Ricardo Higashitani

Ricardo Higashitani

Email: ricardohigashitani@felsberg.com.br

Phone: +55 11 3141-9130

City: São Paulo

Language: Portuguese and English

Linkedin: Ricardo Higashitani

Practice Areas:

  • Banking and Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Fintech and Payment Systems
  • Restructuring and Insolvency


Partner of the Banking & Finance / Capital Markets department at Felsberg Advogados, Ricardo has over 20 years of practice in such areas, including work experience at Linklaters LLP, London and New York offices (2009-2010). In the Capital Markets practice, he has assisted local and foreign clients in structuring of investment funds, securities offerings in Brazil and abroad, securitizations and derivatives. In the Banking & Finance practice, he has assisted local and foreign clients in financings, including cross-border, syndicated, structured and project finance transactions. Some of the aforementioned transactions have been carried out for restructuring purposes. Besides the transactional work, he has assisted clients in regulatory matters, including foreign exchange rules, registration of foreign capital, payment means and authorizations for the exercise of regulated activities. Ricardo is recognized by Análise Advocacia (2015), Latin Lawyer, The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.

Professional Associations

  • Admitted to the São Paulo branch of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB/SP)


  • LL.M., King’s College London
  • Postgraduate degree in Financial and Capital Markets Law, IBMEC
  • Certificate in Business Administration, University of Victoria (British Columbia)
  • LL.B., USP – Universidade de São Paulo


His recent experience includes advising on:

  • Offerings of debentures;
  • Financing and refinancing transactions, such as cross-border syndicated facilities, loans and project finance deals;
  • Structuring of  investment funds;
  • Derivative transactions; and
  • Authorizations for the exercise of activities regulated by the Central Bank of Brazil and the Brazilian Securities Commission.

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