TozziniFreire Advogados


Rua Borges Lagoa, nº 1328
São Paulo, SP

+55 11 5086 5000

+55 11 5086 5555

Key contacts:

Co-head of the Corporate/M&A practice: João Busin
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Co-head of the Corporate/M&A practice: Marcela Waksman Ejnisman
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Co-Head of the Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practices: Alexei Bonamin
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 565
Network memberships: Since 1993, we have a strong partnership with World Law Group, one of the oldest and largest global networks of independent full-service law firms, specifically created to meet the global legal needs of multinational companies. For almost 20 years, we are also members of the Pacific Rim Advisory Council – PRAC – an international law firm association with a unique strategic alliance within the global legal community.
Languages: Portuguese, English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish

Established in 1976, TozziniFreire Advogados is a premier, full-service law firm ranking as one of the leading firms in Latin America. We are leaders in Brazil’s M&A market and actively involved in structuring high-profile transactions and executing all types of deals.

Our Banking & Finance and Capital Markets practices has a long history of representing local and international financial institutions and major companies, offering extensive knowledge in structuring all types of complex finance and derivatives transactions.

TozziniFreire recently introduced an exclusive area focused on Financial Innovation, to provide cutting edge legal solutions in the market concerning financial facilities, innovation and technology. 

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Competition
  • Financial innovation
  • Financial restructuring
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Mergers & Acquisitions
João Busin and Fernando Carvalho

Recent transactional highlights:

  • TozziniFreire advised Matrix Energia and its controlling shareholder DXT International (a company of Lux-Swiss group Duferco) on an investment by funds sponsored by the Brazilian Alternatives' house, Prisma Capital, resulting in the formation of Matrix Participações, a company focused on operating in the energy sector, co-controlled both by Prisma and DXT International S.A. This investment resulted in the formation of one of Brazil's largest independent energy operators, with more than BRL 1 billion of committed capital from the outset.

Capital Markets
Alexei Bonamin

Recent transactional highlights:

  • TozziniFreire acted as deal counsel on the 33rd issuance of Real Estate Receivables Certificates (CRI) by Gaia. The issuance encompasses an ESG CRI represented by a single series in the total amount of BRL 14.75 million, an interest rate of 2% plus IPCA/IBGE and maturity date 24th September 2046. This financing initiative known as the SOMA Project, counts on investment from Dexco, Gerdau, Movida Votorantim Cimentos and P4 Engenharia, and will fund the construction of affordable accommodation in downtown São Paulo for more than 100 low-income families. This ESG Investment is scalable and will bring more investors to 10 other buildings in the next five years. The first building, with 110 apartments starting at 25 square meters, will be ready 20 months after the beginning of the construction, which is now underway. The building, designed by the renowned architect office Andrade Morettin (who were behind the IMS Paulista) will have a party room, coworking, bicycle parking, and collective laundry with semi-professional machines in the common areas. Value: R$14.75 million

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance
  • Financial services
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Life sciences
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Social infrastructure
  • Sustainable and impact investing
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport

Av. Paulista 2421 - 8º andar
São Paulo, SP
T: +55 11 3291-1000

Av. Almirante Barroso, 81, sala 32B111
Centro - Rio de Janeiro, RJ
T: +55 21 3535-2100

Setor Comercial Norte
Quadra 2, Bloco A, Corporate Financial Center
6º andar, Conjunto 604 - Brasília, DF
T: +55 61 3426-8000

Av. Carlos Gomes 222
Ed. Opus One - 5º andar
Porto Alegre, RS
T: +55 51 3025-2200

Av. Dr. José Bonifácio
Coutinho Nogueira 150 - 8º andar
Campinas, SP
T: +55 19 3207-3666

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