Marcelo Freitas Pereira

Partner

Marcelo Freitas Pereira is Membership Country Representative of the Section of International Law of the American Bar Association (ABA) and Liasion of the ABA Section of Interionational to OAB.

Recognized as a leading attorney on corporate governance by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers; a leading attorney in the automotive sector by the Brazilian ranking magazine Análise da Advocacia and recognized by the same magazine as one of the most respected lawyers on Financial Operations and Corporate Law. He has also been recognized as a leading attorney on Corporate/M&A by Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 and by IFRL1000.

Practice
Education
  • Graduated from the University of São Paulo, School of Law (1993)
Awards and achievements
  • Recognized as a leading attorney on corporate governance by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers
  • Recognized as a leading attorney in the automotive sector by the Brazilian ranking magazine Análise Advocacia 500 and recognized by the same magazine as one of the most respected lawyers on Financial Operations and Corporate Law
  • Recognized as a leading attorney on Corporate/M&A by Chambers Latin America
  • Recognized as a leading attorney on Corporate/M&A by The Legal 500
  • Recognized as a leading attorney on Corporate/M&A by IFRL1000

Publications

Role of Technology in 2018 and the First Brazilian “Unicorn”

A report published by KPMG indicated that internet and information technology were the leading economic sectors of M&A transactions by volume in 2017, representing approximately 23% of all the M&A transactions in Brazil. Internet companies were targets in 104 transactions, while entities belonging to the IT industry were parties to 88 deals in 2017. Those sectors surpassed traditional industries in Brazil such as food, beverage and oil & gas.