Banking and Finance
We assist some of the biggest Brazilian and international financial institutions in loan and financing operations, using legal structures that are suitable for each specific transaction, as well as the related guarantee instruments. We provide aid to clients in the derivatives market and with securitization instruments.
Our team also assists domestic and foreign clients who are not classified as financial institutions in foreign currency loan and financing operations, including those involving the obtaining of registrations from the Central Bank of Brazil.
We also advise on different forms of currency exchange operations, involving the remission of resources overseas or the entry of resources into Brazil. Our specialized team accompanies the publication of regulatory norms in the banking sector on a day-to-day basis in order to help our clients understand and apply them.
We have advised domestic and foreign clients, such as banks, governmental and multilateral agencies (IDB, IFC, IIC, Exim-Bank, OPIC, among others), rating agencies, borrowers and sponsors, under several cross-border and local financing transactions of different modalities, including, project, corporate, structured or acquisition finance, syndicated loans, securitization and leasing transactions, and import and export finance, in various sectors, including manufacturing, telecommunication, logistics, energy and sanitation sectors. The firm has also been highly active in providing legal services for banks and companies on loan restructurings.
We have provided legal assistance to commercial banks, multiple banks, investment banks, securities firms, dealers, asset managers and companies on banking matters, including legal advice on issues regarding regulations issued by and representation in administrative proceedings conducted before the Brazilian Central Bank, the Brazilian Securities Exchange Commission, the Brazilian Private Insurance Agency and the National Financial System Appeal Council, among others.
The Capital Markets Practice at Felsberg Advogados has advised clients in the structuring of fund raising transactions, including by means of debt and equity placements in the stock exchange and organized over-the-counter markets in Brazil, in the context of either issuer’s capitalization, restructuring, M&A transactions or as part of an issuer’s general treasury management activities.
The firm has been highly active in the structuring of investment funds, including Receivables Funds (FIDC), Private Equity Funds (FIP) and Mutual Investment Funds, as well as the placement of mortgage-backed securities (certificados de recebíveis imobiliários) and securities backed by transactions carried out in the agro-business industry (CPR, WA, CDCA), among others.
We have represented issuers, investment banks, asset managers, securities firms and dealers, private equity funds, hedge funds, investors and other capital market players. In the event of placement or offering of securities in the international market, our services are rendered in coordination with qualified law firms in the relevant jurisdictions involved.