João Carlos A. Corrêa de Mendonça

João Carlos A. Corrêa de Mendonça


Phone: +55 (11) 3141-9180

City: São Paulo

Language: Portuguese, English and Spanish

Linkedin: João Carlos A. Corrêa de Mendonça

Practice Areas:

  • Corporate and M&A


João has a wide range of experience in corporate operations and restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, succession, compliance, audits, corporate and contractual consultation, banking and finance operations, legislation on foreign and Brazilian capital, as well as corporate planning, and public and private bidding processes.

He specializes in limited liability companies, listed and unlisted companies, mixed and public economies, special partnerships, shareholders’ agreements, and legislation on foreign and Brazilian capital invested abroad vis-à-vis Brazil´s Central Bank and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has particular knowledge of operations involving technology rights, cryptocurrency, Initial Coin Offering, and blockchain. He is also very active in the healthcare and medical equipment industries, including health surveillance legislation and its enforcement by Brazil’s health and sanitation surveillance authorities.

João is one of Felsberg’s representatives at Meritas, the global alliance of 186 full-service law firms from 94 countries that is ranked Band One by international legal directory Chambers and Partners in the category Leading Law Firm Networks: The Elite. He is also recognized by The Legal 500 and Leaders League.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Committee of Company Law, The Center for the Study of Law Firms (CESA)
  • Member of the Institute of Government Relations (IRELGOV)
  • Admitted to the São Paulo branch of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP)


  • Postgraduate Degree in Corporate Law, FGV – Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • LL.B., FMU – Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas


João’s recent experience includes advising:

  • A Brazilian startup in its initial coin offering for a blockchain-backed consumer goods platform that aims to replace traditional advertising;
  • On a joint venture between basketball associations aimed at promoting the game in Brazil;
  • A company specializing in integrated therapy solutions for advanced wound treatment, non-invasive compression therapy and orthopedics, in the divestment of a manufacturer of textile hospital consumables; and
  • A leading company in the cement industry during the sale of a minority stake in the company in a transaction worth BRL 1.5 billion.

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