LACCA Approved: Antonio Tavares Paes Jr.

Corporate / M&A Firm: Costa e Tavares Paes Advogados Brazil
Tel: +55 11 3372-1188

Antonio Tavares Paes Jr is a partner at Costa e Tavares Paes Advogados in Brazil, a law firm with offices in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia.

He is a former partner of two Brazilian firms (Wald Advogados Associados, 2008–2010, and Flecha de Lima & Tavares Paes Advogados, 2000–2008) and was a lawyer/trainee with Escritório de Advocacia Jose Thomaz Nabuco (1982–1986) and the Brazilian Reinsurance Institute (1981–1982). Outside of Brazil, he was outside general counsel (and interin CFO) at TeleNova Communications, Inc in Miami (2000–2002), as well as international attorney at SG Archibald in Paris (1990–1991), White & Case in New York (1988–1990) and Fox & Horan in New York (1987–1988). He spent almost 10 years in finance as senior vice-president (private equity) of Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc in New York (1994–2000) and vice-president of the Chase Manhattan Bank (Project Finance/Latin American Corporate Finance) in New York (1991–1994).

He holds a law degree from University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) (Brasil, 1985) and an LLM in Corporate Finance Law and Transnational Litigation from Columbia University School of Law (New York, 1987), and he also attended the Chase Manhattan Corporate Finance/MBA finance course (New York, 1991–1992). He is a member of the Brazilian and New York State Bars, the American Bar Association and of the Scientific Council of the Journal of Legal Technology Risk Management.

He is a guest speaker at universities around the world and conferences and author or co-author of several articles and books published in Brazil and abroad. He speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish and practises in the following areas: corporate law; banking and finance; M&A/reorganisations; capital markets; infrastructure; aviation; commercial law and contracts; compliance; crisis management; and litigation and arbitration.


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