Pinheiro Neto Advogados

FinTech Legal Department

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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 are specialised in matters relating to payment methods. And they are very creative in handling regulations when they are not very detailed."

"They have an unparalleled level of knowledge of banking regulations."

Work highlights Assisted XP Investimentos with the setting up of a digital bank.

Notable practitioners

Top-tier partner
Bruno Balduccini
is described by an impressed interviewee as "a point of reference in the market." He draws upon his solid banking and finance background to advise FinTechs on regulatory mandates arising from the payments and credit domains. Market commentators appreciate his long track record in the field, with a client attesting: "He has an unparalleled level of knowledge of the FinTech market's historical context in Brazil."

A client applauds
Fernando Mirandez Del Nero Gomes
's "excellent knowledge of banking regulations for FinTechs."Another interviewee comments: "He is very good at dealing with innovations in the financial market," adding: "He is always available to help clients develop new products." A market commentator additionally highlights "his experience handling M&A."

Raphael Palmieri Salomão
enters the rankings this year due to his demonstrable level of activity in the sector. A market commentator confirms: "He is very active among FinTechs operating in the credit market," while another adds: "He also deals with matters in the payments domain."