Fabiana Solano

Fabiana Solano

Email: fabianasolano@felsberg.com.br

Phone: +55 (11) 3141-3626

City: São Paulo

Language: Portuguese, English and Spanish

Linkedin: Fabiana Solano

Practice Areas:

  • Agribusiness
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Restructuring and Insolvency

Profile

Fabiana has been a partner in the firm since 2011. With an LL.B. from PUC-SP and an LL.M. from Stanford, she works actively in the representation of debtors, creditors and investors in private debt restructuring proceedings and in judicial and extrajudicial reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings. Over her 20-year career, she has represented clients in many different sectors, especially the areas of infrastructure, retail, paper and pulp, and agribusiness. Fabiana has participated in some of the country’s most important insolvency cases since the entry into effect of Law 11,101/05, among them winners or finalists of Latin Lawyer’s Deal of the Year award.

Prior to joining the Restructuring and Insolvency team, Fabiana coordinated the firm’s Dispute Resolution Department. She represented clients in corporate disputes and domestic and international arbitration proceedings before the International Chamber of Commerce, the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce, the FIESP/CIESP Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration Chamber and the FGV Mediation and Arbitration Chamber.

Fabiana coordinates the Latin American and Caribbean Bankruptcy and Insolvency practice group within Meritas, the global alliance of 186 full-service law firms from 94 countries, of which Felsberg is a member, that is ranked Band One by international legal directory Chambers and Partners in the category Leading Law Firm Networks: The Elite. Fabiana is recognized by IFLR 1000, Latin Lawyer, The Legal 500, and Leaders League.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Board of TMA Brasil
  • Member of the International Insolvency Institute (III)
  • Committee Member of the Brazil Alumni Chapter of Stanford Law School
  • Admitted to the São Paulo branch of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP)

Education

  • LL.M in Corporate Governance & Practice, Stanford University
  • LL.M. in Financial and Capital Markets Law, Insper – Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa (without dissertation)
  • Specialization in Contract Law, PUC-SP – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo
  • LL.B., PUC-SP – Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

Publications

  • Falência: uma perspectiva de negócio para investidores em distressed assets (co-author), in the boook Investimento em Distressed Assets. São Paulo: Matrix (2019).
  • O Problema do (Não) Tratamento da Dívida Fiscal na Recuperação Judicial – Evolução do Tema até a Portaria PGFN Nº 742/2018 (2019).

Experience

Fabiana’s recent experience includes advising:

  • A Brazilian renewable energy company in its BRL 3.1 billion judicial restructuring;
  • One of the largest sugar and ethanol groups in the country in its judicial restructuring with over BRL 2 billion in debts; and
  • Several creditors in the recently completed BRL 60 billion restructuring by a Brazilian telecommunications company.

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