Renato Brandão

Renato Brandão


Phone: +55 (11) 3141-9188

City: São Paulo

Language: Portuguese and English

Linkedin: Renato Brandão

Practice Areas:

  • Agribusiness
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Restructuring and Insolvency


Renato assists public and private companies involved in both national and international business transactions, including cross-border investment, project finance, M&A, distressed M&As, debt and equity restructuring, joint ventures, audits, due diligence, consulting on corporate and contract-related matters, rules and regulations and control of foreign capital in Brazil and Brazilian capital abroad.

He also represents investors, creditors, partners, and debtors, and advises companies in financial stress, working on crisis management projects, restructuring debt and providing advice on distressed investments and project financing, out-of-court negotiations, as well as non-court-supervised restructuring plans to bring in new investments. Renato has been recognized by The Legal 500.

Professional Associations

  • Member of the Institute of Government Relations (IRELGOV)
  • Admitted to the São Paulo branch of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP)


  • Executive MBA, Insper – Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
  • Postgraduate Course in Debt Restructuring & Insolvency, FGV – Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • Postgraduate Course in M&A and Corporate Restructuring, FGV – Fundação Getulio Vargas
  • LL.B., Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie


Renato’s recent experience includes advising:

  • On the debt restructuring of a bioenergy company in the approximate amount of BRL 1.5 billion;
  • On the judicial reorganization of a generator manufacturer in the approximate amount of BRL 700 million;
  • On the judicial reorganization of a leather products company in the approximate amount of BRL 450 million;
  • On the restructuring of a manufacturer of products for the repair of tyres involving debt in the amount of BRL 1.2 billion owed to the following banks: Itaú Unibanco, Banco Bradesco, Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Banco de Investimentos Credit Suisse (Brazil), Banco Fator, HSBC, and Banco Santander;
  • 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 in the sale of a minority stake in the company in a transaction worth BRL 1.5 billion.

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