Cescon Barrieu


Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima
949 - 10º andar
São Paulo, SP - 05426-100

+55 11 3089 6500

+55 11 3089 6565

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Joaquim Oliveira
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Quick facts:

Number of partners: 53
Number of other lawyers: 186

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, ground-breaking 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:

  • Over US$ 176 billion in M&A transactions. (2015-2021 - source: Transactional Track Record).
  • One of the leaders in financing and debt securities.
  • Advice on more than 50 public equity offerings in the past five years.
  • Strong presence in over 25 practice areas across all industries.

  • Banking

  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Competition
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity funds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Structured finance/securitisation

Mergers & Acquisitions
Maria Cristina Cescon
Marcos Rafael Flesch
Banking and Finance
Ronald Herscovici
Capital Markets
Alexandre Barreto
Joaquim Oliveira
Mauricio Santos
Rafael Baleroni
Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advised Suzano Papel e Celulose on the R$36,7 billion acquisition of Fibria Celulose
  • Advised BTG Pactual on the BRL475 million issuance of non-convertible debentures issued by 2W Power Trading, in Brazil’s first power generation project secured exclusively by a wide and revolving group of free market PPAs with small size offtakers
  • Brazilian pharmaceutical giant Hypera on over 25 transactions, including the acquisition of 18 products from Japanese pharmaceutical group Takeda, the acquisition of all "Buscopan" and “Buscofem” family products in Brazil from Boehringer Ingelheim, and on the sale of a portfolio of pharmaceutical products previously acquired from Sanofi to Eurofarma
  • Canadian fund CPP Investments on a joint venture with Brazilian conglomerate Votorantim to consolidate their renewable energy and power trading assets

  • Agribusiness
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fintechs
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Shipping
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Transport

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