Pinheiro Guimarães

Corporate/M&A Department

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Pinheiro Guimarães provides legal assistance in the incorporation of companies and other entities for the development of different business activities in Brazil. This includes drafting of corporate documents and counselling on all corporate issues involving different corporate entities.

Pinheiro Guimarães is regularly engaged to structure securities repurchase transactions, foreign investments and divestments, transactions involving sale of assets and assumption of debt, turn-around investments and investments in overleveraged or distressed Brazilian companies.

Also, Pinheiro Guimarães is actively involved in mergers and acquisitions, transfer of control and corporate restructuring transactions, including mergers, spin-offs, dissolution and liquidation of companies and initial public offers.

Recently, Pinheiro Guimarães acted as local counsel to HSBC Latin America Holdings (UK) Limited in connection with the acquisition, by Banco Bradesco, from HSBC Latin America Holdings (UK) Limited, of HSBC Bank Brasil S.A. – Banco Múltiplo and HSBC Serviços e Participações Ltda. Also, we acted as counsel to Banco Citibank S.A. and Citibank N.A. in connection with the acquisition, by Itaú Unibanco, of equity interest representing 100% of the capital stock and assets of Citibank Brazil.

Pinheiro Guimarães also advises financial institutions, investment funds and local and international corporations in structuring and negotiating private equity investments and private equity funds.


Pinheiro Guimarães, Francisco José (Head of Department)

Pinheiro Guimarães, Plinio (Head of Department)

Bulhões, Bernardo

Jost, Mariana

Lamy Rego, Marcelo

Lardosa, Bruno

Lisbão Senra, Maria Amélia

Marcilio, Rodrigo

Mostardeiro Brunet, René

Ramos Yoshino, Sérgio

Yanitchkis Couto, Fábio


Brookfield (Canada/Brazil)

BTG Pactual (Brazil)

Citigroup (USA/Brazil)

Gávea Investimentos (Brazil)

GP Investments (Brazil)

HSBC Bank Brasil (Brazil)

HSBC Latin America Holdings Limited (UK)

International Finance Corporation (IFC) (USA)

Itaú Unibanco (Brazil)

Organizações Globo (Brazil)

Victoria Capital (Brazil)


Capital Markets

Financial Sector

Global investments


Multilateral organization

Private equity