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Pinheiro Neto Advogados

FinTech Legal

3 ranked individualsBand 1BrazilFinTech 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Stellar full-service firm with an outstanding FinTech department assisting clients with the full spectrum of sector-related mandates. Its deep bench is retained by major domestic and foreign players from the payments and credit markets to advise on the negotiation of relevant M&A, venture capital mandates and capital markets transactions. The team boasts additional capabilities in advising on the regulatory aspects of investments, frequently representing financial institutions in the obtainment of authorisations before the Central Bank and the Brazilian Securities Commission.

Strengths

"They were pioneers in this sector. They know the ecosystem of this market in depth, beyond the legal sphere."

"The team is very accessible, they also have good skills to see solutions."

Work highlights

Represented Ripio Holding in the acquisition of 100% of Bitcoin Trade Group.

Notable practitioners

Bruno Balduccini continues to receive praise from clients and peers alike who describe him as "a national reference in the FinTech arena." He draws upon his solid banking and finance background to advise FinTech clients on regulatory mandates arising from the payments and credit domains.

Fernando Mirandez Del Nero Gomes is praised by a market commentator as "an extremely smart, experienced and very skilled" practitioner. He is often retained by clients to advise on licensing, investments and regulations including Central Bank and sandbox matters. Another interviewee states that "Fernando is a strong name for transactional mandates."

"Very good" lawyer Raphael Palmieri Salomão is experienced assisting players from the finance and technology sectors with an array of FinTech matters. He was promoted to partner in December 2021. He often acts on investment rounds, acquisitions and licensing mandates.

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Brazil

FinTech Legal


Bruno Balduccini
Band 1
Fernando Mirandez Del Nero Gomes
Band 3
Raphael Palmieri Salomão
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