LACCA Approved: Alexandre Couto Silva

Corporate / M&A Firm: Couto Silva Advogados (Rio de Janeiro) Brazil

Founding Partner
Tel: + 55 21 2529 0650 or + 55 11 3568.2805

Alexandre Couto Silva is the founding partner of Couto Silva Advogados, a boutique law firm focused on corporate law, tax law, commercial litigation and labour law. Alexandre leads a team of lawyers with solid academic background and deep expertise in their practice areas. With this lean and specialised team, Alexandre seeks to build a personal, exclusive and private relationship with clients.

Alexandre Couto Silva has participated in important M&A deals in Brazil. With a focus on public companies, he specialises in mergers and acquisitions, transfers of control (negotiated and hostile) and sale and purchase of minority stakes. He advises clients in structuring groups of companies and also advises companies in their relationship with investors and business partners.

Alexandre has experience in arbitrations involving corporate law and disputes among shareholders. He has assisted clients in administrative proceedings under the jurisdiction of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and the Brazilian Central Bank (BACEN), with respect to compliance with rules edited by the National Monetary Council, CVM, BACEN and the capital markets.

Alexandre holds a bachelor’s degree (JD equivalent) from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) (1993) and business management from the Pontific Catholic University of Minas Gerais (1990); a specialisation in corporate law from UFMG (1997); a master’s degree in corporate law (1998) from UFMG; and a doctorate degree from UFMG (2006). He is a member of the Brazilian Bar, in the Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Brasília Sections.

His native language is Portuguese, and he is fluent in English.


LACCA Approved

Administrative Law

Anti-Corruption & Compliance



Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Corporate / M&A


Intellectual Property Law




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