Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados


Rua Funchal, 418 - 11º andar
Vila Olímpia
São Paulo, SP 04551-060

+55 11 3089 6500

+55 11 3089 6565

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Joaquim Oliveira
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Quick facts:

Number of partners: 41
Number of other lawyers: 170

Cescon Barrieu Flesch & Barreto Advogados is one of Brazil’s leading law firms. The lawyers stand-out for their strong commitment to the representation of our clients’ interests and for their work in highly sophisticated, groundbreaking matters. The firm’s goal is to be the clients’ law firm of choice for their most complex legal matters and most strategic transactions and disputes.  

Academic excellence and a global mindset are requirements to be part of the legal staff. The lawyers are trained to represent the clients’ interests with unlimited dedication, attention to detail and a business-aware approach. The firm handles the client’s matters - no matter how large or small - as if they were the most important of the client’s business or life.

Key facts

  • R$ 460 billion in M&A transactions (2014-2018 - source: Transactional Track Record)
  • Leader in financings with over US$ 200 billion in transactions
  • Reference in Project Finance, with transactions recognized by over 25 awards as deal of the year

Mergers & Acquisitions
Maria Cristina Cescon

Marcos Rafael Flesch

Banking and Finance
Ronald Herscovici

Capital Markets
Alexandre Barreto

Joaquim Oliveira

Mauricio Santos 

Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advised Suzano Papel e Celulose on the R$36,7 billion acquisition of Fibria Celulose
  • Advised Enel on the R$7,06 billion hostile tender offer for the acquisition of control of Eletropaulo Metropolitana
  • Advised Eletrobras on the R$ 1,3 billion auction sale of shares held in various special purpose vehicle companies (SPVs), the first held under Law n. 13,303/16
  • Advised Whirlpool Brasil on the R$3,9 billion sale of Embraco to Nidec Corporation
  • Advised TOTVS on the set up of a joint venture with VTEX to develop and distribute software solutions for e-commerce companies

  • Energy
  • Fintechs
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Shipping
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport