Nova contratação de Lobo & de Rizzo é destaque na Latin Lawyer
A entrada do novo sócio-gestor, Milton Pinatti, na área de Mercados Financeiro e de Capitais, foi destaque na Latin Lawyer. Leia o conteúdo completo:
Lobo & de Rizzo hires from Tauil & Chequer
Brazilian firm Lobo & de Rizo Advogados has hired banking and capital markets partner Milton Pinatti from Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown.
São Paulo-based Pinatti, 35, joined Lobo & de Rizzo on 21 September after more than four years at Mayer Brown’s Brazilian association firm.
“I am grateful to Tauil & Chequer, it is a great firm and I am sure they will continue to succeed,” says Pinatti, who cites Lobo & de Rizzo’s client base and partnership model as reasons for the move. “There is a lot of potential for growth in this firm, especially in the finance and capital markets practice, by combining my expertise and experience with Fabrizio Sasdelli’s; it’s a privilege to be part of this team.”
He brings experience in financing transactions, including project finance, as well as mergers and acquisitions and debt restructuring. He also handles private placements and public debt offerings, such as a US$500 million notes offer by Brazilian iron ore producer Samarco in 2014, for which he was counsel to the underwriting banks. He previously worked as an associate at two Brazilian firms well-known for their finance practices, Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados and Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice Advogados. Pinatti also worked as an international associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York between 2009 and 2010.
“Milton’s arrival reinforces the firm’s commitment to investing in new talents who can help us grow and continue to provide excellent services to our clients,” says Lobo & de Rizzo managing partner Rodrigo Guerra.
With more than 160 lawyers, Tauil & Chequer is almost double the size of Lobo & de Rizzo. The latter firm hired from another significantly larger competitor in March, when it recruited corporate and infrastructure lawyer Daniella Tavares to join its Rio de Janeiro office. Guerra says optimism about his country’s economic recovery sparked both hires. “The economy works in cycles and a new cycle of growth is on the horizon,” he says. “Besides, regardless of how the economy performs, we will always be on the look-out for outstanding lawyers to join our firm and Milton fits the bill.”
Guerra says further lateral hires are on the cards: “We are focusing on growth right now. Not rapid growth, but brick-by-brick growth, as it is very much our way of doing things. We will be watching closely for rising stars in tax, litigation, labour and infrastructure.”
Tauil & Chequer’s capital markets group counts three partners and 15 lawyers. Carlos Motta, head of the firm’s capital markets and M&A practices said Pinatti left of good terms. “We wish him good luck in the new firm and we are sad that he is leaving, because he is a good friend,” he says. “We are not looking for a replacement, but we are always open to talk to potential lateral partners who can bring great value to our partnership.”
Tauil & Chequer is a growing firm: last week it launched a new compliance and litigation office in the capital Brasília, headed by former attorney general Luís Inácio Adams, adding to its presence in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Vitoria.
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