Apoena Joels is a partner in the Corporate and Securities practice of Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown. He is based in Sao Paulo office but stands a substantial time in the New York office as well. He specializes in both domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and joint ventures, involving both private and publicly-traded companies. Apoena has been responsible for the structuring and implementation of a variety of capital markets transactions related to both debt and equity (initial public offerings, follow-ons, bonds, debentures, notes and other debt instruments), structured transactions and incorporation of funds and other investment vehicles.
Before Joining Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown, Apoena was a Partner in both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offices of Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados; Senior Associate of both Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo offices Barbosa, Müssnich e Aragão Advogados, Foreign Associate at the New York of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP and, also, at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP; Counsel to the Brazilian Embassy in Washington, D.C.; and Foreign Summer Associate of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. at its Vancouver office.