excellent lawyer," adding: "He is extremely competent and knowledgeable about capital markets regulations, in particular ECM." Another source confirms: "He is one of the most recognisable names in the capital markets."

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A powerhouse for capital markets and securities law, Lefosse offers a structured and highly specialized team of lawyers with deep understanding of the Brazilian capital market and industry-specific issues to bear on offerings. A  cutting edge team that is recognized by the market among the top dealmaker in the country.

Our clients include commercial and investment banks as well as Brazilian and foreign companies from a variety of industries. 

Besides our track record and market recognition, our clients choose us for our business acumen, individualized treatment, and creativity on the solution of the most complex issues arising in transactions.

Our products:

  • Offerings for public distribution (IPOs and follow-ons);​
  • Offerings of shares and share certificates (units, GDSs and BDRs);
  • Tender offers;
  • Private placements;
  • Public offerings of debt securities (involving debentures and commercial paper);
  • Offerings of other securities in the Brazilian and international capital markets;
  • Registering and deregistering as a publicly held company;
  • Procedures for listing and delisting securities;
  • Administrative proceedings before, and consultations with, the Brazilian Securities Commission  - CVM) and the BM&FBOVESPA;
  • Local and foreign investor participation in the Brazilian capital and financial markets;
  • Public offerings of Real Estate Receivables Certificates (CRI) and Agribusiness Receivables Certificates (CRA);
  • Structuring of transactions in derivatives.


Barbosa Mello, Carlos

Cardoso, Renata

Gibson, Felipe

Lopes, Luiz Octavio

Massis, Bruno

Massis, Bruno

Moutinho, Luciana

Paschoal, Mauricio

Capital Markets

Lefosse Advogados


Rua Tabapuã, 1227 – 14º andar

São Paulo - SP

Sao Paulo


SP 01451-011

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.


Capital Markets

Bruno Massis
Up and Coming
Carlos Barbosa Mello
Band 1
Ricardo Prado
Band 3
Roberto Zarour
Band 4
Rodrigo Azevedo Junqueira
Band 2