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Corporate/M&A
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Provided by Fernando Alves Meira

Practice Areas

Corporate, M&A and Structured Transactions.

Career

Fernando Alves Meira is a member of the firm since 1989. In 2000, he became a partner allocated to the corporate department. Meira was the head of the corporate and M&A department between 2014 and 2020. At the end of 2020, he was appointed as a co-managing partner of the firm for the period of 2021-2022 and the sole managing partner between 2023-2025. He has a diverse practice, primarily advising clients in M&A (onshore and offshore), corporate governance, structured finance and corporate law matters.

Professional Memberships

Associação Umane (the largest Brazilian health endowment): Board member and head of the compliance committee.

Personal

Bachelor's Degree in Law from the University of São Paulo (USP).

International experience: Cravath, Swaine & Moore, USA.

Chambers Review

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Brazil: Transactional

Corporate/M&A - Brazil
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Band 1

Fernando Alves Meira is widely admired by clients and peers alike. A client says: "He is the best M&A lawyer I have worked with. In addition to his technical knowledge, he has creativity, negotiation and mediating skills to close a deal like few others." Meira holds an impressive track record leading sophisticated cross-border transactions, including recent high-end deals involving foreign investment in key sectors in the country. Another client states: "He has a very hands-on approach, he identifies the risks while bringing solutions."

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