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


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. Fabiana is recognized by Chambers (Band Four, Bankruptcy/Restructuring), IFLR 1000, Latin Lawyer, The Legal 500, and Leaders League. She has contributed on relevant topics to numerous publications.

Fabiana is a member of the Board of Directors of the Turnaround Management Association – TMA Brasil. She is also a member of the Board and 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.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Brazilian Institute of Company Restructuring Studies (IBR)
  • Member of the Center of Women in Corporate Restructuring (CMR)
  • Member of the International Insolvency Institute (III)
  • Member of the Board of Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Brasil;
  • Member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC);
  • Committee Member of the Brazil Alumni Chapter of Stanford Law School
  • Admitted to the São Paulo branch of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP)


  • 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


  • PEREIRA, Fabiana B.S.. Article: “Quando as Exceções Ameaçam Virar a Regra”. Published in the column “Insolvência em Foco” of the legal vehicle Migalhas. Fabiana is one of the columnists and contributors of such column. March, 2022;
  • PEREIRA, Fabiana B.S.;. Article: “Os Vetos Presidenciais em Matéria Tributária na Lei nº 14.122/20 e sua Correta Rejeição no Congresso Nacional” of the collective book “Aspectos Polêmicos das Alterações da Lei nº 11.101/05”, coordenated by Otavio Balbino. To be published;
  • PEREIRA, Fabiana B.S.; FELSBERG, Thomas. Article: “Plano dos Credores: Aspectos Polêmicos” of the collective book coordenated by Paulo Campana Filho. To be published.;
  • PEREIRA, Fabiana B.S.; FELSBERG, Thomas. Article: “O Tabu do Superendividamento da Pessoa Física: uma Sugestão de Abordagem” of the collective book “Lei de Recuperação e Falência: Pontos Relevantes e Controversos”, coordenated by Judge Paulo Furtado de Oliveria Filho. Publisher: Foco, 2022;
  • PEREIRA, Fabiana B.S.;. Article: “Comentários aos Artigos 69-A a F” of the collective book “Comentários à Lei de Recuperação de Empresas”, coordenated by Paulo Fernando Campos Salles de Toledo. Publisher: Thomson Reuters Revista dos Tribunais, 2021;
  • PEREIRA, Fabiana B.S.; FELSBERG, Thomas. Article: “O Administrador Judicial e o Compromisso com a Celeridade Processual” of the collective book “Administrador Judicial e a Reforma da Lei 11.101/2005”, coordenated by João Pedro Scalzilli and Joice Ruiz. 2021;
  • PEREIRA, Fabiana B.S.. Article: “O novo equilíbrio das partes na recuperação judicial com a alteração do stay period”. Published in Revista do Advogado. Edition #150 | June | 2021. Publisher: AASP, 2021;
  • PEREIRA, Fabiana B.S.. Article: “O Tratamento dos Créditos Fiscais na Recuperação Judicial após a Reforma da Lei nº 11.101/05”. Published in Revista de Direito Recuperacional e Empresa, coordenated by Carlos Henrique Abrão, Ruy Rosado de Aguiar Júnior and Luciano Benetti Timm. Publisher: Thomson Reuters, 2020;
  • PEREIRA, Fabiana B.S.; FELSBERG, Thomas. Article: “Falência: uma perspectiva de negócio para investidores em distressed assets” of the collective book “Investimento em Distressed Assets” coordenated by Salvatore Milanese. Publisher: Matrix, 2019.


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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